Outdoor enthusiasts will learn canyoneering skills including rappelling, rope-assisted down climbs and chimneying through slot canyons on this half- or full-day adventure from Moab. Travel into the red rock terrain of southern Utah by 4WD, then practice navigating narrow canyon walls as you learn the basics from a professional guide. Spend the morning or afternoon on an easier route, or select a moderately difficult full-day tour (including lunch) at Robbers Roost — a 2-hour drive away. Suitable for physically fit adventurers; all equipment provided.
Half-day or full-day canyoneering trip, from Moab
Explore gorgeous canyons and learn technical canyoneering skills from a professional guide
Review canyoneering basics on a half-day trip near Moab
Experience a moderately difficult full day of canyoneering in the remote red rock desert of Robbers Roost
Rappel into canyons and squeeze through tight rock walls
Includes all technical gear and transport to the canyon with lunch on a full-day trip
All required equipment: harness, helmets and ropes
Buffet style lunch (full-day only)
Transport by 4x4 vehicle
Licensed experienced guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
Departure & Return
321 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA
Meet us at the NAVTEC Expedition office 15 minutes prior to your departure. We are located at 321 N. Main St. Moab, Utah.
This activity will end right where it started.
What To Expect
Southern Utah is a popular place to experience canyoneering, and Moab serves as the perfect base with plenty of stunning sites to experience the sport. Canyoneering newcomers are welcome, but expect a full physical and mental workout. Be prepared to make your way through the canyons by hiking, rappelling, scrambling over rock and splashing through water-filled pools.
Your guide shows you how to employ teamwork and technical canyoneering skills when rappelling, doing rope-assisted down climbs, chimneying through slot canyons and negotiating water-filled potholes.
While no experience is needed to join a half-day introduction for adventurous beginners, participants must be physically fit. The full-day tour to Robbers Roost offers active people a more challenging experience that is rated as moderately difficult. See Itinerary below for more details.
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
What to bring: Hiking shoes, day pack, hair tie (for long hair), sun screen, lip balm, reusable water bottle, sunglasses with securing strap and your camera (carried at your own risk)
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Operated by NAVTEC Expeditions
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Even beginners can do it!
Jennifer_M, May 2022
First time canyoneering and it was a blast! Mike our guide really made the trip! He knew the canyons well and talked us through getting down the canyon. He knew where we needed to place our feet to be successful. It made it so much easier and made it fun! He was the best guide!!!
OUR FAVORITE ADVENTIRE
Greta_P, May 2022
Great hike up - rappelling was our favorite part of our trip. Our Guide Mike was amazing! Highly recommend!
A must do!
Inga_B, May 2022
Wonderful, a must do, experience! We were family of 3 and first timers. Some of us with fear of heights. Mike, our guide, encouraged us to push our limits in the safest way possible. So much fun!
Beautiful scenery, new experiences
Christy_B, Apr 2022
This was a dream come true for our family. Katy was the best guide we could ask for, making us feel safe and confident the whole way through. I never knew how much I was missing out on with regular hikes. There's no going back now!
Dave and Mike Rock!!!!!!
Brandon_P, Apr 2022
It was a very cool experience. I’ve never repelled before, and usually heights would scare me. But the guided Mike and David instilled such a rapport with me, that I truly trusted I was safe. I was able to actually have fun and not be overwhelmed on fear. The scenery is like no other, and their knowledge about the area was at expert level. Very very good time. Total must do.
Kari_S, Mar 2022
Our family had a great time. Our guide was absolutely wonderful. Would recommend this adventure to everyone wanting to experience Canyoneering
Cindy_S, Aug 2021
This was an AMAZING excursion! You need to be moderately fit and not afraid of heights. Mike is a fantastic, knowledgeable, and kind leader! Our family of 3 was lucky enough to be alone with him which was truly enjoyable. I have travelled a lot and have participated in many adventurous excursions. This one was quite breathtaking and unique. We all highly recommend this - and ask for Mike!!!
Kristy_C, Jun 2021
What a fantastic experience! Mike was a wonderful guide and even gave us who were afraid of heights confidence to do some awesome rappelling! We also learned some cool facts along the way! Highly recommend!
Jason_K, May 2021
Chris was a great guide. He was patient with some of our group who was anxious at first but most importantly he was very safety conscious. Definitely recommend this trip.
Ali_M, Apr 2021
This was such a fun trip. Mike was awesome. I was nervous about this since I have never repelled but felt very safe going out with him. He was obviously very knowledgeable about the land, the equipment, and the routes. I learned a lot about repelling and also about the desert. Really nice guy with great knowledge of the sport. Would love to do longer trip.
Canyoneering in Moab
Audrey_O, Mar 2020
Outstanding! Our guide was an expert in canyoneering and knew his stuff which made it fun! We saw fossil dinosaur bones, and took some of the most amazing pictures. We’d highly recommend Navitec and ask for Mike!
Friendly and professional staff...
Jeffrey_E, Mar 2018
Friendly and professional staff along with incredible scenery and exciting descents made for an amazing afternoon in the desert.
Highly recommend this excursion and tour company.
great trip, very considerate driver...
P_S, Sep 2016
great trip, very considerate driver. what a great trip and experience you do not want to miss
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One of the most incredible...
Scott D, Mar 2015
One of the most incredible adventures ever. Tory and Brian were exceptional guides. My wife and I enjoyed this more than any tour we have ever booked. Definitely go with this tour company....they are a class operation. Thank you so much for an experience we will never forget!