Moab Adventure Center

One Stop for Adventure

Website: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com

Established in 2004, the Moab Adventure Center (MAC) serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs and packages including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jetboat tours, horseback riding, stand up paddleboard tours, scenic flightseeing and hot air balloon rides. In addition to both scheduled small group and private custom adventures, the Moab Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals.

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Why Moab?

Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah, is unlike any other place in the world. Its postcard-perfect desert is adorned with giant sandstone formations, canyon mazes, rock spires, hoodoos and fins plus thousands of natural arches. The Colorado River flows past its northern border and several national and state parks are accessible from Moab.  Between the red rock wonders of Arches National Park, the incredible sandstone landscapes of Canyonlands National Park, and the cool forests of the La Sal Mountains, Moab offers endless opportunity for sight-seeing and exploration.

The town, with a resident population of just 5,000 swells to two to three times that in the popular spring to fall recreation season. Through the experts at MAC visitors can find great accommodation choices with dozens of hotels in Moab, condos, campgrounds and RV parks throughout Moab’s southwestern-style Main Street area.

Area Attractions

  • Arches National Park

Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations. In some areas, faulting has exposed millions of years of geologic history. The extraordinary features of the park, including balanced rocks, fins and pinnacles, are highlighted by a striking environment of contrasting colors, landforms and textures.

  • Canyonlands National Park

Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries. the park sits in a vast basin bordered by sheer cliffs of Wingate Sandstone.

  • Dead Horse Point State Park

Located about 25 miles from Moab, Dead Horse Point is a popular destination for a day-trip. The central feature of the park is the spectacular vista that opens up as you stand on the edge of a 2,000 cliff overlooking Canyonlands National Park.

  • Manti-La Sal National Forest and Mountains

Along the eastern Utah border near Moab, the La Sal Mountains rise 12,721 feet above sea level. This part of the Forest provides climatic relief to the desert of the Colorado River Plateau. Narrow forest roads lead travelers to the high mountain passes, and into narrow canyons like Dark Canyon where the crystalline rock structure of the peaks is exposed for all to see or into Mill Creek where Oowah Lake sparkles as a small jewel amid spruce trees.

What to Do in Moab

Bordering town, the mighty Colorado skirts Arches National Park and cuts through the heart of Canyonlands National Park. Nearby, the historic and beautiful Green River carves its serpentine path through canyons deeper than the Grand Canyon. Trips range from mild-to-wild one-day and half-day excursions to multi-day rafting vacations. The Moab Adventure Center has information, continuous big-screen videos and special pricing. Advance reservations are suggested. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting

Moab’s celebrated “canyonlands” is a postcard-perfect desert adorned with immense sandstone formations. Here, amazing red-rock terrain has eroded into canyon mazes, arches, spires and buttes. A 4x4 vehicle is perhaps the best way for people of all ages to experience the rugged beauty of this vast back country, and the vehicle which offers the most safety, comfort and exceptional climbing ability is unquestionably the Hummer®. Two and four-hour Hummer® Safaris, as well as sunset excursions, can be reserved at the Moab Adventure Center.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/4x4

Stand-Up Paddleboarding is fast becoming one of the most popular recreational sports in the country. Now you can experience the Colorado River like never before. Paddle, relax and enjoy the ride on one of the most scenic rivers around. Transportation, board rental, instruction, guide, snacks and water are included. Approximate time on the river is 2 to 2.5 hours (time may vary based on water levels). Morning and Sunset Departures!  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/moab-stand-up-paddle-board-tours/

Moab’s must-do hike is the maze-like Fiery Furnace in Arches National Park. The hike twists and turns among contorted orange-tan fins, towers, spires and arches. Moab Adventure Center guides/naturalists lead two-hour hikes in this trackless area, pointing out hidden attractions such as Surprise and Twin Arches. Although the walk/hike is moderately strenuous in places, it can be enjoyed by anyone in reasonably good physical condition. A brief tour of the Park is provided along with the hike. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/hiking.php

Moab's legendary landscape inspires those of the vertical persuasion to climb and conquer, or drop a rope and descend into the hidden waterways that slice into the desert floor. You don't need any experience with climbing or canyoneering to enjoy these adventures with us. We provide all the equipment and instruction you need to enjoy a step out of the horizontal world. Find yourself literally attached to this iconic red rock landscape!  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/

