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East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

1. East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

Explore the slot canyons of East Zion and ride in a UTV on this adventure tour. With a guide driving you around, sit back and enjoy the experience. Navigate through diverse terrain to reach the canyons and then hike to explore the deepest parts of these remote areas. Start with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, 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 guide's assistance. Pass by the highlights of Zion National Park, such as the peaks of Kolob Canyons, the sandstone mountain of the Altar of Sacrifice, the Temple of Sinawava natural amphitheater, and the Angels Landing rock formation. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location.

East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

2. East Zion: 1-Hour White Mountain Horseback Tour

Combine two of Southern Utah's most popular activities of exploring slot canyons and horseback riding on this 1-hour experience. Follow your guide as they take you on a scenic trail and teach you the art of reigning a horse. Meet your guide and begin your tour at the stables. Climb into the saddle and inexperienced riders will receive a brief riding lesson. No need to worry if you are a beginner, this horseback tour is designed to welcome first-timers with well-trained horses. Ride to the mouth of a beautiful slot canyon where you will dismount and walk a short distance into the canyon. Be impressed by the incredible sandstone formation and its towering walls, several hundred feet high on either side. Following your stop, riders will again get in the saddle and ride back to the starting point.

Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyons Small Group Tour

3. Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyons Small Group Tour

Start at around 5:20 AM with a pickup (strip hotels and surroundings) and guided narration. Learn about Las Vegas’s history as you head towards the Utah border. Stop in Mesquite Nevada or Hurricane UT, depending on the time of year, for a break on the way to Zion National Park. Discovered by Mormon settlers in the 19th century, at the junction of the Colorado Plateau, Great Basin and Mojave Desert provinces in Southwestern Utah, Zion National Park covers 229 square miles of dramatic landscape with sculptured canyons and soaring cliffs. Follow the paths of ancient native people and pioneers. Gaze up at massive sandstone cliffs and brilliant blue sky. Experience wilderness in a narrow slot canyon. After 1.5 hours of exploring Zion, sit down for a lunch, then head to Bryce Canyon for the second part of your tour. See the canyon's stunning hoodoo formations, red cliffs, pink soil, and ponderosa pines, and wonder why the area was not incorporated into the nearby national park. After approximately 1.5 hours of hiking or sightseeing through the scenic, red-tinged moonscape, head back to the vehicle for your comfortable return trip back to your hotel in Las Vegas, stopping for dinner and breaks along the way.

Bryce Canyon National Park: Self-Guided Driving Tour

4. Bryce Canyon National Park: Self-Guided Driving Tour

Embark on an adventure through Bryce Canyon National Park on a narrated self-guided driving tour in Bryce, Utah. Witness breathtaking vistas, gravity-defying hoodoos, and much more. This tour has been developed by local guides, curated by creative writers, and narrated by professional voice artists. Watch animated videos along the way that show you what you can't see, such as snapshots from different centuries or interior rooms. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. Then, start with a stop at Fairyland Point, an overlook offering a first glimpse at the kind of beauty that’s in store at Bryce. As you drive, hear how Bryce got its name and learn all about the Paiute Tribe who lived here long before anyone else. Pause at Sunrise Point and see the hoodoos that the Paiute believed were the remains of ancient giants. Next, visit Sunset Point, sister to Sunrise Point, which also offers one-of-a-kind views. Come sunset, photographers from all around the world gather here to capture the breathtaking final rays of fiery sunlight. Continue toward Inspiration Point, another iconic vista. Uncover how this landscape formed. Then, turn back the clock and recount the story of the first Mormon pioneers who arrived here and declared this place their new home. After that, visit Swamp Canyon Overlook, which hides stunning views behind its modest name. Hear the Paiute tale of how people first came into the world and get the facts about the connection Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have with this park. Next, drive through the earth’s oldest trees and learn about the curse which supposedly befalls anyone who dares study these trees too closely. Visit a natural arch, one of Mother Nature’s most impressive creations. Then it’s on to a couple of canyons guaranteed to take your breath away with their sweeping views and lush interiors. Plus, hear a mythical tale of malevolent water spirits which the Paiute once believed occupied these rivers. Heading to Rainbow Point, get filled in on all the wildlife you can see here. Then, learn what to do in Bryce after the sun goes down. Conclude your trip with the rare opportunity to see the sky without light pollution. Experience a view so clear you can see the Milky Way galaxy stretching out across the sky. Along the route, enjoy a bunch of additional optional stops and hikes.

