Take your adventure to the next level

Trade in the National Park crowds for unrivaled solitude

Explore the hidden gems of canyoneering

Get ready for an adventure of a lifetime! This trip offers enthusiastic adventurers a choice of canyoneering routes that are more advanced and/or located in remote areas such as San Rafael Swell and Robbers Roost. Spend the day scrambling, rappelling, down-climbing and wading to overcome these natural obstacle courses.

$289 per person | 10 to 12 hours | Snacks included

Trip Details

Price

$289 per person*
10% discount for groups of 8 or more
*Minimum day rate of $578 for solo travelers if not joining another group


Departure time

7 AM


Meeting point

Hanksville, Utah.
Meeting location will be provided in your pre-trip information packet.


Availability

March through November

Contact us for availability from December through February.


Duration

Extended Full day (10-12 hours)


Group size

2-10 people

If you have more than 8 people in your group, contact us about doing a private tour.


Experience level

No previous experience required
This trip is suitable for beginners of all ages who are looking to enjoy an active, adventurous, and educational outdoor experience. Adult participants should be able to carry a pack weighing 10-20 pounds.


Difficulty rating

3-5

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

  • Experienced and professional guides
  • Canyoneering equipment
  • Canyoneering and rappelling instruction
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • State park entrance fees
  • Safety equipment, including a team first-aid kit and satellite messenger
  • A commitment to make the tour as exciting, challenging, and informative as you’d like

Not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Transportation to trailhead
  • 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

Choose your own experience with guidance from experienced professionals

Experience beautiful, seldom-visited canyons

Elevate your adventure by choosing a more advanced route

Learn about the area’s unique history and geology from your knowledgeable guides

Enjoy a tasty lunch and refreshments in the depths of a slot canyon


Elevate Your Adventure

Our extended full-day canyoneering adventures offer access to intermediate or advanced canyons. Explore the Alcatraz, Quandary, Boss Hog, Cassidy Arch, Middle Fork of Leprechaun, or locations that are more remote such as Mindbender, Not Mindbender, North Fork Robbers Roost, and Larry Canyon.

Intermediate and advanced level canyons require previous technical canyoneering experience and a high level of physical fitness and endurance.

Remote canyons are beginner-friendly, but require long (8+ hour), physical days plus two to three hours round-trip driving time. Guests should be prepared for rugged, off-trail travel, and long strenuous days. These canyons are also well-suited for those interested in multi-day adventures. We set up a central, canyoneering basecamp and head out each day on a new exciting adventure.

Itinerary

Our adventure begins with a warm welcome from your guide who will discuss a shortlist of recommended route options for the day. With some of the best technical slot canyon options on the planet, picking only one is often the first challenge of the day. We’ll discuss your group’s preferences, canyoneering background and fitness levels before deciding on a route. Rest assured, all of our route options are amazing and take place at some of the wildest, most remote and serene landscapes in the Lower 48.

Once our route is chosen, we’ll do a final check of gear and provisions and caravan by vehicle to the trailhead. Your guide will provide a short safety discussion and practice session before setting out on the day’s adventure.

Other Important Information

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

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

No this particular adventure is designed for all levels from beginner to advanced.

Wear clothes you can move in and don’t mind if they get “worn-in” by the canyons. Make sure to bring enough layers in case of cool temperatures. For your feet, comfortable medium-weight hiking shoes or boots work best. You definitely need closed-toed shoes (no Chacos!) that you’ve worn before and broken in well.

Entrance fees and snacks are included in the price.

We are happy to include healthy, nutritious and delicious snacks on all of our outings. We typically bring a nut mix and dried fruit along with us. We welcome you to bring some snacks of your own if you’ve got something specific you’d like.

Please note: we are happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan, kosher, and gluten-free diets—just get in touch with us, and we’ll chat about your needs!

There is usually little to no signal where we tour. It’s the perfect time to unplug and truly enjoy nature! If you need to stay connected for a specific reason, please get in touch with us, and we’ll work together to get it sorted.

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

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