The Moab desert hides lots of canyons carved deep into the sandstone. Something about these beautiful, narrow earthen corridors has enticed and challenged wilderness adventurers since the late 1800s.
With Moab Cliffs & Canyons, you too can explore these narrow twisting canyons and discover their secrets. Our canyoneering guided tours will take you to some narrow passages, weaving through giant dome-like rock features and riparian environments that create unexpected oases in the desert.
These fascinating outdoor adventures will have you hiking, down-climbing, rappelling, scrambling over rock passages and occasionally wading or swimming through water-filled potholes.
Canyoneering Adventures near Moab
As Moab’s oldest climbing and canyoneering guide service, we focus on helping our clients navigate the vast, extraordinary Utah desert landscape. Our Moab canyon trips are always scenic, memorable and deeply satisfying. They are perfect for groups, individuals or families looking for a fun and exciting way to spend a few hours or days.
We run ½ Day, ¾ Day, Full Day or Multi-Day guided trips through some of the most incredible water-curved landscapes on the planet. No canyoneering experience is necessary for most trips. Our professional guides will take care to plot routes that suit your fitness and ability levels while packing maximum punch for the amount of time you have. We will provide food, water and transportation from our office to the route and back again as well as all of the technical gear you’ll need for canyoneering, so you can relax and enjoy your trip.
During the trips, our knowledgeable guides will fill you in on the rich history and geology of the area as well as educate you on canyon safety, courtesy and ethics to make you a responsible canyoneer.
Guided Canyoneering Trip Options
These trips take place in different canyons depending on the type of trip, season and weather conditions.
- Half-day Canyoneering Trips – suitable for beginners and those looking for short trips, our ½ day guided tours last for approximately 4-5 hours in the morning or afternoon so you can make it back in time for meals. You can choose between exploring Ephedra’s Grotto and going for a bit of wading in the Chamisa Canyon.
- ¾ Day Canyoneering Trips – these run for 6-7 hours and require stamina plus a bit of rope work. Expect to combine hiking, rappels, scrambling and short wades as you select a trip to either Hypatia or Little Sinbad Canyons.
- Full Day Canyoneering Trips – these are ideal for those who don’t mind physical exertion and being outdoors for the better part of the day. The trip’s duration is roughly 8-10 hours filled with stemming, scrambling, hiking and multiple rappels as you navigate canyons in Cedar Mesa or the Hanksville/ North Wash areas.
- Multi-Day Canyoneering Trips – designed for those with a thirst for canyon exploration, our multi-day trips last 2-3 days and combine excursions to the Hanksville/ North Wash and Cedar Mesa areas.
For more information about guided canyoneering tours near Moab, contact Moab Cliffs & Canyons today.