(435) 319-0313

Zion Area
Year Round
Easy- Strenuous
3 Days

Three Day Basic

From: $960.00

The Three Day Basic Canyoneering Course is a great introduction to canyoneering and thoroughly prepares you with fundamental skills needed to be a safe and proficient canyoneer. INo prior experience is needed but experience climbing or rappelling is helpful. The three day course gives you the opportunity to increase your knowledge and experience as a result of traveling through 2-3 canyons with a guide and receiving practical hands on instruction. Each separate day will be approximately 7-9 hours and combine instruction with application of knowledge; please note: this is not an overnight course.

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.

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:

  • Double & Single Rope Rappelling
  • Rope Stacking/Coiling
  • Necessary Gear/Equipment
  • Trip Planning and Preparation
  • Weather and Flash Flood Planning
  • Leave No Trace Practices
  • Basic Pothole Escapes
  • Natural & Bolted Anchor Building
  • Basic Rescue Techniques
  • Knots
  • Belaying & Spotting
  • Ascending
  • Leadership and group management techniques

Price Per Person:

1 $960.00
2 $570.00
3 $495.00
4 $465.00
5 $435.00
6 $405.00
 7+  Call for Group Rates

Plus 8.05% tax

If you are booking online, please call the shop first to make sure the date is available: 435-319-0313

three day basic

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.

Depending on the size of your group, you will either get in one of our guide vehicles or your larger group will follow your guide/s out to one of our various Canyons for the day.

Each day you will be descending a different canyon in order to learn and practice the requisite course material. Day 1 is geared toward more teaching and learning necessary skills and techniques. The following 2 Days will be geared to applying this knowledge in the larger canyons and getting more practice and repetition of basic skills.


Gear Needed/Provided

  • Gear ZMS can Provide
    • Sticky Rubber Canyon Shoes
    • Harness
    • Helmet
    • Locking Carabiner
    • Prusik Loops
    • Belay/Rappel Device
    • Static Canyon Rope
    • Backpack

    Gear You Provide

    • Notebook and pen
    • Food and snacks
    • Water: 2-3 L
    • Appropriate Clothing for the Season
    • Camera
    • Sunscreen

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.


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

Cost Includes

  • 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

Not Included

  • Food & Water
  • Guide Gratuity

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.

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

Please review our Cancellation Policy HERE