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Zion & Snow Canyon Walking & Hiking Tour

Southwest Utah's Red-Rock Splendor

  • Sand dunes, cinder cones and towering sandstone cliffs in Snow Canyon State Park
  • Coyotes and roadrunners may cross your path
  • Trek through the Narrows in Zion, one of the most unique routes you'll experience 
  • A thrilling hike to Angels Landing, bringing you nearly 1,500 feet above the valley
  • Give in to temptation and treat yourself at the Red Mountain Resort's world-class spa

It's like a stunning scene from a movie set on another planet. And today, you're the star. Conquer the soaring red and white sandstone cliffs and ancient lava flows of Snow Canyon by foot. Hike through the dramatic weeping rock formations, lush hanging gardens and wildflower-topped mesas of Zion. Lights. Camera. Action!

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Itinerary

Days 1-2 Get ready to view sand dunes, cinder cones and towering cliffs in Snow Canyon State Park  Hike along the canyon rim amid red and white Navajo sandstone and black lava rock, then descend into its depths  Keep your eyes peeled for wildlife such as coyotes, roadrunners and quail  Scramble on petrified dunes for superb views of ancient lava flows, serpentine washes and massive stone domes  It's time to indulge—luxuriate in the hot tub at Red Mountain Resort while soaking up the surrounding solitude and desert vistas. 

Day 3 Journey to Zion National Park, taking in views of the Pine Valley Mountains along the way  The valley floor's sleepy towns and weathered farms add to the postcard-perfect scenery  Get set for a thrilling adventure in the Narrows—one of Backpacker magazine's “Best Hikes Ever”—a trek through the inner gorge of the Virgin River amid waterfalls, hanging gardens and sheer sandstone up to 1,000 feet high  With crimson cliffs and enormous monoliths soaring around you, it's only natural to be awestruck in Zion National Park!

Days 4-5 It's an exhilarating hike to Angels Landing, bringing you nearly 1,500 feet above the valley for a 360-degree panorama of soaring sandstone  Or, if heights aren't your thing, behold the park's grandeur from Scout Lookout or hike through cottonwood, box elder and Gambel oak trees to Emerald Pools  Add a flourish to your Zion experience with a hike to the base of the Watchman spire, where the park's many iconic landmarks are visible from one expansive viewpoint.  

Backroads' long history in southwest Utah - as well as our Trip Leaders who return year after year to share their local knowledge, lore and affection for the area - ensures that you enjoy the most rewarding experience possible. This trip is no exception. We've transformed the natural splendor of Snow Canyon and Zion National Park into an amazing adventure showcasing our favorite hiking spots. And we embellish nature's handiwork with creature comforts, from luxurious lodging to memorable cuisine. You can indulge in a soothing spa treatment at Red Mountain Resort; and on the banks of the Virgin River, the Desert Pearl is indeed a gem, with vistas of Zion's soaring amber cliffs from room balconies.
Linda Cassell- Regional Manager - North America

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. Read the Straight Talk

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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.

Interpretive Guides & Hiking without Your Leaders

Due to permit restrictions for all outfitters, your Backroads leaders can hike with you in Zion National Park but they will be limited to guiding on certain sections of trails. Throughout the trip, your leaders will give an orientation to the area's flora, fauna and terrain before your hikes.

Two Leaders

We ordinarily staff our trips with three leaders: two leaders out on the trail offering support—allowing everyone to have the experience they want, whether it's an easygoing interpretative walk or a rigorous hike—while the third leader moves the van from trailhead to trail end. This trip is a little different in that our routes are a combination of loop hikes and out-and-back trails that begin and end in the same location. This means that you'll still have the same two leaders providing excellent trail support without the need for a third leader to move the van.
$2,598 - $2,698
pp dbl. occ.
(+$480 for sgl. occ.)
Plus 6.35% Utah state sales tax.

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Red Mountain Resort

Red Mountain Resort & Spa

Ivins (2 nights)

Blending seamlessly into a landscape of vivid red rock formations and black lava gardens, this resort features a world-class spa, tailored fitness programs and an adventure concierge. (pool, spa)

Desert Pearl Inn

Desert Pearl Inn

Zion National Park (2 nights)

Guest rooms at this welcoming riverside lodge have balconies overlooking the stunning red cliffs of Zion. (pool)

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Backroads' long history in southwest Utah - as well as our Trip Leaders who return year after year to share their local knowledge, lore and affection for the area - ensures that you enjoy the most rewarding experience possible. This trip is no exception. We've transformed the natural splendor of Snow Canyon and Zion National Park into an amazing adventure showcasing our favorite hiking spots. And we embellish nature's handiwork with creature comforts, from luxurious lodging to memorable cuisine. You can indulge in a soothing spa treatment at Red Mountain Resort; and on the banks of the Virgin River, the Desert Pearl is indeed a gem, with vistas of Zion's soaring amber cliffs from room balconies.

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Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 4* 400 6 700
2 2* 300 7 500
4* 400
3 2 0 5 200
4 3 400 4 1000 5 1500
5 3 500
 

Note: The terrain on this trip includes dirt paths, narrow canyon trails and occasional paths along ridges.

* Includes shuttle.

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Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

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2017

  • 10 or more guests: from $2,398 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $2,798 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $3,598 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $3,998 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $4,598 pp dbl occ

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