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Bryce Canyon National Park: Self-Guided Driving Tour

1. Bryce Canyon National Park: Self-Guided Driving Tour

Embark on an adventure through Bryce Canyon National Park on a narrated self-guided driving tour in Bryce, Utah. Witness breathtaking vistas, gravity-defying hoodoos, and much more. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Watch animated videos along the way that show you what you can't see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Purchase one tour per car, not per person. Everyone listens together! Then, start with a stop at Fairyland Point, an overlook offering a first glimpse at the kind of beauty that’s in store at Bryce. As you drive, hear how Bryce got its name and learn all about the Paiute Tribe who lived here long before anyone else. Pause at Sunrise Point and see the hoodoos that the Paiute believed were the remains of ancient giants. Next, visit Sunset Point, sister to Sunrise Point, which also offers one-of-a-kind views. Come sunset, photographers from all around the world gather here to capture the breathtaking final rays of fiery sunlight. Continue toward Inspiration Point, another iconic vista. Uncover how this landscape formed. Then, turn back the clock and recount the story of the first Mormon pioneers who arrived here and declared this place their new home. After that, visit Swamp Canyon Overlook, which hides stunning views behind its modest name. Hear the Paiute tale of how people first came into the world and get the facts about the connection Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have with this park. Next, drive through the earth’s oldest trees and learn about the curse which supposedly befalls anyone who dares study these trees too closely. 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, hear a mythical tale of malevolent water spirits which the Paiute once believed occupied these rivers. Heading to Rainbow Point, get filled in on all the wildlife you can see here. Then, learn what to do in Bryce after the sun goes down. Conclude your trip with the rare opportunity to see the sky without light pollution. Experience a view so clear you can see the Milky Way galaxy stretching out across the sky. Along the route, enjoy a bunch of additional optional stops and hikes.

Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

2. Utah: Grand Staircase-Escalante Self-Guided Driving Tour

Explore the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on a self-guided tour. Follow the app's directions and learn about the area's history, geology, flora, fauna, and tribal legends. Download the app and start your adventure into the stunning Utah landscape near the Red Canyon Visitor Center, perched high up on the rocky cliffs of Flaming Gorge. Admire the views of the vast Red Canyon, carved by the Green River many eons ago. Next, pass by Bryce Canyon National Park and get a crash course in geology. Then, reach the staircase itself, and get an insight into the ancient Fremont, Puebloans, and the Paiute who once called this land home. Leap back in time another 75 million years and learn why the staircase is so rich in dinosaur fossils. Drive to the next stop at the breathtaking Powell Point vista, where you can see the land unfurl for miles and miles in front of you. Continue into the Escalante Petrified Forest, another geological time machine, before heading to Spooky Gulch, a particularly narrow and winding crevasse that is ideal for hiking. Then, make your way to Upper Calf Creek Falls before following the famous Hogback, a dramatic, winding roadway with stunning views off to both sides. Sail through the tiny town of Boulder to Dixie National Forest. Take in the unique Heritage Overlook and Homestead Overlook. Marvel at the panoramic views of the whole landscape of Dixie Forest and the Grand Staircase. End your tour at Capitol Reef, where you will learn about wildfires.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Full-Day Audio Driving Tour

3. Bryce Canyon National Park: Full-Day Audio Driving Tour

Welcome to the Bryce Canyon National Park, one of the most breathtaking natural wonders in the United States! As you explore the park using our GPS audio tour app, let me take you on a journey through the incredible landscape that surrounds you. Bryce Canyon is located in southern Utah and is famous for its unique geological formations known as hoodoos. These hoodoos are tall, thin spires of rock that protrude from the canyon floor, creating a spectacular maze of orange and pink rock formations. As you travel along the park's scenic drives, our audio tour will guide you through the park's various viewpoints and trails. At each stop, you'll hear fascinating information about the geological history of the area, as well as stories about the native plants and animals that call this canyon home. Some of the highlights of the tour include Bryce Amphitheater, a natural bowl-shaped area that is home to some of the park's largest and most impressive hoodoos. You'll also visit Inspiration Point, a stunning overlook that offers panoramic views of the entire park. One of the most popular hikes in the park is the Navajo Loop Trail, which takes you down into the heart of the hoodoos and offers breathtaking views at every turn. Another popular hike is the Queens Garden Trail, which winds through a forest of hoodoos and offers stunning vistas of the surrounding canyons. Things you'll experience on the tour: • Scenic viewpoints that offer breathtaking vistas of the iconic hoodoos. • Take a leisurely drive along the Bryce Canyon Scenic Drive. • Keep an eye out for the park's diverse wildlife, including mule deer, elk, foxes, and a variety of bird species. • Take a break from exploring and enjoy a picnic surrounded by the park's stunning scenery. • See most of Bryce Canyon at 9,100 feet above sea level. • Trail that will take you through a forest of Bristlecone Pine trees. • Glimpse of the famous Thor’s Hammer and iron oxide that gives the hoodoos their vibrant color. Throughout the tour, our audio guide will provide you with interesting facts and trivia about the park's geology, wildlife, and history. So sit back, relax, and let our GPS audio tour app take you on an unforgettable journey through Bryce Canyon National Park!

