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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport Tour

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Trip Highlights
  • Astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and soaring cliffs 
  • Gaze in awe at the immensity of the Grand Canyon
  • Hike amid bizarre and colorful hoodoos, spires and monoliths in Bryce 
  • A spectacular ride through the crimson sandstone wonderland of Red Canyon
  • Venture through the Narrows in Zion - one of Backpacker magazine's "Best Hikes Ever"

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Adventures in the Phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona

You have to wonder. What did the first people think when they saw the Grand Canyon. The immense chasm plunging more than a mile at its deepest. Rocks nearly two billion years old. The vast sun-soaked plateaus. Are the outcrops really those colors? The Colorado River - responsible for all the beauty - carving a tenacious path through the middle. It's incredible. Almost indescribable. And it's only a third of the trip. Bryce and Zion are waiting. Each with its own profusion of breathtaking moments. And as you're biking and hiking, feel free to just wonder.

Straight Talk We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a fairly rustic national park lodge that reflects its natural surroundings. While this historic hotel offers simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, it's been selected because of its unparalleled access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation).

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

Due to permit restrictions for all outfitters, your Backroads leaders can hike with you in Bryce Canyon National Park, but can't act as interpretive guides. They will be unable to hike with you in Grand Canyon National Park and are limited to guiding on certain trails in Zion National Park. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes.

Permit restrictions also dictate that your leaders won't be able to offer route support on the optional bike ride at the Grand Canyon.

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations & Service Standards

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is a fairly rustic national park lodge that reflects its natural surroundings. While this historic hotel offers simpler accommodations than the typical Backroads property, it's been selected because of its unparalleled access to the best riding and hiking in the region. Please note that the guest rooms are basic and are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation).

Generally speaking, service in the national parks can seem laid-back when compared with the high standards of service found on other Backroads trips.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking Without Your Leaders

Due to permit restrictions for all outfitters, your Backroads leaders can hike with you in Bryce Canyon National Park, but can't act as interpretive guides. They will be unable to hike with you in Grand Canyon National Park and are limited to guiding on certain trails in Zion National Park. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes.

Permit restrictions also dictate that your leaders won't be able to offer route support on the optional bike ride at the Grand Canyon.

Day 1 Splash your way through the Narrows in Zion, an exhilarating river hike through one of the most renowned slot canyons in the world - with small waterfalls and hanging gardens cascading down the rock faces.

Day 2 Picturesque routes abound in this hiker's paradise, from easy walks past emerald pools to the unforgettable climb to Angels Landing, bringing you nearly 2,000 feet above the valley for a 360-degree panorama of Zion's soaring sandstone.

Days 3-4 Revel in the magnificence of the Grand Canyon After cycling along Zion's crimson-colored roads, arrive at the Grand Canyon, one of the world's seven natural wonders Bike to Point Imperial, the North Rim's highest point  Choose from a variety of hikes including the secluded Widforss Trail for wide-open vistas across the canyon, or take the scenic drive to Cape Royal for superb views of the Colorado River as it slices through the earth.

Days 5-6 Bryce Canyon's maze of spires, windows and pinnacles Hike through a slot canyon with walls that are only ten feet apart in places On a walk to Queen's Garden, discover a labyrinth of hoodoos and vivid rock formations sprouting from the canyon floor Pedal among vermillion rocks and desert wildflowers toward Red Canyon, along a quiet bike path surrounded by sheer cliffs and more hoodoos.

Casual Inns

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens
Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Zion National Park (2 nights) A riverside oasis with a beach and lush gardens. (pool)

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park (2 nights) This 1920s rustic stone-and-wood lodge is perched above the grandeur of the remote North Rim.

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (1 night) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.

Guest Reviews About This Trip

This trip was a celebration of my 60th birthday and I will remember it always; the natural beauty of Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion, the camaraderie of the group, and the fantastic trip leaders who did everything in their power to personalize the trip and provide me with a great time that I will remember forever.
Roy Fruiterman- Delmar, NY
This was my first Backroads trip and it exceeded all my expectations. I met some great people, challenged myself to some adventures I didn't think I could accomplish, saw amazing things, overall had a fantastic time. The leaders were absolutely critical to that. They really cared and were very accommodating and flexible and could adapt to any situation. I am extremely pleased and look forward to the next trip!
Erica Eisner - Chicago, IL
Had one of the BEST vacations of my life! Saw amazing sites, did amazing things. The physical aspects of the trip pushed me just enough. I did things I never thought I could, like climb to the top of Angels Landing in Zion National Park. The guides were tremendous - very helpful, great preparation, evaluated everyone well. It was hard to come home. Thanks for a great getaway!
Gordon Kleinpell - Fort Meyers, FL

Trip Dates & Prices

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2014 CLASSIC DATES
September 2014
2015 CLASSIC DATES
May 2015
June 2015
July 2015
August 2015
September 2015

Don't see your ideal travel date? Call us at 800-462-2848 for Private Trip date availability.

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This Trip Is Rated Level 1-3

Routes For All Abilities
Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next-and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

Daily Route Options
Day Activity EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 Walking/Hiking 2 0 5 200
2 Walking/Hiking 3 400 4 1000 5 1500 8 2200
Walking/Hiking 4 1000
3 Biking 19 500
Walking/Hiking 2 100
4 Biking 22 1800 44 3000
Walking/Hiking 2 500 5 200 7 1500 10 500
Walking/Hiking 5 100
Other Cape Royal Scenic Drive (2 Hours Round-Trip)
5 Walking/Hiking 3 500 7 800
6 Biking 9* 100 29 1000
Biking 19 100
 
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* Includes a shuttle

Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities.

You can pick from a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. Call us for date availability.

If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or if your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you.

Pricing for Private Trips (prices may vary based on departure date)

2014

2 - 3 guests from $4,398 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,198 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $3,798 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $2,798 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,398 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,498 pp dbl. occ.

2015

2 - 3 guests from $4,698 pp dbl. occ. 8 - 9 guests from $3,298 pp dbl. occ.
4 - 5 guests from $3,898 pp dbl. occ. 10 - 11 guests from $2,798 pp dbl. occ.
6 - 7 guests from $3,498 pp dbl. occ. 12 or more guests from $2,498 pp dbl. occ.

For 35 years, Backroads has been perfecting the art of active travel. We are the Utah & Arizona tour experts. See our award-winning USA multisport tours, USA biking tours and USA walking and hiking tours.

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Walking/hiking, biking and more

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St. George, Utah

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All meals included except 1 dinner

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