Bryce Canyon Easy-Active Women's Hiking and Camping

Trip Length3 Days
Group Size4-12
Activity level
Starting from
$2,099 for REI Members
$2,309 for non-members
DeparturesMay 2024-Aug 2024

What better way to unplug and escape than on a three-day getaway to some of southwest Utah’s most unique and awe-inspiring landscapes?

An ideal adventure for women who want to explore two of Utah’s most iconic parks—Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument—at an easy-going pace. This itinerary combines stunning geological scenery with a deluxe, supremely comfortable camping experience. Bryce Canyon National Park is a visual wonderland with its world-famous hoodoos (rock spires), dramatic views and mesmerizing colors. We carefully designed this adventure to take advantage of the park’s beauty by hiking the Queen’s Garden trail (not to be missed) and including a thru-hike that highlights the best that Bryce Canyon has to offer: hoodoos, pine trees and vast views. In Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, we explore a unique slot canyon that is easily accessible for all. At night, as a bonus, we gaze at the stars and learn about this designated International Night Sky wilderness from a local astronomer.

Our Signature Camp is camping at its finest: spacious tents, warm showers and flush toilets. You'll also enjoy amazing meals and other indulgent touches like coffee or tea delivered to your tent each morning and a backcountry cooking demonstration for those interested. If you're new to camping or just want an elevated camping experience, an REI Signature Camp will check all the boxes. Just sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of your surroundings! Our expert guides take care of the details and educate us on the high desert ecosystem and geology.

Our guides and camp hosts are the true stars of the adventure.

Trip Highlights

  • REI Women’s Adventure—designed for women, guided by women
  • Explore Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
  • Hike past towering hoodoos, through intertwining canyons, and on trails with endless views
  • Learn about this designated International Dark Sky Park with an evening astronomy tour
  • Enjoy REI's Bryce Canyon Signature Camp and its creature comforts


This trip is rated Easy [2]. Trip members should have some previous hiking experience, be in good physical condition, and be capable of hiking up to 6 miles, including hikes with a maximum elevation gain/loss of 1,300'.

There are some steep sections and exposed overlooks on the various trails we hike.

Our guides will brief trip members on the details of each hike prior to setting out. Our comfortable Signature Camp and expert guides make this a perfect adventure for novices and experienced campers alike.

  • Hiking
  • Camping

What's Included

Two nights camping in our private Bryce Canyon 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 Canyon Easy-Active Women's Hiking and Camping
Day 1

Enjoy stunning views during our Bryce Canyon hike

Early this morning, we meet our guides and fellow travelers in Henderson, NV before setting out for Bryce Canyon National Park. During the 5-hour drive, we stop for a picnic lunch and a short walk at Cedar Breaks National Monument, sitting at 10,000’ and offering a first glimpse of the incredible geology of the Colorado Plateau. We see for ourselves why the Native Americans named this land the “circle of painted cliffs” with its majestic canyons and spires—a prelude to the wonders of Bryce Canyon. Arriving at Bryce, we hike from Inspiration Point—which looks out onto the main amphitheater with its endless hoodoos—to Sunset Point before descending the Navajo Loop trail. We pass the iconic landmarks of Thor's Hammer and Two Bridges and connect to the Queens Garden trail, with its bizarre and colorful formations. Ascending back to the rim, we jump in the van for the short drive to our cozy REI Signature Camp where we're welcomed in style for our first night of camping. After the sun goes down, it's time to learn about the night skies with a local astronomer, viewing planets and deep-space objects through telescopes. Lunch and dinner included.

Hiking: 3 miles, Elevation gain: +844’ / -1,020'; Van transfer: 5.5 hours

Day 2

Explore a slot canyon in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

Today we switch gears for a unique adventure at Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This vast unspoiled wilderness is filled with soaring cliffs, prehistoric ruins and labyrinthine slot canyons, making it the ultimate outdoor playground. Our fun and unique hike lead us along a riverbed wash into one of the many spectacular slot canyons carved into the landscape. The sandy trail, which crisscrosses the creek often, is mostly flat and does not get too narrow, making it accessible to hikers of all levels. The canyon walls with their mesmerizing wavy tan and black stripes guide us through impressive passageways that make us feel small in comparison. The shifting light and shadows alter the look and feel of the canyon almost instantly—truly a geological masterpiece. We retrace our steps back to the trailhead before returning to our private camp this afternoon. At camp, relax on your private porch and take in the views before sitting down to another delectable dinner prepared by our guides. Cap the night off by gathering around the warm glow of a campfire. All meals included.

Hiking: 3 miles, Elevation gain/loss: minimal

Day 3

Experience a Bryce Canyon sunrise before returning to Las Vegas

We set out early to experience the magic of a Bryce Canyon sunrise. From Bryce Point, the early morning light makes the hoodoos of Bryce Amphitheater glow and appear almost translucent. After enjoying this spectacle, we descend into the amphitheater on a well-maintained trail, connecting with the Peek-a-boo loop trail with its iconic rock formations, the Alligator and Fairy Castle. Continuing our descent on the Tropic trail, we appreciate our last moments in the park, enjoying its breathtaking geology, mesmerizing color, and groves of Ponderosa Pine and Douglas Fir. We have earned a hearty breakfast which we enjoy back at camp before packing up and beginning the return journey to Las Vegas. We expect to arrive between 5pm–6pm local time. Departing flights should be scheduled after 8pm tonight. Breakfast and lunch included.

Hiking: 4 miles, Elevation gain/loss: 1,300’; Van transfer: 5 hours

Itinerary map for Bryce Canyon Easy-Active Women's Hiking and Camping

Gear List

This gear list has been created to help you choose the best equipment for the trip. Try to bring only what is necessary, as this will help you and the field staff. The weather and other conditions at the time of your arrival will dictate what clothing and equipment you will be required to use each day and what (if anything) can be left behind. It may be a necessary precaution that you bring certain items on the list, even if it is uncertain whether or not they will be needed.

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Provided by REI

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

What to pack

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