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

1. 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.

Zion National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. 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

From Utah: 5-hour Canyoneering Experience Small Group Tour

3. From Utah: 5-hour Canyoneering Experience Small Group Tour

Discover one of the best ways to see the stunning Zion area with a professional guide as you strap on a backpack and find yourself in off-the-beaten-path trails. This tour specializes in big adventure guided slot canyon and rappelling trips near Zion National Park and is great for beginners and to intermediate-level climbers.  Get picked up at your hotel or campground (if you are staying within proximity to Springdale, Rockville, Virgin, La Verkin, or Hurricane). If you have a car, coordinate to meet your guide at a convenient, pre-determined location. Together, drive to the recreation site, and hike approximately 15 minutes to the slot canyon areas. Your guide will outfit you with all technical gear and give you an overview of the systems and techniques required. Follow your expert guide through a series of exciting rappels into stunning slot canyon corridors. For the ultimate Zion experience, canyoneering allows you to see panoramic vistas as well as unique canyons only accessible by rappelling down into them. Don't forget to bring your camera or GoPro to capture the epic views you will see during this tour. 

Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering and Climbing Adventure

4. Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering and Climbing Adventure

Connect with nature and get your heart pumping with this guided canyoneering and rock climbing tour near Zion National Park. Skip the stress of worrying about transportation with hotel pickup and drop-off in Hurricane, Virgin, Springdale, Rockville, or La Verkin.  Relax on the transfer from your accommodation to the starting point of your tour. Gear up and listen to a safety briefing from your guide. Set off through rappels of up to 100 feet, slot canyons, exhilarating rock climbs, and stunning Southern Utah terrain.  Expereince the excitement of 2-4 rappels and 2-3 single-pitch rock climbs. Have a guide with you every step of the way that will ensure that your skill level is met. Engage with this unique landscape in a thrilling way. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 16 reviews

This was the most incredible experience, regardless of whether you’re a first time traveler to Zion or have been many times prior. The entire crew/staff were amazingly patient with my many (many!) questions and did everything in their power to make sure I felt fully safe and comfortable. Andy, our pilot was also amazing. He explained everything we were seeing from outside the windows and again, was very reassuring (I was terrified!). I would 10000% recommend this tour to anyone looking to explore Zion and the surrounding areas from an entirely different vantage point! Thank you SO MUCH again!!! Xoxo

Top notch, very professional staff. Several of our party were nervous about flying in a helicopter but were made to feel at ease. The pilot was awesome, and we had an awesome experience.

We had see Zion by Sports car, motorcycle, and truck but by helicopter from above was truly awesome. The pilot was skilled and courteous. It was a most memorable experience!

Our experience was so much fun. Our guide gave us so much information about the sport & many other sports. Would definitely try canyoneering again!

It was raining and they did their best to give us a great ride!!