Utah: The Grand Circle Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

4. Utah: The Grand Circle Self-Guided Driving Tour Bundle

Start any of your tours by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. This bundle includes tours of all these locations: • Arches • Canyonlands • Capitol Reef • Bryce • Zion • Grand Staircase-Escalante • Horseshoe Bend & Page • Grand Canyon • Monument Valley Explore gravity-defying formations in Arches, where the laws of physics don’t seem to apply. Learn how these bizarre landmarks formed, what significance they held for the tribes who lived here long ago, and much more. Discover beautiful Canyonlands, where countless canyons criss-cross a landscape of stunning red desert. Take in breathtaking vistas, catch a truly unforgettable sunset, and learn about the mysterious curse which supposedly afflicts anyone who defaces the canyon walls. Find what remains of an old pioneer town in Capitol Reef, a land of dramatic contrasts. Explore harsh desert and lush orchards, historic structures and apparent wasteland, and so much more in a park like no other. Unearth the legends behind the towering hoodoos which dominate Bryce Canyon. Find out how these strange formations came to be and get to know the tribes who once lived in their long shadows. And don’t forget to linger at the many incredible vistas while you’re here! Walk in the shadow of immense rocky cliffs on your visit to Zion. Experience this lush oasis, draped in greenery and dominated by breathtaking rock formations. Try your hand at the world-famous trail The Narrows. And find out why the Mormons thought this place might just be heaven on Earth. Glimpse the hidden secrets of Grand Staircase-Escalante, home to sweeping views, secluded waterfalls, and even a petrified forest! As you drive, you’ll also learn about the dinosaur fossils which have been found here over the years. Witness the unique site where the mighty Colorado River was tamed by the landscape at Horseshoe Bend. This sharp U-turn in the river is Instagram-famous for a reason, offering dramatic canyon views and an up-close look at the river from 1,000 feet up. Plus, get a bonus tour through the tiny town of Page, which hides plenty of additional scenery. Stand at the precipice of one of the natural wonders of the world with your tour of the Grand Canyon. Stroll along the canyon rim, hike breathtaking trails, and discover how such a dramatic landscape formed in the first place. Experience the quintessential American West landscape at Monument Valley. Cruise among the valley’s towering mesas and hear about its Hollywood history. You’ll also get familiar with the Navajo people who still control this land and discover its significance to their tribe. Put simply: The Grand Circle is a road trip you’ll never forget!

Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce & Zion Self-Guided Audio Tour

5. Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce & Zion Self-Guided Audio Tour

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the heart of the American Southwest with our comprehensive self-guided driving tour bundle. This tour covers four of the most iconic national parks: Arches, Canyonlands, Bryce, and Zion. Start your adventure at Arches National Park. Behold the towering Three Penguins formation, unravel the geological secrets of the Moab Fault, and stand awe-struck in front of the imposing Courthouse Towers and Sheep Rock. Delve deeper into the park to admire the famous Balanced Rock and Double Arch, and prepare to be enchanted by the unrivaled beauty of the Delicate Arch. Along the way, you'll learn about the native Ute and Paiute tribes, their mythologies, and their struggles against Spanish invaders and Mormon settlers. Next, journey into the rugged wilderness of Canyonlands, Utah's largest national park. Traverse through the Island in the Sky, a flat mesa with panoramic views, hike the breathtaking trails of the Needles, and visit the remote areas of the Maze. Witness the merging of the Green and Colorado rivers, a sight that showcases the park's dynamic ecosystems. Then, drive through the ethereal landscapes of Bryce Canyon. The amphitheater of red, orange, and white hoodoos here is a sight to behold. You'll also learn about the Paiute Native American myths associated with this striking landscape. Finally, head to Zion National Park, a dramatic landscape of cliff and canyon. Hike up to the Angels Landing for an unparalleled view of the park, or trek through the Narrows, one of the most popular areas in the park. This tour allows you to discover these magnificent landscapes at your own pace, with the flexibility to stop, explore, and soak up the beauty of these national treasures. Each park offers unique experiences, from the stark beauty of Utah's desert to the ethereal vistas of Bryce's hoodoos. Please note this is not an entrance ticket. Check each park's opening hours and current pandemic rules before your visit. Enjoy this ultimate exploration of nature's grandeur, all from the comfort of your own vehicle!

