4 - 6 Hours
One Per Car
At Your Own Pace
Welcome to the Zion & Bryce Tours Bundle
Why settle for one park when you can explore two? This bundle features tours through both Zion and Bryce Canyon, two incredible Utah parks that sit next to one another! Witness natural wonders like Zion’s Temple of Sinawava and Bryce’s mysterious hoodoos. Stand atop incredible overlooks. Uncover the fascinating human history behind each park. Plus, if you’re in the mood, embark on breathtaking hikes you’ll never forget!
Note on Zion:
Between March through late November, Zion’s Scenic Drive is accessible by shuttle bus only. If you buy our tour, you can use it the same way on the shuttle bus as well. Just plug your headphones into your mobile device and listen in on the audio stories.
About the Tours
Your tour of Zion begins at the Springdale Visitor Center. As you drive, you’ll hear the park’s history, how it got its unusual name, then stop by a vista from which the impressive Altar of Sacrifice, Sundial, and West Temple are all visible.
After that, you’ll drive past the towering Sentinel and hear how a tremendous earthquake totally transformed this mountain. At the next viewpoint, you’ll see the Patriarchs, a trio of mountains so gorgeous that people used to think pictures of them just had to be fake.
Continuing, you’ll swing by sparkling waterfalls with emerald pools at their base. Then you’ll see Angel’s Landing, a precarious, death-defying hike famous both for its staggering views and for the danger involved in getting to them.
Up next is Weeping Rock, a cliff face that constantly “weeps” and gives life to a little oasis at its base. Then it’s on to The Narrows, a one-of-a-kind river hike that’s perfect for photo ops.
Then you’ll travel along the Riverwalk and hear about the ancient petroglyphs left behind by the people who once called this area home. When you head next through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, you’ll get the full story of the conflict between the Mormons and the Paiute tribe, then learn how an ingenious engineer figured out how to transport timber from the canyon’s rim down to its base with a complex pulley system!
After you pass the totally strange Checkerboard Mesa, you’ll arrive at the East Entrance Ranger Station, where your tour will conclude.
Your journey through Bryce Canyon begins at the park’s entrance and continues to Fairyland Point, a lovely overlook offering your first glimpse at the beauty in store.
Next, you’ll pause at Sunrise Point and get your first look at the mysterious hoodoos which make this park famous. After that, of course, is Sunset Point, the perfect sister to Sunrise Point. At sunset, photographers from around the world gather here to capture the breathtaking final rays of sunlight.
As you continue toward Inspiration Point, you’ll uncover how this astonishing landscape formed in the first place. Then it’s time to revisit the story of the first Mormon pioneers who arrived here and declared this place their new home.
After that, you’ll visit Swamp Canyon Overlook, which hides some seriously stunning views behind its modest name. But first, you get the facts about the connection Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have with this park! Next, you’ll visit a natural arch—one of Mother Nature’s most impressive creations.
Then it’s on to a couple of canyons guaranteed to take your breath away with their sweeping views and lush interiors, plus a mythical tale of malevolent water spirits which the Paiute once believed occupied these rivers. The final landmark on the tour is the beautiful Rainbow Point.
Zion 2023 Updates
Weekly Pass: Private Vehicle: $35.
Admits private, non-commercial vehicles (15 passenger capacity or less) and all occupants to Zion National Park.
Angel’s Landing Permit
It costs $6 to apply for a seasonal permit. The fee covers an application for up to 6 people (including the person filling out the application). This fee is non-refundable.
Permits till May 31st are sold out. Permits for June 1, 2023, to February 29, 2024, are currently available. Click here to know more.
Please note that Zion has two parts – the Valley and East segments.
The Valley segment can be done in your own car ONLY if the park has granted you a driving pass. Please check the park rules before your visit. If you do not get the driving pass, the Valley segment can also be done using the park shuttle. Please check the park rules for the shuttle as well. This audio tour works for both car and shuttle (and bicycle), so your choice does not matter.
The East segment is driving only, so there’s nothing to worry about!
Upgrade to Action+
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Preview the Tour
Springdale Visitor Center Audio Story
Canyon Junction & the Watchman Audio Story
Welcome Audio Story
Fairyland Point Audio Story
Zion and Bryce Canyon are almost directly adjacent to each other. It only takes about an hour to drive from one park to the other.
While you can technically see both Zion and Bryce Canyon in one day, you might end up feeling a bit pressed for time. To fully enjoy your experience, you may want to budget at least a full day for each park.
This entirely depends on your personal preferences. Zion is the more popular park, but the heart of the park is also geographically smaller, so you may find that Bryce Canyon requires more time to properly explore.
Yes you can! This is one of the most popular routes, as it allows visitors to see both parks in the same trip.
When driving between Zion and Bryce Canyon, you’ll want to take Scenic Byway 12. This picturesque highway directly connects the parks and features plenty of gorgeous scenery along the way.
There are a few small towns between Zion and Bryce Canyon, such as Alton and Hatch. You won’t find any big cities here though!
Zion is busier by far, seeing more than three times as many visitors as Bryce Canyon. Around 5 million people visit Zion annually, compared to 1.5 million who visit Bryce Canyon.
Because it sits at a higher elevation, Bryce Canyon tends to be about 10 to 20 degrees colder than Zion. If you’re visiting both parks, layers are a good idea!
To fully experience each park, you’ll likely want to budget 2-3 days in each. You can also get away with a full day per park if you don’t plan on doing a ton of hiking.
While you don’t need a reservation to enter either Bryce Canyon or Zion, parking in Zion is extremely limited, so you should plan to get there early for easy access to the shuttle.
Layers are a good idea for both parks, as desert temperatures fluctuate quite a bit between morning and afternoon. You should also be sure to bring sunscreen, good shoes, and plenty of water.
Late spring and early fall are among the best times to visit Zion and Bryce Canyon. Temperatures are cooler, crowds are thinner, and there’s still plenty of daylight to enjoy the parks.
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
The tour works offline, so you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we suggest you download the tour on WiFi at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc., before heading out for a completely immersive experience.
Not an Entry Ticket
This is not an entry ticket. Please visit https://www.recreation.gov/ for more info on entry/admission tickets.
Not a Car Rental
We do not provide car rental services. You must arrange for a car yourself. Our self-guided driving audio tours will work in any car via an aux cable or Bluetooth.
How many tours should I buy?
Since this is a driving tour, we suggest you buy one tour per car for the best experience.
What do we do?
Simply put, Action Tour Guide is an audio guide, map, and tour book – all in one app! We are a GPS-enabled app-based tour that narrates information based on your location right on your phone. You can experience our driving and walking tours at your own pace and literally at any time of the day!
Tour Start Addresses
Bryce Starting Point (from Bryce Canyon Country Circle): 139 UT-12, Bryce, UT 84764, USA
Zion Starting Point: Springdale Visitor Center
Zion East Entrance: East Entrance Ranger Station