Multi Day Zion Canyoneering is our premier canyoneering and backcountry hiking adventure. During this tour we backpack a section of the East Fork of the Virgin River called the Barracks. This is adjacent to Zion NP. Along the way we get an opportunity to explore numerous slot canyons. Two of the slot canyons are technical descents involving rappelling, down climbing and short swims.
This is a strenuous trip. We most commonly run this trip over three days. The overall intensity can be modified depending on the participants fitness level. The canyons we descend have rappels up to 110 feet. We hike anywhere from 7-13 miles per day. Two day and four day trips are options as well as we can modify the final itinerary.
This is a full value backcountry experience in a pristine and rarely visited part of the Zion National Park area. These private trips are an exclusive offering by ZMS and are customized around participants fitness and experience level.
No previous experience is required. We will provide all necessary technical gear and transportation to the trailhead. Food and personal camping equipment are not included in the price and can be arranged for an additional cost. April-October are the best months for this back-country adventure.
Price Per Day:
# of People
$ per Person
Gear Rental Option: (price per day)
Sleeping Bag $9
Sleeping Pad $9
Food Option: $25.00 (price is per person/per day)
We will present a menu for approval. Then we will have the food available for your trip. The trip involves strenuous hiking and various base camps. This means the goal is to go light. The food that we will provide is your modern day backpacking meals (e.g. Mountain House, granola, energy bars, dried fruit, nuts, and other trail food). The menu can be modified but please inform us of any food allergies or dietary restrictions.
Meet your guide at your specified time, stated in your confirmation email, at our Store Location in the center of Springdale, UT. If you do not have any personal equipment, your guide will outfit you with the necessary technical equipment.
Enjoy the off-road adventure necessary to get out to East Fork of the Virgin. Over the course of 2-4 Days explore the many slot canyons, cliff swellings, and petroglyphs of the Barracks.
Depending on how your group is hiking, you will be hiking anywhere from 5-14 miles per day along the banks of the East Fork of the Virgin.
Gear ZMS can Provide
First Aid Kit
Hiking Shoes/Neoprene Socks
Wetsuit (if needed)
Camping Gear you provide or rent:
Backpack (30-45 liter is best)
Sleeping Bag with compression stuff sack
Tent *optional* (we often sleep out as bugs and weather are rarely a problem)
Lightweight backpacking food
Personal Gear Needed:
wetwipes/hand sanitizer/personal toiletries (travel size is best)
headlamp with extra batteries
light camp shoes or sandals
Water bottles (3 liter carrying capacity. If using a bladder bring at least one wide mouth bottle to use when treating water)
Clothing. Synthetics are best. A windbreaker and warm insulation layers for top and bottom. A hat, gloves, and extra baselayers are recommended for spring and fall trips
Costs, Bookings & Cancellation
Costs, Booking, & Cancellation
Technical Equipment Needed
Transportation to & from trailhead (dependent on group #)
As a 1% For the Planet Member, a 1% Donation from your Total Trip Cost is made to Environmental non-Profits focused on conservation & preservation
Food & Water
Personal camping gear
Registration & Cancellation
Advanced registration is required to secure your private guide. We have a limited amount of guides and book up regularly. Feel free to call our store during business hours to book, or simply book online if you’re ready to secure your date.