Colorful cliffs within Zion National Park provide unforgettable views. Ride horseback, hike, bicycle or ride a shuttle through the canyon to observe striking geological formations etched from orange, pink and white layers of sandstone.
The terrain offers delightful trails for every hiking skill level. Ride the 80-minute-roundtrip shuttle, stepping off at multiple points to take photos. For easy to moderate walks, follow Pa’rus Trail along the Virgin River or Lower Emerald Pool trail to reach a waterfall. Both provide valley views. Ride horseback along Sand Bench Trail and hike atop a landslide.
For greater challenges, make the strenuous half-day hike up 27 switchbacks to Angels Landing, a ridge 1,500 feet (460 meters) above the valley floor, for 360-degree views of Zion Canyon. Far below, hike through the Narrows at river level, learn to canyoneer on the Subway trail to Keyhole Falls or hike to Kolob Arch, one of the world’s largest freestanding arches. Try other activities: wilderness backpacking, camping, river tubing, four-wheel drive touring, rock climbing and of course, taking beautiful photographs.
Look for more than 900 species of plants, some seemingly growing from barren rock. Over 200 kinds of birds live here or migrate through. Spot the brown shapes of mule deer or desert bighorn sheep moving slowly in front of orange sandstone and look for a California condor high on the cliffs.
This popular site attracts millions of visitors annually, meaning parking spaces within the canyon fill rapidly. Park in Springdale and catch the free Springdale Shuttle for convenient park access. Then use the free hop-on, hop-off Zion Canyon Shuttle to move within the park.
Zion National Park is at Utah’s southwest corner, a 2.5-hour drive from Las Vegas, Nevada. After visiting Zion, continue northeast to the strikingly etched landscapes of Utah’s four other national parks. If you have a large vehicle, be aware of Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel permit requirements. To camp, make reservations, especially during peak seasons.
Purchase an economical interagency pass for access to all U.S. national parks; seniors receive big discounts. Zion National Park is open year-round. Enjoy your visit to this colorful treasure.
Hiking, Nature and Natural Parks
Get information on the various park activities, view exhibits on the park’s geology and purchase souvenirs at this informative visitor center.
Embark on this trail to travel back in time to the Triassic period, with a vista of the colored rocks of the Zion Canyon.
Discover an oasis in the heart of Zion National Park, where three small pools and waterfalls sparkle in the desert.
Take the Zion Canyon Shuttle to the last stop and explore the breathtaking scenery at the northern end of the canyon.
Marvel at the stories of people who lived in seemingly barren lands and created a lasting impact in this northern Utah national park.
Hike a short trail to see three of Zion National Park’s most iconic peaks rising above the west side of the canyon.
TWO BREATHTAKING NATIONAL PARKS IN ONE TOUR! YOU'LL NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN! Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon on a day trip from Las Vegas. Enjoy complimentary hotel pick up, smoothie and fruit salad as breakfast and a boxed lunch.
Learn why artists and photographers have flocked to Zion National Park for the last hundred years during a tour of this national gem. Leave the glittering lights of Las Vegas in your rearview mirror and discover a desert paradise during a full-day trip that includes lunch and a mellow hike to Emerald Pools.
Take a break from the city and escape to nature's sanctuary, Zion. When initially discovered by Mormon settlers in the 1800's, they saw the landscape as paradise on Earth. With an eclectic landscape and ecosystem, Zion showcases everything from sandstone cliffs, tall mesas, gorgeous waterfalls, and sweeping plains.
Spend a full day with us at Zion National Park, Utah's oldest of the five national parks and closest to Las Vegas. Only a 2.5-hour drive from Las Vegas, you will drive through The Mojave Desert and Moapa River Indian Reservation.
Cover a wide range of sights in just 3 days, letting Mother Nature's beauty surround you. Visit national parks landmarks that include Zion, Bryce, Lake Powell, Antelope Canyon, Monument Valley, and the Grand Canyon, spending the night in a 3-star hotel accommodation.
Make a journey to beautiful Zion and Bryce National Parks and encounter some of the country's most extraordinary hiking and walking trails. This overnight excursion includes transportation and accommodation in a 3-star hotel to ensure a comfortable and hassle-free experience.
Discovering the beauty of Zion vista by vista
Journeying from scenery to sizzle one photo at a time
Planning a scenery-to-sizzle sejour between Zion National Park and Vegas