Utah
  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: May 14, 2017
  • From $2,498 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Utah Bryce and Zion Vacation

Join us on a small group, action-packed adventure exploring Southern Utah’s Bryce Canyon and Zion national parks. This all-inclusive Utah vacation package introduces you to two of the most geologically-fascinating and stunningly-beautiful places on earth, where you’re invited to explore Red Rock Country by foot. Hike Angel’s Landing, experience a water trek through Zion’s Narrow, and ramble through the phantasmagorical labyrinth of Bryce’s fins, hoodoos and sherbet-colored amphitheater. At night, relish a breathtaking display of stars under the Continental US’s darkest night sky before settling into dinner over some of the Southwest’s finest local fare. All the while, enjoy the best in regional accommodations and Austin’s signature touch of inspired, thoughtful service as you unwind and soak in the enchanting landscape and ever-changing colors of Canyon Country. An adventurer’s paradise awaits!

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  • Adult Only Vacations
  • Hiking

Activity Level: Moderate

About
This Tour

From the fairy-tale amphitheater of Bryce's Canyon to the monolithic sandstone walls of Zion National Park, get ready for a mind-blowing adventure in Southern Utah's prized Canyon Country. Our expert guides can't wait to introduce you to Utah's spectacular landscape featuring 60-million-year-old towering red walls and windswept rock formations as you discover the geologic history behind the Colorado Plateau and water's effect on the terrain in this stunning region of the Southwest US. Six days won't seem enough for this adventure-of-a-lifetime!

  • Hike natural rock bridges, cinder cones and basalt ridges in Valley of Fire State Park
  • Cross a rainbow of red, pink, and white sandstone cliffs in Snow Canyon
  • Saunter beneath a sky-high slot canyon coined “Wall Street,” relishing in just how far, far away you feel from New York City’s skyscrapers
  • Walk between the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-a-Boo Trail
  • Take in the picture-perfect panoramas at Canyon Overlook and cool off in the mist of a waterfall at Emerald Pools
  • Summit the magnificent towering monolith of Angel's Landing
  • Trek past waterfalls, natural springs, and hanging gardens in Zion's Virgin River Narrows, ranked one of America's best adventures by National Geographic
Group hiking in Utah
Photo: Group hiking in Utah

Another fantastic Austin Adventures experience! Four adventures under our belts and we can't wait for the next one!

Gary P Castleton, NY

The guides were fantastic and very flexible. I had a great time- money well spent!

Tessa J St Louis Park, MN

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 two hours to Ivins, UT. Hike through Snow Canyon State Park with its red Navajo sandstone cliffs and ancient lava flows, and discover the secrets of the desert landscape through your knowledgeable guide. Indulge in a fantastic meal before continuing your in depth exploration of the lava flows in Snow Canyon with your guide. Tonight, enjoy some exceptional cuisine at the unique and contemporary Painted Pony restaurant in St. George.

 

About Seven Wives Inn

The Seven Wives Inn Bed and Breakfast located in downtown Saint George, Utah is a historic treasure in the painted southwest desert. Two grand Victorian homes on a well-groomed, green acre offer a selection of thirteen casually elegant rooms all with their own private bath. Impeccable and friendly service is the standard, your innkeepers will make every effort to make your stay comfortable and memorable. Open since 1981 the Seven Wives Inn takes pride in accommodating her repeat guests as well as opening her doors to all new ones.

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
Overnight: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

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, we’ll embark on a hike that will take us along the rim of Bryce Canyon in the northern portion of the park. Tonight we will have dinner at a local restaurant before turning in to the lodge.

Day 3: Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails
Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

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. Spend some time in the afternoon to relax and soak in this amazing place. We meet for dinner in the lodge.

Day 4: Zion National Park / Springdale
Zion National Park / Springdale
Meals Included:  B, L
Overnight: Zion Lodge

This morning, we look for the fifteen small arches along the aptly-named Arches Trail just outside Bryce. 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. Hike to Angel’s Landing, one of the top-rated hikes in the world, before checking into your lodging for the next two nights, the Zion Lodge. Take the evening to enjoy dinner on your own in Springdale. 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 5: Zion National Park / Springdale
Zion National Park / Springdale
Meals Included:  B, L, D
Overnight: Zion Lodge

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.

Day 6: Springdale / Las Vegas
Utah aerial
Meals Included:  B, L
Overnight: No Overnight

Today you will have time for one last hike through Zion National Park before we shuttle three hours 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.

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

Dates, Rates
& Details

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  • 6 days/5 nights
  • Next Departure: May 14, 2017
  • From $2,498 / person
  • ($580 single supplement)

Confirmed Departures

  • May 14, 2017
  • Aug 27, 2017
  • Sep 17, 2017
  • Sep 24, 2017

Recommended Travel Months

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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: 1 to 6 miles per hike, easy to strenuous terrain (sometimes multiple shorter hikes will be completed within one day).

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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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 adrenaline: A hike via Walter's Wiggles to the top of Angel's Landing is sure to get your blood pumping.
  • 3. The stargazing: 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. The colors: There's an ever-changing orange, amber, and red sandstone glow that dazzles from sunrise to sunset.
  • 5. 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.
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