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Explore the Wonders of Bryce & Zion National Parks

Cost: $3,635
Next Trips: May 15-21, 2021

Trip Rating: Strenuous Maximum Daily mileage: 6-10
Terrain: Mountainous hikes with rocks and roots
Elevation gains: Up to 1,000 feet - altitudes higher than 5,000 feet
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For one magical week…

  • Explore Zion’s majestic mountains and red-rock canyons
  • Wade in the Virgin River between towering canyon walls
  • Hike amidst Bryce’s rock-spire fairylands
  • Savor nature’s Southwest spring artistry
  • Horseback ride through red rock beauty
  • Rappel and canyoneer
  • Relish great camaraderie, fun and good food
A week of nature, friends, & adventure... a lifetime of pride, smiles, and stories.

Discover gorgeous panoramas at Bryce

Hike through rivers and canyons.

Find time to reflect on what’s around you
... and what’s inside of you..

Day 1

Fly in to the airport in St. George, Utah. (Alternately, fly into Las Vegas and take a shuttle to St. George. We can suggest a shuttle.) We’ll pick you up by 3 pm. Then, sit back and enjoy Utah’s remarkable countryside as we drive to Bryce National Park, a fairyland of rock formations. Settle into the national park lodge, just a 2-minute walk from amazing canyon-rim views. Enjoy a delicious dinner together at the park lodge.

Day 2

Trek 3.5 unforgettable miles on the Navajo/Queen’s Garden Loop through Bryce Canyon’s famouse hoodoos... towering rock spires in a geologic fantasyland. Then, visit Bryce’s most picturesque overlooks, taking short walks to savor the views. Dine at a favorite nearby restaurant.

Day 3

At the canyon rim, watch the sun’s first morning rays play light shows with the hoodoos. Then enjoy a 3-mile hike at Fairyland Point for more spectacular hoodoo views ... OR mount up for an optional morning horseback ride through gorgeous red rock country. Later, we’re off to jaw-dropping scenery as we drive to Zion National Park. There, check into our national park lodge, in the midst of the park majesty. Enjoy dinner in the lodge.

"Our Utah trip was the most amazing experience I’ve ever had. Every hike was so cool ~ horseback riding was awesome ~ walking in the Virgin River was beyond words ~ and rappeling and rock scrambling were just as amazing! What an experience! Thank you for everything!" ~Blue Bird 
Day 4

Ride through canyons and pristine wilderness.

Hike switchbacks through the Bryce hoodoos.

Today’s 4-mile hike, ranked as one of the Southwest’s 10 best, offers incredible vistas of Zion Canyon … - and bragging rights. Switchback up Zion Canyon’s west wall and Walter’s Wiggles to breathtaking views at Scout Lookout... and to Angel’s Landing (if you date). After hiking, savor free time to read on your balcony, or visit great shops. We’ll enjoy dinner at Oscar’s.

Day 5

National Geographic ranks The Narrows hike as #5 of America’s Best 100 Adventures. Our 5-mile hike, takes us knee-deep in the Virgin River as it winds through sculpted-sandstone walls towering hundreds of feet on either side. (Water levels are carefully monitored to ensure safety. We’ll wear water pants if temps are cold and we rent sturdy water shoes.) After dining at the Spotted Dog Cafe, take a short night hike to gaze at Utah&$146;s amazing starlit skies.

Day 6

Choose from two morning adventures: Hike on your own or with a friend through Zion’s lovely scenery. Or we urge you to choose 4 hours of guided, beginner-level canyoneering with Zion Adventure: First, you’ll hike and rock scramble in a slot canyon. You’ll also challenge yourself with 2 rappels down 20 to 80-foot canyon faces. You’re securely strapped into a harness, and assisted by experienced guides; no experience needed. This bucket-list adventure is a highlight for many of our hikers ... and offers great photo ops and "tales from the trails" stories for friends and family. Dinner is at the Bit & Spur Saloon.

Day 7

Spot fleet-footed pronghorns and other wildlife.

 

Score the victory ~ and stories ~
of canyonneering and rappelling!

 

Ascend nature’s version of "Wall Street."

Salute fellow hikers after the "Narrows" hike.

