Bryce National Park & Snow Canyon with Zion National Park Bicycle Tour 2022

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2022
 
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  • Come experience the beauty of Bryce National Park, Snow Canyon and Zion National Park to complete your must see areas of the Southwest.
  • Unpack only one time! We stay at the same hotel for the entire bicycle tour.
  • These places can arguably be some of the best bicycle rides in the Southwestern U.S. The scenery is jaw dropping and the photographs will stay in your heart forever.
  • The best way to experience some of the most beautiful spots are from behind your handlebars with friends from all over.
  • The scenery is magical and will not be soon forgotten. We travel from Cedar City, Utah to the highlights of Bryce Canyon National Park, St. George, Snow Canyon State Park and Zion National Park.
  • Your photographs will amaze you even years from now with the beautiful scenery everywhere.
Day 1, Saturday - April 23, 2022
 
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Enjoy your visit to Cedar City or venture over and explore St. George to visit is the St. George dinosaur Discovery Park. It is an excellent place to see, if you are a Dinosaur fan. St. George is the "big city" in southern Utah and one of the most popular and safest resort communities in the Southwestern U.S. Check in to Hampton Inn, Cedar City to begin your adventure. There are many beautiful places to check out. Enjoy this area using the scenic paths from your bicycle. Vacation Bicycling welcome dinner and get together scheduled for 4:00pm.
 
Dinner:
 
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Milt's Stage Stop
-The Local's Favorite Restaurant-
Cedar City, Utah
 
Entrée choices include:
  • Prime RibA local favorite, served with Au Jus, and Creamy horseradish.
  • Jumbo Deep Fried Shrimp 
  • Teriyaki Chicken - Served with mushrooms and pineapple all on a bed of rice
  • Salmon 
  • All dinners are served with a delicious salad from the salad bar; choice of baked potato, sweet potato, French fries, buffalo chips, rice with mushrooms or steamed vegetables; hot out of the oven rolls.
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Cedar City, Utah
  • Internet
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Hair Dryer
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Day 2, Sunday - April 24, 2022
 
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Bryce Canyon National Park & Red Canyon Trail
The day will start with a van ride to the farthest point that a vehicle can travel at Rainbow Point we will then bicycle the entire length of Bryce Canyon National Park all the way to Inspiration Point.
Pictures cannot even describe the beauty. We will see many wild flowers, other beautiful foliage and scenic views along the way. We may even see a pronghorn or mule deer on your ride. This ride is amazing. After experiencing Bryce National Park we will transition to outside the park and a beautiful bike ride while traveling to Red Canyon (a National Recreation Area) heading east to west. This must-do path travels through scenic red canyons in an area referred to as “Little Bryce.” We will see many beautiful landscapes from behind our handlebars. This path is well maintained, free of obstacles and will allow us to appreciate our surroundings.
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning
 
Bicycling Route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 33 miles riding from Rainbow Point to Red Canyon. [The road inside Bryce is lightly traveled and mostly downhill with some climbing. The route from Bryce to Red Canyon is on paved dedicated bike paths.]
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning:
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Cedar City, Utah
  • Internet
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Hair Dryer
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Dinner:
 
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Brody's 
Cedar City, Utah
 
Entrée choices include:
  • Brody's Signature Dish: Molcajete Supreme Pineapple Fajitas 
  • Carne Asada 
  • Shrimp or Fish Tacos
  • Enchilada
  • Chile Verde Burrito 
 
Day 3, Monday - April 25, 2022
 
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Candy Mountain Express Bike Trail
 
Today we ride one of the hidden gems in Utah. After a SAG ride we will bicyle the complete Candy Mountain Express Trail follows part of the route of the former Marysvale Line of the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad that was only recently decommissioned in 1976. The trail starts adjacent to a "Railroad City" where people have converted old rail cars into summer homes. The ride will provide beautiful views of the river as well as old mining sites as we follow the Sevier River on the first half of the ride. On the second half of the ride, we leave the canyon as the trail provides views of scenic vistas and wide-open farmlands.
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning
 
Bicycling Route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 21 miles riding the complete trail. [The trail is completely newly paved and begins with a slight downhill then transitions into a basically flat trail.]
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Cedar City, Utah
  • Internet
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Hair Dryer

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Dinner:
On your own.
 
Day 4, Tuesday - April 26, 2022
 
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Cedar City Paved Bike Path
 
We ride from the hotel exploring the East Bench Trail + Coal Creek Trail in Cedar City that allows visitors to view the crimson canyons and see many majestic viewpoints. Don’t forget your camera! Visit one of the most unique state parks in Utah at the Frontier Homestead State Park ($4.00): Relive the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County and southwest Utah through hands-on activities, an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, sawmill and replica blast furnace.
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning
 
Bicycling Route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 17 miles riding to the end of the East Bench Trail & Coal Creek Trail bike paths; or 20 miles adding the Cross Hollow Road bike path  [The route is on dedicated bike paths with only a little road riding to transition to the bike paths.]
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Cedar City, Utah
  • Internet
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Hair Dryer
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Dinner:
On your own
 
Day 5, Wednesday - April 27, 2022
 
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Zion National Park & Free Day 
 
Experience Zion National Park and a Free Day. Get ready for some of the best views in the world at Zion National Park!  Van to Zion and ride your bike on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Bring your camera to take amazing pictures of the views within Zion. It is unforgettable! Though technically a free day, we will drop and later pick-up riders about 2 miles from the entrance of Zion national park. You can ride your bike on Zion Canyon Scenic Drive that only allows bicycles and National Park busses on the route. Of course, you can take a break from riding and ride a shuttle bus to the Zion National Park Visitor Center and then catch another bus for the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive tour.
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning
 
Bicycling Route:  "Free Day" to ride on your own. 0 miles, staying at the hotel; 4 miles, riding on your own to and from the visitor center; or 20 miles riding on your own from George Barker River Park to the end and back of Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Due to National Park restrictions, we cannot offer SAG support within Zion National Park, but the busses have bicycle racks in case of a mechanical problem, if riding on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
 
Lodging:
 
 
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Hampton Inn
Cedar City, Utah
  • Internet
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Hair Dryer
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Dinner: 
On your own. 

