ZION, BRYCE, & CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK ADVENTURE

Adventure through the epic scenery of Southern Utah on this journey through three of the nation’s most stunning National Parks. Starting with Zion National Park, known for it’s extraordinary hikes and scenery, guests will immediately feel transported to a faraway land. Continuing on, they will visit Bryce Canyon National Park, and hike among otherworldly rock formations. Our route then takes us through Grand Staircase Escalante-National Monument, on one of the nation’s best scenic byways. Capitol Reef National Park awaits us at the end of the drive, with its rich history and towering sandstone cliffs.  Each day varies and offers some of the most breathtaking photo opportunities on Earth. An active journey, guests will adventure daily, truly giving them a chance to experience the best that Southern Utah has to offer. Hiking, exploring slot canyons, and viewing Indian art will appeal to a wide range of guests.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 5 days/4 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 6 – 12

TRIP COST: Contact us for pricing

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience 3 National Parks and Goblin Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument.
  • Hiking, slot canyons, Native American art, and more await guests on this adventure

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ITINERARIES

Day 1: Arrive in Utah

  • Arrive to St. George Regional Airport (SGU)
  • Scenic drive to Zion National Park
  • Visitor’s Center at Zion National Park
  • Return to campsite for Campfire Welcome Reception & orientation
  • Overnight: Watchman Campground Group Site
  • Meals included: Welcome Reception Dinner

Day 2: Zion National Park

  • Enter Zion National Park
  • Hike East Rim Trail to Observation Point
  • Travel to Bryce Canyon National Park – we will enjoy lunch along the way
  • Enjoy stargazing and a campfire cookout
  • Overnight: Bryce Canyon National Park Campground Group Site
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Bryce Canyon National Park | Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

  • Awake early
  • Follow the winding Fairyland Loop Trail among soaring hoodoo formations
  • Scenic drive to Capitol Reef National Park
  • Drive through and stop in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Visit Anasazi State Park
  • Enjoy stargazing and campfire cookout
  • Overnight: Capitol Reef View Cabin Camp
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 4: Capitol Reef National Park

  • After breakfast we will head to our first hike of the day
  • Hike Grand Wash to Cassidy Arch
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch
  • Stop at Visitor’s Center in Capitol Reef National Park
  • Spend time in the orchards and historic village of Fruita
  • Enjoy stargazing and a campfire cookout
  • Overnight: Capitol Reef View Cabin Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 5: San Rafael Swell | Goblin Valley State Park | Salt Lake City

  • Scenic drive to the San Rafael Swell, one of the nation’s most stunning geographical wonders
  • Hike Little Wild Horse (slot canyons) or visit Goblin Valley State Park
  • Scenic drive to Salt Lake City
  • Enjoy lunch at Ray’s Tavern, one of our favorite local restaurants located beside the Green River
  • Departures from Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC)
  • Meals included: B/L

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

Best time of year to visit:

March – October (May and September being the best)

Arrivals & Departures:

Arrive at St. George Regional Airport (SGU); Depart from Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (SLC)

Recommended Flights:

Our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options. You can reach him at danny@harrtravel.com or 909.266.0117.

The benefit of using a travel agent is that in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections, and land arrangements, for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

Accommodations:

For us, it’s all about the details because the fine points make the difference. After each days adventure, return to the luxury accommodations we have chosen and enjoy stunning views while you relax and rejuvenate.

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 phones and medical kits.

Our Team:

World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew for all of our groups ranging from 8 to 12 people. At headquarters in Salt Lake City, our staff  is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. If you’re planning your trip and have questions about which boots to buy, our adventure specialist is just a phone call away.

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.