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Our most recommended Zion Canyon Viewing Points

East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

1. 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.

Hurricane: Sunset UTV Tour with Zion National Park Views

2. 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

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 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.

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.

Las Vegas: Zion and Bryce Canyons Small Group Tour

5. 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.

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, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

7. Las Vegas: Grand Canyon, Zion, & Monument Valley 3-Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the wilds of Monument Valley, Bryce, Zion, Lake Powell, and The Grand Canyon South Rim on a 3-day adventure that brings you deep into the heart of this magical land. From Navajo-guided jeep tours to a bird's eye view over the Grand Canyon in a helicopter, it's a non-stop adventure! This tour has guaranteed departures. During your stay, visit Zion and Bryce National Parks and enjoy the photographic wonders of this white, pink, and red sandstone park. Here, enjoy a fun BBQ with friends around the campfire while your guide tells you stories of the history and legends of this sacred Navajo land. Along the way, stop at Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey and fly high over the Grand Canyon for some truly breathtaking images of the natural beauty of this land. Day 1: Zion and Bryce National Park(Meals: Lunch) Depart from Las Vegas and travel by mini-bus to Zion and Bryce. Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. Ancient petrified sand dunes towering over 2,000 feet above the canyon floor make for an impressive landscape and a photographer’s paradise. Stroll around Zion National Park's enchanting walks and hikes—suitable for every fitness level. Walk around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, the Great White Throne, Weeping Rock, and visit the interpretive Human History museum where you can listen an entertaining rangers talk on the patio. After a full afternoon in Zion, head to Bryce Canyon, a giant natural amphitheater created by erosion, along the eastern side of the Paunsaugunt Plateau. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views. The canyon is considered by many to be the most scenically diverse place in the world! Tuck into a BBQ and a fun evening around the campfire with your new friends. Then set up camp in a full-service campground with hot showers, a swimming pool, hot tub, and Wi-Fi. The lodging option is in Bryce Valley Inn or similar accommodation. Day 2 Monument Valley(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) Wake up early and head past Lake Powell with an optional tour of Antelope Canyon. Later, head to Monument Valley for a 4x4 Jeep journey deep into the Navajo lands. Here, snap some photos of the most iconic Western landscapes. Then, camp along the rim of Monument Valley in another full-service campground with hot showers and Wi-Fi, casting your gaze up at the stars in the sky. Your lodging option is in the world-famous Historic Gouldings Lodge. Day 3 The Grand Canyon(Meals: Breakfast, Lunch) After a short visit to a traditional Navajo Trading Post, opt for an optional helicopter ride for a bird's eye view of the Grand Canyon. If this isn't for you, stroll along the rim or take a hike into the magnificent canyon. Listen to your guide's interesting details of this Natural Wonder of the World before enjoying plenty of time to relax and enjoy its beauty. Then, drive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas. Additional add-ons for this tour: Death Valley Day Tour (Friday and Sunday) Tour the heart of Death Valley National Park from Las Vegas, and visit the hottest, driest and lowest point in the Western Hemisphere. Enjoy an array of colors in an extreme desert environment. Wild West Ghost Town Explorer (Saturday)Spend a day in the Wild West exploring old ghost towns and ancient legends. Keep your eyes peeled for the poltergeist who still roams the streets, and soak up the atmosphere of a true western saloon before returning to Las Vegas.

