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A Long Weekend Adventure In Zion National Park

Explore the best hiking trails, learn how to rock climb, and go horseback riding—all while catching the most iconic, can't-miss views. 

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Zion National Park, UT

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Bryce Canyon National Park

Moab, UT

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Even in a region as geographically stunning as the Southwest, Zion National Park stands out. Towering red and orange walls line the broad, 15-mile-long canyon. Pine forests carpet the canyon floor, creating a vivid tapestry against the often-blue sky. In this setting, hiking opportunities abound for travelers of all ability levels, as do opportunities for rock climbing and canyoneering. 

Key Highlights

Multi-colored canyon views in every direction

Hiking through a slot canyon at The Narrows

Ample outdoor recreation opportunities including rock climbing, canyoneering, mountain biking

Best Times to Visit

Year Round

Sample Trip Itinerary

Day 1-4

Zion National Park

2 hours and 30 minutes from Las Vegas or 4 hours and 30 minutes from Salt Lake City

Accommodation in Zion National Park

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Explore Zion National Park

Zion National Park is an iconic nature preserve distinguished by its steep, 2,000-foot red sandstone cliffs, deep canyon, Emerald Pools, waterfalls, and scenic views. A haven for hikers and rock climber's alike, Zion is Utah's first National Park boasting 12,000+ years of history. 

Walk the Watchman Trail for amazing views of the valley

Watchman Trail is a perfect introduction to Zion National Park. The 3.3-mile hike's endpoint offers stunning views of the Temples and Towers, lower Zion Canyon, Watchman Peak, and Springdale. 

Hike The Narrows, one of Southern Utah's most unique slot canyons

The Narrows is Zion's premier hike, and for good reason. The route follows the Virgin River through a deep slot canyon with thousand-foot-tall walls occasionally only a few feet wide. Since this is an out-and-back hike—and there isn't an ultimate viewpoint or destination—it's great for a variety of skill levels. Just go as far as you'd like, then head back. 

Learn to rock climb in Southern Utah's sandstone canyons

Surrounded by red rocks and sandstone monoliths, it's no surprise this region is home to some incredible rock climbing. For those without experience or gear, a guided half or full-day trip is the perfect introduction to the sport. 

This tour is offered as either a half-day or full-day tour, with pricing as follows: 
  • Half Day Trips begin at 7:00am or 7:30am, or 1:00pm/1:30pm and cost $169/person for groups of two or more. They return between 11:00am - 12:00pm or 5:00pm - 6:00 pm
  • Full Day Trips begin at 7:30am and cost $209 per person for groups of 2 or more. They return between 3:30pm - 5:00pm  

Drive time for all trips is between 35 - 75 minutes, depending on season and locale.

Experience Zion Canyon on horseback

Discover Zion Canyon landmarks like the Three Patriarchs, the Beehives, and more on a one-hour horseback ride along the Virgin River in Zion National Park. Eager for more riding time? Opt for the three-hour route on the Sandbench Trail for even more spectacular views of the park. 

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