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Utah | Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks | Adult Only
Utah - Cedar Breaks, Bryce, and Zion National Park Explore three of Utah's best places to visit on this remarkable, guided six-day adventure vacation
6 days / 5 nights
Activity Level Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.
Trip Start (arrival)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Trip End (return)
Las Vegas, Nevada
USD $3499 Adult
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Bryce and Zion National Park Vacation – 6 Days / 5 Nights
Embark on an adventure from Cedar Breaks, to Bryce Canyon, and Zion National Park! Vacation to some of Utah’s best places to visit! They are only 90 minutes apart, but strikingly different, and yet there is so much more! 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 in the Queen’s Garden in Bryce Canyon National Park. Experience the thrill of canyoneering in the most magnificent slot canyons around Zion National Park. Browse galleries in the artist conclave of Springdale and unwind each night while marveling at the brilliance of Utah’s star-lit sky.
Nature’s playground beckons both seasoned and beginner adventurers alike to explore the desert canyons and sandcastles of Southern Utah on this six-day, custom Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park vacation. Hiking in Bryce Canyon & Zion is unlike anywhere else in the world. From the fairy tale labyrinths of Bryce’s hoodoos and arches to the jaw-dropping monoliths of Zion, prepare to be inspired, energized, and rejuvenated by two of America’s greatest national treasures.
Bryce and Zion National Park Vacation Package Highlights
- Hike past waterfalls, natural springs, and the most magnificent slot canyons around Zion National Park.
- Ride your bike through the breathtaking red canyon walls of Snow Canyon State Park
- Explore sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs, and natural amphitheaters
- Hike the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden trails
- Experience a half-day canyoneering adventure and rappel down water-carved rocks in a sandstone slot canyon
- Marvel at monolithic hoodoos, arches, and windows as you wind around the outer edge of the gorge in Cedar Breaks National Monument
A few more reasons why you've gotta go to Bryce & Zion:
The scenery: a high-desert spectacle of rock formations and river-carved canyons, Southern Utah is a photographer's dream.
The adrenaline: a hike through some of the most jaw-dropping slot canyons surrounding Zion National Park is sure to get your blood pumping.
The stargazing: due to altitude and lack of air and light pollution, stargazing in Bryce and Zion is considered the best in the Continental U.S.
Las Vegas, Nevada LAS
Las Vegas, Nevada LAS
Las Vegas / St. George
This morning your guides will pick you up at your hotel in Las Vegas and drive 2.5 hours to Snow Canyon State Park where you’ll begin your first hike of the trip amid lava flows and sandstone. The lava rock we’ll see along this trail is a result of cinder cones that erupted anywhere between 1.4 million and 27,000 years ago! Indulge in a meal at a nearby restaurant before beginning this afternoon’s adventure. Listen to a short bike talk by your informative guides before you bike under towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock, eventually ending up at our first night’s accommodation. Tonight, enjoy some exceptional cuisine at the unique and contemporary Painted Pony restaurant in St. George.
About Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
For a comfortable stay in a unique southwestern-style accommodation, Best Western Abbey Inn serves it all in a convenient location in St. George. Lavishly decorated with intricate brickwork and palm tree-studded landscaping, this hotel is an oasis for relaxation and a premium space to unwind at the end of a long day of adventuring. Soak in the outdoor pool or hot tub or get your sweat on in the fitness center before crawling into bed.
Cedar Breaks National Monument / Bryce Canyon National Park
A freshly prepared breakfast will await you this morning. A short shuttle brings us to Cedar Breaks National Monument where we’ll take a neat 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 lunch we will journey to Bryce Canyon National Park for our next hiking adventure. The Bryce Canyon Rim Trail Hike takes us along the rim of the Bryce Canyon to Fairyland trailhead for a 2.5-mile, round trip adventure. Watch as the landscape moves between hundreds of orange, yellow, and white hoodoos that rise from the canyon floor. Check into your home for the next two nights and relax before dinner.
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 breathtaking Bryce Canyon National Park.
Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails
After a hearty breakfast, embark on a hike through the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-A-Boo and Queens Garden trails. Share your favorite parts of Bryce Canyon with the group as you dine with everyone at the lodge. 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.
