Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
Level: Intermediate / Advanced
Terrain: Rolling / Hilly
Come join us for an incredible biking and hiking 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 hikes and 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.
Day 1: Hike Cedar Breaks – up to 4 miles with 800 ft gain & loss You’ll start your trip shuttling from Las Vegas to Brian Head, Utah, a small mountain resort town. After lunch and a brief orientation, we’ll go for a hike at Cedar Breaks National Monument. Beginning atop the Colorado Plateau at over 10,000 feet, we’ll hike below the rim to a viewpoint offering stunning views of this colorful amphitheater. Tonight you’ll enjoy your first dinner together with the group at Cedar Breaks Lodge. Meals included: Lunch & Dinner
Day 2: Bike to Bryce Canyon – up to 59 miles with 3,000 ft gain & 5,000 ft loss, Optional Hike Bryce – up to 3 miles with 600 ft gain & loss 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 or cycle to Bryce Canyon. After lunch, 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. Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 3: Bike to Rainbow Point, Bike to Zion – up to 75 miles with up to 5,500 ft gain & 6,200 ft loss After breakfast you’ll ride out to Rainbow point where you can see the oldest trees on the planet – bristlecone pines – that can lives thousands of years. After returning to our starting point, we’ll shuttle you to Mt Carmel Junction near the east entrance to Zion National Park. The ride from there takes us along the iconic red roads of Zion past checkerboard mesa. We’ll shuttle another mile through the historic Zion-Mt Carmel tunnel then return to the bikes to enjoy your first views of majestic Zion Canyon. For dinner tonight, we’ll visit one of our favorite restaurants in Springdale. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4: Hike Zion Canyon Narrows – up to 8 miles with 500 ft gain & loss Today you’ve earned a day off the bike. You’ll return to Zion on foot. On the Narrows hike you’ll have the chance to hike up the Virgin River through its cool waters as you wind along one of the world’s best canyon hikes. Our destination on this hike is the narrowest part of the canyon – “Wall Street” – where the sheer cliff faces soar straight up above your head for hundreds of feet. Meals included: Breakfast
Day 5: Bike Gunlock Reservoir – up to 45 miles with 3,000 ft gain & loss We’ll start the day shuttling you to St George, the last stop on our trip. Our loop ride today goes past Gunlock Reservoir and the town of Veyo before winding through Snow Canyon State Park and ending up at our hotel. Tonight you’ll enjoy a farewell dinner as you recall the week’s amazing events and stories. Meals included: Breakfast & Dinner
Day 6: Bike Snow Canyon State Park – up to 17 miles with 1,400 ft gain & loss 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. You’ll then shuttle back to Las Vegas. Meals included: Breakfast
Cedar Breaks Lodge – 1 night Cedar Breaks Lodge & Spa can accommodate your Brian Head adventure, whatever the season. With décor inspired from the stunning vistas that make up its very surroundings, this resort is a naturalist’s dream realized. Take the family or just yourself and enjoy the many amenities and wonderful environment of Brian Head, Utah.
Best Western Plus Ruby’s Inn – 1 night A comfortable place to say conveniently located near the entrance to Bryce Canyon National Park, Ruby’s Inn features a pool and hot tub among the standard amenities.
Desert Pearl Inn – 2 nights Desert Pearl Inn, a top-rated Zion National Park lodging choice for family adventure and romantic getaways, nestles within the majestic cliffs of Zion beside the Virgin River in Springdale, Utah. The Inn is more than the experience of sunny days, breathtaking outdoor recreation, and starry nights tucked in a deep canyon of stony copper. There is also at this oasis, a soul you will discover at every turn.
Inn at Entrada – 1 night The Inn at Entrada is a small luxury resort inside a gated golf community in St. George, Utah, that features luxury casitas with panoramic views of striking red vermilion cliffs. This desert paradise is nestled near the mouth of southern Utah’s breathtaking Snow Canyon State Park.
PRICING & INCLUSIONS
- Lodging as outlined in lodging section above based on double occupancy
- Meals as noted in itinerary above
- Non-optional activities as outlined in itinerary above
- 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
- Services of professional trip leader(s)
- Van support during the trip & porterage service
- Black Sheep Adventures reusable water bottle, wool (baaaah) socks & luggage tags
TRIP PRICE EXCLUDES:
- Pre & post tour travel
- Alcoholic beverages
- Optional activities such as spa treatments
- Gratuities for your BSA guides
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