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Zion 4 Day Weekend Family

A desert family adventure

Make the most of your family vacation with Trek Travel's Zion National Park long weekend adventure. The fun desert town of Springdale, Utah, located just outside the gates of Zion National Park, is the perfect home base from which to explore this awe-inspiring natural playground with your kids. Join Trek Travel for an action-packed weekend filled with diverse activities for the young and the young-at-heart featuring casual rides, horseback riding, and many other surprises along the way. At the end of each day retreat and relax in comfort on the banks of the Virgin River, right in the center of town and close to all the fun. Discover Zion National Park on an adventure your family will never forget.
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From:
$1799 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Rider Type: ?
1 - Leisure Non-riders Welcome
Hotel Style: ?
Explorer
Bike Included:
Trek Domane SL 7 Disc More options available
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Trip Wows
Cycle along the leisurely Pa’rus Bike Path and along on the floor of the impressive Zion Canyon
Explore the amazing hikes that Zion has to offer on a free day with your family in the Park.
Experience the desert landscape from the back of a horse on a morning ride
Meander past the Checkerboard Mesa into a sea of petrified dunes
Relax by the pool while the kids splash the afternoon away
Watch the Experience
We just got back from our Zion weekend. All I can say is WOW! So well done. We were just amazed at how Trek thinks of EVERYTHING! We cannot say enough about the Trip. Our guides, Grant and Grace were amazing. Grant was so knowledgeable about the area. We actually had people on our hike (not from our group) that were asking him questions. Great personality and so perfect for this job. Grace was perfect for the job as well and she and Grant work so well together. We could not believe it was her first trip for Trek. She is an amazing person and born to be a Trek Travel Guide. If you cannot tell, we LOVED, LOVED, LOVED it. We will be back again.
-Johnna

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Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Best Western Abbey Inn at 11:00 AM on the first day of the trip. Once everyone has gathered, you’ll take a 1 hour private shuttle to the desert town of Springdale. Here you will enjoy a picnic of local specialties prepared by your Trek Travel guides. During the picnic your guides will lead you in a short round of introductions before discussing the rules of bike safety and offering some specific cycling tips for riding in Utah. Your guides will then ensure you a comfortable fit to your bike and familiarize you with some of its features. Now Zion awaits! Get on your bike to witness Zion’s iconic monuments—The Watchman, Court of the Patriarchs, Angel’s Landing and Weeping Rock—arriving at the Temple of Sinawava, where the canyon road gives way to the Virgin River. Tonight you and your new travel companions will meet for a drink and a delicious dinner at a Springdale restaurant.

Today's Ride:

Springdale to Temple of Sinawava Return
Approximately 17 miles with 1,180 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Desert Pearl Inn

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Hiking offers an intimate way for your family to enjoy Zion's diverse and expansive trail system, and today is your opportunity to explore the Park on your own on foot. You may discover the fabled Virgin River Narrows (water level permitting) and hike through clear water beneath towering rock walls. 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 available to provide suggestions and information and provide lunch for you to take on the trail. Save some time at the end of the day to visit some of the local shops and galleries or play in the pool at the hotel. Tonight the guides and the kids will head into town for a night of pizza and fun games, leaving the adults free to explore Springdale for a quiet and relaxing dinner on their own.

Today's Activity:

Hike in Zion National Park
Virgin River Narrows, Angels Landing, Observation Point Trail or a variety of other options

Hotel:

Desert Pearl Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch

Prepare for a day in the saddle as you experience Zion by bike and horseback! Pack a bag of riding gear and put on your ranch duds, ready for adventure. After a 45 minute shuttle, saddle up for a morning on horseback at the beautiful Zion Mountain Ranch. After the ride it’s onto the bikes (or the van) for an exhilarating descent through the eastern side of Zion National Park, past the Checkerboard Mesa. At the Zion Tunnel, everyone will board the Trek Travel van to reach the other side of the tunnel where adults can hop back on their bikes and the kids will shuttle to Springdale for a lunch of your choice. The afternoon is yours to enjoy: explore the town of Springdale's galleries and shops or kick back and enjoy the gorgeous pool and riverside lawn at the Inn. You’ll spend your final evening together reminiscing over the weekend’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:

Horseback Riding
(Must be at least 7 years old to participate)

Today's Ride:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Springdale
Approximately 14 miles with 965 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Desert Pearl Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner

Take your final morning to sleep in, take a refreshing swim with the kids in the hotel pool, or head out on a scenic ride. If you choose to cycle, you'll ride along the Pa’rus bike path and up to the western entrance of the Zion Tunnel. Simply doing an out-and-back on the bike path is a great option for the younger set. Those who make it to the tunnel entrance will be treated to an unforgettable descent into the canyon with fantastic views of the Great Arch of Zion, The West Temple, The Sundial, and the Altar of Sacrifice all bathed in spectacular morning light. It's a great way to wrap up the weekend before check-out.

