Bryce Hiking Weekend

Trip Length3 Days
Group Size4–12
Activity level
Starting from
$2,099 for REI Members
$2,309 for non-members
DeparturesAug 2024-Sep 2025

Bryce Canyon National Park provides spectacular scenery to compliment three days of hiking and exploring.

Bryce Canyon is a visual wonderland. Despite being the smallest of Utah's national parks, this area offers endless beauty. Breathtaking panoramic views, stunning colors and dramatic hikes make our visit to Bryce an unforgettable experience. With 56 square miles to explore but only a weekend to spare, our itinerary is carefully designed to maximize our time in each location. We see it all while enjoying the exceptional comfort of our Bryce Signature Camp.

Hike to the Fairyland Trail and the Wall Street/Navajo Loop. Take in every angle of the Bryce Amphitheatre while enjoying the views with like-minded travelers. Explore Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, where a beautiful waterfall awaits at the end of an amazing canyon. Lose count of the hoodoos striped in brilliant colors. Nowhere in the world are these towering spires found as abundantly as they are here. Learn about the unique history of the desert Southwest while we hike. Our local guides are here to give new perspectives while leading us to new heights.

One of the countless inspiring views from our trek through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

Trip Highlights

  • Explore Bryce Canyon National Park while staying at a deluxe, private basecamp
  • Hike to waterfalls, the Fairyland trail, and the Wall Street/Navajo Loop
  • Enjoy REI's Signature Campsites with great amenities and a camp host
  • Take in radiant spires and hoodoos, weaving canyons, and awesome views


This trip is rated Moderate [3]. Trip members should be able to hike up to 6 miles including hikes with a maximum elevation gain/loss of 1,300', have some previous hiking experience and be in good physical condition.

There are some steep sections and exposed overlooks on the various trails we hike. Our guides will be sure to brief trip members on the vigorousness and exposure of each hike prior to setting out.

Our comfortable Base Camp and knowledgeable guides make this a perfect adventure for novices and experienced campers alike.

  • Camping
  • Hiking

What's Included

Two nights camping in our exclusive Bryce REI Signature Camp; guide leadership; round trip van transportation from Las Vegas; meals as noted in the daily itinerary; all group camping equipment; park fees and local taxes.


REI Signature Camp at Bryce Canyon, 2 nights.

Your Adventure Itinerary

Itinerary map for Bryce Hiking Weekend
Day 1

Travel from Las Vegas to Bryce Canyon and go on a warm-up hike

Our trip begins early this morning in Las Vegas (Henderson), Nevada at our host hotel. Our guides will briefly talk us through the basics, ensuring everyone has all they need before we set out. Making our way deep into Utah on this five-hour drive to Bryce Canyon, we'll take in all the beauty of the North American Southwest. Arriving at the park, we enjoy our first dramatic views from the rim. This chain of natural amphitheaters, formed by erosion, is brimming with thousands of brightly colored spires or "hoodoos" striped in red, orange and white, some standing more than 200 feet tall, all steeped in the mythology of the ancient Paiute people. We'll enjoy a bountiful picnic spread before hiking the pleasantly rolling Rim Trail from Fairyland Point to take in every angle of the Bryce Amphitheater as it spreads out below us. Next we'll descend into the depths of this natural wonder and walk among the famed skyscraper hoodoos. We'll take in views on the Navajo Loop, such as Thor's Hammer and the Two Bridges, before emerging from the park at Tropic Trailhead, where our second guide will meet us. A short drive takes us to Bryce Canyon Signature Camp. You'll be welcomed in style as you arrive to find everything in its place for your first night of camping perfection. All meals included from lunch on Day 1 to lunch on Day 3.

Hiking: 6 miles; Elevation gain 977'/loss: 1,855'. After walking along the rim, our hike gradually descends 1100', averaging about 320' loss per mile.

Day 2

Visit Calf Creek Falls and learn about Fremont culture

The smell of pinion pine and juniper mingled with fresh coffee and steaming hot breakfast begins a new day. Within an hour drive from our camp, Lower Calf Creek Falls is one of the gems of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, a lesser-known but equally spectacular region of southern Utah. We hike three miles along a river, passing Fremont pictographs and granaries as we explore deeper into the canyon. Enjoy a relaxing lunch and swim at the base of the incredible 126' waterfall. After refueling and refreshing, we'll hike back through canyon country to our trailhead. Tonight, we'll enjoy a final relaxing evening in our Signature Camp, complete with a farewell dinner and celebration.

Hiking: 6 miles; Elevation gain/loss: 866'

Day 3

Explore iconic Wall Street slot and Navajo loop before our return

After another incredible breakfast, we'll pack our lunches and set out (via van transfer) into the Park to the Sunset Trailhead to explore the famous Navajo Loop. We'll be able to experience the dramatic narrow slot through Wall Street, a classic and awe-inspiring hike that is not to be missed. To get up and out of the canyon we'll stroll the garden path, well, the Queens Garden path, with its bizarre and colorful formations. After one last walk along the rim we'll say our goodbyes to the hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and find a perfect spot for lunch before we begin our five-hour drive to Las Vegas, arriving between approximately 5pm and 6pm, local time. Please do not schedule a departing flight prior to 8pm.

Hiking: 2.9 miles Wall Street/Queens Garden; Elevation gain/loss: 800'

Itinerary map for Bryce Hiking Weekend

Gear List

The key to staying comfortable while on an active trip is layering. To get maximum comfort with minimum weight, you need versatile layers that mix and match to create the right amount of insulation, ventilation and weather protection. Try to bring only what is necessary—this will help you and the field staff.

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We provide

  • All Group Cooking Gear
  • Camp Furniture
  • Cots and Sleeping Pads
  • Group First Aid Kit
  • Tent(s)
  • Trekking Poles

What to pack

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