Your wish list is empty

United States

Southern Utah Raid

6th - 12th May 2018

A journey through the unforgettable vistas of the American Southwest.

Utah is all about majestic vistas and wide open spaces: its unique, prehistoric landscapes are one of the places in which the size and freedom of the United States are most profoundly expressed. This Raid will take you through high deserts, deep valleys and green hills, into the remote and vast national parks of Bryce Canyon and Zion, where you will test your legs surrounded by some of the most stunning geology in the world. Each night, you will rest in mountaintop lodges and luxury hotels, where good food and hospitality await.

Single occupancy — £3,400 per person
Double occupancy — £2,950 per person

Request a call back

Please only pay the balance when prompted.

Who is it for?

Reconnect with your love for the bike and exploration. Raids are designed for independent riders with a thirst for going off the beaten track, and exploring lesser-known but nonetheless spectacular destinations and roads. You’ll still have access to a Rapha guide, full mechanical and logistical support, but the emphasis is on self-sufficiency, creating an adventure through wild and unspoilt landscapes. Each night we’ll greet you with hearty food and charming, rustic accommodation, to prepare you for another day’s exploring. It is cycling taken back to the essentials: a bike, a fantastic route to ride, and the self-imposed challenges that brings.

How Hard is it?

Because of the emphasis on challenging terrain and self-sufficiency, Raids suit the more confident, athletic rider, or groups of friends who may already have done a multi-day trip and want to challenge themselves further.

*Please note that all routes are subject to change depending on local conditions.

All Raids include

  • Some meals included
  • On-road food

Double occupancy as standard

All trips include

  • Expert planning and guide support from guides and vehicles
  • Pre-trip discounts on Rapha apparel
  • Unique routes
  • Top-level mechanics

Flights, bike hire and travel insurance are not included

Day Distance Climbing
Day 0, Arrival Day
Day 1 St. George – Springdale 127 KM 2042 M
Day 2 Springdale – Bryce 160 KM 2325 M
Day 3 Bryce – Boulder 153 KM 1731 M
Day 4 Boulder – Boulder 115 KM 2074 M
Day 5 Tropic – Brian Head 120 KM 2340 M
Day 6 Brian Head – St. George
Day 7, Departure Day St. George

See full itinerary

Day 0, Arrival Day

We suggest you to fly a day early to Las Vegas and self transfer to the Hilton Garden Inn, St George where the group will meet the following morning to start the trip. This night's accommodation is not included in your itinerary.

Day 1

St. George – Springdale

The Southern Utah Randonnée begins and ends in St. George, less than a two-hour drive from Las Vegas. Our first day of riding takes us to the gateway of Zion from the South, following our exploration of the little gem, Snow Canyon.


127 KM


2042 M


La Quinta Inn & Suites

Day 2

Springdale – Bryce

Originally a settlement for Mormon farmers, Springdale is our jumping off point into Zion National Park, and has been listed as one of Forbes Traveler’s 20 Prettiest Towns. From Zion into Bryce Canyon, we’ll ride through some of the most famous vistas in the American Southwest.


160 KM


2325 M


Best Western Plus Bryce Canyon Grand Hotel

Day 3

Bryce – Boulder

Today brings a major highlight of the trip. The Grand Staircase–Escalante is a renowned national monument known as one of the most beautiful and geologically unique places on the American continent. A fascinating day’s ride with a steep climb to our luxurious hotel, the Boulder Mountain Lodge, where we will stay for two nights.


153 KM


1731 M


Boulder Mountain Lodge

Day 4

Boulder – Boulder

Today presents a choice of routes: the first takes riders on the long climb up Boulder Mountain, into high desert country with commanding views of deep valleys and green hills. The second keeps to the rocky lowlands along the rugged, rolling Burr Trail Road. Another night staying at the Boulder Mountain Lodge, with its fine cuisine, awaits.


115 KM


2074 M


Boulder Mountain Lodge

Day 5

Tropic – Brian Head

A quick transfer takes us to Tropic, where we’ll climb and descend before taking in the longest climb of the trip – approximately 1,400m over 50km – to Brian Head. The views and wildlife of Dixie National Forest and Panguitch Lake will also take your breath away.


120 KM


2340 M


Cedar Breaks Lodge by Diamond Resorts

Day 6

Brian Head – St. George

Our trip comes to a crescendo with a ride back to St. George – packed with perfect roads, challenging terrain, interesting history and views that convey the sheer magnitude the region. Rugged landscapes stretch out from these roads in every direction with no hint of civilization as far as the eye can see.


Hilton Garden Inn St George

Day 7, Departure Day

St. George

Self transfer back to Las Vegas Airport.

Request a call back

Please only pay the balance when prompted.

Customer Testimonials

Hotels were all fantastic, great variety of places, all of which were comfortable.

— Raid Utah, 2016


Can I rent a bike?

We have a fleet of top-specification hire bikes available for rent on our European departures. They cost £50 per day. We ask that guests requiring a bike tell us as far as is possible in advance, so we can guarantee the right size is available, and also to send us your fit measurements, so our mechanics can set up the bike for you ready for the start of your trip. If you’re renting a bike you need to remember to bring your helmet, pedals and saddle to your trip start.

Am I strong enough for the trip?

All our trips are physically demanding, but some are harder than others. Raids are among the toughest with roads and terrain off the beaten track and Retreats are among the most relaxing. Our guides and mechanics will support every rider to go beyond their usual level of riding. Each individual trip is rated for difficulty.

See all FAQ

Contact Us



Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)



Telephone: 877.907.2742

Hours: 8.30am-5.30pm (PDT)

Asia Pacific


Telephone: +44 (0) 207 482 9175

Hours: 9.30am-6.00pm (BST)