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East Zion Adventures for Spring

You know those weekends when you’re not really sure where to go or what to do—but you pack a bag and go anyway? It usually works out even better than you planned or hoped because, big or small, you get your fill of adventure.

No plans? No problem. We have 9 East Zion Adventures to fill your heart, free your mind and feed your soul this spring.

East Zion Adventures hiking

Take a Hike

Whether you take the path less followed and find a hidden gem or follow the crowd and tackle one of Zion’s most popular hikes like The Narrows or Angels Landing, all that really matters is that you just go. If you didn’t manage to score the required Angels Landing permit, no worries—sign up for a guided Angels Landing hike with us! Need a little help choosing the perfect hike? East Zion Adventures hiking guides know all the best trails on the east side of the park!

 East Zion Jeep Tours

4×4 Jeep Tour

Good weather, gorgeous scenery, great adventure—Jeep tours are a great way to experience East Zion’s rugged backcountry. Gain a whole new perspective as your Jeep ascends switchbacks over an intense 4×4 trail or descends from a cliff overlooking Zion’s East Rim Trail.

East Zion Adventures Canyoneering

Slot Canyon Adventure

Adventurers from all over the world travel to southern Utah just to visit our beautiful slots canyons. From professional canyoneers to average Joes, there’s a canyoneering adventure for everyone. This epic outdoor experience combines rappelling, hiking, rock scrambling, navigating and quick thinking into an unforgettable adventure. We have half- and full-day guided canyoneering for a variety of skill levels. Learn the ropes with our climbing wall or beginner rappelling class!


Adventure tip:

Can’t choose just one adventure? You don’t have to! Hike, climb and rappel your way through the narrow slot canyons and enjoy an exhilarating backcountry Jeep tour with a combo slot canyon rappelling and Jeep tour.


East Zion Camping Adventures

Go Camping

Sometimes all you need is a night under the stars. Studies show that camping can have a relaxing effect. So camp or glamp on the peaceful side of Zion National Park and wake up refreshed and ready for new adventures. Zion Crest Campground is part of Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort, where you’ll also have access to great amenities and recreation!

East Zion Horseback Adventures Zion National Park

Saddle Up

Experience some of Zion’s best-kept secrets visible only from the trails on horseback. Make this year the one that you check this iconic Western experience off your bucket list! Check out our popular White Mountain Horseback ride, which combines two of Southern Utah’s most popular activities: exploring scenic slot canyons and horseback riding.

 East Zion Adventures Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Coral Pink Sand Dunes

Most of this southern Utah state park is open to ATVs, but sledding down the massive pink and orange-hued sand dunes tops the list of fun and unique adventures. This hidden gem is located just 30 minutes from Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.

Paddle Board SUP East Zion Adventures

Paddle Boarding

Stand-up paddle boarding is a great full body workout. Take a practice run on Zion Ponderosa’s figure-8 pond, surrounded by the majesty of East Zion. Paddle boards and canoes are available at the pond, just stop by the rec barn and ask for paddles!

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UTV to a Slot Canyon

Our combo tours offer a thrilling off-road adventure to private access slot canyons. Choose from Crimson Canyon, Red Rock, or Diana’s Throne for the adventure of a lifetime!

Bryce Canyon near Zion National Park | East Zion Adventures

Visit Three National Parks in One Trip

Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort is centrally located to Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon National Park and Grand Canyon North Rim. Whether you hike down into Zion from the top, take a half-day excursion to Bryce Canyon (75 minutes away) or make the 2-hour trek to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion Ponderosa is the perfect base camp for all of your East Zion adventures! Check here for current lodging and adventure package specials.


You only regret the trips you don’t take. Don’t miss out, start planning your spring adventures now.


Updated April 2023