Bryce & Zion • Southwest • North America
|Months||May, June, September, October | View Dates»|
|Price (USD)||From $1,699 | See Pricing»|
|Start & End||St. George, Utah|
|Trip Length||6 days | 5 nights|
|Rider Type||3 | Learn More»|
|Daily Rides||Options from 16 - 85 miles|
|Beyond Biking||Hiking, Shopping|
|Trip Options||Make it Private or Choose Your Own Date|
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 we believe that you too will find your soul touched by this incredible place. You will begin by riding through a portion of the expansive Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and will also visit two of Utah's National Parks–Bryce Canyon and Zion. These fantastic places provide an amazing backdrop for an unforgettable bicycling vacation of a lifetime. With opportunities for both hiking and biking, Trek Travel provides two ways to explore this pristine region.
- Marvel at the bulbous hoodoo spires of Bryce Canyon National Park, and the deep sandstone canyons of Zion National Park.
- Refuel with fantastic southwestern cuisine, including local farm-fresh meats served with hearty combinations of corn, rice, and beans, spiced with chili peppers.
- Discover the homeland of Butch Cassidy, notorious American train and bank robber, and leader of 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.
Day 1 | Boulder
Stay at Boulder Mountain Lodge
Ride the Burr Trail through the flaming red Wingate sandstone walls of Long Canyon | Enjoy drinks and dinner at the one and only Hell's Backbone Grill
Days 2 & 3 | Bryce Canyon National Park
Stay at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
Ride along Highway 12, one of the most scenic byways in the United States | Cruise along the Hogsback Ridge and drop into the cool shade of Calf Creek | Travel among the high mesas of Dixie National Forest and view the Aquarius Plateau | Picnic at Sunset Point and enjoy a hike along the rim of the Bryce Amphitheater
Days 4 – 6 | Zion National Park
Stay at The Majestiv View Lodge
Descend into Zion Canyon past the Checkerboard Mesa | Feast on southwestern food in the desert town of Springdale | Hike in Zion National Park | Ride the red ribbon of road past the Watchman, Court of the Patriarchs, and Weeping Rock
Boulder Mountain Lodge | Boulder, UT
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.
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon | Bryce Canyon National Park, UT
This National Historic Landmark is the only "in-park" lodging at Bryce Canyon and offers a rustic and relaxed 1920s elegance. 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.
Majestic View Lodge | Springdale, UT
This comfortable western retreat is surrounded by the majestic cliffs of Zion National Park. Located at the edge of town for peaceful surroundings but still a stop on the Springdale town shuttle route, the Lodge offers a beautiful outdoor pool and hot tub with unspoiled views of the canyon walls, along with easy access to all that Springdale has to offer.
What’s Included in the Trip Price
- 5 nights of accommodation
- Daily breakfast, 5 lunches, 2 social hours, 4 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
- The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
- Daily route support
- The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike (limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX hybrid bike
- The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
- Trek Travel water bottles
- Private tours
- Entrance fees to all group events/activities
- All luggage transfers
- All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
- Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
- All gratuities for special events, local guides, transfers, hotels, and restaurants
- $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer
- Airfare to and from the trip
- Transportation to the trip pick-up location
- Lodging before and after the trip
- Gratuities for Trek Travel guides
- Personal items purchased during the trip
- Some meals are not included in each destination, which allows you the opportunity to explore regional cuisine on your own. Your guides are happy to make recommendations should you so desire.
What is the weather going to be like?
Bryce & Zion enjoy a desert climate, meaning generally quite warm during the day (80-90F) but downright cold at night (45-65F). 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.
What are the daily rides like?
|Rider Type | 3||Average Daily Mileage | 50|
|Terrain | hilly||Average Daily Elevation | 2,200|
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. 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. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 4 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. 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 worthwhile. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.
What are the options for a non-rider travel companion?
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. See Included In The Trip Price for more information.
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 Majestic View Lodge
- Schedule a spa treatment in Springdale
Didn’t find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don’t necessarily pertain to a specific trip.
|Bryce & Zion 2013Value Series||May 26-31, 2013||Sold Out||$1,699 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Jun 2-7, 2013||Sold Out||$1,699 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Sep 8-13, 2013||Guaranteed Date*||$1,899 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Sep 29-Oct 4, 2013||Sold Out||$1,899 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Oct 6-11, 2013||Limited Availability
||$1,899 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Bryce & Zion 2014Value Series||May 18-23, 2014||$1,699 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||May 25-30, 2014||$1,699 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Jun 1-6, 2014||$1,699 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Sep 7-12, 2014||$1,899 per person | $850 single occ.|
|Value Series||Oct 5-10, 2014||$1,899 per person | $850 single occ.|
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*Our 2013 trips are guaranteed to run once we have one confirmed booking on the trip. Trek Travel reserves the right to cancel trips with zero guests, therefore you must book with Trek Travel before making travel arrangments for the trip. We are not responsible for travel arrangements made prior to confirming your Trek Travel Trip. Guaranteed trips do not include Cross Country, Santa Barbara to Taos, Pyrenees Sea to Sea, or any Race trips.
Wow’s From Our Guests & More Photos
When we asked our guests what their favorite WOW's were from their Bryce & Zion bike vacations, here is what they said…
I wanted to take a moment to let you know what a wonderful time I recently had during a Trek Travel trip through Southern Utah. This trip was incredible because of the spectacular scenery at every turn and, in no small part, due to the effort and care of our guides.—Rodney
Day 4’s killer descent into Springdale was my favorite. Much of the scenery throughout the trip wowed me.—Joanie
I loved riding on the incredible bike paths - between Bryce & Zion and in Zion. David loved that we had long rides, which you do not necessarily find on group trips. We were so lucky to have a small group of terrific people.—Lauren
This was a trip of a lifetime. I loved being able to ride with all of the wonderful people and my husband. Zion and Bryce are incredible, breathtaking places. Our trip was such a great adventure. We were like kids - we had so much fun and the guides helped us feel care free. I had done a Backroads trip before and wanted more hard core cycling and I got exactly what I wanted. I won’t use any other company for US trips and will likely use you for international cycling vacations as well. It was a wonderful trip.—Kathy
We were encouraged by our Trek Dealer, Mike Reuter, at American Cycle & Fitness to take a Trek Travel trip three years ago. We have since been on three trips!—Jim