Hiking Tours for Everyone

Much of Zion you can visit safely self-guided, at your own pace and into really special, but busy places. Our tours still visit some of Zion's special places but also go beyond the beaten path to areas surrounding Zion, which offer incredible scenic overlooks and varying perspectives that inspire and are photographically stunning. Every trip is customized and our gurus are incredibly patient, knowledgeable, creative, and agile; able to alter, enhance, and modify the day's itinerary to match your groups desires.

We offer three categories of Hiking Tours:  

  • Scenic Tours - Half- and Full-Day   
  • Adventure Tours - Half- and Full-Day 
  • Bryce Canyon Scenic Tours- Full-day

Scenic Hiking in Zion

A slot canyon experience which excites all ages

Scenic yet .....

Scenic Hiking FACTS:

  1. Great for families
  2. Ages 5 and up
  3. All hiking trips are private, i.e. you and your group only.
  4. Typical duration 2 - 4 hours, based on group desire
  5. Hikes range from 1-6 miles round trip
  6. Start times can vary to your group needs
  7. We provide logistical guidance, interpretative information of human history, geography, geology and anecdotal folklore.
  8. Begin between 6:30am – 4pm. Seasonal recommendations apply
  9. We can coordinate locations with your travel plans. If you are headed toward Vegas, Bryce, or Grand Canyon on our trip day we can choose hikes that put you closer to your destination by the end of the day. 
  10. Hike options could include one or multiple trails, depending upon group size, motivation and desired flow of the day.

Year-round PRICING 

Full-Day    Start times can vary, and your reservation guru will advise seasonally. Recommended start times 6:30am through 10am. 

Hike Options: Observation Point, Angels Landing

  • One on One:   $400
  • 2 Hikers:         $215/person
  • 3 Hikers:         $175/person
  • 4 Hikers:         $165/person
  • 5 Hikers:         $155/person
  • 6 Hikers:         $145/person
  • 7 Hikers:         $135/person
  • 8 Hikers:         $125/person
  • 9 Hikers:         $115/person
  • 10 Hikers:        $105/person
  • 11 Hikers:         $95/person
  • 12 Hikers:         $90/person

Half-Day    Start times can vary, and your reservation guru will advise seasonally. Recommended start times 7am through 10am, or 1pm through 4pm. 

Hike options: Pa'Rus, Watchman, Canyon Overlook, Emerald Pools, Kayenta, Angels Landing, Weeping Rock, Hidden Canyon, Riverside Walk, and combinations of the above and other hidden gems outside of Zion.  For Zion Narrows Tour, click here.

  • One on One:   $250
  • 2 Hikers:         $145/person
  • 3 Hikers:         $125/person
  • 4 Hikers:         $120/person
  • 5 Hikers:         $115/person
  • 6 Hikers:         $110/person
  • 7 Hikers:         $105/person
  • 8 Hikers:         $100/person
  • 9 Hikers:         $95/person
  • 10 Hikers:        $90/person
  • 11 Hikers:         $85/person
  • 12 Hikers:         $80/person

(All prices require additional sales tax charge of 7.65%)


Adventure Hiking Tours

This is our most popular canyoneering event. Beautiful hikes, rappels in slot canyons ranging from 20 to 175’ (higher if appropriate for the group), high technical safety standards, and gentle, empowering group facilitation skills. We emphasize Leave No Trace, community building within the group dynamic, and interactive problem solving of natural canyon obstacles..

Adventure Canyon Quest FACTS:

  1. Great for beginners
  2. Recommended for ages 5 and up
  3. Both half- and full-day Quests include multiple rappels up to 60’, some as high as 175' on full-day trips (higher rappel possible on Elevated trips)
  4. Short to long hikes from 20 minutes to 1.5 hours
  5. Canyoneering descents may include down-climbing and swimming; if no swimming is desirable just let us know.
  6. Full-day trips usually include 2x to 3x the amount of canyon travel as half-day trips.
  7. All canyoneering trips are private, you and your group only.
  8. There is no guiding allowed in Zion National Park Wilderness. No commercial canyoneering guide service is allowed in canyons such as The Subway or Pine Creek. All Zion Guru trip providers are licensed and permitted for access on public and private lands outside the boundaries of Zion National Park.
  9. We have access to over 25 different canyons in the Zion area, both east and west of Zion. We choose and change our locations to best serve you. 
  10. We can coordinate locations with your travel plans. If you are headed toward Vegas, Bryce, or Grand Canyon on our trip day we can choose a canyon that puts you closer to your destination by the end of the day. 

Half-day canyoneering includes 2 - 6 rappels

Full-Day canyoneering includes 4 - 12 rappels

year round PRICING 

 

Full-Day  Start times can vary, and your reservation guru will advise seasonally. Recommended start times 6:30am through 10am.  

  • One on One:   $500.00
  • 2 Hikers:         $265.00/person
  • 3 Hikers:         $185.00/person
  • 4 Hikers:         $175.00/person
  • 5 Hikers:         $165.00/person
  • 6 Hikers:         $155.00/person
  • 7 Hikers:         $145.00/person
  • 8 Hikers:         $135.00/person
  • 9 Hikers:         $130.00/person
  • 10 Hikers:        $125.00/person
  • 11 Hikers:         $120.00/person
  • 12 Hikers:         $115.00/person

Half-Day    Start times can vary, and your reservation guru will advise seasonally. Recommended start times 7am through 10am, or 1pm through 4pm.

