4 Amazing Guided Adventures While Visiting Zion National Park with East Zion Adventures
When exploring Zion National Park and all the beauty that Southern Utah is known for, don't just stick to the popular hikes! Instead, get off the beaten path, get out of your comfort zone and go on an adventure!
This post is part of a paid partnership with East Zion Adventures. All ideas and opinion are 100% my own.
Does that sound a little scary? You might also be wondering how to find those off-the-beaten-path adventures. Well, I'm here to tell you it's not scary, and those hidden gems are easy to find. Just hire East Zion Adventures to take you on a guided adventure!
All my adventures with East Zion Adventures have been to places that even I, as a local, would have never gone on my own.
East Zion Adventures has over two decades of experience guiding guests on world-class recreation adventures just outside the park and surrounding areas. The guides are local experts who love people, adventure, and of course, Zion National Park and the surrounding East Zion area, and they are CPR, and First Aid certified.
A guided adventure allows you to sit back and let the adventure come to you. Well, maybe not come to you....haha. It is the easiest way I know to explore a new place without knowing where you're going and what you're doing.
Guided adventures are also a great way to experience new places with kids. It allows you to be more in the moment with your kiddos because your guide has everything taken care of regarding planning, timing, and safety.
Check out my detailed review of four guided adventures I have had the pleasure of experiencing with East Zion Adventures.
SUNSET JEEP TOUR
Duration: 1.5 Hours
Ages: Ages 2+
Included: Snacks, Water
Adults $69, Kids $59
I have been lucky enough to do the sunset jeep tour to Pine Knoll twice! I went once on a girls' trip with a friend a few summers back and then again this August with my kiddos. My brother and niece even got to join in on the fun with us in August!
A few summers ago with my girlfriend, the weather was perfect. Our guide Tyler had great stories about the history of Zion Ponderosa, and we loved our time with him.
The ride was rugged, bumpy, and so much fun. The jeeps were open air and more than capable of taking on the steeped hills and crazy dirt
roads. I remember being surprised by how much I loved the ride. I had no idea it would have a thrill factor similar to riding a rollercoaster.!
At the top of the knoll, we had time to relax, take in the views and enjoy the show as the sun descended behind the towering cliffs of Zion National Park. It was the perfect evening!
Our sunset jeep tour this August was a whole different story.....haha! Monsoon season in Southern Utah was very active this year. The sky was grey and ominous, and the roads were muddy and slick. We even got stuck for a minute, but that just added to the adventure! My kiddos loved being thrown back and forth and bouncing up and down as our guide skillfully navigated the large boulders and slick muddy roads.
At the top, we watched as lighting hit the Zion cliffs in the distance. It was windy and a little cold. I should have brought jacked for the kiddos.
The real adventure came when the rain started pouring down. We all quickly piled back into the jeep and descended the mountain with thunder and lightning following us. Open-air jeeps are not great for keeping dry........haha! It was a cold and wet adventure, but it was also the most fun ever, and we made some amazing memories.