Zion National Park is a must-see Utah destination, especially for travelers who love nature, the outdoors and hiking! It is a complex and stunningly beautiful series of canyons carved out over millions of years by the Virgin River and powerful weather events. Zion is like the Grand Canyon but it towers above us instead of below, and the geologic layers in continue the historical story told by Grand Canyon's below-ground strata.
We offer multiple Zion hiking tours that explore Southern Utah's national parks, many of them combining Zion with other Southwest and Utah highlights like Bryce, the Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Grand Canyon. We offer camping-based and inn-based Zion tours that showcase the best of Utah's Canyon Country on day hikes complimented by wonderful camping or lodge-based accommodations. We also offer Zion Day Hike Tours for folks with less time who want to maximize their experience with the help of an expert!
|Best of Utah Basecamp||6 days||30+mi (48+km)||10 lbs|
|Zion Basecamp Tour||3 days||21mi (34km)||10 lbs|
|Zion and Bryce 4-day Tour||4 days||25+mi (40+km)||10 lbs|
|Best of Utah Inn-based||6 days||30+mi (48+km)||10 lbs|
|Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon||6 days||34mi (455km)||10 lbs|
We offer many ways to explore and discover Utah, with tours in Zion, Bryce, Grand-Staircase-Escalante, Capitol Reef, Canyonlands, and the Paria Slot Canyons. When you hike with us in Zion, you can expect to have an unforgettable experience that takes you to the must-see highlights of the national park(s) we're visiting, but also off-the-beaten-path hikes that show you some of the undiscovered gems as well. The camping accommodations in Utah are comfortable and scenic, and the lodging is in hand-picked hotels, cabins, and inns that put you right where the action is.
Zion is one of Utah's most popular national parks, and for very good reason. Zion is sort of an above-ground Grand Canyon, in that the geologic layers are as sheer and stunning as in Grand Canyon, but they ascend up to buttes and mesas instead of descending down into canyons. Defined by 7 geologic layers and the famous Virgin River Narrows, Zion is a hiking paradise with hiking trails appropriate for all abilities. Our Zion hiking tours include a Zion basecamp tour; Zion and Bryce lodge-based tour; and Best of Utah inn-based and basecamp tours; and a Zion, Bryce and Grand Canyon inn-based tour.
Absolutely. Many visitors choose to hike in Zion National Park without a guide, and many choose to hike with a guide. So what are the benefits of hiring a guide? We provide backpacks, trekking poles, snacks, lunch, and crampons in winter, but that's small stuff. The primary benefit of joining a guided hiking tour is that a good guide can bring a place to life in a way that is different from hiking on your own. They convey the most interesting historical facts and stories, point out amazing features and tidbits of knowledge, set context of place so you can really feel the power of where you are, and share their personal passion which can't be underestimated! Whether you hike with a guide or not though, Zion deserves a day of exploration on foot to really connect with its power and wonder.