Water Activities

Nearby Reservoirs

Visit these local havens to cool down in the summer heat

Sand Hollow State Park – Hurricane, UT

Just outside of Zion National Park Sand Hollow State Park offers a large reservoir for swimming, boating, fishing, and paddleboarding.

Quail Creek State Park – Hurricane, UT

Another nearby reservoir, Quail Creek State Park, provides a variety of water-based recreational activities, including swimming, fishing, and boating.

Riverside Hikes & Waterfalls

The crystal-clear waters of the Virgin River wind through the narrow slot canyons of The Narrows in Zion National Park. Towering canyon walls rise up on either side, creating a breathtaking natural cathedral that is both awe-inspiring and humbling. The unique and challenging hike through The Narrows is a true test of both physical and mental endurance, but the stunning beauty of the canyon walls and peaceful atmosphere of the river make it an experience unlike any other. A visit to Zion National Park is not complete without a journey through The Narrows, a true natural wonder that leaves a lasting impression on all who traverse its waters.

The Narrows

The Narrows – Hike through the narrowest section of Zion Canyon, wading through the Virgin River and enjoying the towering sandstone walls on either side.

Orderville Canyon

Orderville Canyon – Experience the thrilling canyoneering adventure of Orderville Canyon, a tributary to The Narrows, with numerous water filled obstacles and short rappels.

The Virgin River winds through towering canyon walls in Zion National Park, offering hikers a picturesque and easy hike along the Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk

Riverside Walk – Take a leisurely stroll along the paved Riverside Walk, following the Virgin River with opportunities to dip your feet in the water and enjoy the lush vegetation.

The Subway is a unique and challenging hiking trail in Zion National Park that takes hikers through a stunning slot canyon with cascading waterfalls and narrow passageways.

The Subway

The Subway – Explore the unique tubular slot canyon formed by the Left Fork of North Creek, known as The Subway. This technical canyoneering route involves wading through water, rappelling, and scrambling.

Lower Pine Creek Waterfall

Lower Pine Creek Waterfall – Hike to a hidden gem within the park, the Lower Pine Creek Waterfall, where you can enjoy the refreshing pool at the base of the falls.

La Verkin Creek

La Verkin Creek – Hike along the La Verkin Creek in the less crowded Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park, with opportunities for wading and swimming.

Local Companies

Water activities Rentals and Guide companies

Zion Adventure Company

Zion Adventure Company – Unleash Your Inner Adventurer with Zion Adventure Company Experience the thrill of exploring Zion National Park’s waterways with the Zion Adventure Company, located in Springdale, UT. Offering tube, paddleboard, and canoe rentals, they provide all the equipment you need for an unforgettable adventure on the water. With their expert guidance, you can navigate the park’s pristine rivers and streams at your own pace, taking in the breathtaking scenery and creating lasting memories with friends and family. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or a first-time adventurer, Zion Adventure Company has everything you need to make the most of your visit to Zion National Park.

Rent tubes, paddleboards, or canoes from the Zion Adventure Company and explore the surrounding waterways at your own pace.

Zion Outfitter

Zion Outfitter – Discover Zion’s water wonders with Zion Outfitter. Dive into Zion National Park’s exhilarating water based activities with Zion Outfitter, conveniently located in Springdale, UT. Join a guided tour or rent equipment to experience the park’s awe-inspiring water adventures, including tubing and canyoneering. Their knowledgeable guides and top quality equipment ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for adventurers of all skill levels. Embrace the beauty of Zion’s natural wonders as you embark on an unforgettable journey through its rivers and canyons with Zion Outfitter.

Join a guided tour or rent equipment from Zion Outfitter to experience the park’s water-based adventures, including tubing, canyoneering, and more.

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