Cycling in the National Parks of Utah

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5 nights
30 miles/day
Guided from USD $ 3455
Bike tour in United States
Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

Cycling in the National Parks of Utah

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Rider Level: Recreational Electric bike tours

5 nights
30 miles/day

Guided from USD $ 3455
Bike tour in United States

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  • Explore the unrivaled natural beauty of the colossal Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks

    Welcome to the USA's most popular National Parks: Bryce Canyon and Zion. Despite being less than 2 hours apart, these monumental parks are unique in their geology and vegetation, offering some of the most sensational scenery anywhere in the US. This guided bike tour brings you right to the heart of both parks for unmissable views, incredible insights, and unforgettable experiences - it's a once-in-a-lifetime adventure.

    Prepare to cycle through spectacular sandstone landscapes of towering hoodoos, colossal bolders, and intricate slot canyon labyrinths, discovering the fascinating desert flora every pedal of the way, from enormous Cottonwood trees to fragrant Ponderosa Pines, Pinyon Pines to magical Manzanita bushes.

    Whether you're a novice or an experienced rider, this breathtaking bicycle tour is designed to offer an intimate encounter with the unmissable canyonlands of Utah. Hiking is also possible!

    2023: Due to changes in the permitting system, Angels Landing permits are not guaranteed. If you are interested in doing the 'Chain Hike' to Angels Landing, you can enter the public lottery for permits here, and our guide will accompany you. Contact us for more details. NOTE: The Chain Hike is not recommended for anyone with a fear of heights or exposure!

    • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Danika Perkingson@Unsplash
    • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. digitalarbyter :)@Unsplash
    • Zion National Park, Utah. Steven dosRemedios@Flickr
    • Bryce Canyon National Park, Utah. Alain Bonnardeaux@Unsplash
    • The iconic Narrows. Photo via TO.
    • Zion National Park, Utah. George Pagan III@Unsplash
    • Zion National Park, Utah. Wolfgang Staudt@Flickr
    • Exploring the Narrows. Photo via TO.

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    Highlights

    • Dixie National Forest
    • Cedar Breaks National Monument
    • Rainbow Point
    • Bryce Canyon National Park
    • Zion National Park
    • Scout Lookout
    • Virgin River Narrows

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    Interested in adding to your itinerary? Take a look at our cycling day tours in Bryce Canyon.


  • Cycling in the National Parks of Utah

     Tour Description Daily Program 

  • Daily program

    Day 1: St. George - Bryce Canyon City (56 miles)
    Your epic adventure begins in St. George, Utah. You'll be picked up either from St. George Airport (7:30 am), the Hilton Garden Inn (8:00 am), or the Hyatt Place (8:15 am). Those booking an extra night at the Hilton Garden Inn can get a special rate and free parking - just ask us!

    You'll start cycling through Dixie National Forest for your visit to the Cedar Breaks National Monument. This half-mile-deep breathtaking geological amphitheater features a fiery rainbow of red and orange sandstone. Continue riding down a gradual hillside, gliding past the glorious aspens and beautiful pines that dot this stunning National Forest until you reach the flat farmlands around the characterful town of Panguitch. Panguitch, with its Old West cafes and stores, is known for its annual Quilt Walk and possesses plenty of Southern Utah charm.

    Ride past the incredible rock formations of Red Canyon, the perfect Utah backdrop as you pedal along the paved bike path to Bryce Canyon National Park. The last 15 miles +1,200 ft climb into Bryce Canyon is optional.

    Elevation gain/loss: + 2,148 ft / - 4,942 ft.

    (Meals L, D)

    Day 2: Rainbow Point loop ride, Navajo/Queen's Garden hiking loop (21 miles)
    Today you'll have a choice between a beautiful 17-mile downhill bike ride from Rainbow Point, or a ride there and back. After lunch, you'll participate in an unforgettable hiking trip into Bryce Canyon, surrounded by awe-inspiring natural architecture every step of the way, including the unmistakable hoodoos watching over your every step.

    Elevation gain/loss: + 926 ft / - 2,372 ft.

    (Meals B, L, D)

    Day 3: Bryce Canyon Overlook hike, Zion National Park ride (35 miles)
    Enjoy an exquisite sunrise hike to the Bryce Canyon Overlook - an unforgettable start to the day. The hoodoos of the canyon appear to glow from within as the sun begins to hit the fiery canyon walls. Following a hearty breakfast, you'll cycle along the Sevier and Virgin Rivers, entering Zion National Park. Zion, Utah's first National Park, is a definite highlight of the tour. The iconic red cliffs tower above as you descend the spectacular east side of the colossal canyon. You'll pedal for 6 miles along the flat valley floor, with the entire afternoon dedicated to appreciating the indescribable views boasted by this breathtaking location.

