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Bryce Canyon National Park Quick Escape

Trip Length 4 days

From $2,000

  • Explore one of the Monument’s most accessible slot canyons at Willis Creek
  • Relax among the prehistoric sandstone formations at Kodachrome State Park while our guides prepare lunch

The mysterious landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park draws us along its winding trails into the heart of Utah’s “Grand Staircase” on this weekend adventure. From the rustic elegance of Bryce Lodge, we emerge into cool pine forests atop a sweeping amphitheater defined by row upon row of “hoodoos”—surreal rock pinnacles painted in swaths of fiery orange, crimson, and rose. Every turn in the trail brings a different perspective as our expert guides share their knowledge of the park’s natural wonders and intriguing history.

Next, we venture deeper into the solitude of southwestern canyon country with a day spent exploring Escalante National Monument. Here we descend through Willis Creek, a slot canyon described by ancient peoples as “a place where water paints a picture of itself,” before journeying up the lush riparian corridor of Calf Creek. We relax beneath a 130-foot waterfall as we marvel at the power of water to transformthe harsh desert to a lovely streamside environment.

Our adventures culminate in a glorious sunrise hike down Bryce Canyon’s Wall Street, where we’re surrounded by the most high-rise stands of hoodoos yet. We ascend through the delicate peaks of Queen’s Garden back to the rim before waving farewell to the landscape that will stay embedded deep in our memories.

Day 1: PICK UP IN LAS VEGAS AND TRANSFER TO BRYCE NATIONAL PARK

Depart from Las Vegas and climb out of the stark Mojave Desert onto the western reaches of the Colorado Plateau, a great geologic formation that houses the most iconic sights of the Southwest. Bryce Canyon sits on one of the highest reaches of the plateau, and we arrive to the rim just in time to see the sunset illuminating the fiery orange pinnacles, or “hoodoos,” that fill the void below. We settle into our lodge, just minutes away from the rim, and enjoy the fine dining of Bryce Lodge before getting a good night’s rest in anticipation of adventures to come.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Bryce Canyon Lodge

Day 2: FULL DAY OF HIKING AT BRYCE NATIONAL PARK

After a hearty breakfast, we depart straight from our lodge to hike the Fairyland Loop. We wind our way into Bryce Amphitheater among the towering hoodoos, approaching the delicate Tower Bridge and dominating Sinking Ship. Our guides set up a picnic lunch in the shade of bristlecone pines before we head back to the rim. Later today, we drive out to Bryce Point for a panoramic overlook of the park and the Grand Staircase beyond. Shuttle back or stretch your legs along the Rim Trail 2.5 miles back to our hotel, where we’ll enjoy a savory dinner.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Bryce Canyon Lodge

Day 3: EXPLORE THE CANYONS OF ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

Today we take advantage of the incredible natural diversity of Southern Utah, traveling a mere hour from Bryce to an entirely different environment in Escalante National Monument. First we enter Willis Creek, a slot canyon carved through Navajo Sandstone. Over millions of years, wind and water have delved deep into what was once the largest sand dune desert on the planet. Later, we enjoy lunch under the pinnacles of Kodachrome State park and hike up a shady riverside trail at Calf Creek, where we leave the arid desert for a lush waterfall-fed amphitheater

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Bryce Canyon Lodge

Day 4: SUNRISE HIKE AND TRANSFER TO LAS VEGAS

We save the best for last, beginning our morning hike with a glorious sunrise at the rim of Bryce. As we descend Wall Street, the tallest hoodoos we’ve encountered yet light up in waves of orange and magenta. We climb back to the rim through the mystical twists and turns of Queen’s Garden. After we depart our lodge, we recall the weekend’s adventures over lunch at the quaint Bryce Pines restaurant before heading back to Las Vegas.

  • Breakfast/Lunch

May 04 - 07, 2017

Jul 06 - 09, 2017

Aug 10 - 13, 2017

Sep 07 - 10, 2017

Oct 05 - 08, 2017

pricing

2017 Prices
$2,000 (4-12 members)
$550 Single Supplement

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Bryce Canyon Lodge — Bryce, Utah

The rustic beauty of the Bryce Canyon Lodge is second only to the spectacular setting that surrounds it. Ideally located near the canyon rim and hiking trailheads, guests are only steps away from scenic viewpoints, fine dining, shopping, and park programs. All rooms have telephones, clock radios, hair dryers, coffee-makers, portable fans, and thermostat-controlled heat. To preserve the lodge's rustic feel and experience, there are no televisions. No air conditioning is needed, as the mild climate in Bryce boasts summer highs that rarely reach above 80 degrees. There is Wi-Fi in the main lodge.

