Bryce Canyon And Zion One Day Tour – Experience both Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park on an amazing day trip from Las Vegas. Enjoy spectacular mountains, canyons, hoodoos and red rocks!
Two of the most visually stunning places in the world: Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks come together in an unforgettable day! Experience the striking sandstone cliffs that rise above the valley floor of Zion National Park. Enjoy the incredible natural amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. Walk along the rim of the trail in Bryce Canyon and enjoy stunning views of the unique hoodoos and landscape. Enjoy a hike down into the canyon to experience the hoodoo and incredible formations. Your trip will also allow you to see the highlights of Zion, including a stop at the visitor center, a scenic drive along the canyon wall passage and through a mile-long tunnel, and a stop at Checkerboard Mesa.
Bryce Canyon And Zion One Day Tour
Please note that drop-off locations at the end of the tour are limited to Excalibur, Bally’s and Treasure Island.
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2. About 90 minutes later, you’ll pass Mesquite, Nevada and enter the Virgin River Gorge, a dramatic and beautiful canyon carved by fast-moving river waters in northwestern Arizona.
3. Crossing into Utah, you will travel through St. George, known as Utah’s Dixie with its mild climate, and continue on to Bryce Canyon National Park.
4. Enjoy about 90 minutes inside Bryce walking the rim, taking pictures and enjoying the natural splendor of the area in a wonderland of spiers, hoods and beautiful rocks.
7. Travel through the famous tunnel and down the south walls of the canyon enjoying the breathtaking view.
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Your tour ticket price does not include a tip for your driver/guide. It is customary to tip them at around 10-20%.
We offer free cancellation up to 24 hours before the start of the tour. Cancellations made in less than 24 hours will not be refunded.
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Let us help you plan your adventure to Las Vegas, Grand Canyon National Park, Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park, Antelope Canyon, Hoover Dam, Boulder City and other nearby regions. Bryce Canyon is Utah’s smallest national park and perfect for a day trip, either from Zion National Park (as we did) or if you’re passing through on a longer trip.
Its compact size makes it easy to visit Bryce Canyon in one day. Even with half a day, you’ll be able to admire the magical hoodoos (twisted rock towers) from various vantage points above and walk among them at the Bryce Amphitheater.
In this post, I share our one-day Bryce Canyon itinerary plus tips on how to make the most of your visit and a map with all the places mentioned.
Our day trip to Bryce Canyon from Zion National Park was part of a longer trip. Check out our southwest travel itinerary wherever we’ve been.
One Day In Bryce Canyon
We stayed at the Cable Mountain Lodge in Springdale, which has an ideal location right outside the gates of Zion Park. The lodge has incredible mountain views, a pool and hot tub, and rooms have kitchenettes.
If you’d rather stay closer to Bryce (especially to see the sunrise and sunset), check out the park’s Bryce Canyon Lodge (closed in winter) or the Best Western Plus in the small village of Bryce Canyon City just outside the park.
We left Springdale at 6:30am and arrived in Bryce at 8:15am. An early start is always recommended to enjoy the parks before they get too busy.
We went on our winter visit in the dark and saw the sunrise on the way. The first part of the drive from Zion to Bryce Canyon is on the Scenic Drive of Mt. Carmel Highway.
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It is a very winding road past high rocky peaks. As you pass through Zion’s east entrance, you will need to show your park pass.
Bryce Canyon is open year-round. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit because of the milder weather without the summer crowds, although it is not as busy as Zion.
Winter is the quietest time to visit. We loved our mid-February trip, despite the 14ºF (-10ºC) temperatures. With four layers, we were able to stay warm while hiking.
Bryce sees snow a lot, and the hoods look especially magical at this time. There was no snow in the park for several weeks on our trip, but there was still some left in the shadier areas.
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The trails are icy in winter so hiking shoes or boots with good traction are essential. I also highly recommend the traction devices that attach to your shoes for extra traction (they sell them at the visitor center).
We used the Kahtoola Microspikes, which were fantastic and kept us from slipping on the steep icy sections of the trail.
Note that some roads, trails and toilets close in winter, but there is still plenty to do. Check the Bryce NPS website for updates.
During the four hours we spent in the park, we only covered the first three miles and saw a lot. You don’t have to drive far to see the best parts of Bryce.
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If you have more time, you can extend the hike on the Peekaboo Trail and drive to Rainbow Point, the most distant viewpoint.
You will pass through the entrance gates of Bryce Canyon National Park just before the visitor center. Here you will have to pay the entrance fee ($35 for 7 days per vehicle).
I recommend purchasing the America the Beautiful National Parks annual pass for $80 if you will be visiting other Utah parks such as Zion. You can buy it in advance from REI to save time or at the door.
The Visitor Center is the obvious first stop to use the restrooms, check current conditions, and get any advice for visiting the park. There is a convenience store (with a few basic snacks) and a water bottle filling station.
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In winter, the visitor center and Sunset Point are the only places with open restrooms on this one-day Bryce trek. In the warmer months you will also find them at Inspiration Point.
You can easily drive this during a day at Bryce Canyon and stop at the many viewpoints to peer into the Bryce Amphitheater.
The first view is Sunset Point. You don’t have to be here at the end of the day to enjoy the spectacular display of colorful hoodoos, spiers of eroded rock that jut out from the sides of the canyon.
Bryce has the highest concentration of hoodoo in the world, and is truly unlike any we’ve seen before.
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There is no parking at Sunrise Point, but it is a flat, easy 0.5 mile walk along the rim from Sunset Point with more great views along the way.
I highly recommend hiking down to the