Utah & Arizona's National Parks Family Multi-Adventure Tour - 20s & Beyond
Majestic Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon
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.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Start/End St. George
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Witness the immensity of the colorful Grand Canyon, whose depth and grandeur are hard to believe
- Venture into Zion Canyon, where every trail provides a window into geologic wonders
- Hike amid bizarre and colorful hoodoos, pinnacles, spires and monoliths in photogenic Bryce Canyon
- Bike with your family through the crimson sandstone wonderland of Red Canyon—a spectacular ride!
6 Days Casual Hotels
Behold the Grand Canyon, one of the world's Seven Natural Wonders | Hike along a secluded trail to find forested views and wide-open vistas across the canyon to the majestic San Francisco Peaks | Take a drive to Cape Royal for superb vistas of the Colorado River as it slices through the earth | Kick up your feet and swap stories with your family and fellow travelers at the North Rim's historic Grand Canyon Lodge.
This 1920s rustic stone-and-wood lodge is perched above the grandeur of the remote North Rim.
Is this Earth or another planet? Crimson sandstone canyons, towering cliff walls, cascading waterfalls and hanging gardens await your discovery at Zion National Park | As you bike into the park you'll see how the cliffs—and even the road—change to vibrant shades of pink and red | After sunset, take in the amazing show under one of the darkest skies around | Picturesque routes abound in this hiker's paradise from relaxed walks past emerald pools to climbs up soaring cliffs that provide magnificent panoramic vistas | Consider a visit to the Zion Human History Museum or maybe you'd rather explore Springdale's shops and art galleries? The choice is yours!
Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge are spacious and offer views of Zion's stunning red cliffs. (pool)
Ride your bike along Zion's car-free Scenic Drive | Journey down the Grand Staircase into Arizona and learn about the fascinating geologic history of this immense sequence of sedimentary rock layers | Bryce Canyon's maze of pinnacles, spires and windows are a mesmerizing study in the power of erosion | Take a memorable hike through an impressive slot canyon where the walls are only 10 feet apart in places | Walk to Queen's Garden amid a vibrant labyrinth of hoodoos and vivid rock formations sprouting from the canyon floor | Look for Thor's Hammer, the Hunter and Queen Victoria | For your final family ride, bike among vermilion rocks and desert wildflowers, surrounded by sheer cliffs and more hoodoos.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.
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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Activity Level: 1-3
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.
Daily Route Options
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.
- 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
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.
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon and Grand Canyon Lodge 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.
The National Park Service has many regulations on hiking. In Zion National Park they limit where you can hike when accompanied by your 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." 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 and rides. Thank you for helping us cooperate with each park's regulations.