So you wanna get adventurous. Go mountain biking on the famous slickrock of Moab. Raft whitewater down the Colorado River whooping and hollering. Hike to a remote spot tucked deep in Canyonlands National Park and gaze upon ancient rock art. Ride a horse through the red desert rocks like you're John Wayne. Dangle from ropes somewhere near Arches National Park as you gracefully rappel into a deep, gorgeous slot canyon. Problem is, you don't actually know how to do any of that stuff. Solution? Hire a guide! Wilderness guides are fun-loving and well-trained people who love the outdoors and really enjoy taking people (dudes, if you will) out with them into their natural playground. Teaching, leading, and doing their best to keep you safe while you're having fun is their raison d'etre. These excellent companies all offer trips near Moab. Some trips and companies cater to families; some to couples. Some offer women-only excursions, some require a degree of experience on your end, and some are open to total novices who walk through their doors. Sift through these great outfitters, find the one that matches your interests and will take you where you want to go, and then sign up for the adventure of a lifetime.
*photo courtesy of UltraRob*
Day 1 - Canyonlands National Park
It's time to get wet! These companies want to take you out on the river. Rafts, kayaks, canoes, jet boats. Whatever floats your, ah, boat, they've got it. Anything from a three-hour cruise to multi-day trips, these companies have you covered. Come on in, the water's great.
PO Box 1150
Canyonlands National Park, UT 84078
Day 3 - Moab, Angels Camp
Rock climbing! Canyoneering! Horseback riding! Cool multi-adventure tours! These companies put together a smorgasbord of adventures and serve up a complementary menu of activities. Discover the call of the wild and follow your guide to a day – or week – of exploring the national parks and Moab totally off road.
1861 U.S. 191
Moab, UT 84532
1140 S . Main St.
Moab, UT 84532
225 South Main Street
PO Box 67
Angels Camp, CA 95222