Bryce Canyon Winter
Bryce Canyon Winter
- 4 nights private lodging
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- All transportation & fuel
- All national park fees
- Snowshoe rental
- Private Dark Sky Tour
- 90-minute snow mobile tour
- 2 Fit 4 Adventure guides
Take a moment to picture Bryce Canyon National Park, with its iconic pink hoodoos and spires, an expansive landscape of rock, texture and color. A geologist’s dream. Now, dust that landscape in a layer of snow and become enchanted!
On this trip, we explore Southern Utah’s winter landscape. We will hike, snowshoe, snowmobile through the backcountry and warm up in the jacuzzi and next to the hearth after frosty days.
As for nights, did you know that Bryce Canyon is famed for its stargazing, so much so that there is an annual astronomy fest? We've arranged a private viewing with some of the best telescopes and teachers around to take in Utah's famous dark sky. Take a break with us and come revel in the magic of winter in the remote land of red canyons.
March 10-14 2022
$1,572 per person (2 people per cabin)
$1,435 per person (3 people per cabin)
$1,367 per person (4 people per cabin)
A $200 deposit is required to reserve your spot.
The remaining balance will be due January 15, 2022
We are lucky to call the Stone Canyon Inn of Tropic, Utah our luxury basecamp for the trip! Only 20 minutes from the Bryce Canyon National Park visitors center. We've reserved four guest cabins (for up to 6 people each) outfitted with private decks, full kitchens and two bedrooms (one with a king bed, one with a queen bed), two bathrooms and a sofa bed in the living room. So there's plenty of room for friends and/or family to join you on the trip!
Note: The trip price is based on double occupancy in each 2-bedroom cabin (1 person in each bedroom). You can save money by inviting your friends or family to join you on the trip. The cabins can sleep up to 6 people.
The full kitchen has a refrigerator, stove/oven, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, coffeemaker and is stocked with pots/pans/dishes. The private deck has a gas BBQ grill and hot tub.
You are responsible for booking your own flight into Salt Lake City. Please plan to arrive on March 10th as close to 10am as possible. For March 14th flights, please plan to depart no earlier than 3pm.
Your deposit becomes non-refundable December 1, 2021. The final payment is non-refundable. Travel insurance is advised. You may consider purchasing insurance from World Nomads (F4A will receive a small commission for any purchase made through this link. Thank you.)
If you have any questions about this trip, please feel free to reach out to Kris@Fit4Adventure.com
March 10: Arrival Day
We gather at Salt Lake City International Airport and begin the journey towards Bryce. Please book a morning flight that arrives by 10am. The drive will be broken up with a lunch and coffee break. When ready, we continue to the Stone Canyon Inn to unpack and settle in. Your Fit4Adventure guides will prepare a welcome dinner for you while you unwind.
Drive Time: 4-4.5 hours
March 11: Bryce Canyon National Park
Early risers will appreciate the sunrise from their private decks before breakfast. We pack lunches for the day and take a quick 20-minute drive to Bryce Canyon National Park. The views from the rim alone, sitting above 8,000 feet, are spectacular. But we go further, of course, and use the morning to make our first descent down into the canyon. Our trail and footwear will depend on the amount of snow on the ground (think microspikes vs snowshoes). No experience necessary! If the snow is too light for snowshoeing, we will pivot onto the epic Figure 8 trail, a trail that links together the best of the park’s top three trails: Queen’s Garden, Peekaboo Loop and Navajo Loop.
The night's activity is one for the books: a stargazing tour in our own private observatory! Perks include: a team of educators to guide us, BIG telescopes, a private warming hut and an unforgettable experience. Apply what you learn on subsequent nights (from the jacuzzi)!
Hike: Queen’s Garden Trail (3.6 miles) and/or Figure 8 Loop trail (6.8 miles)
March 12: Bryce Canyon National Park
After a good lie-in and breakfast, we hike back down into the canyon and away from any crowds on the Fairyland Loop Trail. The isolated beauty of this loop trail is amplified as you walk among the hoodoos outside of the Bryce Canyon Amphitheatre. A spur trail takes us to the Tower Bridge formation, Utah's natural rendering of London’s Tower Bridge! After a communal meal at the inn, guests can use their evening to stargaze with the F4A guides (or from the jacuzzi), read by the fire or anything they please. A night to enjoy time without tasks or distractions.
Scheduled Hike: Fairyland Loop Trail (8 miles)
March 13: Cedar Breaks National Monument
For our final day of outdoor exploration, we drive 1 hour west to Cedar Breaks National Monument for a day of backcountry snowmobiling! A private, local guide will lead us through the winter landscape of Cedar Breaks, a ‘little sister’ to Bryce Canyon, which sits 2,000 feet HIGHER than Bryce and is home to similar geological features, including those funky hoodoos. In the winter months, it is only accessible by ski or snowmobile - so let’s go! We'll lunch in Brian's Head, UT before heading home. Lucky for us, the only fine-dining around is owned and operated by the same owners of the Stone Canyon Inn. Once we clean up, we’ll gather at the Stone Hearth Grill, just a stone’s throw away from the cabins, for a farewell dinner.
March 14: Travel Day
We hit the road back to Salt Lake City for flights home. Be sure to book a flight that departs after 3pm to allow for driving and check-in. We will stop for coffee and snacks so long as time permits!
Drive Time: approximately 4.5 Hours
Disclaimer: all scheduled hikes and events are subject to change. We adventure in the elements, and we adapt to them as they demand. Your F4A guides will ensure your trip is EPIC and SAFE.
We'll plan the trip!