Zion Virgin River Float

Photo Jun 17 10 52 14 PM

Ok, obviously this isn’t a hike at all. It’s a company that offers a paid option to float the Virgin River. But, it’s awesome, so I’m going to tell you about it anyway. The Zion River Float is located in the adorable hippy town of Springdale, Utah.

Springdale, Utah is located right outside the beautiful Zion National Park.

The Virgin River gets pretty crazy when it’s full and the current is swift. Because of this, Zion Virgin River Tubing is open when river conditions are safe enough to do so, and usually open the months of May through July due to weather.

You can check the water levels here prior to going, to ensure they are open.

COST: $20 per person for 2 hours, with an age limit of 8 years old.

They claim that this is not a lazy river, however, there were only a few swift parts. Overall it was pretty mild. If you hit it the right spot on the small rapids, there’s a chance you could flip your tube, but it’s relatively harmless.

It’s tons of fun!

Man smiling and floating on the Virgin River near Zion National Park, Utah
Yes, that’s my amazing and dashingly handsome hubby.

Keep in mind that there are some shallow areas where you can hit your back or bottom on the ground, which is covered in rocks. So, watch out! If you’re really nervous (not necessary, unless you have children) they also have life jackets for rent at $4/person.

View of the Virgin River that flows outside Zion National Park, Utah

Obvious: wear clothes you want to get wet!

Also, wear water shoes! I brought a waterproof camera as well.

Man on a tube floating down the Virgin River near Zion National Park, Utah

You’ll park your car, float down the river, then hop on a shuttle that takes you back to where you started.

We had a relaxing, fun day on the river, complete with the scenic Zion views. It’s something off the beating path, with fewer people, and an amazing experience!

View of the Virgin River against the red rocks in Springdale, Utah, outside Zion National Park

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  • Julie Shapiro
    2019-09-16

    Your posts are literally giving me a traveling bug! You have been to some amazing places! That is ok that it was not a hike, this looks like SO MUCH FUN! Thank you for sharing your travel journey with us! The pictures are stunning too!! 🙂

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-09-16 Julie Shapiro

      Yay! Thanks for reading Julie! The Zion area is so beautiful!

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  • Lina Thao
    2019-09-17

    That looks amazing! We took the boys river rafting in Yellowstone National Park last summer and we all had a blast. The boys would enjoy this. Zion is on our list and hopefully, we can visit next summer. Great timing as the youngest will be 8!

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    • Jessi Bang
      2019-09-17 Lina Thao

      Awesome!! Yes, it’s a great family-friendly place! You should go! Thanks for reading!

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