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Bryce & Zion Multi-Adventure Camping Tour

Walk/Hike
Bike

Utah's Incredible Canyons

From $2,199 pp dbl. occ. | 5 days / 4 nights

Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Two national parks. Five glorious days. Countless ways to enjoy the outdoors. This trip will have you biking, hiking and camping in one of North America's most stunning regions—and sharing the fun with a fantastic bunch of travelers. Come join the friendliest group of adventurers around, and get set for good times!

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Start/End St. George

Bryce and Zion Utah Map

Highlights

  • Hike past Bryce Canyon's celebrated spires, sculpted hoodoos and lofty pinnacles in a mesmerizing and otherworldly landscape
  • Ascend to new heights as you hit your stride on the way to dramatic vistas of petrified sand dunes and river-chiseled gorges
  • Camp in comfort and style under a blanket of stars and the protective gaze of The Watchman, the most photographed icon in Zion National Park 
  • Pedal through quiet car-free Zion Canyon amid towering walls of Navajo sandstone carved by millions of years of water erosion
Utah

Start/End St. George

Bryce and Zion Utah Map

Itinerary

Day 1 Witness the otherworldly rock formations of Bryce Canyon, once described by settler Ebenezer Bryce as "a hell of a place to lose a cow" | Among these brilliant red spires, you'll feel as if you're hiking through a petrified forest—or on another planet | Follow the Fairyland loop as it encircles Boat Mesa for one of the most scenic day hikes in the park.

Day 2 Spend the morning exploring Bryce's main amphitheater where views of iconic hoodoos, Queen Victoria and Thor's Hammer, await | Hop on your bike for a spin through a winding colorful landscape | Take in the views at Rainbow Point where the entirety of the park stretches out before you | Swap stories and make new friends around the campfire.

Days 3-4 Biking out of Bryce, point your wheels downhill through peaceful Red Canyon | Take your pick of inspiring hikes in Zion National Park | Opt for canyon views on a hike to Observation Point | Don't mind getting wet? Trek through the inner gorge of the Virgin River amid hanging gardens and sheer cliffs | Maybe a stroll to Emerald Pools or tackling a dizzying climb to one of Zion's peaks is calling | Looking for a souvenir? Wander through charming Springdale's shops and art galleries | Watch the sunset from our campground, where The Watchman—a 6,555' peak—stands guard.

Day 5 Ready for one of the most bike-friendly roads in the West? The towering red cliffs along Zion's traffic-free Scenic Drive may challenge you to keep your eyes on the road | Or opt to learn more about American Indian culture and historic pioneer settlement at Zion's Human History Museum.

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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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 the selection of dates below for your group of 16 or more. If your party has fewer than 16 guests, or your preferred date is not available, call or email us and we'll work together to find a trip just for you.

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The sky’s the limit! Tell us what your dream trip would be and we'll make it happen! Whether you're looking for a honeymoon trip for 2, a 30-person family reunion or a 100-person corporate trip, we can do it all. A dedicated Custom Trip Consultant will work closely with you to bring your dreams to reality. Call us at 800-462-2848 to speak with your Custom Trip Consultant or click on the button below.

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Prices

From $2,199 pp dbl. occ.
5 days / 4 nights

Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

Deluxe Camping

Watchman Campground
Watchman Campground

Zion National Park (2 nights)

Camping shot
Ruby's Campground

Bryce Canyon (2 nights)

Activity Level

This trip is rated Levels 1-3

What's Included

Services and equipment are included.

Why Backroads

Why Travel with Backroads in Zion and Bryce

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Deluxe Camping

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 View Scheduled Dates or Private Dates tabs.

Watchman Campground

Watchman Campground

Zion National Park (2 nights)

Located along the Virgin River with soaring cliffs all around.

Camping shot

Ruby's Campground

Bryce Canyon (2 nights)

Sleep beneath the stars in a forest of ponderosa pines at the edge of Bryce Canyon National Park.

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.

