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Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

1. Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

Take the trip of a lifetime down the Colorado River on a 6-person paddle raft through some of the most sublime scenery in the United States. Absorb the majesty of soaring red rock canyons as you splash through the water with an entertaining expert guide. Drive down scenic HWY 128 to the starting point of your adventure, and receive a comprehensive safety talk before rafting through exciting class II/III rapids at Fisher Towers. Soak in the stunning surroundings as you enjoy lunch on a beautiful beach next to the river, before taking another memorable rafting voyage through incredible red rock scenery.

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Moab: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Rappelling Tour

2. Moab: Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Rappelling Tour

After being picked up from your hotel in Moab, start the tour with a short 4x4 ride through rocky terrain towards the off-the-beaten-track Dad Gum Canyon. After a safety briefing from your expert guide, get geared up and begin your canyoneering experience. Hike and rock rappel into pools of water in this little slot canyon. Prepare to get wet as you find several small waterfalls and crystal clear pools. At the end of the adventure, an unforgettable 200-foot guided rappel awaits you. Once you hike out of the last bit of the canyon, make your way back to Moab where you will be dropped off at your hotel.

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Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

3. Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

Meet in Moab and hop aboard a comfortable shuttle van that will drive you along the scenic Colorado River to the Westwater Canyon boat launch. Take a moment to prepare while your guides ready the boats and provide a pre-launch safety talk. Then, it's time to get on the water.  Head down through the Colorado River's steep narrow gorge. Take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful canyon. Stop at midday to enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch on a sandy beach. Then briefly explore the canyon on foot.  After lunch, the real fun begins. Navigate the thrilling section of Class III/IV rapids with unique names like Funnel Falls, Skull, and Sock It To Me. Then relax on calm waters as you near the end of your experience.

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From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

4. From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

Explore the rugged terrain of the desert southwest on an incredible canyoneering experience in the Entrajo Canyon. Learn everything you need to know to safely navigate the canyon's obstacles with your private, experienced guide, and satisfy your sense of adventure, even if you're a beginner. After meeting your guide in Moab, head toward the 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) loop hike in Entrajo Canyon. Start at the bottom and hike and climb up to the top of the canyon. At the summit, admire amazing views of the La Sal Mountains and the red rock canyon below. From there, learn a number of canyoneering techniques that you'll use to make your way down through the canyon, always safely backed up on rappel. Then downclimb, rappel, shimmy, and chimney (back to one wall, feet to the other) through a gorgeous red rock canyon that has been carved by water over hundreds of thousands of years. Most of the time, there are pools of water that you must walk, wade, and sometimes swim through, making this a very enjoyable outing in the heat of the summer. Finish the tour with a 90-foot (27.4-meter) rappel to exit the canyon before making your way back to Moab.

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From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

5. From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Moab. Ride your 4x4 on a 5-mile trail through the rugged terrain of Pritchett Canyon. Get your adrenaline pumping, as you climb your way through the canyon.  See Chimney Arch and then continue on to Pool Arch with a 90-foot-high opening. Enter the slot canyon, where you may need to navigate through some potholes, before reaching the 50-foot rappel at the end of the section. After the 50-foot rappel, get ready for another 100-foot rappel, which will lead you to a beautiful grotto. Finally, head back on your 4x4 to Moab after a thrilling desert adventure.

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From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

6. From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

Explore the spectacular and awe-inspiring red rock canyons of southern Utah in an adventurous way. Climb and hike up canyons to experience one of the most beautiful wilderness landscapes in America at Robber's Roost. Get a warm welcome from your guide and get an overview of the area. Receive safety information and an introduction to the basics of rappelling and canyoneering. Enjoy hands-on guidance enabling any experience level to embark on a challenging outdoor adventure. Enter the canyon and witness how challenging teamwork and a variety of canyoneering techniques enable you to explore some of the canyon's most beautiful hidden worlds. For many, the first experience in canyon country is transformational. Feel the experience in your heart and soul, drawing on your inner strength to soar above the challenges ahead of you.

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From Moab: Lavender Canyon 4x4 Drive & Hiking Combo Tour

7. From Moab: Lavender Canyon 4x4 Drive & Hiking Combo Tour

Discover the jewel of Lavender Canyon in the Canyonlands National Park, full of archaeological sites, giant stone arches, and stunning beauty in every direction. Witness red to orange striped sandstone with yellow honeycomb facets and dark purple mesas and towers. Starting from Moab, climb into a 4x4 off-road vehicle which will take you to the southern entrance of the Canyonlands National Park. From here, embark on a 3-mile moderate hike through the incredible landscape. As you make your way toward the Needles District, pass by one of the first and still operational ranches. Continue the hike on towards Joint Trail to see some isolated sections of The Needles District. Make your way into Lavender Canyon and cut across 2 major creek crossings with steep banks. View many arches and archaeological sites from the road. Stop for a lunch break which is included in the tour price and admire the views.  After eating, explore an alcove with 5 cylindrical dwellings that must have provided comfortable shelter for the Ancestral Puebloans. View many other arches in the area that only a few get to view and learn about. After a full day exploring the canyon, make your way back to Moab where the tour ends.

