Reviews

Reviews 2017-07-31T17:20:05+00:00

Recent comments we’ve received from clients after their trip

August, 2016

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Heather Gallagher and Dustin Eells
“Fantastic canyon tour. Well worth the $ for the trip. Great family experience for all skill levels / ages.”
– Todd and Terra D, Wisconsin Rapids, WI
“Our daughter (8 years old) was so scared of rappelling but they were so patient and encouraging. We appreciated very much. They were so helpful and knowledgeable too. We felt very safe. Thank you for everything. We had a great time.”
– Jim and Yuki Bernardi, Lehi, UT
“Great trip for my 11 year old daughter and me. Dustin and Heather were very patient and encouraging to my daughter. She wants to do it again. Great job!”
– Brent Powell, Birmingham, AL

½ Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Chris Hills
“Our guide handled multiple ages and abilities with patience and grace! It was well worth the trip!”
– Melissa DeRussy, No, LA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Riley Jordan
“It was just a fantastic trip and we felt very safe with our guide. He is very helpful, professional, and friendly. Thank you very much for this unforgettable trip!!”
-Leonie and Pete Krima, Switzerland

½ Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Chris Hills
“Really nice climbing trip. I learned a lot and practiced even more, a lot on cracks which was my first time! Thank you so much.”
Carlane, Quebec, Canada
“Awesome and exhausting. Just how it should be.”
– Moragan Oughton, Las Vegas, NV

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Riley Jordan
“Awesome experience! Great scenery and our guide Riley made us comfortable on our first time rappelling.”
– Leo Dee, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

½ Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Dustin Eells
“Dustin taught me how to lead belay! So pumped! Good climbs.”
– Jarred Uy, North Arlington, NJ

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Dustin Eells
“This trip was so much fun! The guide was really nice and funny! This trip is also great for all ages! Thank you!”
– Julia Carter, age 13, Enumclaw, WA

½ Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Dustin Eells and Chris Hills
“The guides KILLED IT. The trip was awesome.”
– Shelby Brown, Lancaster, OH

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Fantastic experience. Mark was very helpful instilling confidence in our girls (ages 7 and 10) who were experiencing serious climbing for the first time. Would recommend to other families.”
– Allan Montpellier, Mercer Island, WA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“A great half day adventure. The rappelling was fun and a great experience. I would highly recommend this trip!”
– Snowden Family, United Kingdom

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Dustin Eells and Heidi Stanke
“We had a fantastic time! Great team-building family experience. It was a nice challenge for all of us and our guides were great.”
– Bridget Fry, Berkeley, CA
“Exciting and laughed a lot! I felt our two kids had a safe and super fun experience. Thanks!”
– Aaron Fry, Berkeley, CA
“Thanks for an amazing trip! We will definitely be back on our next trip to Moab. Heidi and Dustin were wonderful!”
– Heather Herron, Gastonia, NC

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Jared Trader
“Fun, exhilarating, educational, plus the kids loved it!!”
– Renwick Family, Kuwait

Chamisa Canyon, Guided by Mark Bowling
“This trip suits children 7 and up. It was our best experience in Moab. Recommended for families with children, both teenagers and younger kids.”
– Shaham Family

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Jerome Smart
“I loved it so much, I want to come again in a week. My mom is afraid of heights, but we had so much confidence in our guide. She did it, loved it, and wants to come back.”
– Charisse Wright, Sandy, UT

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Murray
“Going on adventures with smaller children (ages 9 and 11) is sometimes tough – Cliffs and Canyons – and Chris in particular made the adventure amazing and engaged us and our kids the entire trip. Thank you!!”
– Curt Odar, Arlington, VA

Looking Glass – Guided by Heather Gallagher
“I was climbing with my 10-year-old daughter who had never climbed on real rock or rappelled, and she had an amazing time, while the scenery, rappel, and hike back thru the arch window made it exciting for me!”
– Steven and Jordana Eichel, Winchester, MA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Hills
“Amazing trip. Chris was extremely knowledgable and made everyone very comfortable. Our 10 year old son was very nervous and Chris was able to help him through the descents. Highly recommend!!”
– Hastings Family, Lafayette, CA

