The steep canyon walls and scenic drives of Zion National Park, plus its relatively small size, makes it a perfect day trip destination from Las Vegas.
After all the noise, lights and garish chintz of Las Vegas, even the most unremarkable of natural spaces could feel utopian. Whereas Vegas represents the pinnacle of human excess, Zion National Park is a stunning reminder than nature will always do it better. There is no more perfect a break from the hedonism and urban sprawl than the national parks of southern Utah. Therefore, tours from Las Vegas to Zion are highly recommended. Here are some of the best options based on itinerary, time spent on location, eco-friendliness and much more.
Las Vegas to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks
Many of the tours to Zion National Park from Las Vegas also include Bryce Canyon in the itinerary as well. This excellent value day trip packs guided excursions of both national parks, along with round-trip, tour bus transportation from Las Vegas into a 13-hour itinerary. You’ll see the red cliffs and main valley of Zion, plus Checkerboard Mesa, before driving on to the rim of the hoodoo-filled Bryce Canyon. You’ll also get to hike down into the canyon to be among these incredible and fragile rock formations. From $185 per person.
Zion and Bryce Canyon Small Group Tour from Las Vegas
If you’d like to be part of a smaller tour group of up to 15 people that visits Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, then this 14-hour tour is an enduringly popular option with previous guests. Starting bright and early, enjoy hotel pickup if you’re staying close to the Las Vegas Strip. You’ll also get to take a break halfway through the three-hour journey to Zion in either Mesquite, NV or Hurricane, UT. At Zion, spend three or four hours exploring the canyon and the natural rock formations, plus stop for lunch in the middle. From $239 per person.
Zion National Park VIP Adventure from Vegas
One excellent tour focusses solely on exploring Zion National Park. This 11-hour option, which only ever includes a maximum of 14 people, explores the 15-mile (24-km) scenic drive through Zion Canyon, plus other rock formations elsewhere in the park, such as Checkerboard Mesa, Emerald Pools, and the Three Patriarchs. Look out for wildlife, such as mule deer, along the way. If you’re travelling with a smaller group, aside from on Tuesdays and Thursdays, you may even be able to make it a private tour in a 4×4 vehicle. From $252 per person.
Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks Overnight Tour
If the idea of a long day trip to the two marvelous national parks seems a little bit intense, there’s an overnight tour of Bryce Canyon and Zion available. Head to Bryce Canyon, explore the hoodoos on day one, then camp overnight between there and Zion. This private tour is the same price for one to five people, so real savings start for smaller groups. A lodging option is also available for an additional $400. This company often runs shared group camping tours as well, depending on the health and safety restrictions, which start at $330 per person. From $1,650 per group.
Zion, Bryce, Monument Valley, and the Grand Canyon
If you really want to make the most of the American Southwest’s breathtaking natural scenery, a much more involved tour of the region is also available from Las Vegas. Lasting three days and two nights, you’ll pack both Zion and Bryce Canyon national parks into an itinerary that also includes Monument Valley and the Grand Canyon. This is the ultimate adventure, which includes a jeep tour of Navajo Nation and optional extras including Antelope Canyon and a helicopter flight over the Grand Canyon. This tour departs three times a week on Mon, Thu and Sat. From $695 per person.