Red Desert Adventures | CANYONEERING TRIPS
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GUIDED CANYONEERING

Canyoneering trips can be scheduled seven days a week year round. No experience necessary. All trips are private. Trips take place in a variety of canyons depending on type of trip, starting location, season, and conditions. We pick up for all trips and provide transportation to trailheads. All necessary technical equipment is included: helmets, harnesses, ropes, rappel devices, etc. When necessary we will also provide backpacks, dry bags, and wetsuits.

Starting Time and Locations

We pick up for all our trips. Trips start in most Zion National Park lodging locations. We have regional meeting locations for guests staying outside of our pickup range. Starting times and locations are finalized at the time of reservation.

Approximate start times for planning.
Afternoon times apply to half day trips only.
Spring 7:30/8AM | 1:30/2PM
Summer 7/7:30AM | 2:30/3PM
Fall 7:30/8AM | 1:30/2PM
Winter 8:30/9AM | 11AM/12PM

Standard starting locations:
Springdale
Zion National Park Campgrounds
LaVerkin
Eastside Lodging
Mount Carmel Junction

WHAT IS CANYONEERING

Canyoneering is defined as traveling through canyons using a variety of techniques that include walking/hiking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling, and swimming. Although hiking down a canyon that is non-technical can be considered canyoneering, the term is more often associated with technical canyon routes, those that require rappelling, down climbing, and/or rope-work. Technical canyoneering routes are typically one way descent routes and should involve some level of commitment.

 

Technical canyoneering routes have specific qualities, mandatory rappels, slot sections, and no retreat characteristics. Ropes, harnesses, and helmets are standard. Each route has it’s own set of logistics, entry points and exit points commonly separated by vertical rock. These qualities make canyoneering a unique and interactive experience that is surprisingly accessible to a wide range of participants.

Check out our zion canyoneering photography.

INSTRUCTIONAL COURSES

Courses can be scheduled seven days a week year round. Courses are appropriate for guests intending to lead canyoneering routes on their own. We teach modern canyoneering techniques and systems. All courses are private and take place in a variety of canyons depending on course, starting location, season, and conditions. We pick up for all courses and provide transportation to trailheads. All necessary technical equipment is included: helmets, harnesses, ropes, rappel devices, etc. When necessary we will also provide backpacks, dry bags, and wetsuits.

Subway Specific Course
Canyon Intro
Canyon Basic
Canyon Intermediate
Canyon Advanced