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Rappelling & Canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville Tours

Browse and book tours for rappelling and canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville.

2.5 Hour
Ride + Rappel Slot Canyon Adventure

UTV and slot canyon rappel

This two-hour tour is perfect for adventurers who don’t have a full day to explore the canyons but don’t want to miss out on the experience. We’ll take a quick UTV ride to the canyon, where your guide will teach you the basics of canyoneering. Then you’ll rappel your way through the incredible slot canyons for an experience like no other.

 

The adventure requires no previous experience. We’ll do 3-4 rappels ranging from 10’ to 45’, hike for about an hour, and explore the slot canyons together. Children 4 years old and up are welcome.

Duration:  2.5  hours

Tour type: Guided

Group Sizes: 12

Ages: 4 and up

What to bring: Hiking shoes, pants, hydration pack, and snacks

DifficultyModerate

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4hr Ride + Rappel Slot Canyon Adventure
UTV and slot canyon rappel

This is our most popular adventure option for good reason! We’ll venture to a slot canyon neighboring the Elkheart Cliffs and Sugar Knoll.

 

You’ll meet your guides at the EZE Store, located at 500 East State Street, Orderville, where they’ll load you up with your equipment. From there, we’ll take the Can Am UTV on a 15 ride to the trailhead.

 

Next, we’ll take a half-mile hike up a steep incline to the canyon head. Now the real adventure starts! We’ll descend via 3-7 rappels ranging from 10’ to 110’, and you’ll become a true canyoneer as you boulder, rappel, and slide down natural rock slides.

 

There are multiple spots where you’ll be touching both canyon walls at once as you travel deeper. Water may be present, so you should be prepared to get wet. Once you make it out the bottom of the canyon, the UTV will be waiting to transport you back to home base. 

 

Don’t forget your camera!

Duration:  4  hours

Tour type: Guided

Group Sizes: 20

Ages: 4 and up

What to bring: Hiking shoes, pants, hydration pack, and snacks

DifficultyModerate

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The Huntress
Half-day Slot Canyon Rappelling

The Huntress is Kanab’s most popular slot canyon. Our professional guides will lead you on a hike-in, hike-out adventure with 4-5 rappels. This is the best experience for first-time rappellers–we start with a small rappel so newcomers can learn the ropes.

 

After the first rappel, the canyon drops down into larger slot canyons with some intermediate rappels as you wind through the picturesque sandstone walls.

Experience the best Kanab has to offer with this half-day adventure–perfect for anyone 8 years and up.

Duration: 4-5 hours

Tour type: Guided

Group Sizes: 12

Ages: 8 and up

What to bring: Hiking shoes, pants, hydration pack, and snacks

DifficultyModerate

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Anchor Huntress

THE ULTIMATE FULL DAY
RIDE + RAPPEL SLOT CANYON
ADVENTURE

UTV RIDE and slot canyon rappel

This ultimate full-day adventure is not for the faint of heart–you’ll experience THREE slot canyons in East Zion with walls climbing over 100 feet in the air. 

 

We’ll take a heart-pumping off-road UTV ride to each of the canyons and rappel 7-10 times from 10’ to 120’. 

 

Our certified guides will teach you all you need to know to traverse the canyons safely. No previous experience is necessary, and everyone 4 years old and up is welcome to join the fun. We’ll hike around 4 miles by the end of the day.

Duration: 7-8 Hours

Group Sizes: 20

Ages:  12 and up

Difficulty: Moderate

What to bring: Wear good shoes. Pants are preferable.

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What is Canyoneering?

If you're a true adventurer, exploring Zion, Kanab, and Orderville with Roam Outdoor Adventure Co. should undoubtedly be on your bucket list.


Canyoneering is the art of exploring canyons by combining various outdoor activities like hiking, rappelling, UTV rides, swimming and more. It’s an exhilarating way to immerse yourself in Southern Utah’s natural wonders as you navigate through narrow, winding canyons carved by millennia of water erosion.

