Itineraries

Day 1

Arriving in east zion

East Zion makes a great central location point for so many of the points of interest in the area. 

Arrival
The East Zion area is conveniently located just over three hours from Las Vegas.  Whether you are flying or driving, we are easily accessed from major cities such as Salt Lake City, Phoenix, St. George, and Las Vegas.

> Check-in 
> Dinner
> Take a sunset guided adventure such as a Jeep Tour, Horseback Ride
> Enjoy a star-gazing experience

 

Day 2

Zion National Park

East Zion makes a great central location point for so many of the beautiful natural beauty around it.   You're conveniently located just minutes away from the east gate of Utah's Zion National Park

> Breakfast
> Drive into Zion National Park and enjoy the upper east side of the park for it's more quiet experiences, or venture to the west entrance of the park where you'll find the visitor center and shuttle services into the park.  Enjoy one of your chosen hikes, take time to do some photography, rent electric bikes and ride up canyon.
> Lunch (bring it with you, or take a break in Springdale, or at the Zion Lodge within the main canyon of Zion National Park
> Try another selected hike or venture to various shuttle stops for photographs from various viewpoints. 
> Popular trail options include The Narrows, The Canyon Overlook, Emerald Pools, Angels Landing (reservation required), and more.
> Return to you lodging for dinner and an evening guide tour, or simply relax after a good day in Zion National Park.

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Day 3

Bryce Canyon National Park

East Zion makes a great central location point for so many of the beautiful natural beauty around it.  You're especially close to Bryce Canyon National Park which is an easy destination for a half-day or full day-trip.

> Breakfast
> Drive to Bryce Canyon National Park and enjoy this 20 mile long park that traverses north and south across a vast forested plateau.  Enjoy a hikes that suits the abilities of the people in your group, and take time to capture some photos.
> Lunch (bring it with you, or take a break just outside Bryce Canyon National Park where several restaurants and a grocery store are located.
> Experience another hike or venture to various scenic overlooks for short walks to viewpoints where you can take in the grandeur of Bryce Canyon and capture a few great photographs.
> Popular trail options include The Navajo Loop, The Queens Garden, Wall Street, and more.
> Return to your lodging for dinner and an evening guided tour, or relax after a great day at Utah's Bryce Canyon National Park.

Top-down view of the bottom of Bryce Canyon and trees inside Bryce Canyon National Park

Day 4

Adventure

East Zion makes a great central location point for so many of the beautiful natural scenic attractions. Today is a day to enjoy the scenery from horseback, Jeep, UTV, or on foot.

> Breakfast
> Venture into the back-country with a guide on horseback, Jeep, into a slot canyon, or rappelling down a cliff face.  
> Lunch (bring your lunch in a day-pack, or take a break for lunch at nearby restaurants or grocery stores.
> Experience another adventure on horseback, Jeep, in a slot canyon or try any number of other experiences as provided by local outfitters.
> Return to your lodging, grab some dinner and enjoy a sunset guided tour.

Slot Canyon - Canyoneering

Day 5

Adventure

Another day for outdoor adventure, of which there is a large supply.  Continue to experience the great outdoors via Jeep, UTV, horseback or hiking.

> Breakfast
> With a guide step into the backcountry on horseback, Jeep, walk through a canyon, or rappel into the depths of the mysterious hidden and convoluted slot canyons.  
> Lunch - Bring your lunch with you or take a break at nearby restaurants.
> Experience another adventure on horseback, Jeep, in a slot canyon or try any number of other experiences as provided by local outfitters.
> Return to your hotel, motel, vacation rental or other lodging option and enjoy dining at a local restaurant or then, if light permits, enjoy an end-of-day guided tour.

Jeep Tour - East Zion Utah

Day 6

Grand Staircase National Monument or Cedar Breaks National Monument

These national monuments might be considered national parks in other states, but Utah is so filled with beauty that these large monuments are bursting at their buttons to show off their beauty.

> Breakfast
> Drive into the Grand Staircase National Monument via back-roads (dirt) that lead to lesser know scenic attractions and places for adventure or exploration.  Plan you destinations and take your maps and you can experience some rough scenic country in relative quiet. Bear in mind that the Grand Staircase is very large and you can spend a full-day just exploring here.  Many more days if you desire.
> Lunch (bring lunch with you, as you won't be near restaurants.
> Return to your lodging for dinner and an evening guided tour, or relax after a great day.
* Fill your gas tank, bring plenty of water, snacks, food, and some layers of clothing for varying temperatures.

View of the cliffs at the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from far away

Day 7

East Zion to cascade falls, navajo lake, cedar breaks national monument, and Cedar Mountain.

> Breakfast
> Venture up onto the Markagunt Plateau in the afternoon to view the vast expanse of Cedar Breaks National Monument. 
> Lunch - Bring it with you, or find restaurants at Duck Creek Village
> Check out the fields of wildflowers, and visit other attractions such as Cascade Falls, Navajo Lake, Duck Creek Village, and Mammoth Cave.
> Return to your lodging for dinner and relax after a great day in the highland areas of southwestern Utah.

  • Please note that places such as Cedar Breaks are not accessible during winter months, and destinations within the Grand Staircase National Monument should not be accessed during inclement weather or days when rain or snow is expected.
Man leaning over railing looking down Cascade Falls near Cedar Breaks National Monument by Cedar City, Utah
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Recreation

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Dining

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  • 9065 West, UT-9, Mt Carmel, UT 84755
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  • Twin Knolls Rd, Orderville, UT 84758
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  • 4490 S State St, Orderville, UT 84758
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Thunderbird Restaurant

  • 4530 State St, Mt Carmel, UT 84755

Lodging

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