Transportation to and from your destination or the Four Season Guides trip meeting location is important. Depending on where your trip originates, you will want to use one of the following links to help you get there. You will also find helpful information related to pre/post-trip lodging, meeting times/locations, and luggage/vehicle storage. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us via email or call us at 928-525-1552.

Airports

Flagstaff – Pulliam Airport
Phoenix – Sky Harbor Airport (2.5 hours from Flagstaff)

Shuttle Service

Groome Transportation: 928-350-8466   https://groometransportation.com/
Providing service from Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff and Flagstaff to South Rim

Rental Cars

Avis: (800) 331-1212
Budget: (800) 218-7992
Enterprise: (800) 261-7331
Hertz: (800) 654- 3131

Meeting Time/Location:
Grand Canyon & Havasu Falls Trips

We will hold a pre-trip orientation at 4:30pm the evening prior to your trip’s departure at the Embassy Suites hotel in Flagstaff. Departure times and logistics for the following morning will be discussed at the orientation. Most trips will depart by 6am.

We will provide all transportation to/from trailheads for the duration of the trip. We will pick you up at your hotel in Flagstaff and return you there at the trip’s conclusion. Guests staying at the Embassy Suites (recommended) or Hampton Inn & Suites can leave their personal/rental cars at the hotel. Please check with your hotel about the availability for luggage storage. Most hotels will accommodate this for a nominal fee. Many guests leave extra luggage in their rental cars.

*Bright Angel Loop with Mule Support trips will meet at Grand Canyon’s South Rim at 5pm the evening prior to the trip’s departure. We do not provide transportation and guests will need to pay the park entrance fees upon arrival. Refer to your trip information packet for details.

Lodging Suggestions

Flagstaff
There are many hotel and motel accommodations in Flagstaff for the night prior to your trip departure. We highly recommend you make your reservations as early as possible. The hotels in Flagstaff have been known to sell out. We have arranged discounted rates at the Embassy Suites and the Hampton Inn & Suites and recommend you take advantage of this. If booking online, please use the booking code provided in your trip information packet. When reserving your rooms by phone, be sure to mention you are with Four Season Guides.

Embassy Suites: (928) 774-4333 *Preferred hotel & location of pre-trip orientation.
Hampton Inn & Suites West: (928) 913-0900
Econolodge University: (928) 774-7326 *Walking distance to orientation location
Grand Canyon Hostel: (888) 442-2696

Within Grand Canyon National Park:
To make a reservation on the South Rim call Xanterra Parks & Resorts at (888) 297-2757. You may also make reservations online at www.grandcanyonlodges.com. They begin taking reservations 13 months in advance and it is recommended to make your reservation as early as possible.

Tusayan (5 miles south of Park Entrance)
Best Western Squire Inn: (928) 638-2681
Grand Hotel: (928) 638-3333
Holiday Inn Express: (928) 638-3000
Red Feather Lodge: (928) 638-2414

Peach Springs (for Havasu Falls only):
Hualapai Lodge: (888) 255-9550

*There can be a time change when traveling from point to point in the southwest*

Airports

Flagstaff – Pulliam Airport
Phoenix – Sky Harbor Airport (2.5 hours from Flagstaff)

Shuttle Service

Groome Transportation: 928-350-8466   https://groometransportation.com/
Providing service from Phoenix Airport to Flagstaff and Flagstaff to South Rim

Rental Cars

Avis: (800) 331-1212
Budget: (800) 218-7992
Enterprise: (800) 261-7331
Hertz: (800) 654- 3131

Meeting Time/Location:

We will hold a pre-trip orientation at 4:30pm the evening prior to your trip’s departure at the Embassy Suites hotel in Flagstaff. Departure times and logistics for the following morning will be discussed at the orientation. Most trips will depart by 6am.

We will provide all transportation to/from trailheads for the duration of the trip. We will pick you up at your hotel in Flagstaff and return you there at the trip’s conclusion. Guests staying at the Embassy Suites (recommended) or Hampton Inn & Suites can leave their personal/rental cars at the hotel. Please check with your hotel about the availability for luggage storage. Most hotels will accommodate this for a nominal fee. Many guests leave extra luggage in their rental cars.

Lodging Suggestions

Flagstaff
There are many hotel and motel accommodations in Flagstaff for the night prior to your trip departure. We highly recommend you make your reservations as early as possible. The hotels in Flagstaff have been known to sell out. We have arranged discounted rates at the Embassy Suites and the Hampton Inn & Suites and recommend you take advantage of this. If booking online, please use the booking code provided in your trip information packet. When reserving your rooms by phone, be sure to mention you are with Four Season Guides.

Embassy Suites: (928) 774-4333 *Preferred hotel & location of pre-trip orientation.
Hampton Inn & Suites West: (928) 913-0900
Econolodge University: (928) 774-7326 *Walking distance to orientation location
Grand Canyon Hostel: (888) 442-2696

Peach Springs (if coming from Las Vegas):
Hualapai Lodge: (888) 255-9550

*Guests staying in Peach Springs will miss the pre-trip orientation and should schedule a phone orientation about 5 days prior to your trip’s start date.