From Las Vegas: 7 Southwest Parks in 3 Days

8. From Las Vegas: 7 Southwest Parks in 3 Days

Enjoy all the great nature in the Grand Circle trip from Las Vegas.  Discover the most popular must-see destinations in the Southwest, including the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and the Horseshoe Bend. Admire the scenic red rocks and vortexes of Sedona and watch the sunrise at Monument Valley and Bryce Canyon, the Grand Circle's two most spectacular sunrise spots. Day 1: Route 66, Sedona, & Grand Canyon National Park On the first day, visit the famous Route 66 town, Seligman, and explore Sedona’s natural beauty and feel the spiritual energy at vortexes. These power spots are thought to be swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing and meditation. Leaving Sedona, head to the Grand Canyon, a must-see World Heritage Site. Witness the stunning sunset and majestic land. Day 2: Monument Valley, Antelope Canyon, & Horseshoe Bend On the second day, start by witnessing the spectacular sunrise over Monument Valley, the holy site for the Navajo tribe, located on the Arizona-Utah border. There will be a lot of photo opportunities. After exploring the valley on the guided jeep tour, visit the location of the movie "Forest Gump". In the afternoon, head to the beautiful Antelope Canyon with unique geological formations and curves and enjoy the breathtaking view of Horseshoe Bend. Day 3: Bryce Canyon & Zion National Park On the third day, spend time in the Southwest of Utah, exploring Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park. The day will begin with the best sunrise at Hoodoos Overlook in Bryce Canyon National Park. After experiencing this sprawling reserve, relax at Zion National Park and take in the spectacular landscape and extraordinary rock formations in a magnificent display of natural beauty. This Grand Circle 3-day tour includes all the most iconic destination you can't miss. Travel in comfort and style in a fully outfitted vehicle with WiFi and air-conditioning.

From Springdale: Greater Zion Scenic Hiking Tour

9. 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.

From Vegas to San Francisco: 7-Day National Park Tour

10. From Vegas to San Francisco: 7-Day National Park Tour

Join this action-packed 7-day adventure leaving the bright lights of Vegas to take in the world-famous National Park destinations nearby, whether you decide to lodge indoors or camp outside.  Day 1: Zion National Park & Bryce National Parks  Cut by the Virgin River, Zion Canyon is an impressive mix of white, pink, and red Navajo sandstone cliffs. This is a photographer’s paradise. Stroll around the Emerald Pools trail, enjoy the Temple of Sinawava, Weeping Rock and visit the interpretive Human History museum. After a full afternoon in Zion, you will head to Bryce Canyon. Bryce is distinctive due to geological structures called hoodoos. These red, orange, and white spires provide spectacular views for park visitors. Day 2: Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon & Monument Valley  Head on over to Lake Powell with an optional visit to Antelope Canyon and enjoy the spectacular scenery on the way to the Navajo Indian Tribal Land. Hop aboard a 4X4 jeep and enjoy an included Navajo guided tour of Monument Valley. Day 3: Grand Canyon National Park South Rim Follow the mighty Colorado River through the Painted Desert to one of the seven natural wonders of the world - The Grand Canyon. Stroll along the rim, take a hike into one of the deepest and most diverse canyons on earth or simply relax in one the rim cafes and admire the magnificent view before heading back to the bright city lights of Las Vegas. Camping guests will stay in a hotel in Las Vegas. Day 4: Death Valley National Park Heading to California this morning you will embark on a guided tour of Death Valley National Park. Enjoy photo stops and short walks at Zabriskie Point, Artist’s Palette, Badwater Basin Salt Flats, Furnace Creek Visitor Center, Devil’s Golf Course, and the Mesquite Sand Dunes. After a picnic lunch, you will drive through spectacular scenery to the old Gold Rush Historic town of Bishop for your night stop. Day 5: Tioga Pass* to Yosemite National Park Crossing the Tioga Pass this morning provides an extremely scenic route passing by highlights such as Olmsted Point, Lake Tenaya, Tuolumne Meadows, and Mono Lake en route to Yosemite Valley. * Weather permitting- In the event that the Tioga Pass has closed this tour will route through Lake Isabella instead of Bishop. Day 6: Yosemite National Park - Full Day Spend a full day exploring the walks offered in the park. There are countless walks ranging from easy to strenuous or opt for a guided tour with your expert guide to the premier panoramas such as Bridalveil Falls, Lower Yosemite Falls, views of Half Dome and El Capitan. Day 7: Yosemite to San Francisco Today you will journey to City by the Bay-Your 7 day adventure concludes with a fully guided city tour of this vibrant city.

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What people are saying about Zion Canyon

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.

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.

I had a great time on the trip. However I was told to meet at the library at 6:30 am, but the bus came at 8:30. I found someone who was told the same thing. We called her agency who confirmed 8:30. That is something that needs to be corrected in your itinerary.

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 .

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.