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Zion Canyon: Our most recommended tours and activities

East Zion: Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

1. East Zion: Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

This tour begins with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, which is privately accessed only and far from any paved roads. Once at the canyon's mouth, the hike begins. The red canyon walls stretch over 100-feet high on either side, with a gap of only 6-10 feet between the walls to hike through. Led by a guide and local expert, the tour continues on foot through the canyon while learning about Native American history and geographical information. Large boulders frequent the route, requiring short climbs of 3-6 feet with the assistance of the guide. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, you’ll hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location.

East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

2. East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

Experience the sunset from atop a cliff in Eastern Zion on this guided off-road Jeep tour. Witness incredible sweeping views of Zion National Park's remote backcountry and stop at special viewpoints, free from crowds and interruptions.  Depart just before sunset. After a short drive on the highway, officially begin your off-road adventure. Enjoy the ride as your guide maneuvers the rugged trail, ending at a western-facing viewpoint just in time to watch the sun descend behind the cliffs of Zion. From this breathtaking location, see views of the West Temple, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and other major Zion landmarks. Take in the scenery and capture the experience with plenty of photos before hopping back on the Jeep again.  After another exciting Jeep ride and stop at a viewpoint, return to the starting point of the tour at Thunderbird Lodge.

From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike

3. From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike

Embark on the quintessential Zion adventure experience. Hike up the heart of Zion National Park, a narrow river canyon carved over millions of years by water, wind, and time. Every turn in the canyon yields something new from towering streaked walls, massive alcoves, waterfalls, hanging gardens, and plenty of flowing water. The Narrows hike winds along and through the Virgin River, requiring specialized equipment to navigate. Enjoy a worry-free adventure as the local partner monitors conditions continuously and will equip your group with all the necessary equipment to complete the hike. Also receive a packed lunch of sandwiches, cookies, and fruit to keep you energized during your activities.

Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Park Tour

4. Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Park Tour

Leave Las Vegas on this day trip to two of the most visually stunning places in the United States, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks. Take a journey through canyons and fantastical rock spire formations on this tour that includes bottled water and a granola bar. First experience the striking sandstone cliffs that tower above the valley floor of Zion National Park. Your journey will allow you to see highlights of Zion including a stop at the visitor center. Ascend up the mountain pass and through the mile-long tunnel. Make a stop at Checkerboard Mesa before continuing on to Bryce Canyon National Park. Next, see the incredible natural amphitheater of Bryce Canyon. Walk the rim in Bryce Canyon and enjoy stunning views of the unique hoodoos (thin rock spire) and landscape. Enjoy a hike into Bryce to walk among the hoodoos and admire this magical landscape. On your return to Las Vegas pass through the stunning scenery of Zion for another perspective of its beauty.

St. George: Sunset ATV Adventure near Zion National Park

5. St. George: Sunset ATV Adventure near Zion National Park

Witness the sunset as you've never seen before during a memorable ATV tour in the Sand Hollow State Park. Marvel at how, under the setting sun, the red rocks and desert come alive. Enjoy a spectacular experience that you won't want to miss. Your ATV adventure will take place in Sand Hollow State Park, where you will rise to an elevation of about 3,500 ft. with spectacular views of lakes and mountain ranges. Follow your expert guide through a box canyon that was once a hideout for outlaws, then ride over the sand dunes. Enjoy plenty of stops to capture a perfect photo and to take in the views of Red Rock formations during the colorful sunset.

Hurricane: Sunset UTV Tour with Zion National Park Views

6. Hurricane: Sunset UTV Tour with Zion National Park Views

Hit the trails on a UTV tour and see the unique sights and ecosystems of Zion National Park. Take a 2, 3 or 4-hour tour and discover the terrain and rock formations of the area on one of these rugged vehicles. Take a customizable tour of up to 25 destinations, all under the watchful eye of a professional guide. Finish the day with an awe-inspiring sunset over Zion National Park. These exhilarating tours are suitable for any skill level. Your professional guide will train you up on driving a UTV, and teach you how to best drive around the obstacles you encounter on the trails.

