Taking kids canyoneering is not for the faint of heart or the inexperienced. We have been canyoneering for years and now that our youngest is 3 we felt comfortable going as a family. Each kid had a children’s harness and the youngest two rappelled with my husband or myself each time.

Yankee Doodle Canyon is located in Leeds, Utah and is a slot canyon that most people overlook. It involves three moderate sized rappels and several small rappels. The canyon is not marked at all. If you plan to go make sure you are properly prepared. Study the area, download maps, bring a location device and all the proper gear.

I loved experiencing this with my kids. It was our first canyon as a family and it’s safe to say we are hooked.