Water carved slots, swims, rappels & smiles!
Canyoneering, in its truest form, is an exceptional experience… about so much more than just rappelling, or walking through narrow corridors. Exploring deep inside these earthen corridors, within anomalous beauty while also expanding your own physical and mental limits, will undoubtedly be one of the most memorable and exciting experiences of your life.
Canyoneering in the Moab area
Local Moab Canyons are characterized by big rappels and bigger views. Many of the routes weave through multiple fins, or giant dome-like rock features, taking you into and out of narrow sections. Some local canyons move through a riparian environment, where vegetation grows abundantly, creating micro-oases in the desert (Ephedra’s Grotto). Others are comprised of intermittent slot canyons where standing water fills rock potholes and require short wades and the occasional swim (Chamisa & Hypatia Canyons).
Moab Area Slot Canyons – deep, narrow and twisted passages through rock – exist in various areas near Moab and we run 3/4 Day, Full Day and Multi-Day Trips through some of these amazing routes. Getting to these areas requires a 1.25 to 2 hour drive from Moab, depending on the location. See our Little Sinbad Canyon 3/4 Day Trips, Hanksville / North Wash and Cedar Mesa Full Day and Multi Day Trips, for more information.
Canyoneering Trip Options
1/2 Day Beginning Canyoneering Trips
Perfect for the beginner or the busy vacationer. Lasting approximately 4-5 hours, our 1/2 Day Trips can be scheduled in the morning or afternoon, are close to town and get you back by meal time.
3/4 Day Beginning to Intermediate Canyoneering Trips
Requiring a bit more stamina than our 1/2 Day Trips, our “intermediate” loops are still suitable for people of all skill levels who are used to activity and will enjoy the exertion of scrambling, climbing, and hiking as well as the rope work of canyoneering.
Full Day Advanced Canyoneering Trips
Our Full Day “advanced” canyoneering routes require physical exertion and stamina. These trips are a lot of fun for people who enjoy being active outside for a good part of the day, getting a full-body workout and pushing their own limits either physically or mentally.
Multi-Day Advanced Canyoneering Trips
Requiring physical exertion and stamina over two or three days, our Multi-Day “advanced” Canyoneering Trips are customized to satisfy your thirst for canyon exploration and adventure. These trips are a exciting and challenging for people who enjoy being active outside for a good part of the day, getting a full-body workout and pushing their own limits either physically or mentally.