Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure
Explore the very best of Zion and Bryce Canyon! Wander through tall canyons, immerse yourself in the hoodoos, and gaze at every picturesque vista in these unique Southwest parks.
April 19 – April 23, 2023 – SOLD OUT!
October 4 – October 8, 2023
Hiking & Interpretive Tours
Medically-trained, naturalist guides
Round-trip transportation from SLC
Glamping Tent Reservations & Fees
Park entry fees
Gratuity for your guide
Sleeping bag (available to rent for $50)
Personal camping gear (see pack list)
This adventure hits the highlights of Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Hike to spectacular long canyon views, wade through rivers, admire various rock formations and gaze up at the hoodoos. Your nights are spent in relative luxury glamping in canvas tents.
The experience was amazing. I tend to be independent wanting to go my own way but oh how I have shifted. The guides, Alex and Matt, know where to go and when so we could really enjoy the parks and hikes. They are full of insightful information about history, nature, and geography. The food, picnics, and organization was all so well done. I didn’t have to worry about anything. The views were amazing and Alex and Matt delighted in making sure we saw and experienced the best of everything the parks had to offer. The hikes were the perfect challenge to allow me to feel so satisfied about a day outside. It was such a wonderful experience with Good Trip Adventures. Thank you!
The best times of year to hike in the deserts of Utah are during early Spring from late February to May, and the fall months of September through to early November. The summer months can be oppressively hot and not ideal for hiking. Daytime temperatures in spring and fall are usually from 60° to 80°F (16°-27°C) and nights are cool. In the early fall you should be prepared for the odd afternoon thunderstorm.
Good Trippers can be any age but most of our travelers are in their 30s – 50s.
We get families, couples and friends, but most of our travelers come solo! We have hiking trips for all abilities, just make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip.
All public trips are 18+. If you’re traveling with kids, we’d be happy to make any itinerary private! Email email@example.com.
Intensity – Moderate
Expect to spend 3-6 hours walking or hiking over the course of the day (with some elevation change) while carrying day packs full of water and snacks! Suitable for most fit people with a bit of hiking experience.
- Four nights of glamping in canvas tents at East Zion Resort
- Pricing is based on double occupancy accomodations
Accomodations for Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure
Your tour guide will meet you at Salt Lake City International Airport in Salt Lake City, Utah at 11:00 am on Day 1, so please book a flight that arrives by 10 am. Alternatively, you can be collected at your accommodation in Salt Lake City at 9:30am if you are already in town.
Your trip ends back at Salt Lake City International Airport at around 4:00 pm on Day 5. Please book a flight that leaves after 6:00PM to ensure you have enough time to check-in. Alternatively you can be dropped at your accommodation in Salt Lake City if you are staying to explore.
Flights for Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure
Zion & Bryce Canyon Itinerary
Your hiking guide will meet you at Salt Lake City Airport where you’ll jump in the van, meet your guides, and fellow group members. After a quick stop for lunch, you’ll review the week’s itinerary before making the 4-hour drive to Springdale, Utah. Upon arrival, you’ll warm up your legs with an early evening hike before checking into your glamping tents.
In the evening you’ll have dinner with the group while your guide gives you the low-down on the big hike tomorrow. Don’t forget to check out the starry sky before bed!
Meals: L, D
Wake up before the sun to head straight into Zion, originally named Mukuntuweap by the Paiute, meaning straight canyon. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of this as you begin the Narrows Bottom Up Hike, wading through the Virgin River.
After lunch, you’ll take a series of short hikes along different trails to see a selection of these incredible formations including the Emerald Pools (a desert oasis)! Your hikes are set against a constant backdrop of bright red rock, and lush green plant life against the deep blue sky – an iconic southwestern sight.
Meals: B, L, D
*Narrows Hike is tentatively scheduled per weather. If the hike is closed, an alternative route will be selected.
Enjoy a quick breakfast before heading over to Bryce Canyon National Park, the place where redrock and forest meet. You’ll hike amongst the Queen herself – the only named Hoodoo within the park. This hike is challenging but you’ll be rewarded with amazing views of the red rock hoodoos, fully immersed in the landscape. After lunch, enjoy a few short hikes to epic views with a never-ending horizon. End the night with mouth-watering s’mores around the campfire.
Meals: B, L, D
After breakfast, you’ll make your way back into Zion National Park for a quick hike to Scout’s Overlook – an epic vista offering stunning views into the canyon. Keep your eyes peeled for California Condors, the largest North American bird, who are often seen nesting nearby.
After lunch, gear up for a thrilling canyoneering adventure. You’ll spend the afternoon traversing through slot canyons, rappelling , down-climbing, stemming, and in some cases wading or swimming! This activity is suitable for most with hiking experience and is considered a beginner-friendly course.
Meals: B, L, D
Take in a final desert sunrise before it’s time to pack up. You’ll have breakfast in town and take one more hike before returning to Salt Lake City for your departing flight, amongst your new friends. Until next time!
Meals: B, L
Zion & Bryce Canyon Packing List
- Required Gear
- Day pack (15-30 liters recommended)
- Luggage (can be left in the vehicle, 1 small suitcase per person)
- Sleeping bag (also available to rent)
- Pack cover
- Reusable water bottles or bladders (3L total capacity)
- Recommended Gear and personal items
- Cotton or silk sleeping bag liner (optional, recommended if renting)
- Travel pillow
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
- Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
- Small, quick dry towel
- Required Clothing
- Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
- Rain jacket or shell
- Breathable wicking base layers
- Lightweight hiking pants
- Warm clothes to sleep in
- Warm hat
- Sun hat with a brim
- Wool socks (1 pair per day of trip)
- Hiking boots
- Recommended Clothing
- Rain pants
- Buff or neck scarf
- Comfortable clothes for camp
- Sandals or camp shoes
Packing List for Zion & Bryce Canyon Hiking & Canyoneering Adventure