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Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

  • 6 Days
  • Avg Group Size: 12
  • Activity Level 2
    • Activity Level 2

      Hikes on our Level 2 adventures are considered easy to moderate in difficulty.

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  • Trip Start: Saint George
  • Trip End: Saint George
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Journey through some of the best scenery of Utah on our Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

There's no doubt you'll be in awe of the strikingly different landscapes as you meander Utah's most famous national parks on our 6-day Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure. Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks are only 90 minutes apart yet showcase an incredible range of landscapes. Explore the Zion Canyon and the Virgin River, discover unique rock formations of Bryce's Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden trails and jump into an adrenaline-inducing canyoneering adventure. Everywhere you look, new landscapes greet you. Everywhere you turn, a new adventure is waiting. Grab those hiking boots and a camera. Our Bryce & Zion tour is an adventure tour for the memory books!

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Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure ~ Itinerary

Trip Start: Saint George Trip End: Saint George

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  • Day 1Hike and Bike Snow Canyon State Park

  • Day 2Kayaking in Quail Creek State Park, hiking Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Day 3Hike Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails

  • Day 4Bike Bryce Canyon, hike Zion National Park

  • Day 5Canyoneering Slot Canyon Adventure

  • Day 6Explore Zion, farewell!

  • Day 1

    Hike and Bike Snow Canyon State Park

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    This morning your guides will pick you up at your hotel in St. George and drive to Snow Canyon State Park for your first hike of the trip amid lava flows and sandstone. The State Park canyon is carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone in the Red Mountains and 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!

    After lunch, your afternoon adventure will start with a short bike talk by our informative guides before we hop on bikes to ride under towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock, eventually ending up at our first night’s accommodation. The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn is conveniently located in Saint George, Utah, and it offers luxurious accommodations with an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa.
    Accommodation: Best Western Plus Abbey Inn
    Meals:
    Lunch, Dinner

    Hiking: 5 miles (8 kilometers)
    Biking: 14 miles (22 kilometers)

  • Day 2

    Kayaking in Quail Creek State Park, hiking Bryce Canyon National Park

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    Before setting off for your kayaking adventure, enjoy breakfast to fuel up for the fun. You'll spend about 2 hours exploring the waters of Quail Creek State Park, discovering the diverse geology and history of the region. After lunch, you’ll swap your paddle for boots to hike in Bryce Canyon National Park. The Bryce Canyon Rim Trail Hike takes you along the rim of the Bryce Canyon to Fairyland trailhead. Watch as the landscape shifts with hundreds of orange, yellow, and white hoodoos rising from the canyon floor.

    Check into your home for the next two nights and relax before dinner. Our accommodation for the next two nights, the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, is surrounded by fantastic scenery, most notably the hoodoos that you’ll encounter in the coming days.
    Accommodation: Bryce Canyon Grand
    Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Kayaking: 2 hours
    Hiking: 2.5 miles (4 kilometers)

  • Day 3

    Hike Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails

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    After a hearty breakfast we’ll embark on a hike through the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Queens Garden trail. The trail drops down into the canyon and we’ll wander through natural sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs, and natural amphitheaters with the trail looping up with the Peek-a-boo trail, creating a figure-8, passing by the Wall of Windows, the Hindu temples finishing with a walk up the famous Wall Street with its switchbacks that leads back to the rim. After a full of day of hiking enjoy a bit of rest before dinner at the hotel.
    Accommodation: Bryce Canyon Grand
    Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Hiking: Up to 8 miles (13 kilometers)

  • Day 4

    Bike Bryce Canyon, hike Zion National Park

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    We’ll depart Bryce Canyon National Park on our bikes this morning and take a relaxed, beautiful bike ride through Dixie National Forest’s Red Canyon under towering red cliffs and scattered pine forests. After our morning bike, we’ll drive to Zion National Park, winding through the magnificent canyon walls and towering cliffs that make up this majestic park.

    We will then explore Zion Canyon on a hike showcasing dramatic panoramas of towering canyon walls, picturesque views of the Virgin River, and lushly-vegetated trails. Later we’ll check into our accommodation for the next two nights, Springhill Suites, located only one mile from the park's entrance. The evening is then yours to explore and enjoy on your own.
    Accommodation: Springhill Suites
    Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch

    Biking: 12 miles (20 kilometers)
    Hiking: 3 miles (4.8 kilometers)

  • Day 5

    Canyoneering Slot Canyon Adventure

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    Challenge yourself on this thrilling adventure where you can truly experience the land around you. Rappel down water-carved rocks in a sandstone slot canyon with professionals who will guide you every step of the way. You'll be fully equipped and supported as you jump into this adrenaline-inducing activity, perfect for beginners!

