Guided Canyoneering Trips and Instructional Courses in Northern Utah

Lisa Falls Rappel

Small Waterfall Adventure

4 Hours

June - October



First Rappel GWI

Big Waterfall


6 Hours

June - October



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8 Hours

April - November



For good reason, canyoneering in Utah has exploded in popularity in recent years. The canyon landscapes of the state are simply remarkable! The exploration involved when descending one of the thousands of canyon labyrinths (in Utah alone) is unparalleled. Both canyon travel and rappelling require knowledge and proficiency with technical rope systems and  other specific techniques to maintain safety during outings. Proper instruction and guidance are essential in fostering safe travel techniques for both clients and future trip leaders. We are here to teach you the skills to make your canyon outings as safe as possible. Whether you are new to canyon travel entirely, an avid climber looking to expand your skills, or a canyon regular looking to keep current on the latest techniques, we have canyoneering courses and trips for all ability levels. We offer them locally here along the Wasatch Front around Salt Lake City. Alternatively, for a more immersive experience, our multi-day trips and courses in the Red Rock Desert of southern Utah are custom tailored to show you the best of canyoneering.

Big Waterfall Wasatch Canyoneering Adventure:

Are you looking for a way to cool off this summer close to Salt Lake City? How does rappelling down a 700' waterfall in Little Cottonwood Canyon sound? Canyon adventures are not limited to desert excursions. Trips down the Great White Icicle's unfrozen falls in summer are a fantastic way to enjoy the Wasatch! The area is also a great venue to practice skills for technical canyons further south. The hike up is a challenge not for the weary.

Available: June - October (flow dependent)

Trip Duration: 6hrs

Group Size: 1-2

Number of Rappels: 4

Longest Rappel: 210'

Guide Ratio: 2:1


-Prior rappelling

-Confidence with steep hiking

-Good level of fitness


            Private Group Size

               1               2

            $400         $250pp


Canyoneering 101 - Intro to Canyon Skills

In this single day instructional clinic we teach you the basics to get you moving in introductory technical canyons as a safe and functional team member. We use instructional venues outside of technical canyons, which provide a safe and controlled learning environment close to home in the Wasatch Front.


Topics Include:

-Planning and preparedness

-Canyon ethics and Leave No Trace

-Interpreting canyon conditions

-Canyon ratings

-How to safely rappel

-Down climbing and spotting

-Anchor building and evaluation


-Rigging convenient and low impact rappel stations


-Adding group and personal security

-Equipment considerations

Available: 6/13/21, 6/26/21, 7/16/21, 7/31/21

Trip Duration: 8hrs + 1hr Zoom

Minimum Group Size: 1

Student/Instructor Ratio: 5:1

Minimum Age: 14 yrs



-Ability to walk off-trail on uneven terrain

-Moderate to good fitness

Course includes 730pm Zoom based evening session the day prior to the posted field day date



-Small Waterfall Wasatch Canyoneering

-Big Waterfall Wasatch Canyoneering

-Canyoneering 101

-Southern Utah Multi-Day Trips and Courses

Small Waterfall Wasatch Canyoneering Adventure:

A great way to cool off from the summer heat! In a more moderate adventure compared to the BIG Waterfall trip listed above, climb up to and rappel down a 150' waterfall, also in Little Cottonwood Canyon. The falls (Lisa Falls) make for a super fun way to cool off with little commitment as the approach, although pretty, is short. The trip is treated as an instructional outing with rappelling skills taught in a controlled venue prior.


Available: June - October (flow dependent)

Trip Duration: 4hrs

Group Size: 1-6

Number of Rappels: 2-3

Longest Rappel: 90'

Guide Ratio: 2:1

Minimum Age: 10 yrs


-Ability to walk off-trail on uneven terrain

-Moderate to good fitness



                       Private Group Size

     1         2     /    3           4     /    5          6

 $315  $200pp  $150pp  $125pp $130pp $125pp

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