Utah
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $2,598 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Explore Utah on our fitness vacations!

Pack your running shoes and your sense of adventure for this ultimate fitness vacation discovering Utah’s Bryce Canyon & Zion national parks. Challenge your body amidst the red rock playground of Canyon Country where two of the most geologically-fascinating and stunningly-beautiful places on earth beckon to be explored. Bike through pine-studded forests, hike Angel’s Landing, water trek the sheer-walled canyon of the Narrows and trail run through the phantasmagorical hoodoos, arches, fins and amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. We’ve teamed up to bring you this all-inclusive, small group adventure like no other on a custom itinerary carefully-crafted to introduce you to the best of the Southwest. Our expert guides can’t wait to share the monumental majesty of Zion’s monoliths and fairy-tale labyrinths of Bryce as you grow stronger, more enlivened and more in love with Southern Utah’s engaging terrain. All the while, enjoy the best in regional accommodations, fresh, local cuisine and Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service on this trip of a lifetime. Don’t worry – there’s plenty of time for stretching and yoga, too!

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  • Adult Vacations
  • Biking
  • Fitness
  • Hiking
  • Trail Running
  • Yoga

Activity Level: Moderate to Challenging

About
This Tour

Explore Utah's desert canyons and sand castles on this six-day adventure through the spectacular windswept rock terrain of Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. Get your fitness-fix by day in this adventurer's paradise, while nighttime brings plenty of time for relaxing over a delicious meal and taking a few moments to relish the darkest night sky in the lower 48. Best-in-class travel meets your inner fitness fanatic for a trip that's guaranteed to send you home revived and inspired by one of America's most treasured landscapes.

  • Wade through Zion's Virgin River Narrows, past waterfalls, natural springs and hanging gardens, ranked one of America's best adventures by National Geographic
  • Energize your morning with burpees, pushups and lunges to get your day started right
  • Take a trail run up Timber creek for unbeatable panoramic views of Kolob Canyon
  • Explore sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs and natural amphitheaters and take in eye-popping views from Rainbow Point
  • Relax and find your Zen with on-trail yoga sessions
  • Hike the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden trails
  • Trek 1,200-feet above the valley floor from the world famous (and award-winning) Angel’s Landing
Biking in Utah
Photo: Biking in Utah

The trip was incredible. Everything was planned to the last detail. It was so nice to go on vacation and not have a care in the world!

Mary M Yardley, PA

An Adventure of a lifetime; great food, great fun, great company!

Maurene M Laguna Miguel, CA

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)

Day 1: Las Vegas / St. George
Utah Reebok Fitness Vacation
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Seven Wives Inn

This morning your guides will pick you up at your hotel in Las Vegas and drive one hour northeast...

  • Begin your adventure with a beautiful hike in the Valley of Fire, Nevada’s oldest state park
  • Transfer to St. George (2 hours)
  • Indulge in a fantastic meal and a yoga session before beginning this afternoon’s adventure
  • Listen to a short bike talk by your informative guides before you pedal through Snow Canyon with its towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock
  • At the end of the ride, choose to take a short run down a quiet gravel road
  • Tonight, enjoy some exceptional cuisine at the unique and contemporary Painted Pony restaurant in St. George
Day 2: Zion National Park / Cedar Breaks / Bryce Canyon National Park
Utah Fitness Vacation
Meals Included:  B,L,D

Energize yourself this morning with a functional fitness workout on the lawns of the Seven Wives Inn before beginning your incredible day exploring both parks.

  • A freshly prepared breakfast will await afterwards before departing to Zion National Park
  • Take a break from your shuttle for a short run up Timber Creek Trail
  • The overlook at the end of the trail offers an amazing 360° panorama of Kolob Canyon
  • Another short shuttle will take us out of Zion and to the trailhead of another breathtaking hike
  • Spectra Point Trail at Cedar Breaks will introduce you to even more stunning geology such as hoodoos, arches, and windows as you wind around the outer edge of the gorge
  • After enjoying a wonderful lunch prepared by your guides, jump on your bike for a scenic ride to the city of Panguitch
  • After a relaxing group stretch, enjoy the scenery as we finish our shuttle and enter Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Our home for the next two nights is Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Day 3: Peek-a-Boo and Queens Trails
Utah Vacations
Meals Included:  B,L,D
  • After a hearty breakfast, embark on a challenging hike through the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-A-Boo and Queens Garden trails
  • Trek through natural sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs, and natural amphitheaters and take in the jaw dropping views from Rainbow Point
  • After a long day exploring Bryce, you’ll be ready for some soothing yoga!
  • This evening, sit back and relax while your guides prepare your hard-earned dinner around the campfire
  • If you are a night owl, be sure to take advantage of one of the clearest night skies around and try your hand at finding some of the constellations
Day 4: Zion National Park
Utah Fitness Tours
Meals Included:  B,L

Wake up early and get your blood flowing with some burpees, pushups and lunges in the cool morning air! Nothing gets the morning going quite like a good workout!

