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Bryce & Zion

Iconic National Parks of Utah

The rugged, stunningly beautiful landscape of southwest Utah has been capturing hearts for generations. The explorers, authors and artists who've encountered these red rock canyons and sandstone cliffs have found inspiration enough to last a lifetime, and you too will find your soul touched by this incredible place. You will begin by riding through part of the expansive Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and continue through two of Utah’s iconic National Parks—Bryce Canyon and Zion. These fantastic destinations provide a stunning backdrop for an unforgettable bicycling vacation of a lifetime.
From:
$2699 Per Person
Duration:
6 Days & 5 Nights
Rider Type: ?
3 - Active Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 More options available
Reviews:
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Trip Wows
Marvel at the bulbous hoodoo spires of Bryce Canyon National Park and the deep sandstone canyons of Zion National Park.
Refuel with locally-sourced Southwestern cuisine, including farm-fresh meats served with hearty combinations of corn, rice, and beans spiced with chili peppers.
Discover 2000 years of ancestral Puebloan culture and history as well as tales of modern folk heroes such as Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch Gang
Cycle past 240 million years of geologic history in the colorful sedimentary rock layers of the Colorado Plateau
Explore the canyons and peaks of Zion National Park on foot with a hike through the Virgin River Narrows or to the heights of Angel's Landing
Watch the Experience
The scenery was breathtaking. We had a wonderful time, we can't wait to do it again. The guides, the accommodations and the food are all very well taken care of.
-Marianna

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the greater the rewards

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book, your price and date are guaranteed. Prices listed below do not include a 7.95% Utah state and local sales tax.
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Sep 9  – Sep  14
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Sep 16  – Sep  21
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Jun 2  – Jun  7
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Looking for a one of a kind, once in a lifetime experience?
Look no further. All you need to do is pick any open trip date, get your group together and we will do the rest. Private trip pricing is as follows:
  • 10+ Guests Price as advertised*
  • 8-9 Guests +$500 per person to trip price*
  • 6-7 Guests +$1,000 per person to trip price*
  • 4-5 Guests +$1,500 per person to trip price*
  • 2-3 Guests +$2,500 per person to trip price*
*Pricing, availability and guest minimums are all subject to change at any time. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.
Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Best Western Abbey Inn at 8:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Once everyone has arrived, you will be introduced to the beauty of Utah on a scenic 4 1/2 hour shuttle to the Boulder Mountain Lodge. Following a delicious lunch, your Trek Travel guides will lead you in a short round of introductions and will talk bike safety for riding in Utah and its national parks. They’ll introduce you to your Trek bike for the week and will make sure you have a comfortable fit before you head out to explore the mystical landscape. Natural beauty abounds as you ride the Burr Trail and through the red Wingate sandstone walls of Long Canyon to a heart-stopping view across the canyonlands sprawling to the eastern horizon. Tonight you and your new travel companions will meet at Hell’s Backbone Grill for a social hour and dinner. This one-of-a-kind restaurant is the creation of chef-owners Jen Castle and Blake Spalding. Located in one of the most remote towns in the US (population 180) and supplied by Jen and Blake’s own no-harm organic farm, Hell’s Backbone Grill is a bright spot on the culinary map. These James Beard Award nominees and winners of numerous awards including Best Restaurant in Utah (Salt Lake Magazine, 2017) are sure to serve up one of the most memorable meals of your trip.
Today's Ride:

Boulder to Burr Trail Return
Approximately 34 miles with 2,750 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Boulder Mountain Lodge

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Today you’ll ride among the ridges, mesas, and valleys of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, along one of the most scenic byways in the United States. Views stretch in every direction as you cruise across the Hogsback Ridge and drop down to the green, shady Calf Creek drainage. From here, you’ll ride into Escalante, the gateway to the National Monument. Stop for a quick stretch break or continue riding to today's lunch spot, Powell Point overlook. Sweeping views of red rock formations extend as far as the eye can see, and you are welcome to enjoy lunch as you take it all in. After lunch there is plenty of riding on tap or you can shuttle to the hotel for an afternoon nap or a stroll along the rim of the Bryce Canyon amphitheater. Either way, you’ll be welcomed by expansive views of the Aquarius Plateau and the red, pink and white sandstone chimneys of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. This evening you will enjoy dinner on your own at the historic Lodge at Bryce Canyon. Take this opportunity to grab an early or late meal and catch sunset over the hoodoos before or after.
Today's Ride:

