THE CANYONS THAT WE GUIDE. Trips take place in canyoneering routes located on public lands. We are licensed, insured, and permitted to operate on BLM, National Forest, and Utah State Trust Lands. We appreciate the opportunity to work in these amazing areas.

Half Day Canyoneering Trip to Red Caves | Zion Adventure Trips

YANKEE DOODLE.  A spectacular water carved journey into a high quality sandstone slot canyon. This “out of the park” zion classic is  located in the the Pine Valley Mountains about 20 miles west of Zion National Park.

Zion Half Day Canyoneering Trips | Yankee Doodle
Stemming in Yankee Doodle on a Guided Trip

Canyon conditions are ever changing. Massive floods events in 2013 and 2014 removed the dirt and gravel floor within the round room creating a deep pothole that holds swimming depth water most of the year.  These photos were shot in 2010 and 2011, the floor is now 10+ feet lower.

Zion Canyoneering Adventure Trip to Yankee Doodle
Yankee Doodle | Zion Canyoneering Adventure Trips

This canyon route involves rappelling,  down-climbing,, stemming, wading and/or swimming.

Yankee Doodle | Zion Guided Canyoneering Day Trip
Yankee Doodle Canyoneering | Zion

Lambs Knoll is an excellent canyoneering and rock climbing area located on the Kolob Terrace road just outside the boundaries of ZNP.

Zion Family Canyoneering Trips | Lambs Knoll

Lambs Knoll is unique in that both canyoneering and rock climbing routes are available at a single location. It is an excellent year round with close proximity to Springdale.  It the the best location for Canyoneeering and Rock Climbing Hybrid Trips.

Family Canyoneering Trip in the Zion National Park area.

Water Canyon is located in the Cannan Mountain Wilderness area south of Zion National Park. In this photo you can see exposed sedimentary layering revealed from erosion during extremely powerful flood events. Yes. Canyoneering route are flood pathways.

March 13th 2008.  Spring runoff from snowpack runs through Water Canyon on a daily cycle with peak flows occurring in the late afternoon.  The pourover at the last big rappel concentrates the water into a powerful stream and can become dangerous at 30CFS or higher.

Water Canyon | High Adventure Canyoneering Trip Zion

March 14th 2007.  The 2006/2007 winter snowpack made for fairly warm conditions with no water flow.

A guided trip to Water Canyon involves driving through Colorado City AZ/Hildale UT, the largest polygamous community in the United States.

Water Canyon with Flow | Guided Canyoneering Trip
Water Canyon Narrow | Guided Canyoneering Trip

Stemming the most narrowest section of Water Canyon.  The navajo sandstone here is high in iron and extremely polished by water.

Guided Canyoneering Trips Zion National Park | Narrow Slot Canyons

Water Canyon drains off the top of Cannan Mountain starting at an elevation above 7000ft.   At this elevation summer temperatures are melting hot and winters are extreme with snow and ice.

High Adventure Trip to Water Canyon
Water Canyon Instructional Canyoneering Course
Unnamed Canyon

The Unnamed Canyon holds water well in the Spring, Fall, and Winter.  Normally knee to Waist deep water but post flood swims and even keeper potholes are possible.

Red Cave Canyon | Zion National Park
Red Cave Canyoneering | Zion National Park

Deep, dark, and sculpted narrow sections.

Zion Half Day Canyoneering Trip | Zion Slot Canyons
Red Caves Slot Canyon | Guided Canyoneering Zion
Birch Hollow

Birch Hollow has become a classic route just east of Zion National Park’s boundaries.  10-11 rappels up to 12o” in an beautifully carves slot.

Birch Hollow Canyoneering Day Trip with Red Desert
Birch Hollow Canyoneering | Zion
Rappelling in Water Canyon during Spring runoff.