Utah, USA

Bryce & Zion National Parks

DURATION

6 Days

PRICE

$2,798

LEVEL

All Levels

DAILY DISTANCE

20-40 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included) & Hiking the Narrows

INCLUDED MEALS

All breakfasts. One lunch and one dinner on your own.

Discover and explore what we ultimately strive for in a cycling vacation–which is to simply “Pedal Happy”.

Bicycling Magazine’s editor called it “the most awe-inspiring and unique landscape I’ve ever pedaled through.” Bryce and Zion National Parks are a marvel. Mega-boulders of orange sandstone balance on razor-thin needles; arches glow with unearthly fire; slot canyons unspool between cliffs of gold and rose. Whether you are a novice or an experienced cyclist, this biking and hiking tour gives you an intimate encounter with the canyonlands – from curving roads to labyrinths, aspen forests and breathtaking panoramas.

Day 01

Meet in St. George. Ride from the giant Cedar Breaks amphitheater to Panguitch, then (if you wish) to the hotel near the entrance to Bryce Canyon.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Distance

56 miles (mostly downhill – the 15 mi. / +1200 ft afternoon climb into Bryce is optional)

Elevation

+2,148 ft / -4,942 ft

Meet us in St. George, Utah (public shuttle is available from the Las Vegas airport.) Begin riding just north of there, in Dixie National Forest’s Cedar Breaks National Monument — a huge amphitheater of amazing red and orange sandstone sculptures carved by the wind and rain. Pedal down a long, gradual hillside, descending through the aspens and pines of Dixie National Forest to the flat farmland around the town of Panguitch. Cycle past the vivid sandstone formations of Red Canyon on a paved bike path leading to Bryce Canyon National Park, where you’ll spend the next two nights.

Day 02

Ride from panoramic Rainbow Point in the morning and hike the Navajo / Queens Garden loop in the afternoon.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Distance

21 miles

Elevation

+926 ft / -2,372 ft

This morning, choose between a delightful 17-mile downhill ride from stunning Rainbow Point – or a more challenging ride there-and-back. After lunch, go for a hike into Bryce Canyon. Cone-shaped hoodoos resembling wizards and gnomes guard the path; ravens call down to them from above and beyond every curve lies a jaw-dropping view.

Day 03

Watch the sun rise over Bryce's hoodoos. Ride into Zion and up the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive - no cars are allowed.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Springhill Suites

Distance

35 miles

Elevation

+2038 ft / -3966 ft (NOTE: tunnel significantly skews these elevation gain/loss stats)

Start off with a sunrise hike to our favorite Bryce Canyon overlook. The statue-like hoodoos of the canyon appear to glow from within as the sun’s rays creep down the canyon walls. After breakfast, bicycle through ranch lands along the Sevier and Virgin Rivers into Zion National Park. Bicycling Magazine calls Zion “one of the world’s most beautiful places to ride.” Red cliffs tower beside the road as you descend the east side of the canyon; at the bottom, the six-mile cruise along the flat valley floor can take all afternoon as you stop to gaze up at the massive, multicolored heights. Zion doesn’t allow cars in this section of the park, making for an incredible bicycle ride. Spend the next three nights at the brand-new Springhill Suites.

Day 04

HIke to Angel's Landing atop the canyon walls.

Meals

– Breakfast

Lodging

Springhill Suites

Today we head out the West Rim Trail to panoramic vista points above the canyon walls. Head to Scouts Rest or Angel’s Landing, or a leisurely stroll to a beautiful waterfall.

Prefer to ride? Choose between scenic and challenging cycling options inside Zion National Park and on its border (no van support). Since the Park Service runs frequent free shuttle buses from our inn, through town, to the visitor center, and through Zion’s valley floor, you can customize your experience.

Day 05

Hike into the Narrows – a stunningly scenic slot canyon hailed as the ‘best hike in all the National Park System’.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Springhill Suites

Conditions permitting, we offer a river walk into the Virgin River’s Narrows – a stunningly gorgeous slot canyon with walls towering more than 1,000 feet high. The river covers the narrow canyon’s base wall-to-wall in places, so you’ll be wading in and out of ankle-deep water as you hike through a rock-walled passageway less than 50 feet wide. We supply walking sticks and wading boots for this unusual and fun experience.

Day 06

One last ride in Zion Canyon before we head downriver to Virgin for a celebratory lunch.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Distance

32 miles

Elevation

+1,549 ft / -1,915 ft

Ride the Canyon one last time before turning west along the Virgin River into open range land flanked by yet more fascinating geological features. The tour ends after lunch with a 45-minute shuttle back to St. George.

Dates
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
Availability
Dates
Single Supplement
Price
$729
This is not required. It is an optional fee to allow a solo traveler to guarantee a private room for the duration of the tour.
Dates
May 10, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
May 17, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
May 24, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
May 31, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Jun 7, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Jun 14, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Jun 21, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Jun 28, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Aug 23, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Aug 30, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Sep 6, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Sep 13, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Sep 20, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Sep 27, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open
Dates
Oct 4, 2020
Guaranteed
This means that the tour will definitely depart as scheduled and not be canceled.
Price
$2,798
Availability
Open

Ready for Your Next Adventure?