Bryce & Zion National Parks
October 23 - 28, 2022
(6 days, 5 nights; Sun - Fri)Related Tour Dates
Includes all lodging, all meals, park entrance fees, van shuttles, leaders, trail maps and narratives.
Las Vegas, NV
Timberline van shuttle is included from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon prior to tour and from Zion to Las Vegas following tour.
Not included: Airline service to McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas, NV; Guide Gratuity.
Hotel 8:00 am
“Loved my first tour with Timberline! Will definitely be looking into doing tours with you guys in the future!” Zach S.
This hiking trip in Southern Utah is a geologic fantasyland that offers some of the most fascinating and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes to be found on this planet. Nowhere is nature’s workshop so dramatically displayed, where time is inconsequential and the artistry will always be a work in progress.
Thankfully, much of nature’s handiwork in the region lies within the protective confines of a series of national parks and monuments that are remarkably accessible for those ambitious enough to set forth on foot to explore their wonders. We’ll explore the heart of Utah’s “color country” on our Bryce and Zion Hiking Tour. The parks are quite different in geology and elevation, but are only 40 miles* apart from eachother, making an obvious twofer tour. Bryce Canyon is 5000 ft higher than Zion, and features hoodoos, mazes, ponderosa forests and sandstone cliffs. Zion has a warmer, more desert climate, with varied vegetation and a real canyon feel. Its prominent features include the fin-like Angels Landing trail, and the famous water hike in the Narrows of the Virgin River. Our hikes include all the must-sees, as well as some additional explorations to some lesser seen areas.
This tour is not overly strenuous, but the trails do include a bit of steepness and exposure. If you are in good condition and not averse to drop offs you will do fine on this tour.
*In Timberline’s 40th anniversary year, we are celebrating all things 40!
|Day 1||Group assembles at Bryce Canyon National Park (van shuttle from Las Vegas); Hike Arches Loop in Red Canyon||2|
|Day 2||Bryce Canyon National Park: Queens Garden, Navajo, Peekaboo Loop||9|
|Day 3||Bryce Canyon National Park: Fairyland Loop; van shuttle to Zion||8|
|Day 4||Zion National Park: The Narrows of the Virgin River - Orderville Canyon||5|
|Day 5||Zion National Park: Tour of the upper regions||8|
|Day 6||Zion National Park: Angels Landing; van shuttle return to Las Vegas||5|