Bryce & Zion Family Multi-Adventure Camping Tour – Teens & Kids
Utah's Incredible Canyons
"Awesome!" Sometimes the word just fits. Whether you're among hoodoos and pinnacles in Bryce Canyon ("sweet!"). Hiking in a slot canyon in Zion ("epic!"). Or laughing at fireside stories under a starry sky ("our leaders rock!"). You just can't contain yourself. Because the whole experience is truly... awesome.
THIS ITINERARY: 5 days, 4 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Deluxe Camping
Special Kids Prices
Start/End St. George, Utah
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Marvel at rock formations, river-carved canyons and sheer sandstone cliffs of Utah's Canyon Country
- Retrace the steps of early pioneers and explore Bryce Canyon by mule (Just for kids)
- Discover crimson rocks and desert wildflowers by day then slumber beneath starry night skies
- Pedal along the spectacular car-free Red Canyon Bike Trail and see why they call it 'Little Bryce'
5 Days Deluxe Camping
Your exploration of Utah's spectacular canyons begins with an easygoing hike along the three-tiered Emerald Pools Trail | Fed by seasonal waterfalls, this route reveals spectacular ferns, mosses and flowering plants that thrive in this rare micro-habitat | Settle into your safari-style tent at our isolated glamp-site | Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes as they explore exhilarating water carved landscapes | Adults choose from carefree walks to unforgettable climbs providing panoramas of Zion's soaring sandstone | Cool off from the day's activities with a dip in the river, then get cozy by the campfire.
Nestled beside the majestic red rocks of Zion National Park, this 196-acre safari-inspired glamping resort has spacious canvas-walled tents, each with a wood-burning stove and private deck.
Cruise down Zion's traffic-free Scenic Drive for a blissful morning of family-friendly bicycling | Bid farewell to Zion as we climb the Grand Staircase toward Bryce National Park | Glimpse Red Canyon's terra-cotta, rust and orange rock spires as they tower over the forest | Put your feet up under the pines after a hearty camp dinner served alfresco | Spend the morning hiking through the Queen's Garden, a labyrinth of otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce's main amphitheater | Look for the rock formations of Thor's Hammer and Sinking Ship | Venture into an impressive slot canyon whose walls are only 10 feet apart in places | Grown-ups spin to the end of the road, Rainbow Point, for expansive views while kids explore Bryce Canyon by mule—just like early pioneers | Delight in a quiet spin on a bicycle trail through Red Canyon, sometimes called Little Bryce | Pass through a ponderosa pine forest dotted with fantastic ridges and spires | What was that? Desert critters like lizards and chipmunks scamper across your path | Shuttle up to the great Paunsaugunt Plateau then stop at the edge of Cedar City for a farewell picnic lunch.
Set in a pine forest, just a short hike from the rim of Bryce Canyon's red rock wonderland.
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. 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. LEARN MORE.
Note: The minimum age required for kids to ride their own bike on this trip is 7+
Note: Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and to support all abilities.
Available Bike Options
- All breakfasts, 5 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 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.
Our spacious dome tents comfortably accommodate two adults plus luggage. On Family Trips we provide two adjacent tents for parents and children. 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 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.
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.