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Bryce & Zion Bike Tour

RECENTLY REDUCED PRICE - $200 per person (new price is reflected)

Red-Rock Wonders in Utah's National Parks

From $2,699 - $2,799 pp dbl. occ. | 6 days / 5 nights

(+$600 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Riders love a challenge. And every great challenge brings a reward. Yours will come in the form of epic canyons, grand rock formations and lots of downhill. You'll marvel at how wind and water can produce such beautiful places. But most of all, just enjoy it. And when you return home, the challenge becomes finding routes that can live up to these.

We're here to help

Utah

Start/End St. George

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Highlights

  • Ascend through subalpine life zones to remarkable views of the Claron Formation, found in Cedar Breaks and Bryce Canyon National Parks
  • Spin past intriguing Checkerboard Mesa, sculpted and etched by eons of weathering and erosion, as you enter the famous Zion Canyon
  • Pedal along the canyon floor of Zion National Park, where red rock walls tower on all sides
  • Hike in Bryce Canyon amid the otherworldly hoodoos and spires of Queen's Garden and Inspiration Point
Utah

Start/End St. George

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Pedal through Snow Canyon's orange and white Navajo sandstone cliffs | Experience awe-inspiring Cedar Breaks National Monument, a lesser-known gem with stone towers, canyons, columns and arches | Descend into meadows ringed by quaking aspen and ponderosa pine | Spin across the high desert to Bryce Canyon, where visibility on a clear day exceeds 100 miles.

Day 3 Explore the otherworldly wonderland of Bryce Canyon National Park during a ride to Rainbow Point and hikes on such aptly named trails as Sunrise, Inspiration and Queen's Garden | Grab your camera and a seat on the canyon rim to watch the sun set—an unforgettable performance.

Day 4 Witness extraordinary rock formations en route to Zion as you pedal through Red Canyon, brimming with crimson-colored pinnacles, spires and hoodoos | Watch for the impressive white-sandstone Elkhart Cliffs and geometric Checkerboard Mesa.

Days 5-6 Choose your adventure! Picturesque routes abound in this hiker's paradise from easy walks past emerald pools to unforgettable climbs providing panoramas of Zion's soaring sandstone | Enjoy a quiet morning ride through car-free Zion Canyon.

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

2019 Private Trip Pricing
  • 10 or more guests: from $2,699 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,199 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,399 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,699 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,899 pp dbl occ

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The sky’s the limit! Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Whether you're looking for a honeymoon trip for 2, a 30-person family reunion or a 100-person corporate trip, we can do it all. A dedicated Custom Trip Consultant will work closely with you to bring your dreams to reality. Call us at 800-462-2848 to speak with your Custom Trip Consultant or click on the button below.

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Prices

From $2,699 - $2,799 pp dbl. occ.
6 days / 5 nights

(+$600 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Casual Hotels*

Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa
Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa

Brian Head (1 night)

Bryce Canyon Lodge, Utah
Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (2 nights)

Desert Pearl Inn
Desert Pearl Inn

Zion National Park (2 nights)

* Casual Plus

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 2-4

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Bryce and Zion

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Casual Hotels*

Accommodations may vary based on departure date. Any difference from what is listed below can be found by clicking on your desired date on the View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Cedar Breaks Lodge and Spa

Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa

Brian Head (1 night)

A mountainside hotel with views of pristine alpine forests. (pool, spa)

Bryce Canyon Lodge, Utah

Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (2 nights)

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.

Desert Pearl Inn

Desert Pearl Inn

Zion National Park (2 nights)
* Casual Plus

Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge have balconies overlooking the stunning red cliffs of Zion. (pool)

This Trip Is Rated Levels 2-4

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 (drag to see full )

Daily Route Options
Day 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 23 500
2 38* 1600 54* 3000 64 3700
3 18* 900 34 2900
Bryce Canyon Hiking (3-7 Miles; 300-1,600' elevation gain)
4 24* 400 33* 600 41* 900 55* 2200
68* 2900
85* 3100
5 Hiking Options in Zion National Park (2-8 Miles; 200–1,200' elevation gain)
6 17 900
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners

Available Bike Options

The key to a stellar day’s ride is a bike that’s perfectly in tune with your cycling style… Backroads has you covered with the best bike fleet in the world! Read on for your available bike options for this trip.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Performance Road Bike (Included)

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem ($400 rental fee)

Do you prefer to spin in tandem with your partner? You'll love the Co-Motion Periscope Torpedo tandem on your Backroads trip. You can upgrade to a Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem on your trip.

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem (Upgrade)

Also Included

  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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

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 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.

Traffic

While Backroads strives to find roadways that are quiet and off the beaten track, some routes on this trip follow heavily trafficked roads. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier sections of the route.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many regulations on hiking. In Zion National Park they limit where you can hike when accompanied by your Backroads Trip Leaders. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions so you can explore certain trails on your own. In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as "interpretive guides." Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations.

Why Travel with Backroads in Bryce and Zion

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Bryce and Zion—because we know it's essential to ensure a truly great travel experience. It doubles our ability to be there when you need us to offer hydration, lighten your load or give you a lift if it's time to take a break. Read more on why two vans make all the difference.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Bryce and Zion trips to suit mixed abilities and varied interests—so you can set your own pace, then change things up as the day unfolds. And all guests are free to do the same, traveling together or apart, with no one cramping anyone else's style. Which sounds easy in theory, but it's hard to pull off. Here's more on how we do it.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Bryce and Zion trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road—for a total of three, compared to the industry standard two. So we can be in more places at once, giving personal attention to guests traveling at their own pace. Here's more on our Trip Leaders.

The Best Leaders in Bryce and Zion

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Bryce and Zion, and our guests back that up, rating our Trip Leaders an average of 9.75 out of 10 for all-around quality of performance. Get the facts (and no fluff) on how we recruit and develop the very best people for your trip.

The Value of Casual Hotels

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this trip featuring Casual Hotels includes nearly all of your meals, plus everything from cocktail receptions to the best snacks along the road. So there's rarely a need to reach for your wallet – we've got you covered.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for one or two people (or a family of three or four), subject to a nominal extra fee. Or transfer to another trip, and we'll give you a credit. It's all part of our trademark commitment to treating guests with integrity, transparency and total accountability. Read all the details.

Great Bikes Included

Our custom-designed titanium bikes are best in class. From avid cyclists to easygoing riders, we believe that everyone deserves a seriously great bike to match their riding style. Learn more about our bike fleet.

Navigate Your Way in Bryce and Zion

Your ride comes equipped with a GPS device, preloaded with all the routes and route options for your trip. If you prefer to bring your own device, we also have downloadable GPS files and of course, our good old paper directions are always available. Read more on why our navigation options are the best.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

Signature Backroads Picnics

Guests rave about our picnic spreads. Enjoy a welcome break in a scenic spot, or a quick refuel stop if you don't want to lose momentum. And because we have two vans, one can host lunch while the other is out providing support along the route.

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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

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 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.

Traffic

While Backroads strives to find roadways that are quiet and off the beaten track, some routes on this trip follow heavily trafficked roads. Of course, you're always welcome to jump in the shuttle to avoid the busier sections of the route.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many regulations on hiking. In Zion National Park they limit where you can hike when accompanied by your Backroads Trip Leaders. Your leaders will provide pre-walk briefings, maps and directions so you can explore certain trails on your own. In Bryce Canyon National Park, your leaders can hike with you but can't act as "interpretive guides." Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations.
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