(435) 319-0313

Zion Area
Year Round
3- 3 1/2 Hours

Half Day Canyoneering

From: $350.00

*Please call the office to book a trip @ 435-319-0313 as our online calendar is not always indicative of available dates.  Thank You!!

Half day beginner Zion Canyoneering is a perfect activity to explore the slot canyons unique to the Zion National Park area. This is the best option for families with young ones, those with a small block in their travel schedule and those looking for an introduction to canyoneering. ZMS’s Half day beginner canyoneering experience utilizes guides with the highest industry standards therefore ensuring a safe and fun Zion adventure day.

On a half day beginner Zion canyoneering trip you will descend a technical slot canyon through hiking, rappelling, and climbing. We will provide instruction on rappelling, down climbing, and belay techniques. There are rappels ranging from 20-80 feet in length and light hiking for under an hour. No experience is necessary! This trip is suitable for  All Ages & All Ability Levels and is run year round so start times vary depending on the season. 

What to Expect:

  • 3- 4  hour outing
  • Descend a technical slot canyon through hiking, rappelling, and climbing.
  • Instruction on rappelling, down climbing, and belay techniques
  • Rappels 20-80 feet in length
  • Light hiking under an hour
  • All trips are private
  • Note: As directed by the Superintendent, paid guiding for canyoneering and climbing trips is not permitted within Zion National Park. All trips and courses are done outside of the park in beautiful locations. Details will be given when you call to book your course or trip.

Price Per Person:

1 $350
2 $180
3 $170
4 $155
5 $145
6+ $135
Call for Group Rates

8.05 % sales tax added at checkout

*Please call the office to book a trip @ 435-319-0313 as our online calendar is not always indicative of available dates.  Thank You!!



Half Day Itinerary: 3- 4 hrs


Corner of HWY 9 & Kolob Terrace Road, Virgin UT


Meet your guide at the specified time and location as stated in the confirmation email. If you do not have any personal equipment, your guide will outfit you with the necessary technical equipment.

A short 1/2 mile hike will get you to the first rappel. Your guide will instruct on the safe use of the equipment and necessary techniques needed to safely and efficiently descend a beautiful slot canyon. Hike back to the car.


Half day beginner zion canyoneering

Gear Needed/Provided

Gear ZMS can Provide

  • Approach Shoes (if needed)
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Rappelling equipment
  • Backpack ( if needed)

Gear You Provide

  • Food and snacks
  • Water: 1-2 L
  • Appropriate Clothing for the Season
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
lead climbing course

Our canyoning video is a compilation of our Half Day, Full Day, and Ultimate Canyon Trips that were filmed from Spring to Fall.

Costs, Booking, Waivers & Cancellation

Waivers & Cancellation

Cost Includes

  • AMGA Certified and/or highly accomplished rock and alpine climber guides with over 10 years of experience
  • Technical Equipment

Not Included

  • Food & Water
  • Guide Gratuity
  • and, specific gear listed in the “Gear” Section Tab


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 office to book your trip at 435-319-0313.

Please leave a text or voice message if we are unable to take your call and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please leave the following information: Name, Type of trip, Dates, #of people in your group, Phone #

Please note that the online calendar is not always indicative of actual availability. If you tried to book online, our website will ask that you call our office to confirm if the date is available.

Medical and Liability Waiver

All participants must read and fill out our Online Medical Waiver & Liability Waiver HERE

Cancellation Policy:

Unless arrangements are made, payments are due in full at the time you book your trip. Zion Mountain School does everything in their power to ensure trips run as planned.

If for any reason Zion Mountain School cannot run a trip as scheduled, we will offer a full refund or reschedule your planned event.
If you need to cancel your trip more than 30 days out, Zion Mountain School offers a full refund minus a 10% administrative fee.

Once within the 30 day window, but more than 48 hours before the trip, Zion Mountain School will refund 75% of the trip cost. The remaining 25% can be used as credit for future trips with ZMS. This credit is valid for two years.

Non-emergency cancellations less than 48 hours of your trip, are non-refundable.

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