Moab: Ultimate Utah Combo Self-Driving Audio Tour

6. Moab: Ultimate Utah Combo Self-Driving Audio Tour

From the canyons of Zion to the gravity-defying formations in Arches, witness Mother Nature at her most impressive on this self-guided driving tour starting in Moab, Utah. Enjoy animated videos to visualize parts of the tour. Simply hop in your car, get the app set up on your phone, and get started. Visit Arches National Park and discover hidden life within this harsh yet beautiful desert. Marvel at impossible rock formations and towering arches millions of years in the making and learn how it all came to be. Learn the history of the Ute and Paiute tribes who lived at Arches for thousands of years. Hear their legends of the trickster god who brought them to the desert and the portals through time that lie dormant. Find out how these tribes survived and what they left behind. See Zion National Park and hear why early Mormon pioneers thought it was heaven on earth. This tour works by car, bike, or shuttle, so you can see the park however you want to. At Zion, see natural wonders like the Temple of Sinawava and the Weeping Rock. Learn the park’s history, from its geologic formation to the first people who lived here. See emerald pools, staggering mountain peaks, and much more. Next, marvel at the towering hoodoos that dot Bryce Canyon. Dive into the history and legends of the Native tribes who lived here, including the harrowing tale of a race of giants who were turned to stone and became the hoodoo formations we see today. Visit groves of Earth’s oldest trees and hear the spooky story of the supposed curse which afflicts anyone who chooses to study these ancient, gnarled plants too closely. Stop at the spot where Forrest Gump ended his famous run at Monument Valley. Then, head into the valley itself to get up close and personal with jaw-dropping mesas, buttes, and spires. Get the inside scoop on how Hollywood turned Monument Valley into the quintessential image of the American West. Learn about the mysterious Anasazi who vanished from this land centuries ago and the Navajo who still call the valley home. Then, unearth hidden secrets at the Grand Staircase. Hidden within this towering staircase are clues to the land’s long history. Learn about the dinosaur fossils people have found here, including a T-Rex skeleton. Before concluding your tour, explore a petrified forest, sparkling waterfalls, and sweeping vistas. Plus, hear the legends and tales of the tribes who once lived at Grand Staircase.

Las Vegas: 3-Day Self-Drive Grand Canyon & Monument Valley

7. Las Vegas: 3-Day Self-Drive Grand Canyon & Monument Valley

Enjoy a full itinerary mapped out just for you with this self-driving road trip across the vast lands of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona. From Vegas, drive to see the natural wonders of Zion, Monument Valley Tribal Park, the Grand Canyon, and more at your own pace with friends and family. From Navajo guided jeep tours to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure. Day 1: Zion National Park and Bryce National Parks Your tour departs at 7:15 AM on day 1. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Zion National Park offers enchanting walks & hikes for every fitness level. Stroll around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can enjoy an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion, head to Bryce Canyon, A giant natural amphitheater created by erosion along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau, Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views for park visitors. Bryce Canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world. Sleep under the stars or cozy up inside overnight in a lodging depending on option chosen. Day 2: Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, and Monument Valley Headed past Lake Powell with an optional visit to Antelope Canyon, wind your way through more of USA Southwest’s spectacular scenery to one of the most iconic locations on the planet. The backdrop for many famous western movies and home to the Navajo Indians you are in for a real treat today. Hop onboard a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an included Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Camp right along the rim and get ready to gaze up at the amazing starry skies, bag your front-row seat to a magnificent sunrise. Day 3: The Grand Canyon National Park South rim After a brief visit to a traditional Navajo trading post, follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Stroll along the rim, take a hike into one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one of the rim cafés and admire the magnificent view before heading back to the bright city lights of Las Vegas at approximately 9:00 PM-10:00 PM.

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What people are saying about Bryce

What an ideal way to explore the area for little money. We chose Bryce National Park. We have now been able to see and learn everything that would never have been possible without this tour, unless we opted for a guided tour through the park. Now we were independent of others and we could choose how long we stayed in each place. Bryce park is breathtaking and especially the suggested trails have been worth the effort. The voice is clear and pleasant to listen to. It was also nice that we did not need a mobile connection and that we could use the app perfectly offline. We are from the Netherlands so that could have been expensive. We saw everything for only 10 euros as a family of 4. The tour itself could be done in 60-90 minutes, but it took us 5 hours. Super!! Thank you for this. Greetings from family Timisela-Eroglu

It was a little confusing at first. The messages don't go in order and we thought a few had been skipped, so we manually played them. We hadn't realized that there are also messages for the drive out, so we ended up hearing those twice. One of the messages was really choppy and we missed half of what was said. I don't know if it wad the reception, or just that message. But it was really informative. I've been to the park a few times, but I got more out of my visit this time because of the program.

Really recommended for the money. You can see all the highlights and get tips for hikes. Really great. The only thing that was noticed negatively is that there is nowhere the number of miles or kilometers for the hikes. However, that is very important. Should you still do it. Otherwise great.

We had fun, learned a little about the area and it’s history and saw some wildlife. Great guide.

Enjoyed the history of the area and helped us enjoy the park.