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Moab Canyoneering Tours
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 has several Moab canyoneering tour packages available for all experience levels and fitness levels.
HALF DAY CANYONEERING
Our half day Moab canyoneering tours are perfect for anyone new to canyon exploration. Our guides will instruct in the basic skills of canyoneering from movement techniques such as bridging and chimneying to the technical skills of rappelling. No experience needed, just a basic level of fitness and a sense of adventure! We specialize in small group and family oriented tours to give our clients the attention to not only have an amazing experience but to come away feeling confident and accomplished.
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
3/4 DAY CANYONEERING
Though still appropriate for anyone with little to no experience, these tours are a little bit bigger, more adventurous than our half day tours and require a higher level of fitness. We'll explore some of the more remote and wild canyons in the Moab area, utilizing the basic skills of canyoneering but increasing the level of practice to instill a deeper level of confidence in your ability to negotiate technical canyons.
Higher Fitness Level
All Skill Level
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 adventure 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!
Duration: 5-6 hrs
FULL/MULTI DAY CANYONEERING
Our Full and Multi-day trips are full on adventures into some of the epicenters of canyoneering such as the San Rafael Swell, Robber's Roost, North Wash and Cedar Mesa- exploring canyons where solitude is near certain and amazement is guaranteed. With the next level of adventure comes the next level of canyoneering skills such as anchor building, pothole escapes and advanced ropework. These are trips best suited for those with a strong level of fitness and a willingness to expand their comfort zones to have the experience of a lifetime.
Strong Fitness Level
Advanced Skill Level
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.