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East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

1. East Zion: Crimson Slot Canyon Exploration and UTV Tour

This tour begins with a thrilling ride in a customized off-road machine leading to a slot canyon, which is privately accessed only and far from any paved roads. Once at the canyon's mouth, the hike begins. The red canyon walls stretch over 100-feet high on either side, with a gap of only 6-10 feet between the walls to hike through. Led by a guide and local expert, the tour continues on foot through the canyon while learning about Native American history and geographical information. Large boulders frequent the route, requiring climbs of 3-6 feet with the assistance of the guide. After traveling the desired distance into the canyon and capturing stunning pictures of these sandstone formations, you’ll hike the same route back to the vehicle and return to the meeting location.

East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

2. East Zion: Cliffs Sunset and Backcountry Off-Road Jeep Tour

Experience the sunset from atop a cliff in Eastern Zion on this guided off-road Jeep tour. Witness incredible sweeping views of Zion National Park's remote backcountry and stop at special viewpoints, free from crowds and interruptions.  Depart just before sunset. After a short drive on the highway, officially begin your off-road adventure. Enjoy the ride as your guide maneuvers the rugged trail, ending at a western-facing viewpoint just in time to watch the sun descend behind the cliffs of Zion. From this breathtaking location, see views of the West Temple, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and other major Zion landmarks. Take in the scenery and capture the experience with plenty of photos before hopping back on the Jeep again.  After another exciting Jeep ride and stop at a viewpoint, return to the starting point of the tour at Thunderbird Lodge.

East Zion: 1-Hour Stargazing Experience

3. East Zion: 1-Hour Stargazing Experience

Bundle up in warm blankets and enjoy a hot chocolate as you see the Utah Milky Way for the first time. Your knowledgeable guides will help you learn about constellations as you gaze at the crystal-clear night sky. Meet your guide and take a short 5 to 10-minute walk to the stargazing point. Cozy up as you're taught about the constellations and have the opportunity to see the stars through a powerful telescope. Look out for a shooting star. This 1-hour stargazing experience will leave you breathless and with a new perspective on the night sky.

East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

4. East Zion: Pine Knoll Horseback Tour

Saddle up and experience Zion National Park from a unique perspective. This is more than a typical trail ride and is great for both beginners and experienced riders. You will begin with a quick introduction and get acquainted with the horses. Learn their unique personalities as you prepare to spend the next two hours together. Your guide will demonstrate safe techniques for handling your horse. The ride begins by following a trail that winds up the side of Pine Knoll through the desert forest with an intense elevation increase. Eventually, the ride exits the forest and you'll get to see majestic sweeping views of Southern Utah and Zion National Park. At the summit, you'll pause to capture pictures that will help you remember this experience for years to come. Then, continue down the mountain, all the while learning about the area and wildlife while listening to western stories.

East Zion: Brushy Cove Jeep Adventure

5. East Zion: Brushy Cove Jeep Adventure

Climb into a completely customized Jeep Wrangler and witness the spectacular landscapes of East Zion. The Jeep has open sides and is able to accommodate the entire family (up to 9 people). Your driver and guide will begin the tour on a smooth road for several miles. You will learn of the area's history and the general lay of the land as you drive past some of the smaller canyons that make up Zion National Park. After this short introduction, the trail begins. Hold on tight as the Jeep crawls over boulders and ascends narrow, steep switchbacks before pausing at a beautiful viewpoint. Views of the West Temple, Checkerboard Mesa, the Narrows, and other prominent Zion landmarks are visible from here. After snacks, water, and pictures, the tour continues with a steep descent down the mountain. Learn about the century-old Ponderosa Pine Trees that tower above the trail as the Jeep moves down the mountainside. Watch out for wildlife including Mule Deer, Wild Turkey, Elk. On some occasions, a Mountain Lion or Black Bear may even be spotted. Once you get back to the road, you will return to the meeting point.

Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon): Off-Road Jeep Tour & Hike

6. Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon): Off-Road Jeep Tour & Hike

Explore one of the most sought-after slot canyons in Southern Utah on this guided off-road tour to Red Canyon (Peek-a-Boo Canyon). This tour is ideal for those looking for fun, awesome views, and a true canyon experience. Come with a camera and prepare to take in all the beauty Peek-a-Boo offers. You can expect a very easy hike that is suitable for all ages. After meeting your guide at the Peek-a-Boo Trailhead, travel for 10 to 15 minutes via Jeep to the breathtaking Peek-a-Boo Slot Canyon and learn about this special area from an experienced guide. Hop off the Jeep and explore the amazing red sand. If you’re looking to pack in some serious fun and adventure while you’re in the area, then this is the tour for you.

East Zion: 1-Hour Checkerboard Overlook Jeep Tour

7. East Zion: 1-Hour Checkerboard Overlook Jeep Tour

Take a thrilling Jeep ride through the backcountry of East Zion. See stunning views of natural landscapes and learn interesting information about the park along the way. Climb into a customized 4x4 Jeep and buckle up as your guide begins the tour. A fast-paced, exhilarating ride through the forest eventually exits at a breathtaking viewpoint of Checkerboard Mesa. This is the backcountry view from the elevated plateau. Next, hold on tight while your vehicle descends from this perch on a steep trail that leads to Jolly Gulch. This is a massive tributary slot canyon of Zion National Park. Throughout your tour learn about the area's pioneers and interesting geographical information about the formation of the national park. After pictures and laughs, the tour continues in a loop back to the starting point.

East Zion: Stone Hollow Full-day Canyoneering Tour

8. East Zion: Stone Hollow Full-day Canyoneering Tour

Feel like a true adventurer as you wander, hike, and abseil through East Zion’s most remarkable canyons. On this full-day trip with an experienced guide, you’ll explore the otherworldly red walls of the slot canyons and learn about what makes each route unique. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, looking for beautiful sights or an adrenaline rush, everyone is welcome in Zion National Park. After a quick safety lesson, you’re ready to jump right in. Take time to catch your breath and dig into a complimentary lunch. Be sure to snap some pictures of the gorgeous landscape, which you won’t find anywhere else in the world.

Orderville: Rappelling Slot Canyon and UTV Tour

9. Orderville: Rappelling Slot Canyon and UTV Tour

Come ready for an adrenaline-fueled trip through some of Southern Utah's backcountry. Meet your guide in Orderville, UT, and hop in the UTV as your off-road adventure begins. Marvel at the rugged Utah landscape as you head for your destination. Arrive at one of the most beautiful slot canyons in Southern Utah. Your guides will teach you some canyoneering basics as you get ready. No prior experience is necessary for this rappelling adventure. Harness up and use the skills you learned from your guides to rappel through the majestic slot canyon. Tackle your fears and step outside your comfort zone, as you choose from a choice of 4-7 rappels whose heights depend on skill level.

Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

10. Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

Enjoy an exhilarating Via Ferrata climb in Orderville, Utah. Feel the thrill of climbing a sheer rock face and make your way back down the mountainside through a series of heart-wrenching rappels. Check in with your guide around half a mile from the starting point before making your way to the base of your Via Ferrata route fixed to a private red-and-white-faced cliff. Join your experienced guide as they lead you along 2 pitches of a custom-designed Via Ferrata. Enjoy unparalleled views of Orderville valley and of Zion National Park's east side as you ascend. Feeling invigorated by your climb, get ready for the next leg of your outdoor adventure, 2 rappels, including a 220-foot rappel into a white rock, mini slot canyon. Between rappels, go canyoneering, making your way through spectacular mini canyons and the majestic Southern Utah landscape.

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What people are saying about Orderville

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 159 reviews

This adventure is very well organized! From the meeting location, UTV to the Crimson Slot Canyon and the hike through the canyon. We were with Cody and McCoy they were very knowledgeable about the area, they canyon and how to climb through the though spot. We will definitely be back!! And highly recommend!

Vern was our driver ,he is amazing. He took the best pictures of our family as well as giving us tips on how to get the best sunset photos . He's very knowledgeable of the area and we had a great time talking to him .

Our guide Cody was great! My sister and I are not in shape to hike so he took he showed us what we were able to do. Cody took great pictures of us that I will treasure.

We had a great time! Jenna was such a friendly and sweet guide. Great views and a great time. Had lunch at the lodge and made awesome memories!

We really enjoyed this . Our guide was great. It was challenging for me at age 56 but still fun !