Utah's Bryce & Zion Multi-Adventure Tour
National Park Jewels & Incredible Canyons
Millions of years in the making, they’re ready to welcome you now—the geologic marvels of Zion and Bryce national parks. Otherworldly hoodoos. 3,000-foot canyon walls. Rose-colored sand and stone pillars, arches and mazes. Wildflowers bursting forth and rivers running through slot canyons. Utah's starlit sky. All this natural beauty and wonder is waiting for you. So what are you waiting for?
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Casual Hotels
Start/End St. George
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
- Bike in Snow Canyon and along the canyon floor of Zion National Park, where red rock walls tower on all sides
- Explore Zion’s network of stunning trails and immerse yourself in jaw-dropping landscapes that will make you wonder if you’ve landed on another planet
- Hike through Bryce Canyon National Park’s magnificent geologic features, including hoodoo labyrinths and spires
- Witness Bryce’s incomparable starry nights, relax poolside and explore the charming and artsy town of Springdale
6 Days Casual Hotels
Welcome to the heart of the Colorado Plateau—home to Utah's spectacular canyon country | Begin your adventure biking through a place the early Mormon pioneers called Snow Canyon | In Zion National Park, we pedal on a traffic-free road along the Virgin River amid walls of Navajo sandstone rising 2,000 feet from the canyon floor—a peaceful and absolutely breathtaking ride | Spend a day in Zion with your choice of picturesque routes in this hiker's paradise—from easy walks past emerald pools to unforgettable climbs to a trek through the Narrows—the grandaddy of all slot canyons | Cool off in the hotel pool at day’s end.
With Arts & Crafts architecture that harkens back to the early days of the national parks' tradition, this cozy lodge offers panoramic views of Zion's cliffs just steps from the park's south entrance. (pool)
In Bryce Canyon, walk to Queen’s Garden amid a whimsical labyrinth of hoodoos resembling a petrified forest | Hike amid Bryce's crooked rock formations, striking monoliths and more fantastical hoodoos | Find expansive views hiking the Fairyland Loop as you skirt the edge of Boat Mesa and look toward the Sinking Ship, created by tectonic plates shifting and dragging along faults | Bike through an otherworldly wonderland to Rainbow Point for dazzling views of the canyon's pinnacles and spires | Get ready for a thrilling downhill ride through Red Canyon—a perfect ending to your magical escape.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this simple park lodge is mere steps from the canyon's edge.
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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.
The biking terrain on this trip ranges from level to rolling with some gradual descents; some of the walking and hiking 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 biking and hiking routes take place between 3,000 and 8,000 feet.
Daily Route Options
Available Bike Options
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- 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
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.
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. The Lodge at Bryce Canyon has basic guest rooms that are not equipped with televisions or air-conditioning (nights are usually cool due to the high elevation); breakfasts and dinners throughout the week may lack variety and tend toward simple ingredients. 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.
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.