This small group Bryce Canyon tour visits not only Bryce, but also Zion National Park,
Utah's most popular park. You get to see two parks for
the price of one!
Our Bryce Canyon
tour leaves Vegas at about 6.00 a.m. with pick ups from most
major Las Vegas Strip hotels. You are going on a day long trip
to one of the most magical, mystical places on earth. Leaving the Strip behind, we head north on
Interstate 15, over the Arizona Strip - one of the most
desolate areas in the United States - and through the Virgin
River Gorge, into Utah. You'll be in three states today,
and we will stop frequently to allow you to take photographs,
stretch your legs, and admire the scenery.
The first major
destination is Zion National Park.
Zion's is a story of rock and water, with plenty of both
to be seen. The relatively soft Navajo Sandstone often
sits on top of a layer of impregnable Kayenta Shale, and the
interaction of this rock with the water has created shapes and
patterns that are a joy to see. Amongst the stops is the
Great Arch of Zion, a gigantic work in progress. From the
Arch we climb up a precipitous switchback road, and through a
magnificent, mile long, tunnel that has been blasted into the
Navajo Sandstone. Emerging on the other side, you can
see how massive sand dunes have been cemented into rock over
the millennia. Our Zion National Park photo album can be
Zion by the east entrance, we travel up one of the most
beautiful roads in the country, Utah Highway 89, through
verdant, lush countryside, alongside rivers and streams,
before climbing up to the Paunsaugunt Plateau, home to Bryce Canyon. Bryce is
simply unbelievable, and the hoodoos will wow you.
People tell us they have had a spiritual experience when they
gaze out over the hoodoos for the first time. You will
wonder not only how the hoodoos got there, but also what
carved them into those mythical shapes, and created the rich
palette of colors.
We generally drop
off guests at Sunrise Point, for the easy stroll along the rim
to Sunset Point. Take your time,
check out the sights and shoot a bunch of pictures.
After the walk you can enjoy a sack lunch under the towering
Ponderosa Pine trees. This is included in the price.
If you do not want to do the walk you can stay with our
guide who will drive you to the next viewpoint.
are two other main areas we will visit at Bryce, both of which
are even more spectacular than what you've seen already.
These are the aptly named Inspiration Point and Bryce
Point. Please be aware that Bryce is at a high
elevation. You may become breathless if you are not used
to the altitude, and you shouldn't try and overdo it.
We'll head north on
Utah 89, through the small town of Panguitch, and up and
down a mountain range until we reach Interstate 15. You will
be dropped off at a southern Utah airport, for a flight to
Salt Lake City airport (included in the tour price) where
the tour ends.
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For additional information, please contact us at
1 800 724 7767, or (USA) 435 658 2227, or by