Spectacular Day Hiking in Bryce & Zion National Parks (#2338)

Date and Time

Friday, September 15, 2023 - Sunday, September 24, 2023


Zion and Bryce NP,
Other U.S.,


Registration is required for this activity. Please contact leader(s).


Hike in two dramatically different Utah National Parks which attract visitors from all over the world! Zion is known for its narrow steep red rock walls and awesome geological features. Bryce Canyon is known for its awe-inspiring canyon, rock formations, aka, 'hoodoos' and sculpted multi-color landscapes. Both will yield memorable hiking experiences high up on the rim and down on the floor of each canyon. We will start our journey by flying into Las Vegas and spending the night before departing for Zion. Over the next four days we will explore and hike in Zion by visiting Kolob Finger Canyon, East Rim, the Narrows Slot Canyon, and the famous Kolob Arch. We will then head to the Bryce area for three days of hiking. Highlights will include peering at the amazing canyon from Bryce Canyon Rim Trail. Bryce has other gems for us to explore and hike, via trails with names such as Peak-a-Boo, Queen's Garden, and Fairy Land. We will return to Las Vegas and spend our last night, reflecting on our most amazing adventure. This trip is rated as Moderate. Hikes will average 8-14 miles per day with typical elevation gain of 1500'. (Hikes will be shorter on our travel days.) The terrain will vary from rocky to smooth, and in some places sandy. On one hike we will be walking in a canyon river bed, where water sandals will be required. On another hike we will have a difficult but optional section, requiring the use of a hand-held cable.

AMC Trip Policy


Adult: $3,100 member / $3,200 non-member
*The trip price includes car rentals, motel lodging, most breakfasts, all dinners, and park admissions. Airfare to the trip start in Las Vegas is not included.

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Wait Listed


Hiking 4 Moderate


Adults (18+)


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Beth Zimmer is an active hike leader and instructor. She leads for AMC Adventure Travel, August Camp and the NH Chapter. Beth also serves on the AMC Board of Directors, as Regional Director North. She has hiked all of the NH 4K's in all four seasons, hiked all of the trails in the AMC White Mountain Guide and has completed the NH500 highest. Favorite highlight trips for her include visiting Peru and Machu Picchu, hiking in the Swiss Alps and hiking Hadrian's Wall Path in the UK.


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Doug Hunt joined the AMC in 2000 with a goal of summiting the 48 New Hampshire 4,000 footers, which he achieved in 2001, and finished his winter peaks in 2003. He has also hiked all 48 NH 40000 footers in each month of the year. He became a hike leader for the New Hampshire Chapter in 2001, and finished his winter hiking qualifications as a leader in 2003.