Utah Explorer

Start: Las Vegas

Finish: Las Vegas

Visiting:

Snow Canyon State Park

,

Cedar Breaks National Monument

,

Peek-a-boo slot Canyon

,

Queens Garden Trail

,

Bryce Canyon National Park

,

Zion National Park


Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Duration:

5 Nights

Physical rating:

Medium, Activity Level 2-3

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

234

Group size:

3 - 14

Age range:

15-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:


From:

$3299

$3134

tourhub discount: $165

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 90 days before departure

Tour Overview

This trip is a geologist dream! Over 6-days of exploring Bryce Canyon & Zion National Parks, you’ll hike amongst the Zion’s Virgin River Narrows, bike under towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock, take a stroll around the magical Queens Garden trails and bask under the clear night skies showcasing the Milky Way.

Highlights

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    "Hike Past waterfalls

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    ranked one of America’s best adventures by National Geographic The magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden trails One of the top-rated hikes in the world by climbing 1

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    natural springs and hanging gardens in Zion’s Virgin River Narrows

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    200-feet above the valley floor to Angel’s Landing"

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    "Bike Through the breathtaking red canyon walls of Snow Canyon State Park"

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    "Explore Sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires

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    cliffs and natural amphitheaters and take in eye-popping views from Rainbow Point"

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    "Plus.. Marvel at monolithic hoodoos

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    arches

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    and windows as you wind around the outer edge of the gorge in Cedar Breaks National Monument"

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : Hike and Bike Snow Canyon State Park

Location: Snow Canyon State Park

Accommodation: Best Western Plus Abbey Inn

Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Our trip begins in Las Vegas where we’ll begin our journey with a drive to Snow Canyon State Park and our first hike of the trip amid lava flows and sandstone. The State Park canyon is carved from the red and white Navajo sandstone in the Red Mountains and the lava rock we’ll see along this trail is a result of cinder cones that erupted anywhere between 1.4 million and 27,000 years ago! After lunch we’ll change up our hiking boots for wheels, our afternoon adventure will start with a short bike talk by our informative guides before we hop on bikes to ride under towering red sandstone cliffs and black lava rock, eventually ending up at our first night’s accommodation. The Best Western Plus Abbey Inn is conveniently located in Saint George, Utah, and it offers luxurious accommodations with an outdoor heated swimming pool and spa.Best Western Plus Abbey Inn (Lunch, Dinner)Lava Flows Hiking Distance: 1.6-3.2 kilometres (1-2 miles), 0.5-1 hourElevation Gain: 121 metres (396 feet)Elevation Loss: 121 metres (396 feet)Biking Distance: 22 kilometres (14 miles), 1-2 hours

icon Day 2 : Hike Cedar Breaks National Monument

Location: Cedar Breaks National Monument

Accommodation: Bryce Canyon Grand

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A freshly prepared breakfast will await us this morning before we head to the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve where we’ll take a neat hike. Red Cliffs is a 62,000-acre scenic wildlife reserve set aside to protect the Mojave Desert tortoise and other rare plants and animals. After a picnic lunch, we’ll drive to Cedar Breaks National Monument and hike the Spectra Point Trail. This stunning rim trail takes you out to an outcropping on the southern end of the park, the views to the east and the north are quite spectacular, and so is the giant bristlecone pine that sits near the point. We’ll continue on our drive through to Bryce Canyon National Park, a sprawling reserve in southern Utah, known for it’s rimson-colored hoodoos, spire-shaped rock formations. Our accommodation for the next two nights, the Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel, is surrounded by fantastic scenery, most notably the hoodoos which you’ll encounter in the coming days.Bryce Canyon Grand (All meals)Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Hiking Distance: 3.2 kilometres (2 miles), 1-2 hoursSpectra Point Trail Hiking Distance: 3.2 kilometres (2 miles), 1-2 hours

icon Day 3 : Hike Peek-a-Boo and Queens Garden Trails

Location: Peek-a-boo slot Canyon, Queens Garden Trail

Accommodation: Bryce Canyon Grand

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After a hearty breakfast we’ll embark on a hike through the magical hoodoo rock formations of Bryce’s Queens Garden trail. The trail drops down into the canyon and we’ll wander through natural sculpted rock gardens of brilliantly colored spires, cliffs, and natural amphitheaters with the trail looping up with the Peek-a-boo trail, creating a figure-8, passing by the Wall of Windows, the Hindu temples and many more exquisite series of arches and hoodoos. There’s also an opportunity to head to the southern end of the National Park to take in the jaw-dropping views from Rainbow Point. Afterwards we can all share our favorite parts of Bryce Canyon with the group as we dine at Bryce Pines. If you’re a night owl, be sure to take advantage of one of the clearest night skies around and try your hand at finding some of the constellations.Bryce Canyon Grand (All meals)Queens Garden Hiking Distance: 4.7 kilometres (2.9 miles), 1-2 hoursElevation Gain: 192 metres (630 feet)Elevation Loss: 192 metres (630 feet)Peek-a-boo Hiking Distance: 8.4 kilometres (5.2 miles), 2-3 hoursElevation Gain: 443 metres (1453 feet)Elevation Loss: 443 metres (1453 feet)

