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  • Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Breakaway Multisport Tour
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  • Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Breakaway Multisport Tour
  • Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Breakaway Multisport Tour
  • Backroads Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Breakaway Multisport Tour
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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Breakaway Multisport Tour

 
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The Phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona

  • Astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and soaring cliffs 
  • Hike amid bizarre and colorful hoodoos, spires and monoliths in Bryce 
  • A spectacular ride through the crimson sandstone wonderland of Red Canyon
  • Gaze in awe at the immensity of the Grand 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 with your family, feel free to wonder.  

Bryce Zion Utah Map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 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 your family has 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.

Day 3 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.

Day 4 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.

Days 5-6 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.

Big-time fun on a big-time scale is yours for the taking! Backroads takes you to the phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona to explore the timeless natural playgrounds of the American Southwest. Hike into to the world-renowned Grand Canyon, where scenic walks (and perhaps even a mule ride) await, discover the surreal landscape of Bryce with its towering hoodoos, and venture along one of the many trails that zigzag through the spectacular cliffs of Zion Canyon. Plenty of activity options and free time to explore at your leisure make this a fantastic family adventure!
Linda Cassell - Regional Manager - North America

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

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

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!
$2,898
pp dbl. occ.
(+$550 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

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St. George, Utah

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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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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.

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.

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Cliffrose Lodge & Gardens

Zion National Park (2 nights)

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

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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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Timeless natural playgrounds of the American Southwest

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Big-time fun on a big-time scale is yours for the taking! Backroads takes you to the phenomenal National Parks of Utah & Arizona to explore the timeless natural playgrounds of the American Southwest. Hike into to the world-renowned Grand Canyon, where scenic walks (and perhaps even a mule ride) await, discover the surreal landscape of Bryce with its towering hoodoos, and venture along one of the many trails that zigzag through the spectacular cliffs of Zion Canyon. Plenty of activity options and free time to explore at your leisure make this a fantastic family adventure!

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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 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
 

Note:

* 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.

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.

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.

Kids Who Aren't Kids Anymore

Only Backroads offers active trips in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon designed for families with older teens and 20-somethings. Our Family Breakaway trips are aimed at you and the amazingly grownup members of your clan—whether they're almost high school grads, already in college or further along. Find out more in this blog post.

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, Zion and Grand Canyon

Backroads has the best-qualified people to lead your trip in Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon, 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.

Your Trip Will Run. Period.

Under our Book with Confidence policy, your Backroads trip will run even for a single family of three or four people, 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.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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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 a large selection of dates for your group of 8 or more. 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.

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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

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

8 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 8 OR MORE GUESTS 16 AVAILABLE TO BOOK FOR 16 OR MORE GUESTS RESERVED

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