Outdoor Recreation In Zion National Park


East Zion - outdoor Recreation

Visiting Zion National Park is an unforgettable experience for all those who make the journey. With endless activities, both guided and unguided, there is never a shortage of things to do in Zion National Park. The stunning scenery and diverse landscapes of Zion make it the perfect place for outdoor recreation. So, whether you’re a thrill seeker looking for your next adrenaline rush or just someone looking to relax and take in the awe-inspiring views of southern Utah or you fall somewhere in the middle of this spectrum, these are some of the best things to do in Zion National Park.


Travel the backcountry mountains of East Zion on an exhilarating off-road experience. One of the most exciting things to do in Zion, There are several jaw-dropping UTV tours in Zion National Park to choose from so you can make sure whatever journey you embark on is right for you.
Slot Canyon - Canyoneering

UTV Canyoneering – East Zion Adventures

UTV rides

UTV Follow Along – East Zion Adventures


Canyoneering combines elements of several of the best things to do in Zion into one unique, awe-inspiring experience. From hiking and UTV rides to rappelling through the canyon, a canyoneering adventure is one you won’t soon forget.
rappelling and slot canyons

Rappelling Slot Canyon Tour – East Zion Adventures

UTV guided tour Zion National Park

UTV Slot Canyon Tour – East Zion Adventures


Want to enjoy the stunning views and breathtaking scenery of Zion National Park while taking part in an outdoor recreation activity that allows you to relax? Then golfing at the Thunderbird Golf Course is the perfect thing to do in Zion National Park for you. This 9-hole course offers magnificent views and is a hole-in-one for any golf enthusiast visiting Zion.
golfing east zion national park

Thunderbird Golf Course


Hiking is perhaps the most iconic outdoor activity in Zion National Park. East Zion is home to some of the best hikes in Zion no matter your skill level or experience. You can take an easy stroll and enjoy the gorgeous views of Zion National Park or push yourself on a more strenuous hike where the journey to the views is an experience all its own.
Hiking Guided Zion National Park

Guided Hiking – East Zion Adventures

Horseback Riding

What better way to connect with nature than going on a horseback riding adventure? Riding along the mountain trails and taking in the sunset on the back of a majestic horse is one thing to do in Zion that will take your trip to the next level and create an experience that will be remembered fondly for years to come.
East Zion Adventures Horseback

Horseback Riding – East Zion Adventures

riding horses at zion mountain ranch

Horseback Riding – Zion Mountain Ranch

A group of people riding on horseback across trails from Zion Ponderosa Ranch & Resort to Zion National Park

Horseback Riding – Zion Ponderosa

Jeep Tours

Jeep tours in Zion National Park are a fun and unique way to experience everything Zion has to offer. There are a variety of different tours available that will fulfill your need for thrill and adventure while taking in the unmatched beauty of Zion National Park. East Zion offers the best Jeep tours in Zion National Park and are dedicated to making sure your experience is perfect.
Blue Jeep giving a tour around East Zion in Zion National Park

Jeep Tours – East Zion Adventures

Mountain Biking

The perfect combination of thrill and adventure with admiring the stunning views of Zion, mountain biking is one of the most popular things to do in Zion National Park. With trails that extend over 4,00 acres, there’s no shortage of pathways for you to explore while you adventure through Zion National Park on your bike.


The endless list of outdoor activities in Zion features something for everyone and ensures that you’ll never run out of things to do in Zion National Park. No matter who you’re visiting with, there is sure to be something that can get you outside and in nature while you enjoy everything that Zion National Park has to offer.

If you have any questions about any of the above activities or anything else you would like to know about Zion National Park, feel free to contact us today for more information.

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