High Adventure Day


  • A steep hike, a full backpack, and a solid cardiovascular workout leads to unmatched vistas, long rappels, and an astounding day of desert adventure. We designed this trip especially for adventure enthusiasts who are looking to push physical limits in an incredibly dramatic learning environment. Athletic, inspired groups find this day a highly rewarding way to squeeze the most out of 24 hours. A High Adventure Day is also a unique, engaging way for sports, fire, police, military, and corporate organizations to test the strength of their communication, problem-solving, and teamwork abilities within an exciting, physical adventure.
    • Age 16 or older recommended, or otherwise accompanied by a guardian
    • No experience necessary, but all party members must be comfortable with heights
    • All party members must be reasonably fit and able to hike a 4-mile, 2500-foot ascent route
    Departing at 7 a.m., we head out for an extra-full day of canyon adventuring. After a big hike, we gear up for a long descent of a classic desert slot canyon. High Adventure Days can involve 8-12 rappels up to 200-feet, as well as rope ascents, guided rappels, tyrolean traverses, and pothole escapes. We descend expedition-style, moving efficiently and acting decisively to get the most out of our time in the canyon. Looking back at the day, some students have difficulty believing it all happened in only one day...

    High Adventure Days incorporate our introductory canyoneering curriculum within a highly active, non-stop itinerary. You get a great deal of practice with the following skills:
      • Rappelling and belaying
      • Down-climbing, stemming, and spotting
      • Footwork and balance management
      • Floating disconnects
      • Swimming with drysuits and heavy packs
      • Rope organization and management
      • "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 and transportation for your group, but recommend:
      • 2 quarts of water/person & lunch/snacks for the day
      • Sunscreen
      • T-shirt & swim shorts (June - Aug)
      • Warm clothes/fleece (Sept - May)
      • Hat, gloves & rain gear (Sept - May)
      • 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 7:00 am (Mountain Daylight Time)
      • Drive time is between 35 - 75 minutes, depending on season and locale
      • Trips return between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

    * Early reservations advised. Dates tend to book 30 to 45 days out, June through August. Check your calendar and book early.


     One on One:  $481
     Two or More:
    Group Discount:
     (8 or more)  10%

    A Private Trip Supplement ($45/person, waived for groups of 5 or more) guarantees no one else will be joining your group.

    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: $250
    Full Day Trip Photography: $375
    *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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