~ Bryce Canyon
Remote, Beautiful, Naturally Distant
~ Dramatic Landscapes, Open Space & Glorious Hikes
~ A Gathering of Friends - Old & New!
Special Presentation by Jo Ann Taylor: Tales from the Trails!
EXCLUSIVE! This private adventure is organized for a limited number of friends and guests.
ALL ACTIVITIES, WALKS AND HIKES ARE ORGANIZED USING SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS.
July 27 & 28,2021
The perfect 2 night getaway, OR an excellent prequel to our Grand Canyon North Rim Adventure.
Call Us. +1 623.561.0846
per person, double occupancy
$100 USD Per Person Due With Registration
The trails we walk and hike in Bryce Canyon are unlike anywhere else. The stunning hoodoo formations are a wonder of geologic design. Consisting of 4 distinct rock types, the magic of erosion has created the strange and mysterious towers, that we will walk among. This trip is for walkers of all abilities and hikers may choose the distance and challenge of hikes to enjoy.
You can walk and hike in Bryce Canyon with anyone, so what makes The Walking Connection's hosted adventure special? In a word, People! Start with hosts, Jo Ann and Gene Taylor. They are co-founders of the organization and have been leading adventures around the world for 30 years! But secondly, YOU and your fellow guests. There will be new faces with well-worn hiking boots, smiling faces with brand new trail shoes; ALL are welcoming and friendly adventurers looking to share a fun few days in one of the most beautiful places on Earth.
Bryce Canyon Adventure Highlights
CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE
This getaway is yours to enjoy as you wish – walk as much or as little as you like! It’s a great time to meet other like-minded walkers from across the US and Canada. We'll welcome you with a hosted pizza party on your first night followed by a casual dessert and continental breakfast.
Our Bryce Canyon Adventure offer walks and hikes among the hoodoos. We choose hikes that allow you to have a personal experience with the Canyon. Our itinerary was built with social distancing in mind, 20 years ago. We avoided crowds then, and we still do it now!
Motivation & Inspiration By Jo Ann Taylor
Jo Ann Taylor has promoted walking as a primary form of exercise for 30 years. She is Co-Founder and President of The Walking Connection. Founded in 1989, the Walking Connection specializes in creating lifestyle media content and programming for active adults, including walking and hiking adventure travel tours for small groups and independent travelers to domestic and international destinations. Jo Ann is also an author and motivational speaker sharing her experiences and knowledge about fitness, living an active lifestyle and understanding the importance of connection. Connection to an active life, to nature, to people, to places and cultures, to each other and a renewed connection to oneself.
Good Friends Close-by
Level of Activity
Each day is your personal journey. Spend it alone, with close friends or new-found walking kindred spirits. Walk a distance and pace comfortable for you. Tag along or lead a pack. We'll provide you directions and details and walk the trails alongside you. We're here to enhance your Bryce Canyon adventure.
"ON YOUR OWN, BUT NOT ALONE"
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT COVID-19
The Walking Connection recognizes the new safety and virus anti-transmission protocols. In every phase of our operation inside the National Park, we will adhere to any rules or protocols established by the park.
Secondly, we will require all guests to wear appropriate face masks when we can not be socially distanced. Wearing a mask is not optional. If you are not comfortable or unwilling to wear a mask, please do not participate in the tour. This does not apply to hiking on the trails.
Finally, new rules or best practices may be implemented with regard to the lodge, restaurants or any Walking Connection function. We will provide you with information as it becomes available and you will be requested to follow any new procedures when they are announced or separate yourself from the group.
Level of Comfort & Cabin
YOUR COMFORT IS UNDER THE PINES
The sleeping accommodations on this journey are US National Park Lodge quality. Though in some respects they are rustic, the rooms are all en suite, and come with lots of personality.
The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is the ONLY lodge located inside of Bryce Canyon National Park.Although star ratings are not particularly helpful when it comes to remote lodges and camps, expect 3+ star accommodations and services with zillion-dollar views throughout your journey.
Western Cabins - from $498 per person/double occupancy include - Spacious room with two queen beds, full bath, kitchenette with mini-fridge, coffee pot and front porch with rockers. ($400/person triple room, +$257 single supplement)
Bryce Canyon - Weather Happens!
July is a monsoon month. As such, the weather is volatile and entirely unpredictable, especially while on the trail. Summer temps can range from the high 40's at night to mid 80's during the day. The climate is mostly dry with possible monsoon storms in the late afternoon.
Just a few words about safety. It's a shared responsibility, yours and ours. We take it very seriously. Your safe return home is our top priority. We love talking about it. If you have a question or concern, please ask or tell us anything.
Photo Credit: Maasai Wanderings
Please note that the details of this itinerary are subject to change. Many of the planned activities are organized according to availability, events or seasonal dates, appropriate weather conditions or the discretion of our guides. We make every effort to provide the experience described in the itinerary with the understanding that some things may change.
DAY 1 - July 27
Arrive Bryce Canyon Lodge, Walk, Eat PIZZA!
After checking into your rustic cabin at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon, gather for a late afternoon Welcome Walk along the Rim Trail with great canyon views.
As an introduction to Bryce Canyon, this is a casual out and back walk to meet fellow travelers joining us for the weekend. The walk will be followed by a welcome pizza party reception hosted by co-founders of the Walking Connection, Gene and Jo Ann Taylor!
Meals Included: Pizza Dinner
Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
DAY 2 - July 28
Explore Bryce Canyon on your feet!
Small Group Hike
Meet in the morning for a casual continental breakfast before setting off for a hiking day. We will select a moderate hike (with options for extension) based on weather, trail conditions and the interests of the group.
We will walk among the hoodoos, where you will understand the ancient belief that the mysterious rock formations could cast a spell on you with their magical spires and arches.
Meals Included: Continental Breakfast
Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon
DAY 3 - July 29
Depart or continue your adventure at the North Rim!
Check out and head home
Meet us at the North Rim of Grand Canyon for adventure PART 2.
A Dream Come True...
"“Thank you for organizing such an amazing trip to Africa. Everything was first class and far exceeded my expectations. Each day I kept asking myself, how can this get any better? And each day it did!
- Cindy R., California
"The guides, the food, the service, and most of all our fellow travelers made this a trip of a lifetime."
- Colleen H., Alberta, Canada
"The accommodations were all excellent and unique, perfectly suited to the remoteness of the Canyon."
- Elizabet B. Iceland
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