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Bryce and Zion colors (camping)

Summary

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Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks stand as brilliant masterpieces of color. Here, every day is different. Wind through peculiar passageways of hoodoos, and pink twisted cliffs! Bryce and Zion National Parks offer a great experience for riders of all ability levels.

Mountain bike
6 days
220 km / 137 mi
$ 1,731.-
  • Bryce Canyon NP
  • Zion Canyon NP
  • Red Canyon State Park
  • The World famous trails of Red Canyon’s Thunder Mountain, Cassidy and Casto Canyon, symbolize but a few of this tour’s many higlights
  • Also available as an Inn only tour. ($2813.- pp)
  • Deposit for this tour is $500.-pp

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Details

Type
Mountain bike
Duration
6 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Moderate
Technical level
Easy = unpaved roads, almost flat
Average = narrow paths, steep climbing
Difficult = barely used trails, rocks
Average
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
20-40 km / 12-25 mi
Total distance
220 km / 137 mi
Lodging
Deluxe = 4-5 star hotel or excellent B&B
Basic = 1-2 star hotel/motel or B&B
Camping = tent, sports hall or campus
Camping, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Rental
Dates
22 May 2022 - 27 May 2022
29 May 2022 - 03 Jun 2022
05 Jun 2022 - 10 Jun 2022
12 Jun 2022 - 17 Jun 2022
19 Jun 2022 - 24 Jun 2022
26 Jun 2022 - 01 Jul 2022
03 Jul 2022 - 08 Jul 2022
10 Jul 2022 - 15 Jul 2022
17 Jul 2022 - 22 Jul 2022
24 Jul 2022 - 29 Jul 2022
Start dates 2022: July 24, 31 Aug:7, 14, 21, 28, Sept:4, 11, 18, 25.
Start
St George (11.00)
Finish
St George (15.00)
Transfer
Las Vegas, NV. Option for roundtrip shuttle $75.
Airport at start
Las Vegas McCarran Int. Airport (LAS)
Airport at finish
Las Vegas McCarran Int. Airport (LAS)

Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*

Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
The tour price per person
$ 1,731.-
Camping Gear
We rent high-quality camping gear for all of our camping tours. These include a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp.
$ 108.-
Optional
Single supplement
If you travel alone a single supplement is charged. With some group tours you can avoid a single supplement by sharing a room with another rider.
$ 95.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – campgrounds


Day 1 | Brian Head

After meeting in St. George, we’ll travel as a group to Brian Head Peak for a light lunch, introductions, and a pre-trip meeting. Our adventure begins as we descend the exciting Bunker Creek single-track. Mountain Bike Action Magazine rated this single-track as one of the top ten best trails in America. It descends 2,885 feet over 12 miles to Panguitch Lake. If your legs are willing, you may opt for an evening ride around the lake passing the many small cabins and lake-side summer homes.
Total Mileage | 12 miles / 331 ft gain + 9 miles optional / 591 ft gain
Camp | Panguitch Lake
Terrain | Single-track & Double track, No Van Support

Day 2 | Red Canyon

Get ready for some of the best single-track in Utah--Red Canyon! From Butch Cassidy Draw we’ll ride out to the Casto Canyon trailhead, passing views of Slate Mountain and Powell Point. Casto Canyon, crosses a small creek bed up to 44 times, and takes us into the “Land before Time”, a dizzying array of hoodoos and pick cliffs. We’ll meet the van for lunch at the end of the canyon. After lunch, we ascend single-track to the top of Brayton point and start a ripping descent back through the “Land before Time” to the van and shuttle to our hotel near Bryce Canyon or our camp in Red Canyon.
Total Mileage | easy 12 miles / 843 ft gain, moderate 13 miles / 1745 ft gain, challenging 22 miles / 3392 ft gain
Camp | Red Canyon
Terrain | Single-track & Double-track, No Van Support

Day 3 | Thunder Mountain and Bryce

After breakfast and packing up our camp, we’ll ride a loop from Red Canyon utilizing the new bike path and the Thunder Mountain trail. The Thunder Mountain Trail is one of the most scenic mountain bike trails we have ever found; on any trip! This trail takes us around huge red hoodoos, through canyons, and into green pine forests. After our morning ride, we load our bikes and shuttle to Bryce Canyon national Park. Hike through beautiful hoodoos on the famous Wall Street Hike.
Total Mileage | easy 7 miles / 1017 ft gain, moderate 14 miles / 2070 ft gain, challenging 23 miles / 3209 ft gain, + 4 miles hiking
Inn/Camp | Quality Inn/Red Canyon
Terrain | Single-track, No Van Support

