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Canyoneering Adventures

Canyoneering refers to travel through or occupation of a steep narrow area requiring the use of a variety of wilderness techniques. It is transforming. It reaches in and brings out the child in all of us as it combines all levels of exploration: hiking, splashing through streams, scrambling over boulders, problem solving with peers, and rappelling through waterfalls into cold pools.


Canyoneering is the fastest growing sport in Zion National Park and Southwest Utah, with hundreds of people making their way through the labyrinth of slots the Park offers. Some canyons are easy to descend and require no special skills at all; others require wilderness-level planning and training and offer immense physical and mental challenges. Whatever your state of readiness, there is a canyon in the desert awaiting you.

Canyoneering Links

Joe’s Guide to Zion National Park

Red Desert Adventure Canyoneering


Check out these great pdf guides for help in planning your upcoming visit to Zion

  • Zion Fall 2013 Map & Guide
  • Zion National Park Wilderness Guide 2013