Utah, USA

Southern Utah National Parks

DURATION

7 Days

PRICE

$3,488

LEVEL

BADV_AbilityLevel_IconsIntermediate

DAILY DISTANCE

40-80 Miles

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

Cycling (bikes included) & Hiking

INCLUDED MEALS

All except one lunch and one dinner

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

Zion National Park. Capitol Reef National Park. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Kodachrome, Petrified Forest State Park. Natural Bridges. Grand Staircase, Escalante. Ride all these and more on this amazing tour that starts on one side of the state and finishes on the other. Pack in more arches, bridges and National Monuments than you can shake a spoke at.

National Parks on This Tour: Zion National Park | Capitol Reef National Park | Glen Canyon National Recreation AreaGrand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

This tour is operated under special use permit/s with the Bryce Canyon National Park, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Zion National Park. Bicycle Adventures is an equal opportunity provider.

Day 01

Meet in St. George. Bicycle through incredible, unstoppable Zion Canyon and into the red-brick town of Panguitch.

Meals

– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Quality Inn Bryce Canyon

Distance

80 miles (or less)

Elevation

+5880 ft / -3615 ft

Meet us in St. George to head out to the canyonlands. Test out your bike, then ride through the wonders of Zion Canyon and out again via the stunning east entrance. Finish at the base of Red Canyon near Panguitch. Enjoy dinner at Bryce Canyon Lodge tonight with its magnificent view into the majestic amphitheater as your first appetizer!

Day 02

Ride Red Canyon, Kodachrome Basin and on to Escalante.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Slot Canyons Inn

Distance

75 miles

Elevation

+4308 ft / -4925 ft

Ride through Dixie National Forest’s stunning Red Canyon, arguably the most photographed area in Utah. Watch for goblin-like ‘hoodoos’ – nature-sculpted sandstone formations – punctuating the views. Continue bicycling through the tiny town of Tropic. Thrill to the wild colors of Kodachrome Basin. Stay in Escalante tonight.

Day 03

Ride from the orange-and-gold cliffs and canyons of Escalante to Boulder. Explore ancient Anasazi ruins. Spend the next two nights at Boulder Mountain Lodge.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Boulder Mountain Lodge

Distance

33 miles

Elevation

+2813 ft / -2322 ft

Ride the heart of legendary Escalante – Grand Staircase National Monument today. The Devils Backbone and its challenging pitches and expansive views await! This afternoon, explore ancient Anasazi ruins, get a massage or put in some additional riding. Spend two nights here, at Boulder Mountain Lodge.

Day 04

Rest day in Boulder. Or not. Hike, climb, or...go for a nice long bike ride.

Meals

– Breakfast

Lodging

Boulder Mountain Lodge

Plenty of options today: take a morning 6-mile round trip hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls. The pictographs alone make this hike well worth it. The falls make it even better! Get a massage, enjoy the bird sanctuary or the hot tub or…go for a nice long bike ride. The adventure is yours to choose.

Day 05

Today: The Queen Stage! Grand Staircase, Capitol Reef, and the center of Utah's Grand Circle.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Whispering Sands Motel

Distance

86 miles

Elevation

+5348 ft / -7676 ft

Today’s ride is nothing short of amazing, crammed with rock spires and fluted walls! Ride up through Grand Staircase and out again beside the Fremont River. Enjoy the incredible scenery of Capitol Reef. Then coast down into Hanksville, in the center of Utah’s Grand Circle.

Day 06

Hanksville to Glen Canyon to Lake Powell: from the desert to the waters.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch
– Dinner

Lodging

Defiance House Lodge

Distance

66 miles

Elevation

+3749 ft / -4336 ft

Ride from tiny Hanksville – once a supply post for Butch Cassidy – to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Bullfrog Bay. Lots of changes in scenery today: from desert scrub to unique rock formations to mountain peaks. Finish off with a great downhill to the dark blue waters of Lake Powell.

Day 07

Colorado and Dirty Devil Rivers.

Meals

– Breakfast
– Lunch

Distance

25 miles

Elevation

+1375 ft / -2274 ft

Shuttle to Leprechaun Canyon to cycle with red rock walls on both sides. Marvel at the views from the Hite Overlook. American West Travel calls it an outstanding roadside stop. “Lake Powell is extremely low here so the vistas provide a good idea of what Glen Canyon might have looked like before it was largely drowned by the Glen Canyon Dam, which was completed in 1963.” Head onward to cross the Colorado and Dirty Devil Rivers. Then we’ll take you on to Durango for your trip home.

 

*Bicycle Adventures operates under special use permits while on Federal Lands managed by the National Forest Service (USDA), National Parks and Bureau of Land Management. In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination: write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, Room 326-W, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (202) 720-5964 (voice and TDD). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. 

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