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This is our premier canyoneering and desert hiking adventure. During this tour, our base camp will be situated in a majestic river-carved sandstone canyon. This section, called the “Barracks”, is a remote and seldom visited area and is your own private Zion narrows. The immense sandstone backcountry of Southern Utah is ours to explore.

Over our 3 days, we will descend into two technical slot canyons and 1 non-technical in order to truly explore the diversity amongst miles of river-carved slot-canyons.

Along the way, we will hike into numerous side slot canyons. If you wish to take the adventure up a notch, two of these are technical canyon descents involving short swims.

This is a full value backcountry experience in a pristine and rarely visited part of the Zion National Park area. These private trips are an exclusive offering by ZMS and are customized specifically for your Zion vacation.

No previous experience is required, and we will provide all necessary technical gear and equipment. The canyons we descend have rappels up to 110 feet and we hike an average of 10 miles per day. Additional camping and cooking equipment is available for rental as well. April-October are the best months for this back-country adventure.

Gear Rental Option: (addl. $30)
Sleeping Bag
Air Mattress
Tent
Food Option (addl. $100)
We will present a menu for approval and then have food available for your trip. Since the trip involves hiking and various base camps, the goal is to go light. The food that we will provide is your modern day backpacking meals (e.g. Mountain House, granola, energy bars, apples etc….).
What You Will Need to Bring:
Synthetic clothing
Headlamps
Fleece Jackets
Pants
Sun Block
Hat
Sun Glasses
Camel Back/Water Bottles
Camera!!!!
For “Where to Meet” please go to our Plan Your Trip page.

A Medical Waiver and Participant Agreement needs to be filled out for all individuals on the trip. Minors need a parent or legal guardians signature on both forms. Please print double sided to help us cut down on paper use.

 

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Price Per Day

# of People $ per Person
1 $400
2+ $250
Gear Rental Option: (addl. $30)
Sleeping Bag
Air Mattress
Tent
Food Option (addl. $100)
We will present a menu for approval and then have food available for your trip. Since the trip involves hiking and various base camps, the goal is to go light. The food that we will provide is your modern day backpacking meals (e.g. Mountain House, granola, energy bars, apples etc….).

Cancellation policy:

Unless arrangements are made, payments are due in full at the time you book your trip. Zion Mountain School does everything in their power to ensure trips run as planned. If for any reason Zion Mountain School cannot run a trip as scheduled, we will offer a full refund or reschedule your planned event.

If you need to cancel your trip more than 30 days out, Zion Mountain School offers a full refund minus a 10% administrative fee. Once within the 30 day window, but more than 48 hours before the trip, Zion Mountain School will refund 75% of the trip cost. The remaining 25% can be used as credit for future trips with ZMS. This credit is valid for two years. Non-emergency cancellations less than 48 hours of your trip, are non-refundable.

Zion Mountain School strongly recommends Trip Cancellation Insurance to protect your vacation investment. This insurance not only protects your ZMS trip, but also other aspects of you vacation like airfare, hotels, tours, and rentals. We recommend Travel Guard for inexpensive yet comprehensive trip insurance plans.