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Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

1. Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

After checking in at your meeting location, listen to a safety briefing from your expert instructor and guide, get geared up, and prepare for your unforgettable canyoneering experience. Take a half-day canyoneering trip and enjoy a multi-sport activity where your group works together to hike, climb, squeeze, rappel across a variety of natural obstacles. Enjoy an adventure customizable to any skill level in an amazing natural setting.

Half-Day Rock Climbing Adventure in Moab

2. Half-Day Rock Climbing Adventure in Moab

Arrival is at 7:30am, where you will meet your guide and be outfitted with appropriate climbing gear. There is then a short drive to the chosen climbing location, specifically chosen to suit you. Upon arrival, your guide will explain all the necessary equipment in order to keep you safe during your half-day guided rock climbing, and instruct you on how to safely, spot, belay, and climb. A variety of different routes and rock types are at your disposal to get the most out of your half-day of guided rock climbing. The day will be customized to your ability level for maximum education and growth.

From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

3. 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.

Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

4. Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

Enjoy an exhilarating Via Ferrata climb in Orderville, Utah. Feel the thrill of climbing a sheer rock face and make your way back down the mountainside through a series of heart-wrenching rappels. Check in with your guide around half a mile from the starting point before making your way to the base of your Via Ferrata route fixed to a private red-and-white-faced cliff. Join your experienced guide as they lead you along 2 pitches of a custom-designed Via Ferrata. Enjoy unparalleled views of Orderville valley and of Zion National Park's east side as you ascend. Feeling invigorated by your climb, get ready for the next leg of your outdoor adventure, 2 rappels, including a 220-foot rappel into a white rock, mini slot canyon. Between rappels, go canyoneering, making your way through spectacular mini canyons and the majestic Southern Utah landscape.

From Springdale: Half-Day Rock Climbing Experience

5. From Springdale: Half-Day Rock Climbing Experience

Rock climbing is the ultimate in adventure and personal challenge. It’s an opportunity to learn techniques that improve your concentration, balance, and confidence. And it’s a lot of fun. Your instructor will teach basic beginner techniques or hone skills with returning climbers. Pick from a variety of available routes based on your experience and interest. Southern Utah and Zion are a climber’s beloved paradise with well-developed routes both inside and outside the park. Due to National Park restrictions, all rock climbing trips are located outside of Zion National Park. Don’t worry, you'll be taken to some pretty amazing spots.

Moab Full-Day Rock Climbing Experience

6. Moab Full-Day Rock Climbing Experience

If you're looking for adventure, then why not spend a day climbing the iconic red rock formations surrounding Moab? After meeting your guide, you will be fitted with appropriate climbing gear, if required. You'll then set off for a day of fun at a climbing location chosen to meet your needs and ability.  After arriving at your climbing location, your guide will explain all the necessary equipment to keep you safe. With this full-day guided rock climbing experience, you will also receive instruction on how to safely spot, belay and climb. Once you've got the hang of the ropes, you'll have the chance to tackle a variety of different routes and rock types to get the most out of your day.  Following a short lunch break, you will be ready for the second half of your adrenaline-fuelled day. As you climb, admire the stunning natural scenery of one of the prettiest places in the world. 

From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

7. 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.

From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

8. 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.

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

9. From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

Get a great introduction to narrow, technical slot canyoneering on this private adventure in the Irish and North Wash Slot Canyons. Spend the day learning techniques for descending these narrow spaces with a professional guide, then make your way down through a canyon of your choosing, depending on the abilities, experience, and goals of your group. After meeting your expert guide in Moab or Hanksville, head to the trailhead (2.5 hours from Moab; 30 minutes from Hanksville). Begin your hike over ancient sand dunes and, as you gain elevation, enjoy views of the Henry Mountains. Once you reach the head of the canyon, don the necessary canyoneering gear provided with your tour including a harness, helmet, kneepads, and gloves. From here, learn how to rappel, chimney, stem, and down-climb through numerous narrow sections. Encounter many obstacles on your way and overcome them with the help of your experienced and patient guide. Once through the canyon, take a short walk back to the vehicle before arriving at the drop-off point.

From Moab: Full-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

10. 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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What people are saying about Utah

Amazing experience! Beautiful views and so much fun climbing, repelling and learning about the canyons and rock climbing. Our guide Audrey was amazing and took the time to explain canyoneering, tying knots and safety to us step by step. She also took the time to understand our comfort levels to customize our rock climbing experience. The best part of our trip and definitely recommend it!

Great way to experience the canyons in the Zion National Forest area. Our guide AJ was knowledgeable and made us feel very safe the whole time scampering around and repelling with my 8-yo son. We had an early 6-am start to avoid the heat. Great recommendation. Thank you.

So much fun! It was our first time trying canyoneering. Our guide AJ was amazing, he was super friendly and helpful! The views were incredible and the repelling was awesome. We would definitely do it again.

My friend and I had a fantastic time with our guide, AJ! I’d highly recommend him and this fun trip!

We had a wonderful experience. Knowledgeable guide and fun!