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Southern Utah National Parks

Summary

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Zion National Park, Capital Reef National Park, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Kodachrome, Grand staircase, Escalante. Ride all these and more on this amazing tour that starts on one side of the state and finishes on the other. Pack in more arches, bridges and National Monuments than you can shake a spoke at!

Road bike
7 days
587 km / 365 mi
$ 3,588.-
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Capital Reef National Park
  • Glen Canyon National Recraetion Area
  • Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Deposit 25%

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Details

Type
Road bike
Duration
7 days
Level
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition
Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition
Challenging = experienced, well trained
Challenging
Support
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van
Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
Guided
Daily distance
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
Total distance
587 km / 365 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
Deluxe, full board
Luggage transport
Daily luggage transfers
Bicycle
Included
Dates
07 May 2022 - 13 May 2022
03 Sep 2022 - 09 Sep 2022
Both dates are guaranteed.
Start date May 7 has alternate lodging
Start
St George
Finish
Durango
Airport at start
Las Vegas McCarran Int. Airport (LAS)
Airport at finish
Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO)

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
$ 3,588.-
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.
$ 969.-

Itinerary

Included / Not Included – lodging


Day 1: Bicycle through incredible, unstoppable Zion Canyon and have dinner in Bryce Canyon

Meet us in St. George to head out to the canyonlands. Test out your bike, then ride through the wonders of Zion Canyon and out again via the stunning east entrance. Finish at the base of Red Canyon near the red-brick town of Panguitch. Enjoy dinner at Bryce Canyon Lodge tonight with its magnificent view into the majestic amphitheater as your first appetizer!
Meals: L, D Lodging: Quality Inn Bryce Canyon
distance: 80 miles (or less) Elevation +5880 ft / - 3615 ft

Day 2: Ride Red Canyon, kodachrome Basin and on to Escalante

Ride through Dixie National Forest’s stunning Red Canyon, arguably the most photographed area in Utah. Watch for goblin-like ‘hoodoos’ – nature-sculpted sandstone formations – punctuating the views. Continue bicycling through the tiny town of Tropic. Thrill to the wild colors of Kodachrome Basin. Stay in Escalante tonight.
Meals: B, L, D Lodging: Slot Canyons Inn
Distance: 75 miles, Elevation +4308 ft / -4925 ft.

Day 3: Ride from the orange- and-gold cliffs and canyons of Escalante to Boulder. Explore ancient Anasazi ruins

Ride the heart of legendary Escalante – Grand Staircase National Monument today. The Devils Backbone and its challenging pitches and expansive views await! This afternoon, explore ancient Anasazi ruins, get a massage or put in some additional riding. Spend two nights here, at Boulder Mountain Lodge.
Meals: B, L, D Lodging: Boulder Mountain Lodge
Distance: 33 miles , Elevation +2813 ft / -2322 ft.

Day 4: Rest day in Boulder, or not. Hike climb or ….go for a nice long bike ride.

Plenty of options today: take a morning 6-mile round trip hike to Lower Calf Creek Falls. The pictographs alone make this hike well worth it. The falls make it even better! Get a massage, enjoy the bird sanctuary or the hot tub or…go for a nice long bike ride. The adventure is yours to choose.
Meals: B. Lodging: Boulder Mountain Lodge

Day 5: The queen stage! Grand Staircase, Capital Reef and the center of Utah’s Grand Circle

Today’s ride is nothing short of amazing, crammed with rock spires and fluted walls! Ride up through Grand Staircase and out again beside the Fremont River. Enjoy the incredible scenery of Capitol Reef. Then coast down into Hanksville, in the center of Utah’s Grand Circle.
Meals: B, L, D. Lodging: Whispering Sands Motel
Distance: 86 miles Elevation +5348 ft / - 7676 ft

Day 6: Hanksville to Glen Canyon to Lake Powell: from the desert to the waters

Ride from tiny Hanksville – once a supply post for Butch Cassidy – to Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell and Bullfrog Bay. Lots of changes in scenery today: from desert scrub to unique rock formations to mountain peaks. Finish off with a great downhill to the dark blue waters of Lake Powell.
Meals; B, L, D. Lodging: Defiance House Lodge
Distance: 66 miles Elevation +3749 ft / - 4336 ft

Day 7: Colorado and Dirty Devil Rivers

Shuttle to Leprechaun Canyon to cycle with red rock walls on both sides. Marvel at the views from the Hite Overlook. American West Travel calls it an outstanding roadside stop. “Lake Powell is extremely low here so the vistas provide a good idea of what Glen Canyon might have looked like before it was largely drowned by the Glen Canyon Dam, which was completed in 1963.” Head onward to cross the Colorado and Dirty Devil Rivers. Then we’ll take you on to Durango for your trip home.
Meals: B, L
Distance: 25 miles Elevation +1375 ft / 2274 ft

* This is a general itinerary. Tour itineraries are subject to change based on the group, available accommodations and other unforeseen circumstances such as the weather, local conditions, government intervention, that may affect the quality of the trip and/or safety of the participants. Please view this itinerary as an outline as to what to expect on this tour.

