Family Adventure Half-Day


  • We love working with families and kids and have been doing these family-oriented canyoneering days for many years. The Half-Day version compresses 50% of the opportunities our Family Adventure Day offers into a 4 hour experience. A great event for the summer mornings, or fall afternoons, still allowing you to enjoy a great hike in the park, river tubing in the summer, or a bike ride anytime of year.

    "Perhaps most important, your guides were gentle and kind, encouraging each of us to take the next step, and congratulating us for each step we took. They made it possible for me -- a somewhat nervous mother -- to relax and know we were in good hands. We were, in fact, in terrific hands, and had a fabulous day. Thank you!"  Iris Barnett

  • - No experience required
    - Family with children age 5 & up
    - Consensus from family members (everyone is ready and willing)

  • You will descend a technical canyon that includes, but may not be limited to:

    - 30 minute hike w/ 200 ft elevation gain
    - Up to 3 rappels, 20 to 50 ft in length
    - Downclimbing over canyon obstacles
    - Squeezing through canyon narrows
  • Designed with family dynamics in mind. We accommodate parents and children from age five on up through the teenage years. The family determines the pace of the morning or afternoon. 

    You will learn and apply:

    - Knots, ropes & anchors
    - Belay & safety systems
    - Rappelling
    - Canyoneering basics
    - "Leave No Trace"

    If you seek to gain qualifications as a self-guided canyoneer through this course or desire to attempt more difficult descents than those suggested above, click back to Courses and choose One Day Basic or Three Day Basic.

  • We provide all the necessary technical gear for your experience, but recommend you bring:

    - 1 quart of water/person & food/snacks
    - Sunscreen
    - Closed-toe footwear, like running shoes or light hiking boots 
    - Long pants to protect knees
    - Camera
  • All trips leave from Zion Adventure Company at 36 Lion Blvd., across from the Quality Inn.

    • Early reservations advised. Dates tend to book 30 to 45 days out, June through August. Check your calendar and book early.
    • 7 days/week, year-round
    • Departs 7:30 a.m. OR 1:00 p.m., lasts 4 to 5 hours

    One on One n/a choose Canyon Adv. Day
    Two to Three $125.00 per person
    Four to Five $115.00 per person
    Six or More
    $105.00 per person

    *** Add a professional photographer for $89 (half-days) or $149 (full days).