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From Moab: Full-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

8. From Moab: Full-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

Get your adrenaline pumping on a full-day canyoneering tour from Moab. Hike off the beaten path, take your time to learn rappelling techniques with your private guide, and then step out over the edge of a 220-foot (61-meter) drop. Meet your guide in Moab then take a short drive for about 10 minutes to the nearby trailhead that still manages to feel quite remote. Begin your adventurous 3-mile (4.8-kilometer) hike at the bottom and climb up to a huge, open valley with expansive views of an ancient rock uplift that has been faulted and folded to create a stunning landscape. From here, hike across rock dunes to your first rappel of the day and spend as much time as necessary learning rappelling techniques with your experienced guide. Then, start off with an easy 30-foot (9.14-meter) rappel to get a feel for what it's like to be on rappel and to trust the rope and system that you've just been taught. Follow your first rappel with a brief but beautiful corkscrew slot that you will rappel and downclimb through, ending on a spacious ledge above an impressive 220-foot (61-meter) drop. Clip into the rope and slowly step out over the void with the help of your safety-conscious and patient guide. When you reach the bottom of the rappel, look back up toward the massive sandstone wall and marvel at what you've just done! Finally, take a 1-mile (1.6-kilometer) hike back to your vehicle to return to Moab.

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Bryce Canyon & Capitol Reef National Park: Airplane Tour

9. Bryce Canyon & Capitol Reef National Park: Airplane Tour

Get unobstructed views of Utah’s beautiful Bryce Canyon National Park and Capitol Reef National Park on this private airplane tour. Marvel at the spectacular Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument from a vantage point that’s hard to beat. Depart from Canyonlands Regional Airport to start the tour. Fly over remote canyons to reach the unique Waterpocket Folds of Capitol Reef National Park. Your knowledgeable pilots will be giving a fun description and explanation of the geological formations along your entire tour. Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes, and bridges. The park is a vast showcase of colorful rock pinnacles and spires, known as hoodoos, which rise from a series of natural amphitheaters. Land at Bryce Canyon Airport and enjoy some time to stretch your legs and use the facilities. Once back on the plane, head southeast to meet up with the Colorado River. Spot the Grand Staircase and see the plateaus that descend from Bryce Canyon south toward the Grand Canyon, marked by vertical drops at the Pink Cliffs, Grey Cliffs, and White Cliffs. Follow the Colorado River the majority of the time back to Canyonlands National Park before landing back in Moab.

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From Moab: 1-Day Horseshoe Canyon Exploration

10. From Moab: 1-Day Horseshoe Canyon Exploration

Start your adventure by being picked up from your accommodation in Moab. Make your way in an air-conditioned vehicle across the Green River Desert to the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park. Experience Utah’s epic landscapes as you travel to Horseshoe Canyon. Once at Horse Shoe Canyon, you’ll explore the heart of Robbers Roost Country. This remote wilderness is where the infamous bank robber Butch Cassidy learned to rustle cattle. The area was also a favorite hide-out among the outlaws of the old west, including the Wild Bunch. See the canyon's striking rock formations. Relax and enjoy a picnic lunch at the western rim of Horseshoe Canyon. Afterward, take a 7-mile hike down into the canyon. See the Great Gallery and marvel at the paintings which adorn the sides of the canyon. These life-size paintings of human figures were created between 400 AD and 1100 AD by the Desert Archaic culture, a nomadic group of hunter-gatherers. After admiring the centuries-old paintings, climb back up to your vehicle and return to Moab.

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What people are saying about Moab

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

Outstanding guide at Paddle Moab!! Can not say enough good things about the quality of our trip, our guide knowledge and unique information provided along the way from geological to local legends to history lessons along the river. All while having a blast on the river with big thrills but all while feeling safe and steered away from any real danger.

This is an experience I will not soon forget. We had such an awesome time. Our guide Mike, really knew his stuff. He knew how to guage everyones abilities perfectly. Mike also had a great sence of humor and shared some awesome stories. Navtec Expeditions were very accomidating to changing weather conditions and guest comfort levels. True masters.

This was such a great experience! Mike, the guide, was awesome. He was very entertaining and informative. I felt completely safe the entire time and would 100% do the trip again.

Great Ride!! Enjoyed Travis and his extensive knowledge of the area! Great peaceful day and nutritious lunch!

Our guide was fantastic absolutely made the trip Can’t wait to come back for another adventure