From Kanab: 3-Hour Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon Hiking Tour

5. From Kanab: 3-Hour Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon Hiking Tour

This hiking tour will show you the essentials of the Peek-a-Boo Canyon in a short timeframe—perfect for photography/Instagram lovers. Discover some of the most famous sights of the area and marvel at this amazing natural rock formation. Peek-A-Boo Slot Canyon located just 10 miles outside of Kanab, Utah in the the Grand Staircase-Escalate area. After pickup from Kanab, enjoy a scenic 40 minutes drive to the canyon. This canyon is less crowded then other popular sites of Utah and Arizona and will give you a chance to explore, relax and enjoy some truly spectacular scenery. Catch the golden light around 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM to take the best photos of the canyon.

Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

6. 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.

Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

7. Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

Discover Westwater Canyon while riding 3-4 class rapids on this whitewater rafting tour. Learn about the flora and fauna of the area and discover the beauty of the Colorado River together with your guide. Start your tour from the designated meeting point or with hotel pickup in Moab. Hop aboard a shuttle van that will drive you along the scenic Colorado River to the Westwater Canyon boat launch. Take a moment to prepare while your guides ready the boats and provide a pre-launch safety talk. Then, it's time to get on the water.  Head down through the Colorado River's steep narrow gorge. Take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful canyon. Stop at midday to enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch on a sandy beach before getting back onto the river for a majority of the whitewater. After lunch, the real fun begins. Navigate the thrilling section of Class III/IV rapids with unique names like Funnel Falls, Skull, and Sock It To Me. Then relax on calm waters as you near the end of your experience.

Orderville: Rappelling Slot Canyon and UTV Tour

8. Orderville: Rappelling Slot Canyon and UTV Tour

Come ready for an adrenaline-fueled trip through some of Southern Utah's backcountry. Meet your guide in Orderville, UT, and hop in the UTV as your off-road adventure begins. Marvel at the rugged Utah landscape as you head for your destination. Arrive at one of the most beautiful slot canyons in Southern Utah. Your guides will teach you some canyoneering basics as you get ready. No prior experience is necessary for this rappelling adventure. Harness up and use the skills you learned from your guides to rappel through the majestic slot canyon. Tackle your fears and step outside your comfort zone, as you choose from a choice of 4-7 rappels whose heights depend on skill level.

From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

9. From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

Explore the rugged terrain of the desert southwest on an incredible canyoneering experience in the Entrajo Canyon. Learn everything you need to know to safely navigate the canyon's obstacles with your private, experienced guide, and satisfy your sense of adventure, even if you're a beginner. After meeting your guide in Moab, head toward the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) loop hike in Entrajo Canyon. Start at the bottom and hike and climb up to the top of the canyon. At the summit, admire amazing views of the La Sal Mountains and the red rock canyon below. From there, learn a number of canyoneering techniques that you'll use to make your way down through the canyon, always safely backed up on rappel. Then downclimb, rappel, shimmy, and chimney (back to one wall, feet to the other) through a gorgeous red rock canyon that has been carved by water over hundreds of thousands of years. Most of the time, there are pools of water that you must walk, wade, and sometimes swim through, making this a very enjoyable outing in the heat of the summer. Finish the tour with a 90-foot (27.4-meter) rappel to exit the canyon before making your way back to Moab.

Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

10. Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

Enjoy an exhilarating Via Ferrata climb in Orderville, Utah. Feel the thrill of climbing a sheer rock face and make your way back down the mountainside through a series of heart-wrenching rappels. Check in with your guide around half a mile from the starting point before making your way to the base of your Via Ferrata route fixed to a private red-and-white-faced cliff. Join your experienced guide as they lead you along 2 pitches of a custom-designed Via Ferrata. Enjoy unparalleled views of Orderville valley and of Zion National Park's east side as you ascend. Feeling invigorated by your climb, get ready for the next leg of your outdoor adventure, 2 rappels, including a 220-foot rappel into a white rock, mini slot canyon. Between rappels, go canyoneering, making your way through spectacular mini canyons and the majestic Southern Utah landscape.

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We loved this experience! Great knowledge combined with an adventure on the trails! John was so friendly and encouraging when need be. :) we can highly recommend this tour!

Had to wait for the other couple to reserve the tour, so it was a bit troublesome, but the tour was quite spectacular, and the guide was very professional and kind.

Amazing day. Beautiful scenery, comfortable vehicle, small group with lots of time at stops. Just as the description said. Would 100% recommend

We had a blast. The UTV ride, the commentary, the slot canyons and even help getting great pictured

Great day trip from Vegas. Highly recommend. Absolutely breathtaking.