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From Springdale: The Zion Narrows Hike

1. 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.

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.

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.

Zion National Park: Self-Driving Audio Guided Tour

4. 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.

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.

Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

7. 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.

From Springdale: 4-hour Zion Canyon Scenic Hiking Tour

8. From Springdale: 4-hour Zion Canyon Scenic Hiking Tour

Leave the crowds and lines behind and join this guided private hike tour, the best way to experience Zion Canyon and the inside of Zion National Park. Take the free park shuttle into the park to meet your hiking guide. Once you are there, your guide will give you time to soak in the views before you begin the hike. Experience the sprawling red rock walls and take in the majesty that is Zion. This tour is inside Zion National Park and you'll have the option of multiple short moderate hikes or one long, strenuous hike. Your guide will also help you to see interesting and exciting parts of the park that might otherwise be overlooked without their expert knowledge.

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 Springdale: Half-Day Rock Climbing Experience

10. From Springdale: Half-Day Rock Climbing Experience

Rock climbing is the ultimate in adventure and personal challenge. It’s an opportunity to learn techniques that improve your concentration, balance, and confidence. And it’s a lot of fun. Your instructor will teach basic beginner techniques or hone skills with returning climbers. Pick from a variety of available routes based on your experience and interest. Southern Utah and Zion are a climber’s beloved paradise with well-developed routes both inside and outside the park. Due to National Park restrictions, all rock climbing trips are located outside of Zion National Park. Don’t worry, you'll be taken to some pretty amazing spots.

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What people are saying about Springdale

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 43 reviews

I took the tour on May 29, 2022 and it was absolutely AMAZING!!! Pasquale was our Driver and Tour Guide. He was very friendly, helpful and organized. Everyone on the bus were talking about how nice he is and he took great pics of all of us. Definitely made our trip very special.

The directions where to meet were clear, the guide was early, the Jeep was clean and the tour was worth it. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. A very enjoyable experience.

Our tour guide, Jimmy is very knowledgeable and attentive to his customers. We have a very good time in the tour. Will recommend this tour to friends and family.

Bryce Canyon is an absolutely beauty. I watched an documentary before, but seeing it in person still breathtaking. Bryce Canyon is a must to go.

This is a wonderful tour. They provide a really good service, and I really enjoy the tour!