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Outdoor Recreation

Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, and Lake Powell offer year-round opportunities for adventure in Southern Utah.  Listed below are a few of our favorite activities for discovering this amazing area.
Mountain Biking

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In Southern Utah, Zion National Park and its surroundings offer some of the country's best mountain biking for cyclists of all abilities.

Guided trips, bike rentals and repairs, and maps are available in Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park from Zion Cycles and Biking Zion.
Hiking in Zion

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Bring plenty of water and sturdy shoes as you set off to explore Zion and other scenic lands in Southern Utah.  Several hiking trails are available for every skill level.

The East Rim Trail climbs up 1,000 feet onto the rim with views into Jolley Gulch, Echo Canyon, and Observation Point Trail.  Visit the Petrified Wood Forest while you hike the Angel's Landing Trail.  

Enjoy the breathtaking majesty of the Virgin River while exploring The Narrows.  At least 60 percent of the hike is spent wading, walking, and sometimes swimming in the river.  The Emerald Pools trail leads to the Upper Pool, where you can enjoy views of the crystal waters, Cathedral Mountain, Lady Mountain, and Red Arch Mountain.

Visit ZionPark.com or Utah.com for detailed information about the various hiking trails in Zion National Park and the surrounding areas.
Things to do near Zion

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For guided canyoneering, an outdoor activity that combines route finding, rappelling, problem solving, swimming, and hiking, visit Zion Guru.

With dozens of different canyons to explore, Zion National Park offers exciting opportunities from beginners to those with more advanced skills. A permit is required for all advanced canyoneering trips.

Zion Guru also offers climbing, biking, river tubing, and Jeep Tours.  Mild to Wild Rhino Tours offer a variety of tours around Southern Utah and Zion Outback Safaris offer spectacular scenic jeep tours of Zion National Park and the surrounding areas.  Large groups are welcome!
Animal Services

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The Doggy Dude Ranch provides a safe, loving and fun care for your dog.  They are the closest facility to Zion and offer day-only, overnight, and extended stays.  Dogs are separated by size and full fenced play areas are available.  They also offer bathing services.  The owner lives on the property and recommends that you make a reservation.  This is where we take our own dogs!
Golfing in Southern Utah

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Pack your golf clubs and enjoy the breathtaking red rock views of Southern Utah's premier Golf Courses.

Sand Hollow Golf Course
SkyMountain Golf Course
Valderra Golf Club at the Ledges
Sunriver Golf Course
Coral Canyon
St. George Golf Club