Monday, July 17, 2017

USA Series: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park

When clients tell me that they want to "head West", but only have a 7 nights, I recommend a Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park trip from Las Vegas.

Most cities have a good round trip routes in Las Vegas

Bryce Canyon National Park offers fantastic views and hiking. Fun fact: Bryce Canyon is not technically a canyon. The park is known for large, natural amphitheaters with colorful pinnacles called hoodoos.

Zion National Park was Utah's first national park. You will be in awe of the sandstone cliffs in pink, red and cream. Zion National Park partners with the town of Springdale to run free shuttles to the park and then throughout the park. There's a tunnel there that was built through the mountain in the 1920s that is an amazing feat of engineering and definitely worth the drive through it. A park pass is good for multiple days and allows you to either drive the trail or walk in and use the shuttle system. Be sure to be prepared for changes in temperature and pack lots of water when hiking. Desert heat can be sneaky if you are used to a more humid climate.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1  Head to Bryce Canyon
Enjoy your time in Bryce Canyon hiking or taking Horse Back Riding Tours.
Day 4 - Head to Zion National Park
Day 7 - Return to Las Vegas
  • Drive to Las Vegas – 2 ½ hour drive
  • Check into Golden Nugget – I chose the Golden Nugget because it has a great pool at a low price point
Day 8 - Fly home
If this type of trip intrigues you, email me

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