Private tour

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

Activity provider: Desert Highlights

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

Activity provider: Desert Highlights

From US$ 350 per person

Explore the more remote, narrow, and deep canyons of Southern Utah on this private canyoneering adventure. Choose a canyon of your choice based on your experience then rappel, chimney, and more down the canyon with a professional guide.

About this activity

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Duration 7 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Hanksville
Private group


  • Wander through narrow red-rock canyons that have been carved by water over thousands of years
  • Learn canyoneering techniques necessary to safely descend slot canyons
  • Chimney, stem, down-climb, and rappel through narrow passages with the help of your professional and experienced guide
  • Explore canyons that are rarely visited and off the beaten path
Full description
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.
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to and from the canyon
  • All necessary canyoneering gear
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Please meet at the local partner's office located in Moab at 16 South 100 East. From Main Street, turn East on Center St. and then take a right at 100 East. You'll see the shop on your right.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Food
  • Snacks
  • Hiking shoes
  • Water
  • Packed lunch

Not allowed

  • Open-toed shoes

Know before you go

  • This tour is appropriate for beginners with a sense of adventure
  • This tour is private, so it will just be your group plus your guide
  • There are a lot of down-climbs and chimneys which will have you sliding your butt, hips, knees, back, and arms against the sandstone walls so you'll definitely want to wear durable inexpensive clothing that you don't mind scuffing up
  • The driving time from Moab to the trailhead is 2.5 hours, one-way
  • If you will be traveling from Capitol Reef National Park, consider starting this adventure in Hanksville, which is only 30 minutes from the trailhead
  • Kneepads and gloves are provided to help protect your delicate angled parts. T-shirts and shorts are fine, especially when coupled with the pads provided, but some people prefer long sleeves and pants for added protection from the abrasive walls
  • The best footwear is a pair of low-cut, lightweight style hiking shoes. However, any footwear will work, except open-toed sandals

Product ID: 252867