Southern Utah Guide Service & Instructional School

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    We truly enjoy sharing our expertise and passion for the outdoors with all levels and abilities. These unique and gratifying life experiences always seem to add to the enrichment of our lives, and we look forward to adding to you and yours. Right now it is a great time to cool off and explore one of Southern Utahs’ beautiful slot canyons or climb in the shade and enjoy our crimson sandstone!

    All trips & courses are private, and we will not combine you with people you do not know. Our local & professionally trained guides have the experience & training needed to enable a safe, knowledgeable, and fun adventure.

    We are a proud 1% For The Planet member, donating 1% of our sales to various environmental causes.

    Please use our left side-bar to find a trip and/or course that is right for you.

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  • Dec 19

    Canyoneering in the Grand Canyon

    Last night in St George, we checked out a great presentation by Todd Martin, Rich Rudow and Dan Ransom. All three were showing photos and stories of their canyoneering exploration into the Grand Canyon. Because of the it’s size, the … Continue reading

  • Jul 29

    Zion Top-Rope Rock Climbing Course

    Zion National Park and the surrounding Southern Utah and St. George areas comprise a diverse rock climbing mecca. Thousands of climbs at varying locations provide amazing year round rock climbing of all styles, lengths, and difficulties. It is a perfect place to take … Continue reading

  • Jul 16

    Guide to Zion Narrows

    After nearly 4 months of closure due to high water from snowmelt, the Narrows is now fully open for hiking, both the full Narrows from the top and the dayhike up from the bottom. This also opens up some of our favorite canyon routes, including Mystery Canyon, Imlay Canyon and Orderville Canyon. Recently, we took a hike up from the Temple of Sinawava. Continue reading

  • Needless to say, our family is not the most outdoorsy or adventurous but we do enjoy new experiences. Our guide Michael was wonderful, and he was perfect for our little ones. They can definitely be a handful, and his patience and encouragement were pivotal for enjoying the day. It was one of the best vacations we have ever experienced.

    Full Day Canyoneering

    Their guides are very knowledgable, safe, local and really passionate about their work. They took the time to explain the equipment, and how safe everything was set-up.

    Full Day Rock Climbing

    We called several guide services in the Zion area for our first canyoneering experiance and found the gentlemen at Zion Mountain School to be the friendliest and most down to earth.

    Full Day Canyoneering

  • Multi-sport Package

    Take three days to explore the area’s world class climbing, canyoneering, hiking and mountain biking. We guide all experience & ability levels for these activities. This customizable & private three day trip is designed to be molded by each party, so pick and choose your itinerary and we’ll pick the best trails, routes and canyons to show you. Continue reading

  • Ultimate Trip Package

    The ultimate package is four days of guided hiking, climbing, canyoneering and mountain biking in our beautiful backyard of Zion. Pick and choose all the activities we offer or a combination of sports to customize your own “ultimate Zion adventure”. We also include breakfasts, lunches and dinners from our favorite local restaurants. Continue reading