Zion National Park - Guided Hiking Tours 

This trip is great for any age, fitness level or physical ability. Perfect for those not wanting to do a long and strenuous hike. Good for families and those visiting the park who want to experience the splendor of Zion at a more relaxing pace. 

All hiking trips are private, for you or your group.

Start time, duration, length, and difficulty, can vary based on your preferences.We can adapt any itinerary to suit your needs.

Options include one or multiple trails, depending on your motivation and the flow of the day.

All tours originate at the Visitor Center and require us to take the National park shuttle.

    Half-Day (4 Hrs)  

    Recommended start time between 7am and 10am for morning, or between 1pm and 4pm for an afternoon tour.  

    There's a lot to see in Zion. Here's a suggested 1/2 day itinerary. It can be adjusted to your time, motivation and preferences for trails.

    We begin the day by traveling to The Temple of Sinawava (the Narrows), stopping at the Court of the Patriarchs Overlook Trail.  We hike along the majestic Virgin River, walking the paved trail along the river for about one miles to where it terminates at the "Narrows". There, you may dip your toes in the water before we turn around and walk back to the shuttle stop.   

    From the Narrows, may venture down-canyon where we’ll traverse the inspiring Kayenta Trail, which connects to the Emerald Pools. We may hike the Kayenta trail beneath the refreshing waterfalls spewing from the mouth of Behunin Canyon and on the way back we stop at the Zion Lodge for refreshments and a rest on the lawn under the great tree.   

    Finally, we could culminate the day with an invigorating hike of the Watchman Trail, where the vantage point offers stunning views of the West Temple under the colors on the sun set Descending the Watchman, we'll make a few insider’s dinner recommendations so you’ll be sure to enjoy your evening-out in the town of Springdale. 

    Half-day Rates: 

    $495 For one person (One on one)  
    $595 for a group of 2 -3 people    
    $795 for a group of 4 to 6 people.   

    Call (505) 603-8101 to make a reservation.

    Full Day (7 Hrs)  

    Start times can vary based on your preference. Recommended start time is 6:30am to 10am. An early start is recommended in the summer. A later start might be preferable other times of the year.

    There's a lot to see in Zion. Here's a suggested full day itinerary. It can be adjusted to your time, motivation and preferences for trails.

    We begin the day by traveling to The Temple of Sinawava (the Narrows), stopping at the Court of the Patriarchs Overlook Trail.  We hike along the majestic Virgin River, walking the paved trail along the river for about one miles to where it terminates at the "Narrows". There, you may dip your toes in the water before we turn around and walk back to the shuttle stop.     

    On the way back we may stop at the Zion Lodge for refreshments and a rest on the lawn under the great tree before doing one of two options.  The two options for continuing are: 

    For a shorter effort, we may choose a version of the Emerald Pools, perhaps up to lower pool, or if you're feeling up to it the upper pool. 

    OR  

    From the Grotto, we will hike up to Scott Landing (the start of the chains to the top of Angels Landing).  

    Full Day Rates: 

    $695 For one person (One on one)  
    $795 for a group of 2 -3 people.   
    $995 for a group of 4 to 6 people. 

    Call (505) 603-8101 to make a reservation.

    Why Hire Dan

    1. Dan is one of  Zion's Most Experienced

    Daniel Stih has been hiking and climbing in Zion National Park for over 30 years. It’s a passion that has propelled him to do the first ascents of 30 peaks in the park. Read about his story in the recently released Daniel Stih's Rock Climbing in Zion National Park.

    2. The Guide Makes the Difference 

    The most important ingredient for a unique and exceptional experience is your guide. This makes the difference between an amazing and average experience. Dan understands this, and places tremendous energy and intention into every trip for every client. 

    3. Always a Private Group  

    Dan's philosophy is to have a personalized experience that you and your group will never forget, one that connects your soul with nature. Dan creates the perfect social environment and amount of personal attention to ensure you have an exceptional experience. 

    For Safety and Health Practices, please visit https://www.nps.gov/subjects/partnerships/publichealthforpartners.htm

    The Three Patriarchs

    The Three Patriarchs

    Complete List of Hiking and Walking Options    

    • Pa'rus Trail, including signed river access points. 
    • The Court of the Patriarchs Overlook Trail, a short and paved trail. Can add the Sandbench Trail (November through February), a short trail that provides a closer view of the Court of the Patriarchs. 
    • Weeping Rock Trail (This short hike is paved and goes up to the weeps, not Observation Point). 
    • The Riverside Walk (Gateway to the Narrows). This is a paved trail that starts at the Temple of Sinawava and  along the river to the mouth of the canyon that leads to the Narrows. This is a mostly level hike roughly 2-miles long (round trip) and take 1-2 hours to complete. From the end of the pavement, you may get our feet wet if you like, but we will not continue more than a half-mile upstream and not into Orderville Canyon. This is not a tour of the Narrows canyon, rather a round-trip walk along the river to the mouth of the Narrows were you may, if you like, play in the water, get your feet wet, and take lots of pictures.
    • Grotto Trail. This is an easy, 1.0 mi (1.6 km) round trip hike that connects the Zion Lodge to The Grotto Picnic Area. This is relatively flat and shaded, a good choice for a leisure walk in the park. It may be combined with the Emerald Pools and Kayenta Trails to create a loop. 
    • Lower, Middle, and/or Upper Emerald Pools. Middle Emerald Pools is 2.2 miles (3.5 km) roundtrip. It may be combined with other Emerald Pools trails and the Kayenta for a longer hike. The Emerald Pools Trailhead is across from the Zion Lodge. 
    • Kayenta Trail. A moderate, 2.0 mi (3.2 km) trail that follows the Virgin River before ascending to the Lower and Upper Emerald Pool Trails.  
    • Watchman Trail. 3.3 miles (5.3 km) roundtrip and takes about 2 hours to complete, starting from the Zion Canyon Visitor Center. This is a dirt trail and somewhat strenuous. The view is worth it. 
    • Canyon Overlook. Transportation to this trailhead is not provided with this tour. If you are interested in being guided on this trail we will meet at the trailhead. 
    • ** The West Rim Trail from the Grotto to Scout Lookout. (We may not continue past Scout Lookout). This is a somewhat strenuous, paved trail and takes about 4 hours to complete.

    • **Note: This tour Excludes the Angels Landing chain section and Narrows hike (we may hike Riverside Walk Trail along the Virgin River up to where the trail terminates at the water, but not upstream into the Narrows).

    • Combinations of the above per your preference.