Take a scenic bus tour of Zion, Utah’s oldest and most popular national park. Known for its canyons, monoliths, rivers, waterfalls, and sandstone, Zion National Park is a paradise for nature lovers and hikers.
Embark on a bus tour and take in the towering sandstone cliffs as you ride along the scenic road. One of the first views is the Court of the Patriarchs, a set of 3 sandstone cliffs named for biblical characters.
Next, arrive at the trailhead to the Emerald Pools. There are 3 pools in total, considered an ambitious day hike, but you have the opportunity to walk to the lower pool. Observe water seeping from sandstone cliffs, forming a mist that feeds the lush plant life and hanging gardens. Afterward, pass the Grotto Trail and head on to Weeping Rock, featuring dripping sandstone formations and hanging gardens.
The final stop is at Temple of Sinawava, the most majestic part of the canyon. During the spring and summer, wildflowers line the path as you get closer to the temple. The temple, consisting of dramatic sandstone cliffs, rises 3,000 feet (900 m) above the canyon floor. After the tour, your driver escorts you to the Zion Lodge, where you can enjoy lunch and reflect on the beauty of the area. After lunch, return to Las Vegas.