Zion Canyoneering


Welcome back to National Parks & other public lands with T! If you are seeing this on Twitter or Facebook, please visit the blog to see all of the photos and read the story by clicking the link.


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:

IMG_0025Location: 36 Lion Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767

Designation: National Park (just outside)

Date designated/established: 11/19/1919

Date of my visit: April 10, 2017IMG_0074

13 thoughts on “Zion Canyoneering

    1. It was. According the company we used, it’s appropriate for kids as young as 5, though as a mother, I had a hard enough time watching my teen dangling off a cliff…can’t imagine doing this with little ones.

  1. These are such amazing pictures! My son did a report on the Mighty 5 parks of Utah and this one is on his list. These pics will inspire his inner Bear Grylls 🙂

  2. Pingback: National Parks USA Zion National Park: Hidden Canyon

  3. Pingback: National Parks USA Zion National Park: Scout Lookout

  4. Pingback: National Parks USA Zion National Park: Angel’s Landing

Leave a Reply