UTAH'S ZION NATIONAL PARK is the spectacular climax of the Colorado Plateau. Away from the roads and off the trails, Zion is a land of deep-cut, beautiful canyons. Exploring these canyons combines climbing, hiking, swimming, caving and orienteering skills into the sport of canyoneering.
Zion: Canyoneering leads the reader to forty-nine adventures in and around Zion National Park. It includes:
- Descriptions of selected trails and canyon routes
- Thorough information on off-trail classics such as The Subway and The Narrows
- Details of technical canyoneering in great canyons such as Pine Creek, Mystery Canyon and Behunin Canyon
- Valuable pointers on gear, climate, safety and environmental awareness
- Sections on the area's history and geology to enrich your visit.
Selected Accolades for Zion: Canyoneering
"A comprehensive and user-friendly guidebook to the canyons of Zion National Park and adjacent areas. Zion is a canyon Mecca and here, in one book, is a guide to keep an adventurer busy for a long time." - Steve Ramras, famous canyoneering dude
"Tom has created a canyoneering masterpiece. Well-written, accurate descriptions and superb photography round out this instant classic." - Harvey Halpern, important canyoneering guy
Important Update (June 2, 2009)
The South Fork of Oak Creek is a wonderful and beautiful canyoneering adventure. However, the creek itself, and access to the creek, are all on private land, and at this time the landowners have closed this area to public access. While the road into the area is not gated and locked, it is a private road, with public access allowed at times, at the landowner's discretion.
I had formerly claimed parking at the four-way and accessing the creek from there was legal as long as one does not cross posted land. This is not true, and I regret making this claim. The area is closed, please do not go there.
The current edition of Zion: Canyoneering was published in 2006. Look for the 2nd Edition in April 2015.