Zion National Park Hiking Tours

Zion National Park | Utah
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Trip Highlights

Top three reasons to go hiking in Zion

  • Trip Highlight

    A red-rock wonderland created by water, wind, and snow

  • Trip Highlight

    The most variety and density of hiking trails anywhere in the USA

  • Trip Highlight

    The Narrows reward hikers with postcard scenery of the canyon

Tucked away in Utah’s southwest corner at the intersection of the Colorado Plateau, the Great Basin, and the Mojave Desert, Zion National Park offers too many epic hiking tours to count. The geological and biological diversity are a huge draw for hiking and nature enthusiasts from around the world. Alongside the experts, you’ll explore Zion’s iconic hikes showcasing stunning Narrows slot canyons, red monoliths, and wind-carved arches. Learn more about the best day hikes in Utah from Maggie Slepian — backpacker, trail runner, climber, and mountain biker

Season

Spring and fall are ideal, but you can hike year-round

Nearest city

St. George, UT, is about an hour’s drive to Zion

Duration

1 day

Skill level

Beginner to advanced

Itineraries

Choose how you spend your day

Half-Day Hiking Tour in Zion

Half-day

Make the most of your half-day in Zion National Park on amazing guided hiking trips. Enjoy the views of the spectacular canyon, take photos of the natural rock arches, or stray off the beaten path to marvel at the tranquil Emerald Pools. Explore some of the most breathtaking trails and places in the park such as the Pa’rus Trail, the Canyon Overlook, or the Riverside Walk, and make lifelong memories. Challenge yourself to learn and experience new things in a breathtaking environment and discover what makes Zion so special!

A Full-Day of Hiking in Zion

Full-day

Have a fun day exploring the wilderness of Zion on guided hikes that take you to the most beautiful areas of this stunning National Park. Venture to the slot canyons of the Narrows, the tranquil Emerald Pools, refreshing waterfalls, and more, and enjoy the gorgeous views spreading for miles on end. Discover waterfalls and tranquil lakes or traverse along towering sandstone walls carved by water over millions of years. If you are unsure about the terrain or are looking to expand your hiking potential, a guide can be of great value — let them tailor the trip according to your needs and get the most out of your day!

Slots and Arches Private Hiking Tour

Full-day

The vast geology of Zion National Park has created spectacular environments with adventures around every corner! Explore the arches and slot canyons that made Zion National Park famous with the help of a local tour guide. The walls of the canyons rise nearly 2000ft and are only 30ft apart at some points! Gain nearly 1500ft of elevation in about 2.5 miles until you reach a plateau offering stellar 360 degree views.

Reviews

Reviews (2)

Wonderful Experience
Charlotte about Zion Guide Hub on TripAdvisor

I did 2 experiences with Zion Guide Hub – full day hiking + full day hiking/canyoneering. Hector was my guide for both days. He was great – conversation, knowledge of area, & expertise with hiking and canyoneering. He also took great photos of me at different viewpoints and while canyoneering. Hector was also great at helping to navigate difficult areas – there were several times where I asked him where to put my feet to climb up rocks. For one of the excursions, I did Angel’s Landing hike. After that hike, since I was worn out from Angel’s Landing, he drive me to a couple of areas outside of the park with great views. For the other excursion, we hiked Water Canyon and did 5 different rappels. Both days offered beautiful views.

Best guide at Zion
Emily about Zion Guide Hub on TripAdvisor
Did two different guided excursions with Sunny. Full-day hike and half-day canyoneering. Very knowledgeable, made us feel safe, and had an amazing time. This was our first time to the park. Definitely recommend Sunny if you want an unforgettable experience.
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Covid measures in Zion

57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.
We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, guides and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Zion, please refer to the Zion National Park webpage.
Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

What’s included?

What you get on this adventure:

    • An experienced, local hiking guide with extensive knowledge of the area
    • A half or full day of hiking depending on your chosen itinerary
    • Transportation to the trailhead if possible
    • Lunch for full-day hikes

What’s not included:

    • Transportation to Zion
    • Accommodations
    • Meals and snacks
    • Entrance fee

Zion National Park requires an entry fee ($20) which can be purchased upon arrival. Entrance is permitted with either an America the Beautiful Annual Pass ($80) or a Zion-specific park pass ($35).

How fit do I need to be?

To enjoy the trails in Zion National Park need to be able to hike for five to eight hours, depending on the chosen itinerary. You have the option of multiple short moderate hikes or one long, strenuous hike (ex. Angels landing). Please research and decide which hikes you hope to explore prior to the trip start or let your guide determine the best trails for your group’s skill level. Keep in mind, the weather in summer can be very hot!

What do I need to bring?

Here’s a list of the equipment you need to bring:

    • Day pack large enough to carry all the items listed (around a 25-40L bag)
    • Hiking poles — optional
    • Water bottle or hydration bladder (2L capacity)
    • Lightweight hiking boots or shoes
    • Spare clothes for layering
    • Waterproof rain jacket
    • Sunhat
    • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
    • Headlamp or flashlight
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera — optional (but recommended)

Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

Group sizes and age requirements

Group sizes and prices:

    • The guest-to-guide ratio for these hiking tours is usually 6:1 with up to 12 people per group.
    • It takes at least 2 participants for these tours to run. If you want to go out with a guide alone, you can do it by paying for 2 spots.
    • Pricing is per person, and the cost doesn’t decrease as the group grows.

If your hiking party is larger than six people, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Min. age requirements:

    • Anyone over the age of 18 can join these day-hiking tours
    • Minors as young as 4 may be permitted to join the hike on a case-by-case basis, but must be in the presence of a parent or legal guardian.

If you plan to hike with anyone under the age of 18, please contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

Getting there and meeting location

To get to Zion National Park, most people fly into McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas. From Las Vegas, which is only three hours away, you can rent a car or take a shuttle service to Zion National Park. The closest commercial flight airport is St. George Regional Airport, only an hour’s drive away from the Park. From there, you also can take a shuttle to Zion National Park.

Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, your guide will suggest the best place to meet. You will typically meet your guide at their shop in Springdale. Your guide will provide transportation to and from the activities locations if possible.

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