3-day adventure tour

Explore three unique slot canyons

Professional and experienced guides

Explore deep into the mysterious world of slot canyons with our Best of Canyoneering Adventure Tour. We will spend our days rappelling, scrambling and hiking through three of our favorite slot canyons – each offering a unique canyoneering experience. Watch your skills and confidence grow as you overcome each obstacle that the canyons present. The Best of Canyoneering Adventure Tour explores the wilderness and solitude of southern Utah’s canyon country from the comfort of upscale accommodations.

From $1,299 per person | 3 Days | Meals included

Trip Details

Price

Double occupancy: $1,299 per person

Single occupancy: $1,499 per person


Location

Hanksville, Utah


Availability

May 29-31, 2021

October 15-17, 2021

Custom dates available for groups of 4 or more people


Duration

3 Days


Group size

4-8 people


Experience level

Suitable for beginners


Difficulty rating

2-3

Level 1
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy hiking on well maintained trails
    • Canyoneering: Easy hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 2 miles
  • Surfaces: Easy terrain
  • Elevation Change: Little to none. Short sections of uphill travel.
Level 2
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Easy to moderate hiking
    • Canyoneering: Easy to moderate hiking and scrambling using hands and feet for balance and support. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
  • Distances: Hike up to 3 miles
  • Surfaces: Flat or rolling terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 600 ft/day
Level 3
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Moderate, off-trail hiking on rugged trails
    • Canyoneering: Moderate, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs
  • Distances: Hike up to 6 miles
  • Surfaces: Rolling or mountainous terrain with some steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 1200 ft/day
Level 4
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
    • Canyoneering: Difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope is required for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs.
  • Distances: Hike up to 10 miles
  • Surfaces: Rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 3000 ft/day
Level 5
  • Activity:
    • Hiking: Very difficult, off-trail hiking on rugged, technical terrain
    • Canyoneering: Very difficult, sustained, climbing and scrambling using hands and feet. A rope may be used for handlines, belays, rappels and lowering packs. May require advanced canyoneering techniques including guided rappels, multi-pitch rappels, complex ropework difficult pothole escapes, and advanced problem-solving and anchor building.
  • Distances: Hike up to 14 miles
  • Surfaces: Extremely rugged, exposed terrain with steep ascents/descents and uneven trails
  • Elevation Change: Up to 4000 ft/day

Solitude rating

4-5

  1. Expect to be around other hikers and travelers most of the time.
  2. Expect to have some solitude, as much as an hour at a time without seeing other groups.
  3. Expect several hours of solitude at a time.
  4. Expect to see no more than one or two groups on your trip.
  5. Expect to see no other hikers or travelers on your trip.

Included

Accommodation and meals

  • Two nights of accommodations in luxury cabins at Duke’s Slickrock in Hanksville, UT
  • Delicious meals beginning with lunch on the first day through lunch on the last day
  • Local, experienced guides

Activities

  • Three guided full-day technical canyoneering adventures at the Dirty Devil/Robbers Roost Wilderness and surrounding area
  • All technical canyoneering gear

Other

  • Transportation during tour
  • Local experienced guides

Not included

  • Transportation to Hanksville, UT
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal items
  • Alcoholic beverages
  • Gratuity for your guide

What to bring

  • Layered clothing
  • Comfortable, sturdy footwear
  • Sun protection
  • Small backpack
  • Water bottles or bladder
  • Headlamp or flashlight

A full packing list will be sent upon booking.

What Lies Ahead of You

Experience three distinctive and exciting slot canyon adventures

A sense of accomplishment with each canyon completed

Enjoy comfortable accomodations for peaceful overnight stays

Discover incredible star-gazing at night

Itinerary

Day 1

The day starts with a brief practice session to cover canyoneering techniques and build confidence for the upcoming canyoneering adventures. Our canyon of the day is well off the beaten path and in fact, is protected for solitude. While our total hiking distance for the day is a mere two miles, the obstacles that the canyon presents will ensure a full, adventurous day. This classic, well-rounded canyon offers 3-4 rappels up to 90 feet, sustained easy to moderate scrambling throughout the canyon, and several challenging sections of beautiful, tight narrows. If you enjoy a good obstacle course, and spectacular landscapes you will love this canyon!

 

Day 2

We will explore far off the grid today into Robber’s Roost country – one of the most spectacular and remote wilderness areas in the United States. The region gets its name from several bands of outlaws, most notably Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, who used these remote, challenging canyons as a hideout. Our canyoneering route is well known for its challenging sections of beautiful, tight narrows and offers four rappels as we make our way through the canyon.

 

Day 3

Today’s canyon has been described as magical, enchanting, and wonder filled. Perhaps this is because it possesses one of the most spectacular rappels in southern Utah – through a natural sandstone arch. The entire route traverses through the Navajo Sandstone unit which lends itself to beautifully sculpted canyons. Today’s route requires far less scrambling and hiking than the previous two days, offering a less physically demanding day. This canyon’s adventure will be found with four unique rappels, including a free rappel (no feet touching the rock), and navigating a semi-keeper pothole obstacle. After our last rappel, we will admire two petroglyph panels, of Barrier and Fremont origins before we part ways after three days of epic adventures.

 

 

*Itinerary is subject to change at the guide’s discretion to ensure safety of the group and to comply with local regulations.

Other Important Information

Your Accommodation

Located in the heart of Southern Utah’s canyon country, Duke’s Slickrock’s luxury cabins are well-appointed while retaining the area’s rustic charm. Room amenities include western themed décor as well as refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Reservations and Cancellation Policy
  • A reservation requires a deposit of $500.
  • The deposit is non-refundable if the participant cancels their booking.
  • The remainder of the payment is due 60 days before adventure tour start date.
  • Cancellations made 30 to 60 days before adventure tour start date will be refunded 50% minus the deposit.
  • Cancellations made 0 to 30 days before adventure tour start date will be refunded 25% minus the deposit.
  • We highly recommend that participants purchase travel insurance.

 


 

We offer multiple tours in the Utah wilderness. See where we guide!

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like to join the adventure tour and share a room, we will match you with a roommate.

Dietary needs or restrictions (including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free diets) can be accommodated, provided that you let us know at least six weeks in advance.

We recommend the Salt Lake City International Airport, located a 3.75-hour drive north of Hanksville. Another option is the Grand Junction Airport, located a 2.25-hour drive from Hanksville which is closer than Salt Lake City but has more limited flight schedules.

No. This particular adventure is designed for beginners. We’ll teach you the ropes at the beginning, and then let you put into practice all your new skills.

Wear clothes you can move in, that breathe well and offer sun protection. Layers are also key! For your feet, comfortable medium-weight hiking shoes or boots work best. You definitely need closed-toed shoes that you’ve worn before and broken in well. See our packing list on our FAQ page for more information.

Entrance fees and all meals (including snacks) are included in the price. Remember to check out our packing list on our FAQ page so you don’t forget anything important!

Have more questions? Head to our FAQ page to read more!

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