Boulder to Bryce Canyon with shuttle from Escalante to Powell Point
Approximately 60 miles with 4,420 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Boulder to Tropic with shuttle from Escalante to Powell Point
Approximately 47 miles with 2,640 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Boulder to Bryce Canyon
Approximately 79 miles with 6,220 feet of climbing

Hotel:

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

It’s your day to uncover the treasures of Bryce Canyon National Park. In the morning, you’ll enjoy an out-and-back ride through the park along the rim of Bryce Canyon. Pause to take pictures at the many scenic overlooks with spectacular views of the hoodoos and natural arches. You’ll be spoiled at lunchtime by a gourmet picnic, set up by your Trek Travel guides. Afterward, your guides will help you plan a free afternoon of exploring the canyon by foot. This is a great chance to get up close to the geologic wonders of Bryce Canyon and, of course, there’s always the option to read that book tucked away in your bag or play games in the Lodge. Whatever you choose, your Trek Travel guides are a great resource to make it happen. After the explorations of the afternoon, you will shuttle for a delicious upscale dinner at the Stone Hearth Grille, a small locally-owned restaurant housed in a former bed and breakfast just outside the town of Tropic.
Today's Ride:

Bryce to Rainbow Point Return
Approximately 32 miles with 2,450 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Bryce to Rainbow Point with shuttle
Approximately 16 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Hike in Bryce Canyon National Park
Navajo Trail or Queens Garden Loop Trail

Hotel:

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

Today’s route leaves behind the pink cliffs and spires of Bryce Canyon National Park and takes you to the sheer rock faces of Zion National Park. You’ll ride through the stunning landscape of Red Canyon on a bicycle path, so keep an eye out for deer and other wildlife. Along the way you'll stop for lunch in Orderville before climbing to the Zion Mountain Ranch and descending into Zion National Park. Have your camera ready to catch your first view of Zion’s stunning sandstone summits and rugged peaks. You’ll follow the ribbon of road past the Checkerboard Mesa to the Zion Tunnel and descend switchbacks along the canyon wall to the Virgin River and on to the town of Springdale. If you are feeling up for more miles at the end of the day you may ride into Zion Canyon before making your way to Springdale. Tonight you’ll stay at Flanigan's Inn, a quiet retreat near the gates of Zion. Scout local dining establishments on your own, such as Oscar's or the Spotted Dog Café, or feel free to branch out and find a new spot.
Today's Ride:

Bryce to Zion with shuttle from Red Canyon to Orderville
Approximately 51 miles with 2,550 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Bryce to Zion with shuttle from Red Canyon to Zion Mountain Ranch
Approximately 36 miles with 1,350 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Bryce to Zion with Zion Canyon Drive Return with shuttle from Red Canyon to Orderville
Approximately 63 miles with 3,400 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Hiking offers an intimate way to enjoy Zion's diverse and expansive trail system, and today is your opportunity to discover the fabled Virgin River Narrows (water level permitting). If you elect to hike the Narrows, Trek Travel will provide a rental package that includes specially-designed water shoes and information for your adventure. If you are undaunted by heights, tackle the awesome Angels Landing or the challenging Observation Point Trail, or select a shorter walk to Weeping Rock or the Emerald Pools. Whatever you decide, your guides will be on-hand to help you plan and provide lunch on the trail. If you prefer to get another ride in today, we have the perfect spin up to the Zion Tunnel for you. You’ll spend your final evening together reminiscing over the week’s adventures at the Bit and Spur restaurant. Challenge your guides to a game of pool over margaritas before a great Mexican dinner at this Springdale mainstay and local's favorite.
Today's Activity:

Hike in Zion National Park
Virgin River Narrows, Angels Landing or Observation Point Trail

Today’s Ride:

Springdale to Zion Tunnel Return
Approximately 12 miles with 1,250 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

