Many of our guests frequently ask the front desk what there is to do in Southern Utah besides seeing all the National and State Parks. In the most recent issue of St. George Magazine (May 2012), they have an article on five tours you don’t want to miss out on here in Southern Utah.
The first tour is Zion Narrows. This tour can take you from the bottom of the 16-mile trek or you can begin at the bottom of the river at the Temple of Sinawava. You can rent all the equipment you would need for this hike at Zion Adventure Company. Zion Adventure Company also offers guided tours through the Narrows.
The second your you don’t want to miss out on is the Overland Tour. This is a guided 4×4 tour that takes adventurers through Grafton (an awesome ghost town) through the roads pioneers used to trek, ending on the south side of the Smithsonian Butte. Zion Adventure Company also provides guided tours along this route.
Third is canyoneering. There are a myriad of slot canyons in Southern Utah, and Zion Adventure Company offers guided tours to show you where to go. This tour consists of rappelling, hiking, scrambling, down climbing, wading and swimming.
The fourth tour is the floating tour. This tour begins at the Glen Canyon Dam and ends at Lee’s Ferry. Southern Utah Scenic tours offers this tour, and also a couple of more options to see different landmarks. They also do custom tours if none of the tours they already have fit your schedule.
Last, and definitely not least, is the St. George Live tour. This is the perfect way to learn the history of St. George, as the tour takes you through the Opera House, Social Hall and then to Brigham Young’s home where there are live portrayals of Brigham Young, Orson Pratt and more.
There are so many options of things to do in Southern Utah, and right now is the perfect time to do them! Come visit us here in St. George– we would love to make your trip as memorable as possible!