Weekend Bryce Canyon National Park Hiking

Activity
Hiking
Destination
Bryce Canyon National ParkUtah
Tour Length
3 days, 2 nights
Accommodations
Basecamping
Guide Type
Guided
Difficulty
Moderate

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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This Bryce Canyon National Park hiking trip spends 3 unforgettable days hiking among Bryce’s picturesque hoodoos and camping out beneath the glow of the Milky Way. Bryce Canyon is one of Utah’s greatest natural wonders, offering challenging hikes and scenic views of towering rock spires called “hoodoos.” These intriguing formations decorate our hikes as we explore the best of Bryce Canyon’s trails by day, and marvel at some of the best stargazing in the country by night. AOA’s Bryce camping accommodations are comfortable and inviting, allowing even the first-time camper a relaxing and fulfilling experience. Nights are filled with laughter around the campfire, reliving memories from our day’s hikes, and enjoying colorful sunsets that fade into a sea of bright stars.

What's Included

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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Not Included ​​​​​​​

  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Air/ground transportation to and from Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Bryce Canyon Park Entry
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, Dinner Day 3
  • Tent (available to rent from AOA)
  • Sleeping pad (available to rent from AOA)
  • Sleeping bag (available to rent from AOA)
  • Day hiking pack (available to rent from AOA)
  • Gratuities to AOA Guides

Upgrades + Additions

Transportation Package – $85 pp + Bryce Canyon National Park Entry Fee: $15*

  • Ground transportation from Homewood Suites in South Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon National Park on Day 1
  • Ground transportation from Bryce Canyon National Park back to Homewood Suites in South Las Vegas on Day 3 (ETA 5:00 – 7:00pm)
  • Bryce Canyon National Park entry fee
  • Drinks and snacks during transfer

*Subject to change and will be based on actual costs at time of departure

Gear Rental

  • 4-Person Basecamping Tent ($45 per tent)
  • Inflatable sleeping pad ($25 per, sleeping pads add insulation and are required on AOA trips)
  • Sleeping bag and linen set rental ($25 per bag/set)
  • 30 to 40 liter daypack ($15 per pack)
  • Trekking poles (complimentary upon request)

Optional Additions

  • Purchase: 3-liter Camelbak reservoir/bladder ($35 per)
Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).

Rates

Rates

  • TOUR PRICE $ 1,025 pp* 1,025 pp
  • +Permits & Land Fees $ 0 pp** 0 pp

*Subject to 8.05% Utah Sales Tax
**Subject to change and will be based on actual costs at time of departure

2020 Rates

  • Trip not offered in 2020 $

*Subject to 8.05% Utah Sales Tax
**Subject to change and will be based on actual costs at time of departure

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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Dates

AOA is now a part of the REI Co-op and in 2020 this trip will no longer be available. You can book a similar trip directly through REI. It will still be operated by the same great guides who call the Southwest home.

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Camping tent on Bryce Canyon National Park weekend trip

12:30pm – Meet your guide and fellow travelers at the Bryce Canyon Visitors Center. After a short lunch and orientation, the day’s adventure kicks off on the rim of Bryce Canyon amphitheater for the view you came to see! Stretch your legs as we embark on a scenic loop hike among the hoodoos. After our hike, we head back to camp to enjoy a delicious dinner prepared by your guide. Relax around the campfire and get to know your fellow travelers.

Hiking

Up to 4 miles

Meals

Breakfast on own, lunch and dinner included

Lodging

Sunset Campground in Bryce Canyon National Park or nearby campground

Camping tent on Bryce Canyon National Park weekend trip
Hiking tour group climbs winding Bryce Canyon trail

Wake in camp to fresh coffee and a hearty breakfast to prepare you for an adventurous loop hike below Bryce’s rim on the Fairyland Trail. This hike begins with a stretch of trail that take us along the canyon’s edge and offers expansive views of central Utah. At Fairyland Point, the trail drops in elevation, descending into the other-worldly terrain that is characteristic of Bryce Canyon National Park. This trail offers extraordinary scenery and the added benefit of being off the beaten path for most park visitors. After completing the hike, we return to camp for dinner and conversation around the campfire.

Hiking

8 – 10 miles

Meals

All meals included

Lodging

Sunset Campground in Bryce Canyon National Park or nearby campground

Hiking tour group climbs winding Bryce Canyon trail
Hiker admires Bryce Canyon National Park view at sunrise

We rise for an early morning to catch a must-see sunrise from the rim of Bryce Canyon before the last day of our hiking trip. The day starts with a light breakfast in camp, then we head to a magnificent vista that will give us the best view of the Bryce Amphitheater. The hoodoos change into a rainbow of color more magnificent than the colors of the sunrise itself as they are lit up by the first rays of the morning sun. Once the day has fully begun, we will venture once again below the rim to explore more of this geologic wonderland up close. After completing our hike, we will enjoy a celebratory final lunch at the historic and architecturally-unique Bryce Canyon Lodge before saying goodbye to our fellow travelers and this iconic national park.

Hiking

4 – 5.5 miles

Meals

Breakfast and lunch included, dinner on your own

Lodging

On your own

Hiker admires Bryce Canyon National Park view at sunrise