 

In Southern Utah’s monuments and tourist areas such as Zion National Park, Kanab, and Orderville, canyoneering provides a unique opportunity to venture deep into the heart of the area, unveiling hidden treasures inaccessible via conventional hiking routes.

 

Visiting a Slot Canyon

There’s nothing quite like the Kanab, Orderville, and Zion slot canyons–conquering one of these areas many out-of-this-world canyons will be of the most unique experiences of your life. Need more convincing? Here are some reasons you should put canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville with ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co. at the top of your list.

 

  • Spectacular natural beauty: Zion National Park and its surrounding areas are renowned for their towering red rock formations, and their slot canyons are no exception. These twisting canyons showcase Southern Utah’s breathtaking views, sculpted walls, and vibrant colors. Every step is a visual delight.

  • Uncommon adventure: Canyoneering offers an intimate thrill. You’ll climb, scramble, swim, and rappel through tight spaces, experiencing the rush of adrenaline that comes with conquering nature’s challenges.

  • Escape the crowds: While many visitors explore the park’s more popular trails, ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co will guide your through less trafficked canyoneering areas allows you to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in serene, untouched wilderness.

  • Unforgettable memories: Zion’s slot canyons provide ample opportunities for stunning photography. You’ll capture memories for a lifetime, from the play of the light on the canyon walls to the sparkling pools of water.

  • The best local guides: The expert guides at Roam Outdoor Adventure Co. play a pivotal role in ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. Their knowledge of the terrain, coupled with their passion for the outdoors, elevates each tour beyond a mere adventure; it becomes an educational journey where participants learn about the geological history, habitat of the region, and animal life that make Southern Utah a unique and cherished destination.

 

When is the Best Time for Canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville?

At ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co., our commitment to providing exceptional outdoor experiences extends throughout the year, and we believe that canyoneering in Zion, Kanab, or Orderville is an adventure that can be enjoyed in every season. This philosophy is reflected in our year-round tour offerings, allowing you to explore the canyons of Southern Utah regardless of the month. However, it's essential to recognize that while canyoneering is a thrilling activity that transcends seasons, the weather will always remain the deciding factor to the overall experience enjoyment and accessibility to certain slot canyons.

 

For that reason, we recommend the best time of year for canyoneering in Zion, Kanab or Orderville to be spring, summer, and fall. The warmer, dryer months offer mild temperatures and fewer chances for flash flooding, making your adventure more comfortable.

 

For time of day, daylight hours, especially the early mornings and late afternoons, are best for enjoying Zion canyoneering. These times offer cooler temperatures in the summer, softer lighting for photography, and a more pleasant experience overall. Additionally, the slot canyons tend to be less crowded during these times so that you can savor the natural solitude and serenity.

 

To ensure your safety, we recommend always checking the weather forecast before setting out to the canyons and making sure you have plenty of daylight hours for exploration.

 

Canyoneering Safety Tips

Safety in canyoneering is simple as long as you show up prepared and plan accordingly so you have everything you need. Here’s our safety checklist.

 

  • Have proper canyoneering gear: Ensure you have the necessary canyoneering equipment, including harnesses, helmets, ropes, descenders, carabiners, and any specialized gear required for the specific canyon you plan to explore. (More on this below.)

  • Wear proper clothing and shoes: Dress appropriately for the conditions, including moisture-wicking layers and sturdy shoes with good traction. Dressing in layers allows you to adapt to changing temperatures.

  • Stay weather aware: Always check the weather forecast before you head out. Avoid canyoneering during storms, as flash floods can be life-threatening in the narrow slot canyons.

  • Never go alone: Canyoneering is safest when done in a group. Make sure you have at least one partner with you who is experienced in canyoneering and familiar with the route.

  • Stay on the marked trails: Stick to established routes and marked trails to minimize the environmental impact and reduce the risk of getting lost in the canyons.

  • Plan ahead and know where you’re going: Study maps, route descriptions, and topographical information before your trip. Familiarize yourself with the canyon’s features and potential obstacles.

  • Bring sufficient water and food: Carry an ample water supply to stay hydrated. Pack energy-rich snacks and meals to sustain your energy throughout the day.

