This self-guided audio and GPS tour begins at the Springdale Visitor Center before continuing on into the park itself. As you drive, you’ll hear about the history of the park, and how it got its unusual name. Then, visit one of the best vistas for sunrises and return to a time when woolly mammoths walked the park. No, really!
At the vista, we’ll point you to the impressive peaks of the Altar of Sacrifice, the Sundial, and the West Temple. They’ve all got imposing names, but I assure you that the mountains themselves are even more intimidating!
After that, we’ll drive past the towering Sentinel, and hear about how a tremendous earthquake totally transformed this mountain. At the next viewpoint, we’ll see the Patriarchs, a trio of mountains so gorgeous that people used to think pictures of them just had to be fake. We’ll also get some insight into how the local tribes helped name the park’s best features.
Ever seen an emerald-colored pool? You’ll get your chance after the Patriarchs as we swing by sparkling waterfalls and the pools at their base which turn radiantly green during certain months of the year.
As we continue to Angel’s Landing, you’ll hear all about what a struggle it’s been to preserve this park. When we see Angel’s Landing itself, you’ll wonder how anyone is brave enough to make the trek! This precarious, death-defying hike is famous both for its staggering views… and for the danger involved in getting to them.
If the landscape seems a bit dry, for you, never fear! Up next is Weeping Rock, a cliff face which constantly “weeps” and gives life to a little oasis at its base. Then it’s on to The Narrows, a one-of-a-kind river hike that’s perfect for photo ops.
Then, we’ll travel along the Riverwalk and hear about the ancient petroglyphs left behind by the people who once called this area home. That will bring us to East Zion, home to some of the park’s most jaw-dropping vistas, offering breathtaking sights of lush canyons and watchful mountain peaks.
When we head through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, we’ll get the full story of the conflict between the Mormons and the Paiute tribe, then learn how an ingenious Mormon engineer figured out how to transport timber from the canyon’s rim down to its base with a complex pulley system!
As we make our way to the East Entrance Ranger Station, we’ll admire the baffling Checkerboard Mesa and keep an eye out for the park’s famous bighorn sheep. Our tour will conclude at the ranger station.
• Self-guided tour taken via the app
• Unique password (sent by email) for access to the app
• Live GPS map on your phone
• Audio narration
• Written text explanations
• Route from stop to stop
• List of stops along the route
• Food or drinks
• Entry to paid attractions
• Vehicle rentals
Within 30 minutes, you’ll get an email from Action Tour Guide with two things: a unique password and a link to the Action Tour Guide app. Download the app, enter the password and download the tour.
When you arrive, go to the Springdale Visitor Center to start the tour. Stick to the tour route and speed limit for an optimal experience.
This isn't an entrance ticket. Please check COVID rules and opening hours before your visit.
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