  • Depart Bryce Canyon National Park on your bike this morning as you take a beautiful ride through Red Canyon
  • Shuttle into Zion through an entrance that will leave you in awe as you wind through the magnificent canyon walls and towering cliffs that make up this majestic park
  • This afternoon, hike to Angel’s Landing, a thrilling trek rated one of the top hikes in the world, before checking into your lodging for the next two nights, the Hampton Inn
  • Relax with a soak in the outdoor hot tub or a dip in the pool
  • Enjoy dinner on your own tonight as you explore the quaint town of Springdale
Day 5: The Narrows
Utah Fitness Vacations
Meals Included:  B,L,D

Explore more of the wonders that Zion has to offer today!

  • Spend a full day walking and wading along the Virgin River, into the sheer-walled canyon of the Narrows
  • Soak up the captivating scenery as you pass waterfalls, natural springs and hanging gardens
  • The Narrows hike is recognized as one of America's best adventures by National Geographic and is one that you will not soon forget
  • After, enjoy a peaceful yoga session while reflecting on your spectacular day
  • Take time to relax at the Inn before our farewell dinner at Bit & Spur
Day 6: Springdale / Las Vegas
Reebok Fitness Vacation
Meals Included:  B,L

This morning we'll wake up early for one more intensive workout. After breakfast, you will have time for one last rail run through thee colorful sandstone landscapes and the sweeping high desert scenery just outside of Zion. Take in the beauty of this place one last time as we shuttle back to Las Vegas for our departure home.

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Call (800) 575-1540
  • From $2,598 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Arrivals and Departures

Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 7:00 am or 7:15 am, depending on which Las Vegas hotel you are staying at. Your trip ends with a drop-off at the Las Vegas airport (2:00 pm) or your hotel (2:30 pm).

Please note, there is a one hour time difference between Las Vegas, NV (PST) and St. George, UT (MST).

Activities

Hiking: 2 to 8 miles per hike, easy to strenuous terrain.
Trail Running: 1 to 5 miles per run, easy to moderate terrain.
Biking: 10 to 30 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain.
Functional Fitness: Morning workouts and/or practiced throughout the day on excursions.
Yoga/Stretching: Practiced often throughout the trip outdoors.
Discovery: Hear tales of the region’s history from Butch Cassidy to Mormon settlers. Learn about Canyon Country geology, including hoodoos, arches, alcoves and fins. Known for its slot canyons, soaring towers and monoliths, and scenic sandstone, Zion National Park is full of unique formations begging to be explored. Delve into the 150 million year old history of Zion canyon’s geologic formations. Bryce Canyon National Park, named after Ebenezer Bryce, a Mormon homesteader in the 1870’s, will satisfy your adventurous spirit with its options for magnificent bike rides and awe-inspiring hikes. Discover your inner thrill seeker as you ascend the narrow switchbacks to Angel’s Landing. Absorb the magnificence of one of the most legendary canyons in all of Zion National Park, the Zion Narrows, as you walk and wade along the North Fork of the Virgin River in the midst of towering canyon walls. Come visit “The Most Colorful Park in America” (Bryce) and “The Land of Rainbow Canyons” (Zion) to witness for yourself what all the hype is about!

Austin Adventures guides are experienced facilitators and regional experts. They will take the time to explain the details of each activity, answer any questions, and demonstrate the use of all equipment. Each activity has been carefully planned to include options for all levels. Most importantly, Austin Adventures guides will help you select the distance that’s right for you.

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Testimonials
Testimonials

With over 20-years of experience in the adventure travel industry, we've perfected the recipe for crafting award-winning small group trips and custom itineraries on all seven continents. On every departure, we aim to exceed your expectations with best-in-class service, expert guides and the finest in regional cuisine and accommodations. From first-time travelers to seasoned alumni, our guests agree that on each Austin Adventures journey , the hardest part truly is going home. We're happy to share that 99.26% of these travelers say they'd join us again...and again...and again. But don't take our word for it. Our guests say it best:

Awesome trip. Great experience.

Sam L, Edmond, OK

The trip was incredible. Everything was planned to the last detail. It was so nice to go on vacation and not have a care in the world!

Mary M, Yardley, PA

I really enjoyed my trip!

Nancy J, Radnor,PA

Very well organized and thought out vacation. It was completely worry free.

Raymond G, Orangeville, ON
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A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The colors: A high-desert spectacle of river-carved canyons and rock formations featuring the ever-changing glow of orange, amber and red sandstone, Southern Utah is a photographer's dream that dazzles from sunrise to sunset.
  • 2. The stories: Hear tales of Butch Cassidy and early settlers, including Ebenezer Bryce who remarked that Bryce Canyon is “a hell of a place to lose a cow”.
  • 3. The star gazing: Due to altitude and lack of air and light pollution, stargazing in Bryce and Zion is considered the finest in the Continental U.S.
  • 4. In-the-field expertise: From spinning fascinating regional interpretation to orchestrating seamless group dynamics, our guides keep their eyes on the details, ensuring that the toughest part of your vacation truly is going home.
  • 5. The geology: Learn about the hoodoos, arches, alcoves and fins that make up the unique structures in "Canyon Country".
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