Orderville Canyon

Location: Zions National Park
Rating: Basic Canyoneering 2C III
Length: 6-10 hours
Longest Rappel: 15ft (3m)
Start: North Fork Road 11.4 miles in
End: Temple of Sinawava
Permits: Required
Wet Suit: Not needed | Recommended in cold weather.
Shuttle: Yes

** Permits can be obtained from Zion National park through an online lottery system. The lottery is 2 days, 7 days or 3 months in advance. Mystery and Subway are the only canyons with a lottery 3 months in advance. Click here for site lottery.

Overview:  Orderville is a simple, beautiful canyon.  Take the same precautions you would if hiking The Narrows from the top. Orderville is much like the Narrows only its walls are closer together. Bring a 50ft hand-line or full equipment depending on your group’s skills. This Canyon likes to change. A huge log jam in 2011 was moved several miles downstream creating new obstacles to scramble over. Make sure your group has some climbing/down-climbing skills.


Head East out of Zions National Park to North Fork Road. Follow North Fork 11.4 miles to a dirt road on the left. There is a sign Orderville Canyon ORV area. You can continue 2.2 miles down this small turn off, but it’s only for those with high clearance and 4WD. Park here just a few yards down the road or try your luck with 4WD another 2.2 miles. Once parked follow forward where the canyon drops.


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