Drive through the lovely Utah landscape, arriving at 10AM in St. George for your return flights and shuttles. You’ll go home with terrific stories, friendships, and a renewed love for the great outdoors.

"Each day brought a new treasure, gave me a deeper appreciation for nature, offered new challenges I could meet, and opened my heart to other women’s stories, joys, and insights!" ~Indian Paintbrush

Explore Zion’s unforgettable mountains and valleys.

Registration/Cost

The trip cost includes:

  • 2 days and nights at Bryce National Park’s lodge’s cozy cabins*, walking distance to amazing views and dining.
  • 4 days and nights in Zion National Park’s lodge*, in the heart of dramatic scenery and great hikes. Comfy rooms boast private balconies with beautiful views.
  • Guided hikes by experienced, knowledgeable female leaders who explain the area’s unique geologic and cultural heritage.
  • Transportation throughout the week.
  • Shuttles to and from St. George airport, within designated time frames.
  • Park entrance fees and permits.
  • Guided discussions that foster warm friendships and help you view nature and yourself in new ways.
  • Informational booklet packed with hiking and trip tips, as well as area info.
  • Photo CD memento of the trip.

*Price is based on double occupancy. A solo room upgrade is an additional $885 and dependent on room availability.

NOTE: Because the horseback ride and canyoneering adventure are optional, we have not included their cost in this price

" I can’t thank you enough for such an awesome trip... your company is top-notch and delivered more than anticipated! It’s hard to believe that a couple of weeks ago I was transported into an "other-worldly" place ~ but the incredible photos and pink stain of Navajo sandstone on my shoe bottoms give evidence it was real." ~Peapod

Book Your Trip today!

The Utah trip is open to 10 women. Please review our Policies before registering. Spots are available on a first-registered basis and will fill quickly, so reserve your adventure by:

Register by Mail using our printable Registration form and your $500 non-refundable deposit (made payable to Trailbound Trips) to:

Trailbound Trips
533 Summit Street
Barrington, IL 60010

-OR-

Use our convenient On-line Registration.

  • When my wife stepped off the plane from the Utah trip and I looked into her eyes, I knew it was a great trip, and I was glad I was able to help and support her decision to go. The fellowship of the others and the daily activities she shared have kept that extra twinkle in her eye. ~Heido Ho’s husband
  • Absolutely amazing! What a wonderful trip! What wonderful women! What wonderful friends! ~Quinn
  • I loved our trip to Utah! Now it’s a highlight in my life’s journey. Thanks for going above and beyond to make this trip a very personal and fulfilling experience.
  • How very much I appreciate being a part of Trailbound’s trips. You truly are a Memory Maker. It is such a treat to get away, to be "pampered," and to enjoy all the beauty of nature, friendship, and sisterhood. ~Whisper
  • I can’t thank you enough for putting together such an awesome trip. Your company is top-notch and delivered more than anticipated!!! Hard to believe that a couple of weeks ago, I was transported into an "other-wordly" place, but the incredible photos (and the pink stain of Navajo sandstone on the bottom of my shoes) give me evidence that this was for real. I loved such incredible natural beauty in the company of really KOOL ladies. ~Peapod
  • Thank you for helping us to explore God’s beautiful creation — not only the mountains and rivers, but friendship as well.
  • What an amazing week it has been! I will treasure the memories forever.
  • You have given us memories we will never forget and experiences we could never imagine. ~Blaze
  • Thank you, thank you for every second of every day and for putting this amazing adventure together. My memories will last a lifetime.
  • Each day brought a new treasure, gave me a deeper appreciation for nature, offered new challenges I could meet, and opened my heart to other women’s stories, joys, and insights! ~Indian Paintbrush
  • Our Utah trip was the most amazing experience I have ever had. Every hike was so cool!!! The horseback riding was awesome!!! Walking in the Virgin River was beyond words. And the rappeling and rock scrambling were just as amazing!!! What an experience!! Thank you for everything! ~Blue Bird
  • I can’t thank you enough for such an awesome trip...your company is top-notch and delivered more than anticipated! It’s hard to believe that a couple of weeks ago I was transported into an "other-worldly" place ~ but the incredible photos and pink stain of Navajo sandstone on my shoe bottoms give evidence it was real." ~Peapod