Welcome to Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks


Geology

Perhaps nowhere else in the Southwest can compete with southern Utah when it comes to the sheer number of geological works of art. Soaring pinnacles and arches, dizzyingly deep canyons and rainbow-colored, alien-looking rocks are all par for the course. The bones of the earth – and the powerful natural processes that shape them – are laid bare. Take the time to observe the different-colored layers stacked one upon the other: Kayenta, Navajo, Temple Cap, Carmel. These are snapshots of the planet's distant past, and an amazing opportunity to take in the work of 240 million years in a single glance.

Adventure

There's no better way to get a feel for this red-rock wonderland than by having some fun. Serious fun. Whatever your sport, there's a good chance that Utah sets a pretty high standard. Hikes lead to majestic freestanding arches, secret oases, desert labyrinths and exposed traverses across narrow fins. Canyoneers rappel into the earth's wrinkles to explore dark, mystical passageways filled with adventure. Moab's slick-rock trails set the standard for mountain biking decades ago, while desert spires and mighty big walls are the envy of rock climbers around the world.

Scenic Drives

Though southern Utah's majestic parklands are hardly drive-by attractions, scenic roads abound. In fact, they're an essential part of your journey here in canyon country, whether you're driving, cycling, riding the park shuttles in Zion and Bryce or negotiating a teeth-rattling, nerve-wracking 4WD road in the rugged backcountry. And if there are moments when you feel as if you've seen that view before in a Hollywood film, it's because you probably have. Up that road less traveled, adventure awaits in one of America's last great wildernesses.

Wilderness

You could spend weeks immersed in the national parks and monuments. But then you'd be missing out on some of the most memorable places, from arty, alternative-minded towns like Moab to Native American tribal lands and sites where prehistoric denizens made their mark. Detours are always worthwhile here, whether for an earthy plate of organic, farm-fresh food or to capture another top-of-the-world vista. Local state parks (Snow Canyon, Goblin Valley) and wilderness areas (Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs) deserve consideration, as do off-the-grid wild areas found in Grand Staircase–Escalante and Bears Ears National Monuments.


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$125 Outdoor Activities

Rock Climbing and Canyoneering near Zion National Park

Pre-expedition training is a key part of the excursion and your guides will cover important safety and equipment tips. All participants will be instructed in all procedures, as well as thoroughly inspected to ensure that everyone is prepared and safe. Your trip includes expert training, transportation and gear, including helmet, harness, equipment, shoes and wetsuits if required. Learn about safety and equipment, belaying and rappelling, climbing and canyoneering ethics and techniques, all while being looked after by a professional guide. Your guides will pick you up at your hotel or designated meeting place around Zion National Park, and from there shuttle you to the climbing or canyoneering spot. A half-day trip lasts from 4-5 hours including travel time. Wear layers (jacket, hat etc.) that can be removed as needed depending on the weather, shoes with good tread (bulky hiking boots not recommended). Bring also 1-2 quarts of water per person, snacks and energy bars. There will be a moderate approach or hike to access the canyon or climbing areas. Lastly, enjoy the beautiful views from the top!

$348 Shows, Concerts & Sports

Two-Day-Tour to Zion, Bryce & Antelope Canyon & Horseshoe Bend & Grand Canyon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zion National Parkhis park is located just 163 miles from Las Vegas near Springdale, Utah. See Zion’s many breathtaking viewpoints, its vast array of plant and animal life, plus Checkerboard Mesa, the Virgin River and much more. Also, travel through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel and along the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bryce Canyon National ParkUpon arrival, head to scenic lookout points along the canyon rim for views of natural amphitheaters, towering rock spires, and other vibrant rock formations. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Antelope CanyonArrived at upper antelope canyon. Your guide will take you on an easy journey through the canyon and stop at areas that are popular for photos.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Horseshoe BendWith the help of your guide, you can enjoy the whole sight of Horseshoe Bend from the 1300-metre-high cliffDuration: 1 hourStop At: W.W. WilliamsEarly in the morning, leave Las Vegas, take the journey to Grand Canyon via 66 Road and visit the Williams, the original scene for the Cars.Duration: 1 hourPass By: Route 66Take the tours to Grand Canyon via Route 66, during the trip all the sightseeing would be forgettable and amazing.Stop At: Glen Canyon Dam OverlookOne of the most famous Dam in the world. We will have the over look and take a rest at this point for you to take some pictures.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Lake PowellA beautiful lake view in the Page, it is an additional option, some tour guide would stop for it while others may choose to pass by without stopping but they will give you the instructions of this view.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Grand Canyon South RimThe South Rim of the Grand Canyon attracts over 5 million visitors each year and by far is the most visited side of the Canyon. That's because it is the most accessible and provides the most amenities. As with all sides of the Canyon, the South Rim features astounding views of what took Mother Nature millions and millions of years to create. That why it has earned the distinction as one of the world's Seven Wonders. In this sight, you will enjoy the fabulous sunset view in the Grand Canyon.Duration: 3 hours

