Canyoneering in Zion


Rappelling in Birch Canyon

Canyoneering is the ultimate way to explore the beauty of Zion National Park. National Park Services describes canyoneering as an outdoor activity combining route finding, rappelling, problem solving, swimming, and hiking. Some of the most beautiful sights in the region are those found deep inside a canyon, only reachable to the adventurous few who are willing to rappel down.

At Zion Ponderosa we both recognize and encourage this unique opportunity. Experienced canyoneering guides are available to take guests on either a full day or half day canyoneering adventure. Even if you have no experience rappelling, our guides are trained to assist you and ensure your safety.

Before even heading to the canyon, a guide will provide a complimentary rappelling lesson and allow you to practice down our outdoor climbing wall. Once everyone is comfortable, the group will be carpooled to their canyon. Half day canyoneering trips are at Orderville Canyon, and full day is at Birch.

Both are slot canyons and filled with beautiful sights, multiple rappels, down climbs, and hiking. Birch contains eight rappels and three down climbs, whereas Orderville has three rappels and two down climbs. Prices for canyoneering can be found here. 

When asked why he loves canyoneering so much, lead guide Eric Brown stated, “I love being deep in a canyon and feeling like I am somewhere where no one else has ever been before”. Canyoneering is something everyone can enjoy, regardless of age or experience.

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