Many cyclists first heard about Moab when word spread about the Moab Slickrock Trail which loops through an expanse of rippled, undulating sandstone resembling a frozen, orange ocean. Although the Slickrock may be the nation’s most famous fat-tire route, there are dozens of other rock-and-mountain roads and trails. Rides range from a few hours to three or four days. Even novice riders can sign up for relatively level, easy terrain. The Moab Adventure Center has several guided trips and information. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking

The sheer magnificence of the several state and national parks and monuments surrounding Moab can best be appreciated from the airborne perspective of an eagle. In just an hour or two of flight-seeing, you can experience all of Canyonlands National Park, including the sculptured, red-rock canyons of the Colorado and Green rivers. Comfortable and reliable Cessna aircraft provide window seating for each passenger. A detailed flight map and stereo headsets facilitate interpretation.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/flights

For those that have done it, they say it is like nothing else. The ride is smooth and tranquil in a balloon as you fly with the wind, rather than through it like fixed wing planes. With no fixed route or determined flight path, each balloon ride is a true adventure. Add to these sensations the thrill of an undulating desert floor rising and falling below you in dramatic sheer cliffs, spires, and gaping canyon country as far as the early morning light extends.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hot-air-balloon-rides-moab-utah/

Venture into the Wild West with gentle cowboy-trained quarter horses. Guided by a professional wrangler, you'll explore the trails made famous by John Wayne himself. New tack and equipment will make your ride as comfortable as can be. So saddle-up and take a trek into the horizon of Moab. One of the best horseback rides can be found through Castle Creek Canyon with views of towering cliffs and famous Castle Rock.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/horseback

Visitors who “like to have it their way” can now call the shots on what they see and do in the area. The center’s custom tour program now puts all of this region’s ways and means of touring at the disposal of guests who prefer private travel over pre-set itineraries and group travel. Plans can be made in advance of arrival or on the spot. See: http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/private-tours/

Nothing creates bonds and deepens friendships like outdoor family vacations. Discovering nature combined with exciting adventure will provide both fun and learning for the whole family. Those of us at the Moab Adventure Center who are parents and grandparents understand the importance of creating memorable active vacations for children and adults who want to share the most unforgettable, fun-filled adventure possible. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/family.php

Lined with Native American Art Galleries, unique adventure shops, outdoor clothing stores, souvenir and specialty shops, and one-of-a-kind home decorating and furniture outlets, Main Street in Moab, Utah provides some excellent shopping opportunities all within walking distance of the Moab Adventure Center. If you're getting ready for a trip to Moab, or just returning, you can get great deals on outdoor gear and Moab souvenirs online. If you're in town, make sure to drop by and see us at 225 South Main Street. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/shopping.php

With its unparalleled colors and varied terrain and landscapes, Moab Utah draws professional and amateur photographers from around the world. If you plan on taking photos in the Moab area, see our photography tips. If you would like to purchase fine art prints from professional photographers, you can do so online.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/areainfo/photogallery.php

Getting to Moab

Getting to Moab is easy. Daily flights are available directly into the Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY). Car rental service is available at the Moab Airport through Enterprise Rent a Car. You can rent a jeep and have it waiting for you at the airport when you arrive. Shuttle service is also available from the airport if you do not wish to have a car. If you don't choose to fly directly to Moab, you can fly into Salt Lake City, Denver, Grand Junction or Las Vegas and drive to Moab. However you choose to get to Moab, there are plenty of services to make your trip easy and affordable.

Office Location and Reservations

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

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Contact Information

Brandon Lake, Vice President
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Moab Adventure Center Launches New Rock Climbing and Canyoneering Adventures with Dedicated Staff

MOAB, UT, March 14, 2019 – Moab, Utah, is widely regarded to be one of the best rock climbing and canyoneering destinations in the world. However, many people who come to Moab have never experienced scrambling up a rock face or rappelling off a wall into a canyon below.

That’s why one outfitter in the red rock playground of Moab is hosting new canyoneering and rock climbing adventures for 2019 that will be planned, staffed and orchestrated solely by its own team of professionals who are focused on creating a satisfying experience for adventurers at any level.

“Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) takes our customer experience very seriously,” said Cort Wright, General Manager of Moab Adventure Center. “We’ve targeted excellent locations and created some wonderful programs that will allow our guides and instructors to provide experiences to appeal to both young and old regardless of skill level.”

Both programs, offered April through November, are scheduled in the mornings and afternoons for approximately five hours duration.

The per-person rate for The Ultimate Moab Canyoneering Adventure is $104 ($89 for ages 10-12). Guests learn how to rappel 90’ into a secluded grotto and then drop 120’ off a natural bridge to a natural spring. The experience is finished off with a 3.5-mile hike along a stream through a hidden canyon on the way back out to the Colorado River. Included are all required gear and safety equipment, guided instruction, snacks and water and transfers to and from the canyoneering site. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-canyoneering

The per person rate for Moab Rock Climbing Introduction is $104 ($89 ages 5-12). Participants at all skill levels learn through guided instruction how to improve face and crack climbing techniques, how to use and care for equipment, the techniques of knot and rope work and of basic belaying and descending. This can help transition climbers from a climbing gym to real rock or even offer the ideal first experience for someone who has never tried rock climbing. A variety of routes and a relaxed atmosphere allow guests to progress at their own pace. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-rock-climbing

All guides are trained and certified by the Association for Canyoneering Education (ACE). They have passed every advanced canyoneering and rescue course ACE has and have customized their knowledge to fit the needs of Moab Adventure Center guests and participants.

“While we want this to be an adventure for our guests, we believe in adequately preparing them before their first rappel or climb so that they feel confident in their skills,” emphasized Wright. “We want all of our guests not only to say they did it, but that they enjoyed it and were able to develop a new set of skills they didn't have before.”

Moab Adventure Center, the go-to specialists in everything to do in Moab, bundles assorted activities and lodging to maximize enjoyment of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park.

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed rather than Disney-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are popular. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of damage to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into areas where they shouldn’t be. Guides help people understand where they can move through back country with the least impact possible.

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Vacations Made Easy - Two Perfect Ways to Experience the Best, In Just Four Days

MOAB, UT, Feb. 6, 2019 – Two popular multi-day adventure vacation packages invite active travelers to explore the wonders in and around the red rock playground of Moab, Utah, during the 2019 season. But visitors take note: due to the growing demand for quick escapes, space will go fast!

Moab Adventure Center (www.moabadventurecenter.com), the go-to specialists for all the outdoor pursuits Moab is famous for, has seen bookings increase every year for its four-day Southwest Sampler and their 4-day Westwater Canyon Multi-Sport vacation packages.

“We’ve experienced unsurpassed growth over the past several years on our multi-day tours that include activities and lodging,” reports Brandon Lake, company CMO. “For 2019, we took action and have doubled our guest capacity on the ever popular Moab, Utah vacation package, the Southwest Sampler.”

There’s good availability now for the spring and summer on all Moab Adventure Center’s offerings, but Lake suggests booking soon for the coming season.

“These popular programs fit perfectly into the type of escape visitors are now into,” explains Lake. “They are short (just four days and three nights), the activities are thrilling but easy enough for most everyone to enjoy, as multisport programs the action never stops (think Hummer Safari, an Arches National Park Tour, and whitewater rafting), one package offers a mix of camping and hotel lodging, and with both, there’s ample time to fill out the week by further exploring Moab and the surrounding region pre- or post-trip.”

Bundling the activities rather than reserving a la carte also saves money.

Keeping pace with increased sales and demand, new for 2019 is a partnership between the Moab Adventure Center and the newly opened SpringHill Suites by Marriott for lodging. Offering twice as many guest rooms as the previous property utilized, it has enabled the tour operator to double guest capacity on its Southwest Sampler package. Widely considered to be the best family hotel in Moab, it offers multiple pools, hot tubs, and a kid’s canyon, complete with a splash pad and waterfalls.

