– Z I O N N A T I O N A L P A R K –
Zion National Park is a place of immensity; huge sandstone walls tower far above the valley floor, the sheer magnitude is unreal. Alas tourists and buses are the most common life form here, though there are places void of this distraction. Hidden within the cracks and corners of the great pinnacles are some of the most awe inspiring canyoneering routes in the world, where the fury of water has delicately sculpted eccentric patterns and passageways into the rock. It is here where some of the true wonders of the world exist; hidden hallways, massive alcoves and soaring walls create a dark and surreal world that few ever see. It is a place where beauty faults to logic, and I swear some of the walls shift and flow with the warm desert light, as if in a dream. The routes present below are some of the most popular and well traveled canyoneering routes in the world, yet should not be underestimated. Cold water temperatures exist year round. Flash floods are an extremely serious consequence in these canyons and in many of the routes would yield no escape. Anchors are typically set but do come prepared to place your own. These slot canyons are popular in Zion for a reason; they are outstanding, and nearly all of them cut extremely deep into the ancient sandstone. Enjoy and respect.