    Elevation gain/loss: + 2,038 ft /- 3,966 ft.

    (Meals B, L, D)

    Day 4: Walter's Wiggles - Scouts Lookout Hike (3.6 miles)
    A panoramic vista point awaits as you wind your way up 'Walter’s Wiggles' to 'Scout Lookout'. Scared of heights? You may prefer a more leisurely stroll to a beautiful waterfall. If you'd prefer to cycle, choose between spectacularly scenic but challenging biking inside Zion National Park (support van available) or along the park's border (no support van available). The Park Service runs free and frequent shuttles from the hotel through town, to the Visitor Center, and to the park's valley floor, so you can customize your experience!

    Elevation gain/loss: + 1,115 ft / - 1,115 ft.

    (Meals B)

    Day 5: Hike in Virgin River Narrows (5.1 miles)
    Weather permitting, you'll have the wonderful opportunity to walk the Virgin River Narrows, a stunningly scenic slot canyon with 1,000 ft walls that tower overhead. The narrow canyon is covered wall-to-wall by the wild river in some places, so prepare to wade in and out of ankle-deep water as you hike passageways less than 50 ft wide. Don't worry - you'll be given walking sticks and wading boots so you can get the most out of this wonderful experience!

    (Meals B, L, D)

    Day 6: Zion Canyon ride and departure (32 miles)
    Say goodbye to the unforgettable National Parks of Utah with one last ride through Zion Canyon. Soon, you'll turn west along the Virgin River and discover more spectacular scenery before lunch, after which, the 45-minute shuttle will bring you back to St. George. If you're flying out of St. George, please book your flights for 7:00 pm or later.

    Elevation gain/loss: + 1,549 ft / - 1,915 ft.

    (Meals B, L)

    Hotels

    These are sample hotels and may vary based on availability.

    Bryce Canyon City - Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel or the Main Lodge at Ruby’s Inn

    Springdale - Springhill Suites

    Your itinerary does not include accommodation in St. George, Utah, before or after your tour. Don't hesitate to enquire about discounts at our partner hotel, the Hilton Garden Inn.

    Booking.com is also a great resource for researching and booking extra nights.


    How to get there

    Tour start

    Nearest airport: McCarran Airport in Las Vegas (LAS) or St. George Airport (SGU).

    There is a public shuttle between the Las Vegas Airport and St. George, Utah (duration approx. 2 hours).

    Once in St. George, we offer the following transfers on Day 1:
    From SGU, pick-up at 7:30am from the baggage claim area.
    From Hilton Garden Inn, 8:00am from the hotel lobby.
    From Hyatt Place Hotel, 8:15am from the hotel lobby.

    Tour end

    Drop-off at SGU from 3:00-5:00 pm on Day 6. Please arrange flights to depart at 7:00 pm or later!

    Return shuttles to Las Vegas are possible from the Hilton Garden or Hyatt Place. Be sure to arrange flights accordingly and remember the time change from Utah to Nevada!


    Cycling in the National Parks of Utah

     Tour Photos Dates & Prices 

  • Dates

    May 5, 12, 19, 26; Jun 2, 9; Sep 1, 8 ,15, 2024

    Prices

    Tour package

    Per person, double occupancy $3455
    Single use supplement (1 person/1 room) $933

    Bike Rentals

    Standard bike included

    Road bike

    included
    Electrically assisted bike $200

    Included services

    • 5 x overnight accommodations
    • 5 x breakfasts, 5 x lunches, 4 x dinners
    • Water, fruit juices, soft drinks, energy bars, fruit, and snacks available during the cycling day
    • Standard or road bike rental (please specify at the time of booking)
    • Transfers to and from St. George
    • Tour guide and van support
    • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary

    Bike rentals

    Bikes available to be rented (in advance at the time of booking) include:

    • Standard bike - Giant Fastroad SL 1 or Liv Thrive 1 Disc
    • Road bike - Giant Defy Advanced 3, Liv Avail Advanced 3, or Liv Avail Advanced 2
    • Electrically assisted bike - Giant Roam E+STA, Giant Roam E+GTS or Liv, Rove
      E+

    *More about electrically-assisted bikes >

    Bike Protection:
    Bike protection can be purchased at the time of booking. You can read more about that HERE.


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