  • Bring a first aid kit: Carry a well-equipped first aid kit that includes items like bandages, antiseptic wipes, blister treatment, pain relievers, and any personal medications you may need.

 

While it may seem like a comprehensive list of requirements, rest assured that when you book a rappelling or canyoneering tour with ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co. in Zion, Kanab, or Orderville, you won't have to go through the hassle of gathering an extensive array of canyoneering gear. We take pride in equipping our participants with everything they need for a secure, comfortable, and delightful adventure.

Waterfall with a brige to the top inside a red slot canyon in Kanab, Utah
Two men at the bottom of a slot canyon rappel while on a tour canyoneering Zion
Group selfie of a tour group canyoneering Zion inside a red rock slot canyon
Woman mid-rappel going down a red rock slot canyon wall on a tour canyoneering Zion
List of 6 canyoneering gears items needed for canyoneering

Canyoneering Gear Checklist

Heading out on your own? It’s time to consider all the gear you’ll need for rappelling or canyoneering Zion, Kanab, or Orderville. These are critical items:

 

  • Rope double the length of the rappel

  • Quick links for each rappel

  • Harness

  • Rappel device with a carabiner

  • One-inch webbing for each rappel

  • Helmet

 

If you don’t own this gear or don’t want to pack it all up and travel with it, you should consider booking a canyoneering tour with ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co.

 

What Should I Bring When Visiting a Slot Canyon?

When planning your visit to the slot canyons, here’s what you should bring to be well-prepared to make the most of your experience.

 

  • Comfortable clothing: Dress comfortably for the weather conditions and consider layering for versatility. (ROAM provides wetsuits and additional canyoneering harnesses, which you can rent if needed for the tour.)

  • Close-toed shoes: Sturdy shoes with rubber soles are essential for safe canyoneering. 

  • Personal items: Bring personal care items like water or for sun protection, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

  • Adventurous spirit: Lastly, you can’t forget your sense of adventure. ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co. specializes in creating memorable experiences that go beyond the ordinary.

 

Why Should I Choose ROAM Outdoor?

There are several advantages to choosing ROAM Outdoor for your canyoneering experience. 

  • Expert guides: When you book with ROAM, you benefit from the expertise of our highly trained guides, who are intimately familiar with the canyons. ROAM tour guides keep you safe and improve your understanding of the environment.

  • Special access: ROAM offers guided tours to private slot canyons that the public cannot access. This means fewer crowds, a more intimate experience, and the opportunity to explore lesser-known, pristine natural wonders.

  • Gear rental: If you plan to visit a slot canyon independently, consider renting gear from ROAM. Our top-quality canyoneering equipment ensures you have everything you need for a safe and enjoyable experience.

  • Safety: ROAM prioritizes your safety and provides all necessary equipment, including ropes, descenders, and carabiners, eliminating your need to invest in expensive gear.

 

Permits for Canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville

Canyoneering permits are required for all Zion National park canyons requiring descending gear or ropes. Permits protect resources, manage visitor encounter rates, and educate users on safety concerns and resource protections.

 

A lottery system is in place for Zion permits–it is not guaranteed you will be able to obtain one of the dates of your choice. Study the Zion National Park website to learn when to apply for your necessary permits. Further, you must pick up your permit in person at the Zion Canyon Visitor Center, and it cannot be transferred to another person. The permits range in price from $15-$25.

 

By opting for a canyoneering tour with ROAM Outdoor Adventure Co., you can sidestep the complexities of the permit process, allowing us to guide you through the slot canyons without the need for our participants to navigate the intricacies of the permit system. This ensures a seamless and hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on the thrill of the adventure in the stunning landscapes surrounding Zion.

Is There a Weight Limit for Canyoneering?

There is a weight limit of 250 pounds for canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville. If you're hoping to visit the slot canyons but do not meet this limit, there are many hiking trips with similar experiences to a slot canyon.

 

Should I Hire a Guide for Visiting a Zion Slot Canyon?

