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Crimson Canyon

Exploring slot canyons in Southern Utah is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and it’s such a treat during the fall! Cooler weather and changing leaves make for a beautiful adventure. Which slot canyon tour should you book this fall? Here are some of our faves:

Rock Drop Canyon: 100-foot rappels

Stone Hollow Canyon: 10 rappels

Crimson Canyon: No rappelling; some scrambling and climbing

Coral Sands Canyon: Beginner-friendly

White Mountain Horseback: Ends at a slot canyon


Rock Drop Canyon

Rock drop canyon in fall in east zion

Drop in to Rock Drop Canyon for an exhilarating adventure! Perfect for larger parties or for those who may be hesitant about going on a longer canyoneering trip, Rock Drop is a short but beautiful canyon featuring two rappels over 100 feet! Spectators are welcome to join the scenic jeep ride to the canyon without participating in the rappelling. Remember to stay hydrated, wear sturdy shoes, and bundle up during cooler months. The route to and from the canyon is a scenic jeep experience with views of Zion National Park’s backcountry. Don’t miss this short, stunning canyon in Zion National Park’s breathtaking backcountry! This tour departs from Zion Ponderosa.

Tour details:

  • Duration: 2–3 hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Distance: 2 miles
  • Ages: 8+

Stone Hollow Canyon

Canyoneering in East Zion

This one is epic! Stone Hollow is a full-day Zion canyoneering adventure with 10 rappels—including a thrilling 100-foot descent! Participants should be in good physical shape for the 6-mile hike. If you’re not ready for a full-day adventure, check out our Coral Sands Canyon or Crimson Canyon options below!

Tour details:

Duration: 7–8 hours

Difficulty: Moderate 

Distance: 6 Miles

Ages: 12+

Coral Sands Canyon

Canyoneering in fall with East Zion Adventures

Check a bucket list item off your list! This half-day canyoneering adventure near Zion National Park will have you hiking, climbing and rappelling through East Zion’s slot canyons. Your guide will keep you safe on this beginner-friendly adventure as you navigate your way through red rock canyons and five rappels. The longest descent is 70 feet! This tour departs from Thunderbird Resort or Kanab.

Tour details:

Duration: 4–5 hours

Difficulty: Moderate

Distance: 4 miles

Ages: 10+ 

Crimson Canyon Hike & UTV Adventure

Crimson Canyon

Crimson Canyon Hike and UTV tour is an unforgettable adventure. A thrilling UTV ride leads to a private slot canyon, where you’ll scramble over boulders and navigate through narrow slot canyon walls up to 100 feet high and just 6-10 feet apart. Guides share interesting local Native American lore while helping you navigate obstacles. This is a weather dependent adventure, as pools of water may form after a rainstorm. This tour departs from Orderville.

Tour details:

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: Easy to moderate

Ages: 4+


White Mountain Horseback Ride

a group of people riding horseback in East Zion

This tour combines two of Zion’s most popular activities: slot canyons and horseback riding. Experience the magic of a beginner-friendly slot canyon in East Zion during our White Mountain Horseback Ride. Safe and captivating, this adventure lets you ride to the canyon and dismount for exploration. It’s a blend of multiple adventures in one, enhancing your East Zion getaway with unforgettable memories!  

Tour details:

Duration: 1 hour

Difficulty: Beginner-friendly

Ages: Ages 8+


Know Before You Go

We recommend bringing at least two liters of water and wearing sturdy hiking shoes on all of our canyoneering adventures. A gear rental package that includes waterproof hiking shoes and neoprene socks is available for $15. Learn more about canyoneering, hiking, horseback riding and Jeep tours with East Zion Adventures.