Zion Canyoneering Tours & Beyond

Zion Guru guides are selected as technical experts, with exceptional facilitation and group management skills. Our guides also have holistic specialties, connecting all aspects of the day exploring geological wonder, as a journey through body, mind, and nature. 

We offer four categories of Canyon Quests:      

  • Adventure = Canyoneering with ropes and rappels - perfect for beginners

  • Elevated = Canyoneering with ropes, high adventure - best for athletic or experienced groups

  • Courses = Canyoneering with rope and rappel skill development - designed for those who intend to go canyoneering on their own post-course

  • Discovery = Canyoneering in remote, exclusive, high-adventure locations - the clear choice for experienced adventures who want to take on canyoneering challenges over multiple days

Adventure Canyon Quest

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

 

For groups 7 and larger, please call or email for availability.

(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.


Canyon Quest Courses 

 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.

Technical canyoneering curriculum delivery which challenges, changes, and enhances your skills, decision-making abilities, leadership qualities, and rescue skill-sets. We invoke the highest technical safety standards, and empowering educational paradigms emphasizing Leave No Trace, community building within the group dynamic, and interactive problem solving of natural canyon obstacles. We introduce rescue skill sets for problem solving at and beyond your current ability level. 

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
(April – May begin at 7am – 3pm | June – September begin at 8am – 2pm)

Full-Day      $225/person, 2 person minimum, 6 person max
(April – May begin at 7am – 3pm | June – September begin at 8am – 2pm)

 

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

The definitive mulit-day canyoneering experience customized for your group. Locations include but not limited to:

UTAH - Zion area, Escalante, Glen Canyon, Robbers Roost, North Wash 

CANADA - British Columbia

ASIA/SOUTH PACIFIC - Japan, Australia, New Zealand

EUROPE - Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, Reunion Islands


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