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Bryce Canyon National Park GyPSy Guide Audio Driving Tour App

ZION & BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARKS

Narrated Driving Tour Apps

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Just Like Having A Tour Guide In Your Car™

GyPSy Guide provides a professional tour guide commentary along scenic drives.  Our tours highlight the very best of the region with entertaining stories about history, geology, legends and local advice, so all you have to do is drive, listen and soak in the scenery.

Plays automatically

Stories, local tips and directions as you drive, so you don’t miss a thing.

Great Value

All the benefits of a guided tour, the freedom to drive yourself.

Works Offline

Download over wifi, tour offline.  No data, cellular or wifi required.

ZION & BRYCE NATIONAL PARK TOURS

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Highlights

  • Gaze upwards at Zion Canyon’s steep red cliffs
  • Marvel at the glory of Bryce Amphitheatre
  • Trek bucket list trails
  • Scan the luminous night sky for the Milky Way

About this Tour

  • Start at La Verkin, Widtsoe, Henrieville or Panguitch
  • 195+ Audio Points
  • Recommend 1+ Day

ZION & BRYCE NATIONAL PARK ROUTE MAP

What to Expect

Zion National Park

The scenic drive will take you along towering sheer cliffs of red rock and twisting canyons cut by the Virgin River.  But in amongst this stark landscape you’ll find surprising grottos of lush ferns, waterfalls and Emerald Pools.

For many, the bucket list hikes are the main draw and you’ll find many, from family friendly Riverside Walk, to the classic slot canyon adventure The Narrows to the strenuous and vertigo inducing Angels Landing. To enjoy these hikes safely, plan ahead and be prepared.  Lots of water, snacks, check trail conditions and monitor changing weather conditions.

Looking for a place to escape the crowds?   Perhaps the short drive to the ghost town of Grafton, a historic Mormon settlement with a small group of ageing wooden buildings and well preserved cemetery will peak your interest.  It certainly inspired the moviemakers of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to use it as one of the filming locations.

You can drive much more directly to Bryce Canyon National Park thanks to the construction of the Zion-Mt Carmel Highway (RT 9 connector) in 1930.  It’s a highly scenic stretch of road with it’s switchbacks and sweeping views back to Zion’s towering cliffs. It’s most impressive features however are the 2 tunnels, the longest being 1.1 miles.  Gallery “windows” were created inside the tunnel to provide peakaboo views through to the stunning landscape.

The commentary continues for the entire 1.5hr drive that connects the 2 parks, along Highways 12 & 89.

Bryce Canyon National Park

Whether you call them hoodoos, goblins or fairy chimneys, you’ll be amazed at the sheer number of these formations in Bryce Canyon National Park.  As you scan the amphitheatre suddenly you’ll start seeing shapes, faces and figures come to life in the rocks.

Each stop along the drive highlights a different view.  Will your favourite be Sunrise, Sunset or Inspiration Point?  Or maybe it’ll be at the furtherest point along the 18mile drive at Yovimpa Point, which is one of the best spots to see the Grand Staircase coloured steps on show.

Get a closer glimpse by hiking one of the many trails that descend into the canyon.  Queen’s Garden and Navajo Loop are two of the most popular.

Return at night and cast your gaze upwards.  Without the light pollution we experience in cities the dark skies open up and the Milky Way and up to 7500 stars are visable in the sky.

What You’ll See

Some of the highlights along the route include;

La Verkin Overlook

Temple of Sinawava

Checkerboard Mesa

Inspiration Point

Grafton Ghost Town

Emerald Pools

Zion Mt Carmel Tunnel

Sunrise & Sunset Points

Zion Human History Museum*

Weeping Wall

Rainbow & Yovimpa Points

Red Rock Canyon

Great Arch Zion Overlook

Big Bend

Fairyland Point

Prepare for the Tour

Good to Know Before You Go

    • When the shuttle is running (~Mar – Sept) no private vehicles are allowed on the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. The only access is by free shuttle bus, which has 9 stops along the drive.  Take your ear buds to keep enjoying the tour on the shuttle.  We also recommend using the shuttles to access the most popular viewpoints at Bryce Canyon, then returning to drive the remainder of the 18mile drive along the canyon in your own vehicle.
    • As there are limited facilities inside the Park, we recommend pack food & drinks for the day.
    • Parking at the Visitor Centre will often fill up before 10am or earlier.
    • Check on current trail & weather conditions before your hike, and remain conscious of changing weather.

Where the Tour Starts

    • The tour officially starts from Zion National Park at La Verkin, or at Panguitch, Widtsoe, or Henrieville for Bryce Canyon.

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FAQ

What should I bring?

We always recommend taking a DC style (cigarette) charger with you.  Plugging directly into the vehicle’s USB port is not recommended.

Free Trail and Shuttle Bus Map from Park.

Earbuds, so you can continue to enjoy the tour on the shuttle buses.

Fill up your gas tank and bring snacks, lunch and plenty of water.  Dining choices inside the Parks are limited.

Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses.  Dress for the weather, but conditions change quickly so its recommended to bring a warm and waterproof layer.  Always good to keep a flashlight or headlamp in your daypack supplies.

Don’t forget your camera, binoculars & smile.

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A great tool for visitors, encouraging them to learn more, explore further and return.