On your last morning, you’ll cycle past Zion’s most notable monuments—The Watchman, Court of the Patriarchs, Angels Landing and Weeping Rock—arriving at the Temple of Sinawava, where the canyon road gives way to the Virgin River. Enjoy the cool and quiet of the morning deep inside the canyon, while the sun is still high on the cliff walls. Or, take the morning to sleep in and indulge with much-deserved rest. Everyone will savor a final breakfast before check-out.
Today's Ride:

Springdale to Temple of Sinawava Return
Approximately 17 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Boulder Mountain Lodge

Boulder, Utah

Situated in the heart of Utah’s canyon country, the Boulder Mountain Lodge boasts an award-winning restaurant, outdoor hot tub, natural well water straight from the tap, and a fire pit from which to enjoy the amazing view of the desert night sky.
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The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

Bryce Canyon, Utah

This National Historic Landmark is the only "in-park" lodging at Bryce Canyon and offers a rustic and relaxed 1920s style. The rooms at the lodge are located just a short walk from the rim of the Bryce Canyon amphitheater, so guests can be sure to catch a sunrise or sunset over the hoodoos during their visit.
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Flanigan's Inn

Springdale, Utah

This modern, sophisticated inn just steps from the Zion National Park entrance boasts a full-service spa with hot-stone, sports recovery and deep-tissue massage, as well as one of the locals' favorite bistros: The Spotted Dog. Everything here is locally-sourced when possible and at the height of freshness. Choose to sit back with a coffee and enjoy the view. Here, relaxation is your only job.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
St. George, Utah (SGU)
MEETING TIME:
8:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Best Western Abbey Inn, St. George, Utah

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
St. George Airport (SGU)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:15 PM
DEPARTING LOCATION:
St. George Airport (SGU), St. George, Utah

Arriving

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into St. George, Utah (SGU). You can contact the St. George Shuttle (800 933 8320, www.StGShuttle.com) to schedule a taxi ride from the airport to downtown St. George for approximately $40, one way. Or you can call for a taxi upon arrival at the airport and should expect to pay a similar amount. However, taxis are not necessarily waiting at this small airport so we encourage you to arrange transportation ahead of time for the transfer between the airport and your accommodations.

Alternatively, you may fly into Las Vegas, Nevada (LAS) and shuttle approximately 2 hours to St. George. The St. George Shuttle (800 933 8320, www.StGShuttle.com, $39 per person each way or $49 per person for the Executive Shuttle) will drop you off at their office in downtown St. George, and you can take a taxi to your pre-trip accommodations. When making travel plans from Las Vegas, please note that St. George, Utah is on Mountain Standard Time.

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Best Western Abbey Inn (1129 S Bluff Street, St. George, UT 84770) at 8:00 AM on the first day of the trip. If you choose to stay at the Abbey Inn the night before your trip, special rates may be available for Trek Travel guests, depending upon your travel dates. Simply mention Trek Travel when you call the hotel to book. For guests driving to the trip start, please note that you may not leave your vehicle at the Abbey Inn during your trip. Instead, you may contact Temple View RV (800-776-6410, please mention that you are with Trek Travel) to reserve a storage space for your vehicle for the duration of your trip. It's $10/day or $50 for 5+ days (up to a month). Temple View RV is a 0.4 mile walk from the Abbey Inn. Once the luggage has been loaded, you will shuttle 4 1/2 hours to Boulder Mountain Lodge. While on the shuttle, your guides will give you a preview of the day’s ride and commentary on the area. Please have your first day's cycling clothes easily accessible, separate from your luggage. After enjoying a fresh, delicious lunch, you will change into your biking clothes and begin the ride along the scenic Burr Trail.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Boulder Mountain Lodge (435 335 7460), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. It is highly recommended that you do everything within your power to make the scheduled pick-up, as it is very difficult to get to the Lodge on your own. If you are in need of transportation, try Southern Utah Scenic Tours (888 404 8687, www.UtahScenicTours.com) or a local car rental company to arrange transportation at your own expense.

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Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at Flanigan's Inn. You'll then shuttle 1 hour and 15 minutes to the St. George Airport (SGU), arriving at approximately 12:15 PM. Please allow adequate connection time for any ongoing travel to accommodate possible traffic delays. If needed, you can alternatively be dropped off at the Abbey Inn or Temple View RV in downtown St. George after the airport drop-offs have been made.