July, 2016

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Hills and Jared Trader
“This trip was so much fun! I enjoyed this opportunity! This is a chance I think that I would want to recommend to friends and family. The guides (Chris and Jared) were so nice and would stop and explain cool things, then answer questions. I felt safe and had so much fun!”
– Jersey Miller, age 10, Minneapolis, MN
“Absolutely incredible afternoon, beautiful hikes, breathtaking rappels!”
– Elina Kanevskaia and Adam DeVos, Boston, MA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Mark Bowling
“We had a great time with Mark. He was patient and taught us a lot about Moab and it’s history.”
– RB Mesina, Orland Hills, IL
“We absolutely loved the rappelling (even though it scared me to death). It was a wonderful hike, incredible scenery, and something my boys will remember forever!!”
– The Woodard Family, Aldie, VA

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Heidi Stanke and Chris Houde
“An excellent family climbing trip. A great fun day out! The kids want to do it again!”
– The Remedios Family, Brisbane, Australia

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Sarah Martin
“Guides were great and reassuring – they gave me the confidence to step outside my comfort zone. I highly recommend this adventure.”
– Michael Cohen, Pennsylvania

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Chris Houde and Sam Boyce
“Well prepared trip. Safety high. Really fun party to go canyoneering with, easy-going guides. Extra plus for snacks! Thanks guys.”
– Tom Ognelod and Family, Karlsborg, Sweden

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Sarah Martin and Sam Boyce
“Our guides were great. They explained everything clearly and were especially patient and encouraging with our group, which included a number of younger children. (Plus, they arranged for cool temps and clear skies!)”
– Jeff McLynch, Exeter, NH
“Sarah and Sam were fantastic. They weren’t just competent guides, but they also made us feel comfortable and safe. What a fun trip! A family trip we will remember for forever.”
– Susan and Malcom Williams, Exeter, NH

Half-Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Great experience, especially for gym climbers who are looking to go outdoors!”
– Akash Thakkar, Cedar Park, TX

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Jerome Smart
“This is an amazing hike and rappel! You must try this!”
– Aueyong Family, Irmindale, CAN

Half-Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Mark made the experience outstanding! Great patience and personality! Never forgot safety! Always encouraging and never condescending. A priviledge to have learned and climbed with him!”
– Sifry and Maletzky, Princeton, NJ

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Mark Bowling
“The tour with Mark was great. We met him while my girlfriend and I were out climbing at Wall Street. He offered us pointers on my set up and was friendly to the point that we just wanted to take a trip out with him. He took consideration of our previous experience on the tour and paid more time teaching set-up than reviewing basics. This was exactly what I wanted out of a guided trip.”
– Jakob Sumearll, Fort Collins, CO

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“We came with the intent of going off the beaten path and finding an adventure – our tour did just that! Heidi spoke about the area in the van-ride and pointed out different paths and activities. She also included info about the soil, and plant-life along the path. Great to learn a bit while having fun! Thanks for a great time!”
– Allyn Smith, Kailua, HI

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Heidi Stanke and Mark Bowling
“Fantastic. Greater than we expected. They pushed us to challenge ourselves!! Way more challenging than expected and happily so!!”
– Jennifer Giaimo Lyons, Phoenix, AZ

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Jared Trader
“We enjoyed it very much! Jared was professional, friendly, and very knowledgeable! Highly recommend it!”
– Kent and Karen Johnson, Redlands, CA

Half-Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Chris Murray
“Chris was able to guide our group very efficiently. We had 3 children, and 2 adults, ages 6 and up. He challenged everyone in just the right way.”
– Tiffany Campbell, Thousand Oaks, CA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Mark was great. Made everyone in our family comfortable. Very knowledgeable. Enjoyed it very much!”
– Coyner Family, Stevensville, MD

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Heidi Stanke and Chris Houde
“I would highly recommend the canyoneering trip. The rappelling was incredibly fun, and the guides were very encouraging! The hike out was the perfect blend of desert hiking and shaded hiking around the river. The entire experience was phenomenal and well worth it.”
– Bernhardt, Waucorda, IL
“I am scared of heights, but my guides made me feel confident and secure. It was a fantastic way to experience Moab!”
– Derek Babbitt, Salt Lake City, UT
“The view was spectacular and the walk very enjoyable. We would recommend extreme adventure to anybody.”
– Holly and Lindsay, Elk River, MN

