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Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

1. Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

Discover Westwater Canyon while riding 3-4 class rapids on this whitewater rafting tour. Learn about the flora and fauna of the area and discover the beauty of the Colorado River together with your guide. Start your tour from the designated meeting point or with hotel pickup in Moab. Hop aboard a shuttle van that will drive you along the scenic Colorado River to the Westwater Canyon boat launch. Take a moment to prepare while your guides ready the boats and provide a pre-launch safety talk. Then, it's time to get on the water.  Head down through the Colorado River's steep narrow gorge. Take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful canyon. Stop at midday to enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch on a sandy beach before getting back onto the river for a majority of the whitewater. After lunch, the real fun begins. Navigate the thrilling section of Class III/IV rapids with unique names like Funnel Falls, Skull, and Sock It To Me. Then relax on calm waters as you near the end of your experience.

Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour

2. Zion & Bryce Canyon National Parks Self-Driving Bundle Tour

Discover Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks on a self-guided, self-driving tour. Learn about the history of the park and enjoy countless panoramic views of stunning scenary. Begin at the Springdale Visitor Center. As you drive, you’ll hear the history of the park, how it got its unusual name, then stop by a vista from which the impressive Altar of Sacrifice, Sundial, and West Temple are all clearly visible. Start by downloading the Action Tour Guide app that will function as your personal guide, audio tour, and map all in one. After that, drive past the towering Sentinel and hear how a tremendous earthquake totally transformed this mountain. At the next viewpoint, you’ll see the Patriarchs, a trio of mountains so gorgeous that people used to think pictures of them just had to be fake. Continue past sparkling waterfalls with emerald pools at their base. Then you’ll see Angel’s Landing, a precarious, death-defying hike famous both for its staggering views and for the danger involved in getting to them. Up next is Weeping Rock, a cliff face that constantly “weeps” and gives life to a little oasis at its base. Then it’s on to The Narrows, a one-of-a-kind river hike that’s perfect for photo ops. Travel along the Riverwalk and hear about the ancient petroglyphs left behind by the people who once called this area home. When you head next through the Zion-Mount Carmel Tunnel, you’ll get the full story of the conflict between the Mormons and the Paiute tribe. After you pass the totally strange Checkerboard Mesa, you’ll arrive at the East Entrance Ranger Station, where your tour will conclude. Your journey through Bryce Canyon begins at the park’s entrance and continues on to Fairyland Point, a lovely overlook offering your first glimpse at the kind of beauty that’s in store. Next, pause at Sunrise Point and get your first look at the mysterious hoodoos which make this park famous. After that, of course, is Sunset Point, the perfect sister to Sunrise Point. As you continue on toward Inspiration Point, you’ll uncover how this astonishing landscape formed in the first place. Then revisit the story of the first Mormon pioneers who arrived here and declared this place their new home. After that, you’ll visit Swamp Canyon Overlook, which hides some seriously stunning views behind its modest name. Get the facts about the connection Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid have with this park before visiting a natural arch. Then it’s on to a couple of canyons guaranteed to take your breath away with their sweeping views and lush interiors, plus a mythical tale of malevolent water spirits which the Paiute once believed occupied these rivers. The final landmark on the tour is the beautiful Rainbow Point.

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.

From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

4. From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

Join this tour to experience the world-famous 100-mile section of the Colorado River that passes through Canyonlands National Park and through 30 world-class rapids.   Watch for wildlife as you take in the canyon vistas along the easy stretches of the river. Rafting the Colorado River on a RHIB means there is time for swimming, hiking and relaxing in the shade. Canyonlands National Park is an outstanding wilderness setting, offering great opportunities for taking photos.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Downstream we pass the Confluence of the Green River and Colorado River, and enter the much-anticipated whitewater section. The special whitewater RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) will provide you with a fun and stable ride. These small and competent crafts navigate the thrilling whitewater of the North Seas, Hell-to-Pay, and Big Drop rapids. After hitting the rapids, a 30-mile run across Lake Powell brings you to the end of our trip. You will leave the water at Hite Marina. Return to Moab by ground transportation included in the price.

Moab: Full Day Canyoneering Experience

5. Moab: Full Day Canyoneering Experience

Spend an exciting day traversing into deep slots and unique water sculpted canyons, rappelling and climbing along the way, and exploring miles of canyon country. The Irish Canyons are the center of canyoneering in the North Wash. With short approaches, a wide range of difficulty levels, and unsurpassed beauty, it's understandable why these are the most popular canyons in the area. Your guide will get in touch a few days before your tour to determine the best options for your group. Then they will build an itinerary and plan your day of adventure. On the morning of your tour, you'll meet the group in town or get picked up from your local hotel and then driven to the canyons. The tour guides will take great care to ensure your safety as you and your group explore the canyons. To the northwest of Lake Powell lies a sea of rolling sandstone bluffs laced with some of the tightest slots in the canyoneering world. Despite the remoteness of North Wash, the canyons here are some of the most accessible anywhere with numerous world-class objectives a short distance from the highway. North Wash is the perfect destination for beginner and advanced canyoneers alike with canyons such as Leprechaun and Blarney: second to none in beauty but mellow enough for the kids to enjoy. There are also much more advanced canyons in the area for more experienced adventurers. These easy-to-access canyons are many canyoneer's introduction to the area. Composed of three separate canyon systems: Leprechaun, Blarney, and Shillelagh, the Irish Canyons offer something for everyone whether beginner or experienced. Because of the quick access, the Irish Canyons also make it possible to do multiple objectives in a day.

From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

6. 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: Half-Day Zig Zag Canyon Canyoneering Experience

7. From Moab: Half-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.

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

8. 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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based on 3 reviews

The app runs automatically once you start it. I didn't realize it at first (thought I had to keep clicking the icon). Once I realized that it was really nice. The map adds the perfect addition to the audio directions and the information in the narration was very informative. Am considering the Yellowstone version for next year!

All went well! Picked up at my hotel. Rafting guide very experienced and prepared us all for what to expect with each rapid. Lunch well managed on the river.

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

The software is well made and the information is helpful. Really recommended for the price.

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