Included:

Lodging
Meals: all included except 1 lunch and 1 dinner.
Road / Hybrid Bike, ( E-bike rent possible)
Luggage transfer.

Not included:

Night before and after the tour.
Transfer/ flights to and from the tour
Gratuities guides

Lodging:

Quality Inn Bryce Canyon
Slot Canyons Inn
Boulder Mountain Lodge
Whispering Sands Motel
Defiance House Lodge
The hotels, Inns, and B&Bs we use are always among the finest the area has to offer. Our smaller group sizes(max. 13) allow us to stay at some award-winning places that can’t handle groups of 25 or more. We work closely with the innkeepers to make sure they understand your needs and ours, whether that is having a place to store your bike, an early morning breakfast or a convenient place to park the van, they are as committed to your vacation experience as we are.
Lodging is based upon two people to a room with a private bath. If you’re traveling solo on any of our trips, we’ll assign you a roommate of the same gender and often of the same age bracket. There is no extra charge if we can’t find you a roommate, even if you sign up the day before the trip starts. You can guarantee yourself a private room and bath if you pay the Single Room Fee. Occasionally a room with two beds consists of one bed plus a rollaway bed or sofa bed.

Vaccine or test: A negative Covid test will be required within 72 hours of departure for all non-fully vaccinated guests. or Proof of a completed Covid vaccination course can be used in lieu of a Covid test. A "completed Covid vaccination course" means that the guest has had 1 or 2 shots (depending on vaccine brand) and has completed the 2-week waiting period post final shot.
All of our guides are fully vaccinated.

Map & Routes

Map
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Bicycle

A road or Hybrid bike is included in the price,
E-bikes
are available for an extra fee.

Giant Defy ADV 3

Choose the longer route. Climb higher mountains. This all-new endurance road bike is purpose-built to help you tackle long-distance road rides in all types of conditions. It’s smooth, it’s efficient, and it’s fast.
Ride farther and faster with an all-new composite frameset that’s engineered with endurance geometry and built-in compliance. Handcrafted with Advanced-grade composite material, it’s engineered with tube shapes that are optimized to absorb road shocks and vibrations. And the frame is still stiff in all the ways that matter—for pedaling efficiency as well as steering and cornering precision. It’s made with a specific carbon layup to give it just the right feel. And for added control, it features integrated disc brakes with flat mounts and 12mm thru-axles. The D-Fuse Seatpost and handlebar system also help reduce road vibrations, adding to its smooth, compliant feel on the road.
Components: Giant Conduct disc brakes, Shimano Tiagra groupset, 50/34 cranks, 11 x 34 cassette, Giant S-R2 tubeless wheelset 700x28c

Fastroad SL 1

So smooth, so efficient, it feels like flying. This lightweight flyer combines the sporty feel of a road bike with the added confidence and control of a flat handlebar.
The perfect balance of road bike speed and city bike versatility. Built on a lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frameset, this new flat-bar road bike puts the rider in a comfortable position that’s smooth and efficient. The fast-rolling 700c wheels and vibration-absorbing composite D-Fuse Seatpost help smooth out rough roads. The fast-rolling 700c wheels can accommodate large tires up to 32c, perfect for tackling rough roads with confidence and control, while integrated ergo bar ends keep your hands comfortable on longer adventures. Powerful disc brakes give you added control in all types of weather, and easy-to-use rack mounts make FastRoad SL a smart choice for commuting, fitness riding, and weekend adventures.
Components: Advanced-Grade composite fork, TRP Flat mount disc brakes, Shimano Tiagra 2×10 with 11×34 cassette, Giant S-R2 tubeless, wheelset 700x28c
FASTROAD E+ EX PRO
Featuring a SyncDrive Pro motor that's powered by Yamaha, a long-lasting EnergyPak 375Wh Smart compact battery, and a smooth-riding, lightweight aluminum frame, the FastRoad E+ EX Pro makes every trip faster and more fun. It’s built with a compact SyncDrive Pro motor that delivers smooth and instantaneous power, which blends seamlessly with your own pedaling power so you can ride farther and faster with less effort. It has a lightweight ALUXX SL aluminum frame and an integrated rack, fenders, light mount and kickstand—everything you need for your daily adventures.
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