Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah
Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

US - Zion & Bryce Utah Bike Tour

from US$1,445

Enjoy cycling through at Bryce Canyon and along scenic Utah Highway 12 through the wild landscape of Escalante National Monument. After seeing the area around Bryce the adventure turns to Zion National Park. Cycling the Zion Park Road and exploring the surrounding canyons takes you on a surreal journey through ... Read More

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  • Difficulty
    Fit: 3/5
  • Tour Type
    Guided Cycling Hiking Level 3
  • Availability
    Departures from May-October
  • Duration
    5 Days, 4 Nights
  • Distance
    125 miles or 30+/day

DAY 1: DEPART LAS VEGAS – KODACHROME BASIN STATE PARK

After meeting our guides and fellow cyclists in Las Vegas or St. George, we travel north through the Mojave Desert toward the high-elevation plateaus of the Bryce Canyon area in southern Utah. Just as we begin to see the famous hues of red this area is known for, we turn off the highway into Red Canyon State Park. Here we enjoy a delicious guide-prepared picnic lunch before we don cycling gear, get fit to our bikes, and begin our first ride of the adventure. Paralleling Scenic Byway 12, the Red Canyon Bicycle Trail passes through canyons of red and white stone, towering in formations high above us, and winds through regal stands of ponderosa pine to our campground on the Paunsagunt Plateau. Cycling: 32 miles Meals: Breakfast on own, lunch and dinner included Lodging: Established campground in Kodachrome State Park

Kodachrome State Park Campground


Kodachrome State Park Campground

On this trip you will camp at Kodachrome Basin State Park campground- enjoy hot showers, picnic tables, and large camp sites.

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Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

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DAY 2: ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument is true wilderness and the largest U.S. National Monument! After breakfast we load up and shuttle to today’s starting location, a viewing point for Powell Point – the highest plateau in North America. From here we saddle the bikes and head off on Utah Highway 12, stopping at the unique Kiva Koffeehouse, perched on the cliffs above the Escalante River. This road, with panoramas of vast slickrock “oceans” and scenic canyons was voted one of Americas top 10 most scenic highways. Our action packed exploration continues this afternoon hiking along the Escalante River’s clear flowing waters and picturesque canyon will make you want to build a cabin here. So it will be no surprise when your guide leads you to ancient petroglyphs and the Anasazi Ruins on this world-class hike. Cycling: 32 miles Hiking: 5-8 miles Meals: All meals included; breakfast at camp, lunch on the trail, dinner in camp. Lodging: Established campground in Kodachrome State Park

Kodachrome State Park Campground


Kodachrome State Park Campground

On this trip you will camp at Kodachrome Basin State Park campground- enjoy hot showers, picnic tables, and large camp sites.

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Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

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DAY 3: BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK – ZION NATIONAL PARK

After breakfast we will break down camp and drive a short distance to our morning hike at Bryce Canyon National Park. The Visitor’s Center is our staging area and starting point for an unbelievably beautiful ride. Following quiet and meandering park roads, we’ll make our way out to Rainbow Point where we’ll take in a breathtaking view of Bryce’s famous amphitheater of hoodoos (precariously eroded red rock formations crowded together into a puzzle of towers). We’ll stretch our legs and get up close to these mysterious hoodoos on a hike through the Navajo Loop. Your guides will explain how these rock towers and fins form through a process of erosion caused by rain water and frost wedging. After our inspiring tour through Bryce Canyon, we make our way to Zion National Park. Cycling: 18-36 miles Hiking: 3-5 miles Meals: All meals included; breakfast at camp, lunch on the trail, dinner in camp. Lodging: Established campground in Zion National Park

Zion Campgrounds


Zion Campgrounds

Watchman is just one of several camp options in or near Zion NP.

