Spend a long weekend completely immersed in Zion National Park, exploring its massive red walls, enormous sandstone monoliths soaring into brilliant blue skies, and serene riverbanks filled with wildlife. Follow the trails once walked by ancient native people and pioneers and experience the pristine wilderness hidden away in a narrow canyon. Set out on daily hikes to the park's most awe-inspiring destinations before returning to your MT Sobek camp.
Hike Angel's Landing trail to an astounding 360-degree view of the canyon
Discover a stunning lookout over Zion Canyon beneath the Watchman
Embark on the Narrows hike through the waters of the Virgin River
Meet at the airport at 2pm and depart, heading north out of Las Vegas and the Mojave Desert. Travel through millions of years of geologic history while rising up through the Colorado Plateau, with the spires of Zion in the distance. End the first day at the your camp, hidden within the towering walls of Zion Canyon. Our experienced guide will teach us how to set up our tents and prepare a delicious dinner to enjoy. Watch as the setting sun highlights the red canyon walls in our first night in Zion.
Today begins with the anticipated summit of Angel's Landing. When Reverend Frederick Fisher first visited Zion Canyon in 1916, he was awestruck by the monolith's soaring elegance and decided that its heights could be visited by angels alone. A winding route tops out 1,200 feet above the valley, with incredible views up and down the canyon. After the 5-mile hike, spend an afternoon exploring the park. Options include a van drive through the landmarks of the eastern park, a stroll through the town of Springdale, or visiting Zion's Human History Museum.
After a delicious breakfast at your campsite, depart for a 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, continue the exploration of Zion's waterways in the Virgin River Narrows. Hike 5 miles out-and-back through the river itself, while around you the walls rise thousands of feet above.
On the final morning in the park, celebrate by hiking the shoulders of the Watchman spire to a stunning lookout over Zion Canyon. The rising sun splashes the walls in crimson red as you take in the sights and sounds of the valley. Wave farewell to the national park on the way to Springdale for a tasty lunch. Relax on the patio of Oscar's Café and recount your adventures in Zion before the journey back to the bright lights of Las Vegas.
Follow expert guides to the summit of Angel's Landing, 1,200' above the valley floor, and marvel at stellar canyon views.
In only four days, visit Zion's top sites: Zion Canyon, Angel's Landing, Emerald Pools, and the Virgin River Narrows.
MT Sobek's legacy of preservation and protection enables us to operate over 30 Global National Park adventures.
Our expert guides and trip leaders are truly the key to our trips' success. Many are locals who live in-country year-round; others have made it their second home—all are passionate, enthusiastic and endlessly knowledgeable. Meet a few of the guides that might be on your trip.
Hiking 3 to 5 miles a day through magnificent landscapes, taking scenic van drives, touring museums, and unwinding at the lodge or campsite.
Delight in mountain ambience and prime access while you sleep under the stars at tented campsites.
This region can be quite variable in the summer months. Temperatures usually range from 75°F to 90°F in the daytime, and 50°F to 60°F at night.
April, May, September, and October average high 90's and low 40's. If you're sensitive to heat, you'll want to avoid July and August months which see daytime highs above 100F.
We will be staying in the public campground in Zion National Park on this trip.
Trails are well-maintained and are steep with many ups and downs. Hit the trails to train! If no access to trails, the stair stepper or treadmill on incline are great alternatives.
The host hotel is the Hyatt Place Las Vegas, it offers a complimentary airport shuttle.
Purified water is available at the lodge or campsite. Do not drink unfiltered water from streams or lakes. The average person should drink a gallon of water each day.
Since you will be hiking in knee-deep water, strong water-friendly footwear with toe protection is a must. Plus poles or a stick really help with keeping your stability.
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MT Sobek Guest, A Long Weekend In Zion
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