7735
Utah

Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks

Nothing says Utah like rock spires and hoodoos. Come learn about these geological wonders from experts as you hike the stunning landscapes of Bryce and Zion National Parks.
Rating (4.94)
Program No. 7735RJ
Length
7 days
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1,499
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4.94 Average
Melinda
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

Wonderful! It was beautiful and a good level of exercise, which I really enjoy. Highly recommend!

Gail
(5)

Great trip with wonderful sights. I completely enjoyed my week with the group. Be ready to hike and you will enjoy your week in UT.

Lawrence
(5)

Hiking guide Gary and bus driver Jerry provided extraordinary service to our group. Road scholar is lucky to have them. The hikes in Snow Canyon, Bryce Canyon, Zion and the Dixie National Forest were exhilarating and the scenery was beautiful.

Judi
(5)

I recently took the Hiking Bryce and Zion National Park tour and was very pleased with All of it! Great staff, great program, and overall challenging and educational for me. I highly recommend this for one who likes to her hike in nature’s beauty.

Rita
(5)

Bryce and Zion hiking trip was brilliant and awesome, trip of a lifetime

Debra
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

I was a 1st time Road Scholar, this trip was all I expected and so much more. Our guides; George and Denise were fantastic. They each brought so much to the trip. George, being the Geologist gave us information that really helped explain how all these majestic canyons actually got here. Denise, was our leader and made sure that each of us felt included in all the adventures even if not everyone could do each hike. Harry was our driver as well as assisting us with hikes, his humor was great. The small group made it easy to get to know one another and we all seemed to get along. We had one group member suffer an accident but our group rallied around him and got him safely down to the bus. Friends were made and emails were exchanged. It was an awesome experience. The beauty of Zion and Bryce will be in my memory and the photos that we are sharing are only a small piece of the whole experience. Debby.

Peter
(5)

if you've never been on a Road Scholar trip, you should. I was concerned that it would be a "If it's Tuesday, this must be Belgium" experience. It wasn't. It was a really great experience. You do have to temper your need for independence and be able to go with the flow. Therefore people who dislike handing over control to others may not feel this is a good fit. Other than that, I can't wiat to sign up for another trip.

Lynn
(5)

A great program in beautiful locations. The hiking was great and different levels of hiking were accommodated.

Mary
(5)

We had a great time and the leaders were wonderful. There was even a lecture on geology and a presentation on birds of prey in the deserts and mountains of Utah ....with real birds brought in cages that were taken out to show to us.

Clark
(4)

Great trip to two spectacular national parks and one state park (Snow Canyon). Trip leaders (Dan & Dixie) were delightful and very knowledgeable about the parks and geology, which kept things interesting. While we had some wonderful hikes, I wish that there had been more - one afternoon was spent riding a bus listening to a guest speaker drone on about Mormons, and another morning was kind of wasted. I encourage future trip organizers to ditch these segments and focus on what participants came here to do - hike. Another aspect of the trip that needs work is the food, which was universally poor, except for the final night when we had a delicious dinner. An example of the poor quality food was a night at Chuck-A-Rama, which provides an all-you-can-eat buffet for $11.95. That alone should tell you all you need to know about food quality. Other places were equally bad. I would encourage Road Scholar either to charge more and vastly upgrade food options, or to lower trip prices and allow participants to find their own food. Food aside, all in all this was an excellent trip! I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in seeing these two great parks. Just plan on finding your own food.

Barbara
(5)

Zion and Bryce National Parks are wonderful to see with Road Scholar. We had 21 people in our group and 8 of us were solos. I learned a lot and challenged myself with the more difficult hikes in both parks.

Maribeth
(5)

This program is excellent! I enjoyed all aspects of this experience! This trip is for anyone who enjoys beautiful scenery!

Johanna
(5)

What better way to explore new areas and meet new people with similar interests. Thank you Road Scholar!

Maureen
(4)

Beautiful parks for experienced hikers.

Monica
(5)

Just completed hiking in St George, Zion and Bryce. This trip was FABulous!! More than imagined. Very active with hiking on high, well groomed trails and into canyons. Views to die for. Glorious. Accomodations fine and well located.

Debbie
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

This trip was excellent. Beautiful scenery. Fun group of travelers. Great guides and bus driver. The only thing in need of improvement is the college food.

Vicki
(5)

This program was out of this world in terms of beauty. Our trip leaders were incredibly smart about geology but presented the material in layman's terms and were unfailingly patient when we asked the same questions over and over again. I recommend this trip to anyone who likes to be "on the go" while enjoying mother nature at her finest.

Patsi
(5)

Best trip ever. Amazing and qualified staff that went out of their way to help our various needs. The driver, Glen, was also helpful and helped organize easier hikes for a lady that could not keep up. I could not have had a better time and I was on a scholarship.

