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Englestead has one of the most dramatic starts of any canyon in Zion. It goes from an open, shallow canyon to a slot in one spectacular 300' drop! I first did the canyon in 2003, and over the years had forgotten the details, except that first rappel. When I went back and re-visited it in 2012, the first rappel was indeed as spectacular as I had remembered. The rest of the canyon is good as well, and offers two choices of exits: a spectacular, but longer exit out the bottom of Orderville, or a shorter, less good exit up Orderville.
If doing the preferred route down Orderville, a wet suit is advised in all but the hottest times of the year. Lower Orderville has a lot of wading and generally a few short swims. It can be very cold in spring and fall!