We have a 2 week itinerary planned for Grand Canyon, Bryce, and Zion National Parks. However, nothing can be confirmed until we obtain back country permits. It will likely be 3-4 weeks until we know our permit situation. We will be requesting permits for 5-6 people. This is the maximum small group size for the park.
Fly to Las Vegas or Phoenix; June 6th(evening) or 7th(morning); rent car(s)
Drive to Grand Canyon
Backpack South to North Rim (3 days; 21 miles)
Drive to Bryce
Basecamp 2-3 nights
Day hike Fairyland Loop
Day hike Peekaboo Canyon
Day hike Staircase Escalante
Drive to Zion
Backpack Lava Point to Emerald Pools (2 days; 14 miles)
Drive back to Vegas/Phoenix June 19th.
Flight location depends largely on cost. We'd like to fly into Vegas but right now Phoenix airfare is ~$200 cheaper. We will reevaluate after permits are obtained. Needless to say itinerary is subject to change...lol
In the Grand Canyon expect hi temps around 100 and low temps around 70. Hot days. We will hike early to avoid hiking during the hottest parts of the day.
Experienced backpackers who are not afraid of heights and can carry 4+L of water in hot conditions.