Our Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour

New East Zion Adventures You Won’t Want to Miss

At Zion Ponderosa, our goal is to help you have an entirely unique Zion vacation. That means finding the perfect adventure that appeals to your interests, group size, time constraints and comfort level. Multiple tour options for horseback riding, jeep tours, canyoneering and guided hiking provide plenty of options—and we’re always striving to create new East Zion adventures for our guests to enjoy. Whether it’s your first time visiting Zion Ponderosa or your fifth, here’s what’s new at Zion Ponderosa:

East Zion Jeep Tours

Our East Zion Adventures Jeep tours boast some of the best backcountry views around, free from crowds and interruption. 

Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour

Our Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour

Our Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour meets at and departs from the Thunderbird Lodge in Mt. Carmel Junction just before sunset. After a short drive on the highway, the backcountry adventure begins. Enjoy incredible sweeping views of the West Temple, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and other major Zion landmarks. After sunset, the tour returns to the Thunderbird Lodge.

Learn more: Zion Cliffs Sunset Jeep Tour 

Red Canyon Jeep Tour


This one is for the history buffs. See how Native Americans and early settlers thrived in this rugged landscape as you explore the desert canyons of East Zion. This tour passes views of Mineral Gulch, Parunuweap Canyon, Elephant Gap, and the tributary canyons of the Zion National Park wilderness. 

Learn more: Red Canyon Jeep Tour

UTV Combo Adventures

This year we added not one, not two, but three UTV + canyoneering adventures!

Elkheart Canyon UTV/Slot Canyon Adventure

Our Elkheart Canyon UTV adventure combines off-roading fun with breathtaking rappelling. Hop into one of our customized UTVs as we take a thrilling ride to a world-class, private access, backcountry slot canyon. This adventure features three total rappels, with the highest descent reaching 100 feet.

Learn more: Elkhart Canyon UTV/Slot Canyon Tour

Crimson Canyon UTV/Canyoneering Tour

Crimson Canyon UTV Hike Tour

This combo UTV + canyoneering tour begins with a thrilling ride to a private access slot canyon. We hike into the canyon, where stunning red rock canyon walls soar over 100 feet high on either side. Guided by a local expert and featuring some scrambling and rock climbing, intermediate to advanced canyoneers will love this adventure!

Learn more: Crimson Canyon

Red Rock Slot Canyon Hike & UTV Adventure

Crimson Canyon UTV Hiking AdventureThis tour doesn’t require any scrambling or rock climbing, making it the perfect combo adventure for different skill levels.   

Learn more: Red Rock UTV/Canyon Tour


Canyoneering is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The Zion National Park area features some of the world’s premier canyoneering opportunities. 

Stone Hollow Canyon

A man canyoneering in a Zion slot canyon

This full-day canyoneering experience includes 10 rappels, with the highest reaching 100 feet!

Learn more: Stone Hollow Canyoneering Adventure

Powell’s Way

A person canyoneering in Zion

Eight hours, six rappels, one grand adventure—and memories for a lifetime! You won’t want to miss our  Powell’s Way full-day canyoneering adventure.

Learn more: Powell’s Way Canyoneering Tour 

Coral Sands

People canyoneering in Zion

Our half-day Coral Sands Canyon adventure features five total rappels, with the highest descent over 70 feet tall!

Learn more: Coral Sands Slot Canyon 

Horseback Rides

Wild West Mode: Activated ✔️ Let us transport you back in time with one of our horseback riding tours! 

White Mountain Horseback Ride

White Mountain horseback slot canyonThis tour combines two of our most popular adventures—horseback riding and slot canyons—into one scenic and unique experience.

Learn more: White Mountain Horseback Ride

Twin Knoll Horseback Ride

Twin Knoll Horseback Ride

Travel to the top of Twin Knoll for beautiful views of Zion National Park, the Elk Heart Mountains, Kaibab Mountain Range and surrounding mountains and canyons. 

Learn more: Twin Knoll horseback ride 

Zion Sunset Horseback Ride

a personriding a horseWhat’s one of the best ways to enjoy a Zion sunset? On a horse, of course! Saddle up and bask in that golden hour glow. 

Learn more: Zion Sunset Horseback Ride

Guided Hiking

Sunset guided hike

a couple watching a zion sunset

Enjoy some of the most breathtaking views of the east Zion area as you watch the sun dip below the red rocks. This hike is approximately one mile, round trip.

Learn more: Zion Sunset Hike

Hiking Shuttles:

We offer shuttle service to Zion National Park Visitor Center Shuttle and Observation Point Shuttle.


Learn more about these tours and more, led by our on-property guide company, East Zion Adventures. 

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