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Utah
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: Jun 07, 2015
  • From $2,398 / person
  • ($580 single supplement) Children: $1,918 to $2,158

Bryce and Zion National Park Vacations

Bring your family to “The Most Colorful Park in America” (Bryce) and “The Land of Rainbow Canyons” (Zion) on our Utah family vacation. Discover canyon Country geology, including hoodoos, arches, alcoves and fins.Bike through Snow Canyon with its towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock. Keep a keen eye out for mule deer, coyotes, and lizards that call the rugged, red sandstone walls of Kolob Canyon home. Experience 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.

  • Family Vacations
  • Biking
  • Hiking

Activity Level: Moderately Easy

About
This Tour

Explore nature’s playground of desert canyons and sand castles on this six-day family-friendly adventure through the spectacular wind-swept rock terrain of Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park.

  • Hike past waterfalls, natural springs, and hanging gardens in Zion's Virgin River Narrows, ranked one of America's best adventures by National Geographic
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch surrounded by cinder cones, natural rock bridges, and basalt ridges in Valley of Fire State Park
  • Explore sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs, and natural amphitheaters and take in eye-popping views from Rainbow Point
  • Hike the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden trails
Bryce Canyon National Park
Photo: Bryce Canyon National Park

A wonderful trip for both adults and kids. The guides couldn't have been more helpful - they were always available, interacting and engaging with the kids, and they were wonderful hosts to the adults, as well.

Mark Dunsheath Baskin Ridge, NJ

Itinerary
& Map

Tour Itinerary

6 days/5 nights

Las Vegas, NV (LAS)

Day 1: Las Vegas / St. George
Las Vegas / St. George
Meals Included:  L, D
Overnight: Wingate Inn

This morning your guides will pick you up at your hotel in Las Vegas and drive 1 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 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

Tonight, enjoy some exceptional cuisine at the unique and contemporary Painted Pony restaurant in St. George. The Wingate Inn will be our home for the night.

About the Wingate Inn
The Wingate by Wyndham St. George offers contemporary, oversized rooms and suites for your vacation needs. The comfortable accommodations provide state of the art showers and a full range of in-room amenities. Choose from a king or two queen beds with top of the line mattresses and soft, inviting pillows and linens.

This new hotel prides itself on superior service. Take advantage of the heated outdoor pool, whirlpool and well-equipped fitness center during your visit.

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

A freshly prepared breakfast will await you this morning before departing to Zion National Park.

Take a break from your shuttle for a short hike 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. Relax and 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.

About Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel
Located in southwest Utah just north of Bryce Canyon National Park, the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel is surrounded by fantastic scenery, most notably rock spires of every shape and size, known locally as "hoodoos."

Experience for yourself Bryce Canyon's newest and most luxurious accommodations and amenities with the best in western hospitality. The Bryce Canyon Grand offers an enclosed courtyard offering guest privacy for the pool, whirlpool, and patio areas. You’re invited to experience Bryce Canyon City's newest lodging facilities while visiting the breath taking Bryce Canyon National Park.

Be sure and allow time to enjoy the other scenic and natural wonders of this unique part of Southwestern Utah.

Day : Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails
Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails
Meals Included:  B, L, D

After a hearty breakfast, embark on a 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. 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

On Day 4, depart Bryce Canyon National Park on your bike this morning as you take a relaxed, beautiful ride through Red Canyon.

A short shuttle will bring you to Arches Trail where you will enjoy a short hike and a picnic. 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, experience some of the best views that Zion has to offer when you hike the Canyon Overlook Trail.

After the hike you will also have time to relax and go for a swim. Enjoy dinner on your own tonight as you explore the quaint town of Springdale.

About the Hampton Inn & Suites
Set amidst the towering red rock cliffs of Zion National Park, the Hampton Inn & Suites Springdale is the perfect base for discovering the majesty of Zion and for perusing Springdale’s quaint shops, dining and attractions.

The Virgin River is located adjacent to the hotel, as are many interesting boutique shops and restaurants. The modern décor and amenities in your spacious guest room will help you feel right at home.

You can also relax your muscles after a day of hiking and biking in the outdoor Jacuzzi or simply sit by the outdoor fire place and take in the beautiful views surrounding the hotel.

Day 5: The Narrows
The Narrows
Meals Included:  B, L, D

Today, 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

Take time to relax and reflect at the Inn before our farewell dinner at Bit & Spur.

** During the spring, an alternate hike to Observation Point may be arranged if the Virgin River is running too high or too cold.

Day 6: Springdale / Las Vegas
Springdale / Las Vegas
Meals Included:  B, L

Today you will have time for one last hike through the 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 departures home.

** Trip itineraries are subject to change without notice due to road, weather and other factors outside of our control, for the safety and enjoyment of our guests, as deemed necessary and appropriate by Austin Adventures.

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: Jun 07, 2015
  • From $2,398 / person
  • ($580 single supplement) Children: $1,918 to $2,158

Departure Dates

  • Jun 7, 2015
  • Aug 16, 2015

Additional Trip Information

Departure
  • Please plan on arriving at least one day prior to your departure.
  • Day1 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 1 hour time difference between Las Vegas, NV (PST) and St. George, UT (MST).
Activities
  • Hiking: 2 to 6 miles per hike, easy to strenuous terrain.
  • Biking: 10 to 30 miles per ride, easy to moderate terrain.
Meals

The hallmark of an Austin Adventures vacation is our exceptional dining. All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners, refreshments and receptions – except one dinner on your own – are included as indicated by itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.

Included in Trip Price
  • Double occupancy rooms with private baths.
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, snacks, dinners – except one dinner on own your own – refreshments and receptions .
  • Fully trained, first-aid certified professional guides and knowledgeable local partners.
  • Bikes, helmets and other necessary equipment – all safe and well maintained.
  • Vehicle support and land transportation during the trip.
  • Austin Adventures T-shirt, water bottle, luggage tags and luggage service.
  • Pre-departure and packing information.
  • Incidental expenses such as taxes, dining and housekeeping gratuities, local partner and expert gratuities and national park entrance and permit fees.
Not Included in Trip Price
  • Gratuities to Austin Adventures guides.
  • Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities.
  • One dinner on your own.
  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses.
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities.
  • All types of personal insurance.
  • Personal expenses.

Regions 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 ice cream surprise at the top of Angel's Landing: hot and hungry from a hike, it's a gift from the heavens!
  • 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.
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