Soaring red stone spires and ancient citadels of rich Navajo sandstone give way to haunting hoodoos and curving arches of rock, a geologist's and adventurer’s dream come true. Located where the Southern Wasatch Range meets the Colorado plateau, scientists call this a “super-sequence”: a vast series of massive, high altitude islands that rise above the Four Corners region. The infamous separated bike path of Red Canyon and Bryce Canyon, along with the vibrant colors of Snow Canyon, symbolize but a few of this tour’s many highlights. Welcome to Utah's Color Country.
319 km / 198 mi
Bryce Canyon NP
Cedar Breaks NM
Easy = untrained, normal physical condition Moderate = regular cyclist, good condition Challenging = experienced, well trained
Guided = with cycling guide(s) - support van Self Guided = individual - directions+maps
60-80 km / 37-50 mi
319 km / 198 mi
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
Daily luggage transfers
28 May 2023 - 02 Jun 2023 04 Jun 2023 - 09 Jun 2023 11 Jun 2023 - 16 Jun 2023 18 Jun 2023 - 23 Jun 2023 23 Jun 2023 - 30 Jun 2023 02 Jul 2023 - 07 Jul 2023 09 Jul 2023 - 14 Jul 2023 16 Jul 2023 - 21 Jul 2023 23 Jul 2023 - 28 Jul 2023 30 Jul 2023 - 04 Aug 2023
The last night we stay in the Bumbleberry Inn, Springdale, ask for the single fee.
2023 start dates: Aug: 6, 13, 20, 27, Sept: 3, 10, 17, 24, Oct: 1
St George (7.00 uur)
St George (17.00 uur)
Airport at start
McCarren Las Vegas
Airport at finish
McCarren Las Vegas
Prices *Please note the prices are subject to change depending availability*
Price per person / please note the prices are subject to change depending availability
Personal Camping Gear: a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp.
Included / Not Included – campgrounds
Day 1: St George
Riding from the beautiful Utah town of St. George, our first day coasts past vibrant Snow Canyon and past Gunlock Reservoir. The scenery is diverse as we transit through the Red Cliffs of St. George, the monumental formations of Navajo sandstone, to prairies dotted with pinion and juniper. There we chalk it up to a thrilling day of scenery and gentle riding before we finish with a shuttle up to Brian Head where we stay the night at 10,500 feet – Utah’s highest ski resort.
Total Moderate Mileage | 28 Miles Feet Gain | 2434
First-Class Camping | Brian Head Campground
Day 2: Panguitch Lake
Situated directly next door to Brian Head, Cedar Breaks National Monument is where the ride begins. You’ll enjoy vistas of a massive geologic amphitheater that descends a half-mile deep. Take in the pure, thin air (elevation 10,362 feet at the start), and begin your ride. You’ll be roaming through Dixie National Forest, so named by settlers from the Deep South, who were journeyed through the arid wilderness under the directive of Brigham Young himself. Because the humid, warm air reminded them of their home, these Southern settlers referred to the area as “Dixie.” The name stuck, but Dixie it’s not. Be prepared for intemperate climes as you move past aspen and ponderosa as well as pinyon pine and juniper trees - that sometimes lean and bow like ancient worshippers of a lost desertforest deity. About 15 miles on a gradual descent later, you’ll make your way to Panguitch Lake. Panguitch means “big fish” in Native American Paiute, and it’s still one of the prime fishing destinations in all of Utah. For guests on our Inns tour, stop for a quick breather and snack, we will continue a beautiful 1500 foot descent into Panguitch town to our lodging for the night. Power down and rest up. We’re just getting started.
Total Mileage | 15 – 24 Miles, Feet Gain | 384 – 975
First-Class Camping | Panguitch Lake
Day 3: Red and Bryce Canyons
Today you’re going to feed your eyes with majestic vistas of some of the most storied canyon lands in the West, so make sure you get an early start to give you time to linger in the warm pockets of Red and Bryce Canyons. Just up the road from our starting point, we join the Canyon Bike Trail, a separated bicycle path that leads to the perfect warm-up for Bryce Canyon. In fact, the brooding red cliffs and gatherings of sturdy pine forest have earned Red Canyon the nickname “Little Bryce.” Enjoy a smooth ride to Coyote Hollow, as you pass
orange-red walls of limestone and jutting hoodoos that pock the land like ancient sentries. You’ll have plenty of elbow room if you want to take a short hike. Back on the bike, and shortly thereafter, you’re in Bryce Canyon National Park. You’ll be surrounded by earthy, jagged horizons adorned with gleaming orange hoodoos. Choose to ride the new bike path the entire length of the Park or simply spend your time exploring for the rest of the day on foot. We retrace our steps back to the days start.
