DAY 1: EXPLORING WATER CANYON
We will start our adventure together by exploring Water Canyon, named for the year around springs that feed this canyon. We will begin at the bottom and traverse the rocky shelves until leading us to the top of the canyon. You will enjoy incredible vistas throughout the hike. We then drop into the canyon and descend down 9 different rappels reaching heights of 170 feet, eventually leading us back to the start of the trailhead. This is a full day, so we will arrive back in town later in the afternoon and enjoy a well earned dinner, relishing in our accomplishment. Later that evening, we will visit an authentic ghost town with pioneer cabins and its own cemetery.
DAY 2: ANGELS LANDING
A trip to Zion’s would be incomplete if you don’t hike Angels Landing, consistently ranked among one the the world’s greatest hikes. It’s best to head out early, so we will grab an early breakfast and head back in to the park. We ascend along a steep trail which has literally been cut into the face of a vertical cliff. A third of the way up, the trail passes into a cool grotto and then up the switch backs known as Walters Wiggles. Half way up we reach Scout lookout, then on to the final push. We hike along a fin with 700’ drops on either side of us. But don’t worry, the trail is plenty wide to feel secure, and the NPS has placed hip high chains to hold along the more treacherous parts. You’re going to need all the memory your camera can handle today! Afterward, we will have lunch and then you’re free to explore the quaint shops and art galleries. Later in the evening, we will take a short sunset hike to the canyon overlook.
DAY 3: BIRCH HOLLOW CANYON
We rise early and check out (unless you’ve extended your stay) before our final day together. Today we will tackle the Birch Hollow Canyon (Located east of Zion on BLM land) and enjoy the perfectly sculpted fluted walls with its iconic chockstone hanging high above. We will hike down through the canyon and rappel 10 different times up to 100‘ high. This will take most of the day, so we will arrive back in Springdale in the evening. After cleaning up, we will enjoy a final dinner together. From here we will take anyone back to St. George for departure, or you can choose to extend your stay and continue to explore this magnificent place!