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Jerome Smart
“Family of 5, including 3 boys (age 9,11,13) had an awesome time. The views were breathtaking, and the combination of climbing, hiking, wading in water holes was really appreciated by all. Rappelling down 90’ cliff took a bit of courage, but we felt very safe with our guide.”
– Dudebout Family, Phoenix, AZ

Half-Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Great! Handled various levels of experience at the same time. Made everyone feel confident and satisfied with their climbs! And kept us safe at all times.”
– Jeremy Maletzky
“This was my first time with outdoor climbing and I couldn’t have had a better time! Mark made sure we were all confident, safe, and prepared. I found myself eager to take on new routes after our first climb! Thank you!”
– Kelly Martin, Oakland Twp, MI

Fisher Towers Hike – Guided by Jared Trader
“Jared was an excellent guide, friendly, outgoing, very knowledgeable, and not hurried. Excellent guide and EXCELLENT tour!!”
– Rick Vela, Richardson, TX

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Jared Trader and Sam Boyce
“We felt very safe the whole time. Both Sam and Jared were fun and knowledgeable. Great job boys!!”
– Morgan Sills, Sydney, Australia
“Great job handling my 12yr old!”
– Jay Pallatt, Katye, TX
“Fabulous trip – first time rappelling but guide was great – explained everything very clearly – felt very safe – would do it again. Great guides!!”
– Karin Brown, San Antonio, TX

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Houde
“Chris has a great personality for leading these tours. His knowledge of the flora and fauna was an added bonus, along with his knowledge of the area history. Awesome trip!!!”
– Sarah Fox, Franklin, MA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Sam Boyce
“I was super scared at first, but once you actually get over the ledge its awesome! I had so much fun. Completely safe and good for kids and adults.”
– Anne K., 11 years old, Gainesville, FL

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Mark Bowling
“We had an incredible day! Exciting and fun all day! Mark was awesome! Best tour guide we could have had! Thank you!!”
– Ken Holsenbeck, Santa Clarita, CAN

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Sarah Martin
“We had a great time! Challenging but worth every minute!”
– Voorheis Family, Kernersville, NC

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Sarah Martin
“A great experience for first timers! The whole family enjoyed the canyoneering and it was an awesome way to see the canyons!”
– Hadaway Family, Hooks, TX

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Sam Boyce and Mark Bowling
“Sam and Mark made me feel very comfortable adn safe on the rock. Would recommend the trip to anyone and everyone!”
– Chris Steele, La Mirada, CA
“These guys rock. Great team to show us the area.”
– McCutcheon Family, Wanaka

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Heather Gallagher and Chris Houde
“Everyone should do canyoneering at least once!”

Little Sinbad Canyon – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Wet, dirty, tired, awesome!”
– Matt Barr, Dublin, OH

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Houde and Sam Boyce
“Excellent guides with full knowledge of the area. They instilled complete confidence as my 8 and 11 year olds rappelled through the canyons. Would highly recommend!”
– Ketchum Family

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Mark Bowling and Heidi Stanke
“We had a wonderful time. It was an unique experience that was fun to do as a family. Rappelling was and our guides are nice.”
– Sara Kubiak, Lake Shores, MN

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Sam Boyce
“Great trip! Sam did a good job of easing concerns. Loved it!”
– Chris Huch, Chandler, AZ

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“Our boys will not soon forget climbing up the side of a mountain! Heidi was great with them, and I’m sure if we ever come back to Moab – we’ll go climbing with Heidi again!”
– The Morrill Family, Beeville, TX

Little Sinbad Canyon – Guided by Chris Hills
“Guide was super knowledgeable on the canyon, climbing, and canyoneering. He also was a wealth of info and anecdotes on Moab history and the geology and environmental factors in the area. We always felt safe and had a great time! Thanks Hills!”
– Bruce and Jennifer Ayres, Kailua, HI

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Mark Bowling
“It is perfect for people who love adventure and people who like to have fun!”
– Casey Ross, age 11, Dallas, TX

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Mark Bowling
“Mark set up and offered challenging climbs. Knowledgeable in the area and with rock climbing. I’m inspired to climb more in Moab.”
– Brett and Carolyn, Chicopee, MA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Dustin Eells
“Dustin did a great job of making sure that everyone was comfortable and confident in the descents. Very personable and knowledgeable. I would recommend this trip to all my friends.”
– Matt Child, Bountiful, UT

