Exploring Utah's Bryce and Zion National Parks

Exploring Utah's Bryce and Zion National Parks

Come join us for an incredible biking tour of Southern Utah's famous and awe-inspiring Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks as well as Snow Canyon State Park. We'll take you on bike rides past panoramic vistas of soaring multi-hued rock formations. You'll enjoy all this pristine natural beauty and still slumber well and dine in style.

This trip is designed as a loop so you can drive to and from the tour in case you prefer not to fly. Save $200 if you decide to bring your own bike.

Dates: Pick a date below or select your own date, starting on a Sunday. We are able to operate this tour with 4 or more people. Price changes may apply for 4 people. Given the unique circumstances surrounding travel we understand if you are more comfortable traveling in a private group.

Tour Dates & Prices

Date
Price
Private Room Fee
Note
Jun 20-25, 2021
USD$3295
USD$550
Guaranteed to Go! Save $200 if you bring your own bike. Custom dates available. 
Oct 3-8, 2021
USD$3295
USD$550
Minimum to run a trip is 6. We will guarantee a trip with as few as 4 for $200pp more. Save $200 if you bring your own bike. Custom dates available.

* We are happy to match solo travelers who would like to share a room with someone of the same gender. If no match exists, due to hotel pricing, we will charge 50% of the private room charge. This charge will be collected at the time of the final payment. If a roommate assignment is available it will be refunded at the conclusion of the tour.

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Trip At-A-Glance

Trip At-A-Glance

  • Length / 6 Days
  • Total Distance / 283 km (175 miles)
  • Avg. Distance / 41 km (25 miles) per riding day
  • Tour Level & Tour Style / 3.0 Classic
  • Countries / USA
  • Begin/End / St. George
  • Price / From USD$3295
Tour Summary

Tour Summary

  • Highlights
    Cedar Breaks National Monument; Bryce Canyon National Park; spin along Zion National Park's virtually car-free and scenic "Floor of the Valley Road", bike Snow Canyon State Park view ancient lava flows and petrified sand dunes.
  • Includes
    5 nights lodging, double occupancy; meals as noted in itinerary; non-optional activities as outlined in itinerary; ride-friendly snacks and beverages throughout each day; hybrid or alloy road bike rental – carbon road bike or E-bike available for an upgrade fee ($100 for carbon; $200 for e-bike); professional trip leader(s); van support & porterage service; reusable water bottle & luggage tags.

    Learn more about what is included and what to expect on your Classic tour at the Classic Tour Style page.
  • Arrive / Depart
    McCarran International Airport (LAS); SGU Saint George Munipal Airport
  • Overall Tour Level
    3.0 difficulty level 3.0

    Terrain is rolling to hilly. Level is intermediate to advanced.

  • Daily Ride Summary

    Day

    Distance/Gain
    mi/ftkm/m

    Terrain

    Day Level

    Notes

    1
    Test ride
    2
    55km / 305m
    3
    51km / 335m
    4
    61km / 884m
    5
    72km / 671m
    6
    27km / 427m

Terrain Legend

Gentle Gentle

Rolling hills Rolling hills

Hilly Hilly

Very hilly Very hilly

Mountainous Mountainous

Daily Itinerary
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DAY 1: Meet in St George, Bike to Brian Head

Highlights: Amphitheater at Cedar Breaks National Monument

After meeting in St George, UT (~1 pm, about a 2-hr drive north from Las Vegas), we’ll shuttle (90-min) to Cedar Breaks National Monument. After a brief orientation, we'll go for a short ride beginning atop the Colorado Plateau at over 10,000 feet and offering stunning views of this colorful amphitheater. Then you’ll pedal onward to our lodging for the night in nearby Brian Head. Tonight you'll enjoy your first dinner together with the group at Cedar Breaks Lodge.

DAY 2: Bike Brian Head to Bryce Canyon

Highlights: Panguitch, Bryce Canyon

Today you'll bike from the lodge past Cedar Breaks and all the way down to Panguitch, a quintessential Utah cowboy town. With a mostly downhill ride, you'll be in Panguitch in no time. From there you may choose to shuttle (30-min) the last 25 miles or cycle to Bryce Canyon. This afternoon enjoy an optional hike into the Bryce Amphitheater on a path that winds through incredible rock formations called hoodoos. Tonight after a full day, we'll enjoy a hearty meal and relax at our hotel.

