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For this adventure, we had to head to a slot canyon just outside the park. The NPS does not allow commercially guided rope-work inside Zion National Park.
We headed into Springdale early in the morning and met up with our guide, Chad, at Zion Adventure Company. We were paired up with a mother-daughter team for our half-day family canyoneering excursion.
Our guide, Chad, drove us to a remote area outside park boundaries. After a short hike we came to the entrance of the path through the rock and harnessed up. Chad guided us through getting our lines on and we did a practice rappel at a small drop.
For the rest of the morning, we traveled through the hunk of rock in the desert by rappelling, down-climbing, scrambling and squeezing through crevices. It was at times terrifying, but ultimately a rewarding experience.
Zion Park Posts:
- Kolob Canyons Section
- Zion National Park
- Kolob Canyon 5-mile Drive
- Timber Creek Overlook Trail
- Emerald Pools
- Hidden Canyon (Coming Soon)
- Scout Lookout (Coming Soon)
- Angel’s Landing (Coming Soon)
- Pa’Rus Trail (Coming Soon)
Location: 36 Lion Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767
Designation: National Park (just outside)
Date designated/established: 11/19/1919
Date of my visit: April 10, 2017