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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Teens & Kids

Majestic Utah & Arizona's National Parks

Best for ages 9+ (Ages 4+ ok) | Min. age to ride own bike: 7+ | Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Family — Teens & Kids

Activity Level: 1-3

Casual & Casual Plus Hotels

Can you believe it? The whimsical rock formations and spectacular views. The red, orange and yellow hues. And in this wonderland of slot canyons, pinnacles and bristlecone pine, your family gets to hike, bike, mule ride and rock climb. Watching the sun set at the surreal gorge's rim, you might just hear Dr. Seuss say: "Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one."

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Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multi-Adventure Tour map
Bryce, Zion & Grand Canyon Family Multi-Adventure Tour map

Utah & Arizona

Start/End St. George

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


  • Explore the Grand Canyon's rim by mule, just like the early pioneers (Just for kids)
  • View astonishing rock formations, river-carved canyons and sandstone cliffs in some of the country's best-known parks
  • Bike among crimson rocks, desert wildflowers and scampering wildlife to Red Canyon
  • Hike through an impressive slot canyon in Bryce, whose narrow walls are a feat of nature


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
Casual & Casual Plus Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Day 1

Discover Bryce Canyon's maze of spires, windows and pinnacles | Hike within a labyrinth of hoodoos and other vivid rock formations sprouting from the floor of Queen's Garden—nowhere else on Earth are they found in such a high concentration | Take your stargazing to a whole new level in our isolated location.

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 2-3

Grown-ups bike to Red Canyon, where youngsters join them for a breezy ride on a car-free path | Next you're on your way to an immense canyon over 277 miles long and nearly 18 miles wide! | Kids make like early pioneers, exploring the Grand Canyon's rim by mule | Adults enjoy the canyon's beauty on a hike of their choosing—maybe the North Kaibab Trail for a descent into the canyon or follow the Widforss Trail for an astounding view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks | A drive to Cape Royal provides superb views of the Colorado River as it slices through the earth | Follow the Widforss Trail for an astounding view of the majestic San Francisco Peaks | Put your feet up while gazing over the canyon from the lodge's balcony.

Exterior view of the hotel Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim
Grand Canyon National Park

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

Days 4-6

Watch as the high-desert cliffs of the Grand Staircase morph into vibrant shades of pink and red with the changing light | In Zion, hike through Gambel oak, pinyon pine and yucca to the Emerald Pools | ​Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes while parents choose from a plethora of hiking trails | Picturesque routes abound in this hiker's paradise, from easy walks past hanging gardens to unforgettable climbs providing panoramas of Zion's soaring sandstone | Cap off your trip with a spectacular bike ride along Zion's nearly traffic-free Scenic Drive.

The pool at Desert Pearl Inn
Desert Pearl Inn
Zion National Park
| Casual Plus Hotel

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

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.

Route notes

On this Family Trip, our biking routes follow gentle rolling terrain. Hiking routes include a few steep ascents and descents. Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary and mileage is moderate to enable you to spend more time exploring on your own.

Daily Route Options

* Includes shuttle.
Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 1400 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 9 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 19 miles | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 37 miles | 1700 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 100 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Walking & Hiking Options in Grand Canyon National Park 2–9 miles (600–2100 ft. gain)
Cape Royal Scenic Drive (3 hours)
Just For Kids
Mule Ride (1 hour) | min. age: 7+
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 2 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 5
Just For Kids
Canyoneering (6 hours) | min. age: 6+
Hiking Options in Zion National Park (2-8 miles; 200–2200 ft. gain)
Day 6
Level 1 | 18 miles | 1000 ft. gain

What's 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 accommodations on this trip reflect the natural surroundings of the national parks and provide unparalleled access to the best activities in the area, they are simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. Many buildings date back to the turn of the century and have only been minimally renovated, in accordance with park regulations. The Grand Canyon Lodge North Rim has basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation). 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

The National Park lodges we use on this trip are chosen for their character and ideal location—they are not known for their food. Meals at park lodges and the surrounding local restaurants 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.

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 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.

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