• Zion National Park Weekend Hiking Adventure

    Hiking and exploring a red-rock wonderland!

    Spend a weekend completely immersed in Zion National Park, whose towering red walls, enormous sandstone monoliths, and serene riverbanks will excite and inspire us. The trails take us daily to the park’s most awe-inspiring destinations before we return to exclusive Zion Park Lodge, the only lodging located in the heart of Zion Canyon itself.

    best times to go: May - July, September - October

    departures: 5 scheduled datesview departures

    pricing: from $1,999 see detailed pricing

    The Continental U.S., Hawaii & Canada

    Easy to Moderate
Also great as a private trip. Call for details

Hiking and exploring a red-rock wonderland!

Spend a weekend completely immersed in Zion National Park, whose towering red walls, enormous sandstone monoliths, and serene riverbanks will excite and inspire us. The trails take us daily to the park’s most awe-inspiring destinations before we return to exclusive Zion Park Lodge, the only lodging located in the heart of Zion Canyon itself.

Activities

Hiking and Exploring Zion National Park

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • Hike Angel’s Landing trail to an astounding 360° view of the canyon
  • Hike to a lookout over Zion Canyon beneath the Watchman
  • Embark on the Narrows Hike through the waters of the Virgin River

Duration: 4 days Start Location: Las Vegas, Nevada End Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

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  • Day 1 : PICK UP IN LAS VEGAS AND TRANSFER TO ZION NATIONAL PARK

    Our afternoon departure leads north out of Las Vegas and the Mojave Desert. We travel through millions of years of geologic history as we rise up through the Colorado Plateau, where we see the spires of Zion in the distance. Before we enter the park, we’ll dine at one of the finest restaurants in the idyllic town of Springdale. We end our day at the secluded Zion Park Lodge, hidden within the towering walls of Zion Canyon.

  • Day 2 : HIKE EMERALD POOLS AND THE NARROWS

    After a delicious breakfast on the porch of Zion Lodge, we depart straight from the hotel on the 3-mile Emerald Pools hike. Discover a hidden “micro-climate” surrounding three serene ponds, ending in a shady amphitheater topped by trickling waterfalls. After a shady picnic lunch under an enormous cottonwood tree at the lodge, we’ll continue our exploration of Zion’s waterways in the Virgin River Narrows. We’ll hike 5 miles out-and-back through the river itself, while around us, the walls rise thousands of feet above.

  • Day 3 : HIKE ANGEL’S LANDING AND EXPLORE THE PARK

    Our day begins with the anticipated summit of Angel’s Landing. When Reverend Frederick Fisher first visited Zion Canyon in 1916, he was awestruck by the soaring elegance of the monolith and decided that its heights could be visited by angels alone. Park workers later designed a winding route that tops out 1,200 feet above the valley floor, with incredible views up and down the canyon. After our 5-mile hike, we take in an afternoon of park exploration. Options include a van drive through the landmarks of the eastern park, a stroll (and some shopping!) through the town of Springdale, or visiting Zion’s Human History Museum.

  • Day 4 : MORNING HIKE ON WATCHMAN TRAIL AND TRANSFER TO LAS VEGAS

    We celebrate our final morning in the park hiking the shoulders of the Watchman spire to a stunning lookout over Zion Canyon. The rising sun splashes the walls in crimson red as we take in the sights and sounds of the valley one last time. Wave farewell to the national park as we exit to Springdale for a tasty lunch. Relax on the patio of Oscar’s Café and recount our adventures in Zion before we journey back to the bright lights of Las Vegas.

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DATES: Best time to go: May - July, September - October Departures: May 1 - 4, 2014 Jul 3 - 6, 2014 Aug 7 - 10, 2014 Aug 28 - 31, 2014 Oct 23 - 26, 2014

PRICING:

2014 Prices
$1999 (4-12 members)
$550 Single Supplement

  • Zion Park Lodge
    Zion National Park

    The best place to enjoy a stay in the park is Zion Lodge. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Zion Lodge offers 76 hotel rooms, six suites, and 40 historic cabins, originally designed by Gilbert Stanley Underwood in the 1920s. After a fire in 1966, the lodge was rebuilt in 100 days with the top priority being to restore guest services.

Properties shown are representative of the accommodations we use on this trip, may not be inclusive of all accommodations we use, and are subject to change.

Expert leadership is the key to an exciting, unforgettable experience. Our trips feature gifted leaders for whom leading trips is a true vocation. Besides showing you wonders you’d never find on your own, they make sure everything runs smoothly and safely without a hitch. They are knowledgeable about all aspects of your trip, and take great pleasure in sharing their insights with you. More than just guides, they positively elevate your experience by being teachers, companions, and the best of friends. You’ll be in good hands with them every step of the way.

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Many activities are optional and involve fairly easy travel. Trips may include short hikes of two to three hours or optional walks at low elevations. Includes less demanding sea kayaking and river rafting trips with Class I-II rapids.

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May 1 - 4, 2014 Jul 3 - 6, 2014 Aug 7 - 10, 2014 Aug 28 - 31, 2014 Oct 23 - 26, 2014
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