Today's Ride:

Springdale to Zion Tunnel Return
Approximately 12 miles with 1,275 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Pa’rus Bike Path Return
Approximately 5 miles with 280 feet of climbing

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Desert Pearl Inn

Springdale, Utah

The Desert Pearl Inn offers an oasis of privacy and tranquility right in the heart of Springdale. Each thoughtfully selected detail adds to the feeling of warmth and hospitality at this desert retreat. The beautiful wood seen throughout the grounds is old-growth Douglas fir and redwood reclaimed from the historic Lucin Cutoff railroad trestle that once spanned the north end of the Great Salt Lake. From the relaxing lawn you can watch the river flow past and reflect on this ancient elemental force that slowly carved the magnificent canyon walls.

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 Disc

It isn’t the cycling vacation of a lifetime unless you have the industry’s best bike to match. Starting in 2019, we’re upgrading our fleet to feature the award-winning Domane SL 7 with Shimano Ultegra Disc brakes. Because when you combine the lightweight stability and comfort of the Domane with the superior safety and stopping power of disc brakes, you get a match made in cycling heaven. And the best part? It’s included in the trip price. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world with the new Domane SL 7. Learn More

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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

  • 3 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, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
  • 2 social hours of drinks and hors d'oeuvres
  • Ride a Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle. Kids have the option to ride a Trek Superfly 20 or 24 bike.
  • Up to three daily route options on riding days
  • Snacks and drinks for each day's ride
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • 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 (Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals)
  • 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

GEAR

  • Trek Domane SL 7 disc carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bike
  • Trek Travel Bontrager cycling jersey to keep
  • Trek Travel water bottles to keep
  • Shimano clipless road pedals, Shimano clipless mountain pedals, caged or flat pedals
  • Bontrager helmet and saddle
  • Bontrager front and rear Flare R lights and a flat pack
  • Garmin Edge 1030 GPS computer
  • 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: 1 - Leisure?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
14 miles
TOTAL MILES:
43 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,140 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
3420 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is varied, from relatively level riding along the floor of Zion Canyon, to potentially windy conditions on the east side of the Park, to the opportunity for a sustained climb to the Zion Tunnel on Day 4. Zion Family Weekend is best suited for our Type 1 Riders. Type 2 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:
  • Numerous hiking options in the staggering beauty of Zion National Park
  • Horseback riding with the group
  • Shop in Springdale
  • Relax poolside with a view of red rock cliffs at the Desert Pearl 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.

Travel Details

How to Get There

FLY INTO:
St. George, Utah (SGU)
MEETING TIME:
11:00 AM
MEETING LOCATION:
Best Western Abbey Inn, St. George, Utah

Say Farewell

FLY OUT OF:
St. George, Utah (SGU)
DEPARTING TIME:
12:00 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 $25, 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. Or you may contact the St. George Express, which offers door-to-door service from the Las Vegas Airport (435 652 1100, www.stgeorgeexpress.com). Prices vary by the pickup time of the shuttle. 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 11:00 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 the length of your trip. It's $10/day or $50 for 5+ days (up to a month). Temple RV is a 0.4 mile walk from the Abbey Inn. Once the luggage has been loaded, you will shuttle 1 hour to the desert town of Springdale. Please have your first day’s riding gear handy and separate from your other luggage to facilitate the bike fitting and ride.

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, Desert Pearl Inn (435.772.8888), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. We strongly recommend that you make the scheduled pick-up time, as there are limited transport options for the 40 miles to Springdale. However, if this is not possible and you do need to arrange private transportation, we’d suggest you try the St. George Shuttle (800 933 8320, www.StGShuttle.com) to arrange transportation at your own expense.

View our pre hotel recommendations

Leaving

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the Desert Pearl Inn. You’ll then travel by shuttle to the St. George Airport (SGU), arriving at approximately 12:00 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.

View our post hotel recommendations

Planning For Your Trip

Packing and Weather

Zion has a desert climate, meaning generally much warmer during the day than at night. During April, May and October you can expect daytime highs between 65-85F and nighttime lows between 40-55F, although colder temps are always possible and we strongly encourage you to carefully check the forecast the week before your trip begins. In November highs are normally in the mid-60s and lows in the upper 30s. Please come prepared to ride with gear to suit the coldest temperature in the forecast, since our morning ride starts often take place before the temperatures have begun to warm for the day. Precipitation chances are generally low, but we recommend bringing rain gear just in case as the weather can change quickly. Packing List

Before and After Your Trip

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Before & After: St. George, Utah

While in St. George, take advantage of the spa treatments at the Amira 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 and/or post trip hotel:

Why Trek Travel

Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the all-new, ultra smooth Trek Domane SL 7, to the new Trek Electric-Assist XM700+ and the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

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.

Your Day. You Decide.

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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