Unforgettable Zion Adventures for Labor Day Weekend
There’s nothing better for an adventurous spirit than a three-day weekend. Whether it’s hiking, canyoneering, camping, horseback riding, hitting the backcountry trails by Jeep or just relaxing, be sure to get outside and enjoy that extra day off.
Hike Observation Point
This 7-mile round-trip hike leads to panoramic views of Zion National Park, which Backpacker magazine has called “the best birds-eye views in the park.” (We agree!) Skip the 2,148-foot incline from the Zion Canyon floor (and the Zion holiday weekend crowds) by taking the Observation Point trail across Zion Ponderosa Ranch Resort.
Looking for a different hike? East Zion Adventures hiking guides know all the best trails on the east side of the park!
Free Your Spirit With A Canyoneering Adventure
Canyoneering is the ultimate way to experience southern Utah’s beauty. The Zion National Park area features world-class canyoneering that includes hiking, climbing, scrambling and rappelling. Guided canyoneering adventures are the best way to experience East Zion’s magnificent slot canyons.
Experience East Zion’s rugged backcountry with a 4×4 adventure that will leave you wanting more. Choose your Jeep adventure here.
Hike the Narrows
It’s hot and crowded in Zion over the Labor Day weekend but if you head a bit upstream, the Narrows crowds thin out and you can cool off with an epic adventure.
The hike to Cable Mountain across Zion Ponderosa is one of Zion’s best-kept secrets. The Zion Ponderosa route cuts the hike in half, to less than eight miles round trip, and also eliminates thousands of feet in elevation gain.
Paddle Board, Kayak or Canoe
Take a spin on Zion Ponderosa’s figure-8 pond, and bask beneath the blue skies in the beauty of East Zion.
Cool Off in the Pool
or relax those sore muscles in the hot tub at the end of a day of East Zion adventures. Grab a bite to eat from the Poolside Snack Bar – cold drinks, ice cream, even pizza!
Watch the Sunset on Horseback
Hit the trails on horseback and bask in the glow of the sunset over Zion with incredible views of the park and beyond. Sunset horseback rides are a beautiful way to wind down from your East Zion adventures.
Camp Under the Stars
S’mores and Stargazing
Enjoy a campfire with friends, reminiscing about the day’s adventures. Wrap up the evening with stargazing under some of the most beautiful starry skies in southern Utah.