Ramp Up Your Next Trip to Zion

Your trip to Zion doesn’t have to be all “oohs” and “ahhs” from the seat of your car or a park shuttle. Granted, the views around here from just about anywhere are going to be spectacular, so if that’s your plan, your trip to Zion will still be incredible. But, if you’re looking for a bit of extra excitement on your next vacation, here are a few ways to ramp up your next trip to Zion.

Aerial Tours

Avoid the congested roadway altogether and immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of Zion from the air. Soar over clifftops, through canyons, and see areas you would likely never see from the ground by chartering a helicopter or airplane tour. Zion Helicopters and Color Country Air Adventures are two local companies that will definitely elevate your next trip to Zion.

Jeep and ATV Tours

If you’re sick of traffic jams, try bypassing the wait times by going off road! The Greater Zion area is home to some of the best off-road trails and diverse scenery in the country, so put your helmet on and experience the freedom and adrenaline only a 4×4 or ATV can provide. Sand Mountain, Joshua Tree, and Stud Horse Draw are popular areas to explore, and hiring a guide service is a great way to see the most spectacular sights in the area on your next trip to Zion.


Rappel into sandstone slot canyons, scale incredible rock formations, and dive into pools of water that are only seen by an adventurous few. Not for the faint of heart, canyoneering is a highly physical activity that combines route finding, rappelling, problem solving, swimming, and hiking. If you’re a first timer, it’s recommended to hire a guiding company or take a course that will teach you the skills before you attempt to explore any canyons on your own. Zion National Park, Snow Canyon State Park, Lamb’s Knoll, and Yankee Doodle are all popular places to push your skills on your next trip to Zion.

Scuba Dive

You read that correctly- you can indeed scuba dive in the desert of southwest Utah on your trip to Zion. In fact, Sand Hollow State Park is one of the best places to scuba dive. There are all kinds of sunken treasures to explore there including a boat, a VW bus, an airplane, an obstacle course, as well as various rock formations. Contact a local scuba guide and outfitter to start your underwater adventure.

Plan Your Next Trip to Zion

No matter if you’re planning a relaxing vacation, an adventure vacation, or a combination of both, Zion River Resort is your majestic oasis in the Zion canyons of Utah. Book your stay with us on your next trip to Zion for an unforgettable experience.

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