Southwest Sojourn - Zion & Bryce

The Trip:

An extraordinary short break with spectacular desert adventures await you on this 5-day Southwest Sojourn. Explore the iconic canyons, pools, rivers, and deserts of Utah. An action-packed itinerary, you’ll find yourself hiking, traversing sand dunes, driving an ATV, stargazing with a telescope, and getting a taste of canyoneering.

On this journey, you’ll visit Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Starting by enjoying two nights at the exclusive Zion Mountain Ranch, are surrounded by 2,700 acres of high mountain meadows and forests where Zion Mountain Ranch's buffalo herd graze and roam. Finish out the adventure with two nights among the juniper and red rocks at your own private Escalante Luxury Campsite. The location of this Camp offers one-of-a-kind access to explore the local canyons, rivers, and waterfalls that make Escalante world-renowned. Set up exclusively for you, this private campsite enables you to enjoy the best that nature has to offer in a secluded, tranquil area with upscale accommodations that include canvas-walled tents, en-suite toilets, and hot showers.

Highlights:

This 5-day Southwest Sojourn begins in St. George, Utah, where you are transferred to the luxury Zion Mountain Ranch, the closest accommodation to the east gate of Zion National Park. You’ll find 2,700 acres of high mountain meadows and forests, viewable from your private patio where you can watch the ranch’s buffalo herd graze and roam.

The adventure begins on Day 2 where you will explore Zion on a private, full-day Zion Narrows hiking tour. Day three, we’ll explore the stunning Coral Pink Sand Dunes area on foot, and with a privately-guided sand dunes ATV adventure.

The second half of your adventure begins with a full-day, privately guided hike through Bryce Canyon National Park followed by settling in for two nights at your luxury, private tented camp east Escalante-Grand Staircase National Monument. Enjoy your own 150-square-foot custom canvas-walled tent furnished with queen, twin, or bunk beds, soft down comforters, and bedside tables with lamps. You will have fresh towels, private en-suite toilets, hot showers, and meals prepared by your award-winning private chef.

Exploring the region wouldn’t be complete without exploring the beauty of Escalante’s Devil’s Garden and canyoneering, rappelling and hiking through the stunning geography. The day in Escalante begins with a half-day hike followed by an afternoon canyoneering excursion. Escalante is home to some of the world’s most beautiful, technical slot canyons. Using basic canyoneering techniques, you will smear down slot chutes, rappel over choke stone pour-offs, and possibly swim through pothole obstacles in places of incredible beauty.

 

Summary:

DAYS 1-2: Transfer to Zion Mountain Ranch, explore Zion, Coral Pink Sand Dunes

DAYS 3-4: Explore Bryce Canyon, transfer to Escalante luxury camp, explore Escalante

DAY 5: Transfer to airport

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