Our Most Popular Tour!
Challenge Your Skills
Experience the Best Canyoneering in Utah on Our Legendary Leprechaun Canyon Tour
Calling all Utah canyoneering enthusiasts! You won’t want to miss our most popular canyon trip – the legendary Leprechaun Canyon tour. Brace yourself for an adrenaline-packed journey through narrow slots and tight corners that’ll make you feel like a real-life adventurer. With sculpted & fluted sandstone hallways and short rappels, this tour offers a genuine canyoneering experience that will put your skills to the test (but be warned, this is our tightest canyon!).
We’re talking about hiking, scrambling, climbing, rappelling, squeezing, down climbing, and even possible water wading. The fluted wall hallway sections rival those of the famous Antelope Canyon near Page, Arizona. Get ready to traverse through tight winding hallways of slot canyon, using your stemming, squeezing, and down climbing techniques.
Rappels ranging from 20 ft to 40 ft are all part of this thrill ride, and as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll take you to the subway type tunnel at the exit, a breathtaking sight that will leave you in awe. Did you know that the tunnel was even used as a film set for the 2010 movie 127 Hours starring James Franco as Canyoneer Aron Ralston? So what are you waiting for? Grab your gear and join us on this unforgettable Utah canyoneering adventure!
Why Choose This Tour
Experience the North Wash in the best way possible - through the short rappels and fluted sandstone hallways of Leprechaun Canyon
Rappel with the best of em’ on rappels ranging from 20 feet up to 40 feet!
Show off your stemming, squeezing, down climbing and rappelling skills through the tight, narrow and winding hallways of Leprechaun slot canyon
Find out why Leprechaun Canyon is our most popular canyon tour, a true canyoneering experience - which is the tightest canyon we run trips in!
Experience the absolutely gorgeous subway tunnel with your own eyes, which was used as a film set for the movie 127 hours, starring James Franco as Canyoneer Aron Ralston
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- $230 for one person
- $195 per person for two people
- $165 per person for groups of 3 – 5
- $145 per person for groups of 6 – 10
7am meet time at our office – 8:45 am meet time at Hog Springs in North Wash
Our office in Blanding, Utah or Hog Springs Rest Area in North Wash, Utah
Months available: March – November
Days available: Monday – Saturday
6 -7 Hours
*Includes a 1 hr 45 minute drive to trailhead
1 – 10
- Expert guides and canyoneering instruction with decades of experience in aspects of canyoneering as well as search and rescue and emergency medicine
- All technical canyoneering gear
- All group safety rescue gear
- Transportation to and from the trailhead
- Gratuity for guides
What to bring
- A small backpack to carry your gear in
- Personal appropriate snacks as desired
- A minimum of 2 liters of water per person (more in the hotter months)
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for a desert environment and layers appropriate for the season. We may have the opportunity to get wet in the canyon, but no sandals or open toed shoes will be allowed.
- Footwear should be of solid quality to be hiking all day in. Shorts and jeans are discouraged – all clothing worn may get damaged in the canyon.
You should be in good physical condition and able to hike all day in rough uneven and challenging terrain.
The Leprechaun canyon canyoneering trip starts with a short safety briefing to ensure we’re good to go safety-wise! We’ll head off on an hour hike to get to the first 10-foot down climb of the day, followed by another 8-foot down climb with partner assists. Up next, we’ll have the first rappel (30 feet!) through a crack – an excellent opportunity for downclimbing, squeezing, and stemming.
After about 20 minutes of a mix of downclimbing, squeezing, and stemming, we’ll approach our second rappel, about 40 feet down, a shoot into another narrow section, this time full of partner assists. You’ll get an authentic canyoneering experience as you turn sideways, shimmy your way through to a couple of potential pools of water (depending on the season) – and get the opportunity to wade and even swim! By this point, we’ll have reached the last point of the day with a 30-foot drop involving a short downclimb. We’ll end the trip with an incredibly scenic exit through the hallway-like subway area, where the renowned 127 hours movie was filmed! We’ll officially end the day with a mile-hike back to the highway where we originally started.
Good To Know
Although there’s no way we can predict the weather, you may get wet in the canyon. But, no sandals or open-toed shoes will be allowed for safety protocols. Your footwear should be of the utmost quality to comfortably hike all day.
All clothing worn may get damaged in the canyon, and shorts and jeans are discouraged.
You don’t have to be in top physical form, but you must be in good enough shape to hike all day in rough, uneven, and challenging terrain.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather and flash floods, trips may be canceled for these reasons, amongst others. Please see our cancellation policy page for more information on this.
This is the tightest canyon that we offer trips through; therefore, we only recommend this canyon for people who are comfortable in tight, narrow places.
A guided canyoneering trip consists of the group hiking, climbing, scrambling, down climbing and stemming and rappelling through narrow slot canyons.
When we meet up at our designated meeting locations, we will have a safety briefing and instructions for the trip. We’ll gear up and then depart for the canyon(s). During the trip we will be hiking over slick rock, in sand, through water, and between the walls of the canyons. We will be in and out of the sun and shade. There will be several steep inclines to hike up, and several steep descents into the canyon(s),. We will spend the day in the canyon and have frequent snack and water breaks in the canyon, or a couple of the trips have breaks in between two separate canyons where we will be back at the vehicle. Once finished we will hike out, inventory gear and depart to your various other destinations.
No you don’t need to be in peak physical condition. You do need to be able to hike for several hours on different types of terrain and different angles of terrain while carrying a pack with your personal gear and some group gear including ropes, harness, helmet, water, wetsuits, and any clothing you wish to bring along.
Aside from knowing what to expect, previous experience is not generally necessary. We offer trips for various skill levels. During our Canyoneering Trips we offer enough instruction to get you through the canyon at key critical points.
Rappelling know-how is not required and guides are more than willing to help instruct on the basics to get you down the canyon. Due to the heights of some of the drops, those with an extreme fear of heights should take into consideration whether or not they believe they would be able to finish once started on a hike that requires rappelling. Once started into some of the canyons the only way out is to rappel out. We can not turn around halfway through and climb out. Rappelling will have to be accomplished. Some people find the rappel either the most exciting part, or the scariest part.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
See What Our Customers Say About Us
A really awesome canyoneering course! North Wash Outfitters came recommended to me by some friends and I’m so glad I did it. I feel so much more comfortable with the skills and techniques I learned, the instructors are super knowledgeable and experienced. Great class, great experience, great people. I look forward to taking an advanced class when I’m ready
Jared is super knowledgeable and taught us a lot. I would definitely recommend and will do the advanced course through them as well. Also having multiple instructors was a big help they all had different things to teach us.
I have taken both the beginner and advanced class from Jared and his crew. Their knowledge and teaching methods are superior. They not only teach the techniques in a way that anyone can learn, but they are also patient and make sure you understand. Going through the trainings and the canyons with them you can tell that safety is definitely a value.
Jared is the man you want to learn canyoneering from. Without a doubt, you will not find a better instructor than him. His guides are also incredible at what they do and extremely knowledgeable. The progression of the course is absolutely perfect, going from learning the basics, to practicing what you’ve learned, to real life scenarios in the canyon.