No guide services can take you here, but we can get you there.
The left fork of North Creek is known as the Subway for the nearly tunnel like aspect that the walls of this slot canyon have developed from centuries of flash flooding.
This is backcountry Zion national park at it very best. Pristine, lush, and remote this program requires a high degree of self reliance, stamina and preparation.
The National Park Service prohibits all commercial guiding of this route, which is where this program comes in.
Our Subway program will give you a full day of instruction on backcountry travel, anchor evaluation, rappelling and dealing with the specific obstacles that you will encounter in the Subway itself. We provide you extensive training, equipment and materials to allow you to do this canyon on your own the next day. This program features:
-6-7 hours of private instruction with an emphasis on hands on experience in a real world environment.
-All required technical equipment (harness, gloves, rope, rappel device, helmet)
-All necessary dry bags, dry packs, first aid kits, survival supplies.
-Wetsuits for cold water swims suggested even in mid summer.
-Maps, guides and photographs of the route.
-You will obtain your own permits for the Subway available at: www.zionpermits.nps.gov
If you have some previous canyoneering experience and feel that you only need a brief refresher along with all the equipment and logistical support we also offer a version of this program with only 2 hours of refresher instruction.
Best Program For:
-A world class Canyoneering experience
-Remote backcountry travel
-Sense of self reliance and accomplishment
1st day 6-7 hours
2nd day 8-12 hours
Prerequisites: Fitness and stamina to travel 11 miles of backcountry
Appropriate Age: 8-70
Fitness Level: 4
Vigorous level program, fast paced with significant elevation gains, and wilderness travel conditions.
Strength: ability to hang from pull up bar for 30 seconds
Aerobic: ability to walk up 30 flights of stairs (even if it takes a while and you have to stop)
Balance: ability to walk a balance beam
All technical Equipment
Complimentary digital photos included
What to Bring:
-2 liters of water
-Day pack or hydration pack
-Hat, suncscreen, and sunglasses
-Season appropriate clothing
-Appropriate footwear (see footwear page)
Full Program Cost:
5- $260 per person
4- $280 per person
3- $300 per person
2- $329 per person
Short program cost:
5-$165 per person
4-$175 per person
3-$185 per person
2-$195 per person
plus 6.35% Utah sales tax
3% discount for personal check
5% discount for cash
Visa, Mastercard, and Discover accepted
(Unfortunately we can no longer accept American Express)
100% of your deposit is refundable if we receive a cancellation notice (by email only) 31 days or more prior to your scheduled program date.
30 days before your scheduled program 25% of the total program fee will be charged to the credit card that you provide. This deposit is non refundable for any cancellation after this point.
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.