Zion Lodge Custom Adventure Trip

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Activity
HikingRoad Cycling
Destination
UtahZion National Park
Tour Length
3 or 4 days
Accomodations
Lodge-Based
Guide Type
Guided
Difficulty
All Levels

A trip to Zion National Park is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure. On this custom Zion adventure, you’ll get to stay at Zion Park Lodge on the floor of Zion Canyon. Zion Park Lodge is in the perfect location to relax along the Virgin River beneath the towering red Navajo sandstone walls of the canyon. Zion Park Lodge is one of the most difficult places to get rooms in all of the national park system. Avoid the stress and challenge of planning your stay at the lodge by booking a private custom hiking trip for your small group. This trip is a great opportunity to take a hiking trip from Las Vegas to Zion. Fly into Las Vegas and drive to Zion National Park for a private trip hiking in this iconic national park.

Private tours, iconic destinations, stunning hiking routes, and National Park lodges – all fully guided by professional, local southwest guides who make it their goal to create lasting memories. Customize this very special private departure to Zion National Park to escape with your friends or family.

What's Included

Tour Price Includes​​​​​​​

  • Daily hikes led by professional Wilderness First Responder certified guide
  • Roundtrip ground transportation from Las Vegas or Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • National Park entry fees
  • Meals from lunch on first day through lunch on last day
  • Water and snacks
  • Trekking poles (upon request)
  • 2 or 3 nights lodging at Zion Lodge (double occupancy) (up to 3 rooms; additional rooms based on availability)
  • Dining and housekeeping gratuity

Not Included ​​​​​​​

  • Additional tours/services such as canyoneering, caving, or photography workshops, etc. (we will include these in your final quote.)
  • Personal insurance and expenses
  • Air transportation to and from Las Vegas or Phoenix/Scottsdale
  • Pre- or post-trip lodging
  • Breakfast Day 1, dinner on last day
  • Day hiking pack
  • Gratuities to AOA Guides

Upgrades + Additions

Solo Accommodations Upgrade

  • 3-Day Trip: $299 pp
  • 4-Day Trip: $450 pp

Gear Rental

  • 30 to 40 liter daypack ($15-25 per pack)

Other Additions

  • Purchase: 3-liter Camelbak reservoir/bladder ($35 each)
Optional upgrades, additions, and rentals subject to tax (8.05%).

Rates

3-Day Tour

  • 2-3 people $ 2395 pp 2395 pp
  • 4-5 people $ 1695 pp 1695
  • 6 people $ 1495 pp 1495

Optional upgrades will increase the trip price. AOA’s adventure consultants will provide you a final quote. All prices are quoted as double-occupancy with standard inclusions.

4-Day Trip

  • 2-3 people $ 2995 2995
  • 4-5 people $ 2195 2195
  • 6 people $ 1995 1995

Optional upgrades will increase the trip price. AOA’s adventure consultants will provide you a final quote. All prices are quoted as double-occupancy with standard inclusions.

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Zion National Park valley river seen on hiking trip

8:00am – Meet your guides in Las Vegas, NV the perfect jumping off point for a trip to southern Utah, and travel northeast to Zion National Park. Zion’s unique geographic location and variety of life zones combine to create a variety of habitats for a surprising array of plant and animal species. Located on the Colorado Plateau, but bordering the Great Basin and Mojave Desert Provinces, Zion is home to plants from each region. Ancient cultural artifacts show evidence of Ancestral Puebloans, known as the Anasazi, dating from 2,000 years ago; Paiutes from about 800 years ago and more recently Mormon settlers who arrived in the 1860s. Before entering the park we will enjoy an appetizing lunch in a shady park alongside the Virgin River. Then, we will begin our exploration of Zion by hiking the shoulders of the Watchman spire to a stunning lookout over Zion Canyon. The afternoon sun splashes the walls in crimson red as we take in the sights and sounds of the valley for the first time. The evening will close with a delicious dinner at the Zion Lodge.