icon Day 4 : Bike Bryce Canyon, hike Zion National Park

Location: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion National Park

Accommodation: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

We’ll depart Bryce Canyon National Park on our bikes this morning as we take a relaxed, beautiful ride through Red Canyon. This peaceful trail will take you past a variety of pink, orange, and red rock formations and through patches of ponderosa and bristlecone pine trees. After our morning bike, we’ll drive to Zion National Park, winding through the magnificent canyon walls and towering cliffs that make up this majestic park. We’ll get straight into it and hike Angel’s Landing, one of the top-rated hikes in the world, a trail cut into solid rock in 1926 leads to the top of Angels Landing and provides views of Zion Canyon. With chain-assisted rock scrambling sections, stunning views, and vertigo-inducing heights, this hike is more about the journey than the destination. Later we’ll check into our accommodation for the next two nights, Springhill Suites, located only one mile from the park's entrance. The evening is then yours to explore and enjoy on your own.Springhill Suites (Breakfast, Lunch)Biking Distance: 12.8 kilometres (8 miles), 1-2 hoursAngels Landing Hiking Distance: 8.7 kilometres (5.4 miles), 3-5 hoursElevation Gain: 426 metres (1400 feet)Elevation Loss: 426 metres (1400 feet)

icon Day 5 : Hike Zion National Park

Location: Zion National Park

Accommodation: Springhill Suites

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Zion National Park has a unique geography and a variety of life zones that allow for unusual plant and animal diversity, the canyon walls are reddish and tan-colored Navajo Sandstone, eroded by the North Fork of the Virgin River. Today we’ll explore more of the wonders this park has to offer today, spending a full day walking and wading along the Virgin River, into the sheer walled canyon of The Narrows. This gorge, with walls a thousand feet tall and the river sometimes just twenty to thirty feet wide, is recognized as one of America’s best adventures by National Geographic. We’ll soak up the captivating scenery as we pass waterfalls, natural springs and hanging gardens. Afterwards we’ll head back to our accommodation and have time to relax and reflect on the trip before our celebratory farewell dinner.Springhill Suites (All meals)The Narrows Hiking Distance: Up to 8 kilometres (5 miles), as far as you want to go

icon Day 6 : Bike Zion National Park, farewell!

Location: Zion National Park

Meals Included: Breakfast

This morning for a final adventure we’ll hop on bikes to ride through Zion for the last time, from the lodge to the Temple of Sinawava. The Temple of Sinawava is the park’s hallmark, with its paved trail following the Virgin River upstream through ever-narrowing canyons of sandstone to the Zion Narrows, framed by hanging gardens of flowers and waterfalls. We’ll return on the same route, stopping off at the Visitor Centre for lunch, before we take in the beauty of this place one last time before heading back to your hotel or the airport in Las Vegas. This is the end of your trip and we’ll leave you refreshed and invigorated from the good food, exercise, rest, and great times you’ll have had with us!(Breakfast)Biking Distance: 24 kilometres (15 miles), 1.5-2 hours

What's Included

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    Accommodation

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    All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

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    Free Wi-Fi at Accommodation

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    Fully Guided

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    Meals – Full Board

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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    International Travel

Check out our Q&As

Are flights included in this tour?

Yes

Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

Is the tour coach air conditioned?

Yes

Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

Yes

Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

On a case by case basis, please inquire if you have children younger than 15 years old.

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    No

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    Yes

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Yes

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    You are covered by our Active Adventures Assurance policy.

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Since 1996

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Our trips attract a wide range of people from all different backgrounds, countries and ages, which makes our small group adventures all the more interesting and fun. All our people tend to enjoy active lifestyles, great food, good company and new experiences. If this sounds like you, then you’ll be in good company

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    We send online booking information via our club page you’ll gain access to your trip notes, destination information, a detailed gear list and all the information you need for your trip. There are a few things to fill in – medical and dietary information, extra accommodation requests, gear hire requests etc. – to ensure you are well prepared for your adventure vacation.

    What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    Travellers Against Plastic

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes,

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    When it comes to the safety of our guests, it has always been our number one priority. We’ve introduced strict protocols to adhere to current Covid safety guidelines that are relative to the destination, country and location of your adventure – these are dependent on the current rules and restrictions that are in place at the time of your trip.

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Health and safety are just as important as the amazing places in the most stunning parts of the world we travel. Another focus of ours is having a good place to rest and rejuvenate at the end of a busy day, and to make sure we are fully charged for the next day’s activities, so you’ll always find yourself in a clean, comfortable room.

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    No

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Dates & Availability

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Sunday

Aug 14, 2022

Friday

Aug 19, 2022
$3299

$3134

  • tourhub discount: $165

$3299

$3134

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Sunday

May 21, 2023

Friday

May 26, 2023
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$3134

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Sunday

May 28, 2023

Friday

Jun 02, 2023
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$3134

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Sunday

Jun 04, 2023

Friday

Jun 09, 2023
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$3134

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Sunday

Aug 06, 2023

Friday

Aug 11, 2023
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Sunday

Aug 13, 2023

Friday

Aug 18, 2023
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Aug 20, 2023

Friday

Aug 25, 2023
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Sunday

Aug 27, 2023

Friday

Sep 01, 2023
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$3299

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Utah Explorer

Start: Las Vegas

Finish: Las Vegas

Visiting:

Snow Canyon State Park

,

Cedar Breaks National Monument

,

Peek-a-boo slot Canyon

,

Queens Garden Trail

,

Bryce Canyon National Park

,

Zion National Park


Tour operator:

Active Adventures

Duration:

5 Nights

Physical rating:

Medium, Activity Level 2-3

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Vegans, Meat, Kosher, Jain, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

234

Group size:

3 - 14

Age range:

15-99

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:


From:

$3299

$3134

tourhub discount: $165

  • 100% Guaranteed Refunds
  • Free Amendments/Cancellation
  • Free Date Changes
  • Balance due 90 days before departure
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