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From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

1. 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.

From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

2. From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Calm Water Cruise

Combine two must-do activities in one full-day tour. Start your with pickup in Moab, then enjoy an adventurous 4x4 drive through the Island in the Sky district of Canyonlands National Park. Explore backcountry sites that many tourists miss. Travel a portion of the White Rim Trail, and make your way up switchbacks of the famous Shaffer Trail.  There will be numerous stops with excellent photo opportunities, including views of the remote Musselman Arch, and sweeping vistas from the top of the mesa. Towards the end of your 4x4 tour, drive down to the river banks, where you'll enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Spend a relaxing afternoon on the calm waters of the Colorado River in a beautiful area called Meander Canyon. Enjoy views of the national park from the river, explore a natural stone alcove called the Grotto, and visit a petrified forest where entire trees are exposed. Cruise back up stream to the vehicles, and drive back to Moab where your tour ends.

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

3. 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

4. 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 Moab

WOW!!!! What an incredible adventure filled of beautiful views, some physical challenge, and just a great way to spend a half of day while in Moab. Kai, our guide, was just phenomenal. She was extremely knowledgeable, calm and patient. We had a few people in our group not comfortable with heights, or water, and she calmly guide us through the whole process, and didn't let our fears or lack of experience get on the way of the fun. Hands down one of the best tours we had taken!

Josh was on-time, informative and very helpful to everyone in our party. We felt like we were in extremely capable hands while we traversed across some beautiful countryside. The tour made for a long day, but everyone enjoyed themselves, even our six year old. The kids especially enjoyed an opportunity to take a swim on a warm day.

Melissa was great and we had an amazing time! Such a memorable experience. We felt safe and she helped us all screw up our courage for a 90 foot rappel for first timers. We’ll definitely do it again if we’re back in Moab.

We had a great time. The guide was very patient with all of us and very knowledgeable. We will definitely we doing this again.

Great guide and beautiful scenery. we had an amazing day!