Bryce Canyon Hiking  Adventure


Walk Among the Hoodoos...


Visiting Bryce Canyon will find you walking among  the tall thin spires that delicately rise from the badlands. Brilliant pink, white and red cliffs shaped over millions of years bring a sense of wonder while by day we weave our way through canyon trails under crystalline blue sky.


Early evening sun saturates the red canyon walls as you disconnect from the day to day and reconnect with nature among the amphitheaters of Bryce Canyon National Park. Relax in these natural surroundings and join Gene and Jo Ann Taylor co-founders of the Walking Connection, for a hiker’s getaway in Southern Utah.


Then by night high-quality darkness is ablaze with starlight. With clean dry air and lack of light pollution Bryce Canyon is one of earth’s darkest places where starry nights will be a dramatic ending to an exhilarating day.


Your experience of Bryce Canyon explores the dynamic, mesmerizing landscape filled with geological wonders that defy description. Hiking and trekking  in Southern Utah is a perfect place for a weekend escape with a small group of like-minded travelers.


August 21 - 24, 2019


From $568.00 

pp dbl. occ.


4 Days / 3 Nights




VIP Small Group

(Hosted by Gene & Jo Ann Taylor)

Bryce Canyon Hiking

Adventure Highlights:

  • Largest Concentration of Hoodoos on Earth

  • Inspiring Canyon Views Steps From Your Room

  • Navajo Loop and Queen Garden’s Trail

  • Sunset Point to Sunrise Point

  • Ultimate Dark Sky Stargazing

  • Serene Vistas with Shifting Hues

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Your Guided Bryce Canyon Hiking Includes:

  • 4-day/3-night adventure

  • Accommodations are your choice of Western cabin or Lodge room at The Lodge at Bryce Canyon

  • Walking Connection evening pizza party reception

  • Sunset toast and dessert party

  • 1 continental breakfast

  • Hosted By Gene and Jo Ann Taylor*

  • Detailed Know Before You Go information including packing lists, weather forecast, recommended reading lists, websites and more!



Day 1

Check In, Welcome Group Walk & Pizza Party

After checking into your accommodations at the Lodge at Bryce Canyon, gather for a late afternoon Welcome Walk along the rim between Sunset and Inspiration Points and gain a perspective of the dramatic scene below.


As an introduction to Bryce, this is a casual walk to meet fellow travelers joining us for the weekend. The walk will be followed by a welcome pizza party reception hosted by Gene and Jo Ann Taylor!  

This weekend getaway is yours to enjoy as you wish – walk as much or as little as you like! 

The Lodge at Bryce Canyon is the only lodging within the National Park. A historic rustic hotel with, located near the rim with amazing views of the hoodoos.


Here you can enjoy the quiet serenity of Bryce Canyon while enjoying comfortable cabins.

Meals Included: Dinner

Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon - 1st of 3 nights

Day 2

Queens Garden and Navajo Loop Trails, Small Group Hike

Morning – We will start off at Sunrise Point and descend into the canyon on the Queens Garden Trail. Hiking this trail you will see many hoodoos, representative of garden like features. Using your imagination you may be able to see Queen Victoria at the end of a short spur trail, overseeing the garden before her. For more varied landscapes we will connect with the Navajo Loop Trail which enters the main amphitheater with stunning views of the red cliffs and ascend at Sunset Point.


ALL HIKES ARE OPTIONAL: We will have walkers of all abilities joining us so even if you are traveling solo there is always someone to walk with!


This afternoon & evening is free for you to enjoy other trails, quiet time on your balcony or porch and take in the beautiful sunset views.


Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon - 2nd of 3 nights

Day 3

Great Hikes, Social Gathering Under The Stars At The Taylor’s!

Depending on your interests, there are a variety of trails to choose from. The Tower Bridge considered a moderate hike that descends into the canyon is an out and back trail with a total distance of 3 miles. For those that would like to do something more challenging you can continue on the Fairyland Loop Trail that meanders for 8 miles with various elevation changes. The choice is yours!

In the evening, join us for a sunset toast and dessert party under the stars! Great conversation with friends old and new. 


Accommodation: The Lodge at Bryce Canyon - 3rd of 3 nights

Day 4

One Last View of Bryce Canyon

One last walk! It’s time to go home…


We hope you enjoyed your weekend escape!


Safe Travels!

*Itinerary: 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.

