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  • When are you open, and what are your hours?
    Our 2024 season starts on Saturday, May 18, and we are open every day until 9/8. We are open every day, Monday thru Sunday, from 9:00am to 4:00pm. Our last trip for the day needs to be checked in by 3:45pm for the last shuttle at 4:00pm to the start of the run. Trips run continuously throughout the day, so there is no set time for when you need to come. We do our best to get you on the river in a timely manner. Just show up, we take care of the rest! * Note - Saturdays and Sundays are our busiest days!
  • Do I need a reservation?
    Nope! We do not take reservations — walk-ins are always welcome. We operate on a first-come, first-serve basis. We are open 7 days a week. Groups of 10 or more, we ask that you just give us a call ahead so we can update you on timing and get tubes ready. Groups of 20 or more will need to call us several days in advance to see about arranging a set time if our schedule allows. Guests driving from Las Vegas, plan to arrive earlier in the day as we are a first-come, first serve operation at this time. Please plan to arrive before 1:00pm MDT so that our team can do our best to accommodate you. We are 1 hour AHEAD of Las Vegas time. It is not guaranteed that we will be able to take you tubing if you are arriving later in the day, 3-4pm as it can get busy around 3pm. Please note that during monsoon season our schedule will depend on the flow of the river as guest safety is our number one priority.
  • How much does it cost?
    Adults and Kids - $35 *Holiday Pricing - $40 ​Second Trip - $15 *Holiday Pricing - $20 If you would like to do a second trip (same day only), it’s $15 per person to be shuttled back. ​ Local Pricing - $30 *Holiday Pricing - $35 Just show your Utah ID to a Zion Tubing associate and you'll be ready to go. * Holiday Periods: July 1st - 4th, 2023 September 2nd - 4th, 2023 We do not offer discounts at this time.
  • What do I get for the price?
    - A super deluxe tube with a backrest, handles, and covered bottom. - A personal flotation device for kids 12 and under ("life jacket," "boat coat," "life vest," "salva vida") - Shuttle (we take you to and from the river in our vehicle so yours can stay clean and dry) We have several items for sale in our little red shed, such as footwear, cell phone cases, beverages and other merchandise.
  • Is there a weight limit?
    Our tubes have a 250-pound weight limit. However, we have taken tubers larger than 250 pounds down the river that want to go. Tubers that are above the weight limit should be aware that the river levels can change throughout the season. Sometimes the river is lower at points, causing tubers to bump into rocks or get stuck. Sometimes the river is higher and faster flowing, which can cause tubers to be more unstable and get knocked out of their tube. All tubers must be able to maneuver in their tubes on the river, or get back in their tubes if they fall out. Ultimately, it is about one's safety and attitude than a number.
  • Are there age restrictions?
    We allow children ages 4 years old and up. This is for your child’s own protection and a requirement by our insurance. We also strongly encourage parents to not have their child ride in the tube with them. This can actually be more challenging and potentially dangerous with trying to hold your child, and maneuver the tube. Our tubes have large handles that make it easy for you to hold onto your child's tube, which is much safer.
  • How does the trip work?
    The process is easy. Just park your car in the shared lot between Zion Tubing and Buffalo Trails Trading Company. Shuttles are not on a set schedule and most often leave within 15-20 minutes after check-in. In some cases, you may be required to wait if the shuttle is occupied when you check-in. Note that weekends are our busiest days, and can result in longer wait times of up to 2 hours. Trip duration, between entering the river and reaching the finish point, is typically 90 minutes. We always have a staff person waiting for you at the end of the float ready to help you out of your tube. The shuttle will pick up you to return to Zion Tubing headquarters. Please note that this is a self-guided tubing experience, as we provide tube rentals and shuttles. We do not provide guided trips.
  • How long is the trip?
    Trip times vary based on water level and your group but generally last around 1 hour and 30 minutes. Be prepared to be on the river and in the sun for the length of the trip by hydrating and wearing sun protection.
  • Where do we check-in?
    Our headquarters are in a red shed in the front of the Buffalo Trails Trading Company parking lot. Just look for red tubes!
  • Do you have lockers?
    No. Your vehicle is your locker. Any item that cannot be submerged in water should be left in your vehicle. We will keep your keys for you in a dry and secure place so that the river doesn’t eat them.
  • What should I wear?
    You should wear your bathing suit or shorts, basically anything you are comfortable getting wet in. Footwear is required (shoes with a heel strap are preferred, but flip flops are ok). Please note, the river can be unpredictable and we recommend leaving valuables or other important belongings behind as you may lose them during the float.
  • Are life jackets required?
    Life Jackets are required for children 12 and under by the state of Utah. We also have a few adult vests for those who want them.
  • Can I bring a cooler?
    We allow small, personal coolers - where it is a small bag or little backpack. We cannot accommodate large, bulky coolers. Please help us keep the river clean by making sure that all items, including empty containers, stay secured on your tube or your person until the end of the trip.
  • What not to bring on the river?
    - Keys (we can hold these for you behind our check-in) - Electronics - Towels - Jewelry - Clothing that you wish to not get wet - Glass - Perscription glasses - Miscellaneous items that can become river trash Please note that we are not responsible for any items lost or damaged that you bring on the river. You may lock personal belongings in your car, and we will keep your keys securely for you while you are on the river. The river can be unpredictable, and we recommend leaving valuables or other important belongings behind so you do not lose them.
  • What is your weather policy?
    During our season, we are open rain or shine, 7 days a week. If it starts raining during your trip, continue down the river. If it starts thundering or lightning, pull over to the bank and stay in your tube. Generally, storms pass through quickly. Once the thunder/lightning stops, continue your trip. We constantly stream weather updates on our Facebook page, so check often, and call us if you have any questions.
  • How deep is the water?
    The water depth varies as it is a natural river but for the most part, the water is 2-4 feet deep. There are some deeper pools along the way. This river can change often with rain, and especially during monsoon season. Always feel free to call us prior to check in on the water!
  • Will I get wet?
    Yes! You will get wet but not soaked (unless you want to – it feels great on a hot day!).
  • Will I see wildlife?
    Yes! You are likely to see several species of birds as well as frogs, fish, crayfish and lizards. There are no water snakes in Utah!
  • Is the water cold?
    Nope! The Virgin River gets a lot of sunlight so the average temperature stays around 75ºF.
  • What if I want to bring my own tube?
    We do not accept other tubes than our own at this time. This is due to our insurance policy covering our own Zion Tubing tubes. AND don't worry these are the most comfortable tubes you will ever float on!

Adults and Kids

Minimum Age is 4 years old


Local Pricing 


Just show your Utah ID to a

Zion Tubing employee and

you'll be ready to go.

Second Trip


If you would like to do a second trip

(same day only), it’s $15 per person

to be shuttled back up to the top.


This rates applies to all pricing, including a second float, during the following periods:

 July 2nd - 4th, 2022

September 3rd - 5th, 2022

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