Total Mileage | 2 9 – 51 Miles, Feet Gain | 1847 – 2595
First-Class Camping | Red Canyon
Day 4: Dixie National forest
Today we cycle the back roads through the Dixie National Forest on our way to Duck Creek Village with an optional ride along the shores of Navajo Lake. Navajo Lake’s beautiful roadway is lightly traveled allowing you to relax and pedal at your own pace. The lake also offers opportunities to go boating, fishing, and swimming. This is simply a great day within the beauty of Dixie National Forest.
Total Moderate Mileage | 32 Miles, Feet Gain | 2814
Total Seasoned Mileage | 51 Miles, Feet Gain | 4377
First-Class Camping | Te-ah
Day 5: Zion National Park
From Duck Creek ride back roads en-route to Zion National Park! Pedal south until you encounter Mr. Carmel Junction, a colorful town full of recreational pursuits. Once a homesteading destination, Mr. Carmel Junction has resorts, museums, and other man-made roadside attractions, but the slot canyons and glazed, jagged cliffs will urge you to pause and take a breather amongst the outdoor beauty. Then resume the journey west into Zion National Park, with Checkerboard Mesa perhaps the most intriguing sight of the day. So called for
its cross-hatched grid configuration, Checkerboard Mesa is a cone-shaped sandstone hill that’s unusual among this serrated horizon of spiky hills, protruding cliffs, and hoodoos. After taking in that wonder, continue your trip down the amazing switchbacks to Zion Canyon toward Springdale. This warm, friendly town in Zion Canyon will make you feel at home. There are plenty of satisfying hiking trails nearby, quaint mercantiles, and small eateries, so take in the local color before an incredible night’s sleep.
Total Seasoned Mileage | 58 Miles Feet Gain | 2901
First-Class Camping Bumbleberry Inn
Day 6: Great White Throne
From your perch in Springdale, either on bike or in a shuttle, make your way along the Virgin River, which winds itself along the walls of Zion Canyon. Pass the oddly spelled Par’us Trail. Soon you will arrive at the Great White Throne. Though it sounds like something out of the Book of Revelations, the Great White Throne is a mountain of white Navajo sandstone that rises to its highest peak of 2,350 ft. on the north face. This is just one of the many attractions along the Virgin River. Nearby is Hidden Canyon, Angel’s Landing, and other attractions. Pick your spot and keep your options open. Who wants this trip to end? Following lunch at a beautiful roadside orchard, we shuttle 45 minutes back to St. George
Total Moderate Mileage | 18 Miles Feet Gain | 1667
Hiking | The Narrows or Angels Landing
* 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.
5 nights camping
Two Professionally Trained Trip Leaders
All meals starting with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day, Snacks.
A mobile first aid and mechanic station, spare bikes, and a support vehicle(s).
Specialized Road Bike Included.
Backcountry permits, licenses, park fees, reservations
Airfare to and from our departure point
Lodging before or after the tour
Personal Camping Gear (rental: $108.- a tent, sleeping pad, raised cot, sleeping bag, sleeping bag liner, full size pillow, and ground tarp.)
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.
Camping in improved campgrounds with running water and flush toilets.
Night 1: Brian Head Campground
Night 2: Panguitch Lake Campground
Nights 3: Red Canyon Campground
Night 4: Te-Ah Campground, Navajo Lake
Night 5: Bumbleberry Inn, Springdale
You will be riding and sleeping at elevations over 4,000 ft. for this trip. Weather predictions in this area are often unreliable due to
the elevation, so it is best to be prepared for cold evenings and inclement weather.
There is a shuttle service from Las Vegas to St George, (www.stgshuttle.com) Reservations are recommended.
Map & Routes
Specialized Roubaix Disc
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