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What's Included

For us, the details matter most

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories.

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Trek Domane SL 7

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Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid

Now you never have to miss another view with Trek’s most popular upright hybrid that refuses to sacrifice performance for comfort. You’ll have 10 speeds for any hill, a carbon fork with vibration dampening for any bump in the road, and Shimano components for every advantage. Learn More

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • 5 nights of accommodation at handpicked hotels
  • Two experienced guides to provide local knowledge, support, and camaraderie
  • Daily route support with both guides and our support van
  • Daily breakfast, 5 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Social hour of drinks and hors d’oeuvres on your first and last night of the trip
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • Three daily route options
  • Snacks and drinks for each day’s ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL cycling jersey
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Each bike is equipped with a Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer, flat pack, front and rear Bontrager Flare R lights, a Bontrager saddle and pedals of your choice
  • All gratuities for drivers, local experts and hospitality staff
  • All luggage transfers and transportation during your trip
  • A personalized photobook of your trip
  • Entrance fees for all activities, private tours and events.
  • Due to national park requirements, electronic-assist bikes are not available on this trip.

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike to use
  • Trek Travel Bontrager RL cycling jersey
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle to use
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights
  • Flat pack
  • Upgrade your bike to include carbon wheels (+$200)
  • Coupon valued up to $500 off a new Trek Bicycle. Your coupon will be delivered via email.
  • You may bring your own pedals and saddle on the trip. Your guides will install your gear on the first day during your bike fit.

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. We recommend tipping 7.5-10% of your trip price for the guide team. Local currency is preferred and unless you want to tip separately, guides will divide tips amongst themselves. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.
  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.

More Information

Rider Level: 3 - Active?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
30 miles
TOTAL MILES:
180 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
2,175 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
13,050
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is varied, from sustained climbing in often windy conditions, to more level riding in cool canyons. The scenery and splendid views make the climbs and the windy conditions worthwhile, but this is a trip best suited to strong riders. The first three days of the trip are spent between about 6,700 and 9,000 feet elevation, which can make the riding more challenging if you spend most of your time at or near sea level. There are also sections of road that, while offering amazing views, can seem exposed to riders with a fear of heights. Bryce & Zion is best suited for our Type 3 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 2 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer.
NON-RIDING ACTIVITIES:
On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. Some non-riding options on this trip are:
  • Enjoy the peaceful serenity of Boulder Mountain Lodge
  • Hike among the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Numerous hiking options in the staggering beauty of Zion National Park
  • Shop in Springdale
  • Relax poolside with a view of red rock cliffs at Flanigan's Inn
  • Schedule a spa treatment in Springdale

See itinerary for specific daily ride distances and elevation options. On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

Averages and totals are calculated from our "Today’s Ride" options.

Planning For Your Trip

Bryce & Zion enjoy a desert climate, meaning generally warm to hot during the day (60-100F) but it can get downright cold at night (30-50F), depending upon the month. Light layers and a wind/waterproof shell are good for the day. Warm layers are recommended for the cold nights, especially mid-week when we stay at 8,000 feet elevation. Bring along some cool weather cycling gear just in case. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before: St. George, Utah

While in St. George, take advantage of the spa treatments at the Green Valley Spa or enjoy a round of golf at one of the local courses. There are also a range of beautiful hiking options in the region close to St. George that are well worth exploring, and we’d recommend a visit to Snow Canyon, a state park located 11 miles northwest of town, in addition to Zion National Park which you’ll visit on your trip. St. George is not a very walkable town, so if you plan to spend time here we recommend that you rent a car to get around. We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

after

After: Las Vegas, Nevada

For another kind of vacation fun, we recommend spending some extra time in Las Vegas at the beginning or end of your trip to enjoy this iconic city of American decadence. It is approximately a 2 hour drive from our trip start and finish in St. George, Utah to Las Vegas. There are numerous lodging options in Las Vegas from five-star resorts to small casinos. We recommend the following accommodations for your post-trip hotel:

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Our Bikes

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Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

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Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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