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Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

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DAY 4: ZION NATIONAL PARK

Zion and the surrounding area is a treasure trove of majesty to uncover and what better way to see it then from the seat of a bicycle. We begin this day with a scenic bike ride along the quiet park roads taking in the towering wonderland of cliffs, valley and hanging gardens. Our journey takes us along the Virgin River, pedaling beneath shady Cottonwood and Sycamore trees, featuring lush greenery, bluebird skies, and awesome views of the red canyon walls above. The road ends at the Temple of Sinewava, the trailhead for the world famous Narrows. The Narrows are a National Park Classic because of the stunning beauty and uniqueness of the terrain, on this hike we will wade through knee to waist deep water of the Virgin River while 2000 foot Navajo Sandstone towers overhead on either side of us. After our hike we turn around for a nice downhill cruise back into camp, or for a more challenging ride try the steep “tunnel climb”. Tonight we celebrate our week of adventure and relaxation with a final dinner. Cycling: 16-23 miles Hiking: 3-5 miles Meals: All meals included; breakfast at camp, lunch on the trail, dinner in camp. Lodging: Established campground in Zion National Park  

Zion Campgrounds


Zion Campgrounds

Watchman is just one of several camp options in or near Zion NP.

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Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

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DAY 5: ZION NATIONAL PARK – LAS VEGAS

After breakfast, we head to Zion National Park for a finale hike to Angel’s Landing! We begin the day’s hike strolling beneath shady cottonwood and sycamore trees by the Virgin River’s edge. Soon we begin the ascent, our goal will be to reach the top before the desert sun peaks over the canyon wall. Angel’s Landing is not just a hike; it is the pre-eminent trail of our National Park System and the perfect grand adventure to cap off our fantastic week of exploring the gems of Southern Utah. The trail ascends 1,488 feet in 2.5 miles to the 5,790-foot summit of a monolith perched partway between the river and the canyon rim. It is flanked on three sides by the erosive North Fork of the Virgin River below. The payoffs to landing on this perch are sweeping north-south views of the Virgin River Gorge, Cathedral Mountain, Observation Point, Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne looming high above Angel’s Landing. After descending back to the canyon floor it is customary to take a cool plunge in the Virgin River and relax under a cottonwood tree for a picnic lunch, recounting the fun and adventure we enjoyed during the week. Waving farewell to Zion, we arrive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas between 3:00 – 6:00pm. Hiking: 5 miles Meals: Breakfast and Lunch included; breakfast at camp, lunch on the trail Lodging: On your own  

Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

Cycling & Hiking Tour in Zion and Bryce in Utah

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

INCLUSIONS:

- 4 nights camping (2 in Kodachrome Basin State Park and 2 in Zion National Park)
- Basecamp Group Gear (personal mess kit, kitchen equipment, hand washing statement, dish washing station, solar shower, camp chairs, etc.)
- Round-trip ground transportation from Las Vegas or St. George
- Meals starting lunch Day 1 through lunch Day 5
- Water and snacks
- Ride support/aid stations during rides
- Rider cue sheets, GPX files in advance (upon request)
- Professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide/mechanic

Excluded:
- Personal insurance and expenses
- Air transportation to and from Las Vegas or St. George
- Pre- or post-trip lodging
- Breakfast Day 1
- Dinner Day 5
- Tent (available to rent )
- Sleeping pad (available to rent)
- Sleeping bag (available to rent)
- Day hiking pack (available to rent)
- Bike and helmet (available to rent)
- Personal cycling kit
- Gratuities to Guides

Lodging

Accommodations: We will be staying in public campgrounds in or near the National Parks we’ll be visiting. These campgrounds have restroom facilities and running water, although Watchman Campground does not have showers so we will walk to pay showers just outside Zion National Park for this part of our stay. We will provide comfortable, inflatable sleeping pads, as well as over-sized nylon tents with full-coverage rain flys. These tents are built for 4 people but will only house one to two people per tent. Your Guides will set up a kitchen in which they will prepare all meals, which will be restaurant quality, served hot, with fresh produce to compliment.

Optional rentals:
4-Person Base camping Tent ($55 per tent)
Inflatable sleeping pad ($35 per, sleeping pads add insulation and are required)
Trekking poles (complimentary upon request)
Sleeping bag and linen set rental ($35 per bag/set)
30 to 40 liter daypack ($25 per pack)
Zion and Bryce Southern Utah Bike Tour
Guided Bryce and Zion Cycling, Hiking, Camping prices
Price Per person based on double occupancy with a minimum of 4 participants:
US$1495/person
Solo accommodation supplement:
US$25/person
Park and Permit fees added:
US$51/person
Bike & Gear Rentals:
Rates subject to model selected; see Bike tab for details or inquire with us about camp gear rentals.

