If you are looking for a unique glamping adventure in one of the USA’s stunning National Parks check out this fabulous glamping trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in the USA. You can just do this four-day trip or we can add this into a longer tailormade road trip to the USA.
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Zion National Park was established as a national park in November of 1919 and is located in the southwestern United States, near Springdale, Utah. A prominent feature of the 229 square miles park is Zion Canyon, which is 15 miles long and up to half a mile deep, cut through the reddish and tan-coloured Navajo Sandstone by the North Fork of the Virgin River. The lowest elevation is 3,666 ft. at Coalpits Wash and the highest elevation is 8,726 ft. at Horse Ranch Mountain.
Located at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin, and Mojave Desert regions, the park’s unique geography and variety of life zones allow for unusual plant and animal diversity. The geology of the Zion and Kolob canyons area includes 9 formations that together represent 150 million years of mostly Mesozoic-aged sedimentation. At various periods in that time warm, shallow seas, streams, ponds and lakes, vast deserts, and dry near-shore environments covered the area. Uplift associated with the creation of the Colorado Plateaus lifted the region 10,000 feet starting 13 million years ago.
Bryce Canyon National Park is a national park located in southwestern Utah in the United States. The major feature of the park is Bryce Canyon which, despite its name, is not a canyon but a giant natural amphitheatre created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos, formed by wind, water, and ice erosion of the river and lake bed sedimentary rocks. The red, orange and white colours of the rocks provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce sits at a much higher elevation than nearby Zion National Park.
The Bryce area was settled by Mormon pioneers in the 1850s and was named after Ebenezer Bryce, who homesteaded in the area in 1874. The area around Bryce Canyon became a U.S. National Monument in 1923 and was designated as a national park in 1928. The park covers 56 square miles and receives relatively few visitors compared to Zion National Park and the Grand Canyon, largely due to its remote location. The town of Kanab, Utah, is situated at a central point between these three parks.
Day 1: Arrive into St. George; Zion National Park
Upon arrival into the St. George Airport, your guide will pick you up and transfer you 1 hour to your first tour of the day to kick off this amazing glamping adventure in Zion National Park.
Emerald Pools – This trail begins at the Zion Lodge and is roughly 2 miles depending on the route you choose. You can easily hike to the Lower Pools which offers views of 2 waterfalls and some of the pools.
Virgin River Bridge – Located west of the junction of Highway 9 and Zion Canyon Scenic Drive.
Canyon Overlook – The trailhead to this well-maintained 1 mile (round-trip) trail is located immediately east of the 1.1 mile long tunnel and offers spectacular views of Zion Canyon.
Angels Landing – Angels Landing is one of the defacto classic hikes in Zion and one of the most stunning viewpoints you will ever experience. This is a 5-mile round trip hike that starts at the Grotto trailhead.
The Narrows – The Zion Narrows is the section of the Virgin River just upstream from the Temple of Sinawava. Here, the majestic walls of the main canyon close in to form a tall and narrow canyon with beautiful dark corners and the Virgin River flowing around you.
At the end of the day, your guide will transfer you to your luxury glamping camp for the night.
The Zion Luxury Camp provides an amazing remote, private experience with incredible access to Zion National Park. Located just minutes outside the East Entrance to Zion you get the same amazing views of the sandstone walls and canyons without the crowds. It is the perfect basecamp for all the amazing adventures to be had in this area such as hiking, canyoneering, and fly fishing.
The Zion Luxury Camp was created for those who want to experience the wild outdoors in comfort. 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. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by your guides with cold refreshments.
Your 150-square-foot custom canvas-walled tents are furnished with a queen, twin, or bunk beds, soft down comforters, and bedside tables with lamps. You will have fresh towels, private en-suite toilets, hot showers, a handwashing station, and plenty of shade to comfortably spend your day at camp.
After exploring the great outdoors, unwind in your tent or relax in the lounge area with a book or board game while your guides prepare fresh seasonal meals designed by award-winning Executive Chef Shon Foster. Each meal is crafted based on your preferences and dietary restrictions, including warm treats baked in a Dutch Oven over hot coals. In the evening, a telescope will be set up for stargazing with full access to the vast night sky. Finally, a crackling campfire will be set up for the classic camp experience – s’mores
Day 2: Explore Zion and Coral Pink Sand Dunes
This morning, your Guide will transfer you 10 minutes to the start of your tour.
You will have the opportunity to delve deep into the geologic story of Zion, human and natural history, and hear and see highlights of many significant moments in the 18 million year timeline of The Narrows. Along the way there are not only many educational moments, but also a great deal of fun, reflection, and meditation. Don’t forget your camera – even novice photographers won’t be able to resist snapping a few pictures of the unreal surroundings!
At the end of your tour, your guide will transfer you approximately 35 minutes to your next destination.
This evening, you will tour around, over, and through the sand dunes for the next two hours. You will experience the stunning coral coloured dune field that is surrounded by a forest of juniper, pinion and ponderosa pine trees.
At the end of your excursion, your guide will transfer you back to your luxury glamping camp for the evening.
This morning, your Guide will transfer you 1 hour to Bryce Canyon National Park for a full day of privately guided hiking. You’ll spend time in the two largest amphitheatres in Bryce Canyon, hiking into the maze of hoodoos that make Bryce a unique experience. Trail selection will be based on how everyone feels, and your interest in strenuous vs. easy hiking. You’ll hike 2 to 6 miles and then take in some of the great viewpoints along the 17-mile scenic drive further south on the Paunsaugunt Plateau including Bryce Point, Sunrise Point, and Sunset Point.
At the end of your tour, your guide will transfer you approximately 1 hour back to your private luxury camp for the evening.
Day 4: Transfer Out
At the appropriate time, your Guide will transfer you approximately 2 hours to the St George Airport for your flight home or onward travel.
We hope you like the look of this fabulous trip which is great for couples, families and groups of friends.
Contact us for a tailor-made luxury adventure and road trip in the USA and why not have a look at some other USA glamping modules on our website.