Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Starry night, Zion National Park, Utah
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Dolce tempo
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Utah's Bryce & Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour

Dolce Tempo Journey among National Park Jewels & Canyons

Couples, Friends & Solos

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-2

Casual Hotels

From: $3,399 - $3,449 pp dbl occ

($1,150 for sgl occ) plus 6.75% tax

Hoodoos, arches and mazes, oh my! Zion and Bryce’s geologic curiosities make you wonder at the mysterious forces that put them here. And there’s plenty of time to wonder. On trails through slot canyons bursting with wildflowers. On a peaceful ride with rose-colored sandstone walls towering all around you. Or on a starry night poised on the canyon rim. This magical land doesn’t have to exist only in your imagination.

Utah Bryce & Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour map
Utah Bryce & Zion Easygoing Multi-Adventure Tour map


Start/End St. George

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


Refreshingly Active Adventures
Explore the two distinct and dramatic landscapes of Zion and Bryce National Parks. Stunning views await on rides through colorful Snow Canyon and Zion's canyon floor. Walk among Bryce’s vibrantly colored hoodoos and spires.

Immersive Travel
Discover Zion’s most notable features, including narrow slot canyons, rivers and towering cliffs on your choice of walking and hiking routes. Explore the charming and artsy town of Springdale.

Unique Hotels
Enjoy comfortable and historical national park lodges, surrounded by unforgettable landscapes. These retreats are ideal locations for catching an epic sunset or sipping a glass of wine under a sea of stars.


Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Casual Hotels
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-3

Welcome to the heart of the Colorado Plateau—home to Utah's spectacular canyon country | Begin your exploration on the seat of your e-bike with a ride through a place the early Mormon pioneers called Snow Canyon | In Zion National Park, we pedal on a low-traffic road along the Virgin River amid walls of Navajo sandstone rising 2,000 feet from the canyon floor—a peaceful and absolutely breathtaking ride | Set out on foot to the Emerald Pools, with trickling waterfalls and hanging gardens | Spend a day in Zion with your choice of picturesque routes in this nature-lover’s paradise—from easy walks through cottonwood trees to a trek through the Narrows—the granddaddy of all slot canyons | Cool off in the hotel pool at day’s end.

Generic hotel room
Driftwood Lodge
| Casual Hotel

Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge are spacious and offer views of Zion's stunning red cliffs. (pool)

Days 4-6

In Bryce Canyon, find expansive views from hiking Bryce Point along the canyon rim | Look toward the Sinking Ship, created by tectonic plates shifting and dragging along faults | Walk to Queen’s Garden amid a whimsical labyrinth of hoodoos resembling a petrified forest | Explore Bryce's crooked rock formations, striking monoliths and more fantastical hoodoos | Get ready for a thrilling downhill ride through Red Canyon—a perfect ending to your magical escape.

Interior Dining Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Bryce Canyon National Park
| Casual Hotel

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: 1-2

Our Dolce Tempo activities allow you to leisurely explore local hidden gems and to get away from the crowds, experiencing the essence of your location on your own terms and at your own pace. Easier than our other trips, but still wonderfully active, itinerary options typically include 2-4 hours of walking, e-biking or other excursions per day. On e-bike routes, our custom electric-assist bikes allow you to pedal effortlessly. Your trip is fully supported with dedicated Trip Leaders, vans, meticulously selected routes and downloadable GPS files available for use on your own device.

Route notes

The e-biking terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling with some gradual descents; some of the walking routes include a few steep ascents and descents with significant elevation gain and loss. Please keep in mind that the higher elevations, occasional headwinds and possible extreme variations in weather and temperature can increase the perceived level of difficulty of our activities in this region. Most e-biking and walking routes take place between 3,000 and 8,000 feet. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

Daily Activity Options

Day 1
Level 1 | 15 miles | 500 ft. gain
Level 2 | 23 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 20 miles | 1100 ft. gain
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking Options in Zion National Park (2-8 miles; 200–2200 ft. gain)
Day 4
Level 1 | 3 miles | 200 ft. gain
Day 5
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 9 miles | 200 ft. gain
Level 2 | 17 miles | 400 ft. gain

What's Included

Available Bike Options

On this Dolce Tempo trip, most travelers choose to ride one of our custom titanium e‑bikes (shown below). If you prefer to enjoy the daily rides without electric assistance, you’ll have the option after booking to select a different bike in your Backroads account.

Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Backroads Electric-Assist Bike
Electric-Assist Bike

Included in your trip price

Keep pace or zip ahead, pedaling with an electric boost. This bike provides plenty of power to flatten the hills and more than enough battery range to cover the distance.
Min. age to ride e-bike: 16+

Also 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, the Lodge at Bryce Canyon is simpler than is typical of Backroads lodging. The lodge's basic guest rooms 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.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking without Your Leaders

The National Park Service has many hiking regulations. 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.

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