Combine scaling the steep face of gorgeous canyon walls with the security of iron-rung ladders and safety cables, and you’ve got Via Ferrata. Translated from the Italian phrase meaning “iron road,” it dates back to World War I when soldiers needed a safe way to navigate the rough, mountain ranges of Europe. Now, this adrenaline-filled adventure will definitely earn you some bragging points, along with a check off the ole bucket list.
Greater Zion is one of the few areas in America where you can experience this quest. And the best part … there’s relatively no experience required. The guides and outfitters below will educate you on the technical and physical requirements and provide you with the necessary safety equipment. Just make sure to bring your camera. The views where you’re going are going to be incredible.
Experience Eye of the Needle with Zion Adventures or Angels Leading Ledgewalk with Utah Adventure Company. If you’re looking for other climbing and rappelling adventures, see Canyoneering or Rock Climbing.
Angels Leading Ledgewalk
Photo Credit – Utah Adventure Center
Eye of the Needle
Video Credit – Zion Adventure Company