ZION NATIONAL PARK

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Zion National Park Tours

Zion National Park is a must-see Utah destination, especially for travelers who love nature, the outdoors and hiking! Zion is a complex and stunningly beautiful series of Utah 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 Zion continue the historical story told by Grand Canyon's strata.

We offer multiple hiking tours that explore Zion, many of them combining it with other Southwest and Utah highlights like Bryce, the Grand Staircase-Escalante, and Grand Canyon. We offer basecamp and inn-based tours that showcase the best of Utah's Canyon Country on a series of day hikes complimented by wonderful camping or lodge-based accommodations. We also offer Zion Day Hikes for folks with less time who want to maximize their experience with the help of an expert!

Zion National Park Hiking Tours

Basecamp Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Best of Utah Basecamp 6 days 30+mi (48+km) 10 lbs
Zion Basecamp Tour 3 days 21mi (34km) 10 lbs


Inn-based Tours

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
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


Zion Day Hikes

Trip Duration Distance Pack Weight
Zion in a Day 8-10 hours 5mi (8km) 10 lbs
Observation Point 6-8 hours 8mi (13km) 10 lbs
Angels Landing 4-6 hours 5mi (8km) 10 lbs
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Why Hike Zion with Us?

1. #1 Tour Company in Zion on Trip Advisor
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With more than 1,000 guests joining our Zion hiking tours and Utah hiking tours annually, we have a proven track record of providing quality trips that exceed our guests' expectations. We are the top-rated hiking tour company at Zion National Park on Trip Advisor: click here to see our Trip Advisor page. You can read additional guest comments on our Wildland Trekking Reviews and Facebook pages.

2. Exceptional Certified Zion Guides
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Our commitment is to hire and train the best Zion hiking guides in the industry. To ensure this we seek out career-minded guides, hire them as employees, abide by all labor laws (which is rare in the outdoor industry), conduct extensive staff trainings, and require current medical and professional certifications. In addition to technical competency and credentials, we also require excellent people skills. These extraordinary men and women have the ability to turn a great Zion hiking tour into an unforgettable, inspiring - and sometimes truly life changing - adventure. We invite you to read more about them - including reviews for each guide - on our Meet Our Team page.

3. Fantastic Meals and Top of the Line Gear
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To provide fantastic food to our guests we customize our menus based on the preferences of the group, and we do not use dehydrated backpacking meals - you can expect abundant, delicious food to fuel and motivate you on our Zion hiking trip! We also regularly accommodate specialty diets.

Gear must be optimally dependable, durable and functional, so we purchase from only the best outdoor gear companies like Osprey, Black Diamond, and MSR.

4. Comprehensive Risk Management
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Safety on our Zion hiking tours is the number one priority. All Zion hiking guides are certified Wilderness First Responders or EMTs, and each carries a field-issued first aid kit, comprehensive list of medical protocols, and a state-of-the-art emergency communication device. We also have a 24-hour on-call line that our staff, guests, and family members of guests can call any time (literally) to speak with a company representative.

5. All-inclusive Tours
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Some Zion hiking companies don't provide sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks and other items, or they charge "gear rental" fees for use of these items - on our trips those items are fully included in the trip price. What about meals, permit fees and transportation fees? All totally included. (Some Zion day hikes meet just outside the Park and utilize park shuttles.)



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"I loved our accommodations. It was nice to be able to choose any menu item on the menus. Special thanks to our guides for carrying and preparing a delicious lunch everyday. Loved everything about this trip. The hikes were beautiful." - Ethel M.



"Lodge based Southern Utah was a Luxury dynamic trip filled with exciting adventures. Memories to last a life-time. Our guide was like our personal history/fact narrator at every trail. Drew was very enjoyable, he felt like family. Best trip ever." - Kelly P.



"This was my first trip to Utah (but second with Wildland Trekking) ;as an east coast native I found the desert terrain to be stunningly beautiful. Our lodging was outstanding -a sprawling ranch with cozy cabins and a charming Slot Canyon B&B. Most of all, our guides, Drew and Joy went well beyond the call of duty! Their combined knowledge of the area ,of the outdoors and hiking made this experience memorable for me. I can't complement them enough! Thanks for another fabulous trip!" - Diane M.



More Information About Zion National Park Trips


The Wildland Trekking Utah Experience

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 Utah, you can expect to have an unforgettable experience that takes you t 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.


Why Hike Zion?

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 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.


Can I Hike Zion without a Guide?

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 tour is that a good guide can bring a place to life in a way that is very difficult to emulate 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.