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Zion 4 Day Weekend

A desert cycling wonderland

Tucked deep in the southwest corner of Utah, Zion National Park and Springdale are a desert wonderland of vivid red rocks, sheer soaring cliffs, and cool flowing waters. From the stunning views of the Court of the Patriarchs and the Great Arch of Zion to the depths of the Virgin River Narrows, this region's surreal landscape can't be found anywhere else on earth. Trek Travel's Zion Weekend trip allows you to experience the best of this magnificent area by biking and hiking through its canyons and over its mesas, where each day plays its own unique concert of light and color over the iconic red rock formations. See Our Zion Long Weekend Family Edition»
From:
$1599 Per Person
Duration:
4 Days & 3 Nights
Rider Type: ?
2 - Recreational 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 2,000-foot sandstone walls of Zion Canyon and take a stroll across the uniquely colored sands of Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park
Refuel with locally-sourced Southwestern cuisine, including farm-fresh meats served with hearty combinations of corn, rice, and beans spiced with chili peppers
Descend past the Checkerboard Mesa into a sea of petrified dunes on Zion's eastern edge
Explore the desert town of Springdale with its galleries and unique shops
Experience the incredible slot canyon of the Virgin River Narrows or the views from Angels Landing or Observation Point
Watch the Experience
Best vacation I have ever taken! It was incredibly special.   Great balance between being active and relaxation. We saw amazing sights, flew down switchbacks and experienced things that are truly once-in-a-lifetime. I couldn't have planned a better trip and would recommend it to everyone.  
-Bianca

Dates & Prices

Early Booking Savings Ends October 10th

Book today for the best savings of the year and the widest availability of dates. Not sure where or when you want to travel? We don’t charge a fee for changing dates or destinations up to 90 days prior to your trip start. Prices listed below do not include a 6.95% Utah state and local sales tax.
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  • 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. Certain dates have a minimum number of guests required, please contact us for details. Private pricing is not available on Ride Camp, Race, Special Edition or Cross Country style trips.

Once everyone has gathered, you'll take a two-hour private shuttle to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by your Trek Travel guides. Your guides will then lead a short round of introductions before discussing the rules of bike safety and offering some specific cycling tips for riding in Utah. They'll ensure you a comfortable fit to your bike, and familiarize you with some of its features. Then, the road awaits! Witness the grandeur of the eastern flanks of Zion National Park from the seat of your bike as you make your way to the Zion Mountain Ranch. This evening, you and your new travel companions will meet for a drink and a delicious farm-to-table meal at the ranch's on-site restaurant, Cordwood. Take in the incredible surroundings as the sun sets over the canyon rim.

Today's Ride:

Coral Pink Sand Dunes to Zion Mountain Ranch (with Hwy 89 shuttle)
Approximately 21 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Zion Mountain Ranch

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Following a delicious breakfast, you will begin today's ride into Zion National Park. Pedal along a red ribbon of road that traces the path of ancient rock formations, past the Checkerboard Mesa, in and out of petrified sand dunes, underneath piñon and ponderosa pines to the famous mile-long Zion tunnel. After a short shuttle ride through the tunnel, you'll hop back on your bike and descend sweeping switchbacks to the floor of Zion Canyon. From here, pedal along the banks of the Virgin River to the Temple of Sinawava and turn your gaze upwards at the towering Navajo sandstone cliffs above. Ride back to the lively desert town of Springdale, where you’ll stop at one of the cafes for a lunch of your choice. This afternoon you may choose to get back into the park on foot by taking advantage of one of the many hiking options. If you aren’t afraid of heights, we recommend the iconic Angel’s Landing, one of the most dramatic hikes you will ever do. Or you may decide to spend your time in the many art galleries and shops of Springdale or simply relax poolside. This evening Springdale’s restaurants are yours to explore for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Temple of Sinawava to Springdale
Approximately 27 miles with 1,650 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Springdale
Approximately 15 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Hike in Zion National Park: Angel’s Landing

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hiking offers an intimate way to enjoy Zion through its diverse and expansive trail system, and today is your opportunity to hike 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 hike. Otherwise, choose the challenging Observation Point Trail or a shorter walk to Weeping Rock or the Emerald Pools. Whatever you decide, the choice is yours and your guides will be on-hand to help you plan how to best spend your day and provide lunch on the trail. 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:

Virgin River Narrows or Observation Point Trail
Hike through the river or to the top of the canyon

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

On your last morning, you can rise early for a final spin beneath Zion's unforgettable towering cliffs. Ride along the Pa'rus bike path and up to the western entrance of the Zion Tunnel. As you head back towards the Inn, down the six sweeping switchbacks you just rode up, you will be treated to fantastic views of the canyon and the Great Arch of Zion, The West Temple, The Sundial, and the Altar of Sacrifice all bathed in spectacular morning light. Enjoy a final breakfast before check-out.

