Glamping + Hiking in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon

Utah
Hiking, Canyoneering, Glamping
10 Explorer Chicks
4 Days

Overview

Unreal hoodoos? Check. Slot canyons? Majestic overlooks? Check. All this and more (like heated tents with electricity) await you during our Women’s Hiking and Glamping in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon weekend adventure! 

Bryce Canyon Hiking and Beginner-Friendly Canyoneering

Escape to prehistoric Utah where you’ll hike stupid-pretty trails in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park. Wade through the Virgin River below 1,500′ canyon walls in the Narrows. Spend an entire day exploring Bryce Canyon National Park. Ghost the tourists as you wander deep into orange hoodoos. Explore areas of Zion so remote, they can only be reached by rappelling, scrambling, and down-climbing on a beginner-friendly canyoneering route.  

Angels Landing Hike

Do you dare to Beastmaster up the chains of Angels Landing? If your answer is “Hell yeah!” you’ll snag one of the best views in Zion National Park. Not feeling it? No problem! You can still enjoy the Angels Landing hike without the exposed and often crowded chain portion. You’ll have the option to hang out on Scout Lookout while the rest of your group ascends the chains. Your guide and Explorer Chick sisters will support you the whole way. Afterward, dry your pits as you amble the streets of Springdale, Utah – the gateway to Zion (and seriously good ice cream). 

Glamping

Every night you’ll rest your head in Insta-worthy glamping tents bordering Zion National Park. Kick it by the campfire under a diamond sky with goddesses who aren’t afraid to get dirty.  

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Day 1: Welcome to Zion!  

Smash down a lumberjill breakfast before meeting your group at 7:00am at our Rendezvous Hotel in Las Vegas. You’ll be  greeted by your Explorer Chick Guides with an ofcial orientation to follow. We’ll then hop into our Explorer Chick SHE-nanigan Shuttle for a 2:30 hour transfer to Zion National Park.  

Zion is real-life teleportation. Alien cliffs rise above you as we descend deep below the walls to goose our way through the  Virgin River. As the canyon narrows, water levels deepen. 

By afternoon, you’ll have time to explore the freakishly cute town of Springdale before our Welcome Dinner in town. Hint: Talk your Explorer Chick Guides into stopping for Bumbleberry ice cream. 

We’ll then unpack at our Explorer Chick Base Glamping site and laze around the campfire, sharing our conquests with the  stars. 

Distance: 5 miles 

Hiking Time: 5 hours 

Transfer Time: 2:30 hours 

Accommodation: Glamping 

Meals: L, D 

 

Day 2: Bryce Canyon and Hoodoos 

It’s a sunup to sundown day in Bryce Canyon. After crushing a hot breakfast, we’ll board the SHE-nanigan Shuttle to  cruise the largest collection of hoodoos on Planet Earth. Our big hike of the day starts at the canyon rim overlooking Bryce  Amphitheater which can only be described as a mosh pit of rock formations. 

We’ll leave the gawking tourists behind to wander deep among the hoodoos on a remote trail. Cull your photo roll to make space for all the stunning scenery Bryce Canyon has to offer. 

The rest of our day will be spent exploring the shorter trails in Bryce Park to squeeze out every second of sunlight. On our return to camp, we’ll stop for a hot dinner to silence our gremlin bellies.  

Distance: 7.8 miles 

Elevation Gain: 1,545′ 

Hiking Time: 5 hours 

Transfer Time to Bryce Canyon: 1:30 hours 

Accommodation: Glamping 

Meals: B, L, D

 

Day 3: Canyoneering in Greater Zion 

The Zion area is home to some of the best slot canyons in the country. Slowly carved by wind and water, these canyons are best explored by scrambling, down-climbing, rappelling, and wading. In the span of 4 hours you’ll conquer 8 rappels with your highest at 70 feet! YOU’RE BASICALLY ON THE COVER OF OUTSIDE MAGAZINE NOW. 

This route is perfect for beginners with no experience. Just show up willing to go ALL IN and back off the edge into the canyon. We’ll snap you cheesin’ and score plenty of Glamour Shots as the light dances off the red sandstone walls. 

Your afternoon is free. As a group, you can decide to tack on a few more hikes in Zion, take your bra off back at camp, or catch an epic sunset from one of our favorite view points.  

