Zion National Park, situated in southwestern Utah, emotes total drama. Defined by awe-inspiring rock formations named for their biblical proportions, Utah’s Canyonlands boast incredible opportunities for outdoor adventure–especially for those who love to recreate up close and personally. Once inhabited by the ancestral Puebloan and Parowan Fremont people until around 1300 C.E., followed by the Southern Paiute, whose presence continues to resonate in this area–Zion National Park serves as a living repository of thousands of years of human history (and millions of years of natural history) in the American Southwest.
There’s no better vantage point than from the saddle of a bike, guided by a local expert from DuVine, to truly absorb how epic this terrain is. Journey deep into the brick-colored hoodoos of Bryce Canyon and the meandering banks of Zion’s Virgin River, encountering natural formations like the cross-hatched Checkerboard Mesa and the towering Navajo Sandstone—just two formations defining the region’s otherworldly natural character.
Simple Southwestern fare, Utah scones with honey butter
Selections from robust wine lists and local micro-brews