Zion National Park, Utah: Fall Color Field Trip

Zion National Park boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Southwest and it’s a paradise for photographers! There is so much variety in this relatively small park, especially when you add in this time of year. Experience the towering walls of The Narrows, peer over gigantic vistas, feel the spray of waterfalls, gasp at brilliant fall color, or enjoy intimate forest scenes. There are also many opportunities to photograph wildlife like bighorn sheep, mule deer, turkeys, condors, etc. Please Contact Us with any questions or concerns.

Optional 2 Day Bryce Add-On

Bryce Canyon National Park is an incredible destination to photograph. Large, colorful hoodoos and crumbling sandstone walls are densely packed throughout the canyon. Viewpoints from the rim afford gigantic views into the valley below. Hiking down into the hoodoos offers a fresh perspective and opens the palette of photographic possibility. Although Bryce Canyon is phenomenal year-round, the colder months are incredible as the park is less busy and the landscape is often dotted with snow.

2018 Trip Length: 5 Days (8 Days with Add-On *optional)

October 11 – 18, 2018 Itinerary Outlines:

October 11th – Part 1, Group Arrival Day & Complimentary Welcome Dinner (YAY!)
October 12th – 13th Exploring and Photographing Zion National Park
October 14th – Complimentary Group Breakfast, Lightroom and Photoshop Training, and Printing workshop begins
October 15th – Trip Summary, Q&A, Group Departure Day for anyone leaving us (BOO!)

October 15th – Part 2, Depart for Bryce Canyon, possible Sunset shoot (Hurray!)
October 16th – 17th Exploring and Photographing Bryce Canyon National Park
October 18th – Trip Summary, Q&A, Group Departure Day (WHAAAAAAA!)

Location: Zion and/or Bryce National Park

Zion: The Great West Canyon aka: “The Subway”, The Narrows, Canyon Junction, Upper East Canyon and more. Upper and Lower Bryce Canyon.

Group Size

Small group experience (max 8)

Accommodation: Included

A beautiful, spacious private residence with all the comforts of home will play host for this event.

Transportation: Included

A 12 passenger Van for Transportation during the Field Trip will be provided. We will arrange to pick up and drop off to and from the airport so no need to rent a car. You just need to get to Zion, for more specific details please contact us.

Welcome Dinner: Included

A Welcome Dinner on arrival day and Breakfast on Post Processing day will be provided during the trip. For all other meals we will be close to Springdale, we can always return there for lunch or a break. Participants should bring their own food/snacks while we are in the field. We will provide water for the group.

Post Processing: Included

Lightoom and Photoshop mentoring scheduled during the Zion portion of this Field Trip only. Bryce is 2 days of Photography Instruction only.

Physical Rating: Average

Most hikes are moderate and flat however some trails are long. Crossing streams and water as well so please be sure to have comfortable, waterproof walking or hiking shoes.

3 Spots Available

A single $500 USD deposit required to reserve your spot for any of the 3 options

Option 1: Zion Fall Color, Trip Price: $2,200 USD

Option 2: Bryce National Park, Trip Price: $950 USD

Option 3: Zion and Bryce, Trip Price: $2995 USD

Please see our Payment and Refund Policy for more detailed information.

Trip # 2, October 3-10, 2018

Our first Zion trip for October of 2018 Sold Out before we had a chance to announce it officially. If you are interested in joining Photonerds in Zion of 2018 we have a Waiting List forming now. All the details for the October 11-18 trip is exactly the same.

We only need 8 people to make this a reality.

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Cancellation Policy

Your deposit is a firm commitment, and will be subject to a cancellation fee, which is why we recommend Trip Insurance. Please refer to the Payments and Refunds Policy section to read the full details of our policies.


While these descriptions represent the field trip’s planned itinerary, we reserve the right to revise it without notice as we see fit. Details on this page are also subject to change without notice. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants are expected to be in fair health and be capable of spending the days walking around the various areas while carrying their own equipment.