Moab Adventure Center’s Southwest Sampler captures the best of the Southwest over four days and three nights from May through August. Guests lodge the first two nights at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott that enjoys the closest proximity to Arches National Park of any lodging in town. From here, guests enjoy an off-road Hummer Safari through a fantasyland of slickrock. Then comes a two-day, 19.6-mile river rafting adventure through Class I and II rapids, with one night of pampered beach camping on the banks of the Colorado River. The per person rate is $690 for ages 16 and up and $595 for ages 5-15. Thanks to the amenities and easy river passage this is a program that can suit the needs of young families with children as young as age 5. See: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/southwest-sampler

Westwater Canyon Multi-Sport engages Moab’s breathtaking backcountry via a red rock Hummer Safari and rafting the Class III-V rapids of the Colorado River while coursing through Westwater Canyon. This is a four-day getaway available from June through September. The package includes three luxury nights of lodging at Red Cliffs Lodge situated on the banks of the Colorado River. National Geographic dubbed the 26-mile rafting adventure through Westwater Canyon “The West’s Best Short Whitewater Trip." There’s an optional horseback ride in Castle Valley where movies and commercials are frequently shot. The package for ages 16 and up is $705; for youth 12-15 $675. Included are three breakfasts, accommodation, one dinner, one on-river lunch, activities and transfers to and from the raft put-in. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/westwater-canyon-package

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed rather than theme-park-style adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are also very popular pursuits. Many of these activities are conducted with guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of damage to the land that can happen when uneducated visitors venture into sensitive areas. Guides help people understand where they can move through backcountry with the least impact possible.

The Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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Visitors to Utah’s Red-Rock Wonderland Get More Bang for Buck – and Quality Time by Investing in Services of Moab Guides

MOAB, UT, Dec. 3, 2018 –The high-desert, red-rock playground that is Moab, Utah, is a vast wilderness with many a secret to reveal to the curious. But this territory can also prompt frustrations when it comes to such logistics as where to go, park and sleep. Even venturing onto the trails can be tricky for greenhorns. A landscape that may appear as familiar as a Hollywood set is anything but.

Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is the go-to resource when it comes to questions about how to get the most out of a visit here. And the resident experts present will often suggest securing the services of a seasoned guide as the best way to maximize time and opportunities spent enjoying the Moab region.

Here’s why.

Avoid parking hassles. The trailhead parking lots at Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park and at many other forest service and state park trailheads are often full by 10 a.m. A guide offers and utilizes drop-off/pick-up shuttle services to avoid the disappointment of being turned away due to a full lot.

Pack in more adventure. A guided experience eliminates back-tracking by always moving forward. More complex hikes may have different start and end points that require vehicle shuttles. Moab Adventure Center staff can arrange transfers and guide assistance for such hikes. One example is a six-mile trek from the Moab Rim to Hidden Valley that overlooks the Colorado River and town of Moab. The path drops to a canyon where the magic of prehistory is revealed in rock carvings known as petroglyphs. Different start and end points are solved with assistance of a guide or pre-arranged shuttle.

Fly instead of drive. Visitors can save time and hassle by flying to Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) in Moab from Salt Lake City or Denver (daily air service) where Moab Adventure Center will arrange transfers to in-town accommodations and to all activity sites. Guests don’t need a car as they can walk to shops, restaurants and to the Moab Adventure Center, all centrally located.

Secure sometimes-scarce lodging in Moab. Especially for peak spring and summer weekends, visitors should secure advance lodging reservations in Moab. Moab Adventure Center helps by holding blocks of rooms (Moab lodging options) for clients who book a trip with them a minimum of 30 days out.

Embellish adventuresA guide is a wellspring of information and loves to share interesting factoids and lore that embellish adventures, be it a hike among the red rocks or a full or half-day rafting trip on the Colorado River. A guide can also pick up on client interests and suggest other activities and what to do in Moab, Utah. The free Pocket Guide Moab: Last Minute Itineraries for the Undecided Traveler is also a good resource to the area.

Collect insider tipsWho has the best Happy Hour? Who has free Wi-Fi service in town? What’s the best way to view a red rock sunset? Again, guides dispense insights and suggestions at no extra cost. An Arches Sunset Tour, for example, includes a 50+ mile, four-hour guided, interpretive tour in a comfortable sightseeing vehicle that stops at five sites where easy hikes await.

Safety factors weigh in. A guide is aware of which trails may be closed and of pending weather extremes such as icy conditions or flash floods. A guide also brings along extra water, first aid supplies and a cell/sat phone. Moab Adventure Center guides are trained in how to administer advanced wilderness first aid.

Arrange meet-ups with new friends. Part of the fun of travel and adventure is sharing experiences with people who soon shift from strangers to friends. A professionally trained guide helps break the ice and set the tone for a mutually good time.

About Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of full-reality, nature-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are also popular pursuits. Many of these activities are conducted with veteran guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of negative impact to the land that can happen when well-meaning but uneducated visitors venture into areas of environmental sensitivity. Guides help people understand where and how they can move through the back country with the least impact possible.

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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When the Crowds Thin Down and Temperatures Cool, Moab, Utah Offers Variety of Off-Season Hiking Options

MOAB, UT, Oct. 8, 2018 – As warm-weather crowds dissipate come autumn, the silence deepens in the high desert, red-rock playground of Moab, UT.

With October to December’s average highs of 70 to 50 degrees (F), hikers change their focus from the high country to embrace the warm canyons, mesas and creek beds of the colorful country surrounding Moab. This includes the trails and vistas of nearby Arches National Park.

Utah’s Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/), the go-to place to make arrangements for maximizing a visit here, suggests hikes ranging from half-mile roundtrip jaunts for beginners and those with limited time to longer adventures that probe into the depths of this geological wonderland.

“One of the hottest areas of growth for us is our low-key Arches Sunset Tour,” said Cort Wright, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center. Requests for this tour are up 182 percent from 2017 to 2018.

For $85 per person (includes snacks, water, park entrance fee, guide services and transportation) guests enjoy a 50+ mile, four-hour guided, interpretive tour in a comfortable sightseeing vehicle that stops at five sites where easy hikes await. This tour offers views of famous Balanced Rock, Courthouse Towers, La Sal Mountains, Petrified Dunes, and Panorama Point. Guests enjoy short guided walks to the North and South Window Arches, Turret Arch, as well as the legendary Delicate Arch Overlook. The views only get better as the setting sun paints the surrounding sandstone monoliths and La Sal Mountains spectacular shades of orange and red. See: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours-sunset

A tour for more dedicated hikers is conducted early mornings, year-round as guests explore this ancientplateau concealing more than 2,000 natural arches, representing the highest concentration of such wonders on the planet. This four-hour tour for $85 per person leads to easy hikes into many of the most popular (as well as a few more obscure) natural wonders. See: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours-morning

Other hikes to be enjoyed on-own or with a hired guide include Sand Dune Arch that Moab Adventure Center staff dub “a fun, funky hike,” weaving through red rock landscapes to reveal natural sand dunes actually under an arch. Another hike, Double Arch, leads to the curiosity of two arches stacked on top of each other. 

Longer hikes might include a mile roundtrip to Upheaval Dome that exposes layers of rock that were twisted and thrust upward by what some geologists theorize was a meteorite impact nearly 60 million years ago. The four-mile-roundtrip Morning Glory Arch hike is into and through a canyon, wandering over slickrock with the company of a little stream and elusive riparian life.

More complex hikes may have different start and end points that require vehicle shuttles. Moab Adventure Center staff can arrange transfers and guide assistance for such hikes as a more extreme trek of around six miles from Moab Rim to Hidden Valley that looks over the Colorado River and the town of Moab. The path drops to a canyon called Hidden Valley where the magic of prehistory is revealed in rock carvings known as petroglyphs. There is a steep downhill on shale requiring good hiking boots.

More on the favorite hikes of the Moab Adventure Center staff are explored in an informative blog: https://www.westernriver.com/blog/favorite-moab-hikes/

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of full-reality, nature-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering and horseback riding are also popular pursuits. Many of these activities are conducted with veteran guides, an arrangement that helps preclude the kind of negative impact to the land that can happen when well-meaning but uneducated visitors venture into areas of environmental sensitivity. Guides help people understand where and how they can move through the back country with the least impact possible.

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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Overnight Sensations - Moab Adventure Center Offers Options For Visitors Short on Vacation Time

MOAB, UT, July 2, 2018 – Short on vacation time this summer? Utah’s Moab Adventure Center suggests that a two-day break in a brand-new setting and doing something outside your comfort zone can feel like a week away.

“Moab is a great stopping point for that cross-country road trip or brief weekend getaway,” notes Moab Adventure Center Manager Cort Wright. “With so many half-, full-day and overnight adventures to choose from, no one is ever disappointed!”

Wright recommends these two water-themed, short-break options in the iconic red rock playground of Moab, encircled by two national parks and the Colorado River.

