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Bryce & Zion Family Multi-Adventure Camping Tour – Teens & Younger Siblings

 
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Utah's Incredible Canyons

  • Marvel at rock formations, river-carved canyons and sheer sandstone cliffs
  • Retrace the steps of early pioneers and explore Bryce Canyon by mule (Just for kids)
  • Pedal among crimson rocks and desert wildflowers by day and sleep beneath starry night skies 
  • Splash your way through the Narrows in Zion

"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.

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Itinerary

Days 1-3 It's an exhilarating hike through Zion's Narrows, one of the most renowned slot canyons in the world, with small waterfalls and hanging gardens cascading down the rock faces | Swap stories around the campfire, beneath night skies exploding with stars | Experienced canyoneering instructors show kids the ropes | Adults opt for an easygoing walk past Emerald Pools or a thrilling climb to Angels Landing | Embark on a traffic-free bike ride amid towering walls of sheer Navajo sandstone.

Days 4-5 In Bryce, hike through an impressive slot canyon whose walls are only 10 feet apart in places | Discover a labyrinth of hoodoos and vivid rock formations sprouting from the floor of Queen's Garden | Grown-ups spin to Rainbow Point where layer upon layer of rock create the distant Grand Staircase | Kids explore Bryce Canyon by mule—just like early pioneers! | What was that? Desert critters, like lizards and chipmunks, scamper across your path.

This was our first Backroads trip and was truly an unforgettable experience. Zion and Bryce is magnificent, and this trip is planned to ensure that you get to explore the beauty that this region offers. Everything is arranged meticulously by the leaders and crew (from the camping site, daily activities, all meals and snacks, bikes), you name it, it's covered! The food is not your run-of-the-mill meals, and each day brings a culinary treat. What made the trip extra special were the leaders, who are extremely knowledgeable, warm, fun, and made an extra effort to ensure that the trip met the needs of each traveler. They went out of their way for our group to see the sunrise at Bryce, made sure our safety was a priority on each route, and made the trip really fun. We left with great memories and new friends, and would not hesitate to choose Backroads again.
Jenny - New York, NY

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

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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 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. 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. 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 & Shower Facilities

Restroom facilities are available at each campground but do not have flush toilets, running water or electricity. Shower facility 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.
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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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Watchman Campground

Watchman Campground

Zion National Park (2 nights)

Located along the Virgin River with soaring cliffs all around.

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Sunset Campground

Bryce Canyon National Park (2 nights)

Set in a pine forest, just a short hike from the rim of Bryce Canyon.

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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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Do not miss this unforgettable experience!

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from New York, NY

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This was our first Backroads trip and was truly an unforgettable experience. Zion and Bryce is magnificent, and this trip is planned to ensure that you get to explore the beauty that this region offers. Everything is arranged meticulously by the leaders and crew (from the camping site, daily activities, all meals and snacks, bikes), you name it, it's covered! The food is not your run-of-the-mill meals, and each day brings a culinary treat. What made the trip extra special were the leaders, who are extremely knowledgeable, warm, fun, and made an extra effort to ensure that the trip met the needs of each traveler. They went out of their way for our group to see the sunrise at Bryce, made sure our safety was a priority on each route, and made the trip really fun. We left with great memories and new friends, and would not hesitate to choose Backroads again.

 
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Trip of a lifetime!!

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from Morrisville, PA

Comments about Bryce & Zion Family Multisport Camping Adventure Tour:

It was all about the people, the beauty of nature, and the kindness and friendship that complete strangers can find in each other, just wonderful!! The BR leaders made the trip extraordinary!

 
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Amazing family trip!!

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from Crozet, VA

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The combination of unbelievable, awe-inspiring scenery and our excellent guides and camp crew made this a trip of a lifetime!

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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 2 400 4 1000 5 1500 8 2200
Walking/Hiking 6 1500
Kids Canyoneering (6 Hours)
3 Biking 17 900
4 Biking 17* 800 33 2500
Walking/Hiking 3 600 6 1300
Kids Mule Ride (1 Hour)
5 Biking 9* 300 34 1600
Biking 17 400
 

Note: Liberal van shuttling is incorporated into the itinerary to facilitate our activities and to support all abilities.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels 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 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.

Like You, We're Family Experts

At Backroads we've honed our expertise in active family travel over many years and a lot of trips. We host at least 20 times more family guests than any other active company, so we're constantly gaining new insights that make our trips even better. Detailed planning, behind-the scenes logistics, unrivaled support from three Trip Leaders—all backed by a team that proudly creates the kind of experiences we'd want to share with our own families.

Our Superb Bikes Included

A great bike is obviously critical for a great multisport trip; you don't want to gamble on one that's been sourced locally to trim costs. This trip features our acclaimed Backroads Custom Titanium bikes, expertly tuned and fitted, and included in your trip price. Learn why our titanium bikes are ideal for most riders.

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.

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.

Time Together, Time Apart

Backroads is the leader in designing trips that ensure everyone, young and young-at-heart alike, has an amazing time. Your Backroads Family Adventure balances family activities with diversions designed exclusively for the kids—giving the adults a welcome break from making decisions, other than choosing whether to explore a few more miles or just enjoy each other's company. A family vacation where everyone gets to relax, recharge and have fun – what a concept!

Leaders Focused on Families

When everyone's together, there's lots going on; and when kids' and adults' priorities diverge, it can seem like two different trips. That's why our Family Adventures in Zion and Bryce have three Trip Leaders—including a dedicated Kids Activity Expert who regularly takes younger travelers off to do their own thing. Other companies try to get by with two leaders; we step up and do it right. For more on our family focus, check this out.

Tweens, Teens and the Rest

The activities on Backroads Family Adventures are designed with all of you in mind. We've got easier routes designed for younger kids' abilities – and attention spans—and great longer options scaled to fit the tastes and energy levels of tweens, teens and adults. To narrow down the best choices for your family, take a look at our age guidelines.

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.

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.

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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 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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