    Take the afternoon to relax or explore a bit more Zion National Park on your own via the shuttle system.
    Accommodation: Springhill Suites
    Meals:
    Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Canyoning: 4-5 hours

  • Day 6

    Explore Zion, farewell!

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    We'll spend our last morning exploring the Zion area before transferring back to St. George where you'll bid your farewells and head home or onto your next adventure.
    Accommodation: Not applicable
    Meals:
    Breakfast

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What's Included

  • Our own highly experienced guides, with you from start to finish
  • Industry-leading Guest-to-Guide ratio (averaging 6:1)
  • Your own ‘Account’, an online space with everything required for your trip
  • Our knowledgeable Customer Service Team to answer your queries - just a phone call, email or chat away
  • Customer Service pre-trip phone calls to ensure you’re 'trip ready'
  • All accommodations for the duration of your trip 
  • All meals except where indicated in the itinerary
  • Unlimited snacks to keep you fueled
  • Special ‘Wow!’ moments you'll never forget
  • All activities outlined in the itinerary
  • All necessary equipment (well-maintained and safe) for activities
  • All gratuities for hotels, restaurants, and activities 
  • All park and other entry fees 
  • Transportation in our air-conditioned vans - safe, clean, modern, and comfortable!

What Our Guests Say

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4.85/5 Rating | 6,500+ Reviews

Reviews from our Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

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Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2024

Excellent trip

"We had a blast, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people who by the end of the week were friends. Our guides, Jenny and Nicole, were outstanding.

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"We had a blast, and enjoyed the opportunity to meet new people who by the end of the week were friends. Our guides, Jenny and Nicole, were outstanding. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

F Faber | June 2024

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2024

AMAZING!!!!

"What a fantastic trip with Austin Adventures to St. George, Bryce and Zion! Our guides Nicole and Jenny were the best of the best. Everything from accommodation, to meals, to activities were so well planned and thought out. The scenery was beyond my expectations. Hopefully burned into my memory for a lifetime. The photos just don't do these majestic places justice. HIking, biking, kayaking and rapelling were all such fun, some days more challenging than others! The weather was HOT! 100-112F most days, but the girls were so prepared with water, and their "salty" snacks and making sure everyone took adequate breaks.I applaud them for always carrying extra on their own backs, that could not have been easy in the heat. The drives were entertaining and the music was plentiful and well chosen!! We an AWESOME group of 10, which totally contributed to the trip being as wonderful as it was. Not often do people gel as we all did. Thanks again Austin, you've outdone yourself with this one. (Pair those 2 girls up again, they worked super well together!!!!)

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"What a fantastic trip with Austin Adventures to St. George, Bryce and Zion! Our guides… read more

"What a fantastic trip with Austin Adventures to St. George, Bryce and Zion! Our guides Nicole and Jenny were the best of the best. Everything from accommodation, to meals, to activities were so well planned and thought out. The scenery was beyond my expectations. Hopefully burned into my memory for a lifetime. The photos just don't do these majestic places justice. HIking, biking, kayaking and rapelling were all such fun, some days more challenging than others! The weather was HOT! 100-112F most days, but the girls were so prepared with water, and their "salty" snacks and making sure everyone took adequate breaks.I applaud them for always carrying extra on their own backs, that could not have been easy in the heat. The drives were entertaining and the music was plentiful and well chosen!! We an AWESOME group of 10, which totally contributed to the trip being as wonderful as it was. Not often do people gel as we all did. Thanks again Austin, you've outdone yourself with this one. (Pair those 2 girls up again, they worked super well together!!!!) read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

T Tracy | June 2024

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2023

Excellent experience

"Many lifetime memories made on this trip. Beautiful views.

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"Many lifetime memories made on this trip. Beautiful views. read more

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4 Stars (179 reviews)

T Teri | August 2023

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2023

Bryce/Zion trip

"This was such a fantastic trip. Spending time in beautiful Bryce and Zion with a great group of people and two fantastic guides was just the best!!! I will definitely travel with Austin Adventures again!!

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"This was such a fantastic trip. Spending time in beautiful Bryce and Zion with… read more

"This was such a fantastic trip. Spending time in beautiful Bryce and Zion with a great group of people and two fantastic guides was just the best!!! I will definitely travel with Austin Adventures again!! read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

N Naida | August 2023

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2023

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"My wife and I are senior citizens and booked this trip with some reservations on whether we would be paired with people similar in age or we would slow the group down. To our delight we found that most of the group was similar to us in age and the "adventures" include in the trip were doable for us and we had the option to do something a little less demanding. The guides were very attentive to our needs, thank you to Megan and Joel, we had a wonderful trip.

