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Activity
HikingRoad Cycling
Destination
Bryce Canyon National ParkUtah
Tour Length
3 or 4 days
Accomodations
Lodge-Based
Guide Type
Guided
Difficulty
All Levels

Bryce Canyon is one of Utah’s best kept secrets! This remote national park gets few visitors every year compared to its nearby siblings Zion and Grand Canyon. Bryce is not only hard to access, it is also challenging to find a place to stay in one of the few hotels near the park. Book our private Bryce Canyon Hiking trip and stay not only near the park but IN the iconic Bryce Canyon lodge! The historic lodge is situated near the canyon’s edge, making it easy to explore all the activities the park has to offer.

Private tours, iconic destinations, stunning hiking routes, and staying right in the park – all fully guided by professional, local southwest guides who make it their goal to create lasting memories. Customize this very special private departure to Bryce Canyon National Park for your friends, family, or small group.

How It Works

Step 1: Choose Your Dates

Choose your dates and length of stay. AOA has a selection of dates available to experience your custom trip staying at Bryce Canyon. Your trip can be either 2 nights or 3 nights in duration. See the Trip Dates tab for all options.

Step 2: Select Your Hikes

Each day, there will be the option for easy, moderate, and difficulty hikes. You can find some examples of these hikes under the Itinerary tab. The beauty of this custom Bryce experience is that each hike and activity is suited just to you. Select some extra challenge in the morning then add a light and easy hike to round out the afternoon before dinner. You will not be able to note your preferred hikes during the online booking process. After booking, AOA’s adventure consultants will reach out to you to discuss your desired hikes.

Step 3: Add Some Extra Fun

Bryce Canyon National Park offers a variety of activities and options for exploration! We’ve hand picked some of our favorite activities beyond hiking the park so that you can round out your vacation in just the right way for your group. Take a look at our Optional Activities tab to see some of our suggestions for additional activities.

Step 4: Make Your Deposit

Select Book Now and put all the pieces in your cart. When you book online, we collect a $500/person deposit. You will have the option to make some selections for upgrades and activities. Don’t worry, you don’t have to do all the work, just point us in the right direction. AOA’s adventure consultants will be in touch to talk through your selections and offer you an official quote for the trip.

Each step of the way, we will ensure every detail of your trip is thoughtfully planned to meet your specific desires and make this trip an unforgettable vacation of a lifetime at Bryce Canyon.

Step 5: Experience Bryce Canyon National Park!

This is the part you’ve been waiting for. After booking, our staff will work closely with you to ensure you are ready for an incredible trip to the Bryce. When you arrive in Southern Utah, the only thing you need to do is relax, enjoy, and sink into the beauty of Bryce Canyon’s remote landscape.

You can book your private trip to stay at Bryce online. During the online booking process, you get to select the base elements of the trip. After booking, we will help fill in the details.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes​​​​​​​

  • Daily hikes led by professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Roundtrip ground transportation from Las Vegas or Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • National Park entry fees
  • Meals from lunch on first day through lunch on last day
  • Water and snacks
  • Trekking poles (upon request)
  • 2 or 3 nights lodging at Bryce Canyon Lodge (double occupancy) (up to 3 rooms; additional rooms based on availability)
  • Dining and housekeeping gratuity

Not Included ​​​​​​​

  • Additional tours/services such as horseback riding, ATV tour, aerial tour, etc. (we will include these in your final quote.)
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Air transportation to and from start location
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, dinner on last day
  • Day hiking pack
  • Gratuities to AOA Guides

Upgrades + Additions

Solo Accommodations Upgrade

  • 3-Day Trip: $299 pp
  • 4-Day Trip: $450 pp

Gear Rental

  • 30 to 40 liter daypack ($15-25 per pack)

Other Additions

  • Purchase: 3-liter Camelbak reservoir/bladder ($35 each)
Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (7.95%).

Rates

2019 Rates

  • 3-Day Tour Price $ 1645 pp 1645 pp
  • 4-Day Tour Price $ 2145 pp 2145

Optional upgrades will increase the trip price. AOA’s adventure consultants will provide you a final quote. All prices are quoted as double-occupancy with standard inclusions.

Optional upgrades will increase the trip price. AOA’s adventure consultants will provide you a final quote. All prices are quoted as double-occupancy with standard inclusions.

Dates

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April 19-April 22
May 3-May 6
June 10-June 13
June 14-June 17
July 5-July 8
July 12-July 15
September 24-September 27
Hiking at Kodachrome Basin State Park

The Rim Trail, Sunset Point to Sunrise Point

This casual paved walk along the rim stretches along the most scenic 1 mile of the canyon rim, allowing you to dip in and out of the pine forest to the grandeur of the Bryce Canyon rim. An amphitheater of hoodoos stretches out before your eyes as you make your way from viewpoint to viewpoint. Each location is also accessible by vehicle or shuttle.

Mossy Cave

At less than a mile, this casual stroll located just outside the park on Scenic Byway 12 offers a beautiful stream-side walk to a mossy overhang and small waterfall.

