Zion & Snow Canyon Multisport
- Sand dunes, cinder cones and towering sandstone cliffs in Snow Canyon State Park
- Follow part of the St. George Ironman route on your way to Gunlock State Park
- Trek through the Narrows in Zion
- A thrilling hike to Angels Landing, bringing you nearly 2,000 feet above the valley
- Bike along car-free Zion Canyon Scenic Drive
Southwest Utah's Red Rock Splendor
Snow Canyon State Park and Zion National Park set an incredible stage for our adventure in southwest Utah. Sculpted and scoured over hundreds of millions of years, these lands reveal the depths of geologic time with dramatic clarity. Soaring sandstone walls and monoliths. Deep fissures and vast mesas. All in a palette of pinks, reds, oranges and browns, almost too brilliant to believe. It's a boundless panorama of geologic eye candy. With the power to spellbind.
Days 1-2 Sand dunes, cinder cones and towering cliffs in Snow Canyon State Park Hike along the canyon rim amid red and white Navajo sandstone and black lava rock, then descend into its depths Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as coyotes, roadrunners and quail Scramble on petrified dunes for superb views of ancient lava flows, serpentine washes and massive stone domes Follow part of the St. George Ironman route on your way to Gunlock State Park You can spot the rim of Zion Canyon from here!
Day 3 Get set for an exhilarating adventure in the Narrows - one of Backpacker magazine's "Best Hikes Ever" - a trek through the inner gorge of the Virgin River amid waterfalls, hanging gardens and sheer sandstone up to 1,000 feet high Hike to a well-preserved collection of petroglyphs, chiseled into the soft rock thousands of years ago by ancestral Puebloans With imposing crimson cliffs and enormous monoliths all around, it's only natural to be awestruck in Zion National Park!
Days 4-5 It's a thrilling hike to Angels Landing, bringing you nearly 1,500 feet above the valley for a 360-degree panorama of soaring sandstone Or, if heights aren't your thing, you can experience the park's grandeur on a stunning hike through cottonwood, box elder and Gambel oak trees to Emerald Pools Take in towering rock walls as you bike along the car-free Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
Guests Reviews About This Trip
Backroads' long history in southwest Utah - as well as our Trip Leaders who return year after year to share their local knowledge, lore and affection for the area - ensures that you enjoy the most rewarding experience possible. This trip is no exception. We've transformed the natural splendor of Snow Canyon and Zion National Park into an amazing adventure showcasing our favorite spots to hike and bike. And we embellish nature's handiwork with creature comforts, from luxurious lodging to memorable cuisine. You can indulge in a soothing spa treatment at Red Mountain Resort; and on the banks of the Virgin River, the Desert Pearl is indeed a gem, with vistas of Zion's soaring amber cliffs from room balconies.- Regional Manager, North America
Red Mountain Resort
Ivins (2 nights) Blending seamlessly into a landscape of vivid red rock formations and black lava gardens, this resort features a world-class spa, tailored fitness programs and an adventure concierge. (pool, spa)
Desert Pearl Inn
Zion National Park (2 nights) This welcoming riverside lodge has views of the stunning red cliffs of Zion. (pool)
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 any open date in next year's lineup for your group of 8 or more - just book by December 31st of this year. 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
|2 - 3 guests $3,998 pp dbl. occ.||8 - 9 guests $2,898 pp dbl. occ.|
|4 - 5 guests $3,598 pp dbl. occ.||10 - 11 guests $2,398 pp dbl. occ.|
|6 - 7 guests $3,198 pp dbl. occ.||12 or more guests $2,098 pp dbl. occ.|
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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* Includes a shuttle