  • One on One:   $300.00
  • 2 Hikers:         $155.00/person
  • 3 Hikers:         $135.00/person
  • 4 Hikers:         $130.00/person
  • 5 Hikers:         $125.00/person
  • 6 Hikers:         $120.00/person
  • 7 Hikers:         $115.00/person
  • 8 Hikers:         $110.00/person
  • 9 Hikers:         $107.50/person
  • 10 Hikers:        $105.00/person
  • 11 Hikers:         $102.50/person
  • 12 Hikers:         $100.00/person

(all prices require additional sales tax charge of 7.65%)

Elevate your Adventure for longer rappels, bigger canyons, swims, loads of fun: Additional $25/person.


Bryce Canyon National Park 

Full-Day Course with the family, then off to a week of self-guided canyoneering adventures.

Full-Day Course with the family, then off to a week of self-guided canyoneering adventures.

Just a 2 hour drive from Springdale, and Zion National Park, Bryce is a menagerie landscape that seems unreal.  More delicate in nature than Zion's looming and massive sandstone walls, Bryce's eroded limestone hoodoos make for spectacular photography.  Nestled in the hoodoos and giant ponderosa pines are short and scenic hikes which are accessible to all levels of hikers.

Canyon Quest Course FACTS:

  1. Course = safety and rescue courses designed for aspiring canyoneers.
  2. Recommended for ages 14 and up.
  3. CX classes are held in-canyon unless weather forbids.
  4. Both half- and full-day CX classes include multiple rappels, some as high as 175’ on full-day trips.
  5. Short to long hikes from 20 to 90 minutes each way
  6. Canyon descents may include down-climbing and swimming; if no swimming is desirable just let us know.
  7. Full-day courses usually include 2x to 3x the amount of canyon as half-day trips
  8. All courses can be private for an additional charge of $50.
  9. There is no guiding allowed in Zion National Park Wilderness. No commercial canyoneering guide service is allowed in canyons such as The Subway or Pine Creek. All Zion Guru trip providers are licensed and permitted for access on public and private lands outside the boundaries of Zion National Park.
  10. We have access to over 25 different canyons in the Zion area, both east and west of Zion. We choose and change our locations to best serve the curricular needs of the group. 
  11. We can coordinate locations with your travel plans. If you are headed toward Vegas, Bryce, or Grand Canyon on our trip day we can choose a canyon that puts you closer to your destination by the end of the day.
  12. All CX courses whether beginner (CX-1) advanced (CX-2) can be customized and taught over multiple days to ensure competency

Sample Course - Level 1 Curriculum (average 8 hour days)

  1. Basic of wearing harnesses and helmets
  2. Loading and unloading rappel devices
  3. Double rope and single rope rappel
  4. Belays and back-ups
  5. Basic anchor setting from trees, logs, boulders, and bolts
  6. Rope handling practices
  7. Sequencing rappelers
  8. Down and up-climbing
  9. Planning logistics for self-guided canyons
  10. Flash flood safety
  11. Basic map reading
  12. Leave No Trace

Sample Course - Level 2 Curriculum (average 9 - 10 hour days – usually taught over 2 - 3 days. Single day course will prioritize skill sets based on students experience levels demonstrated )

  1. Prerequisite that students are familiar with CX-1 curriculum
  2. Contingency anchors
  3. Knot passing
  4. Lowering rappelers 
  5. Bottom and top belays
  6. Advanced single line rappel techniques
  7. Advanced down climbing
  8. Meat/temporary anchors
  9. Mechanical advantage, hauling
  10. Rope ascending
  11. Complex natural anchors
  12. Multi-point fixed anchors
  13. Tandem Rappels
  14. Parallel Rappels
  15. Pick-offs

Summer Pricing (June – September)

Half-Day    $175/person, 2 person minimum, 6 person max
(October – March begin at 8am -- 2pm | April – May begin at 7am – 3pm)

Full-Day      $225/person, 2 person minimum, 6 person max
(October – March begin at 8am – 9am | April – May begin at 7am – 9am)

 

Spring/Fall/Winter Pricing(October – May)

Additional equipment is used in these seasons, such as wetsuit/drysuits, thermal layers and more extensive dry gear:

Half-Day    $195/person, 2 person minimum, 6 person max
(October – March begin at 8am -- 2pm | April – May begin at 7am – 3pm)

Full-Day      $245/person, 2 person minimum, 6 person max
(October – March begin at 8am – 9am | April – May begin at 7am – 9am)

(all prices require additional sales tax charge of 7.65%)


Discovery Canyon Quest

Jonathan is an avid explorer of canyon systems all over the world and Discovery Canyon Quests are an extension of his expertise shaped into custom, exclusive, VIP canyon experiences for private groups wanting a challenging, empowering, life-changing trip.  Your current options include:

  • Glen Canyon NRA, aka, Lake Powell - home of the most unique and varied slot canyons in North America, advanced anchoring and descent requirements, remote wilderness access yet the options of primitive or VIP accommodations. Prices begin at $1500/person for customized Discovery 3-day events.
  • New Zealand - Kiwis canyons are like no other and new canyons are being descended every year.  Remote, wild, lush, swift, slides, jumps, caves, with the coldest (South Island) and warmest water (North Island) around. Combined as a multi-sport, multi-week experience makes the globe trotting very worth it.  
  • Switzerland - home of the best granite canyons in the world and homeland of Catrin Zambella. Jonathan has dialed in logistics and itineraries for many years, with canyon arrays, overland hikes, via ferratas, and touring aimed to inspire the most intrepid adventurers.
  • Western Europe: France, Spain, Italy, Corsica...challenging slots which end in the teal waters of the Mediterranean Sea or deep blue caves. 

  For booking Inquiries, please contact us direct to discuss custom options and group abilities.