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Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

1. Springdale: Half-Day Canyoneering Experience

After checking in at your meeting location, listen to a safety briefing from your expert instructor and guide, get geared up, and prepare for your unforgettable canyoneering experience. Take a half-day canyoneering trip and enjoy a multi-sport activity where your group works together to hike, climb, squeeze, rappel across a variety of natural obstacles. Enjoy an adventure customizable to any skill level in an amazing natural setting.

From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

2. From Moab: Rock of Ages Moderate Rappelling Obstacle Course

Start your day with pickup from your hotel in Moab. Ride your 4x4 on a 5-mile trail through the rugged terrain of Pritchett Canyon. Get your adrenaline pumping, as you climb your way through the canyon.  See Chimney Arch and then continue on to Pool Arch with a 90-foot-high opening. Enter the slot canyon, where you may need to navigate through some potholes, before reaching the 50-foot rappel at the end of the section. After the 50-foot rappel, get ready for another 100-foot rappel, which will lead you to a beautiful grotto. Finally, head back on your 4x4 to Moab after a thrilling desert adventure.

From Moab: Half-Day Canyoneering Adventure in Entrajo Canyon

3. 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.

Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

4. Orderville: Via Ferrata Climb and Rappeling Tour

Enjoy an exhilarating Via Ferrata climb in Orderville, Utah. Feel the thrill of climbing a sheer rock face and make your way back down the mountainside through a series of heart-wrenching rappels. Check in with your guide around half a mile from the starting point before making your way to the base of your Via Ferrata route fixed to a private red-and-white-faced cliff. Join your experienced guide as they lead you along 2 pitches of a custom-designed Via Ferrata. Enjoy unparalleled views of Orderville valley and of Zion National Park's east side as you ascend. Feeling invigorated by your climb, get ready for the next leg of your outdoor adventure, 2 rappels, including a 220-foot rappel into a white rock, mini slot canyon. Between rappels, go canyoneering, making your way through spectacular mini canyons and the majestic Southern Utah landscape.

From Springdale: Half-Day Rock Climbing Experience

5. From Springdale: Half-Day Rock Climbing Experience

Rock climbing is the ultimate in adventure and personal challenge. It’s an opportunity to learn techniques that improve your concentration, balance, and confidence. And it’s a lot of fun. Your instructor will teach basic beginner techniques or hone skills with returning climbers. Pick from a variety of available routes based on your experience and interest. Southern Utah and Zion are a climber’s beloved paradise with well-developed routes both inside and outside the park. Due to National Park restrictions, all rock climbing trips are located outside of Zion National Park. Don’t worry, you'll be taken to some pretty amazing spots.

Salt Lake City: Wasatch Range Guided Ice Climbing

6. Salt Lake City: Wasatch Range Guided Ice Climbing

Discover some of the most famous ice climbing routes in the West on this full or half-day adventure from Salt Lake City. Learn how to climb and explore the area with your professional guide. Experience routes within the Cottonwoods or Provo Canyon. Climbing will be customized according to the experience level of your group. Select the half-day tour which is perfect for first-timers or those who have only a little previous experience - giving you a sampler of single-pitch ice climbing. The adventure will take place in either Little Cottonwood or Provo Canyon. The exact location depends on weather conditions and your groups skill level. Alternatively, choose the full-day tour which allows time to do different climbs, work on technique, and practice on areas of interest to you and your group. Climb in Little Cottonwood Canyon or Provo Canyon based on weather conditions and your group's skill level. Start the tour by meeting your guide at a location convenient to your lodging. We will then transfer to the climbing venue. Guides will outfit each participant with boots, crampons, and ice tools. Guides will go over the proper use and safety considerations of the equipment as necessary. Addtional instruction on using the equipment and climbing is also provided to ensure that the day is fun and successful. Climbing is adjusted in accordance with your group's climbing ability and progression. The trip concluded with a return back to the original meet-up point.

From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

7. From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

Explore the spectacular and awe-inspiring red rock canyons of southern Utah in an adventurous way. Climb and hike up canyons to experience one of the most beautiful wilderness landscapes in America at Robber's Roost. Get a warm welcome from your guide and get an overview of the area. Receive safety information and an introduction to the basics of rappelling and canyoneering. Enjoy hands-on guidance enabling any experience level to embark on a challenging outdoor adventure. Enter the canyon and witness how challenging teamwork and a variety of canyoneering techniques enable you to explore some of the canyon's most beautiful hidden worlds. For many, the first experience in canyon country is transformational. Feel the experience in your heart and soul, drawing on your inner strength to soar above the challenges ahead of you.

From Moab: Full-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

8. 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.

Orderville: Via Ferrata Guided Climbing and Rappelling Tour

9. Orderville: Via Ferrata Guided Climbing and Rappelling Tour

Discover an absolutely jaw-dropping introduction to Via Ferrata climbing and rappelling with this tour from Orderville. Make your way over the highest vertical Via Ferrata ascent of over 200 feet. Take in stunning views throughout your trip.  Meet your guide at the activity provider's office in Orderville and pick your high-quality climbing equipment. Follow your guide in your car to the start of your Via Ferrata route. Make your way along a fixed-anchor route on a mountain face with steel cables, ladders, and other anchors. Rappel down along a breathtaking red and white rock cliff face. Go up rock walls that would have been practically impossible to climb without the support of the steel attachments. Even unskilled climbers can use this approach to gain access to incredible views from high above. Return to the meeting point at the end of your tour.

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Utah

Great way to experience the canyons in the Zion National Forest area. Our guide AJ was knowledgeable and made us feel very safe the whole time scampering around and repelling with my 8-yo son. We had an early 6-am start to avoid the heat. Great recommendation. Thank you.

So much fun! It was our first time trying canyoneering. Our guide AJ was amazing, he was super friendly and helpful! The views were incredible and the repelling was awesome. We would definitely do it again.

My friend and I had a fantastic time with our guide, AJ! I’d highly recommend him and this fun trip!

Knowledgeable, patient guide. Made every level of climber comfortable and excited to try.

We had a wonderful experience. Knowledgeable guide and fun!