Discover beautiful water-carved canyons on this 4-hour Moab adventure. These amazing routes are inaccessible without technical skills, and your guide will back up every rappel on a separate safety system to accommodate any traveler with a sense of adventure.
A short hike across petrified sand dunes will get us to the first of our two rappels (90 feet/27 meters), a stunning drop into a classic, water-carved, sandstone chamber and the very heart of the Colorado Plateau. From here, we exit this amazing room through a small slot, with a short section of scrambling and a short walk to our second spectacular free-hanging rappel (120 feet/36 meters). This rappel affords us an up-close and personal look at the 243-foot-long Morning Glory Arch, which is only feet away from our rappel station.
A downhill hike out to the Colorado River along a cool, spring-fed stream gives our canyoneering guides an opportunity to discuss wildlife, plants, geology, local history and more.
• Red River Adventures, 1140 South Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532-3063
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