Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport
- Astonishing and beautiful geologic formations
- Revel in the magnificence of the Grand Canyon
- An impressive slot canyon in Bryce, whose walls are only ten feet apart in places
- Pedal among crimson rocks and desert wildflowers toward Red Canyon
- Splash your way through the Narrows in Zion
Adventures in the Phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona
You have to wonder. What did the first people think when they saw it? The Grand Canyon. The immensity of the chasm, plunging more than a mile at its deepest. Rocks nearly two billion years old. The vastness of the 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.
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 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 in Bryce, whose walls 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.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
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 Angel's 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!- Fort Meyers, FL
This trip fulfilled all my hopes, and confirmed NONE of my fears for the trip. My hope was to experience new activities, to discover new abilities in myself, and to push myself physically. I got chances to do all of that. My fear was that the trip leaders would be too demanding in terms of requiring everyone to do tons of activities and to "enjoy" tough things like biking in the rain. I was also afraid everyone on the trip would be more active than me, and more gung ho about hiking or biking in the cold or rain. None of this happened. I absolutely loved the trip.- Las Vegas, NV
We had a great time again with Backroads! The spectacular beauty of the Canyons speak for themselves and you help make it a fantastic experience. The leaders you provide are so well suited to their roles - making it a certainty that everyone in the family has a great time full of memories.- Allendale, NJ
Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens
Zion National Park, Utah (2 nights) A riverside oasis with a beach and lush gardens. (pool)
Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (2 nights) This 1920s rustic stone-and-wood lodge is perched above the grandeur of the remote North Rim.
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah (1 night) Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.
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New Mexico's Land of Enchantment
Texas Hill Country Biking New!
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Utah: Bryce & Zion Biking
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Utah: Moab & Canyonlands Biking New!
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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.
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|Other||Optional mule ride at the Grand Canyon (2 hours)|
|Other||Cape Royal scenic drive (2.5 hours round-trip)|
* Includes a shuttle