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Utah's Bryce & Zion Bike Tour

National Park Red-Rock Wonders

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 2-4

Casual Hotels

From: $3,599 - $3,749 pp dbl occ

($1,100 for sgl occ) plus 6.75% 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 on our Bryce & Zion National Parks Bike Tour. 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.

Utah Bryce & Zion Bike Tour map
Utah Bryce & Zion Bike Tour map


Start/End St. George

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.


  • 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 National Park
  • Pedal through Red Canyon, surrounded by monoliths with vibrant shades of red and pink
  • Hike in Bryce Canyon amid the otherworldly hoodoos and spires of Queen's Garden and Inspiration Point


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

At the heart of the Colorado Plateau lies Utah's spectacular canyon country | Pedal through a landscape of orange and white Navajo sandstone cliffs, a place the early Mormon pioneers called Snow Canyon.

Exterior view of The Advenire
The Advenire
St. George
| Casual Hotel

A modern boutique hotel in the heart of historic downtown, The Advenire celebrates the area's Western heritage with its pioneer chic decor and features a rooftop terrace with amazing views and a hot tub.

Days 2-3

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 | Explore an otherworldly wonderland during a ride to Rainbow Point | Hike on aptly named trails such as Sunrise, Inspiration and Queen's Garden for a new perspective amid the area's famous hoodoos | Grab your camera and a seat on the canyon rim to watch the sun set—an unforgettable performance.

Lobby View of Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Bryce Canyon
| Casual Hotel

Providing modern comforts and amenities, this full-service hotel is situated just outside Bryce Canyon National Park. (pool)

Days 4-6

Witness extraordinary rock formations en route to Zion as you pedal through Red Canyon, brimming with crimson-colored pinnacles, spires and more hoodoos | Watch for the impressive white-sandstone Elkhart Cliffs and geometric Checkerboard Mesa | Cool off with a dip in the pool or relax in a steaming hot tub at our hotel near the Virgin River | 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 stunning (and car-free!) Zion Canyon to end your biking adventure.

Exterior view of Cable Mountain Lodge
Cable Mountain Lodge
| Casual Hotel

Situated just steps from the park's south entrance, this lodge offers panoramic views of Zion's cliffs and private access to the Virgin River. (pool)

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Activity Level: 2-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. Several routes and a range of levels are offered each day so you can choose how much or how little activity you want to do. Learn more about how we determine activity levels.

Route notes

Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Level 1 | 16 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 28 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 2 | 33 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 3 | 46 miles* | 1700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 56 miles | 2300 ft. gain
Day 3
Level 2 | 16 miles* | 700 ft. gain
Level 4 | 37 miles* | 3100 ft. gain
Level 4 | 41 miles | 3200 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 7 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 4
Level 1 | 12 miles* | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 24 miles* | 600 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 4 | 49 miles* | 2100 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking Options in Zion National Park (2–8 miles; 200–2,200 ft. gain)
Day 6
Level 1 | 17 miles | 1100 ft. gain

What's Included

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2
Canyon Endurace SLX 9 Di2

Ride like a pro with the top-of-the-line carbon Canyon Endurace CF SLX 9 Di2. A performance-first flagship endurance bike engineered for comfort and race-level riding.

$650 rental fee; subject to availability

Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Co-Motion Torpedo Tandem Bike
Tandem Bike

This hand-built frame features Co-Motion's custom-designed cro-moly steel tubeset, powerful Avid disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra drive train, and a custom, upgraded wheelset. For experienced tandem riders.
$400 rental fee

Also Included

  • All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 4 dinners
  • 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

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

While the Best Western Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel reflects the natural surroundings of the national park and provides unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, it is simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. Overall, the service standards can seem slow and casual when compared with the hospitality found on other Backroads trips. Please note that internet and cell phone service are extremely limited throughout the parks.

Meals in National Parks, Forests and Surrounding Areas

The properties we use on this trip are chosen for their character and ideal location—they are not known for their food. Meals can be simple and menu options tend to lack variety. Please be aware that options for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low-carb meals will be especially limited and substitutions are rarely available.


While Backroads strives to find roadways that are quiet and off the beaten track, some routes on this trip follow heavily trafficked roads. On Day 4 everyone shuttles to avoid a busier section of our 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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