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Zion National Park Tour


Zion National Park’s beauty draws in visitors from all over the world - it’s breathtaking mesas, mountains, cliffs and canyons are truly a sight to behold. With Shaka Guide, we’ll take you on an epic adventure from La Verkin up through famous Zion Canyon and East Zion with optional side trips to Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. Along the way, we’ll stop at inspiring overlooks, abandoned ghost-towns, slot canyons, ancient pictographs, hikes and more!

Here are just a few of the fun things you can do on the tour!

• Walk through the most visited ghost town in the west - Grafton Ghost Town
• Hike Emerald Pools and Angel’s Landing
• Take a picturesque ride along Zion’s Scenic Drive
• Discover unique geologic wonders like Checkerboard Mesa and Great Arch
• Drive through Mt. Carmel Tunnel to East Zion
• Visit Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace too!


Recommended Start Time: Before 8:00 a.m.
Tour Starting Point(s): Hurricane or Kanarraville for westbound travelers or Mt. Carmel Junction for eastbound travelers
Time to complete: Approximately 1-2 days
*You’ll need a permit to hike Angel’s Landing - check out our tour FAQ’s below for more information.*

Between the months of March through May, personal vehicles are not authorized in the Zion Canyon region of Zion National Park (they are allowed in East Zion, Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace). During this time visitors must use the free shuttle service to this area. If you’re taking the Shaka Guide tour - which visits Zion Canyon - the audio will still work in the shuttle! Just put on your headphones and listen to the stories along the way.

You can find more information about Zion Canyon’s shuttle in our tour FAQ’s below!

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  • Views

  • Hikes

  • Storytelling

Tour Stops

  • North Fork of Taylor Creek Trail

    North Fork of Taylor Creek Trail

  • Timber Creek Overlook

    Timber Creek Overlook Trail

  • La Verkin Overlook

    La Verkin Overlook

  • Grafton Ghost Town

    Grafton Ghost Town

  • Cave Valley Trails

    Cave Valley Trails

  • Northgate Peaks Trail

    Northgate Peaks Trail

  • Lava Point Overlook

    Lava Point Overlook

  • Springdale Candy Company

    Springdale Candy Company

  • Zion Canyon Visitor Center

    Zion Canyon Visitor Center

  • Zion Human History Museum

    Zion Human History Museum

  • Court of The Patriarchs

    Court of The Patriarchs

  • Zion Lodge and Red Rock Grill

    Zion Lodge and Red Rock Grill

  • Lower Emerald Pools Trail

    Lower Emerald Pools Trail

  • Angel's Landing (via West Rim)

    Angel's Landing (via West Rim)

  • Big Bend

    Big Bend

  • The Narrows (via Riverside Walk)

    The Narrows (via Riverside Walk)

  • The Great Arch

    The Great Arch

  • Mt.Carmel Tunnel

    Mt.Carmel Tunnel

  • Canyon Overlook Trail

    Canyon Overlook Trail

  • East Ranger Station

    East Ranger Station

  • Town of Virgin

    Town of Virgin

  • Kolob Terrace

    Kolob Terrace

  • The Sentinel

    The Sentinel

  • Great White Throne

    Great White Throne

  • Temple of Sinawava

    The Temple of Sinawava

  • Checkerboard Mesa

    Checkerboard Mesa

Tour FAQ’s

Where does the Zion National Park Tour go?

This tour has 28 stops. Check out the itinerary here for a complete list of stops and if you’re looking for more information to help plan your trip, here’s what you need to know before you go

*This tour has optional side trips to Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace - you can find those in the itinerary as well.* 

What should I pack for the Zion National Park Tour?

  • Headphones (especially during shuttle season) 
  • Water 
  • Hiking shoes 
  • Walking sticks 
  • Water shoes 
  • Sunscreen 
  • Snacks 
  • Car charger *VERY IMPORTANT* 
  • Phone mount 

What should I budget for the Zion National Park tour?

  • $10 per person: Snacks
  • $20.00 per person: Lunch
  • $35.00 per vehicle: Zion Weekly Park Pass
  • $30.00 per person: Zion Adventure Rentals Footwear Package

What are the park hours in the Zion National Park tour?

The park is open 24 hours a day, but the visitor center, shuttle and other services have varying hours of operation.

Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/basicinfo.htm

How do I hike Angel’s Landing in the Zion National Park tour?

You must get a permit to hike Angel’s Landing.
Learn more here: https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/angels-landing-hiking-permits.htm 

What do I need to know about the Zion Canyon shuttle service?

From March through November and again during the holidays, Zion Canyon implements a mandatory shuttle system. Visitors to Zion Canyon must embark on the Zion Shuttle in order to traverse Zion Scenic Drive. No personal vehicles are permitted during shuttle season. These shuttles are free to all visitors. To learn more about the shuttle system,
visit the park’s website here: https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/zion-canyon-shuttle-system.htm 

This shuttle is only required for Zion Canyon and not East Zion, Kolob Canyons and Kolob Terrace. 

If you are taking the tour, the audio will work on the shuttle! Just put on some headphones and listen to interesting stories as you go. 

Can I join the Zion National Park tour en route?

Yes! The tour is available from east to west or west to east. If you’re traveling east to west you’ll start the tour in Mt. Carmel Junction and for those traveling west to east the tour begins in either Hurricane or Kanarraville. When you go to start the tour select the starting point and direction that works best for you!

Other Questions about the Zion National Park Tour? Contact us!

Still have questions? Send us an email at aloha@shakaguide.com or give us a call at 1-888-250-2261.

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