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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport Adventure Tour

 
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The Phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona

  • View astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and soaring cliffs 
  • Gaze in awe at the immensity of the Grand Canyon
  • Hike amid bizarre and colorful hoodoos, spires and monoliths in Bryce 
  • Take a spectacular ride through the crimson sandstone wonderland of Red Canyon
  • Venture through the Narrows in Zion—one of Backpacker magazine's "Best Hikes Ever"

You have to wonder. What did the first people think when they saw the Grand Canyon. This chasm plunging more than a mile at its deepest. Rocks nearly two billion years old. Vast sun-soaked plateaus. It's incredible. And it's only a third of the trip. Bryce and Zion await with their own wealth of epic moments. While you're here, feel free to wonder. 

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Itinerary

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 1,500 feet above the valley for a 360-degree panorama of Zion's soaring sandstone Or tackle the thrilling hike to Observation Point, offering over 2,000 feet of gain along with spectacular views of Zion's backcountry.

Days 3-4 After cycling along Zion's crimson-colored roads, revel in the magnificence of 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 pinnacles, spires and windows are a mesmerizing study in the power of erosion  Hike through a slot canyon with walls that are only 10 feet apart in places Imagine you've landed on another planet as you walk to Queen's Garden amid a vibrant labyrinth of hoodoos and vivid rock formations sprouting from the canyon floor Pedal among vermilion rocks and desert wildflowers toward Red Canyon, along a quiet bike path surrounded by sheer cliffs and more hoodoos.

Another successful Backroads experience. Thanks for a great trip, excellent leaders and fun daily activities. I think Backroads does an excellent job at choosing group leaders. Tommaso, Ally and Andrew made the trip a success. They were knowledgeable and informative about the places we visited, the geological history, and what we were going to experience on activities. They coordinated all of the logistics, so that everything went off smoothly. Congrats to all and thank you, Backroads.
Rob G. - New York

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

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim are fairly rustic national park lodges that reflect their natural surroundings. While these historic hotels offer simpler accommodations than is typical of Backroads lodging, they've been selected because of their unparalleled access to the best riding and hiking 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, customer service in the national parks can seem casual and slow when compared with the high standards of hospitality found on other Backroads trips. 

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. They'll also be unable to hike with you in Grand Canyon National Park. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes. Permit restrictions also dictate that your leaders won't be able to offer route support on the optional bike ride at the Grand Canyon. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations!
$2,798 - $2,898
pp dbl. occ.
(+$530 to $550 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

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Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Zion National Park (2 nights)

A riverside oasis with a beach and lush gardens. (pool)

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon Lodge - North Rim

Grand Canyon National Park (2 nights)

This 1920s rustic stone-and-wood lodge is perched above the grandeur of the remote North Rim.

Bryce Canyon Lodge

Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon National Park (1 night)

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

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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Good Times in the Canyons!

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from New York

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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport Adventure Tour:

Another successful Backroads experience. Thanks for a great trip, excellent leaders and fun daily activities. I think Backroads does an excellent job at choosing group leaders. Tommaso, Ally and Andrew made the trip a success. They were knowledgeable and informative about the places we visited, the geological history, and what we were going to experience on activities. They coordinated all of the logistics, so that everything went off smoothly. Congrats to all and thank you, Backroads.

 
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Great trip and great guides!

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from Rhode Island

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One of the best vacation experiences we've ever had. The buffet lunches were excellent

 
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from San Francisco, CA

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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport Adventure Tour:

It has been a long time since my mom and I had the opportunity to get away together, and this trip was a perfect adventure. On top of the Backroads trip itself, we had fun adding time in Las Vegas. All you really need is one night in Vegas to feel the sin seep in, and this made us even more excited to meet the group and get started. While my one complaint would be that there is substantial time spent in the van between the National Parks, there really is no way around it in order to see all three. We absolutely loved the hiking and biking because it was challenging, but it wasn't too hard that we were toasted at night and not able to enjoy the company of each other and the group. Our leaders Zach, Josh and Anderson were the best, making even the transitions between the activities a worthwhile experience. While the parks are certainly a highlight - this trip was proof that it's all about the journey and less about the destination.

 
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I loved travelling with Backroads.

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Comments about Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multisport Adventure Tour:

Was a great, well planned and executed trip to the canyons. The experience level of the guides, accomodations, equipment and travel arrangements exceeded my expectations. I have recommended your company to several friends and hope to travel with you again sometime.

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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.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-3

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 Activity 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 Walking/Hiking 2 200 5 400
2 Walking/Hiking 3 400 3 1000 4 1500 6 1900
3 Biking 17 900
Walking/Hiking 2 100
4 Biking 22 1800 44 3000
Walking/Hiking 2* 500 7 2500
Walking/Hiking 5* 100 10 500
Other Cape Royal Scenic Drive (2 Hours Round-Trip)
5 Walking/Hiking 3 600 6 1300
6 Biking 9* 250 34 1600
Biking 17 350
 

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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, Zion and Grand Canyon

Shuttling Doesn't Count as an Activity

The Southwest is a big place, so a bit of shuttling is inevitable if you want to explore a few of the area's spectacular national parks. But some companies take that way too far, arranging a three-hour shuttle that only gains you a half-day in the next park. This is where it helps to have 37 years of experience designing trips in this region. At Backroads we minimize shuttles so you have time to explore properly – because we believe that active travel should live up to its name.

More Leaders to Support You

On our Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon trips we have an extra leader supporting you along the road and trail—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.

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon 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.

A Second Van When You Need It

Backroads is the only active travel company providing two support vans in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon—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.

Get the Most Out of Each Day

Coordinating multiple activities throughout a single day can be tricky, but with Backroads you'll never know it. When you explore Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon with us, you switch activities seamlessly without missing a beat. We invented the multisport concept, and we're constantly adding new dimensions and fine-tuning the experience to make it even more enjoyable.

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.

We Were Born Here (in 1979)

Backroads has been inviting active travelers to explore our own backyard since Jimmy Carter was in the White House. We offer more trips than anyone else in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon, and we've spent more years finding the best ones. What keeps it real is having a consistent vision and the same passionately committed leadership for nearly four decades.

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.

We Invented the Multisport Trip

After 30 years of creating Backroads Multisport Adventures, our trip designers know how to blend the perfect balance of biking and hiking with other activities to showcase the best of a region. And then they arrange the seamless transitions that would be so hard to orchestrate on your own—adding dimensions to your trip that are exciting, inspiring and just plain fun.

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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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. 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 $5,298 pp dbl occ

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