Utah / Arizona National Parks

Bryce / Zion / Grand Canyon / Moab

Come join us for an incredible biking and hiking tour of Southern Utah and Arizona’s most famous and awe inspiring National Parks including a possible mix of Cedar Breaks, Bryce, Zion, Grand Canyon, Capitol Reef, Grand Staircase-Escalante and even Moab. On this bike tour you can alternate days cycling and hiking past panoramic vistas of soaring multi-hued rock formations. You’ll have your choice of the lodging in the region and savor meals at the area’s best restaurants. Join us!

Biking: With shuttles we can get riders looking for an easier day in the saddle to the best bits for flatter or downhill riding with routes of 20-30 miles with up to 1,000 feet of climbing per day. Those looking to challenge themselves can enjoy rides of 50-80 miles with 3,000-6,000 feet of climbing or more per day.

 

Hikes: The region abounds in hikes from short 1-2 mile trails to the iconic hike to Angels Landing (not for the faint of heart)

 

Riverwalk: The hike up the Virgin River Narrows is probably unlike any hike you’ve ever taken. You spend over half your time hiking up the river in special water shoes with a hiking pole or two to help balance.

 

Misc: Try one of Utah’s microbrews such as Polygamy Porter (their tongue was planted firmly in cheek when they named this delicious brew)

Economical: Ruby’s Best Western

 

Mid Range: Lodge at Bryce Canyon, Gonzo Inn

 

Upper end: Desert Pearl Inn, Inn at Entrada

 

Super Luxe: Amangiri

Painted Pony

 

Bit & Spur

 

Spotted Dog

 

Cafe Soleil

 

Whiptail Grill

Spring to Fall is best. It does get toasty in the summer months, but we get up early and do our peak activity in the cooler morning hours. The desert monsoon arrives in July and can last until September. That can bring afternoon thunderstorms which we generally enjoy from inside the hotel.

“The scale of the raw natural beauty of the Southwest is mesmerizing. We ran our first trip to the region in 2008 and it still touches me each time as if I’ve never seen it before. The city of Springdale, the gateway to the south entrance to Zion National Park, is packed with unassuming restaurants that deliver surprisingly well-prepared cuisine. The Desert Pearl Inn is our favorite lodging in town, and it is indeed a gem. It’s spacious rooms, unique rock soap and recycled timber construction are reason enough, but the surrounding views of the red cliffs rising above are the real reason to stay here in Springdale.”