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Address: 868 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84763
Phone Number: +1 435-633-1783
9:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Mon - Wed 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Thu - Sun 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

Zion Mtn Schol is Zions' only COMPREHENSIVE Guide Service and Instructional...

Zion Mtn Schol is Zions' only COMPREHENSIVE Guide Service and Instructional School. The Owner of ZMS is the only AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) Certified Rock Guide 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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Excellent Day of Canyoneering....Highly Recommended!

We decided to go with Zion Mountain School after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. ZMS offers you a private guide for your trip and after seeing other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Lexington, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends recommended this place to book a canyoneering tour. We are so glad we made this choice!! We took their half day package and chose the 7 Am timing. When we reached there in the morning , our guide Steph (spelling?) introduced himself. Me and my husband were totally new to this activity and were very nervous on what... More 

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bigrocks23, Manager at Zion Mountain School, responded to this review

Hi Soumya P, Thanks for the kind words. We truly love sharing this beautiful home of ours with others. You will be happy to hear that we have already replaced our rental shoe fleet for the narrows! We are the only rental company to carry 3 different types of shoes to fit all types of feet. I noticed you didn't... More 

Lexington, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We decided to go with Zion Mountain School after reading reviews on TripAdvisor and we are so glad we did. ZMS offers you a private guide for your trip and after seeing other groups of 8 or 9 people, we were happy to have gone with our own guide so that we avoided long waits. Based on TripAdvisor advice, we... More 

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Seymour, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in to rent equipment to hike the Narrows and purchased a day of Canyoneering as well. Couldn't have had a better day, thanks to our guide (Steffan). Canyoneering, repelling, hiking slot canyons,breathtaking views. Steffan was extremely professional, knowledgeable and respecting and calming our nervousness as we had never done anything like this before. Showing us an amazing canyon... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Alan and Amanda were friendly guides for our day canyoneering in Water Canyon. Alan was focused in ensuring everyone in our group had a safe and challenging time. He also did a great job mentoring Amanda who was new to being a guide and at the same time making sure we were having fun. Amanda was professional and friendly as... More 

Thank Dev R
Baton Rouge, LA, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

DH and I booked a half day canyoneering trip with ZMS so that we could give this a try while in the area. Our guide was Al (although we now realize we may have misheard him and his name may be Allen, sorry!). We totally enjoyed this adventure! We were in good, safe hands with our friendly and professional guide,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015 via mobile

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 

Thank Rhys E
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

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!

Thank Amy K
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
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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
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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 

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