Canyoneering is a sport that was developed in the Desert Southwest that enables the participant to explore narrow and sometimes deep, water carved canyons. While doing so, hiking, rappelling with ropes, and technical rock scrambling are all features of this adventurous exploration.
The diverse geography of the Zion National Park area offers unique canyoneering adventures. With many canyons to choose from, trip locations are ultimately decided upon once you meet your guide.
There is a canyon for everyone, from shorter half-days with 2-5 rappels, to longer full-day adventures with multiple rappels and miles of hiking. Approach shoes, or a sturdy hiking boot are recommended. Bring plenty of water, a backpack, and snacks. If you need us to accommodate your snacking needs, let us know on your registration form.
Southern Utah guiding will provide all technical gear and transportation. We can also provide any rentals you may need, like water shoes and wet-suits, at a minimal extra charge.
Trips change with the seasons, but the essentials are the same. Bring plenty of water for the time of year. You'll need more than you think in the summer months. Snacks are a necessity, as any rigorous activity will drain your reserves.
Layering is the way to go for clothes; tee shirts and light long sleeves in the summer, and sweaters, coats and long pants in the other seasons. The ideal footwear for rock surfaces are light-weight hiking shoes called "approach" shoes. You can find them in all outdoor oriented shoe stores.
Small to medium size backpacks are a necessity for most of our trips. If you need to borrow a pack from us, we will happily oblige. Let us know when filling out your registration form.