Canyoneering in Zion National Park
Zion National Park is the Paragon of Canyoneering with Trails from Beginner to Advanced
Canyoneering and Zion National Park go together like peas and carrots. With the extreme elevation changes and the vast types of rock and formations Zion has something for every level of climber. Rappelling in Zion is unmatched and will take you to the narrow slot canyons to explore and hike through. The Narrows are one of the most popular trails to canyon, and is famous worldwide.
Zion Canyoneering is one of the first adventures on our must do/ bucket lists!
Zion is called by some– “the mecca of canyoneering.” Just recently, canyoneering is hitting the mainstream in the states. Canyoneering or “canyoning” is the fastest growing sport in Zion National Park, with hundreds of people making their way through the slots of the park. Some canyons are easy to descend and require no special skills at all; others require wilderness-level planning and training and offer immense physical and mental challenges. Whatever your state of readiness, there is a canyon in the desert awaiting you. Zion National Park canyoneering is an enthusiast’s dream. Canyons such as: Mystery Canyon, the Zion Narrows, The Subway, as well as lesser known slot canyons like Pinecreek, Keyhole, and the all day 14 mile- Fat Man’s Misery.
There are many different introductory canyoneering hikes that can give you a taste of navigating through these slot canyons and all of their obstacles. Before you embark on any hiking or canyoneering trip in Zion, please check the weather forecasts and be aware of flash floods.