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Canyoneering Lambs Knoll

Exploring a Hidden Gem Outside Zion National Park

If you’re looking for a unique adventure, try going canyoneering at Lambs Knoll with Zion Rock and Mountain Guides. Located just outside of the Zion National Park boundaries, in the Kolob Terrace section of the park, you’ll find a pile of rocks that the guide at Zion Rock and Mountain Guides affectionately calls his “jungle gym”. That description wasn’t far off. It will really feel as if you’re at a naturally occurring jungle gym designed for both kids and adults alike. Here are a few reasons you shoud check out Lambs Knoll with Zion Rock and Mountain Guides.

View from above of a man rappelling down into a canyon below.

Low Intensity, High Thrill

Some outdoor adventures require pretty high physical stamina and, frankly, will just kick your butt if you aren’t in great shape. Now, that doesn’t mean that canyoneering at Lambs Knoll is so easy you won’t break a sweat, you will certainly have to work a little for it, but this is an adventure your average, everyday person can do. The hiking is minimal, but will get your heart racing. There is a series of 60-to-70-foot rappels that you will drop through to reach the end of the slot canyon. Orange and red sandstone will swallow you into a completely new world that you won’t want to leave.

Breathtaking Views

The views in the canyon are awesome and will make an imprint on your mind for years to come. The final section is a tight squeeze, as the slot canyon gets so thin you might have to take off your pack and you’ll feel the walls closing in on your chest and back. The canyon isn’t the only awesome site, though. As you make your way up to the entry point, you’ll be rewarded with an awe-inspiring view of the mid section of Zion that most people never see! It may just be an added perk, but it’s a pretty cool one.

Highly Skilled Guides

Most of the guides and outfitters in Springdale are skilled at their art, but what really stands out while being guided by Zion Rock is the passion they have for the sport of canyoneering! You’ll clearly see just how much they love to rappel down the slot canyons, and their enthusiasm is contagious, which is exactly what you want from these experiences. They are also very skilled at helping you put your fears at ease and making you comfortable. So even if you’re afraid of heights or any fear starts to kick in while you’re here, you’ll still have a blast. Talk about quality service!

More Than Just Canyoneering

There is a crazy amount of bolted-sport and top-rope routes just waiting for you to climb! The difficulty spectrum covers beginners who are new to the sport to some tough 5.12s and 5.13s that will challenge you veterans. If you are lacking the gear, know-how, or both, it’s worth noting that Zion Rock and Mountain Guides also offer climbing packages where they take you out and teach you everything you need to know to get climbing.

When you travel to a new place, it’s cool to see their biggest attractions like Zion National Park, but you would be missing out on so much if that’s all you did. Trust us when we say that canyoneering is really doable for 90 percent of the people that come to Zion to hike, and it will blow your socks off.

Learn More about Canyoneering

Read about canyoneering in Greater Zion and explore guides and outfitters in the area.