Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Starry night, Zion National Park, Utah
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
Backroads Bryce & Zion Walking & Hiking Tour
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Utah's Bryce & Zion Multi-Adventure Tour - For Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond

National Park Jewels & Incredible Canyons

One or more kids 20+ required (siblings 17+ ok)

Family — 20s & Beyond

6 days 5 nights

Activity Level: 1-3

Casual Hotels

From: $3,399 - $3,749 pp dbl occ

($900 for sgl occ) plus 6.75% tax

Millions of years in the making, they’re ready to welcome you and your family now—the geologic marvels of Zion and Bryce National Parks. Otherworldly hoodoos and 2,000-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 and yours. So what are you waiting for?

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


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 otherworldly landscapes
  • 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


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 family adventure biking 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 | Hike to the Emerald Pools with trickling waterfalls and hanging gardens | Spend a day in Zion with your choice of picturesque routes in this hiker's paradise—from easy walks through cottonwood trees to unforgettable climbs 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, 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 | Find expansive views hiking from Bryce Point along the canyon rim | 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 family 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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September 2023
Sep 28 - Oct 3
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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.

Route notes

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. Authorized Permittee of the National Park Service.

Daily Route Options

* includes shuttle
Day 1
Level 2 | 23 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 2
Level 1 | 17 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 300 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking Options in Zion National Park (2-8 miles; 200–2200 ft. gain)
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles | 600 ft. gain
Level 2 | 6 miles | 1300 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 200 ft. gain
Level 1 | 17 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 32 miles | 2500 ft. gain
Day 6
Level 1 | 17 miles | 400 ft. gain

What's Included

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! Please note that bike requests are subject to availability and prioritized based on the date they're submitted.

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Backroads Performance Road Bike
Backroads Performance Road Bike
Performance Road Bike

Included in your trip price

This custom-designed titanium bike is lightweight and responsive, featuring Shimano Ultegra Di2 electronic shifting, 11-speed compact gearing, a premium Mavic Ksyrium Pro wheelset and a full carbon fork. 

Backroads Touring Bike
Backroads Touring Bike
Touring Bike

Included in your trip price

A proven classic, this custom-designed titanium bike is suited for a wide range of cyclists. It features a comfortable ergonomic seat and a long wheel base that add to the bike’s control and stability.

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.

Meals in National Parks

The National Park lodges we use on this trip are chosen for their character and ideal location—they are not known for their food. Meals at park lodges and the surrounding local restaurants can be simple and menu options tend to lack variety. Please be aware that options for vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and low-carb meals will be especially limited and substitutions are rarely available.

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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