East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

7. East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

Saddle up and experience Zion National Park from a unique perspective. This is more than a typical trail ride and is great for both beginners and experienced riders. You will begin with a quick introduction and get acquainted with the horses. Learn their unique personalities as you prepare to spend the next two hours together. Your guide will demonstrate safe techniques for handling your horse. The ride begins by following a trail that winds up the side of Pine Knoll through the desert forest with an intense elevation increase. Eventually, the ride exits the forest and you'll get to see majestic sweeping views of Southern Utah and Zion National Park. At the summit, you'll pause to capture pictures that will help you remember this experience for years to come. Then, continue down the mountain, all the while learning about the area and wildlife while listening to western stories.

Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

8. Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

After checking in at your meeting location, listen to a safety briefing from your expert instructor and guide, get geared up, and prepare for your unforgettable canyoneering experience. Take a half-day canyoneering trip and enjoy a multi-sport activity where your group works together to hike, climb, squeeze, rappel across a variety of natural obstacles. Enjoy an adventure customizable to any skill level in an amazing natural setting.

East Zion: Brushy Cove Jeep Adventure

9. East Zion: Brushy Cove Jeep Adventure

Climb into a completely customized Jeep Wrangler and witness the spectacular landscapes of East Zion. The Jeep has open sides and is able to accommodate the entire family (up to 9 people). Your driver and guide will begin the tour on a smooth road for several miles. You will learn of the area's history and the general lay of the land as you drive past some of the smaller canyons that make up Zion National Park. After this short introduction, the trail begins. Hold on tight as the Jeep crawls over boulders and ascends narrow, steep switchbacks before pausing at a beautiful viewpoint. Views of the West Temple, Checkerboard Mesa, the Narrows, and other prominent Zion landmarks are visible from here. After snacks, water, and pictures, the tour continues with a steep descent down the mountain. Learn about the century-old Ponderosa Pine Trees that tower above the trail as the Jeep moves down the mountainside. Watch out for wildlife including Mule Deer, Wild Turkey, Elk. On some occasions, a Mountain Lion or Black Bear may even be spotted. Once you get back to the road, you will return to the meeting point.

3-day Tour of Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

10. 3-day Tour of Bryce, Zion and Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

This three-day tour includes highlights of the Grand Canyon and Antelope Canyon in Arizona and Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, and the town of Kanab in Utah.   Day 1: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon – Page Your tour begins traveling southeast through the Mojave Desert and the Navajo Indian reservation before you come to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, one of the "Seven Natural Wonders of the World." Tour the South Rim and learn how throughout the years the Colorado River has carved its way down to the sea and created a natural wonderland for geologists. After lunch, continue along the canyon stopping at some of the many Indian marketplaces to browse the hand-made arts and crafts. Overnight – Clarion Inn Page AZ Day 2: Las Vegas – Grand Canyon Start the day where “The water runs through the rocks” as per the local Navajo folklore. We tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water and sand; words are not enough to describe these formations created by Mother Nature. After our tour we depart this amazing area and head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world. The tour will take you to see amazing rock and sand sculptures honed to perfection over thousands of years of rain wind and sunshine. Experience the unique changing of the colors during the sunset from one of the viewpoints in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab, Kanab. Overnight - Days Inn Kanab On certain departures tour will continue to Cedar City for overnight. Overnight hotel Comfort Inn Cedar City.  Day 3: Zion Park – Las Vegas After breakfast, it's time to visit Zion National Park, which received its name from the Mormons that settled in the area. They gave it this name after claiming that visiting the park is like a religious experience. The majesty of the mountains and the silence of the wilderness make you feel like you have been transported to another place. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin River that winds through the park before leaving this amazing area for an evening arrival in Las Vegas.    

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What people are saying about Zion Canyon

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 646 reviews

Pasquale and National Parks Express are just great. A well-curated day trip made easy with enough rest and food stops, plenty of water, great tips and history about the landmarks, and conscientious animation from Pasquale, our guide. The two parks are simply amazing and I had a great time hiking and grounding myself in nature. Highly recommended!

Not exactly what we were expecting…it exceeded our expectations! Fun ride up to the canyon, very neat to climb through and up the canyon! Three guides with our entire group: John, John, and Megan. All three were fantastic! Would highly recommend!!

Me and my son had a great time. Pasquale who was the tour guide and driver was really awesome and made sure everyone was comfortable and happy and safe. Water and energy bar was provided other than making stops for more food and restroom breaks.

The whole tour and the tour guide / driver was exceptional. Well worth the time and money.

Had an amazing day made all the better with our tour guide driver Pasquali C