Bryce & Capitol Reef National Parks Family Walking & Hiking Tour - 20s & Beyond
A Journey across the Grand Staircase
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Journey along a scenic byway 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, a spectacular wrinkle in the earth's surface almost 100 miles long, 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.
- 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
Are you ready for an unforgettable Southwest adventure? 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 130 feet over a sandstone cliff | Journey along the Hogsback, an unforgettable stretch of scenic byway that winds along a narrow ridge | Stay in Boulder, a town so remote that it was one of the last in the United States to receive mail by mule train.
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 that give Capitol Reef its name, as you 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.
Enter Bryce Canyon, home to the world's largest collection of fanciful geologic formations called hoodoos | Spend the morning on a 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 where two immense Douglas fir trees await | 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.
Circumnavigate Boat Mesa as you hike along the Fairyland Loop, one of the most spectacular routes in the park where a new vista awaits around each twist and turn | Embark on a scenic driving tour to 9,100-foot Rainbow Point at the southern end of the park where, on a clear day, you can see 100 miles to the Kaibab Plateau | Pass through Dixie National Forest and the incredible Red Canyon on our way back to St. George.
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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