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Bryce and Zion, Utah, Photography Tour



 October: This photography tour is not currently in the schedule, but can be added by request

  5 nights/6 inclusive days  |  Maximum of 8 participants, and a minimum of 4 participants

  $2,515 USD per person  |  Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip

  The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here

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  Arrival and departure airport: St. George, Utah [SGU]
  Arrival window: For a variety of travel related reasons, arriving one day early is recommended
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This photo tour will run with one or more participants. Please note that our group limit is not a requirement!  8 places are available at this time
  Updated: Monday the 24th of June, 2024

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Photography Tour Overview:
Zion is towering peaks, and Virgin River, while Bryce Canyon is between a rock and a soft place in that the multiple spire formations in the Bryce amphitheater are a result of rock that falls between sand and sandstone in composition. Join us in these colorful Utah hideaways in autumn for five days of photography along easy trails, and at selected viewpoints based upon time of day, and angle of light. This Utah photography tour also includes Red Canyon and Zion's Kolob Canyon et cetera. As with all of our photography tours, early and late shooting is scheduled for each day.


Our itinerary . . .
But first things first! We suggest that you set your camera's clock to the local time, as your images will then synchronize with the times in our included photo tour field notes.

Days 1 + 2  |  St. George to Bryce Canyon National Park
We'll depart north mid-morning for Kolob Canyon, where the Finger Canyons will be side-lit and consequently will polarize beautifully as we shoot from several vantage points. We'll take our included orientation lunch in Cedar City then head for Bryce via a lava landscape, aspen groves, and more as we go east via Cedar Canyon. Red Canyon is on the approach to Bryce, and is very photogenic. We'll check-in to our hotel, and be on the Bryce Canyon rim at sunset for side-lighting on the colorful pinnacles.
At dawn on day 3 we'll be back on the Bryce Canyon at a new viewpoint, then following breakfast we'll venture into the canyon for slow ambles among the pinnacles for many, many absorbing and abstract images. We'll take some free time today, then as sunset nears we'll be on the canyon rim for the late light. You'll also have the opportunity to point your lenses at Mule Deer while at Bryce.
Bryce, 2 nights

Days 3, 4 + 5  |  Zion National Park and a ghost town
Sunrise one last time on the Bryce Canyon rim, then off in the direction of Zion National Park. We'll shoot in Red Canyon once more, then on south for photography on Zion Park Boulevard including; Checkerboard Mesa; 'swirling rock' patterns; colorful maple leaves, and hopefully the Big Horn Sheep herd. On to Springdale for hotel check-in and a short break, then on out for the classic Virgin River and mountain composition at sunset.
On day 4, first light on peaks such as Towers of the Virgin, East and West temples, plus Bridge Mountain and more before returning to Springdale for breakfast. We'll then spend much of the day in the Zion canyon utilizing the shuttle service along the Floor Of The Valley Road to access the Court of the Patriarchs, the Virgin River, the Temple of Sinawava, lower Emerald Pool, Weeping Rock, and much, much more. There are several easy walks, and others that go to 'great heights' should you wish to break off from the group for a while.
On day 5 we'll head for a ghost town which was used in a major movie some years back, and also return to upper Zion to 'mop up' on this the last full day of the trip. The included dinner on the last night of our photography tour will feature an 'It's You!' presentation of clients in action on this tour by John.
Springdale, 3 nights

Day 6  |  Departure day
After early light photography and breakfast, you'll be at the St. George airport in good time for your flight. If at all possible, please arrange your departing flight for 12:30 pm onwards.

Photo Tour Photographer/Leader: John Baker, Travel Images Photography Tours
The preceding itinerary is a copyrighted work by John Baker Photographer LLC, and Travel Images Photography Tours



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Exertion level: This photography tour is classified as 'non strenuous' to 'moderately strenuous'

Bryce: The rim trails are almost level, but ascending into the canyon will entail a sharp return ascent back to the canyon rim

Zion: We take specific easy trails that ascend short heights, and others that ascend steeply for those that wish to go further [strenuous]. There are also plenty of canyon floor-based images for those less athletic

In every other respect this photography tour is considered non-strenuous to mildly strenuous


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Photography Tour Cost, Deposit, Cancellation Policy and Enrollment Guidance

Trip Cost: $2,515 USD per person not including airfare. A 5% discount is applied to all double occupancies. A single room supplement is required for single occupancy

Single Supplement: 14% of the base cost of the trip


The deposit for this photography tour is $400. Make a deposit, or pay your tour balance here


Cancellation policy: Go here

Enrollment guidance: Go here


Included in the Trip Cost: The following items are included in the trip cost . . .

  • Photography instruction throughout the trip by John

  • All accommodations with private facilities [en-suite]

  • All breakfasts

  • Lunch on day one of the trip

  • Dinner on the last night of the trip

  • On-vehicle snacks and bottled water

  • All ground transportation

  • Airport pick-up on day 1, and drop-off on departure day. Arrival prior to day 1 is not included

  • Entrance fees for sites and activities listed below under ‘Admissions Included’

  • Following the trip you'll receive detailed field notes describing the time, place and subject of each photo stop, plus image uploads to a private web page of clients 'in action' on the trip

Not Included in the Trip Cost: The costs for these items are the responsibility of each participant . . .

  • Airfare

  • Travel costs between your home and the gateway airport and return

  • Any transportation or travel costs incurred prior to or after the tour’s inclusive dates

  • Pre-tour and/or post-tour accommodation

  • Lunches and dinners except for lunch on day one of the trip, and dinner on the last night of the trip

  • Alcoholic beverages

  • Entrance fees or costs related to optional sites or activities not included in the itinerary

  • Baggage fees

  • Medical expenses

  • Personal items such as the hotel mini-bar, laundry et cetera

  • Incidental charges incurred at our accommodations such as movie rentals, internet and phone

  • Travel insurance

  • Passport or visa expenses

  • Airport departure taxes, if applicable

Admissions Included in the Trip Cost:

  • Admission to Bryce and Zion National Parks is included in our Commercial Organization, Commercial Tour Fees, and/or a Commercial Use Authorization [CUA] permit

  • All other possible rides, admissions or excursions are optional and not included


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