Zion Mountain School is the premier guide service and instructional outdoor school in the Zion area. We specialize in guided rock climbing, canyoneering, mt biking, hiking, and ice climbing trips. A guided trip with ZMS is a fun and adventurous addition to your Zion vacation.
Aboard Zion Helicopter's Robinson R44 Raven chopper, tourists soar over the rugged desert mesas of Zion National Park, the turquoise waters of Quail Lake, and even fossilized dinosaur tracks. The flights, which kick off in the epically named Hurricane, Utah, last for up to an hour, showcasing the harsh, untouched beauty of southern Utah.
If you're near a traversable waterway in Utah on a sunny summer day, chances are good that you'll run someone gliding along on a stand-up paddleboard. Many of these watery wayfarers travel courtesy of board's rented out by Paddleboard in Utah's extensive network of local affiliates. The outposts unlock access to some of the best boarding sites in and around Salt Lake City; The Lodge at Stillwater welcomes guests eager to explore the Jordanelle Reservoir, while Lindon Marina serves as a jumping-off point for Utah Lake's extensive wetlands. Some, such as Gonzo Boat Rentals and Tours, pull double duty, operating shops at both Antelope Island and the Great Salt Lake State Marina. Others, such as On The Pond Fitness and Rentals, pair their rentals with fitness routines performed atop the waters of Willard Bay State Park. While most of the shops remain close to greater SLC, at least one encourages more far-ranging expeditions; situated near Cedar City along the state's southern border, DIG Paddlesports helps travelers access the inviting waters of Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks.
Voted the best public course in Utah by Golfweek, Sand Hollow Resort and its two courses are sequestered amid the scenic mountain vistas of southern Utah. The championship course's 7,300-yard, par 72 gauntlet offers challenging rounds to golfers of all skill levels, with difficult but attainable birdies at each hole. Red rock outcroppings border the links of the first nine, and the southwestern beauty of the 15th hole graced the cover of Golfweek's best-courses issue.
To get the best view of the desert, you don't walk through it; you glide over it. The 2,500 feet of combined ziplines at Kanab Zipline let customers do just that. The three-zipline course sends riders zooming across scenic canyons, gullys, and the Pink Cliffs as they descend 1,000 feet from the tops of cliff to ground level. The entire course area sits on an undisturbed stretch of desert, and staff do their best to minimize their impact by creating paths that avoid displacing the area's natural wildlife and postcard photo-shoots.