The original occupants of Zion Canyon were the Anasazi, which flourished around 1,500 B.C.. When visiting Zion National Park in today’s society you can find evidence of their majestic sandstone villages, rock art, and systems of roads throughout the park. Zion National Park is a span of 229 square miles of breathtaking red rock scenery.
The first Mormon Pioneer Settlers arrived in the 1800’s. They named the area Zion, which is ancient Hebrew for refuge or sanctuary. The Monument known as Mukuntuweap National Monument, now known as Zion National Park or Zion was first protected in 1909 by President William Howard Taft. After 10 years the park expanded and was renamed Zion. The reason for the name changes was because they wanted people to visit the park, and they didn’t want to deter them based on them not being able to pronounce the Native American and Spanish names.
Zion National Park is not known for its natural stone arches, but it has magnificent arches. The Kolob Arch is 287 feet long, 2nd largest only to the Landscape Arch at Arches National Park. Kolob Arch is one of the world’s largest arches.You will locate it deep in the backcountry of Zion National Park’s Kolob Canyons district. Another must see is the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway and Tunnel. The tunnel connects Zion to the Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon. Completed in 1930, the 1.1 mile long tunnel cuts through the vertical sandstone cliffs of Zion, combines with the surrounding landscape, and has windows for viewing Zion Canyon. As the tunnel opens drivers set their sights on jaw dropping beauty.
There are so many things to do and see in Zion National Park. Angels Landing, The Narrows to Imlay Temple and Big Spring, Riverside Walk, The Subway, Canyon Overlook Trail, Weeping Rock Trail, Lower Emerald Pool Trails, Checkerboard Mesa and the EastSide of Zion National Park, Human History Museum, Canyon Trail Rides, Canyoneering and Rock Climbing, and Camping, to name a few. No matter what type of adventure you’re looking for, our experienced guides will lead you from start to finish.
Ten Reasons To Do An Outdoor Adventure:
Relax, unplug and have fun
Improve your mood
Nature is rejuvenation
Gain a sense of accomplishment
Learn new skills
Spending time outdoors reduces stress
Bonding time with yourself, friends and family or make new friends
Gain feelings of gratitude
Increase your awareness
Nature improves your brain
Participating in a guided tour will provide you with a sense of comfort. An expert tour guide knows and understands the culture of the place and will make sure that you have a smooth adventure without the worry of unfamiliarity. A tour guide knows what places and areas to avoid, which gives you a greater sense of safety. A tour guide gives you knowledge of the place that you’re visiting and some of the history. Contact our expert tour guides to book your next great adventure!
Best Guided Tours Near Zion National Park
1. Peek-A- Boo Slot Canyon ATV Tour
Take an adrenaline pumping ATV adventure ride through sand dunes to one of the most beautiful and legendary slot canyons in the area! Wind your way on foot where our expert guides will take you on a breathtaking hike to explore ancient sandstone walls over 100ft high. Peek-a-boo slot canyon is located near Zion National Park and the Grand Staircase- Escalante National Monument area.
Distance: 3.5 mile loop. 8.5 miles round trip
Elevation: trailhead 4,960 feet - 4600 feet low point
Total elevation: 880 feet
Best seasons: Year round
Duration: 2-2.5 hours
Group Sizes: 1-12
Had an amazing time! Wyatt was awesome ! Not only did he show me and my family (husband and 3 boys ..14,9 &8) a good time but he put up with all my photo taking and even showed me some good photo spots and tricks! Def made some awesome family memories. Thanks again guys! - Brianna
Embark on an adrenaline ATV ride to one of the most must see gems of Kanab near Zion National Park. A colossal 200 foot tall hidden cove and massive sandhill shaped by desert winds over thousands of years. Plan for a short .25 hike with an uphill sandy ascent into the entrance. If the hike doesn't leave you breathless then the stunning views and epic scale of this natural wonder.
Truly a photographer's paradise!
Duration: 2.5-3 hours
Group Sizes: 1-24
What to bring: A camera, hiking shoes, sunglasses, face gaiter, and snacks
What's provided: Helmet and water
We came last min and were on a time crunch. We literally had to wait 30 mins (enough time to grab a bite to eat at the Cafe outside) for them to make it happen and work with our schedule (out of towners)! Guide was amazing and me and my family enj