Day 6, Thursday - April 28, 2022
 
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Snow Canyon State Park
 
Enjoy your final day riding the Snow Canyon Loop. We are riding counter clockwise because it is the easiest route. The optional route takes us into Snow Canyon ($5) and travels through the State Park. Scenery is great along the entire route, but the most spectacular part is within Snow Canyon State Park. For a shorter route, just ride into Snow Canyon, as far as you want, then return the way you came or take the SAG vehicle to Snow Canyon State Park and ride back. As always you will take great pictures. It would be difficult to take a bad picture in this paradise. Enjoy your final dinner with friends.
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning
 
Bicycling Route: 0 miles, staying at the hotel; or 14 miles, taking the SAG vehicle to Snow Canyon State Park and then riding to Crosby Family Confluence Park; or 28 miles riding the complete Snow Canyon Loop through Snow Canyon State park. [The ride is about 85% on bike paths and 15% road riding with very wide streets to get to/from the Snow Canyon bike paths.]
 
Lodging:
 
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Hampton Inn
Cedar City, Utah
  • Internet
  • Fitness room
  • Pool
  • Business Center
  • Hair Dryer
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Dinner:
 
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Chef Alfredo Ristorante Italiano
Cedar City, Utah
-Ranked #1 Restaurant in Cedar City by TripAdvisor
 
Salad:
  • Signore - Spring mix, prosciutto, candied walnuts, strawberries, pears, and bleu cheese, with mustard seed champagne vinaigrette.
Entrée choices:
  • Lasagna Bolognese - Layers of pasta with fresh meat sauce, ricotta, mozzarella and parmesan cheese.
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs - Classic Italian meatballs and marinara sauce.
  • Fettuccini Alfredo con Pollo - Fresh cream, sweet butter, and parmesan cheese sauce with sliced chicken.
  • Pollo Alla Parmigiana - Breaded chicken breast with marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese and pasta.
  • Melanzana Alla Parmigiana - Vegetarian - Layered eggplant slices with ricotta and mozzarella cheese filling, served with a side of pasta and topped with marinara sauce.
Day 7, Friday - April 29, 2022
 
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Enjoy the beautiful sights of the Southwest before starting your journey home.
 
Breakfast provided by hotel each morning
 

Please note all trip information is based on previous trips and/or contracted lodging and restaurants and is subject to change based on availability or specific trip needs.
 
Riding difficulty:
Riders who are comfortable riding at least 10 miles per hour should have an enjoyable trip. The routes are on bike paths, bicycle designated roads and on bike ride share roads. We designed the routes to have as little climbing as necessary. Please see the daily routes descriptions for additional information. Of course, if a rider is tired or does not feel like riding, the SAG vehicle will transport the rider to the hotel. All routes are on paved bike paths and bicycle recommended roads. All riders may ride at their own pace, slow or fast.
 
Arriving by automobile:
Drive to the Hampton Inn, 1145 S. Bentley Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720, having your car at the hotel for the duration of the trip.
 
Arriving by Plane:
Fly into Las Vegas Airport McCarran Airport (LAS) or St. George, Utah (SGU) Airport and then take the St. George Shuttle stgshuttle.com or rent a car to the Cedar City hotel; or fly directly into Cedar City (CDC) Airport and take ground transportation to the hotel.
 
Deposit:
  • $200 to reserve your spot and the remainder due 45 days before the trip start.  
What's included:
  • Hotel lodging
  • Ride packets including maps & cue sheets (directions)
  • Fully sagged including ride leaders, luggage transport, van transportation and rider assistance.
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Dinner with the group three nights (see above)
  • Great scenery, fun and enjoyment!
Additional:
  • If you have an America the Beautiful Interagency Pass (Annual / Senior / Military / Access / Volunteer Pass) with valid ID, entrance fees are waived for the pass-holder and up to 3 additional adults, provided they are on a bicycle and simultaneously enter Bryce Canyon or Zion National Parks; otherwise there is an additional $15 entry fee per person for each park. Also, there is a $4 entrance fee (for up to 8 people) to enter Snow Canyon State Park.
Bicycles:
  • Most riders bring their own bicycles
  • To ship your bike, we would suggest using shipbikes.com or bikeflight.com for shipping. To ship your bike to the hotel: Hampton Inn, 1145 S. Bentley Blvd., Cedar City, UT 84720
  • If you fly, most major airlines including Delta, American, United and Alaska Air now waive the oversize fee for bicycles (sporting equipment) and just the standard luggage fee applies. Please contact your airline for all the details.
Weather in April in the Cedar City area is normally perfect for biking: 
  • Average High 68°F in the Cedar City area
  • Bryce Canyon can be 10°F cooler than Cedar City and Zion can be 20°F warmer than St. George

 

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