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Chris Hills and Sam Boyce
“Wonderful view, nice hike and great belayed down clim
bing. The guides were awesome, patient, informative, and helped me learn about Moab. I loved it!”
– Diego Gonzalez, NYC, NY

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Heather Gallagher
“Heather was right on time and patient with us, to the extent of helping us retrieve our kids after we put them on the wrong van. Her climbing and rappelling instruction was also outstanding! She challenged us but kept us safe!”
– Kevin Bang, Pepper Pike, OH

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Dustin Eells
“It was an amazing first experience and definitely encouraged me and made me more fearless towards trying new things and challenging myself!”
– Jade Cany, San Diego, CAN

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Heather Gallagher
“Heather was absolutely phenomenal! She was incredibly knowledgable and patient! We could not have had a better guide! We had a truly wonderful trip and we will definitely be back to tackle the trails again next year! Thank you Heather for making our experience so memorable!”
– The Dzwierzynski Family, Elm Grove, WI

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Dustin Eells
“Fantastic!! Dustin was great! Did a really great job of encouraging us and getting us to push our boundaries. We can’t wait to come back next year! Thank you!”
– The Dzwierzynski Family, Elm Grove, WI

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Dustin Eells
“Dustin gave us good tips. I would have been afraid at times had he not given us a useful heads up about what to expect.”
– Angela Bickford, Maryville, MO
“The trip was fun, our guide was awesome, and our family had a fantastic time!”
– Nicole Bickford, Kansas City, MO

Little Sinbad Canyon – Guided by Chris Hills
“Far more than expected, brand new to canyoneering and this was a great introduction along with some points that pushed the comfort zone. However, Chris was very proficient and made us feel like it was an ordinary walk in the park!”
– Austin, Tim, and Sappi, Salt Lake City, UT and Berkeley, CA

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Chris Hills
“Chris made my nervous son feel comfortable and confident and our carefree daughter wants to become a climber. This outing is perfect for any age, from 7 to 47 years. It provides an intimate experience with the natural surroundings of Moab!! Loved it!!”
– Sandra Widland, Sharon, MA

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Dustin Eells
“Dustin was awesome! We were always laughing and had a great time.”
– Andrew Michalets, Houston, TX
“The whole experience was great. Learned a lot of insider knowledge about the area and loved the two descents, and when we came out at the bottom! Very fun guide and group to canyoneer with!”
– Katy Hoch, Houston, TX

TripAdvisor Reviews

Recent comments we’ve received from clients after their trip

June, 2016

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Hills and Jared Trader
“This trip was so much fun! I enjoyed this opportunity! This is a chance I think that I would want to recommend to friends and family. The guides (Chris and Jared) were so nice and would stop and explain cool things, then answer questions. I felt safe and had so much fun!”
– Jersey Miller, age 10, Minneapolis, MN
“Absolutely incredible afternoon, beautiful hikes, breathtaking rappels!”
– Elina Kanevskaia and Adam DeVos, Boston, MA

Family Rockaneering – Guided by Heidi Stanke and Sam Boyce
“The trip was wonderful, everyone was able to go at their own pace and get the help they needed, whether it was the 8 year old or the 38 year old.”
– Malachi O’Rourke, age 17, Palmer, AK

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Murray
“This was an experience of a lifetime that our whole family could enjoy. From ages ten years old to 48 years old. It was challenging, yet very safe.”
– Martin Family, Tuscon, AZ

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Sam Boyce
“Our guide was great and adapted to what we wanted – which was more instruction.”
– Dan Michalow and Anni Stenisko, New York, NY

Hypatia Canyon – Guided by Riley Jordan
“Riley was exceptional; even life saving, literally. He was very patient with me as I tried to pass out. Excellent trip. Would recommend!”
– Michael Champlin, Edmond, OK

½ Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Riley Jordan
“Awesome adventure for beginners and up. We recommend for all levels of experience and ages.”
– The Hadens, Karnack, TX

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Dustin Eells
“I thought it was all around great. Loved the snacks and extra waters.”
– Logan Duncan, age 17, Ogden, UT

½ Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Sam Boyce
“Great experience for our Midwestern family of four! (Children ages 10 and 11.)”
– Benson Family, Worthington, OH

