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Bryce & Zion Bike Tour

Inspiration & Adrenaline in Utah's Red-Rock Canyons

  • Take in jaw-dropping Cedar Breaks National Monument, a lesser-known red-rock gem
  • Ride past whimsically shaped rock formations and Navajo sandstone cliffs
  • In Bryce, hike amid the hoodoos and spires of Queen's Garden
  • Spin past intriguing Checkerboard Mesa, sculpted and etched by weathering and erosion
  • Ascend to Angels Landing for views of Zion's soaring rock faces and a yawning canyon abyss

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.

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Get ready to experience awe-inspiring Cedar Breaks National Monument, a lesser-known red-rock gem with stone towers, canyons, columns and arches  Pedal through Snow Canyon's burnt orange and white Navajo sandstone cliffs Descend into meadows encircled 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—the dance of light and color over the mystical monoliths makes for an unforgettable performance.

Day 4 Ride past extraordinary rock formations, sculpted and etched by weathering and erosion  En route to Zion National Park, pedal along a bike path through Red Canyon, brimming with crimson-colored pinnacles, spires and hoodoos Approaching Mount Carmel, watch for the impressive white-sandstone Elkhart Cliffs.

Days 5-6 Soak up jaw-dropping views of Zion's soaring rock faces and yawning canyon abyss from Angels Landing —at nearly 1,500 feet above the valley, it's an epic hike!  Wading through the Narrows into the inner gorge of the Virgin River, where waterfalls and hanging gardens cascade down the walls, is exhilarating Take in the red and pink cliffs from the saddle as you bike along the car-free Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.

This trip exceeded my expectations -- and my expectations going in were pretty high! I had a great time.
Paul - Staunton, VA

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

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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 you will begin your hike with your leaders, who will hike with you as far as park service regulations allow. You will then explore the remainder of the 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!
$2,598 - $2,898
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(+$560 to $580 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

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Casual Inns

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 Dates & Prices tab.

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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

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)

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

Guest Reviews

There's no better way to find out about Backroads than by hearing it from the people who have traveled with us. For more about the Backroads Experience, read our Guest Testimonials.

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5.0

Wonderful trip

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from Staunton, VA

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This trip exceeded my expectations -- and my expectations going in were pretty high! I had a great time.

 
5.0

Far exceeded my expectations...such a fantastic trip!

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from Bend, OR

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Comments about Bryce & Zion Bike Tour:

What a wonderful trip. All 3 leaders were very well versed on the trip, the routes, historical perspective, and helpful info about local roads/trails.

 
5.0

Amazing trip with my kids.

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from Nashville TN

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Comments about Bryce & Zion Bike Tour:

Thank you for the terrific experience. Our family had a great trip. We all loved it. The support, comraderie, skill set of the leaders, scenery, were above expectations.

 
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Great trip in two iconic National Parks

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from Berkeley, CA

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Comments about Bryce & Zion Bike Tour:

Bryce & Zion Biking was a great way to visit two iconic national parks in one itinerary. This trip offers a mix of riding for all levels as well as some classic hikes. The enthusiasm of the trip leaders brought the region to life, and the variety of options for activities kept the trip lively and fun!

 
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Fantastic experience!

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from Missouri

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Amazing cycling through National Parks in Utah

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from Spokane WA

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Our Backroads cycling tour was so well organized. From the hotel pick up to the drop off at the end of our trip we felt that we were pampered.
Despite the age difference between the guides and ourselves, we were respected, complimented and taken care of all along the way. Our hotels, meals and apres ride libations were excellent.
The only suggestion we would make was to have Backroads pick the guests up at their hotel when the central meeting place was different. On our trip, this would have saved the guests time and effort for returning rental cars and hiring taxis to arrive at the meeting place.

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Dates & Prices

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.

Please click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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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.

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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 Zion Canyon Hiking (2—5 Miles; 100–1,500' elevation gain)
6 17 900
 

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* Includes shuttle.

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

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Bryce and Zion

It's about Going beyond the Obvious

We've offered this classic Southwest biking trip for 37 years, and it's never stopped evolving: we're constantly out on the road fine-tuning the experience, retaining what's great and changing parts that, for whatever reason, are no longer as special. That's the value of traveling with Bryce and Zion veterans: we show you the best of the region, exploring fascinating routes that go far beyond the usual tourist landmarks.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

The Value of Casual Inn Trips

In addition to the ideal balance of comfort and hospitality in our choice of lodgings, this Casual Inns trip 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.

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.

Navigate Your Way in Bryce and Zion

Your ride comes equipped with a Garmin Edge Explore 1000, the best bike-touring GPS device on the market. This is a Backroads exclusive, and it's included with your bike in Bryce and Zion. 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.

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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 the selection of dates below for your group of 8 or more. 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.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,598 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $2,998 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $3,898 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,098 pp dbl occ

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,698 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $3,198 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $4,498 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $4,898 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $5,698 pp dbl occ

Click on a date below for specific pricing and possible itinerary variations.

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