A Long Weekend in Zion

Overview

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

  • Arrive: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Depart: Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Group Size: 4-12 Guests
  • Minimum Age: 10 Years Old

Itinerary

  • Day01

    Depart Las Vegas & Journey to Zion National Park

    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.

  • Day02

    Hike Angel's Landing and Explore The Park

    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.

  • Day03

    Hike Emerald Pools and The Narrows

    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.

  • Day04

    Tackle the Watchman Trail & Transfer to Las Vegas

    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.

    • Activity: 2 hours/3 miles hiking with 460' elevation gain/loss
    • Transportation: 3-hour private van transfer
    • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Upcoming Departures

  • AvailableMay 02 - 05, 2019
  • AvailableJun 27 - 30, 2019
  • AvailableJul 18 - 21, 2019
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Why take this trip with us?

Reason #01

Follow expert guides to the summit of Angel's Landing, 1,200' above the valley floor, and marvel at stellar canyon views.

Reason #02

In only four days, visit Zion's top sites: Zion Canyon, Angel's Landing, Emerald Pools, and the Virgin River Narrows.

Reason #03

MT Sobek's legacy of preservation and protection enables us to operate over 30 Global National Park adventures.

Meet Our Guides

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.

What To Expect

  • Activities

    Hiking 3 to 5 miles a day through magnificent landscapes, taking scenic van drives, touring museums, and unwinding at the lodge or campsite.

  • Lodging

    Delight in mountain ambience and prime access while you sleep under the stars at tented campsites.

  • Climate

    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.

FAQ

  • When's the best time to go on this trip?

    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.

  • What sort of accommodations are included on this trip?

    We will be staying in the public campground in Zion National Park on this trip.

  • What are the hikes like and how do I train for 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.

  • What hotel do you recommended in Las Vegas for pre or post nights?

    The host hotel is the Hyatt Place Las Vegas, it offers a complimentary airport shuttle.

  • Can I drink the water from streams or lakes?

    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.

  • What do I need to take to hike the Narrows?

    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.

Dates & Pricing

Pricing Dates

Scheduled Dates

  • Available
    May 02 - 05, 2019
  • Available
    Jun 27 - 30, 2019
  • Available
    Jul 18 - 21, 2019
  • Available
    Aug 22 - 25, 2019

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$1,595.00 Price per person

Additional Cost

  • $75.00 Single Supplement

Price Includes

  • Expert leadership from experienced adventure guides
  • Accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • Meals as noted in the daily itinerary
  • Limited wine at dinner
  • Potable water and snacks throughout
  • All tips and gratuities for support staff with the exception of your lead adventure guide(s)
  • All necessary camping gear
  • All group fees for activities and ground transportation
  • Basic medical and emergency evacuation insurance

Price Does Not Include

  • International airfare, any airport taxes, or excess baggage charges
  • Optional tips to your lead adventure guides
  • Personal expenses such as medical immunizations, phone calls, laundry, or souvenirs
  • Optional travel protection

Testimonials

  • "I've taken six MTS trips and they have all exceeded my expectations. The staff, the food, the logistics and the communications have always been exceptional. Thank you for being my "go to" adventure travel company!"

    Margaret I.

    MT Sobek Guest

  • "I have traveled extensively around the world. The experience with MTS was by far the best I have ever had. Thank you for such excellence."

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