DAY 3: Bike to Rainbow Point and Carmel Junction

Highlights: Bristlecone pines, Dixie National Forest

After breakfast you’ll shuttle 30 minutes out to Rainbow point where you can see the oldest trees on the planet – bristlecone pines – that can live thousands of years. From there you’ll hop on your bike to pedal out of Bryce Canyon and along the bike path through Dixie National Forest. At the end of the bike path you can chose between shuttling to the hotel or riding any portion of the next 46 miles to the hotel – if you are looking for a nice long descent, the final 23 miles drop over 2,200 ft. Alternatively we can shuttle you (45-min) to our destination for the evening where a group dinner awaits with promises of delicious pie for dessert.

DAY 4: Bike through Zion National Park to Springdale

Highlights: Checkerboard Mesa, Zion National Park

We’ll pedal straight from the hotel today to the east entrance to Zion National Park. The ride from there takes us along the iconic red roads of Zion past Checkerboard Mesa, and, if we’re lucky, we’ll get to see bighorn sheep grazing along the way. We’ll shuttle one-mile through the historic Zion-Mt Carmel tunnel then return to the bikes to enjoy your first views of majestic Zion Canyon, including the virtually car-free Floor of the Valley Road. For dinner tonight, you are free to choose from the many delicious restaurants in town.

  • Distance: 61km (38mi)
  • Gain: 884m (2900ft)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Lodging:

DAY 5: Springdale to St George

Highlights: Hurricane, farewell dinner

Today offers another chance to ride hotel to hotel with no shuttle required. We’ll stop for a guide-prepared picnic lunch in the town of Hurricane (pronounced “HER-eh-ken” by locals). After we arrive in St George we’ll get settled in before a final group dinner at one of the best restaurants in town where you'll enjoy a farewell dinner as you recall the week's amazing events and stories.

  • Distance: 72km (45mi)
  • Gain: 671m (2200ft)
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Lodging:

DAY 6: Last Ride

Highlights: Snow Canyon State Park

After yet another delicious breakfast, you'll have the chance to take a spin to nearby Snow Canyon State Park – home to petrified sand dunes and lava flows – or, if you'd rather, feel free to relax and have a leisurely morning at the hotel. We'll go our separate ways around 1:00 p.m.

  • Distance: 27km (17mi)
  • Gain: 427m (1400ft)
  • Meals: Breakfast
Travel Information

Travel Information

Day 1: Arrival Information

Meet in St George, Bike to Brian Head

Pick-up times on Day 1 are as follows:

Entrada Inn 12:45 p.m.

Best Western Coral Hills 1:15 p.m.

The hotels will allow you to leave your car for the week if needed. Please check directly with the hotel about those arrangements. 

If you are arriving at LAS, there are two shuttle companies we recommend:

Day 6: Departure Information

Last Ride

The tour ends at the Entrada Inn in St. George and we can take you back to the Coral Hill in case you left your car there.

We will say goodbye around 1 p.m. that day.

Pre-Trip Planning Checklist

To Do Today!

3–6 Months Prior to Departure

  • Reserve your flights after you know you have a confirmed tour departure. Please check with our office if you do not know if your trip is confirmed. As you make your plans refer to the Getting To and Away sent to you in your booking confirmation email it provides meeting times and the starting and ending hotels and shuttle information when applicable.
  • Book your pre and post-tour hotel nights. Please refer to the Getting To and Away sheet you received in your Reservation Confirmation Email.
  • 12 weeks before your tour begin your training program www.experienceplus.com/training.
  • Final payment is due 90 days prior to the tour start. Please refer to your Deposit Payment Invoice and the Final Payment Reminder e-mail you have received for detailed instructions.

6 Weeks–2 Weeks Prior to Departure

Day of Your Flight

Get as much sleep on the plane as you can. Pack your Getting To and Away information and one day of cycling gear in your carry-on. See you soon!

What to Expect on Tour

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