Airports

Las Vegas McCarran International – Zion, Bryce, & Escalante trips (2 hours from St. George, UT)
St. George Municipal Airport – Zion, Bryce, & Escalante trips
Grand Junction Regional Airport – Moab & Canyonlands trips (2 hours from Moab, UT)
Salt Lake City International – Moab & Canyonlands trips (4 hours from Moab, UT)
Moab Airport – Moab & Canyonlands trips (limited daily service from Denver, CO)

Shuttle Service

St. George Shuttle (Las Vegas to St. George): (435) 628-8320
Canyon Country Shuttle(Las Vegas to St. George): (435) 272-4495
Canyonlands Shuttle (Grand Junction to Moab): (435) 210-4757
Roadrunner Shuttle (Moab): (435) 259-9402
Big Horn Express (Salt Lake City to Moab): (888) 655-7433

Rental Cars

Avis: (800) 331-1212
Hertz: (800) 654- 3131
National: (800) 227-7368
Thrifty: (800) 367-2277

Meeting Time/Location:

Zion, Bryce, Escalante Trips

You will meet your guide at the Hilton Garden Inn in St. George at 7pm the evening prior to your trip’s scheduled departure for a pre-trip orientation. If you are staying at a different St. George hotel, please let us know if you need a ride to the orientation. Departure times and logistics for the following morning will be discussed at the orientation. Most trips will depart by 7am.

We will provide all transportation to/from trailheads for the duration of the trip.

Moab Trips

You will meet your guide at pre-determined location in Moab at 7am the morning of your trip’s scheduled departure for a brief pre-trip orientation.

We will provide all transportation to/from trailheads for the duration of the trip.

Lodging Suggestions

Both St. George and Moab have numerous lodging options. We suggest booking your pre/post-trip lodging as early as possible. Special events and popular weekends in both cities can lead to hotels selling-out completely many months in advance.

St. George Suggested Lodging

We have arranged discounted rates at the Hilton Garden Inn and recommend you take advantage of this. All Zion, Bryce, & Escalante trips will meet here for your pre-trip orientation and depart from this location the following morning.

Hilton Garden Inn Inn: (435) 634-4100, preferred hotel & orientation location

Fairfield Inn by Marriott: (435) 673-6066

Hyatt Place: (435) 656-8686

Comfort Inn at Convention Center: (435) 628-8544

Moab Suggested Lodging

Best Western Greenwell Inn: (800) 780-7234

Best Western Canyonlands Inn: (800) 780-7234

La Quinta Inn: (435) 259-8700

Big Horn Lodge: (800) 325-6171

*There can be a time change when traveling between states in the southwest*

Airports

Fresno Yosemite International Airport: Drive north on Highway 41 to Yosemite. Allow about 1.5 hours to the park’s South Entrance or 2.5 hours to Yosemite Valley.

San Francisco International Airport: About 4 hours (195 miles, 315km) from Yosemite Valley by private vehicle (use CA-120).

Oakland International Airport: About 4 hours (175 miles, 285km) from Yosemite Valley by private vehicle (use CA-120).

Merced Municipal Airport: The nearest commercial airport to Yosemite Valley, about 90 minutes from Yosemite’s Arch Rock Entrance and 110 minutes (85 miles, 135km) from Yosemite Valley by private vehicle (use CA-140).

Sacramento International Airport: About 4 hours (185 miles, 295km) from Yosemite Valley by private vehicle (use CA-120).

Reno/Tahoe International Airport: When the Tioga Road is open (late spring to mid-autumn only), about 5 hours (215 miles, 340km) from Yosemite Valley by private vehicle (use CA-120). However, it can be a good option for trips starting in the Tuolumne Meadows area.

Shuttle Service

The free Valley Shuttle runs on a continuous loop through Yosemite Valley throughout the day all year-round. Park your car at your hotel or campground, or use the day parking lots located in Yosemite Village and Half Dome Village. The Valley Shuttle stops at all lodging and camping venues as well as the major eateries, shopping areas, popular attractions and trailheads. During the winter the Yosemite Valley Shuttle system operates 7am – 10pm and runs every 30 min. In the summer, buses run every 5 – 10 minutes.

YART-Yosemite Area Regional Transportation

Visit www.yarts.com for those that do not want to rent a car. You can catch the AMTRAK Train from San Francisco to Merced and then use the YART to get into the park. YART is also available from Fresno.

Rental Cars

Avis: (800) 331-1212
Budget: (800) 218-7992
Enterprise: (800) 261-7331
Hertz: (800) 654- 3131

Meeting Time/Location:

For most trips, we will hold a pre-trip orientation at 5pm the evening prior to your trip’s departure in either Half Dome Village in Yosemite Valley. Departure times and logistics for the following morning will be discussed at the orientation.

For transportation to/from trailheads, we will use the Yosemite NP Shuttle Services.

Lodging Suggestions

Inside Yosemite National Park:

To make reservations for lodging inside the park, please contact DNC Parks & Resorts at 1-801-559-4884 or online at www.yosemitepark.com. They begin taking reservations 12 months in advance and it is recommended you make your reservation as early as possible.

Half Dome Village

Yosemite Valley Lodge

The Majestic Yosemite Hotel

Outside of the park:

Yosemite View Lodge (East side of the park)
Website / 209-379-2681

Yosemite Cedar Lodge (40 minutes from Yosemite Valley)
Website / 209-379-2612

Yosemite Blue Butterfly Inn
Website / 209-379-2100