Description: Zion National Park is the center of American Canyoneering. This guide will help you descend canyons in the park. Canyoneering combines hiking, wading, swimming, rock climbing & rappeling.
Canyoneering is a term used to describe an adventure sport that combines hiking, wading, swimming, boulder hopping, rock climbing and rappelling. The definition is usually extended to describe hiking in a canyon, even if the canyon is flat and dry and does not require any special technical skills. Canyoneering is referred to as Canyoning virtually everywhere in the world, except in the United States.The Canyoneering Zion guidebook contains all the information that is required to experience the adventure sport of canyoneering in Zion National Park. Every route has a gear recommendation, map recommendation, trailhead location, GPS waypoints, permit requirements and a detailed route description.
Complete information is provided for Behunin Canyon, Birch Hollow, Deep Creek, Echo Canyon, Englestead Hollow, Heaps Canyon, Imlay Canyon, Keyhole Canyon, Kolob Canyon, Misery Canyon (Fat Man's Misery), Mystery Canyon, Oak Creek, Orderville Gulch, Parunuweap Canyon (The Barracks), Pine Creek Canyon, Spry Canyon, Subway (Left Fork of North Creek) and the Zion Narrows. All routes in this book are rated using the Canyoneering Rating System.