Telephone Canyon

Telephone Canyon
Zion National Park
Technical Canyoneering

          Telephone Canyon involves a long hike, a high number of rappels, and descends through a beautiful and seldom visited slot canyon. This canyon does not receive near the traffic of many other Zion canyoneering routes, but the approach route is heavily traveled as it visits the popular Angels Landing and West Rim.

Circle of Friends:
          Telephone Canyon is part of the "Circle of Friends" program. Members of the "Circle of Friends" have access to more specific information, explicit route information, GPS waypoints, trailhead location and detailed maps.  If you would like more information on joining the "Circle of Friends" visit the sign up page.

"Circle of Friends"

Team work in Telephone Canyon Bo Beck climbing over snow and heading for a pool of water.

General Information:
          Telephone Canyon is a nice route for those seeking something a little different then the standard trade routes. Telephone Canyon requires complete technical gear. Telephone Canyon is rated 3A III using the Canyon Rating System.

          A GPS is useful. Good map reading skills are essential. Navigation for this adventure is moderate. A Zion backcountry permit is required to descend this canyon.

The Rainbow Wall in Telephone Canyon. Rappel in Telephone Canyon

Trailhead Information:
          From the main Zion Canyon Visitor's Center take the Zion Canyon Shuttle to the Grotto Picnic Area located in Zion Canyon. This trailhead is also the start of the very popular Angel's Landing Trail.

Optional Tele-hunin Route:
          For strong and fast canyoneers it has become popular to combine Telephone Canyon with Behunin Canyon.


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