DAY 1 - GRAND CANYON'S NORTH RIM
We meet for our Bryce, Grand Canyon, and Zion adventure in St. George, Utah, and enter the first of the scenic canyons in our dramatic week together. A streamside walk includes a stop for a picnic lunch in the shade of a cottonwood grove. Then it’s on to Grand Canyon National Park (1 night) and a welcome dinner in the historic lodge.
Next morning, sleep in or join us for a sunrise rim walk. We’ll visit the vermilion canyons where Butch Cassidy’s gang holed up. Then head for a remote but easy trail walk on the north rim of the Grand Canyon.
DAYS 2-4 - BRYCE CANYON
Bryce Canyon (2 nights) is a natural gallery of red rock wonders—fins, spires, arches and mazes. We’ll journey into the heart of the canyon, as our guide leads us through ancient rose-colored pillars of sand and stone that resemble a city of spires and minarets.
We’ve reserved ample time to explore Anasazi ruins on Walhalla Plateau…take an optional mule-ride…and stroll to our guide’s favorite sunset vantage point.
DAYS 5-6 - ZION
On to Zion National Park (2 nights), we add new experiences—a walk along the Virgin River with hanging gardens of wildflowers…a fine picnic lunch in an organic apple orchard…and gallery-hopping in Springdale. A final walk offers great chances to spot wildlife as we loop through lower Zion Canyon and Oak Creek Canyon before returning to St. George.
|May 29-Jun 3, 2016||$3095.00||$495.00|
|June 19-24, 2016||$2995.00||$495.00|
|July 17-22, 2016||$2995.00||$495.00|
|September 4-9, 2016||$3095.00||$495.00|
|May 28-Jun 2, 2017||$3095.00||$495.00|
|June 18-23, 2017||$3095.00||$495.00|
|July 16-21, 2017||$3095.00||$495.00|
|September 3-8, 2017||$3095.00||$495.00|
The Grand Canyon Lodge is warm and welcoming, with limestone walls and timbered ceilings that complement the North Rim's rugged beauty. The lodge’s terrace, with rustic wooden rocking chairs, is the ideal setting for a glass of wine at sunset.
Located inside the National Park near the canyon’s rim, the Bryce Canyon Lodge is on the National Historic Register. Its grand lobby has been restored to its original rustic 1920s elegance. Relax by the fireplace after a full day of exploration.
A riverside oasis of sun hued stucco, old railroad timbers and native stone grace this beautiful property. Rooms feature private terraces or balconies and Adirondack chairs. Relax at the end of the day in the heated outdoor swimming pool or hot tub.