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Zion’s nooks and crannies are best experienced through rock climbing and canyoning. Its 124,000 acres of wilderness are interspersed with countless sandstone cliffs soaring into brilliant blue sky and slot canyons snaking beneath the surface. The best thing is, you can experience both in one day! Combine these two exciting activities on an action-packed adventure full of 100 ft (30m) rappels and rewarding single-pitch routes. It’s a mix of scrambling over obstacles, plunging into refreshing canyons and reaching sweeping views of Zion’s peaks. Newcomers can have a crack at the sports, while seasoned climbers and canyoneers get a chance to develop their skills—all with the supervision of the expert guide.

Adventure highlights

  • Plenty of climbing and canyoning routes for all skill levels

  • Improve your rappelling and single-pitch skills all in one adventure

  • Climb red Navajo sandstones and reenergize in narrow slot canyons

Available itineraries

Half-Day of Private Climbing and Canyoneering in Zion

This guided rock climbing & canyoneering trip in Zion gives you an opportunity to receive a more individualized instruction whether you are new to any of the sports, or want to work on specific skills. You can join this adventure on your own or with your group of friends and family for the optimal experience of Zion’s cliffs and canyons. Your guides are able to customize the rock climbing and canyoneering trips to your comfort level. Over 4-5 hours, you will get 2-4 rappels combined with 2 or 3 single-pitch rock climbs before heading home. Rappels will be anywhere from 20’ to over 100’ and climbing routes are as long as 100ft—suitable for all skill levels!

Full Day of Private Climbing and Canyoneering in Zion

More time and private instruction will give you the best learning outcomes and an optimal, fuss-free experience of massive sandstones and energizing canyons. During your adventure, you will spend up to 8 hours on the rock. Experience 4-6 rappels of up to 100ft and 3-5 single pitch climbing routes that vary from 30 feet all the way to 100 feet in length. Learn everything you need to know to create an action packed experience that you and your group will remember forever!

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Meet your guide

Rock Odysseys
Rock Odysseys
Established in 2013, Zion National Park’s Rock Odysseys is one of the only woman-owned and operated guide services in the States. They pride themselves on working with the best guides in the area, and organizing empowering and inspirational climbing, canyoneering/rappelling, and mixed trips, as well as exclusive kids programs.
5.00 (6 reviews)
Great Experience!
Regina S (source: Tripadvisor)

Booked this trip during a visit to Zion, and was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. What an amazing experience! Our guide was very patient and engaging throughout the half day trip. I would highly recommend if you want to add a little adventure to your vacation. You repel several times into places you probably would not venture to on your own. Very unique experience and a ton of fun!

Full Day Combo
Ben F (source: Tripadvisor)

We did a full day combo trip, and loved every second. Our guide, Maddy, was super helpful and knowledgeable. She catered to our skill level and pushed us to learn more skills during our day.
Cannot recommend this company and a to org strongly enough

Zion National Park canyoneering
Samkkay (source: Tripadvisor)

Great trip. We did a combo rock climbing and canyoneering day for a family of five with three kids aged 12, 10 and 5. Rock Odysseys was very professional, the trip was well organised and our guide, Zack, was great and really made it a special day for the kids. Excellent all round.

AMAZING experience in Zion National Park
Wade P (source: Tripadvisor)

My wife and I booked a combo climb/rappelling trip with Maddie and could not have been happier with the experience. She explained everything to us in detail, was patient and very funny. HIGHLY recommend.

What a great experience and excellent guide!
zachrmccoy (source: Tripadvisor)

We had such a fun day, on a private climbing/rappelling combo trip! Our guide Dion was an excellent host, showing us so many fun routes. We felt very safe and encouraged the whole time! Wish we could have spent the whole trip here!!

Mary Kurtz

Stephen was an excellent guide… very kind, calm and knowledgeable. Loved to climbing and repelling!!

Things to know

  • What you get on this adventure:

      • An experienced, local climbing and canyoning guide with extensive knowledge of the area
      • A half or full day of climbing and canyoning depending on your chosen itinerary
      • Transportation to the trailhead
      • All technical gear

    What’s not included:

      • Transportation before the adventure
      • Snacks
      • Accommodations
  • The best thing about climbing and canyoning in Zion is that there are great options for all skill levels. Your adventure will include rappelling and single-pitch climbs, the number of which can be reduced or increased depending on your skill levels. If you have little or no experience with these activities, your guide will find the best appropriate locations that will get you started with them. The same goes for more advanced climbers and canyoneers—everything can be adjusted to your skill level and desires.

  • Here’s what you’ll need:

      • Daypack large enough to carry all the items listed (25-30 L)
      • 2-3 liters of water
      • Lunch and snacks/energy bars
      • Hiking boots, light hikers, trail-running shoes, or sneakers (with tread) for the approach
      • Hat
      • Sunglasses
      • Toiletries (sunscreen, hand sanitizer, bug spray, toilet paper, etc.)
      • Seasonally appropriate athletic wear (example: wind-breaker, or heavier coat in colder weather)

    Dress comfortably and for the weather in clothes you can move in. We suggest bringing clothing appropriate for the season. Layers are best and don’t wear jeans.

  • Group sizes and prices:

      • For the group adventures, the usual client-to-guide ratio is 4:1, while the minimum number of people that have to join is 3. The per person cost does not decrease as the group grows. 
      • For the private adventures, the client-to-guide ratio is either 1:1, or 2:1. The per-person cost decreases as your group grows. 

    Climbing and canyoning can be arranged for larger groups. Contact us to make arrangements.

    Min. age requirements:

      • If you are older than 18, you’re good to go.
      • These adventures are family-friendly so minors younger than 18 are permitted to join as well. 

    If your group has hikers under the age of 18, contact us prior to booking to make arrangements.

  • To get to Zion National Park, most people fly into Las Vegas McCarran International Airport 2.5 hours away from the park. From there, you can rent a car and take a shuttle service to Springdale, Rockville, Virgin, La Verkin, or Hurricane in Utah. Due to National Park restrictions, all climbing and canyoneering trips are located just outside of Zion National Park.

    Once you and your guide agree on the details of your itinerary, they will suggest the best place to meet. Your guide can also pick you up at your accommodation in any of the towns listed in the first paragraph. Alternatively, you can simply meet your guide at a designated recreational site, most often it’s Lambs Knoll.

  • 57hours is committed to providing safe outdoor adventure experiences. We require all guides using our platform to have a COVID-19 safety plan and to make the details of that plan accessible to travelers. In most cases, group sizes will be reduced, guides will avoid overcrowded locations, and other safety measures will be met depending on the location and activity.

    We also expect clients to respect local regulations and take measures to protect themselves, their guides, and the communities they’re traveling to. For more information on COVID-19 measures in Zion National Park, Utah, please refer to Utah’s official COVID-19 update website.

    Please contact us if you have any questions or require further information. We are happy to provide you with the most up-to-date information!

  • Day Trips Cancellations
    Fully refundable within the initial 48 hours from booking, unless the trip date is less than 7 days from the time of the booking.
    Cancellations up to 7 days prior to the trip date are refundable 100%.
    Cancellations within 7 days prior to the trip date are non-refundable.

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