  • Explore one of the Monument’s most accessible slot canyons at Willis Creek
  • Relax among the prehistoric sandstone formations at Kodachrome State Park while our guides prepare lunch

The mysterious landscape of Bryce Canyon National Park draws us along its winding trails into the heart of Utah’s “Grand Staircase” on this weekend adventure. From the rustic elegance of Bryce Lodge, we emerge into cool pine forests atop a sweeping amphitheater defined by row upon row of “hoodoos”—surreal rock pinnacles painted in swaths of fiery orange, crimson, and rose. Every turn in the trail brings a different perspective as our expert guides share their knowledge of the park’s natural wonders and intriguing history.

Next, we venture deeper into the solitude of southwestern canyon country with a day spent exploring Escalante National Monument. Here we descend through Willis Creek, a slot canyon described by ancient peoples as “a place where water paints a picture of itself,” before journeying up the lush riparian corridor of Calf Creek. We relax beneath a 130-foot waterfall as we marvel at the power of water to transformthe harsh desert to a lovely streamside environment.

Our adventures culminate in a glorious sunrise hike down Bryce Canyon’s Wall Street, where we’re surrounded by the most high-rise stands of hoodoos yet. We ascend through the delicate peaks of Queen’s Garden back to the rim before waving farewell to the landscape that will stay embedded deep in our memories.

DAILY itinerary

Day 1: PICK UP IN LAS VEGAS AND TRANSFER TO BRYCE NATIONAL PARK

Depart from Las Vegas and climb out of the stark Mojave Desert onto the western reaches of the Colorado Plateau, a great geologic formation that houses the most iconic sights of the Southwest. Bryce Canyon sits on one of the highest reaches of the plateau, and we arrive to the rim just in time to see the sunset illuminating the fiery orange pinnacles, or “hoodoos,” that fill the void below. We settle into our lodge, just minutes away from the rim, and enjoy the fine dining of Bryce Lodge before getting a good night’s rest in anticipation of adventures to come.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation:Bryce Canyon Lodge

Day 2: FULL DAY OF HIKING AT BRYCE NATIONAL PARK

After a hearty breakfast, we depart straight from our lodge to hike the Fairyland Loop. We wind our way into Bryce Amphitheater among the towering hoodoos, approaching the delicate Tower Bridge and dominating Sinking Ship. Our guides set up a picnic lunch in the shade of bristlecone pines before we head back to the rim. Later today, we drive out to Bryce Point for a panoramic overlook of the park and the Grand Staircase beyond. Shuttle back or stretch your legs along the Rim Trail 2.5 miles back to our hotel, where we’ll enjoy a savory dinner.

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Bryce Canyon Lodge

Day 3: EXPLORE THE CANYONS OF ESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT

Today we take advantage of the incredible natural diversity of Southern Utah, traveling a mere hour from Bryce to an entirely different environment in Escalante National Monument. First we enter Willis Creek, a slot canyon carved through Navajo Sandstone. Over millions of years, wind and water have delved deep into what was once the largest sand dune desert on the planet. Later, we enjoy lunch under the pinnacles of Kodachrome State park and hike up a shady riverside trail at Calf Creek, where we leave the arid desert for a lush waterfall-fed amphitheater

  • Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation:Bryce Canyon Lodge

Day 4: SUNRISE HIKE AND TRANSFER TO LAS VEGAS

We save the best for last, beginning our morning hike with a glorious sunrise at the rim of Bryce. As we descend Wall Street, the tallest hoodoos we’ve encountered yet light up in waves of orange and magenta. We climb back to the rim through the mystical twists and turns of Queen’s Garden. After we depart our lodge, we recall the weekend’s adventures over lunch at the quaint Bryce Pines restaurant before heading back to Las Vegas.

  • Breakfast/Lunch
lodgings

Bryce Canyon Lodge — Bryce, Utah

The rustic beauty of the Bryce Canyon Lodge is second only to the spectacular setting that surrounds it. Ideally located near the canyon rim and hiking trailheads, guests are only steps away from scenic viewpoints, fine dining, shopping, and park programs. All rooms have telephones, clock radios, hair dryers, coffee-makers, portable fans, and thermostat-controlled heat. To preserve the lodge's rustic feel and experience, there are no televisions. No air conditioning is needed, as the mild climate in Bryce boasts summer highs that rarely reach above 80 degrees. There is Wi-Fi in the main lodge.

Dates and Pricing

May 04 - 07, 2017

Jul 06 - 09, 2017

Aug 10 - 13, 2017

Sep 07 - 10, 2017

Oct 05 - 08, 2017

pricing

2017 Prices
$2,000 (4-12 members)
$550 Single Supplement

Activity Level Easy to Moderate
Trip Length 4 days

From $2,000

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