Our One Day Basic Canyoneering Course is designedto be a thorough introduction to Canyoneering, as well as a one day refresher for those with prior experience. No prior technical experience needed, but basic climbing or rappelling experience helpful.
This course is intended for beginners doing entry level technical canyons in Zion National Park such as Keyhole, Subway, and/or Orderville canyons, or those with a climbing background looking to do intermediate canyons such as Pine Creek, Mystery, Spry, or Behunin canyons.
You should expect to be out on the canyoneering course anywhere from 7-9 hours. There will be some light hiking (under 1 hour) so wear comfortable hiking shoes. Your guide will provide you with all the needed gear prior to your course. Just remember to bring plenty of water and some snacks or lunch.
We want to accommodate you, so all our trips are private. As a result, start times can be adjusted around your travel plans and you will never be grouped with others unless requested.
This course covers the following topics:
Trip Planning and Preparation
Weather and Flash Flood Planning
Leave No Trace practices
Belaying & Spotting
Price Per Person:
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7.65% sales tax added at checkout
1 Day Basic Course 7-9 hours
Meet your guide at our store in Springdale, UT at your specified time (stated in the confirmation email). If you do not have any personal equipment, your guide will outfit you with the necessary technical equipment.
Depending on the size of your group, you will either get in one of our guide vehicles or follow your guide(s) out to one of our various canyoneering areas for the day.
Your instructor will set a solid foundation to build on. Depending on how well the group absorbs the information, your instructor will be able to moderate the amount of information it is appropriate to cover in this 1 Day Course. If you have limited experience with ropes, we recommend looking at our 2 or 3 Day Courses to set you up for success in the backcountry of Zion.
Gear ZMS can Provide
Sticky Rubber Canyon Shoes
Static Canyon Rope
Gear You Provide
Notebook and pen
Food and snacks
Water: 2-3 L
Appropriate Clothing for the Season
Here is a short Canyoneering video that was shoot during our Short Day, Full Day, and Multi-Day Courses.
Springdale, UT Getting Here
Springdale, UT is located in the heart of Zion Canyon. ZMS is located in the heart of Springdale, UT.
2.5 Hours to Vegas (We are an hour ahead of Vegas)
4.5 Hours from Salt Lake City
45 minutes from Saint George, UT
Best option is to fly into Vegas, NV, and either drive or hire a shuttle to drop you off in Springdale, UT.
TOWN & PARK SHUTTLE SYSTEM
Both the town of Springdale and Zion National Park offer free propane powered shuttle systems that can drop you off in town or at any spot in the main canyon. This enables you to travel to the area without need of renting a car.
Costs, Booking, & Cancellation
Private Canyon Instructor
Technical Equipment Needed
Transportation to & from Climbing Area (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
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.