Things to do in Zion National Park

Zion National Park in Utah is full of rich Native American culture and diverse wildlife. Its wide range of elevations make it a unique place to explore high peaks and see an array of Utah wildlife. Zion National Park is a must-see destination for families looking for a different vacation. Here are some things you can do on a vacation to Zion National Park.


From March – November, you can pitch a tent in one of Zion’s three campgrounds. Camping works on a first come first serve basis, so make sure to get there early. You can make reservations at the Watchman Campground and Lava Point campground is reachable by a one hour drive on Kolob Terrace Road. You’re sure to love the camaraderie of fellow wanderlust campers.

Horseback Riding

From May-October, you can take a guided horseback trail ride through Zion National Park. Canyon Trail Rides provides one hour trips for a relaxing ride following the Virgin River and exhilarating three hour trips down the Sandbench Trail. Each ride provides spectacular views of the cactus gardens and rock formations of Zion National Park.


Biking is permitted in Zion National Park on all of its roadways. If you’re taking a shuttle to the park, each shuttle has rack room for two bikes. The 1.75 mile Pa’rus Trail offers spectacular views of the park’s rock formations and wildlife. Be sure to visit Zion’s website for safety precautions and road closures.

Exploring Kolob Canyons

You can experience the beauty of Kolob Canyons from the comfort of your vehicle. A five-mile scenic drive allows you to see the spectacular canyon scenery and stop at trails along the way. You can hike along the canyon’s majestic peaks or make your Kolob trip a multi-day adventure. Over 20 miles worth of cascading falls and Navajo sandstone awaits. This protected area advises groups of 12 or more to use the Timber Creek Overlook Trail to hike.


Bring your own kayak and explore the Virgin River. If you’re looking for an adventure, river trips in Zion National Park are recommended for more seasoned paddlers with a whitewater watercraft. Paddling permits are free, but you must have a permit before your paddling trip.

Adventure awaits you at Zion National Park. Whether you’re backpacking solo, or have an RV full of family, Zion National Park is a beautiful place for wildlife and adventure lovers. If you’re looking for a place to stay near Zion National Park, Family Time Vacation Rentals offers all types of accommodations for the perfect family vacation.

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