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  • Welcome to Zion Mountain School!

    Southern Utah Guide Service & Instructional School

    ZMS Intro VIDEO....Click to Enlarge & Play

    Throughout the year, we offer all-levels of guided Rock Climbing, from beginners to Big Walls, along with Canyoneering, Mountain Biking,&  Hiking & Backpacking. We teach a wide range of Rock Climbing Courses and Canyoneering Courses designed for a wide range of abilities and experience levels.

    During the winter months, we are off guiding & instructing Ice Climbing along with full day and Multi-Day Backcountry Yurt Ski Tours through the beautifully secluded Tushar Mountains of UT .

    We truly enjoy sharing our knowledge and passion for the outdoors with new and old, clients and friends. These unique and gratifying life experiences, always seem to add to the enrichment of our lives, and we look forward to adding to yours.

    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.

    We also thank the following supporters:

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

    Click here to learn more About Us.

  • Dec 27

    Backcountry Skiing: Avalanche and weather forecast

    Ski season is well underway here in the west and conditions are looking good for trips into the backcountry or resort sidecountry.  Leaving the crowded ski resorts and venturing into your local backcountry areas is a very rewarding and increasingly popular way to ski and enjoy untraveled areas.  We are gearing up for our backcountry skiing  Read more

  • 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 Grand Canyon poses challenges to modern day canyoneers. It’s big; 16 miles wide and 1  Read more

  • 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 a rock climbing course and build upon your skills and experience. At Zion Mountain School  Read more

  • 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.

  • 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

    Perfect! Takes the time to know your group, and give a safe, amazing adventure.

    Half Day Canyoneering

  • Weekend Rally Package

    Our customizable two day package is great for those looking to pack in a lot of fun in a short period of time.

  • 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.

  • 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.