can·​yon·​eer·​ing ˌkan-yə-ˈnir-iŋ How to pronounce canyoneering (audio)
: the sport of exploring canyons (as by climbing, rappelling, or rafting)
canyoneer noun

Examples of canyoneering in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This one-of-a-kind wellness retreat near Zion National Park offers adventures such as hiking, biking, rappelling, and canyoneering, along with less strenuous activities like yoga and meditation. Lauren Dana Ellman, Travel + Leisure, 3 Dec. 2023 Known for its famous slot canyons, Zion is ideal for hiking and canyoneering — though that doesn’t mean that the less athletic traveler will come up short on things to do. Josh Laskin, Travel + Leisure, 1 Sep. 2023 Scottsdale, Arizona Sanctuary Camelback Mountain (a Gurney's Resort and Spa) Shop at Set on 53 acres of desert, Sanctuary offers tennis, canyoneering, outdoor boot camps, and ATV off-roading trips. Christian Gollayan, Men's Health, 27 June 2023 There’s canyoneering, rock climbing, guided hiking, mountain biking, stargazing tours, horseback riding, cycling tours, and via ferrata tour options. Maridel Reyes, Women's Health, 6 June 2023 Visitors come for a variety of activities including: fishing, rock climbing, canyoneering, camping, hiking and wildlife watching. James Barrett, Popular Mechanics, 23 Mar. 2023 Outside of canyoneering, guests will experience a round-trip helicopter ride from Aspen to Moab along with lunch provided during the excursion. Roger Sands, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Led by an expert canyoneering guide, this adventure consists of rappels, tight slot canyons and down climbing for all age levels and abilities. Roger Sands, Forbes, 9 Mar. 2023 Bicycle touring, horseback riding, canyoneering and rock climbing are popular activities in the park. Gabi De La Rosa, Chron, 10 Feb. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1957, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of canyoneering was in 1957

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“Canyoneering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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