Daily Route Options (drag to see full )

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 2 300 6 1400
Walking/Hiking 7 1400
2 Biking 17* 800 33 2500
Walking/Hiking 3 600 6 1300
3 Biking 9 300 34 1600
Biking 17 400
Walking/Hiking 2 200
Walking/Hiking 5 400
4 Other Hiking Options in Zion National Park (2-8 Miles; 200–1,200' elevation gain)
5 Biking 17 900
 

Note:

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity level and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies and other external factors.

Meals

All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners

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.

Backroads Titanium Bikes (Included in your trip price)

Our custom-built titanium bikes are specially designed for you—and we offer different models for varied terrain so your bike is ideally suited to the region. Our custom-made bikes are included in your trip price.

Touring Bike (Included)

Burley Kazoo trailer bike (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Kazoo trailer bike, for children up to 85 pounds, attaches to an adult bike with your child providing some of the pedal power for a real team effort! It's ideal for kids who may be comfortable pedaling around the neighborhood but aren't yet ready for bike touring.

Burley Kazoo trailer bike

Burley Cub trailer (Included)

Burley Cub trailer (Included in your trip price)

The Burley Cub trailer, for one or two children 60 pounds and under, is sturdy carrier that attaches to our bikes. It provides a comfortable and safe ride in the spacious interior with inner pockets for snacks and drinks, a reclining seat with a secure five point padded harness system and an adjustable sunscreen.

Burley Cub trailer

Burley Cub trailer

Also Included

  • 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

Get the Straight Talk about This Trip

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.

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." 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.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom & Shower Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.

Attire

Comfortable, casual attire and footwear is strongly recommended—leave those heels or imported Italian leather loafers at home! Also be sure to bring along a few warm layers for the cooler evenings.

Why Travel with Backroads in Zion and Bryce

Everyone at Their Own Pace

We design and support our Zion and Bryce 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.

We Invented the Multi-Adventure Trip

After more than 30 years of creating Backroads Multi-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.

The Best Leaders in Zion and Bryce

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

No One Else Camps Like This

Only Backroads offers our style of Deluxe Camping in Zion and Bryce. Whether you're a first-timer or an old pro, you'll love how we immerse you in spectacular surroundings—and look after all the chores. Enjoy a great meal by the fire with interesting companions, then a peaceful night on your comfortable cot. Here's more on how we do the great outdoors.

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 Zion and Bryce, 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.

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.

A Variety of Routes Each Day

In Zion and Bryce you head off each morning after choosing among several expertly designed routes—all with detailed directions, mileage and shuttle options. Unlike trips with one fixed daily route (or worse, one guide that everyone's obliged to follow), you're free to enjoy the best of the region at your pace, stopping wherever you want to explore further.

We've Set the Standard

For nearly four decades we've worked to earn and maintain our right to call Backroads the world's #1 active travel company. In pursuing that vision on behalf of our guests, we believe we've set the standard for our industry—captured in the Backroads Quality Guide, which clearly sets out the benchmarks of excellence, choice and support that we live by

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Hiking on Backroads Bryce and Zion Multisport Adventure Tour
Camping with  Backroads in Bryce and Zion, Utah
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Campsite -  Bryce and Zion Multi-Adventure Tour
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Picnic -  Bryce and Zion Multi-Adventure Tour
Zion National Park Hiking Tours
Bryce and Zion Multi-Adventure Tour

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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.

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." 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.

Tents & Sleeping Essentials

Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. Cots with an extra-thick inflatable sleeping pad, sleeping bag and sleep sheet are all provided. Backroads does not supply pillows, so please bring your own. No lighting is provided in your tent, so a small flashlight is essential.

Restroom & Shower Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground. The restroom floors can be wet, so be sure to bring flip-flops! We also recommend bringing a hanging toiletry bag since space is limited and surfaces are wet. Be advised that outlets and mirrors are few. Backroads does not supply towels, so please be sure to pack your own.

Attire

Comfortable, casual attire and footwear is strongly recommended—leave those heels or imported Italian leather loafers at home! Also be sure to bring along a few warm layers for the cooler evenings.
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