Today's Ride:

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

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Once everyone has gathered, you'll take a two-hour private shuttle to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. Here you will enjoy a picnic lunch prepared by your Trek Travel guides. Your guides will then lead a short round of introductions before discussing the rules of bike safety and offering some specific cycling tips for riding in Utah. They'll ensure you a comfortable fit to your bike, and familiarize you with some of its features. Then, the road awaits! Witness the grandeur of the eastern flanks of Zion National Park from the seat of your bike as you make your way to the Zion Mountain Ranch. This evening, you and your new travel companions will meet for a drink and a delicious farm-to-table meal at the ranch's on-site restaurant, Cordwood. Take in the incredible surroundings as the sun sets over the canyon rim.

Today's Ride:

Coral Pink Sand Dunes to Zion Mountain Ranch (with Hwy 89 shuttle)
Approximately 21 miles with 1,800 feet of climbing

Hotel:

Zion Mountain Ranch

Included Meals:

Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

Following a delicious breakfast, you will begin today's ride into Zion National Park. Pedal along a red ribbon of road that traces the path of ancient rock formations, past the Checkerboard Mesa, in and out of petrified sand dunes, underneath piñon and ponderosa pines to the famous mile-long Zion tunnel. After a short shuttle ride through the tunnel, you'll hop back on your bike and descend sweeping switchbacks to the floor of Zion Canyon. From here, pedal along the banks of the Virgin River to the Temple of Sinawava and turn your gaze upwards at the towering Navajo sandstone cliffs above. Ride back to the lively desert town of Springdale, where you’ll stop at one of the cafes for a lunch of your choice. This afternoon you may choose to get back into the park on foot by taking advantage of one of the many hiking options. If you aren’t afraid of heights, we recommend the iconic Angel’s Landing, one of the most dramatic hikes you will ever do. Or you may decide to spend your time in the many art galleries and shops of Springdale or simply relax poolside. This evening Springdale’s restaurants are yours to explore for dinner.

Today's Ride:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Temple of Sinawava to Springdale
Approximately 26 miles with 1,675 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Zion Mountain Ranch to Springdale
Approximately 14 miles with 1,000 feet of climbing

Today's Activity:

Hike in Zion National Park: Angel’s Landing

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hiking offers an intimate way to enjoy Zion through its diverse and expansive trail system, and today is your opportunity to hike 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 hike. Otherwise, choose the challenging Observation Point Trail or a shorter walk to Weeping Rock or the Emerald Pools. Whatever you decide, the choice is yours and your guides will be on-hand to help you plan how to best spend your day and provide lunch on the trail. 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:

Virgin River Narrows or Observation Point Trail
Hike through the river or to the top of the canyon

Hotel:

Flanigan's Inn

Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch | Social Hour | Dinner

On your last morning, you can rise early for a final spin beneath Zion's unforgettable towering cliffs. Ride along the Pa'rus bike path and up to the western entrance of the Zion Tunnel. As you head back towards the Inn, down the six sweeping switchbacks you just rode up, you will be treated to fantastic views of the canyon and the Great Arch of Zion, The West Temple, The Sundial, and the Altar of Sacrifice all bathed in spectacular morning light. Or, take the morning to sleep in and indulge in some much-deserved rest before check-out.

Today's Ride:

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

Included Meals:

Breakfast

Hotels

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Zion Mountain Ranch

Mt. Carmel, Utah

The Zion Mountain Ranch is perched high on the eastern plateau of Zion Canyon. Adjacent to Zion National Park, ZMR is home to a large native bison herd, a number of beautifully appointed cabins, horse stables and a farm to table restaurant. This peaceful property steeps itself in the roots of the great American southwest and is an amazing place to breathe the fresh night air and take in the bright stars of the desert sky.
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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.

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

Trek’s latest innovation has led to the best bike on the road—a light weight, stable and technologically advanced machine to make even the hardest roads seem easy. Ride confidently, comfortably and longer in the most beautiful destinations around the world. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200.

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. Upgrade your bike with carbon wheels for only $200. 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 or a Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid
  • 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 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: 2 - Recreational?

AVERAGE DAILY MILEAGE:
15 miles
TOTAL MILES:
60 miles
AVERAGE DAILY ELEVATION:
1,175 feet
TOTAL ELEVATION:
4,700 feet
TERRAIN: HILLY
The terrain is varied, from relatively level riding along the floor of Zion Canyon to sustained climbing in potentially windy conditions on the east side of the Park. The splendid views make the climbs worthwhile. Zion Long Weekend is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Type 3+ 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
  • Shop in Springdale
  • Relax poolside with a view of red rock cliffs
  • Schedule a spa treatment at the Deep Canyon Spa

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:
10:00 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 Airport (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 10:00 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 View RV is a 0.4 mile walk from the Abbey Inn. Once the luggage has been loaded, you will shuttle two hours to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. 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, Zion Mountain Ranch (866 648 2555), 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 few transport options for the 80 miles to Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park. However, if this is not possible and you do need to arrange private transportation, we suggest you try Southern Utah Scenic Tours (888 404 8687, www.UtahScenicTours.com) or a local car rental company 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 Flanigan's Inn. You’ll then travel by shuttle 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.

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

before

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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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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