Absolutely! While canyoneering Zion, Kanab, and Orderville will be an exciting adventure, you should always prioritize safety. The slot canyons can be challenging to navigate, with unexpected obstacles and changing conditions. Hiring a professional guide ensures you have a safe, educational, and enjoyable experience in the canyons. 

 

Book a tour with ROAM Outdoor Adventures so you can focus on the adventure while we take care of the details. 

The ROAM Outdoor Adventures Co. team of expert guides for rappelling andcanyoneering Zion

DETAILS ABOUT 
THE HUNTRESS SLOT CANYON

The Huntress slot is a picturesque slot also known as Diana’s Throne Canyon. The huntress is located between Kanab Utah and Mount Carmel Junction Utah, not far from Hwy 89. The huntress is a landmark to the local area. The surrounding area has white cliffs, but the huntress has beautiful coral cliffs. The Huntress is considered an easy slot and is great for beginners.

There is a lot of down climbing and two major rappels. In The Huntress you will find scoured pools filled with water and filled with sand. Depending on the time of visiting The Huntress, there may be a lot of water due to scouring. In this case a wetsuit may be needed. The longest rappel at The Huntress Canyon is about 60 feet.

 

On your canyoneering tour our professionally experienced and trained guide will assist you in learning or continuing to master the art of descending the beautiful Huntress Slot Canyon. You will have access to tools like ropes, harnesses, helmets, gloves, and rappelling devices to rappel, slide, down- climb, and descend the canyon. You'll start with a small rappel so that you can become familiar with canyoneering in the canyon. You will then descend down into larger slot canyons through breathtaking sandstone walls. The beauty and excitement of The Huntress brings enjoyment to all.

Children and Adults hiking through The Huntress slot canyon on a rappelling and canyoneering tour
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
  • What is your refund policy?
    Full refund with within 48 hours of activity. 50% is refundable after that until the activity day. No refund given for a no-show or past 30 minutes late. $100 rescheduling fee within 24 hours.
  • Do you need canyoneering or rappelling experience to do the Via Ferrata or Canyoneering trip?
    NOPE! You don't need any canyoneering experience to do either of those adventures! The only thing you need is some grit and love for adventure!
  • The UTV's are guided, but can I still drive?"
    Yes! You just have to be over the age of 21 with a current drivers license. Just let your guide know you would like to drive and they will gladly accommodate!
  • What do you provide on an UTV tour?
    Water and coolers to keep your snacks / drinks cold! We also provide helmets and googles.
  • Do you do UTV rentals or just Guided UTV tours?
    We do not rent our UTVs. Our UTV experiences are guided which means a guide does come with you. Don't worry, they are excellent and knowledgeable about the area and also dub as your own personal photographers for the day! If you need a rental for the day checkout our Jeep Gladiators!
  • What do you provide on Hiking and Canyoneering tours?
    Transportation to the trail entrance and a yummy lunch will be provided. Water and coolers to keep your snacks / drinks cold!
  • What should we bring?
    ATV tours: Bring water, sunscreen, face gaitor / bandana for dust, and good hiking shoes. Each of our destinations requires a bit of hiking! Via Ferrata: Bring bug repellent for possible mosquitos in the canyon and if you'd like to climb with your phone to take photos, wear something with secure pockets or bring a carrying case that can stay close to your body. Horseback Rides: Bring bug repellent, sunscreen, long pants, and closed toed shoes. Hiking and Half day canyoneering: Bring good hiking shoes, a Hydration backpack for water or no less than 2 liters of water, and snacks. You do not want to bring a loose backpack that can potentially fall off your body while rappelling. And of course, remember to bring money to tip your guide if you love your experience!!
  • How do I obtain a permit for the wave hiking tour?
    A permit is required to hike the Wave. You must obtain a permit before contacting us. Click here to put in for a permit.
  • Are dogs allowed on your tours?
    Dogs are only allowed on the ATV tours
  • Is gratuity added or should I tip my guide?
    Yes please tip your guide! If you have a good time, please show them some love with a tip. They work hard and they work for tips! Most guides have venmo as well.
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