Zion National Park
Depart Bryce Canyon National Park on your bike this morning as you take a relaxed, 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. Here we will take time for a short hike to marvel at the dramatic panoramas or towering canyon walls and view of Virgin River. Take the evening to enjoy dinner on your own and explore the artsy town of Springdale.
About the SpringHill Suites
The award-winning SpringHill Suites Springdale Zion National Park offers a comfortable, elegant setting for adventurers. Located only 1 mile from Zion’s gate, the Springhill Suites is centrally located to explore everything southern Utah has to offer. After an exciting day of hiking, treat yourself to the luxuries the SpringHill Suites has to offer. Enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub with amazing canyon views, splash pad, balconies, patios, and fireplaces, or stroll along the Virgin River to take advantage of the desert dark night sky.
Canyoneering Slot Canyon Adventure
Explore more of the wonders surrounding Zion today. Experience the thrill of canyoneering in the most magnificent slot canyons around Zion National Park. Canyoneering is a unique activity that involves hiking, rappelling and downclimbing, and is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Perfect for beginners, this adrenaline-inducing activity will be led by professionals who will “show you the ropes” so to speak as well as the beauty of the hidden slot canyons of southern Utah. After lunch together, you’ll have free time to explore Springdale or head back into Zion by shuttle to explore on your own. We’ll meet back up this evening for a farewell dinner at Bit & Spur.
Springdale / Las Vegas
We’ll spend our last morning exploring the Zion area or relaxing at our hotel. Take in the beauty of this place one last time as we shuttle back to Las Vegas for our departure 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.
|Start Date||End Date||Status|
|August 21, 2022||August 26, 2022||Filling Up|
|August 28, 2022||September 2, 2022||Filling Up|
|May 14, 2023||May 19, 2023||Open|
|May 21, 2023||May 26, 2023||Open|
|May 28, 2023||June 2, 2023||Open|
|June 4, 2023||June 9, 2023||Open|
|August 20, 2023||August 25, 2023||Open|
|August 27, 2023||September 1, 2023||Open|
**The 8/21/2022, 5/14/2023, 5/21/2023, and 8/20/2023 departures offer a Hiking-Focused alternative itinerary. Speak with an Adventure Travel Consultant for details.**
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Arrival & Departure
Please plan on arriving to Las Vegas, Nevada at least one day prior to your departure. Day one of your itinerary starts at 7:00 am with pick-up at your pre-trip hotel. Your trip ends with a drop-off in Las Vegas at the airport (1:00 pm) or your post-trip hotel (1:30 pm). Please book flights out of Las Vegas for 3:00 PM or later.
Hiking: 2 to 8 miles per hike, easy to moderately strenuous terrain
Biking: 8 to 15 miles per ride, easy to moderately strenuous terrain
Canyoneering: 4-5 hours, easy to moderately strenuous terrain
Hear tales of the region’s history from Butch Cassidy to Mormon settlers. Learn about Canyon Country geology, including hoodoos, arches, alcoves, and fins. As you pass through portions of Bryce Amphitheater on Peek-a-boo Trail, allow your mind to wander as you glimpse views of fantastically imaginative rock formations. Do you know how petrified sand dunes came about? Is Bryce Canyon really a canyon? Keep a keen eye out for mule deer, coyotes, and lizards that call the rugged, red sandstone walls of Kolob Canyon home. Absorb the magnificence of the most spectacular slot canyons around Zion National Park. Learn about the freezing and thawing process called “ice-wedging” that created Bryce Canyon National Park. 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!
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 the itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner). Alcoholic beverages and related gratuities are not included in the trip price.
Included in Your Bryce and Zion National Park Vacation
- 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.
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.1 Easy (1)
Activity levels are subjective depending on your general level of fitness and your experience; however, all of our trips are self-paced.2 Moderately Easy (2)
National Parks Expert
As President of Operations at Austin Adventures, Kasey Austin can tell you the logistical ins and outs of every single trip. More than that, though, Kasey has lived and breathed most of the company’s featured destinations and will eagerly share her contagious passion for the transformational power of active travel. Kasey grew up in the adventure travel business; she knows the positive, lifelong impact of family travel, a quality that earned her the distinction of being named top family travel guide by Outside Magazine in 2014.