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Zion Canyon: 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.

Las Vegas: Bryce and Zion National Parks Tour with Lunch

3. 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, a granola bar, and a deli-style turkey sandwich for lunch. 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.

From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike

4. 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: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

5. 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 Las Vegas: Zion National Park Bus Tour with Free Time

6. From Las Vegas: Zion National Park Bus Tour with Free Time

Witness the towering sandstone walls of Zion and its Virgin River, on an executive bus tour from Las Vegas to Zion National Park. Perfect for Las Vegas locals or tourists from all over the world, take the chance to experience epic hikes, stunning scenes, and convenient transfers. Get the best out of Zion with a safe and smooth drive up, avoid the parking hassles and shuttles buses from outside of the park, and fees paid at the entrance. Arrive at the park, get on the shuttles to Zion Canyon and explore in amazement. Discover the most famous part of Zion National Park, the Narrows section. The Virgin River has been carved deep into the red sandstone and left no shoreline for a wet hike in cool waters which is excellent to explore during the warmer months of summer. Admire beautiful towering sandstone walls offset the varying colors of rocks, water, and competing vegetation of desert and mountain as you make your way as far as you'd like during your time in the park. If you have your Angels Landing Permit, you'll have plenty of time to take this world-famous hike. See the Grotto, Emerald Pools, Court of the Patriarchs, and more during your time within the park.

Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon, & Zion Tour

7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Lower Antelope Canyon, & Zion Tour

Experience a guided tour of the Grand Canyon, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. Then head on to Antelope Canyon, where you can take photos of the sweeping views at this popular scenic spot. Relax knowing transportation to and from your hotel, accommodation, and breakfast is taken care of. Day 1: Begin by getting picked up at your hotel in Las Vegas. Get taken in an air-conditioned van to your first stop, the Grand Canyon. Follow your guide to the South Rim of the Canyon, the most popular viewing spot, and take in sweeping views whilst listening to informative commentary from your guide. Next, pay a visit to the new visitor’s center, where you can learn even more about the canyon. Then see the view from Mather’s point, another popular spot that offers multiple vistas. Continue on to Bright Angel point where you can view the entire Grand Canyon. Head to your hotel in the evening. Day 2: Begin day 2 with breakfast at your hotel. Afterwards, make the drive to Page, Arizona, and visit the Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park. Take plenty of photos of this natural formation where the sunlight gleams through the canyon ceiling. See breathtaking views of Glen Canyon & Dam and the Horseshoe Bend, a dramatic turning in the Colorado River. Depart with your group from the town of Page back to Las Vegas in our van/tour bus.

Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyons Small Group Tour

8. 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.

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

9. 3-Day Tour of Bryce, Zion, and Grand Canyon from Las Vegas

Day 1: LAS VEGAS – GRAND CANYON – PAGE Start the day traveling Southeast through the desert and through the Navajo Indian reservation. Arrive at the Grand Canyon and tour along the south bank and learn how throughout the years the Colorado river carved its way down to the sea and created the wonderland for geologists. After lunch, continue along the canyon east stopping at some of the many Indian market places to browse the handmade arts and crafts. Then head to the Page and Lake Powell area for the evening where you will stay at the Quality Inn View of Lake Powell. Day 2: ANTELOPE CANYON – BRYCE CANYON Start the day as you tour the lower Antelope Canyon and visit the spectacular dunes created by the wind, water, and sand. Then head west to Bryce Canyon home to the most amazing natural sculptures of the world. 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 vista points in the park (may change due to changing sunset times). After the visit, head towards the town of Kanab where you will stay overnight at the Days Inn Kanab. On certain departures, tour will continue to Cedar City for overnight. Day 3: ZION PARK – LAS VEGAS After breakfast, head into Zion park. Tour the park and enjoy a short walking trail along the Virgin river that runs through the park. Then head back for an early evening arrival in Las Vegas.

From Springdale: Greater Zion Scenic Hiking Tour

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Zion Canyon

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The tour driver/guide Robert of National Park Express is a very well organized and knowledgeable guide. He is a friendly and humorous and the tour was fabulous thanking to Rob.

Jason and Brian were fantastic. I would definitely do this tour again. They were very knowledgeable, courteous and friendly

Amazing scenery over the 3 days. Get to see a lot in a short space of time. Great if like me you are short on time

Everything it was excellent Great organisation No stress super guide

The experience was great. Our guide was great. Highly recommend