Queen’s Garden

While not strictly considered “easy” since this trail does switchback down 600 feet in elevation, this is the shortest and fastest route to visit the canyon and the hoodoos beneath the rim at 1.8 miles roundtrip.

Escalante River

Stroll along the sandy banks of the Escalante River beneath sheer canyon walls. Depending on hike length, we should be able to explore an ancient Native American granary or petroglyph site, natural arch, and the Escalante Natural Bridge. Mileage varies based on desires and ability.

Kodachrome Trails

The unique Kodachrome Basin State Park offers a variety of trails to explore it rocky hills and unique rock formations. These are gorgeous at sunset or sunrise and can be chosen based on desires, time, and ability level.

Burr Trail/Long Canyon Scenic Drive

Originally developed as a cattle trail blazed by stockman John Atlantic Burr, this scenic backway is now one of the most picturesque drives in Utah and an unforgettable dirt road route through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Hiking at Kodachrome Basin State Park
Lower Calf Creek Falls - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

The Rim Trail

Using the same trail as the easy Rim Walk, we can traverse the entire amphitheater of Bryce Canyon on an 11-mile trek. If we plan it well, we can visit all four major viewpoints for a full Bryce Canyon experience.

Navajo Loop

1.3 miles roundtrip, takes us to one of the most popular viewpoints in the park and leads us below the rim to visit the famous Wall Street formation, a narrow passageway through a natural wall formation lit up in warm reds and oranges for the photographer’s delight!

Hat Shop

Descend to the Under-the-Rim Trail for 4 miles roundtrip with minimal elevation change and see a cluster of balanced-rock hoodoos. This route takes us away from the crowds and allows a more personal view of the canyon.

Lower Calf Creek Falls

We hike along a creek for just under 3 miles before suddenly arriving at the base of Lower Calf Creek Falls, which towers 130 feet above and provides a small, chilly swimming hole. On our route we will also see petroglyphs dating back to 1200 AD. 6 miles roundtrip.

Willis Creek

This creek meanders along a sandy canyon floor, slowing carving a deep gouge in the earth easily explored even on hot days due to the ample shade. Along the way we may see ancient petroglyphs and a natural arch. This is an out-and-back so mileage is dependent on your desires.

Bull Valley Gorge or Round Valley Draw

Both of these adventures take us through short slot canyons that require basic scrambling and stemming to enter and exit. The reward is a view unlike any other, at the bottom of a chasm several hundred feet high. Mileage can vary but each canyon is around 1 to 3 miles total and both can be accomplished in one day.

Lower Calf Creek Falls - Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Peek-a-boo Loop

Enjoy a steep but spectacular loop route through the southern part of the park, catching glimpses of a multitude of hoodoos, the canyon rim, and the Wall of Windows. We may even see a trail ride pass by. 5.5 miles roundtrip.

Riggs Spring Loop

For the adventurous and well-honed hiker, we can enjoy a high-elevation hike leaving from Rainbow Point, the southern-most point in the park, down through varied forests of spruce, fir, and ancient bristlecone pine for 8.5 miles.

Peek-a-Boo Canyon and Spooky Gulch

Get a little adventurous with this loop route through the Grand Staircase-Escalante! After hiking cross-country to the tiny, nearly invisible entrance to Peek-a-boo Canyon, we scramble up and into its incredibly narrow recesses. At its terminus, we wrap around to enter another similar canyon, trying out our newfound scrambling skills to make our way through boulders, caves, and sections narrow enough to fit just one person in Spooky Gulch. This route requires a long drive down a dirt road, but it’s worth it!

Phipp’s Arch

Standing high atop the north wall of Phipps Wash and surrounded by sandstone knobs, the hike to Phipps Arch is one to remember. This route is steep, traverses some slickrock, and requires a bit of scrambling over scree slopes for the reward of one of the least visited locales in this area. 8.8 miles roundtrip.

Optional Activities

AOA’s adventure consultants have put together a shortlist of some of our favorite “extras” to enjoy while staying at Bryce Canyon. Our team will follow up with you and talk about options for how each activity will fit within your itinerary.

Bull Riding

Price varies per group

Embrace the Wild West and try your luck at bull riding! These are real bulls, although they are a tamer version of what you see in professional rodeos. Basic instruction and safety equipment provided. Steer and sheep riding available for the youngsters! We can always just attend the rodeo as well. Available May through August, subject to weather and availability.

ATV Tour

Price varies per group

A one-hour sunset guided ATV tour is an amazing way to experience Bryce Canyon and enjoy a fabulous self-drive adventure through ponderosa pine forest to the rim of Bryce! Can-Am and Polaris options for 2, 4, or 6 riders are also available. Available March through November, subject to weather, trail conditions, and availability.

Horseback Riding

Price varies per group

Climb in the saddle to experience trails taken by notorious outlaw Butch Cassidy by horseback on a half- or full-day guided trail ride. All abilities welcome, riders must be at least 7 years old, 260-pound weight limit. Available year-round, subject to weather and availability.

Aerial Tour

Price varies per group

Enjoy an aerial tour of the Grand Staircase region from an airplane or helicopter! Many options exist, from 35-minute scenic flights over Bryce Canyon, to longer tours including the Grand Canyon, Zion area, and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.