Top Things to Do

Most people come to Zion National Park to sightsee. People do this in many different ways. Some just spend time driving around, or on the shuttle, but the best option is to hike the park and really experience it.

Hiking in Zion National Park

Michael Sproul hiking in the Narrows Zion National Park offers hiking for all ages and ability levels from family strolls to canyoneering down remote slot canyons which offers amazing views to all. The main canyon is where most hikers stay but seasoned hikers can often find solitude as they explore the back country. For an in-depth review of some of the hikes in Zion visit my hiking section of the site.

Horseback Riding in Zion National Park

If you are looking for a more relaxed activity you might want to look at taking a horseback ride. You can get signed up for your horseback ride just across from the Zion Lodge. They have 2 different options either a 1 hour trip for $40 a person with different departure times throughout the day or a ½ day trip for $80 per person.

Biking in Zion National Park

Although bikes are not allowed on many of the Zion trails it is wonderful to take a bike down the scenic drive. Make sure you pull over for the Zion Canyon shuttle busses because they are not allowed to pass you while you are riding on the road. Rental bikes are available from Zion Cycles for $15 dollars an hour to $38 for the full day.

Zion Canyon Shuttle

Zion Canyon Shuttle Bus

If you just want to spend time seeing the amazing scenery without driving or hiking taking the Zion Canyon shuttle is a great way to go. The ride is about 45 minutes each way and as you are heading into the canyon the shuttle has a recording explaining interesting facts and history about Zion National Park. The shuttles come often so you can always hop off at one of the many stops and then get back on another shuttle in a few minutes.

Zion Canyon Tunnel

One of the most fun activities for many tourists is to go through the famous Zion Canyon tunnel. This tunnel took 3 years to build from 1927-1930 and is 1.1 miles long. The tunnel was constructed through solid sandstone which was very difficult at the time. There are a couple of galleries with picture windows that tourists used to be able to get out and look through; however due to safety you are no longer allowed to stop or exit your vehicle while in the tunnel.

Zion-Tubing Tubing in Zion National Park

River tubing is actually not allowed in Zion National Park boundaries; however you can tube right outside the park. You can find one of the local outfitters who will usually rent you a tube for a few hours at a very reasonable price.

Photography in Zion National Park

Many photographers visit Zion each year looking to capture some of the most amazing scenery in the world. There are so many breathtaking views and different canyons, not to mention wildlife and foliage, that can keep any amateur or professional photographer busy forever.