This trip runs Monday – Wednesday
3 Days/2 Nights
Explore two amazing National Parks in the American Southwest on this 3-day, 2-night camping adventure. Hike famous trails like Angel’s Landing, The Narrows, or the Emerald Pools at Zion National Park in addition to hiking deep inside of the Bryce Canyon amphitheater surrounded by famous sandstone hoodoos. We provide the transportation, camping gear, and expertise to create your ultimate National Park adventure!
After a quick meet & greet with your fellow travelers, we will depart from Sin City and drive 3- hours north to the State of Utah and beautiful Zion National Park. Zion is a truly remarkable place with inspiring sandstone cathedrals and lush vegetation from the canyon carving Virgin River. Upon arrival to the park, your guide will provide prepared lunches and lead you to the start of the world-famous trail known as “The Narrows”. This trail is one of Zion’s most famous features and is a fantastic way to beat the summer heat as you follow the Virgin River upstream surrounded by 1,000+ feet of vertical cliffs.
After several miles of hiking, your guide will lead you back out of the canyon, and you’ll begin your journey to your campsite. At camp, enjoy a hot shower while your guide prepares a delicious multi-course meal for the group to enjoy. This evening, we will enjoy some AllAmerican smores by the campfire while getting to know one another. When you’re ready, snuggle into your warm sleeping bag in your spacious tent for a night under the stars.
*Note: Due to constantly changing water levels experienced in the Virgin River from storms occurring upstream, The Narrows occasionally will be closed for the safety of all visitors. Flash Floods can be extremely dangerous and the National Park Service takes this very seriously. In this event, we will provide other outstanding options for day hikes that will truly make you appreciate the beauty of Zion National Park.
Accommodation: Camping outside of Zion National Park
Meals Provided: Lunch and Dinner
Hiking: 3-4 miles total. We will spend a few hours hiking in The Narrows
Enjoy a leisure morning with a hot breakfast prepared by your guide before driving 1.5-hours to Bryce Canyon National Park for a full day exploring the park. Here we will see some of the classic viewpoints at Bryce Canyon and prepare for an opportunity to hike below the rim for fantastic views of the famous Hoodoos (Uniquely shaped spires). We will hike down the amazing Navajo/Queens Garden Loop also known as the “Best 3-mile hike on the planet” in which you’ll get up-close and personal with the different rock formations, various types of plants and animals, and be able to look up at the towering walls inside of “Wall Street”. Also, be sure to smell the ponderosa pines! (Guide Note: ponderosa pine sap can give off sweet smells reminiscent of baking cookies)
After you’ve experienced Bryce Canyon, we’ll drive back to our campground for another relaxing evening. At camp you’ll have time to kick back as your guides prepare another great dinner.
Accommodation: Camping outside of Zion National Park
Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Rise and shine to breakfast provided by your guide before going back to Zion National Park for one thriller of a day hike, the infamous “Angel’s Landing”. This hike is known for the chains that are used as handholds as you complete the last several hundred feet to the top of this 1,400-foot trail. This relatively strenuous hike has some steep portions, but is well worth the ascent as the views and steep drop-offs are simply unforgettable. Enjoy your lunch once you reach the top of the trail with panoramic views of Zion Canyon. As you reach the top, keep an eye out for two impressive birds of prey; the Peregrine Falcon (which is the fastest animal on the planet) along with the largest North American and one of the rarest bird of prey, the California Condor with its 9.5 ft. wingspan (in 1985 only 22 remained).
After completion of the hike, we will begin our 2.5-hour drive back to Las Vegas. We will have plenty of comfort stops on our return to stretch out those legs! Once we arrive in Las Vegas, your guide will drop you off at our gateway hotel where you’ll say your farewell’s to your fellow travelers and have plenty of time to go out in Las Vegas if you so wish.
Accommodation: Not included
Meals included: Breakfast & Lunch
Check out a more in-depth list of what to bring here.
I did the 3 day hiking trip to Zion and Bryce and it was great! We did 3 different hikes and each one was amazing. Hiking The Narrows, with the river up to our knees, was definitely a highlight. Our guides Justin and Nick were fantastic- extremely knowledgable, enthusiastic and were keen to answer any questions we had. The food was delicious, campground was clean with hot showers, and company was awesome! The journeys weren't too long and the van was comfortable with air con. All in all this was a very organized, fun trip and I would certainly book another with MountainBased asap! Thank you for the best time!
I booked a 5 day private tour across Utah with my husband and 14 year old. The hikes in each park were pleasant and the food was outstanding. I also didn’t expect such a comfortable sleeping pad while camping! Justin and Nick were super understanding and they were very knowledgeable. We travel a lot and these guys really took the time to make sure we didn't miss any hidden gems along the way. Even my 14 year old had a blast and I will be recommending MountainBased to all my F&F.
My friend and I were on a convention in LV and we decided to do something adventurous. In our search we came upon MountainBased and I must say it was everything they had stated and much more. They were absolutely friendly and totally informative. Our 2 guides Justin and Nick not only became good friends in our 3 days but with their experience lead us to the best routes and so I was able to capture the best pictures from our hike. Our 3 day hike which started with the hike in the Narrows was so much fun. Hiking through the mountains in the running stream of the river was awesome.The second day to the Hoodoos in the Bryce Canyon was spectacular. The 3rd day we hiked the Angels landing and they were absolutely experienced with tips and tricks to make the hike not only fun but memorable.The camp site was clean and the food they cooked was delicious, fresh and hot. Very clean camp facilities and very well organised. I have been back a few weeks but still haven't stopped talking to everyone around me about this experience and highly recommend them to all. Didn't think I'd say this but looking forward to our next convention in LV to do another tour with MountainBased!
I just had the greatest experience with a 3 days camp at MountainBased. It was one of the best experiences I ever had! From these 3 days, I was very well taken care of and showed around so much. Of the three days, each one was unique and different. Justin and Nick were awesome and very patient. You can tell they were very experienced by the way they showed us around and knew their stuff. They took care of us, made us feel at home and even made excellent homemade food for us everyday! I definitely recommend this tour and I will be sure to try the 5-days camp with them next time!
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My partner and I really enjoyed our camping trip to Utah with MountainBased! She and I agree that Will be back next year with more friends.
Absolutely recommend guided tours with these folks...they take the stress out of everything with their friendliness and knowledge...and you get to see things you might otherwise never see as a tourist!