Hiking

3 miles

Meals

Lunch and Dinner included

Lodging

Zion Lodge

Zion National Park valley river seen on hiking trip
Hiking group passes between canyon walls weekend Zion trip

Observation Point is one of the best viewpoints in the national park and one of Zion’s classic trails, with dizzying drop-offs and eye-popping scenery looking down into Zion Canyon. The maintained trail zigzags its way up the steep mountainside beside familiar reddish Navajo Sandstone before venturing through Echo Canyon, a deep gorge filled with water-gnawed sandstone pockets. Beyond Echo Canyon walls drop sharply, giving way to spectacular views. At trail’s end is a spectacular display of stone sculptures contrasted by the bluest of skies – thanks to the clean air of southern Utah. The West Rim Trail can be seen to the right as well as lofty Angels Landing. The Virgin River forms a lush river valley below, where water skirts around Angels Landing and the Organ, forming Big Bend. After returning to the canyon floor, we’ll enjoy lunch then board the park shuttle to the upper reaches of Zion’s main canyon to explore the world famous Narrows. The Narrows is a National Park classic because of the stunning beauty and uniqueness of the terrain. On this hike we will wade through the knee- to waist-deep water of the Virgin River while 2,000 foot Navajo Sandstone towers overhead on either side of us.

Hiking

8-10 miles

Meals

All meals included

Lodging

Zion Lodge

Hiking group passes between canyon walls weekend Zion trip
Hikers use railing on Zion National Park weekend trip

After an early breakfast, we enter Zion National Park and begin the day’s hike strolling beneath shady cottonwood and sycamore trees by the Virgin River’s edge. Soon we begin ascending and it is time to conquer the challenging hike to Angel’s Landing before the desert sun peaks over the canyon wall. Angel’s Landing is not just a hike; it is a pre-eminent trail of our National Park System and the perfect adventurous finale to our fantastic few days of exploring. Named for Reverend Frederick Fisher in 1916 when he exclaimed, ”Only an angel can land on it,” this hike’s legend has been growing since its opening to the public in 1926.

The trail ascends 1,488 feet in 2.5 miles to the 5,790-foot summit of a monolith perched partway between the river and the canyon rim. It is flanked on three sides by the erosive North Fork of the Virgin River below. The payoffs to landing on this perch are sweeping north-south views of the Virgin River Gorge, Cathedral Mountain, Observation Point, Cable Mountain and the Great White Throne looming high above Angel’s Landing. After descending back to the canyon floor it is customary to take a cool plunge in the Virgin River and relax under a cottonwood tree for a picnic lunch, recounting the fun and adventure we have enjoyed during the week. Waving farewell to Zion, we arrive back to the bright lights of Las Vegas between 3:00 – 6:00pm.

Hiking

5 miles

Meals

Breakfast and lunch included, dinner on your own

Lodging

On your own tonight

Hikers use railing on Zion National Park weekend trip

Optional Activities

AOA’s adventure consultants have put together a shortlist of some of our favorite “extras” to enjoy while staying in Zion. Our team will follow up with you and talk about options for how each activity will fit within your itinerary.

Canyoneering

Price varies per group

Half-day or full-day private canyoneering adventure with local expert guides where you are taught to use harnesses, ropes, and belay and rappel devices to climb, scramble, descend, slide, swim, and rappel your way through one of Zion’s exciting slot canyons. Inquire for pricing and details.

Caving

Price varies per group

Full-day private caving experience where you’ll use helmets, headlamps, knee pads and an expert local guide to crawl and maneuver your way through the 5th largest cave in Utah. Inquire for pricing and details.

Photography Workshops

Price varies per group

Private photography workshop led by professional photographers who can help you get that once in a lifetime epic shot that will make all your friends and family jealous. Daytime, nighttime, or slot canyon courses available. All equipment and skill level welcome, even the phone camera user! DSLR set-ups also available to rent. Adventure photography and special event photography services also available. Inquire for pricing and details.

Private Dinner in the Desert

Price varies per group

Off-road ride to a once-in-a-lifetime private catered dinner on a secluded mesa overlooking the Mohave Desert; unforgettable for couples! Inquire for pricing and details.