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8 Bucket List Canyoneering Adventures in Southern Utah

It's cold, rainy and windy at home, which means I'm daydreaming about Southern Utah.

By: Liam McNally + Save to a List

When I was 17, I took a canyoneering trip down to Southern Utah with my high school environmental science class. We spent a few days gathering and analyzing samples, camping, learning about the geology of the region, and canyoneering. The memories from that trip always stand out as a highlight of my life--how lucky was I to have such a rad class trip in high school?! I've managed to make it back to Southern Utah almost every year for climbing and canyoneering trips and those adventures always seems to work their way into my conscious when it's cold and stormy in my new home in San Francisco. I haven't hit up any of the canyoneering trips below, but man, they sure sound fun right about now!

Before you dive in, please remember that canyoneering is inherently dangerous (just ask Aron Ralston) and requires specific skills and experience to do safely. If you aren't an experienced rock climber or you don't have experience canyoneering, you should never embark on an adventure like these without a guide or a trusted friend who does have the necessary skills and experience. 

Adventure by Lucas Boland

Adventure by Travis Poulson

Adventure by Travis Poulson

Adventure by Travis Poulson

Adventure by Kathie Green

Adventure by Scott Barlow

Adventure by Travis Poulson

Adventure by George Bruce Wilson


Cover photo by Lucas Boland

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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