A View From Above

Southern Utah offers “everything under the sun”… Nine national parks, twelve national monuments, six national forests, three national recreation areas and many state parks within a day’s drive.  With Zion National Park, nearby Bryce Canyon, and The Grand Canyon national parks, there is no shortage of stunning scenery! Add to that the ghost towns, canyons, coves, cactus gardens, streams, golf courses, mineral pools, swimming holes, hiking and biking trails.

Now imagine seeing all of this beautiful scenery from the air!  It will bring you into a whole new view and perspective, and leave you with a memory of a lifetime.
There may be no place on earth as stunning as Southern Utah, and flying over the stunning landscape, may just be the best way to see it all in one swoop! Plus…riding in a helicopter is way more fun than driving down congested highways where you only get glimpses of the scenery.

Take your next “Sunday Drive” in the seat of a Zion National Park Air Tour!
Check out some awesome aerial tour guides that serve the area. Give them a call or visit today!


Zion Helicopters- Air ToursZION HELICOPTERS

25 N 2770 W Hurricane, Utah 84737
(435) 668-4185

balloonSKYWALKER BALLOONS

St. George Utah
(801)-824-3934

Zion HelicoptersRED TAIL AVIATION

St. George Municipal Airport
(800)842-9251

Hiking In Zion With Dogs – The Do’s and Don’ts

Dogs in Zion National Park

Photograph Credit – David J West

We are constantly asked about visiting Zion National Park with dogs or pets.  Unfortunately for animal lovers, most all the trails in Zion are not open to pets, even on a leash. There are a few other nearby places you can hike with your pup, but we thought we would at least get the word out about the do’s and don’ts of visiting Zion National Park with your beloved sidekick.

The one trail that is pet friendly is a beautiful path called the Pa’rus trail.  This paved out-and-back trail is an easy 3.5 mile round-trip walk. Keep Fido on a leash and clean up after him. This trail is also popular with cyclists, so make sure to watch out for them.

Here are a few other resources to learn more.

A  Trip Advisor Forum on Dogs in Zion

BringFido.com

Zion NPS.gov Official Site:

“Owners bringing their pets to Zion National Park need to be aware of conditions and policies that will affect their visit. Please keep in mind the following guidelines;”

  • Leashed pets may be walked on the Pa’rus Trail: however, pets are not permitted on any other trails, on shuttles, in public buildings, or in the wilderness. Pets must be under physical control on a leash less than six feet long at all times.
  • Properly restrained pets are allowed along public roads and parking areas in the developed campgrounds and picnic areas, and on the grounds of the Zion Lodge.
  • Pets may be left unattended in developed campgrounds.
  • Leaving a pet unattended in a vehicle with environmental conditions that pose a health risk to the animal is prohibited.
  • No pets, other than service animals, are allowed on the park transportation shuttle buses.
  • Pet owners not adhering to regulations may be cited

One of the more fun things you can do with your K9 friend in Springdale and Zion is take them on a jeep/off road adventure tour with Zion Adventure Center!
Your pal can ride for free as you explore Springdale and learn of it’s heritage, drive through the Grafton Ghost Town and drive to a peak and take in all the sites from the comfort of an off road vehicle with a knowledgeable tour guide! Book a scenic tour today!

Also note the Doggy Dude Ranch if you need a place to let your dog run around and stretch, or spend the night, while in town.

On a lighter note?

 

dogs in zion- punny dog

20 Day Adventure Road Trip – With An Angels Landing Surprise

This couple took an epic 20 day adventure road trip. The scenery, adventure, and fun, of a road trip is something that can come and go in our memories, but we are willing to bet this trip will never fade from the memory of this adventurous couple.

 

Did You Know? | The Zion Narrows Mid Winter

Looking for a twist on the usual Zion National Park -Narrows hike?
Did you know  you could even hike the Narrows come mid-winter in Zion canyon?

 

Zion Narrows in Winter

It was a bit cold and snowy this particular day, but nothing that dry gear provided by our good friends at Zion Outfitter couldn’t fix!

It was a cold and snowy this particular day, but nothing that dry gear provided by our good friends at Zion Outfitter couldn’t fix!
Zion National Park is typically known for it’s mild climate and great spring/summer hiking, or it’s stunning leaf changes in fall. It is not however typically known for an amazing place to hike and play in the winter!

Did You Know?

  • You can hike the Zion Narrows in the winter?
  • There are at least 10 Adventure Guides and Outfitters in St. George & Zion that have expert knowledge and the gear to make your experience better?
  • The 6-mile-long road into the Zion Canyon ends at the Temple of Sinawava. After this point, a foot trail continues to the Zion Narrows. The Narrows are as narrow as 6m.
  • Hiking the Narrows isn’t easy; half the hike is through the waters of the river Virgin.
  • Hiking the Zion Narrows was featured in the National Geographic’s America’s Best 100 Adventures.
  • The park is open on all days of the year and for 24 hours. Certain services/facilities/permission may close or reduce hours during a certain time of the year.
  • On Trip Advisor, The Narrows is Ranked #1 of 32 attractions in Zion National Park.

Let us know in the comments if you have been to the Narrows anytime, but especially if you braved them in the snow!