Day 4 | Virgin River Rim/Navajo Lake

Today we will shuttle to Cascade Falls and hike a short 1 mile trail to a cascading waterfall cave. Then ride VRR trail overlooking Zion National Park. Once we drop down to Teah Camp, the scenic 12 mile single-track around Navajo Lake awaits. This aspen-forested single-track is a fun ride around the scenic shoreline.
Total Mileage | easy 13 miles / 1148 ft gain, moderate 18 miles 2395 ft gain, challenging 31 miles / 3543 ft gain + 1 mile hike Cascade Falls
Camp | Teah Campground
Terrain | Single-track, No Van Support

Day 5 | Navajo Lake to Zion

Depending on yesterday's events, enjoy the ride around Navajo Lake on the rolling 12 mile single-track followed by the incredible backcountry ride to Zion National Park. The first 15 miles descends over 3,000 feet, followed by a 15-mile combination of long ups and downs until we meet the paved road into Zion National Park. After a quick shuttle through the mile-long tunnel through the park, a 20- mile descent takes us through Zion and into Springdale. We will be staying in a comfortable inn for our last night situated beneath the Zion cliffs.
Total Mileage | easy 15 miles / 508 ft gain, moderate 32 miles / 2510 ft gain, challenging 47 miles / 3603 ft gain.
Inn | Bumbleberry Inn Springdale, Utah
Terrain | Single-track and Jeep Road, Van Support

Day 6 | Zion National Park

We have one last day to soak up Zion’s multi-hued cliffs and massive stone monoliths. Today we venture off on Zion's trademark trail, the Zion Narrows. Walking along and through the river, we take in unparalleled views of Angels Landing and the enormous cliffs that make Zion, well, Zion! For the more adventurous, opt to ride into
the Zion Canyon on the bike path then hike the Narrows. After lunch we’ll shuttle back to St. George arriving around 3:00 p.m. For those taking our shuttle, we’ll arrive in Las Vegas around 5:00 p.m. PST.
Total Mileage | hiking the Narrows or Angel landings in Zion NP, biking 18 miles
Terrain | Paved Road, River Walking

This is a general itinerary and may vary. The tour operator reserves the right to make changes
due to weather, local conditions, government intervention, or any unforeseen reasons that may
affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Inns are subject to change .

Included:

Camping in improved campgrounds with running water and flush toilets, with the last night in a comfortable Inn.
Two guides
All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, Snacks.
Support Vehicle
First Aid
Bike Maintenance
Community Gear
Souvenir Shirt

Not included:

Airfare to and from our departure point
Lodging before or after the tour
Personal Camping Gear, Personal Camping Gear rental:  $108.-  Tent, sleeping Bag, Pillow, Self-inflating ground pad.
Tent $59.- Sleeping Bag, Pillow $35 (BYO pillowcase) Self-inflating ground pad $18 .-
Rental Bike, see PDF file below,
Gratuities to guides

Campground Details

Night 1: Panguitch Lake Campground
Nights 2 & 3: Red Canyon Campground
Night 4: Te-Ah Campground, Navajo Lake
Night 5: Bumbleberry Inn, Springdale
We choose well-maintained public campgrounds with scenic vistas and comfortable arrangements. You’ll move seamlessly from one day of your trip to the next, camping outdoors and enjoying wildly healthy, delicious homemade meals.

The majority of our selected campgrounds feature indoor facilities and showers. Conversely, in more remote backcountry camping scenarios, we’ll provide portable toilets and private solar showers.

Camping gear may be rented or you may bring your own. All of our camping gear is tested and hand-chosen from top manufacturers to ensure you get a good night’s sleep. Our camp gear package includes a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp.

WEATHER
You will be riding and sleeping at elevations over 7,000 ft. for the first 4 nights of the trip. Weather predictions are often unreliable due to the elevation, so it’s best to be prepared for cold evenings and inclement weather.

Map & Routes

Map
Satellite

Bicycle

Specialized Stumpjumper Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Full Suspension
Santa Cruz Tallboy 29er Full Suspension
See PDF file below

Downloads

Bike rentals 2
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