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"My wife and I are senior citizens and booked this trip with some reservations on… read more

"My wife and I are senior citizens and booked this trip with some reservations on whether we would be paired with people similar in age or we would slow the group down. To our delight we found that most of the group was similar to us in age and the "adventures" include in the trip were doable for us and we had the option to do something a little less demanding. The guides were very attentive to our needs, thank you to Megan and Joel, we had a wonderful trip. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

C Christfried | August 2023

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2023

Great Sights, Great Exercise, and Great Friendships!

"My wife and I had an outstanding adventure vacation at Bryce and Zion. We saw incredible sights and enjoyed the friendships that we developed over the course of the week spent hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and canyoneering together. Our guides were always one step ahead, anticipating our needs and wants - and totally spoiling us in the process!

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"My wife and I had an outstanding adventure vacation at Bryce and Zion. We saw… read more

"My wife and I had an outstanding adventure vacation at Bryce and Zion. We saw incredible sights and enjoyed the friendships that we developed over the course of the week spent hiking, bicycling, kayaking, and canyoneering together. Our guides were always one step ahead, anticipating our needs and wants - and totally spoiling us in the process! read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

S Scott | August 2023

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

"Very good experience. Loved the hiking, biking & especially repelling for my first time. Excellent hotels & plentiful, delicious meals topped by 2 best of the best guides, Jessie & Joel.

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"Very good experience. Loved the hiking, biking & especially repelling for my first time. Excellent… read more

"Very good experience. Loved the hiking, biking & especially repelling for my first time. Excellent hotels & plentiful, delicious meals topped by 2 best of the best guides, Jessie & Joel. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

G Geralyn | August 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2022

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"Guides were great!

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5 Stars (179 reviews)

J James | August 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - August 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

"Guides were outstanding. The trip did not match the itinerary online and sent to us. However, the hikes and canoneering wete great.

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"Guides were outstanding. The trip did not match the itinerary online and sent to us.… read more

"Guides were outstanding. The trip did not match the itinerary online and sent to us. However, the hikes and canoneering wete great. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

B Barry | August 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2022

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5 Stars (179 reviews)

J Julie | June 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2022

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"As a single traveler I chose Austin because I found so many great reviews online and it has the activities I was looking for. I was so pleasantly surprised from the moment in the hotel lobby waiting for the vans, when the majority of other Austin travelers were repeat customers. Many with 3 and 5 trips with Austin. Our guides, Jessi, Steve and Joel were phenomenal. No detail left undone! So personable and fun! Even when our trailer hitch broke and our day got off to a later start. The guides didn't miss a beat! They handled it professionally and with grace! And in the end only set us back about an hour. We didn't really even know the difference.
I honestly cannot say enough about my experience. I will definitely book again! I am already looking :)

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"As a single traveler I chose Austin because I found so many great reviews online… read more

"As a single traveler I chose Austin because I found so many great reviews online and it has the activities I was looking for. I was so pleasantly surprised from the moment in the hotel lobby waiting for the vans, when the majority of other Austin travelers were repeat customers. Many with 3 and 5 trips with Austin. Our guides, Jessi, Steve and Joel were phenomenal. No detail left undone! So personable and fun! Even when our trailer hitch broke and our day got off to a later start. The guides didn't miss a beat! They handled it professionally and with grace! And in the end only set us back about an hour. We didn't really even know the difference.
I honestly cannot say enough about my experience. I will definitely book again! I am already looking :) read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

J Jeannine | June 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - June 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

"Again, wonderful attention to detail and they think of all the little things. Nice how they deliver and pick up your bags at your room, and they were careful with a fragile item I had. Made sure we knew our itineraries well in advance and about how long in the van and how long until the next bathroom break.

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"Again, wonderful attention to detail and they think of all the little things. Nice… read more

"Again, wonderful attention to detail and they think of all the little things. Nice how they deliver and pick up your bags at your room, and they were careful with a fragile item I had. Made sure we knew our itineraries well in advance and about how long in the van and how long until the next bathroom break. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

R Roxanna | June 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - May 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

"This was our first trip with Austin & we Will be Back!!!! Our guides , Joel, Steve & Jessie were on the Money!! always had everything organized &
well prepared. They made It an amazing experience. They always explained the day & encouraged us to get out of our comfort zone & fully
experience the adventure ahead. The organization of Hotels, lunches & dinners were excellent!!
I keep explaining to friends & family once home that all we had to do was get up in the morning & get dressed, Austin Adventures took care of Everything Else!! Thank You for a Wonderful Experience & allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the USA.

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"This was our first trip with Austin & we Will be Back!!!! Our guides ,… read more

"This was our first trip with Austin & we Will be Back!!!! Our guides , Joel, Steve & Jessie were on the Money!! always had everything organized &
well prepared. They made It an amazing experience. They always explained the day & encouraged us to get out of our comfort zone & fully
experience the adventure ahead. The organization of Hotels, lunches & dinners were excellent!!
I keep explaining to friends & family once home that all we had to do was get up in the morning & get dressed, Austin Adventures took care of Everything Else!! Thank You for a Wonderful Experience & allowing us to enjoy the beauty of the USA. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

L Laura | May 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - May 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

"The trip was great. Everything was first rate.