Option one is Colorado River/Moab 2-Day Adventure with one night of catered camping under the stars and rafting that begins where red rock cliffs cast towering reflections on the river.  The per person double rate of $295 includes all meals (including a barbeque lunch at a riverside lodge), camping equipment, transfers, and a choice of three different kinds of boats in which to experience the fun of rafting nearly 20 miles. Guests have the option of letting the guides stay in charge rowing an oar raft, or they can be part of the paddling crew on paddle rafts. Two-person inflatable kayaks are also provided so guests can take turns paddling on their own. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/colorado-river-adventure

Option two, Cataract Canyon Rapid Express: Moab to Lake Powell, is a 2-day Colorado River/Moab raft and camp (one night) through 46-mile Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River as it cuts through the heart of Canyonlands National Park.  Just 30 minutes west of Moab, guests board customized, high-speed rafts that depart for a two-day, 100-mile Colorado River voyage. Experienced professional guides share folklore and facts about ancient Native American civilizations and early settlers while dropping into a series of nearly 30 whitewater rapids that make Cataract Canyon legendary. The journey ends on the scenic and still waters of Lake Powell before shuttling back to Moab. The per person double rate of $760 includes hiking, camping equipment, meals, rafting and transfers. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/cataract-canyon-express.

A third option is for visitors who have secured their own lodging in the area and are looking for iconic adventure. A Moab Signature Vacation Package (with deluxe upgrade option) offers two days of activities with on-own lodging that include on Day One, an Arches National Park Tour in the morning and in the afternoon a Slickrock Hummer Safari. On Day Two comes a morning Colorado River rafting adventure. The per person rate is $215. With a $35 per person upgrade the Hummer Safari turns deluxe and includes drinks and appetizers at sunset and therafting adventure moves from half-day to full-day and includes a barbecue lunch. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/package-hummer-raft-hike.

For more information and to check availability and make reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact.

To speed things up so people can slow themselves down, Moab’s Canyonlands Field Airport (CNY) now has scheduled convenient daily air service from Denver, CO.

The Moab Adventure Center website suggests other activities and what to do in Moab, Utah. The Center recommends, due to its popularity over spring and summer weekends, to have lodging reservations in hand before coming to the region. Check out the website for Moab lodging options. The free Pocket Guide Moab: Last Minute Itineraries for the Undecided Traveler is also a good resource to the area.

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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As the Perfect Introduction to Canyon Country Moab Adventure Center Suggests Four-Day Land and River Sampler

MOAB, UT, May 29, 2018 – Among this summer’s most comprehensive, short-break vacations is a four-day frolic on land and water in the red rock playground that is Moab, Utah.

Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) wanted to create the perfect short escape for the first-time visitor. An active introduction to the region that encompasses Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and the Colorado River that carves a system of canyons between them. The result is the Southwest Sampler which features adventures both on land and on water.

Labeled the “Best of the Southwest” guests are treated to three nights lodging (one night under canvass), an interpretive tour of Arches National Park, an iconic backcountry 4x4 adventure via custom Hummer and an overnight rafting journey down the Colorado River.

The per person, double, rate is $685 for ages 16 and up and $590 for ages 5-15 (minimum age 5). The price includes two nights at the Southwest-themed Gonzo Inn with private balcony, pool and hot tub, all close to downtown Moab; daily breakfasts; one night deluxe camping on the Colorado River under the stars in Castle Valley (named for castle-like rock formations); all meals on the overnight rafting/camping adventure; a four-hour guided hiking and sightseeing tour through Arches National Park followed by a bistro lunch, a sunset Hummer Safari, and a two-day raft trip on the Colorado with all camping and rafting gear and guided support needed.

“Families can be so over-scheduled today that carving out time together can be a challenge.  Our Southwest Sampler fits into what people are looking for: short breaks, a variety of outdoor adventure – but not too strenuous – and pampering,” said Cort Wright, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center.

2018 season sales have been brisk, making this package one of the hottest ticket items for this summer noted Wright. “As of late-May our Southwest Sampler sales were up 40 percent over last year.”

