This adventure is likely the best first time canyoneering experience in the entire region.
Paragon Canyon is a remote / beautiful / intimate canyon that is comprised of so many twists and turns that we have lost track. 8 rappels up to 60 feet high are perfect for the first time rappeller, and still exciting for the experienced. The highlight of this canyon must be the natural bridge in the middle of the big room, which is the most amazing and photogenic feature of any canyon that we offer.
13 miles of sand road provide a significant filter, and make this hard to access canyon a good bet for a day of solitude, yet the access to the start of the slot is a surprisingly casual stroll down the beautiful upper canyon, which alternates between open wash, and twisted slots for a mile.
Once inside the technical section of the canyon, it feels like being in a small intestine for all the twisting and turning, with the rappels coming at ever higher frequency as the canyon gets steeper and the pour-offs bigger.
Finally at the final rappel the canyon opens up into a lush and wet meadow with towering cottonwood trees and a casual stroll to the Parunuweap river, a gourmet lunch and the return hike to the vehicle.
The unique logistics of the canyon allow us to provide a single guide for up to 4 guests, and to reduce the price in the process.
5-6 guests will require 2 guides
6 max $210 per person
5- $225 per person
4- $229 per person
3- $249 per person
2- $299 per person
Additional 9.75% Sales Tax and Permit Fees added at checkout
3% discount for personal check
5% discount for cash
Visa, Mastercard and Discover accepted
(Unfortunately we can no longer accept American Express)
Best Program For:
-First time canyoneering
-Spectacular water carved canyon features
-Deep Solitude and remotness
-Fun 4WD access
-National park quality scenery
Season: February- November
Time: 8-9 hours
Fitness Level: 2
Active paced program with mild elevation gains for guests with greater endurance.
Strength: ability to climb a 12 foot ladder leaning against a house
Aerobic: ability to walk up 5 flights of stairs, without stopping
Balance: ability to stand on one foot for 10 seconds with eyes closed
What to Bring:
-2 liters of water
-Day pack or hydration pack
-Hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses
-Season appropriate clothing
-Footwear and clothing suggestions link:
2 weeks before the scheduled program date we will call to obtain a credit card number to hold the reservation. We do not charge a deposit to this card it simply holds the reservation.
Cancellations of the program with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 100% of the program fee.
No shows will be charged 100% of the program fee.
If we need to cancel the program for any reason, there is no fee.