Distance: 2.1 miles 

Hiking Time: 4-6 hours plus optional hikes 

Accommodation: Glamping 

Meals: B, L, D 

 

Day 4: Zion’s Angels Landing Hike and Goodbyes 

Hold those tears back – we have one last epic hike! It’s an early morning to return to the park and ascend Wally’s Wiggles to reach Scout Landing. We’ll take a breather and sit in the stillness. Any Explorer Chicks feeling daring are welcome to tackle the chains to reach the infamous Angels Landing. 

SOAK IT ALL IN GIRL! You earned this high after a weekend of gnarly hikes, belly laughs, and new friendships. We’ll hug it up and roll out to drive the 2:30 hours back to Las Vegas. The courage in your heart and stank in your boots will buoy you until your next Explorer Chick adventure. 

Plan evening flight departures after 8pm. 

Hiking Distance: 4.4 miles 

Elevation Gain: 2,073′ 

Hiking Time: 4-5 hours 

Transfer time: 2:30 hours 

Meals: B, L 

*Explorer Chick reserves the option to modify trip itineraries at the discretion of your tour director as necessary due to weather, conditions, illness, injury, group dynamics, or other unforeseen incidents.

  • 4 days/3 nights in a canvas Glamping tents. Shared, 2-3 Explorer Chicks per tent. Tents are equipped with electricity and heaters. Access to a pool, hot tub, showers, and coin-op laundry.
  • Guided Canyoneering tour including all necessary gear.
  • Entrance and commercial permit fees to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park
  • All meals as indicated in itinerary: B-3, L-4, D-3
  • All tips for included meals and tours.
  • Guided hiking throughout with 2 experienced Explorer Chick Guides
  • A commemorative Explorer Chick shirt
  • Private Explorer Chick land-transportation throughout itinerary
  • A detailed Travel Guide with everything you need to know for your trip
  • The freedom to enjoy your vacation and mindlessly wander!
  • Small Group experience! Your Explorer Chick Adventure is exclusive and limited to 10 women

*Packages do NOT include your optional Narrows Rental Gear, rendezvous hotel, departure hotel, airfare, airport transportation, alcoholic beverages, travel insurance, Explorer Chick Leader Tips, meals exclusive of itinerary, or costs for additional activities.  

You will receive a Travel Guide with all the hotel and additional information you’ll need to prepare for your epic trip! 

Your adventure begins and ends in Las Vegas, NV at our Rendezvous hotel.

Day 1: Arrival. We will rendezvous as a group at 7:00am on Day 1. It is highly recommended to arrive the day before. You are responsible for booking your arrival hotel and airport transportation.

Day 4: Departure. Plan to fly out of Las Vegas on Day 4 after 8pm. It is recommended to fly out the following day in case there are road delays or issues on the trail. You are responsible for booking your departure hotel and airport transportation.   

We require a minimum of 5 Explorer Chicks for this trip. Please confirm your trip is guaranteed before booking airfare. 

Daily Hikes:

During your Hiking and Glamping in Zion and Bryce Canyon adventure, you will hike some of the best trails in Zion and Bryce National Parks.

  • The Narrows (5 miles/5 hours)
  • Fairyland Trail (7.8 miles/1,545’ gain)
  • Angels Landing (4.4 miles/2,073′ gain)

Plus, optional side hikes of varying distances/elevation.

Tackle your fears: Canyoneering and Angels Landing may prove challenging to those who are weary of heights. The canyoneering portion involves 8 rappels up to 70 feet high. It is a beginner friendly route.

You can still enjoy the Angels Landing hike without the exposed and often crowded chain portion. You’ll have the option to hang out on Scout Lookout while the rest of your group ascends the chains. Your guide and Explorer Chick sisters will support you the whole way.

You should very easily be able to hike on rough terrain at 2 miles per hour. Please read the itinerary thoroughly with the stated hikes and gains.

You should be training on rough and rugged terrain – not always perfectly paved sidewalks. Train how you play!

Find steps, a hill, or the Stairmaster and get to climbing! Your quads, booty, and calves will thank you. Train in all the weather – This even means rain!

Train your tootsies! Do NOT show up with brand new hiking boots or trail shoes. You should be spending hours upon hours in your boots leading up to your adventure to break them in. Better to suffer blisters at home than to miss out due to painful hot spots on your feet. This is our number one injury. Do not let it happen to you!

Please consider your ability to meet the physical demands very seriously. It is for the safety of both you and our group. All Explorer Chicks will be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Physical Demands as part of their waiver upon booking.

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