Michele
(5)

A great hiking trip for anyone wishing to explore Zion and Bryce National Parks at a moderately challenging pace.

Judith
(5)

This was a fabulous trip! The scenery is breathtakingly stunning. Our guides and driver were extraordinary, as usual with Road Scholar. So glad I went, and was healthy enough to enjoy the hikes. The accommodations in St George were adequate, breakfasts were excellent, although meals on campus were adequate. Hotel in Springdale was a fabulous surprise. I can’t say enough about how wonderful this trip was!

Meryl
(5)

Wonderful trip. Bryce and Zion are just amazingly beautiful. Trip staff (Gary, Maggie and Tina) were knowledgeable, helpful, and experienced! College Inn staff were very nice. Had a wonderful group of participants- friendly, considerate, interesting, and of varying hiking abilities. The hikes were challenging at times but doable with plenty of rest stops and water. Accommodations and meals varied. I am already planning my next RS hiking trip

Erwina
(5)

I RECENTLY ATTENDED THE ZION AND BRYCE NATIONAL PARKS HIKES AND IT WAS AMAZING. I LOVED THAT IT WAS WORRY FREE AS SOON AS YOU ARRIVE AND THE PROGRAM DESCRIPTION WAS SPOT ON. I'M PLANNING ON DOING MORE IN THE FUTURE!

Debbie
(5)

The Zion Bryce hiking trip was awesome, challenging hiking but manageable, terrific instructors and guides.

Wanda
(5)

This was a wonderful program. The leaders set a good pace and each day's exploration was unique and fascinating. Accommodations and meals worked well and we had a very compatible group. I would highly recommend this program to anyone who likes to be active.

Diana
(5)

I can't say enough good things about our Road Scholar adventure, which was Hiking Bryce and Zion. The trip leader and instructor were both phenomenal, the hikes were outstanding and allowed us to really explore the parks in depth, the lectures were informative and interesting, and the group was an incredibly fun bunch of people who had a great time together. I've been telling all my friends and family about Road Scholar and will be looking into where I want Road Scholar to take me next!

Kathy
(5)

Do you regularly go on long hikes with rapid ascent and descent? This trip is for you!

David
(5)

Very high recommendation for this trip. Three, very different, geological experiences (Snow Canyon, Zion Canyon, Bryce "Canyon"). It is a hiking trip, not just viewing; but with a wide range of abilities in our group ALL completed the two most intensive hikes one having 1300 feet of elevation gain, the other about 800 but at 8,000 feet. Options that included more intensive, or less intensive, experiences available. BUT, it IS a hiking program. We had good weather. Just a bit warm in Zion, bordering on oppressive on the intensive hike by noon. No rain our week. I can imagine that in rain it would be less pleasant particularly underfoot. This is a pretty dry area, so rain may not be a common problem. All in all, a wonderful trip for the view and the exercise.

Craig
(5)

The Hiking Bryce and Zion National Parks was a wonderful experience. The beauty of the parks is only something that one can experience. Our guides Sherry and John were excellent. Both were extremely knowledgeable regarding the history and geology of the areas that we hiked, as well as allowing for the diversity of hikers in the group. The accommodations at Zion and Bryce were adequate for the length of stay. The College Inn is an acceptable accommodation for a short period of time. It would be nice if there were televisions in the rooms. The meals at Dixie State University were varied, well prepared and delightful. I would highly recommend this adventure of a life time.

Leila
(5)

If you love to hike, you will love this trip!

Batia
(5)

Breathtaking vistas make this hiking trip so awesome. Sherry is amazing instructor, very knowledgeable about this area history, geology and life here in general. Full with energy and always with a smile. Maggie was very good as well. I like the accommodations, meals and the organization. Great guest speaker as well. Great group of very good hikers.

Barbara
(5)

I loved this trip. Hiking in Zion and Bryce was wonderful!

Susan
(5)

This was my first Road Scholar experience. I would highly recommend this organization - you really get your monies worth. It was challenging, informative and fun.

Herbert
(5)

You cannot beat the beauty of Snow Canyon, Zion and Bryce.

Connie
(5)

My first Road Scholar trip. It was fun, fascinating, beautiful, and invigorating. The leaders were first rate and I enjoyed every minute. It was a great hiking trip with great participants.

Phillip
(5)

A great trip to a beautiful part of the country. Good for active, experienced hikers. Sherry and Gary made it a joy to be a part of and gave great hiking advice and options.

Sally
This reviewer did not give a star rating.

It was a wonderful trip. The people, the food, the hikes, the discussions, All were terrific. Gary, Maggie & Tina were especially fun and very helpful. Thank You, Sally

dennis
(5)

If you like to hike, and want to see some scenery that will knock your socks off, this is the program for you.






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