The landscape of Southern Utah makes it a hub for adventure. Those who visit St. George have access to beautiful hikes, scenic bike trails, and two national parks. There are fun outdoor activities for everyone in St. George. But, if you are looking for an adventure that will really get your heart rate going, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our favorite adventures in the St. George area that are sure to get your adrenaline pumping.

  1. Helicopter Tour 

You may have driven around Southern Utah… but have you seen it from above? We are kicking off our list with a helicopter tour out of Zion National Park. Enjoy your adventure in a climate-controlled helicopter, as you soar through the sky. Zion Helicopters offers a wide variety of tours that start at $99. They also have some notable past customers, including The Bucket List Family.

  1. Skydiving Adventure 

If a helicopter ride is not exhilarating enough for you, it might be time to give skydiving a try! There is nothing quite as exhilarating as soaring through the sky thousands of feet above the ground. When you pair that feeling with the incredible view of Zion National Park, it can’t get much better. Get the adrenaline rush you are looking for with Skydive Zion. Skydive Zion is open March through November with most dives starting in the morning.

  1. Hot Air Balloon Ride

Maybe helicopter rides and skydiving are a little too far outside of your comfort zone. Instead, enjoy a slow and scenic hot air balloon ride. This Hot air balloon tour gives you a breathtaking 360-degree view of St. George. From the incredible Red Cliffs to the Virgin River, you will see it all. You can choose to adventure early in the morning or opt for a sunset ride. Either way, you are sure to have a great time.

  1. ATV and Jeep Tour

Do you have a need for speed? Speed through the stunning red mountains near Zion National Park with an ATV Jeep or Adventure Tour. Tours range from 3-4 hours and can be modified for families and first-timers. Whether you want to ride through the beautiful desert and learn more about its history or blast over sand dunes, this adventure is for you.

  1. Canyoneering Adventure


St. George is home to slot canyons winding through its beautiful desert landscape. Explore these enchanting canyons by booking a Canyoneering Adventure. Canyoneering will allow you to experience the terrain of Southern Utah like you never have before. While you may have hiked through the desert, canyoneering is a whole different kind of adventure. It involves rappelling, scrambling, and even some swimming and wading at times. So if you are up for an adventure, canyoneering is the way to go!

  1. Zipline Tour

Are you ready for an adventure that will literally sweep you off your feet? Zip over the stunning Mojave Desert on a Zipline Tour. This tour consists of four different ziplines. It requires some scrambling and climbing ladders to connect to each zipline. While there is some scrambling involved, this adventure is a great option for those of any fitness level.

  1. Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventures

St. George is known for its gorgeous red mountains and sandstone cliffs. People from around the globe travel here to get a chance to climb its incredible rock formations. If you are looking to get up close and personal with the Southern Utah landscape, rock climbing and rappelling are the way to go. This tour provides the education and training you need to have a successful and safe adventure.

  1. Mountain Biking Adventure

The mountain biking in the St. George area is unbeatable, it boasts hundreds of unique trails. Gooseberry Mesa, one of the most adventurous trails in the area, is loved by locals and people from around the world. This trail is not for the faint of heart. It has twists and turns that will have you riding on the edge of a cliff for a bit. Those who are more experienced and don’t need a guide can rent their own mountain bike at the Southern Utah Adventure Center. If you feel more comfortable riding with a guide there are plenty of mountain bike tours that can accommodate all skill and comfort levels.

St. George is a great place for your next adventure. No matter what your skill or comfort level is, there is something for everyone. While there are many more adventures in the area, the eight adventures we went over are:

  1. Helicopter Tour
  2. Skydiving Adventure
  3. Hot Air Balloon Ride
  4. ATV and Jeep Tour
  5. Canyoneering Adventure
  6. Zipline Tour
  7. Rock Climbing and Rappelling Adventure
  8. Mountain Biking

At the end of each adventure, you will need a place to go and relax. Explore our vacation rentals and amenities to make sure you have a comfortable and relaxing place to crash after a day full of adventure!

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