Snow Canyon Private Day Hike

Zion National Park
5.0 (6 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • Fantastic Add-on Utah Hike
  • Explore "Mini Zion Canyon"
  • Top-shelf backpack & trekking poles
  • Dramatic canyons & lava flows
  • Amazing natural and cultural history
  • Tasty trail snacks & picnic lunch


It’s not technically in Zion National Park, but Snow Canyon is nearly as spectacular and well worth a day to hike and explore its stunning scenery! Snow Canyon State Park is sits outside St George in the heart of Utah’s red rock country. With wonderful winter and shoulder season temperatures, amazing scenery and fascinating natural and cultural history, this is a must-see if you’re going to be in the ara. Our hike takes us past towering cliffs, into deep canyons, and by views of ancient lava flows – all the while we’re hiking through land rich with wonderful cultural history!

This tour includes pick-up at your hotel in St. George (or rendezvous at the trailhead if that works better for you,) a backpack and trekking poles, snacks, picnic lunch and expert, naturalist hiking guide.

(Important: We run hikes in almost all weather conditions and very rarely cancel. See our terms and conditions for information on cancellations and refunds.)

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4-6 Hours
$115-$525 Per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

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Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-7 Guests
Trip Length: 4-6 Hours
Distance: 6MI / 9.7KM


Scale of 1-5. 1 is least difficult; 5 is most difficult

These ratings reflect the maximum difficulty way of doing this hike, but the route is easily adjustable to accommodate your group’s ability and desires.

Hiking Distances:

6 mi

Backpack Weight:

8-12 lbs


Moderately Rugged

Max Daily Elev. ↑↓:

610 ft

Heights Exposure:



  • Hiking uphill or downhill with a 8-12 lb backpack for 4-6 hours
  • Maintaining balance and footing on moderately rugged terrain
* For an official and complete list of physical requirements, please see our Essential Eligibility Criteria.


  • Level 1: around other hikers the entire time
  • Level 2: around other hikers most of the time
  • Level 3: around other hikers some of the time
  • Level 4: see a couple other groups during the hike
  • Level 5: most likely to have the trail to ourselves

This hike is offered exclusively as a private tour.

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  • 1 person: $525
  • 2 people: $275 per person
  • 3 people: $245 per person
  • 4-5 people: $205 per person
  • 6-7 people: $175 per person
  • 10 and younger: $135 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party.

*Prices do not include Utah sales tax (6.75%) or guide gratuity

Trip Dates & Booking


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This trip is exclusively booked through customer service due to logistics with lodging, permits, staffing, availability, or something else. Please contact us online or call us at 800-715-HIKE (4453) to request a reservation.

Tour dates reflect general availability. You will select your desired hike during the registration process. The season for this hike is Year Round.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in St. George, Utah
  • Trained hiking guide(s) with years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. See Guide Bios.
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, informative, and full as you’d like, and as is possible in a day
  • Trail snacks and a picnic lunch
  • Use of a top of the line, technical day pack
  • Use of trekking poles
  • Use of crampons in the winter

What's Not Included (Required)

  • Lightweight hiking shoes or hiking boots
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • Warm wool or fleece top (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Warm hat and gloves (Spring, Fall, Winter)
  • Water bottles or bladder (3 liters total capacity)
  • Sunhat

What's Not Included (Recommended)

  • A cold or frozen bottle of water or Gatorade (Spring, Summer, Fall)
  • Sunglasses
  • Knee braces (if needed)
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Gratuity for your guide

Food: What to Expect

Day hike tours include energizing trail snacks and a delicious picnic lunch. Your guide will customize the food for your hike, but a typical lunch consists of gourmet sandwiches or wraps, fruit, veggies, chips, drinks and a dessert. On wintery or cold days you may be treated to soup or a hot, freshly cooked lunch (if you’d prefer a hot meal, please let us know!)

We regularly accommodate vegan, vegetarian, kosher and non-gluten diets and will make adjustments for food allergies. These and other special dietary requests may require an additional fee.

Trip Logistics

Trip Logistics

Where Do We Meet?

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel in St. George, Utah. Or, if it works better for you, we can meet you at the trailhead. Your guide will contact you approximately 7 days before the hike to coordinate your rendezvous and answer any last minute questions you have.

Start Times

Pick Up Times

  • March 15 – May 16: 7am
  • May 17 – Sept 26: 6am
  • Sept 27 – Oct 25: 7am
  • Oct 26 – March 18: 8 am

Safety Precautions

Your safety is our top priority. Our hiking tours are led by professional hiking guides, all of whom are wilderness-certified first responders or EMT’s, each with years of guiding and wilderness experience. Guides adhere to standardized risk management protocols in case of any potential or actual incident, and all tours carry an emergency communication device and comprehensive first-aid kit. Additionally we have a “24/7” system through which guides or guests can reach Wildland support personnel at any time.

If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Age Restrictions

Age restrictions on this trip are as follows:

  • 5 and older to join private tours, with final approval on a case by case basis

Weather In the Southern Utah

Weather in Southern Utah
Southern Utah is a high desert where the weather can vary significantly based on elevation and season. To be fully prepared, please follow the recommended clothing list closely (this list comes as part of your trip packet when you register). The ideal time to be in the Canyon Country is Spring and Fall.

Read below for sample average high and low temperatures in Snow Canyon:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 5.0 (6 reviews)
Sean M

We had a great time!

5 months ago

The whole process was easy. Our guide Darren was awesome. Perfect balance of accommodation, communication, knowledge of the sites, pace, etc. Prepared a perfect lunch too. His passion showed, we had a great time!

Holly B

Highly recommend!

6 months ago

Highly recommend the optional Snow Canyon Day hike! This 7,400-acre park is a scenic wonderland of colorful sandstone cliffs, ancient sand dunes cemented in stone, lava-capped ridges, and diverse vegetation. There are over 38 hiking trails (plus bike trails) that are mostly well-marked & well-traveled, although often confusing to follow if on your own. The guided trek with Wildland is a great way to explore the park, learn about it’s history & artifacts, and to truly enjoy its splendor while in good hands and in good company. It’s also a good way to prep for a base camp or lodge tour. Don’t miss it!

Diane B

One of my favorite hikes!

2 years ago

Nolan and Aubree were great!! I wasn’t sure what to expect. I have never heard of Snow Canyon but added it on to get an extra day of hiking and make the most of my trip while in Utah. It turned out to be one of my favorite hikes. We hiked the trails, climbed the sand dunes, and explored the lava tubes. After our hike, we had a delicious picnic lunch. It was an awesome day. I would highly recommend.

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