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Zion Adventures: Zion Park Tours, Rentals & Info for Zions Park

Nick Wilkes

alt I grew up rambling around the wooded hills and marshlands of Wisconsin, spending almost all my free time outdoors with my brothers and friends. I found ZAC during college, starting here as an intern in 1998. Two academic degrees and many teaching jobs later, I returned to Zion for the freedom and empowerment I found nowhere else. Over six years in Zion, I evolved a role at ZAC where I had ample opportunity to practice my favorite things: teaching, creating, exploring, and challenging myself. 

In December 2009, my wife, Maya, and I relocated from Springdale to my former home of Madison, Wisconsin. Though far from canyon country now, I have continued working with ZAC on various design projects, including graphics, photography, our blog project, and this website. I also freelance as a Madison, WI photographer and take folks climbing in Wisconsin. If you are a former client of mine and you'd like to get in touch, please feel free to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ... I'd love to hear what you've been up to. 

All my best,

  • "Love this place! Great place to gear up for any adventure in Zion. Staff was very helpful and couldn't have been more friendly, they knew about all the hikes and were more helpful than the park rangers. Rental prices were surprisingly low..."
  • "Thanks for an absolutely fantastic day canyoneering in Water Canyon. We had no idea this would be a day so full of adventure, of acquiring so many totally new skills, and of becoming intimate with such a sacred, beautiful place in Zion."
  • "Anyone planning to hike the Zion Narrows without first stopping at your store is missing the key ingredient. Without your equipment, I would have been "that guy", stuck in the Zion Park's most stunning canyon with inferior and improper gear."
  • "I can't put into words how much we enjoyed our canyoneering trip. My kids talk about it all the time and say they can't wait to return. I highly recommend ZAC and hope to return soon. Thank you for your important part in our most memorable family trip!"
  • "We drove to Zion National Park with no reservations or firm plans. You and your staff made our experience perfect. We're planning another trip and are hoping to bring another couple or two along to share the amazing experience."
  • "My friends and I hiked the Zion Narrows yesterday and your Dry Pants package kept us warm and dry. We are convinced we would have been miserable without it. You really care and it shows. I will definitely recommend you to friends visiting the Zion area."
  • "Your staff outfitted and shuttled me for an overnight Narrows hike, one of the most interesting, challenging, and rewarding experiences of my life. I literally had the canyon all to myself, and was thoroughly prepared and confident, thanks to you."



Hiker prepare to enter the Zion Park Narrows

A canyoneer smiles while rappelling on an orange rope

Narrows: Dry Suits Helpful

Current Narrows water temperature is 38 F

This week's Narrows hikers have found the dry suit rental makes the hike comfortable.

To request a reservation, email us group member's first names, heights and weights.

Store Hours

March-October: Open 7 Days a Week

8 am to 8 pm

Guided Photo Trips

Glove Final


Be led to the best light in Zion by professional photographer Seth Hamel.

Seth helps you get the most out of your camera, time and Zion.

Custom trips tailored for any ability level.