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Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour with Lunch

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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. 

Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

4. 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

5. 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.

Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon): Off-Road Jeep Tour & Hike

6. Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon): Off-Road Jeep Tour & Hike

Explore one of the most sought-after slot canyons in Southern Utah on this guided off-road tour to Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon). This tour is ideal for those looking for fun, awesome views, and a true canyon experience. Come with a camera and prepare to take in all the beauty Peek-a-Boo offers. You can expect a very easy hike that is suitable for all ages. After meeting your guide at the Peek-a-Boo Trailhead, travel for 10 to 15 minutes via Jeep to the breathtaking Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon and learn about this special area from an experienced guide. Hop off the Jeep and explore the amazing red sand. If you’re looking to pack in some serious fun and adventure while you’re in the area, then this is the tour for you.

Zion National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

7. Zion National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

Get the most out of the Zion National Park with this self-guided driving tour. Go at your own pace, learn about the area’s fascinating history, and see some unforgettable scenery. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Begin at the Springdale Visitor Center. Learn about the history of the park as you drive. Let your audio guide direct you towards the impressive peaks of the Altar of Sacrifice, the Sundial, and the Temple of Sinawava. Keep your eye out for big-horned sheep as you hear fascinating facts about this stunning landscape. See mountains like the Patriarchs and the Sentinel, and stop off at viewing points to take in gorgeous vistas. Discover where to find emerald-colored pools and sparkling waterfalls as your audio guide leads the way. See the crying cliff face of the Weeping Rock and other gems of this rugged area of outstanding natural beauty.

From Springdale: Greater Zion Scenic Hiking Tour

8. From Springdale: Greater Zion Scenic Hiking Tour

Experience the Greater Zion Area on a private guided hike. Take in the scenery at a walking pace while still experiencing the thrill of adventure through the area's striking, unique landscape. Discover magnificent canyon walls and overlooks, and the famed Virgin River, or catch the wildflowers and autumn colors at their peak. This tour takes place outside of Zion National Park and offers a variety of terrain options. You’ll spend the day on trails only the locals know. Grab your friends or family and lose yourself in the unparalleled beauty and grandeur of the American Southwest. Follow your professional and passionate guide who is an expert in the area. Discover some of the best trails and hidden gems of the park and hear a series of interesting stories and fun facts about the incredible Greater Zion Area.

Springdale: Half-Day Mountain Biking Adventure

9. Springdale: Half-Day Mountain Biking Adventure

Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of red rock cliffs, winding canyons, and distant mountains on an epic mountain bike adventure. As there is no mountain biking permitted inside Zion National Park, explore the best mountain bike terrains just outside of the park limits. Whether you’re a beginner or an all-terrain expert, there’s a trail waiting for you. Your guide will customize your adventure to your group's skill. Be provided with all the necessary equipment as your guide ensures a safe and fun time throughout the adventure.

Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

10. Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Experience Zion National Park’s striking beauty, known for drawing in visitors from all over the world. Discover unique mesas, mountains, cliffs, and canyons on a self-driving tour with an audio guide. Your adventure begins in La Verkin and heads up through the famous Zion Canyon and East Zion with optional side trips to Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. Stop along the way at inspiring overlooks, abandoned ghost towns, and slot canyons. Improvise as you see fit, stopping to explore hiking trays and taking advantage of countless photo opportunities. Your itinerary is customizable, but it may include: • Grafton Ghost Town • Emerald Pools and Angel’s Landing • Zion’s Scenic Drive • Checkerboard Mesa and Great Arch • Mt. Carmel Tunnel to East Zion drive • Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace

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What people are saying about Springdale

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

The planning agent did a very good job. The prep-ahead instructions, coordination, confirmation were all done professionally. Then the driver, who was also the tour guide did an awesome job. He was very helpful to all guests, courteous, detail oriented with his explanations, took us to clean restrooms, helped taking pictures of many scenic spots for most travelers in the tour. He deserves 10 stars out of 5 and not 5 stars out of 5. The A/C in the van needs to be looked at as it wasn’t maintaining cool temperature inside even though it was set to 57 degrees. Many were sweaty in the van. Otherwise the trip was enjoyable.

Great way to experience the canyons in the Zion National Forest area. Our guide AJ was knowledgeable and made us feel very safe the whole time scampering around and repelling with my 8-yo son. We had an early 6-am start to avoid the heat. Great recommendation. Thank you.

Pasquale, not sure if I spelled correctly, our tour guide and driver was great! Courteous, kind, informational. Great tour guide. Sonya Smith and I had a wonderful and awesome time!

Keep in mind that the tour will only introduce you to two great parks, Zion and Bryce. You will spend less than an hour in Zion and 1.5 hours in Bryce.

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!