Zion In a Day Private Tour

Zion National Park, UT
4.8 (15 reviews)

Trip Highlights

  • All-around Zion Experience
  • Stunning Zion views
  • Creeks, cliffs and canyons
  • Multiple short hikes
  • Amazing natural and cultural history
  • Tasty trail snacks & picnic lunch

Description

Step into a cathedral of wild serenity. Unpack its history. Marvel in its beauty. And discover its secrets. This trip is great for any age, fitness level or physical ability. Your guide will adapt your program to suit your needs.

Your Day In Zion connects a series of short hikes that showcase the diverse splendor of the canyon’s geological, biological, historical and cultural wonders. Expect to do 3 or 4 hikes interspersed with an elegant picnic lunch, tasty snacks and ample opportunities to learn and appreciate why this place has been so special to so many generations of park visitors, pioneers and indigenous Americans.

We will begin the day by traveling to The Temple of Sinawava, the furthest point into the canyon. Here we will hike along the majestic Virgin River, perhaps dip our toes into its famous “Narrows,” and get your first up-close introduction to Zion’s iconographic Navajo sandstone.

From the Narrows, we’ll venture down-canyon where we’ll traverse the inspiring Kayenta Trail, which connects Zion’s serene Emerald Pools and provides excellent opportunities to learn its lessons of geologic time and get a tactile sense for its diverse layers of rock. Cap-off our Kayenta hike with a stroll beneath the refreshing waterfalls spewing from the mouth of Behunin Canyon.

Finally, we’ll culminate our Day in Zion with an invigorating hike of the Watchman Trail, where our vantage point offers stunning views of the dramatic West Temple cliff face under the playful colors on the sinking sun. Descending the Watchman, your guide will make a few insider’s dinner recommendations so you’ll be sure to enjoy your evening-out in the canyon country town of Springdale.

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

5-7 Hours
$115-$495 Per Person
Season: Year Round

Season: Year Round

Return Guests get a 10% discount on all Trips!
Trip Type: Day Hike Tour
Difficulty Level:
Solitude Level:
Group Size: 1-12 Guests
Trip Length: 5-7 Hours
Distance: 5MI / 8KM

DIFFICULTY LEVEL 1

  • Level 1: 2-6 miles, less than 500 feet elevation change on good trails
  • Level 2: 3-8 miles, up to 2000 feet of elevation change on good trails
  • Level 3: 4-10 miles, up to 3000 feet of elevation change on good to rugged trails
  • Level 4: 4-12 miles, up to 4000 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail
  • Level 5: 6-16 miles, up to 5,500 feet of elevation change on rugged trails or off trail

SOLITUDE LEVEL 1

  • 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 temporarily (due to COVID-19 transportation logistics) has a minimum of 4 guests.

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Rates

Rates

  • 4-5 people: $175 per person
  • 6-7 people: $145 per person
  • 8-12 people: $115 per person
  • 10 and younger: $105 per person

Private day hike tours are only open to your party. 4 people minimum.

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

Trip Dates & Booking

TRIP DATES & BOOKING

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Available to Book

AVAILABLE TO BOOK

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GOING FAST

This trip has 1 or 2 spots remaining and is bookable online! Click on the date to book now or contact us online to book through customer service.

Request a Reservation

REQUEST A RESERVATION

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.

The listed dates reflect general availability for Southern Utah day hike tours. You will select your exact hike during the registration process. The season for this tour is Year Round.

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Trip Details

Trip Details

What's Included

  • A professional, knowledgeable, medically trained, friendly wilderness guide.
  • 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?

You will rendezvous with your guide outside the visitor center inside Zion National Park (see map). Your guide will contact you approximately 7 days before your hike to coordinate this rendezvous and answer any questions you have.

Start Times

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

Safety Considerations

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. We’ve developed comprehensive risk management protocols that our guides adhere to in case of an emergency, and most tours carry a satellite phone. If you have any further questions about safety, please contact us at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) for more information.

Guides

Your tour will be led by a trained, experienced professional with a solid guiding background, years of personal wilderness and hiking experience, medical certifications, and a passion for leading people into breathtaking landscapes. Check out our Meet Our Team page for staff bios.

Group Size and Restrictions

The maximum group size on this hiking tour is 12 guests. If you have more questions about group size, please give us a call at 1-800-715-HIKE (4453) and we’ll answer all your questions.

Age restrictions 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. The weather is very moderate: occasional dustings of snow in the winter that melt rapidly, and summer temperatures in the low 90s (°F) that often cool down with thunderstorms. 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 average high and low temperatures in Utah’s Canyon Country:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Month
High
Low
Dec-Feb
43°
18°
March
55°
27°
April
64°
33°
May
73°
40°
Jun-Aug
88°
55°
September
79°
45°
October
67°
35°
November
53°
25°

Trip Reviews

Trip Reviews

  • Average Customer Ratings:

  • 4.8 (15 reviews)
Rebekah A
5.0

Whole Experience Memorable

1 month ago

We had an amazing time with our guide, Daniel, and driver, Sam. They are both very personable and knowledgeable. They were so fun to talk with and listen to and so approachable. Daniel was patient with us and let us set our own pace. We got a lot of chances to take pictures and videos, and rest when needed. They provided snacks, drinks, packs and poles which was super helpful. Daniel also made us a phenomenal and delicious lunch once we finished. He also brought a very yummy birthday cake for our brother-in-law whose birthday was the week before. They made the whole experience so memorable and unforgettable. It was nice to have such a personal experience and not have to wait in a line for hours just to get on a shuttle. We will absolutely use Wildland Trekking in the future!

Amanda C.
5.0

Excellent Guide and Lunch!

7 months ago

Wally was an excellent guide! Full of knowledge and expertise and helped to challenge us during our hike. He also packed one of the best lunches which I considered to be one of my favorite meals the entire trip.

Micah P.
5.0

Fantastic Guide, Lunch and Day

1 year ago

James our guide for the day was absolutely fantastic. We’re so thankful we got him as a guide. He gave us amazing info and showed us fantastic spots. The small details and plants he pointed out made us love the hike even more. He really made this trip worth it for us.

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