This is a guided tour, with deluxe camping, see inclusions and lodging section for details. NOTE: SAVE $50 per person with Online Bookings - use the code NIFTY50



Tour Details

Tour Highlights:
- National Parks and their unique assets
- travel by bike and by foot to reach the more remote places
- guided throughout
- perfect for small custom groups, family groups

Need to Know:
- summers are hot and shoulder seasons cold at night; summer monsoons can affect trail access
- sharing the road with cars and also some paved routes where cars are not allowed
- The hiking can be strenuous and Angels Landing does have steep drops from the well maintained trails. Note that hiking is mostly optional for cyclists.
- Permit and land use fees are separate and extra to tour price shown

Where to Meet
START: 7:00am. Meet your guide in the lobby of the Hyatt Place in Las Vegas. Or meet in St. George at 10:30am (inquire for details).
END: Drop-off at Hyatt Place in Las Vegas on Day 5 (usually between 3pm and 4pm).
GUESTS: 2 min to 25 max (most trips have 10-12 guests)

Dates: Trip dates 2018: May 21-25, June 4-8, June 17-21, July 9-13, July 23-27, August 13-17, August 27-31, September 3-7, September 17-21

Please contact us with questions; or if you have your own group of 4 or more and want custom dates. Our Contact.
Level 3 - These national parks are mountainous but cycling is on moderate routes all well paved, and hiking is on groomed and maintained trails. Cycling is from 20-40 miles; and Hiking varies from 2.5-10+ miles; moderate by distance. This tour is recommended for persons with good fitness.
Options

Las Vegas add ons
Custom tours for groups

  We will be staying in public campgrounds in or near the National Parks we’ll be visiting. These campgrounds have restroom facilities and running water, although Watchman Campground does not have showers so we will walk to pay showers just outside Zion National Park for this part of our stay. Your guides will set up a kitchen in which they will prepare all meals, which will be restaurant quality, served hot, with fresh produce to compliment. You can rent any camping gear you don't have or don't want to bring.  

Local Coordinator

This program combines cycling and hiking and is only available on a guided basis. Pure Adventures has partnered with the best local outfitters to build the best cycling tours in the western USA. Our team forms the most experienced and knowledgeable cycling tour outfitter in the southwestern USA. Our rental fleet is the largest and highest quality and all of our guides are experienced WFR certified. We have 4+ mechanics on staff and carry the most respected brands. Come experience the southwest with the local experts!

Bike rental options for this tour:
Specialized Rouabix SL4 Sport - $225US plus tax for the duration of the tour.

Other road bike options:
Specialized Allez Elite - $160US plus tax for the duration of the tour.

Trek Emonda SL6 - $315US plus tax for the duration of the tour.


When you rent: Upon meeting your guide at the start of the trip your bike will be ready to ride including a spare tube, CO2 cartridge, CO2 inflator, tire lever, and multi-tool. You will only be responsible for bringing your pedals, shoes, and any other personal cycling equipment (GPS computer, saddle, etc.). Helmets are required on our trips, and you are welcome to bring your own, however, we can provide one for you upon request if needed.
You may also send us your stack and reach measurements for the bike to be set up by our professional mechanics. Stack and reach? Huh? No need to worry! If you do not know your measurements we’ll spend some time before our first ride getting your bike dialed in to ensure it’s comfortable and properly fitted to you.
Would you like to bring your own bike? You are welcome to do so; and if you wanted to ship it ahead of time or need help building up your bike, we do offer a service to assist you with you own bike and we do have some policies around what we can accommodate. For example, we do not permit tandem bicycles, recumbents, aero bars, TT/triathlon bikes, or unicycles on our trips. To see our complete policy and shipping/travel tipsBike Guide to Bringing your Own bike or you can also Contact us by email.

Navigation: Throughout your cycling trip there may be periods of time where you or a small group will be short distances from other guests or guides. To ensure you follow the correct route, we will provide a mobile app that can be downloaded onto your smartphone with the routes pre-loaded for you to follow. Your guide will also have hard copies of maps and cue sheets to pass out if needed. We do not provide any GPS devices or mounting hardware. If you would like to mount your phone to your bike we recommend checking out the Quad Lock mounting system, or you can keep it in your jersey pocket.  

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