This was our first ATV ride and tour of Peekaboo Canyon. It was a sunny brisk morning, when we headed to the office. We did our orientation/safety review at the office, met our guide, Larry, and were on our way. We went out to the Canyon parking lot, got on our ATV, and followed Larry for a fun and great tour. The ride was great, Peekaboo Canyon was amazing, and it was due to our great guide, Larry. Thank you so very much, if you go, ask for Larry ️️️️️
East Zion ATV adventure
Experience Zion Epicness!
Seldom Seen Scenery
Zion National Park is one of the most beloved and traveled of the National Parks in the USA. And for good reason. Once you visit you will understand why we have a hard time describing its beauty with words. It’s big. It’s epic. It’s unlike anywhere else you are likely to visit. Located just outside the eastern boundary of the park, Kanab Tour Company’s East Zion ATV Tour is a must do. Rarely do we see anyone else where we take you. Visit heart stopping overlooks and color patterns in the sandstone that rival the Wave in Coyote Buttes. Couple that with an ATV trail that will descend seemingly impossible terrain, and you will get a fixed grin that may be difficult to remove!
Zion without the crowds
A mind blowing trail east of Zion
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Pricing is based on group size and vehicle selection, and is calculated during the booking process.
• 2 person ATV: $349
• 4 person ATV: $449
8:00 am, 1:30 pm
Our office: 681 Chinle Drive, Kanab, Utah, 84741.
We’re easy to find, located right across the street from the Bureau of Land Management Visitor Center.
If you are coming from Springdale on the west, we will give you specific directions to the trail head.
Year-round, Monday to Saturday.
4 to 4.5 hours
• Your Permit! You will not be granted access if you forget to bring it.
• A gallon of water to maintain safe hydration levels and a transportable lunch packed with high energy snacks and a filling sandwich.
• Good quality, comfortable walking shoes with ankle support.
• Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
• Your camera.
Maximum Group Size:
12, contact us for larger groups.
What To Bring:
• Comfortable, closed-toe shoes
• Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
• Your camera
• Small backpack for personal effects and snacks if desired.
|A friendly, knowledgeable guide||Gratuity for your guide|
|Bottled water||Transport to and from the trailhead|
ATV Participation Requirements
• You’ll need to watch a safety video and sign an ATV/OHV waiver, or a hiking waiver after booking this tour.
• The ATV machines we use are very safe and easy to use, think of them as small cars!
• You must be able to fasten the seat belt on the machine.
• Children are welcome onboard the ATVs but must use a car seat as required.
• You must be 18 and have a current, valid driver’s license to drive the ATV.
• If you are under 18 years of age, an adult must be present in the vehicle with you.
• The driver must be able to speak and understand English.
Getting to the Trailhead
• After checking in at the meeting point, guests will drive to the trailhead where the tour will begin.
• The trailhead is easy to get to, located just 18 miles east of Kanab and has plenty of secure parking. It’s located at 6697 Johnson Canyon Road. It is about 20 minutes east of Kanab. We will have all the details in office for you.
• If you do not have a vehicle, contact us to make special arrangements.
Can I make this tour private?
Yes! For an additional cost of $75 you can make this tour private. Just let us know at the time of booking.
How much hiking does this tour include?
This tour contains about a 1/4 mile hike down a sandstone escarpment. Each of our tours is flexible to the needs and desires of the group; you can choose how much or how little hiking you would like to do. This tour is very family friendly.
Are the ATVs safe to drive and can anyone drive them?
The ATV machines are extremely safe to drive and are fully insured, think of them as little cars! You can read more about the ATV participation requirements in the Important Info section.
Is this tour suited for you?
This tour is suitable for everyone! Including children, young families and groups. Just take note of the participation requirements for the ATVs and note there is some hiking involved at the Parunuweap Petroglyph Panel(less than a 1/4 mile).
What happens if my tour is cancelled?
In the extremely rare case of this tour being cancelled, it would be due to unsafe weather conditions. We will work with you to arrange another tour date or offer a full refund.
Experience the Fun & Thrills of an ATV ride on the East side of Zion.
Our ATV tour to East Zion is a four-hour tour that still manages to pack in bucket loads of fun, thrills, excitement and a healthy dose of adventure!
We’ll meet you at our office for check-in, then set off separately to the trailhead where our adventure officially kicks off as we get into the ATVs!
Our East Zion route starts us out near unassuming pastures and mountain scenery. As we begin our adventure heading east, we close in on the white cliffs of Zion. The views from on top are legendary as we peer into the canyon system known as Parunuweap Canyon. Far below us is the lesser known eastern fork of the Virgin River.
Our route punches through the layers of the upper Navajo Sandstone as we descend through the cliffs. Passing through section of deep sand that can inhibit nearly all other vehicles. From rocky terrain to sand and back, through deep scrub forests to open expanses of slickrock. This route hast it all!
As we near the bottom of our ride we park and hike for about a 1/4 of a mile or less to an Anasazi Petroglyph (Rock Art) panel and a verdant tree filled canyon. Its the perfect place to cool off on a warm summer day.
When we are done exploring, it’s time to head back to our ATVs for more fun and thrills over the sand trails as we head back towards our starting point. Time permitting, your guide will treat you to a bonus ride to finish the day on a high note!
We won next day walk-up permits for The Wave and stopped in Kanab Tour Company to find out about their guide services since we were concerned about our car making the drive and we were interested in seeing secondary sites around The Wave. The woman at the front desk was so friendly and she assessed our tour desire and skill level (experienced hikers) and assured us that if anyone else were to book a tour of The Wave for our date, she would make sure we were matched with people of equal skill level so that everyone would have a great experience. Lucky for us, it was just the 2 of us + our incredible guide Saunders. We immediately hit it off with him. I’ve never hired a guide before, so I really wasn’t sure what to expect but he was so friendly and he had great insight to the area. On the drive to the parking area, he talked a lot about the geology which gave us things to look out for. On our hike out to The Wave, he pointed out flowers and plants – he was knowledgable! Once we got to The Wave, he was even kind enough to take some photos of us on our phones, but even on his fancy phone that had a really wide lens. After The Wave, Saunders took us up to Top Rock Arch. After that we went over to The Alcove which totally blew us away. Absolutely incredible spot that we would not have seen without him. He took some really incredible photos of there (shared here). We then hit up Melody Arch and then made our way back through The Wave one last time on our way back to the car. Saunders was so incredible. He was constantly checking how we were feeling, made sure we took enough water/sunblock breaks, and was just a real joy to be around all day. He followed up with a link to download all of the photos he took of us. Honestly, that was so incredible. It’s so hard to get photos of the two of us together that are not posed so I really thought that was so special. I will sing Kanab Tour Company’s praises to anyone I know making their way through Southern Utah!