Orderville Canyon

Springdale, Utah 84767

Orderville Canyon

Orderville Canyon Professional Review and Guide

"Orderville Canyon is a canyoneering experience, not a simple hike. Expect to swim deep pools and rappel. Bring a 100-foot rope to avoid two very narrow and potentially deep pools. The water is cold—rarely over 50 degrees in midsummer and colder in spring and fall. Consider taking a wet suit for warmth in spring and fall. Wear boots you don’t mind getting wet, because you are in the water for about two-thirds of the hike. Hightop boots or shoes protect your ankles while hiking in the river.

From your parking spot begin hiking downcanyon. There is a large drop-off in the canyon shortly after the lower parking area (about 1 mile from the culvert). Bypass this to the left on steep hiker trails. The creekbed is dry for the first few miles.

After the final rappel, the canyon narrows with sheer vertical walls— arguably the most beautiful section of Orderville Canyon. The walls are several hundred feet high and the canyon about 20 feet wide. It’s about 30 minutes from the last rappel to the confluence with the Virgin River."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
Skill Level
6 to 8 hours
June to October
Zion National Park
Local Contacts
USGS Temple of Sinawava, Clear Creek Mountain; Trails Illustrated Zion National Park
Local Maps

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Jul 2018