Canyon Adventure Day


  • This is the best introduction to canyoneering we offer, and one of our most sought-after classes.

    “I had a fantastic time hanging from ropes with a drop-dead look alike for Tom Cruise. You were very patient with my fear of heights and your calming spirit remained with me and helped me deal with the heights on our bike trip. I would highly recommend your company to anybody.” Jane O’Brien    

  • - No experience required
    - Age 5 or older recommended
  • Descent of a canyon that includes, but is not limited to:

    - 45 minute to 1.5 hour hike w/ 400- to 800-foot elevation gain
    - Up to 8 rappels, 20 to 100 ft in length
    - Possible wading or swimming in canyon pools
  • Designed for individuals and small groups who are looking for a fun and adventurous introduction to technical canyoneering. Generally, the day is more fast-paced than a Family Adventure Day with an opportunity to gather with other individuals seeking the same.

    You will learn and apply:

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

    Can provide some of the necessary skills needed to descend the following canyons in Zion:

    - The "Subway"
    - Keyhole Canyon
    - Orderville Canyon

    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, check out Half-Day Basic, One-Day Basic, or Three-Day Basic.
  • We provide all the necessary technical gear for your experience, but recommend you bring:
    - 2 quarts of water/person + lunch/snacks for the day
    - Sunscreen and swimsuit in summer
    - Warm synthetic clothes any time of year
    - 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.; we return between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

     One on One  $325
     Two or More  $175.00 per person
     Group Discount 8 or more  10%

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