Bryce & Capitol Reef National Parks Walking & Hiking Tour

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5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

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Bryce & Capitol Reef National Parks Walking & Hiking Tour

Couples, Friends & Solos

Small Group Adventures for:

Couples, Friends & Solos Adults 18+

Women's Adventures Women 18+

Families with Young Adults 20s & Beyond Best for ages 20+ (min. age 18)

Families with Older Teens & 20s Best for ages 17-23 (min. age 14)

Families with Teens & Kids Best for ages 9-17 (min. age 4)

5 days

4 nights

Activity Levels 1-3

We categorize our trips based on a range of activity levels from leisurely (1) to avid (5) with plenty of options in between.

Casual Hotels

Premiere Hotels - From lavish luxury to on-trend boutique, offering experiences as unique as the regions we explore.

Casual Plus Hotels - A step above Casual but not quite Premiere.

Casual Hotels - Known for their character, charm and proximity to outdoor adventures and Backroads activities.

Small Luxury Ships - Unpack once and cover more distance on an intimate ship with spacious staterooms and superb amenities.

2024: Sep 2025: May-Sep

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( +6.75% Sales Tax )

Journey across Utah's Grand Staircase

Travel into the rugged wilderness and isolated landscapes at the heart of the American Southwest. Dramatic scenery and serenity await in the deep canyons of Capitol Reef's Waterpocket Fold. And in the winding labyrinths of Bryce's surreal gardens of stone. This hiker's paradise is one colorful vivid playscape that will leave you hungry for more. 

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Highlights

  • Experience the rugged landscape of southern Utah, an expanse of natural wonders and unusual geologic formations that await your discovery 
  • Hike into the extraordinary Waterpocket Fold, a massive warping of the earth's surface and the defining geologic feature of remote Capitol Reef National Park 
  • Savor sophisticated farm-to-table cuisine served in a unique restaurant located on the edge of the wilderness in a once inaccessible mountain town 
  • Admire the otherworldly landscape of Bryce National Park, where the forces of nature have crafted fantastic rock formations beyond your wildest imagination 
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Utah

Start/End St. George

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Days 1-2

Description

Traverse the northern edge of Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for a hike past prehistoric pictographs to a dramatic box canyon • Feel the cool mist on your face as you encounter Lower Calf Creek Falls plunging over a sandstone cliff • Journey along the Hogsback, an unforgettable stretch of scenic byway that winds along a narrow ridge • Relish the solitude and pristine natural beauty of Capitol Reef National Park, a secluded wonderland and the least visited of Utah's Grand Circle parks • Encounter natural arches, water-carved canyons and towering domes during a hike through the colossal Waterpocket Fold • Notice the greener side of the desert as we pass through the pioneer settlement of Fruita, where 19th-century orchards are still thriving • Revel in the sophisticated menu at Hell's Backbone Grill, inspired by Buddhist and Native American cultures and cuisine. 

Accommodations

Nights 1-2

Boulder Mountain Lodge
Boulder
Casual Hotel

An oasis of tranquility and comfort overlooking an 11-acre bird sanctuary at the foot of Boulder Mountain in the rugged landscape of southwestern Utah. 

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Days 3-5

Description

Enter Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest collection of fanciful geologic formations called hoodoos • Circumnavigate Boat Mesa as you hike along the Fairyland Loop, one of the most spectacular routes in the park • Hike through the Queen's Garden, a natural labyrinth of pinnacles, spires and windows • Venture into Wall Street, a narrow passage between towering rock fins • Attend an evening performance you'll never forget—a gentle dance of shifting light and color with ever-changing hues of red, orange and yellow across an immense natural amphitheater • Pass through Dixie National Forest and the incredible Red Canyon on our way back to St. George.  

Accommodations

Nights 3-4

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.

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Nights 1-2

Boulder Mountain Lodge
Boulder

Casual Hotel

An oasis of tranquility and comfort overlooking an 11-acre bird sanctuary at the foot of Boulder Mountain in the rugged landscape of southwestern Utah. 

Nights 3-4

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.

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