23 ZION ADVENTURES FOR 2023
Heading into the new year craving new adventures? Whatever gets your heart pumping with excitement—thrilling backcountry adventures, Jeep tours, rappelling, or simply hiking through a Zion slot canyon—we’ve got just the thing! Here are 23 Zion Adventures for 2023. Click any headline for more details and booking information.
Seven Thrilling Jeep Tours
For an amazing Zion experience, start at the top! The stunning views from our Top of the World Jeep tour will leave you speechless. Drink in the beauty and grandeur of Zion National Park, East Zion, and the incredible surrounding national parks and wilderness area from an incredible vantage point you can only get with East Zion Adventures.
Enjoy the bumpy thrills on the way to view some of Zion National Park’s most awesome formations. We’ll travel through a forested plateau overlooking Zion’s East Rim Trail, where you’ll see Checkerboard Mesa and Jolley Gulch from the top down.
Stand atop the grand landscapes of East Zion and soak in the incredible views from this exclusive view of Zion National Park.
4. Brushy Cove
Our most extreme off-road adventure! Sit back and enjoy the ride as you ascend over 1,500 feet, pass an abandoned miners cabin, and take in the breathtaking views of Zion and the surrounding canyons. This tour offers the most spectacular fall colors.
Venture to scenic overlooks of the east fork of the Virgin River while learning about Zion’s geology and history. This Jeep adventure is sure to satisfy both history buffs and thrill-seekers.
This tour travels to a similar destination as the Red Canyon Jeep Tour, with incredible sweeping views of Zion National Park’s remote backcountry. It’s stunning at sunset, and a must-see.
7. Zion Sunset
Sometimes it’s about the journey AND the destination. Take it simple and slow with this quiet adventure and enjoy 360 views as the sunsets. It’s the perfect end to an adventure-packed day, and a great start to your 2023 adventures.
Four Off-Road Adventures for an Adrenaline Rush
This is one of two off-road experience that YOU get to drive! After a prep and instruction session, you’ll get to drive a customized 2022 Can’am Maverick through East Zion’s spectacular backcountry, stopping at two main viewpoints for pictures. Buckle up and let’s go!
Our second off-road experience that you get to drive. Thrill seekers will love this exhilarating backcountry tour of East Zion.
This non-technical hiking tour takes you on an off-road UTV adventure to the mouth of Crimson Canyon, one of East Zion’s spectacular slot canyons.
This tour begins with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, which is privately accessed and far from any paved roads.
Six Once-in-a-Lifetime Canyoneering Adventures
Our guided slot canyon tours range from half day to full day and non-technical (hiking) to technical (rappelling required). We have an adventure for every ability level or group size!
Hop into one of our customized UTVs as we take a thrilling ride to a world-class, private access, backcountry slot canyon. Of all of our canyoneering tours, this is often considered the most scenic as well as the most beginner friendly. This tour features three total rappels, with the highest descent reaching almost 100 feet!
This full-day canyoneering experience includes 10 rappels, with the highest reaching 100 feet!
A half-day canyoneering adventure featuring a 70-foot rappel!
This full-day canyoneering tour is one for the bucket list. You get it all, beginning with a stunning off-road Jeep excursion into the heart of Zion National Park’s backcountry, followed by not one, not two, but SIX breathtaking rappels! Add in some rock scrambling and hiking for an iconic Utah slot canyon experience.
16. Rock Drop Canyon
The ideal canyoneering adventure for larger parties or newbies to canyoneering. This short but beautiful canyon features two rappels with the highest totaling 100 feet.
17. Crimson Canyon
Beginning with a UTV tour, this canyoneering adventure features a hike through 100-foot high canyon walls. Your guide will assist as you scramble over large boulders with short climbs of three to six feet.
Six Adventures You Have to Experience on Horseback
Soak in the beautiful sunset over East Zion! Enjoy amazing red rock views as you ride along the base of Red Hollow and White Mountain.
Why limit yourself to one adventure when you can have two? This guided tour combines two of Southern Utah’s most popular activities: exploring scenic slot canyons and horseback riding.
Saddle up on the back of one of our majestic horses and experience the views of Zion National Park on this incredible 1.5-hour trail ride that will take you off into the sunset.
For the 2-hour ride, you will start out by going up switchbacks, then embrace the amazing views as you ride up the ridge to our Pine Knoll viewpoint.
Ride to the top of Twin Knoll for views of Zion National Park, the Elk Heart Mountains, the Kaibab Mountain Range, and surrounding canyons. Excellent for beginner and intermediate riders.
Pine Grove Trail is best for beginners or those who want a peaceful horseback riding experience. Ride through the trees and open areas while learning about horses and spotting wildlife.
Three Bonus Unique East Zion Adventures You Won’t Find Anywhere Else!
Hike the iconic Angels Landing with one of our expert guides—no permit needed. We can also guide your hike if you happened to score a permit!
Enjoy backcountry views of Zion National Park landmarks as we head off in a UTV to the trailhead. A short walk into the abandoned mine reveals mine cart tracks and the remnants of the historic operation.
Enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the east Zion area. Enjoy a snack and watch the sun dip below the red rocks. This hike is approximately one mile, round trip.