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Utah
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: May 31, 2015
  • From $2,598 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Explore Utah on our fitness vacations!

Southwestern Utah’s Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks are two of the most geologically fascinating and stunningly beautiful places on earth.  Explore rim country with a hike to Angel’s Landing, 1,200 feet above the valley floor. Hike the most magnificent slot canyon around: Zion National Park’s Virgin River Narrows, ranked fifth out of America’s best 100 adventures by National Geographic Adventure Magazine. Together with Austin Adventures and Reebok, experience an outdoor fitness adventure that will merge your inner fitness enthusiast with the great outdoors.

  • Biking
  • Functional Fitness
  • Hiking
  • Trail Running
  • Yoga

Activity Level: Moderate to Challenging

About
This Tour

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Explore Utah's desert canyons and sand castles on this six-day adventure through the spectacular wind-swept rock terrain of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.

  • 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

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS)

Day 1: Las Vegas / St. George
Las Vegas / St. George
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
Zion National Park / Cedar Breaks / Bryce Canyon National Park
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
Peek-a-Boo and Queens Trails
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
Zion National Park
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
The Narrows
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
Springdale / Las Vegas
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 lasttime as we shuttle back to Las Vegas for our departure home.

Dates, Rates
& Details

Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.

  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: May 31, 2015
  • From $2,598 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Departure Dates

  • May 31, 2015
  • Aug 30, 2015

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.

Photos

Countries we visit in Southwestern US: ,

A few more reasons why you've gotta go…

  • 1. The scenery: a high-desert spectacle of rock formations and river-carved canyons, Southern Utah is a photographer's dream.
  • 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, star gazing in Bryce and Zion is considered the finest in the Continental U.S.
  • 4. The colors: there's an ever-changing orange, amber and red sandstone glow that dazzles from sunrise to sunset.
  • 5. The geology: learn about the hoodoos, arches, alcoves and fins that make up the unique structures in "Canyon Country".
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