Southern Utah remains largely unchartered territory, with vast and surreal landscape waiting to be explored. Scenic byways take us through alpine forests, red cliff vistas, and impressive desert scenery. Enjoy epic rides and signature hikes as we explore natural wonders and historical highlights, staying in charming “local favorites” lodging, for an unforgettable Utah cycling experience.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Cycling Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate to Strenuous

TRIP LENGTH: 7 days/6 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 10 max

TRIP COST: from

Double Occupancy

From $ 3,200

per person4 to 10 people

Single Supplement

$ 450

per person

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cycle through Dixie National Forest and Red Canyon to Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Ride Scenic Byway 12 through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, known as the U.S.A.’s “most beautiful road”
  • Wander stunning Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon
  • Explore Arches National Park, gliding through thousands of natural sandstone arches
  • Overlook Canyonlands National Park by riding to Dead Horse Point State Park

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrive in Utah

  • Arrive to Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC) and meet your guide(s)
  • Welcome reception and orientation safety briefing
  • Overnight: The Grand America Hotel or comparable

Day 2: Cycle to Bryce Canyon National Park

  • Drive to the historical town of Panguitch
  • Start cycling through Dixie National Forest pines and spruce, then rock formations in Red Canyon, to Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Overnight: Escalante Outfitters or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L

Day 3: Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument

  • Continue cycling Scenic Byway 12
  • Ride through Grand Staircase–Escalante National Monument
  • Drive to Torrey
  • Overnight: Austin’s Chuck Wagon or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L

Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park | Slot Canyon Hike

  • Explore the historic settlement of Fruita in Capitol Reef National Park
  • Hike Little Wild Horse Slot Canyon
  • Visit Goblin Valley State Park
  • Overnight: Rustic Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L

Day 5: Arches National Park

  • Ride to Arches National Park from the Colorado River in Moab
  • Hike among stunning landscapes of balanced rocks, soaring red rock cliffs, monumental towers and sandstone fins
  • Explore downtown shops and galleries in Moab
  • Overnight: Rustic Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L

Day 6: Dead Horse Point, Overlooking Canyonlands

  • Cycle to Dead Horse Point State Park
  • Take in grand vistas of Canyonlands National Park below
  • Celebratory dinner at Sunset Grill
  • Overnight: Rustic Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 7: Castle Valley | Sego Canyon | Departure

  • Morning ride through Castle Valley (optional)
  • Visit Sego Canyon on the way back to Salt Lake City
  • Transfer to the SLC airport for departure flight
  • Meals included: B/L

What's Included:

  • Transportation from arrival to departure by private van(s)
  • 6 nights lodging
  • Medically-certified WWTrek Professional Support Guide(s)
  • All services, tours, hikes, and excursion fees described in the itinerary
  • WWTrek custom support trailer with kitchen
  • Support stations with energy-boosting supplies set-up during bike routes
  • Large coolers of ice water, an electrolyte drink mix, and soft drinks always provided in vehicle
  • Snacks provided throughout the trip
  • All breakfasts and lunches included during scheduled itinerary, plus one celebratory dinner
  • Ride maps and stats provided
  • National park and state park entry fees
  • Baggage handling throughout
  • Gratuities for hotel and celebratory dinner staff
  • Interactive gear list

Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from trip
  • Passport and visa fees (if applicable)
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
  • Specialty drinks such as cocktails
  • Items of a personal nature: laundry, incidentals, etc.
  • Expenses incurred due to circumstances outside of the control of World Wide Trekking
  • Gratuities for guides

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN THE USA

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we operate. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe and close to home in Utah. With our office and home base in Utah, we are working on a number of local projects that guests can get involved with.

HOP is proud to support 30 local veterans and their families with deliveries of food and gift cards during the holiday season through our Veterans Outreach Program. Our newest local program, HOP Outdoors, runs summer hiking trips in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains to give underserved local children the chance to get outdoors and build a healthy connection with nature.

TRAVEL NOTES

Arrivals & Departures:

Arrive and depart from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)

Health & Safety

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite communicators and medical kits.

For more information, feel free to contact us directly with any questions, at 801-943-0264. We can schedule a phone call with our medical advisor, Dr. Levy, to answer any specific questions regarding your personal needs.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend you safeguard your trip by purchasing travel insurance. World Wide Trekking has partnered with Redpoint Travel Insurance as our preferred travel insurance provider. For a price quote, or to purchase travel insurance, visit Ripcord Rescue Travel Insurance.

Please Note: You must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

Our Team:

World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew. At headquarters in Salt Lake City, our staff is dedicated to helping you every step of the way.

GENERAL INFORMATION

State:

Utah

Population

3,101,833

Time Zone:

Mountain Time Zone –  UTC-07:00

Capital City:

Salt Lake City

Geography:

Utah, where the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau converge, boasts extremely diverse and stunning geography. Although most of this western state experiences a semi-arid or desert climate, the many mountain ranges offer a large variety of additional climates. From high alpine forest filled to vast deserts filled with humbling sandstone towers, walls, and arches, Utah’s landscapes are numerous and awe-inspiring. Utah is home to 5 National Parks, 4 national monuments, and 4 state parks. The capitol of Utah, Salt Lake City, gets its namesake from the Great Salt Lake which is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere with a salinity far saltier than seawater.

Culture & Religion:

Salt Lake City, Utah is the world headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making Utah the only state in the U.S. that has a majority population belonging to a single church. The industries that make up Utah’s diverse economy include mining, oil and gas development, tourism, agriculture and cattle ranging, salt production, and a quickly growing tech industry. Additionally, there are 6 Native American tribes in Utah today, the Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, and Uintah and Ouray Tribes.