Outdoor Recreation

From hiking to fishing to winter sports, there are plenty of activities for the outdoor enthusiast in Zion National Park.

Zion's Pa'rus Trail

Biking and Walking Zion’s Pa’rus Trail – Easy, Paved, and Dog-Friendly

Pa’rus Trail is one of the favorite places for bikes as well as strollers and wheelchairs. And it’s dog-friendly which is rare in national parks. Read More...

Mountain Bikers on slickrock bike trail in Moab, UT. Photo by ACP via Wikimedia Commons

Biking in Moab near Arches and Canyonlands

Moab offers some of the best end-over opportunities around and of course, made its name as the home to the best mountain biking on Earth. Read More...

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Biking Inside and Nearby Zion Nationl Park

Choose the family- and pet-friendly Pa’rus Trail inside Zion, the challenging Gooseberry Mesa Trail for experienced mountain bikers, or the cool Navajo Lake. Read More...

Horseback riding at Ruby's Inn

Bryce Canyon Horseback, ATV, Bike Rentals & Flights

Ruby’s Inn is a concessionaire for activities in and near Bryce Canyon National Park. Ride a horse, rent a bike, take an ATV tour, or go on a scenic flight. Read More...

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Catch a 30-Pound Trout in Southern Utah

The areas north of Zion, northern Nevada and Idaho are premier fly fishing destinations. They welcome the removal of non-native trout. Read More...

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Entering Zion By Bicycle Through Mt. Carmel Tunnel

Bicycles and pedestrians are prohibited through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel. If you are entering Zion thru east entrance, you must arrange shuttle service Read More...

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Fishing inside Zion Park

The Virgin River through Zion is considered a wild river and has six species native to the Virgin River basin, four of which reach into the Zion headwaters. Read More...

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Horseback Riding in Zion

In-park trail rides follow the course of the Virgin River or expand out into Sand Beach Trail. Read More...

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Horseback Riding Red Canyon & Beyond

There are many excellent trail riding adventures within the national parks, national forest and other public lands throughout the region. Read More...

Rafting on the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. Courtesy photo

Rafting near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

Go river rafting through the redrock canyons surrounding Arches and Canyonlands national park on the Colorado and Green rivers. Read More...

The Virgin River canyon called The Narrows in Zion National Park

Some Canyoneering Favorites in Zion National Park

Try the sport that includes hiking and technical rock climbing inside Zion National Park including the Narrows, the Subway, and North Creek. Read More...

What to Bring: Canyoneering

Before tackling the Narrows-or any other slot canyon in Utah brush up on your safety skills for pools, flash floods, and technical terrain Read More...

What to Wear: Canyoneering

Slot canyons, including Zion Narrows, are deceptively cold—and often wet. Pack accordingly. Read More...

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Whitewater Rafting in Utah

Two of our favorite rivers for rafting in Utah are the Green River and, of course, the Colorado. Head to eastern Utah for these exciting trips. Read More...

Zion National Park in Winter

Winter Recreation in Zion National Park

Zion’s snowcapped mountains are spectacular in the winter. The canyon is not normally subject to heavy snow, so hiking and biking are still popular. Read More...

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Zion, the Birthplace of Canyoneering

Zion and the nearby area offer a wealth of climbing opportunities, both guided and unguided. The Narrows may be the birthplace of canyoneering. Read More...