Zion National Park – Bryce Canyon – The Grand Canyon
Start your National Park vacation here! Check-in around 3 pm and relax on the ranch after your travels – maybe take a short trip to the east side of Zion Park and walk the Overlook Hike (about a 30min hike) on the east side of Zion. Keep an eye out for the Big Horn Sheep! Come back and relax, enjoy dinning, and afterward sit out at the campfire and look at the stars.
Day 1: Zion National Park
Get an early start with a hot, homecooked breakfast here at Chez Bison and then head out to Zion National Park’s Visitor’s Center to orient yourself to Zion Park, then catch the Shuttle up into Zion to the many hiking options: The Angles Landing Hike (strenuaous hike), The River Walk (easy hike), Weeping Rock Hike (paved & short but steep), and the Emerald Pools Hikes (Lower Pools are easy, the Middle Pools are moderate and the shorter trail to the Upper Pools is strenuous). There are lunch options at the Lodge in the park. We will welcome you back at the ranch for a relaxing evening and dinning experience.
Day 2: Bryce Canyon:
Sunrise on the ranch. Another hardy breakfast at our Grill (remember you’re doing a lot of hiking) and then getty-yup on a horseback ride along Meadow Creek Canyon with views of the White Cliffs of the Grand Staircase. When you get back you’ll be ready for the trip up scenic 89 North to Bryce Canyon through ranch country and past Maynard Dixon’s historic house and modern gallery. You will also drive through Red Canyon State Park along the way – a good short stop with small hikes. Don’t forget the camera! Enjoy the amazing rock hoodoos of Bryce. Most guests stay at the ranch for dinner at the Buffalo Grill – rave about your day and prepare for the next.
Day 3: Grand Canyon North Rim:
(Opens May 15th – Nov 31st depending on the weather)
Get an another early start on your day with full breakfast at Chez Bison. You may want to stop at the Corral Pink Sand Dunes along the way. Do stop at the scenic view of the Grand Escalante on the way up and go out to the Cape Royal view point once you’re there – you will not regret it! You can see the river through Angel’s window. Take a picnic or head over to the North Rim Lodge – you will need reservations for the restaurant (928) 638-2611 and ask for restaurant reservations.
(If you want this package when the Grand Canyon North Rim is closed – there are plenty of other sites in the area: the Grand Escalante, Lake Powell, or take another day in your favorite park – or a day for yourself and write to your friends about your adventures!)
This Package Includes:
- 4 nights in a 1 king Buffalo Vista Cabin
- 4 breakfasts at the Buffalo Grill
- 1 hour horseback ride
$770 – Peak Season
$592 – Off Season