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Zion National Park: Our most recommended tours and activities

East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

1. East Zion: Crimson 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 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.

East Zion: 1-Hour Stargazing Experience

3. East Zion: 1-Hour Stargazing Experience

Bundle up in warm blankets and enjoy a hot chocolate as you see the Utah Milky Way for the first time. Your knowledgeable guides will help you learn about constellations as you gaze at the crystal-clear night sky. Meet your guide and take a short 5 to 10-minute walk to the stargazing point. Cozy up as you're taught about the constellations and have the opportunity to see the stars through a powerful telescope. Look out for a shooting star. This 1-hour stargazing experience will leave you breathless and with a new perspective on the night sky.

Hurricane: Sunset UTV Tour with Zion National Park Views

4. 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.

Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour with Lunch

5. Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour with Lunch

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.

East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

6. 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.

From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike

7. From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike

Embark on the quintessential Zion adventure experience on this day trip from Springdale. Hike into the heart of Zion National Park and explore a narrow river canyon that has been carved over millions of years. Enjoy a delicious packed lunch. along the way.  Meet your guide at the Zion Guide Hub and begin your journey into the wilderness. Every turn in the canyon yields something new from towering streaked walls, massive alcoves, waterfalls, hanging gardens, and plenty of flowing water. Wind along and through the Virgin River which requires specialized equipment to navigate. Use high-quality gear like waterproof footwear, neoprene socks, and hiking poles to make your trip safe and relaxing.  Keep your energy up with a stop for a sandwich, cookies, and fruits. Venture out on a worry-free trip as the local partner monitors conditions continuously. Return to your starting point at the end of your tour. 

Zion National Park: 10- or 20-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

8. Zion National Park: 10- or 20-Minute Scenic Helicopter Tour

Choose between a 10- or 20-minute helicopter flight and enjoy the scenic views of the beautiful canyon country of southwestern Utah. This is a great way to see southwestern Utah in a short amount of time. On your flight, you will see some of the world’s most incredible scenery within minutes of the heliport tour facility. Large parts of this region are set aside as national and state parks, monuments, and protected reserves. Zion National Park is the best known of these locations, but it's just one of the many natural landmarks in the region. Take in beautiful views of the Virgin River valley and enjoy panoramic West Temple views. You'll also see the Crater Hill Volcano located within the park.

Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

9. 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.

Zion National Park and Canaan Cliffs: Helicopter Tour

10. Zion National Park and Canaan Cliffs: Helicopter Tour

See the spectacular kaleidoscope of colors open before you on this unparalleled helicopter ride. Enjoy 25-30 minutes in the air, and see magnificent views of West Zion, Kolob Canyons, and Smith Mesa. Snap photos while getting an overhead view of the breathtaking Canaan Mountain Wilderness area. Your experienced pilot will provide insights and history of the park and surrounding landscape. Learn about the geology that formed the dark red rock fingers of Zion’s Kolob Canyons and the Red Butte Mountain Range. Soar north between Smith Mesa and Zion National Park. After circling Red Butte Mountain, you will enjoy world-famous views of West Zion. Depart from our private heliport located close to the town of Springdale and the main National Park entrance. Following a brief check-in process, your pilot will escort you to your helicopter where your adventure will begin.

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What people are saying about Zion National Park

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,083 reviews

We had a fantastic experience today with Brian and Jason (owners of Mojave Wave, LLC). From the moment of my initial booking about Zion National Park, Brian was responsive, engaging and gave us a huge favor and ask for a last minute change of hotel picked up and dropped off location, when sent Jason to be our tour guide, he was promptly on-time for our hotel pick-up - his mini van, a very comfortable White Chrysler, was very clean. Once in the van, he asked us questions to gauge our specific interests and expectations for the day - and he nailed it. Jason delivered a wonderful day, as we drove through Vegas from our hotel at Worldmark, Jason would tell us about all of the towns that we were passing through - keeping us interested the whole drive. He is so knowledgable, funny and pleasant. We would definitely recommend Jason a guide in this area.

Vern was our driver ,he is amazing. He took the best pictures of our family as well as giving us tips on how to get the best sunset photos . He's very knowledgeable of the area and we had a great time talking to him .

Our guide Cody was great! My sister and I are not in shape to hike so he took he showed us what we were able to do. Cody took great pictures of us that I will treasure.

We had a great time! Jenna was such a friendly and sweet guide. Great views and a great time. Had lunch at the lodge and made awesome memories!

Very knowledgeable guide and great tour. The duration of the tour is perfect to take it easy and not have to rush.