Canyon Adventure Day



  • This is the best introduction to canyoneering we offer, and one of our most sought-after trips. Through this trip you will learn the basics of knot tying, rapelling, and downclimbing and get a real feel for what it's like to descend a canyon.

    “I had a fantastic time hanging from ropes with a drop-dead look alike for Tom Cruise. You were very patient with my fear of heights and your calming spirit remained with me and helped me deal with the heights on our bike trip. I would highly recommend your company to anybody.” Jane O’Brien    

  • No experience required but...
      • Age 5 or older recommended
    Descent of a canyon that includes, but is not limited to:
      • 45 minute to 1.5 hour hike w/ 400- to 800-foot elevation gain
      • Up to 8 rappels, 20 to 100 ft in length
      • Possible wading or swimming in canyon pools

    Designed for individuals and small groups who are looking for a fun and adventurous introduction to technical canyoneering. Generally, the day is more fast-paced than a Family Adventure Day with an opportunity to gather with other individuals seeking the same.

    You will learn and apply:

      • Knots, ropes & anchors
      • Belay & safety systems
      • Rappelling
      • Canyoneering basics
      • "Leave No Trace" practices

    Can provide some of the necessary skills needed to descend the following canyons in Zion:

      • The "Subway"
      • Keyhole Canyon
      • Orderville Canyon
  • We provide all the necessary technical gear for your experience, but recommend you bring:
      • 2 quarts of water/person + lunch/snacks for the day
      • Sunscreen and swimsuit in summer
      • Warm synthetic clothes any time of year
      • Camera 
      • Meet for morning instruction at Zion Adventure Company at 36 Lion Blvd., across from the Quality Inn.
      • 7 days/week, year-round
      • Trip begins at 7:30 am (Mountain Daylight Time)
      • Drive time is between 35 - 75 minutes, depending on season and locale
      • Trips return between 3:30 and 5:30 pm.
    * Early reservations advised. Dates tend to book 30 to 45 days out, June through August. Check your calendar and book early.

     One on One:  $327
     Two or More:
    Group Discount:
     (8 or more)  10%

    Trips are 100% refundable up to 30 days prior to departure. Once inside the 30-day window, we deduct a 25% cancellation fee from any refunds.  You may apply this 25% fee toward any future services or products we offer within two years from the date of cancellation. Cancellations within 24 hours of trip departure are non-refundable.


    LOGOEnlighten photography's Seth Hamel and Kate Hope are professional adventure and landscape photographers specializing in canyoneering, rock climbing, and portrait photography.  Their professional yet easy going approach to adventure photography is guaranteed to capture  the best moments of the day without distracting from your adventure; with this approach it takes very little time to forget about the camera.


    Half Day Trip Photography: $375
    Full Day Trip Photography: $250
    *Includes high resolution images and a gallery for downloading
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  • LOGOAll photos were captured by a local professional photographer. These photographers are available to accompany you on your trip and capture your experience.

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