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"The trip was great. Everything was first rate. read more

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5 Stars (179 reviews)

B Benno | May 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure - May 2022

Bryce Canyon & Zion Adventure

"This is my third trip with Austin adventures, and I am never disappointed. The guides were excellent the hiking, biking and rappelling were awesome.

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"This is my third trip with Austin adventures, and I am never disappointed. The… read more

"This is my third trip with Austin adventures, and I am never disappointed. The guides were excellent the hiking, biking and rappelling were awesome. read less

5 Stars (179 reviews)

C Christy | May 2022

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Useful Info

Where does the trip start?

On the first morning of the trip, our two pick-up locations are Best Western Plus Abbey Inn at 8am or from the Hilton Garden Inn at 8.15am. You are welcome to book your pre-trip stay at either of these hotels directly or any other hotel in St George, though you must make your own way to one of the two pick-up points at the pre-designated times.

Where does the trip end?

Your trip ends with a drop-off at either the St George Airport at 12pm in time for flights below or at a hotel of your choice in St George around 12:30pm.

What flights would you recommend?

Arrival: We recommend arriving in St George (SGU) at least the day before your trip starts. Many guests like to arrive a day or two early to accommodate potential flight delays and/or explore the city prior to your trip start.
Departure: Flying out on the last day of the trip, we recommend departing from St George (SGU) after 1:30pm. Earlier flight times will require a separate transfer booked at your own expense.
Many of our guests choose to arrive/depart Las Vegas Airport (LVS) before or after their trip, please note there are many shuttles that run both ways between St George and Las Vegas, daily for a fee. Prior reservations are recommended and can be made online via a local operator.

Alternative Itineraries

Some departures for this trip feature a hiking-focused itinerary, which differs from the one advertised. Contact us, or check your Travel Wallet once booked, to get the specific itinerary for your trip.

What is not included?

Flights to and from trip start/end points
Pre/Post Accommodation
Optional extra activities
Travel insurance
Gratuities for your guides

What should I bring with me on the first day?

When you speak with your guides the night before your trip, they will give you a detailed description of what to bring with you on Day 1. Typically, this includes a day pack with your rain jacket, sunglasses, hat, camera, etc. Anything you want easy access to during the day should go in your day pack as the rest of your luggage will go in the locked cargo trailer pulled behind the van. Your guides will provide you with a water bottle on the first morning of your trip and will always have water available for refills. There will be snacks available at all times in the van. Your guides will also have bug spray and sunscreen accessible for you to use.

Will I have contact with my guides before the trip starts?

Your guides will call your cell phone the night before your trip begins to touch base on the first day’s plan. If they don’t get through to you, they will leave a voicemail on your cell phone with all the details you need to plan for your first morning.

What are your recommended guide gratuity guidelines?

You will have 2-3 guides on your Austin Adventure (depending on group size). We recommend USD$20 per day, per guest, per guide. Typically, gratuities are offered by check or cash in local currency on the final morning of the trip and can either be given to each guide individually or to one guide to be equally distributed. Most of our guides these days also accept gratuities via Venmo (please note this app does not work in Canada). All dining, housekeeping and activity tips are included in your trip price.

How do rooming arrangements work?

Trip prices are based on shared arrangements (typically two guests per room), unless otherwise stated. For solo travelers, we’ll pair you with another person of the same gender to share rooms and if there’s no one suitable to share with, there’s no forced single supplement. However, if you specifically request your own rooms, you can opt to pay the single supplement. Solo travelers who book within 90 days of departure, where there are no other solo travelers willing to share, will be required to pay the single supplement. 

For Family Vacation bookings, families consisting of four guests traveling with children aged 17 and under will be automatically assigned one shared room. However, the following alternative rooming allocations are available:

  • Families consisting of four guests with all children aged 13 and above are welcome to opt for additional rooms as per advertised double occupancy adult rates.
  • Families consisting of four guests with at least one child aged 12 and under are automatically assigned a shared room. However, families can opt to pay the adult rates for all guests in their family to have an additional room.
  • The same principles apply for families consisting of more than four guests.

Rooming preferences are subject to availability and must be communicated in writing at time of booking. Automatic assignments as per this policy will be applied in the absence of any specification provided by guests. Any request for additional rooms during trips will be at guests’ own expense and subject to rates made available by the accommodation provider at the time. All minors (guests aged 17 and under) must be accompanied by at least one adult.

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When we say all inclusive, we mean it! Meals and snacks, activities, lodging, transportation, guiding services and more. All you need to do is show up!

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