Rafting, Hiking & Horses: Zion National Park With Your Family

Get a new perspective on Utah and Arizona’s national parks with your family as you hike, climb, horseback ride and zip line, learning the unique story of these beautiful places.
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Program No. 20966RJ
7 days
Starts at
1,799 / ADULT
1,149 / CHILD

At a Glance

Rafting down the Colorado River. Hiking through Antelope Canyon and Zion National Park. Horseback riding and much more at Zion Ponderosa Ranch. Join in the ultimate family adventure as you discover the history and science behind the natural wonders of Arizona and Utah! Hike to the sandstone formations of Snow Canyon and Antelope Canyon, and join a falconer for a meeting with some of his closest feathered friends. Enjoy special opportunities to meet members of the local Navajo/Diné community and taste a "Navajo taco." At the Zion Ponderosa Ranch, try your hand at rock climbing, rappelling and other great activities — then enjoy s’mores around the campfire!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Hiking up to 2-3 miles; optional activities include rock climbing, repelling, zip lining, horse back riding. Elevations of 5,500 feet.
Family Programs
Family Programs
Share your love of learning with your family. These programs are designed for any combination of generations: grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents and children.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy all kinds of adventures at Zion Ponderosa Ranch, like horseback riding, climbing the rock wall, rappelling, zip lining and much more!
  • Hike to the Zion Canyon Narrows along the picturesque Virgin River and the waterfalls at the lower emerald pools. (You will probably get wet!)
  • Take a flat water float trip down the mighty Colorado River; then explore the swirly and striped beauty of Antelope Canyon—the most photographed slot canon of the desert Southwest.

General Notes

This is a Family program for participants, their adult children and grandchildren ages 8 and up.
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Martin Tyner
At the age of 19, Martin Tyner was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, Calif., and was soon working in the movie industry as a trainer of big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals and raptors. He is the founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit wildlife rescue and environmental education organization. With the help of his Golden Eagle, Bud, they received a donation of 22.6 acres of property for the development of a permanent wildlife rescue facility in Utah.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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