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Zion Mountain School

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Address: 868 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84763
Phone Number: +1 435-633-1783
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 7:00 pm

The 2 Owners of ZMS are the only AMGA (American Mountain Guide...

The 2 Owners of ZMS are the only AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) Certified Rock Guide and AMGA Certified Rock Instructor active in Southwest Utah! All our certified and non-certified guides are active and experienced climbers who enjoy sharing their passion and their knowledge with others.Throughout the year, we offer all-levels of guided rock climbing, canyoneering, mtn biking, & backpacking. During the winter months, we guide all levels of ice climbing & backcountry skiing. We truly enjoy sharing these unique life experiences with new and old clients and friends.ZMS implements instructional and experiential based guiding that stems from many years of personal and professional experiences as both guides and instructors. This enables us to be the leading instructional school for all-levels of Rock Climbing, Canyoneering, and Ice Climbing in the Zion National Park area.All trips are private, and we will not combine you with people you do not know. We are a proud 1% For The Planet member, donating 1% of our sales to various environmental causes.

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Great people, great knowledge

Four of us splashed out on a guided canyon trip with these guys and it was fantastic. Our guide (Allen) was really great and clearly knew what he was doing. Having done several... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 21, 2015
Rhys E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Four of us splashed out on a guided canyon trip with these guys and it was fantastic. Our guide (Allen) was really great and clearly knew what he was doing. Having done several canyons myself in the past it was really nice to just cruise along and have someone else look after the details and take us down a slot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

I was on a solo trip in utah and decided to go canyoneering. Alan was my guide and he was awesome! Friendly, experienced, and talkative! I felt very comfortable and safe. I would recommend this company to anyone looking for some adventure in southern utah!

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Rented neoprene socks (to go with our Keens) and walking sticks to hike The Narrows. VERY GLAD we did. The staff was super nice and helpful.

Thank Thundergrass
Kutztown, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

My wife and I had 3 days to use after attending a convention in Vegas. We decided to spend it in Zion N.P. At home in eastern PA I am an avid mountain biker and my wife is more novice. Mountain biking in southern Utah is legendary and I wasn't about to miss it. We called Zion Cycles to get... More 

Thank Rudy M
San Diego, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I planned a camping trip with two friends and the three of us went cayoneering for the first time. Our guide Alan, was awesome. He gave us information on the area as we drove to Water Canyon and throughly explained the safety measures in repelling. One of my friends, who is afraid of heights wanted to try something totally new,... More 

Thank Kim B
San Francisco Bay Area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We stopped here to rent equipment to hike the Narrows. They were very friendly and helpful. The staff provided valuable information. Prices were very reasonable.

Thank lbrb97
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We arrived at 8am at the Zion Mountain School to prepare for our trip. We were warmly greeted by Mike, one of the co-owners of the shop. We opted for the 3 day backcountry trip to which we added equipment rental and food. Mike gave incredibly careful attention to safely accommodate my daughter's tree-nut allergy, when selecting all of our... More 

Thank Joseph S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

They have whatever you need to forge the narrows and more.. but be careful they close up at 7:00 pm (there is sun and hiking until 9:00) and you have to return the gear by closing or early next AM.

Thank Kristin O
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Rented equipment for the narrows, as a couple. It was stick and neopren socks and shoes for the river. We had a great day but above all, the support and information from the staff was very friendly and useful. Did not do more than that with them.

Thank desbaumesl
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I was traveling solo in Zion and wanted to try out canyoneering. After calling a few places, I liked that the person I spoke with at ZMS was so friendly, informative, and patient with my laundry list of questions. She also genuinely wanted to know what I was looking for (maximum adventure!) and matched me with a guide who delivered.... More 

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