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Riley Jordan
“Easily the best guided trip I have ever done! Fun, safe, encouraged, and challenged! I never imagined rappelling and Riley made it easy! Beautiful tour and a fun trip!”
– Liz Leitzer, Washington, DC
“Riley was awesome! We loved his knowledge of the area and the whole trip! We would definitely go on another trip with him and give him a 10/10! Thanks for the great adventure!”
– Sarah Perude, Tracy, CA
“Riley made this trip great! We learned a ton, felt safe and had a blast! We will consider another trip next time we are in town. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!”
– Jeff Lyons, Cottonwood Hills, UT

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Chris Murray and Mark Bowling
“The trip was more than what we expected! Our guides were patient and helpful, ensuring we felt comfortable with the minor techniques before moving on to something more intense. Thank you for a trip we’ll never forget!”
– Torres Family, Miami, FL

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Murray and Heidi Stanke
“A fantastic family adventure with fun guides and beautiful scenery!”
– Janelle and Paul Johnson, Great Falls, MT

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Mark Bowling
“We had a wonderful time. Mark was very patient – as it was our first time rappelling! He was a great guide! Thanks!”
– Winistorfer Family, Blacksburg, VA
“A wonderful experience!”
– Anne Ryan, Melbourne, Australia

Chamisa Canyon – Guided by Sam Boyce and Mia Tucholke
“Absolutely incredible and a ton of fun. I’m already planning my next trip back!”
– Aymii Couzelis, Denver, CO

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“Great trip and Heidi was wonderful! Very informative and careful guide. We had a blast! Loved it!”
– Reshma Biniwale, Los Angeles, CAN
“Heidi was the bomb-diggity. I wish I could’ve done a longer trip.”
– Haley Rhyne, Charlotte, NC

May, 2016

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Chris Murray
“Our first rappelling adventure! We had so much fun, we wanted to turn around and do it all again. Chris was awesome and we would definitely ask for him to our guide next time! Thanks Chris!”
– Phil and Sue Donohue, Encinitas, CAN

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“I couldn’t believe the rocks that I climbed today!”
– Janelle Knaggs, Klamath Falls, OR

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Heide Stanke
“Heidi was outstanding. I was super nervous and scared, but she was really confident, safety oriented, and reassuring.”
– Linda Rogers, New York, NY

300 BC – Guided by Chris Murray and Dustin Eells
“Second time with your service (and with Chris as our guide). Having a son with a disability turned into ability due to the actions of Chris and Dustin. I thank you for all you do!”
– Tom Olson, Highlands Ranch, CO

300 BC – Guided by Chris Murray and Dustin Eells
“Fun and challenging rock climbing and canyoneering with safe and good instructions from the guides. Dustin was willing to take the extra effort and time to take awesome pictures for us, and saved our camera that fell down 3 feet.”
– Eveline Pang, Markham, Ontario

Full Moon Tour – Guided by Chris Hills
“Chris was awesome! Third day with him and he is super professional, knowledgable, and fun. Thank you! We had the best time!”
– The Altchek Family, New York, NY

Hypatia Canyon – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“Heidi was an awesome guide on our trip to Hypatiai Canyon. She was knowledgable and fun and made sure everyone had a great and safe adventure. Overall 10/10.”
– Brian and Kelly, Denver, CO

Hypatia Canyon – Guided by Heidi Stanke
“One of my favorite experiences to date. Heidi was amazing! She made the experience fun, and I felt safe the whole time. I would recommend this to friends.”
– Lindsay Jordan, Denver, CO

Ephedra’s Grotto – Guided by Riley Jordan and Jared Trader
“Our guides were friendly, fun, funny, and personable. Riley knew how to keep my youngest (11 years old) daughter’s fear at bay – to assist when necessary and when to instill confidence to let her do it on her own. That was priceless!”
– Rocksann Boardman, Kiowa, CO

Hypatia Canyon – Guided by Dustin Eells
“Dustin was an excellent guide. I would love to do a full day trip next visit. He was extremely patient and gave us the confidence to push and challenge ourselves.”
– Shannon Gibbons, Denver, CO

Half Day Rock Climbing – Guided by Dustin Eells
“This was our first time rock climbing and we really enjoyed our experience. Thanks to Dustin, I will probably take this up again.”
– Harshita Sakhamuri, Princeton, NJ

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