Moab, Utah, is widely regarded to be one of the best rock climbing and canyoneering destinations in the world. However, many people who come to Moab have never experienced scrambling up a rock face or rappelling off a wall into a canyon below.
That’s why one outfitter in the red rock playground of Moab is hosting new canyoneering and rock climbing adventures for 2019 that will be planned, staffed and orchestrated solely by its own team of professionals who are focused on creating a satisfying experience for adventurers at any level.
“Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) takes our customer experience very seriously,” said Cort Wright, General Manager of Moab Adventure Center. “We’ve targeted excellent locations and created some wonderful programs that will allow our guides and instructors to provide experiences to appeal to both young and old regardless of skill level.”
Both programs, offered April through November, are scheduled in the mornings and afternoons for approximately five hours duration.
The per-person rate for The Ultimate Moab Canyoneering Adventure is $104 ($89 for ages 10-12). Guests learn how to rappel 90’ into a secluded grotto and then drop 120’ off a natural bridge to a natural spring. The experience is finished off with a 3.5-mile hike along a stream through a hidden canyon on the way back out to the Colorado River. Included are all required gear and safety equipment, guided instruction, snacks and water and transfers to and from the canyoneering site. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-canyoneering
The per person rate for Moab Rock Climbing Introduction is $104 ($89 ages 5-12). Participants at all skill levels learn through guided instruction how to improve face and crack climbing techniques, how to use and care for equipment, the techniques of knot and rope work and of basic belaying and descending. This can help transition climbers from a climbing gym to real rock or even offer the ideal first experience for someone who has never tried rock climbing. A variety of routes and a relaxed atmosphere allow guests to progress at their own pace. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-rock-climbing
All guides are trained and certified by the Association for Canyoneering Education (ACE). They have passed every advanced canyoneering and rescue course ACE has and have customized their knowledge to fit the needs of Moab Adventure Center guests and participants.
“While we want this to be an adventure for our guests, we believe in adequately preparing them before their first rappel or climb so that they feel confident in their skills,” emphasized Wright. “We want all of our guests not only to say they did it, but that they enjoyed it and were able to develop a new set of skills they didn’t have before.”
About the Moab Adventure Center
Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed rather than Disney-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are popular. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of damage to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into areas where they shouldn’t be. Guides help people understand where they can move through back country with the least impact possible.
Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.