Zion and bryce canyon national park hiking tours in utah

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Zion and bryce canyon national park hiking tours in utah

Take advantage by hike journey Seeing ancient petrified sand dunes, towering sandstone cliffs and Hoodoo formations and landscapes of Bryce Canyon.

A whole day of hiking and sightseeing in Bryce Canyon National Park is fantastic. This is a truly otherworldy, fantastic place. Bryce is often done as a day excursion from Zion. Zion Canyon hiking and Zion National Park combined with Bryce Canyon National Park hiking tour offers a journey into the wonderland of the Southwest. Starting at Cedar Breaks National Monument, then Bryce Canyon, walking among rock formations and pink “hoodoos”, perhaps the most unusual display of erosive forms on Earth. Discover the hidden secrets left behind by ancient civilizations of incomparable landscapes of Utah’s canyon country.

Highlights

  1. Both Bryce tours and Zion tours offer fantastic hiking and walking opportunities for all abilities. Enjoy a full afternoon inside Bryce Canyon National Park and a full day in Zion.
  2. Breathtaking Utah scenery. Rangers programs and children’s activities. Outdoor or indoor hot tub and swimming pool.
  3. Pick up and drop off from your Las Vegas Hotel. Small Group Adventure -max group size is 14. Hike Angels landing. Walk the Narrows. Hike the Hoodoos.

Six day hike at zion national park and bryce canyon

  1. DAY 1 Get your first taste of Zion National Park’s grandeur on a stunning hike to the Emerald Pools through cottonwood, box elder and Gambel oak trees Learn about the area’s geologic evolution as you explore Zion Canyon.
  2. DAY 2 Angels Landing, with views of Zion’s soaring rock faces Wind your way through cool Refrigerator Canyon and up Walter’s Wiggles to Scout Lookout, with views of massive cliffs and a yawning abyss A 360-degree panorama of Zion Canyon is the backdrop for today’s breathtaking hike If heights aren’t your thing, explore the West Rim trail for equally stunning vistas.
  3. DAY 3 The Narrows—hike of a lifetime Beat the heat and get wet on a spectacular trek that follows the inner gorge of the Virgin River as it forges through rock—a classic Zion hike Small waterfalls and hanging gardens drape the canyon walls, which rise 1,000 feet Of course, there’s always the option of strolling through charming Springdale or lounging poolside at the hotel.
  4. DAYS 4-6 Hike amid Bryce’s fantastical hoodoos, crooked stone spires and striking monoliths in brilliant hues of orange, pink and red The Fairyland Loop drops you into a seldom-visited section of Bryce Canyon National Park Feeling young? You will next to bristlecone pines, some of the oldest living organisms on Earth Discover the otherworldly wonderland of Queen’s Garden Grab your camera and a seat on the canyon rim to watch the sun set or rise over Bryce—the dance of light and color over the spires is a performance you’ll always remember.
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Hikers at Queen’s Garden Trail

Popular hiking trails

The Rim Trail

The Rim Trail is an easy 1-mile hike that will lead park visitors past viewing areas for both Sunrise and Sunset point. The views from this trail are incredible at anytime of day

Bristlecone Loop Trail

The Bristlecone Loop Trail is located at the southwest end of Bryce Canyon National Park—17 miles south of the visitors center—off of the Rainbow Point parking lot.

Queen’s Garden Trail

The Queen’s Garden Trail is a 1.8-mile trail that takes hikers along the bottom of the canyon providing up close access to the mysterious hoodoos found at Bryce. As the trail winds through the canyon, it meets up with the Navajo Loop. If hikers choose to continue on the new trail it will add an extra 1.3 miles to their adventure. Both trails are classified as moderate. Once the loop has been completed, a short walk along the Rim Trail will take hikers back to their vehicles.

Fairyland Loop Trail

The Fairyland Loop Trail in Bryce Canyon National Park takes hikers from Fairyland Point on the rim, down into the amphitheatres and labyrinths, among the hoodoos and spires, and through deep, stone canyons of pink, white, and tan. The hike is long, dropping close to 900 feet into the bottom of the valley, and then circling wide around the massive base of Boat Mesa. The Trail sticks to the bottoms of Fairyland and Campbell Canyon for the majority of the journey.

Mossey Cave Trail

Mossey Cave Trail is an easy 0.9 mile walk to a mysterious, watery oasis in this desert region. The trail offers a wonderful view of the canyon and ends at an alcove covered in moss created by the natural springs seeping through the sandstone. During the cold winter months the trickling water creates incredible ice cycles that resemble stalactites found in deep underground caves.

Navajo Loop Trail

The most popular trail in Bryce Canyon National Park, the Navajo Loop Trail takes visitors down the rim from Sunset Point, through the narrow corridors of Wall Street, past the Silent City, past an intersection with Queens Garden Loop Trail, and the top of Peekaboo Loop Trail, before ascending the rim of the amphitheatre again at Sunset Point. The trail requires hikers to descend 800 feet down the side of the Bryce rim, and then at the end of the hike to climb right back up that slope.

Peekaboo Loop Trail

The Peekaboo Loop Trail is an equestrian trail in Bryce Canyon National Park that is also extremely popular among hikers.

Hiking Gear Requirements

  1. No technical gear required for this trip.
  2. Personal gear you must bring – Footwear: closed toe shoes-(running shoes are sufficient). We supply footwear if there is a chance of getting wet. Hiking Clothing: recommended-(nylon shorts, pants & shirts) they dry fast and do not wick warmth away from the body like cotton.
  3. Warmer Layers: long underwear, windbreakers, fleece
  4. Food and Water (snack foods & at least 100oz of H2O/person)
  5. Sunscreen
  6. Sun hat
  7. Sunglasses

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