**PLEASE NOTE that Gene & Jo Ann Taylor are the designated hosts and escorts for this trip. Another host and guide maybe substituted should they be unable to lead this adventure for any reason.

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August 21 - 24, 2019


Western Cabins: The historic Western Cabins combine cozy beds and a gas-log fireplace with rustic features like open beams and lodgepole pine walls. These cabins are located in-between the main lodge and the rim of Bryce Canyon. Each room has two queen beds, full bath, kitchenette w/mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot, portable fan and a front porch.


Lodge Rooms: These are two story, hotel style, rooms that are positioned just steps from the rim. Newly-renovated, they provide contemporary comforts while giving guests an authentic western park experience. These rooms are furnished with cozy lodge-style furniture, reproduced from the original Arts & Craft Era pieces used in the lodge. They have one king size bed, full bath, mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, portable fan and a porch or balcony.


Not Included:


  • Airfare

  • Transportation to and from Bryce Canyon

  • Entry fee into the park

  • Travel insurance

  • Early check-in & late check out of rooms

  • Optional tours or items of a personal nature such as drinks

  • Photographs & phone calls

  • No discounts or refunds on any unused portion of the tour.

  • This is a self-drive or carpool trip, transportation is not included.

Additional Details:


Reservations for this trip are available on a limited basis and are only available on a first come first served basis. Should this trip completely sell out, please see our waiting list policy below.  Prices are exclusive of transportation and park entry fees into the Bryce Canyon National Park.


Tour Minimum: This tour must have a minimum of 12 guests traveling together. Otherwise, a small group surcharge $75 a person may be imposed.


Waiting List Policy: On occasion, Walking Connection tours sell out and a waiting list is formed. If this should happen, the following policy will apply: To be put on the waiting list, a fully refundable deposit is due with reservation. If space becomes available, you will be notified at that time and if you choose to go, the standard cancellation policy will then apply. If not, your money will be refunded in full.


Travel Roommates and Single Supplements: If you have registered for double occupancy but do not have a travel roommate, the Walking Connection will attempt to locate one for you. In the event that a roommate cannot be found, you may be charged for a Single Supplement for any portion of the tour where you will be rooming as a single. Travel roommates are assigned in the order in which we receive deposits and confirmed reservations. Final roommate assignments will be made and you will be notified of any Single Supplement charges due 30 days prior to your final payment due date.


*PLEASE NOTE that Gene & Jo Ann Taylor are the designated hosts and escorts for this trip. Another host and guide may be substituted should they be unable to lead this adventure for any reason.



Adventure Options



3-Nights Western Cabins.

The historic Western cabins feature two queen beds and are located just steps from the Rim. They are spacious, with two queen sized beds, a full bath, Kitchenette area w/mini-fridge, coffee pot, and a front porch w/rockers.

Western Cabin Prices:

  • $598/person/double occupancy

  • $468/person/triple occupancy

  • $398/person/quad occupancy

  • $968 single occupancy



3-Nights Bryce Canyon Lodge Sunrise and Sunset Motel Rooms


The newly renovated rooms are in two story buildings located just steps from the Rim. They include one king bed, porch with balcony, full bath, mini fridge, microwave, oscillating and portable fans.

Lodge Room Prices:

  • $568/person/double occupancy

  • $938 single occupancy.


Deposits, Payments, Cancellations & Refunds


Deposits: A deposit of $200 USD per person is required to reserve your space. No space will be held without a complete deposit. Deposits may be made by check or credit card. Our tour prices are subject to change due to currency fluctuation at the time of final payment.


Payments: All payments must be made according to the schedule & are subject to the cancellation & penalty policy. Final payment is due on or before June 21, 2019. We request that all final payments be made by check or PayPal. If you wish to make final payment by credit card there is a 3% surcharge.


Cancellation, Penalty & Refund Policies:
Should you have to cancel your tour the following terms will apply:
All cancellation requests will incur a $75.00 per person administrative fee.


For cancellations 0-59 days prior to departure and no-shows, no refunds will be made. Space reservations are non-transferable.

No refunds will be made for any unused portion of the trip.


All cancellations must be made in writing and delivered to The Walking Connection via e-mail and/or United States Post Office. Your cancellation date is the date your notice is received and confirmed by The Walking Connection, not the postmark date.


Should this trip be canceled by The Walking Connection: 100% Refund.


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