Things To Do in Zion Canyon National Park

As you can see from the items below, there is plenty to do in the Zion National Park area. No matter what your interest, you are bound to find something that catches your eye. If you need more information about these or other things to do, please call us: (435) 772-3251.

things to do in zionHiking

Zion National Park offers many trails ranging from short "leg-stretcher" walks to strenuous adventures. If you wish to go into the backcountry it is best to check in at the visitor center in Zion National Park for detailed information on the trails of your choice. For guided hiking or trail information you may see some information by clicking on the following links:

Wildflowers & Fall Colors

A variety of life zones and habitats makes Zion an excellent location for wildflower walks in spring and brilliant leaf color in autumn. In the spring the cactus are blooming and Indian Paintbrush is visible throughout much of the summer season.


Zion National Park offers the photographer many opportunities to explore color, texture, and light. From the valley floor to the highest plateau the scenes change at every turn. Foliage on trails will make an excellent frame to your scenes. Sunrise and sunset present significant changes to lighting on the faces of canyon walls. There is plenty of wildlife (Turkeys, Deer, Lizards, Insects, Squirrels and other birds) to view and the river through the park is spectacular throughout the day. When it rains you’ll find an even more spectacular experience with waterfalls coming down over every rock face. Consider yourself blessed if it rains while you are in Zion.

ATV Riding

In the areas surrounding Zion National Park you’ll find some spectacular back country and there are few better ways to see more of the scenery than on your own All Terrain Vehicle. Guided tour operators will show you how to operate the machines and then lead you on your adventure. -

zion things to doBicycling

The Pa'rus Trail offers a paved, carefree alternative for bicyclists to connect with the Zion Canyon Scenic Drive. Shuttle buses are equipped with bike racks. Biking is a great experience in and outside of the park with many trails in the surrounding area that will take you to scenic overlooks and through some spectacular backcountry. Check for more details with a local bike shop. -,


Canyoneering is the sport of exploring canyons by climbing, rappelling, swimming, or rafting. Visit Zion Rock and Mountain Guides at for more information.

Horseback Riding

Inside and outside of Zion National Park you may enjoy riding horseback along scenic trails and / or to scenic overlooks. Horseback riding in this area takes you back to the times of the old west when many were discovering this region for the first time. Options for riding are for one hour through a full day or multi-day ride. -

River Tubing

You may ride the river when the water levels are good. Take a nice cool adventure ride through the park and into the town of Springdale via the Virgin River. This is the river that carved the deep and grandiose canyons of Zion National Park. - Zion Adventure Company

O.C. Tanner Amphitheater

Frequently you will find some excellent and even world-class entertainment at this amphitheater located in Springdale, Utah. The setting is spectacular and the seating capacity is over 2,500. Ask for details when you call for a reservation or click here to see a schedule -

what to do near zionThe Bumbleberry Theatre

Located one mile from the entrance of Zion National Park, the Bumbleberry Theatre features world-class entertainment in Springdale Utah. Known for their original musical productions, the Bumbleberry Theatre continues to rival shows as seen in Branson, MO and beyond. With electrifying performances and high-energy variety, you will experience music, dance, comedy and more. Special guest entertainers will also be featured throughout the year in Bumbleberry’s new concert series.

For complete show schedule visit their website:

Call: (435) 772-3224

Places to Eat

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Specialty Adventures

If you are looking for something a little off the beaten path, check out these websites for a unique Zion experience:

Zion Helicopters

Ridin' Zion

Zion Outback Safari's