the vortex utah zion tour
the vortex utah zion tour
The Vortex area is located north of St George, Utah near Dammron Valley. The Bowl is an easy to moderate hike a little over 2 miles and is family friendly. We will see great views of the Pine Valley Mountain, nice plant life and amazing Navajo Sandstone. Hiking past soft brain rock and polygonal sandstone, this is a very enjoyable short hike best done in either the morning or the late afternoon. Passing the Veyo Volcano on the way to this hike adds to the general nice scenic drive.

Tour Specs:


 5 hours
From St. George roundtrip


 4,300 – 5,300 foot elevation



Moderate to strenuous in summertime due to heat


Exceptional and unique views of both Zion Canyon/Parunaweap Canyon
Views of historic town of Shunesburg and Short Creek Reservoir
Desert flora and fauna
Tour Type & Seasons Available:
Hike Ride & Hike Historic Geologic Archaeological Paleontological Winter Spring Summer Fall
Tour Price: $169.00
Tour Details:
Views of square Top Mountain and Pine Valley Mountain while crossing sand cove on way to the bowl.

From the top rock area we can views miles of Southern Utah, Nevada and the Shivwits native reservation.

During monsoon months the large sandstone bows are often filled with water making for unusual photos.

Easy to moderate hiking with classic desert views of cactus and juniper trees.

We will also climb a short but scenic Volcano located nearby with large views of the surrounding areas. This is not a difficult walk but very scenic.

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Greater Zion Tour of The Vortex, 3 hour hiking tour, tour video, tour photos, tour locations.