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Address: 868 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT 84767-7703
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+1 435-767-8909
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Changeling and so fun

Had a great time , this was one of my best vacations .Zack was so patient with my wife .This was a great experience we will always remember .

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 28, 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013 via mobile

Had a great time , this was one of my best vacations .Zack was so patient with my wife .This was a great experience we will always remember .

Thank Paulfish1
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We were there last week during the monsoon week! We selected this company because of the reviews here but mainly because they don't add other people to your party so it was like a private adventure for my husband and me. Dan was our guide and he was fantastic. When I was afraid, he talked me off the ledge...so to... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013

My husband and I recently visited Springdale for the second time. The first time, we were unable to canyoneer due inclement weather. This time we made it a point to at least attempt a trip, regardless of what the weather would be like. We researched different guides and outfitters in the area but ultimately settled on Zion Mountain School due... More 

Thank Regina S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is the place to go if you are trying to do some canyoneering for the first time. I am scared of heights, and yet, with Ethan as our guide, he got me to go over an "awkward start" rappel, and down the 75ft...great coaching and encouraging words, with lots of dedicated knowledge. I went on to hike the Subway,... More 

Thank msyobaby
Oak Hill, West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

I knew canyoneering would be fun, but I didn't know how much. I appreciated the personal attention and private trips this company offers. It truly allowed our guide to tailor the trip to our skills and experience. Since we completed the rappelling segment with time to spare, we had a chance to explore the canyon. Rock scrambling down the creek... More 

Thank Beth G
San Antonio, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2013

Caleb was very easy-going but experienced, took his time and had patience with us even though we probably weren't his usual speed of cyclists. Gooseberry Mesa was stunning, and the slick-rock was phenomenal. Hats off to this company who took care of us from start to finish. And thanks, Caleb, for letting me take my boys on a great ride!

Thank Eliot Y
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

ZMS is the only guide we will use for Zion NP. We have tried all the other companies and this company is the best. Courteous and professional at all times. We had an adventurous trip and felt safe at all times!

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

I recently signed up for a three day basic canyoneering course 14-16 June, 2013. Even though I signed up to do the training solo & on short notice, Zion Mountain School was happy to take me on. Caleb (an owner) was my trainer. The 1st two days I was paired with another learner (with my prior ok) which worked out... More 

Thank blackspruce
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013

Our family of three -- 2 adults and our 7-year-old daughter -- did a half-day canyoneering trip with Zion Mountain School last month. We had such an amazing time! This was absolutely one of the highlights of our trip to Zion and Bryce.

Thank dnelson288
Long Beach, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2013 via mobile

Full day canyoneering trip w/ Caleb and Julia to Birch Hollow. Never canyoneered before, but my wife and I became a pro under Caleb's guidance and Julia's encouragement. Arrive at the shop at 8am and return at 6pm. Felt safe the whole time and got to see Zion better than any hiking trails out there. Highly recommend this trip b/c... More 

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