Zion National Park and nearby Snow Canyon State Park are both outstanding for hiking. Both experienced and novice hikers will enjoy the stunning red and orange rock mountains, canyons, buttes, and gorges. See petrified dunes, lava flow overlooks, and narrow canyons on your way through these trails. There are challenging, miles-long routes for expert hikers as well as short, calmer routes for family trips.
Seeing the red-orange cliff faces will awaken your inner rock climber. Rock Odysseys offers guided rock climbing tours that take you through the most scenic areas of the park. Zion Adventure Company offers half day and full day trips to explore the gorgeous natural formations. Get up close and personal with nature and obtain the thrill of literally overcoming it.
With three lakes in the area, you will find plenty of ways to enjoy the waves. First, purchase your adventuring gear at Adventure Plus, which has items for canyoneering, scuba diving, and skim boarding, Zion Outfitter, or Aqua Sports. Sand Hollow State Park, Quail Creek State Park, and Gunlock State Park are three separate parks that make this oasis in the desert a reality. Go boating, fish, or just relax on the beach. Enjoy the waters, however you want.
Sure, there is camping, hiking, and boating, but have you tried zip lining? Paragon Adventures lets you zip swiftly across the canyons with the most adrenaline-pumping, scenic tours of the Mojave Canyon. And if you are really looking for thrills, try sky diving. Sky Dive Zion lets you fly at 120 miles per hour thousands of feet above the ground. For a calmer view in the sky, try a hot air balloon tour. Skywalker balloon tours give you stunning views of the canyon.