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Canyoneering Tours in Moab, Utah
Canyoneering is the ultimate well-rounded adventure! It utilizes different techniques such as hiking, rappelling, scrambling, down-climbing, bouldering, and sometimes swimming to travel a safe route through a canyon. Moab Canyon Tours offers canyoneering tours in Moab, Utah, with various packages designed to suit different experience levels and fitness levels.
HALF DAY CANYONEERING
Basic Fitness Level
Beginner Skill Level
WET & NARROW
Experience the power of water that has sculpted layers of ancient sandstone to form the elegant slots and chambers of this beautiful, adventure-packed canyon. After a short walk through a lush creekside corridor, we'll descend into Entrajo. We'll dip through numerous pools and traverse narrows, encountering short sections of wading and easy swims. An exciting final 90 foot rappel plunges into a desert pool- a very fitting conclusion to the adventure. This beginner-friendly tour is perfect for those warm days when it's best to become one with the H20!
Duration: 3-4 hrs
BOW AND ARROW
EXCLUSIVE & ICONIC
This exclusive Moab Canyon Tour is the perfect adventure for anyone new to canyoneering. The canyon is located quite close to town, so it's quick and easy to get to and seldom traveled. You'll see multiple ancient petroglyph panels and a beautiful 80 foot arch as we journey through the canyon. This trip includes four separate rappels including the longest which is a free-hanging 110 feet rappel from the cliff's edge. An exhilarating and great introduction to canyoneering in this half-day outing!
Duration: 4-5 hrs
ALL IN ONE TOUR
This unique all-in-one Moab adventure tour provides an array of adventurous roped activities, combining elements of both rock climbing and canyoneering. We'll start off with a short hike past some prehistoric rock art and do a few moderate scrambles to reach the elegant span of Cable Arch. A short belayed climb up the "cable route", a perfect introduction to rock climbing, takes us to the top of the arch. From this lofty perch, one is afforded amazing views of Amasa Back, the Colorado River Corridor as well the 12,700 ft La Sal Mountains framed by the dramatic fins of the Behind the Rocks area. Next, we'll do a 130ft free-hanging rappel off a cliff next to the arch (as of 2021 the arch is no longer permitted to be rappelled). The adventure concludes with a descent into a deep slot, adding the element of canyoneering to the experience.
Higher Fitness Level
All Skill Level
3/4 DAY CANYONEERING
ROCK OF AGES
Venture into the amazing Behind The Rocks area, a labyrinth of sandstone located just minutes outside of the town of Moab. Densely packed, parallel fins of rock form tight canyons that hold natural wonders hidden deep within these
mazes. One of Moab's best canyon routes explores this lovely corner of a spectacular area and visits the beautiful Tear Drop Arch. We'll make a fantastic rappel through the arch and continue exploring deeper, encountering sinuous water-carved slots, towering sandstone walls and two more rappels until the finale: a dramatic plunge into Pritchett Canyon.
Duration: 6-7 hrs
WATER LOCKED CANYONS
Zero Gravity is a classic Swell canyon interchanging between tight narrows and open canyon. "Zero G" has good amount of water locked within deep slots and potholes. Canyon parkour, rappels, a keeper pothole and even an optional 4 meter drop into a deep pool of clear water make this one of the more interesting, easily approachable canyons in the Swell. With a shorter drive time from Moab, Zero G is easily completed within 3/4 of a day.
Duration: 6-7 hrs
ALL EXCLUSIVE CANYON
Do you want to experience an exclusive canyon that no other local company guides? Ox Canyon provides a truly unique experience. This family-friendly canyoneering tour in Moab, Utah, offers scenic slot-sections and narrows, and an amazing overlook of the Moab Valley. Four incredible rappels are offered during our outing, and you can choose to get wet or stay dry as we traverse the route. Lots of options! Lots of fun!
Please note: The rappels in Ox Canyon can be tricky for those without prior experience rappelling.
Duration: 5-6 hrs
Strong Fitness Level
Advanced Skill Level
FULL & MULTI DAY
THE IRISH CANYONS
The Irish Canyons are the center of canyoneering in North Wash. With short approaches, a wide range of difficulty levels and unsurpassed beauty, it's understandable why these are the most popular canyons in the area and many canyoneer's introduction to the area. Composed of three separate canyon systems: Leprechaun, Blarney, and Shillelagh, the Irish Canyons offer something for everyone whether beginner or experienced. With a short approach, the Irish Canyons also make it possible to do multiple objectives in a day.
Upon booking we will contact you to custom fit your ideal experience in these incredible canyons.
2 Person Min.
THE HOG CANYONS
Though every bit as beautiful, there's a noticeable step above in commitment compared to the Irish Canyons. Four forks offer various levels of difficulty from moderate to difficult. Bolted anchors are few and far between in The Hog Canyons. Instead a more traditional ethic of utilizing creative natural anchors such as deadman anchors, sand traps and other advanced techniques have been embraced here. The Hog Canyons are great for those with experience in basic canyoneering looking to learn the skills behind "Ghosting": descending a canyon without a trace.
BLUE JOHN CANYON
ICONIC & LEGENDARY
Blue John Canyon was made famous when in 2003 Aron Ralston, while on a solo descent,
dislodged a boulder, pinning his arm to the canyon wall and leaving him trapped for five days before finally amputating his arm and making the now legendary escape. Recently this canyon has become one of the most popular canyoneering routes in the Roost as a result of its history but also due to the high quality of the experience and its approach-ability. The several different forks of the canyon offer an array of options, all offering amazing scenery and challenges that are suitable for beginner canyoneers.
2 Person Min.
GO BIG OR GO HOME
After a drive across the vast, open desert of the Roost an abrupt end-of-the-road looms Alcatraz Canyon. A more dramatic canyon entry would be hard to imagine, a 50 m ( 165 ft) vehicle-hitch rappel over the rim. With such a dramatic start, it is hard to imagine the canyon getting any better or more adventurous. Aside from the go-big-or-go-home entrance rappel, the rest of the canyon is one of the longest continuous stretches of slot in the Roost, with nearly half of a mile of deep, tight narrows. This subterranean realm can only be experienced with a full gamut of canyoneering tricks and techniques.
2 Person Min.