$1026 Outdoor Activities

Four Day Tour to Six National Parks Zion & Bryce & Arches Canyon & Grand Canyon

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Zion National ParkWe will depart from Las Vegas early in the morning ahead to Zion National Park. The highlight of Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is Zion Canyon, which reaches a half mile in depth. The park is home to a spectacular amount of plants and animals, including over two hundred species of birds. Our tour guide would take you go through the whole park and have an unforgettable experience. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Bryce Canyon National ParkAfter visiting the Zion National Park, we will head to Bryce Canyon National Park, which is named for just one of many canyons which form a series of horseshoe-shaped amphitheaters on the edge of the Paunsaugunt Plateau in Southern Utah. The Bryce National Park would definitely leave you a deep impression. At night, we would take a rest in the Richfield and have a good sleep.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Arches National ParkThe eroded red rock wonderland of Arches National Park houses more than 2,000 natural stone arches, the densest concentration in world. Geological marvel abounds – here you will find hundreds of soaring pinnacles, the iconic Delicate Arch, and Landscape Arch, the largest natural arch in the world at 290 feet (88 meters) across. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Canyonlands National ParkThen our tour guide would show next point, the Canyonland National Park. Set in the high desert of the American Southwest, Canyonlands National Park comprises 337,598 acres of rugged landscape divided into four distinct districts by the Green and Colorado rivers. Deep craters, towering rock spires, white cliffs, and majestic buttes dominate the landscape of Utah’s largest national park. At the night, we will live in Monticello hotel.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Monument Valley Navajo Tribal ParkDiscover Monument Valley and its iconic features on this daylong excursion from Flagstaff. You’ll see why the red rock formation have served as the backdrop for countless movies. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Glen Canyon Dam OverlookThird day, we will get to the Glen Canyon Dam, one of the most famous Dam in the world from hotel.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Antelope CanyonYour guide will take you on an easy journey through the canyon and stop at areas that are popular for photos. Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Horseshoe BendWith the help of your guide, you can enjoy the whole sight of Horseshoe Bend from the 1300-metre-high cliff. Duration: 1 hourStop At: Lake PowellOne of the most beautiful lakes in United States.Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Grand Canyon South Rimhe Grand Canyon is a humbling testament to nature’s power. Carved by the mighty Colorado River, this north-western Arizona wonder is 277 miles long and more than a mile deep. It’s no wonder Grand Canyon National Park is one of America’s most popular attractions, with over 6 million annual visitors. Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Williams DepotDeparting from the hotel around 7:00 and then we will go to the breath-taking Grand Canyon. During the trip, we will stop by Williams, the original city of the Cars. Duration: 20 minutes

$1300 Classes & Workshops

Balance and Breathe Beginner Yoga Retreat in Utah

You'll stay at the Zion Ridge Family Lodge, a luxury vacation home complete with all the amenities needed to unwind and relax. From lounging in the hot tub, to enjoying the downstairs game room, to chatting with others in front of the fireplace, you’ll have everything needed to connect and enjoy each other’s company. • Check-in from 4pm-6pm (Mountain Standard Time) • Enjoy beginner yoga classes daily and discover yoga basics • Horseback Riding • Campfire & S’mores • Creative Workshops to Take Away Stress • Listen to Inspirational Speakers • Wine Yoga • Classic Dutch Oven Dinner in Zion’s Backyard • Sunday  Check-out 11am (Mountain Standard Time)

$2719.20 Classic

National Parks & Bright Lights

From the Golden Gate Bridge to glowing canyon walls at sunset, this trip captures the beauty of the cities and wilderness of the western US. It’s perfect for the traveller looking to breathe in the scent of the sequoias of Yosemite by day but wanting the comforts of a hotel at night. Prepare yourself for otherworldly hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park and desert scenery in Death Valley – the lowest spot on the continent – before taking an optional helicopter ride above the incomparable Grand Canyon. You won’t just visit the west coast, you’ll live it.

18-to-Thirtysomethings

Canyon Country & Coasts – Las Vegas to San Francisco

Speckled with national parks, bustling cities, natural treasures, and must-see monuments, the Southwest – America’s great wide open – is a living postcard. On this trip, you’ll venture from Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon to the Pacific Coast of California, camp outdoors, and reconnect with the most picturesque side of this great country. Paired up with an attentive and knowledgeable CEO, this trip is perfect for nature-minded travellers eager to see the best of the Southwest in a short period of time.