4 - 6 Hours
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!
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 kind of beauty that’s 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. Come sunset, photographers from all 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.
As of April 1st, 2022, all hikers heading to Angels Landing will need a permit. This permit can either be seasonal or through the day-before lottery system, which can be applied on recreation.gov. It costs $6 to apply for a permit. The fee covers an application for up to 6 people.
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, then 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 it does not matter which you choose.
The East segment is driving only, so there’s nothing to worry about!
Bryce Starting Point: Bryce Canyon National Park Visitor Center
Zion Starting Point: Springdale Visitor Center
Preview the Tour
Zion Stop 1 - Springdale Visitor Center
Zion Stop 3 - Canyon Junction & the Watchman
Bryce Stop 1 - Welcome
Bryce Stop 3 - Fairyland Point
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!
Changing travel date? No worries! All individual tours come with lifetime validity.
No Network Needed
The tour works offline which means you do not need your phone network to enjoy the tour. However, we do suggest you download the tour at your home, hotel, visitor center, etc before you head out for a completely immersive experience.
This is not an entry ticket. Please visit https://www.recreation.gov/ for more info on entry/admission tickets.
How many tours should I purchase?
Since this is a driving tour bundle, you only need to buy one per car.