Guests must be prepared, he added, to drop their jaws over and over again on this adventure that introduces them to Arches National Park, a one-of-a-kind, all-natural stunner where over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and towering red rock formations blanket the landscape. Later, guests are strapped into a rugged 4x4 on the Hummer Safari as the off-road vehicle scales one of Moab’s famous red rocks fins on the way to an area known as Hell’s Revenge. A guide explains the geology of slickrock country with guests enjoying hors d’oeuvres and libations as the desert sun paints the evening sky.

The grand finale is a two-day Colorado River rafting adventure that begins on serene waters flanked by crimson cliffs. A barbeque precedes the privilege of falling asleep in a tent to the sounds of the river under a blanket of innumerable stars. The next morning the aroma of coffee and sizzling bacon clutch the anticipation mounting for the moderate whitewater ahead.

“The remoteness of the location, rugged terrain and services of a truly caring staff are a major part of the appeal of this trip,” added Wright.

Because the Colorado River is not controlled by an upstream dam, water levels vary throughout the season. Higher, faster water occurs in the spring (May, June) and begins to slow in July and August. Rapids are classified using the traditional Class I-V rating scale, which factors in not only water levels, but navigational difficulty. Typically, this beautiful river section has Class I-II whitewater.

Guests have the option of letting the guides stay in charge rowing an oar boat, or they can be part of the paddling crew on paddle boats. Inflatable kayaks (duckies) are also provided so guests can take turns paddling on their own.

For complete details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/southwest-sampler.

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations go online to https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/, or call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Center Transforms Website; Announces Huge Bump in Visitor Traffic, Bookings

MOAB, UT, March 20, 2018 – Moab Adventure Center, the region’s one-stop center for outdoor recreation, has made it easier than ever for people to have fun in a vacation mecca renowned for adventurous pursuits encircling Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands national parks.

Late last year (December 2017) the Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) launched a new website that added 200+ new pages with eye-popping videos, graphics and images, carefully optimized for both home computer viewing and mobile-phone and tablet-integration.

By early March 2018, the company reports a huge bump in visitor traffic and engagement – up to 18 times more than in previous months – and a five-fold increase in reservation conversions directly attributed to the site’s new and clean look and design, plus its easy-to-navigate structure and intuitive placement of information.

Various sources used to view the website all experienced significant booking increases: 1.5 times more on desktop, 14 times more on tablet and 18 times more on mobile.

The new site incorporates eye-pleasing colors and fonts; logical, intuitive placement of links and interior pages; strategic use of quick-downloading videos; robust use of supporting information including local attractions, area drives, lodging, restaurants, vacation planning resources, travel suggestions, free vacation guides and more.

“Most of our guests use iPhones, iPads, laptops and Droids to research where to go and what to do when planning their vacation in Moab. Today a website needs to be user friendly on all of these devices – as well as on a desktop,” said Chad Allen of Resmark Interactive.

Resmark Interactive (https://www.resmarkinteractive.com/), a leading web design firm that focuses on “the customer experience” was commissioned for Moab Adventure Center’s website transformation.

A guiding premise of how Resmark Interactive satisfies its clients explains why the new Moab Adventure Center site is being so successful, said Allen. “The premise is that a customer’s experience often begins with the initial website visit. That first experience must evoke emotion. It must give understanding as to why you do what you do. The path to action must be clear, fast and easy. We help achieve this in a way that gets results.”

Clients who have recently engaged Resmark Interactive for their website projects include Big Creek Expeditions, Western River Expeditions, Mad River Rafting, Raftmasters, Hawaii Adventure Center, Channel Island Outfitters Maison de Skiand Great Alaska Adventures.

“Fresh off a record breaking 2017 season, Moab Adventure Center is braced for another wildly successful year in 2018, supercharged by our new-look website,” predicts Jamie Pearce, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Center Predicts Record Numbers This Fall On River Rafting, Mountain Biking and Four-Wheel Adventuring

MOAB, UT, Sept. 6, 2017 –Moab’s leading purveyor of outdoor adventure is coming off its best summer ever in terms of bookings and looks for this trend to continue over the upcoming fall color season.

The Moab Adventure Center reports a 35% increase in mountain biking trips sold this year in step with a nearly 50% increase in half-day Hummer Safaris and a 15% uptick in overnight river rafting adventures on the Colorado River.

“And this was over the summer months when tourism to Moab runs high along with the daytime thermometer,” reports Brandon Lake, company CMO.  “We can’t wait for the fall, the turning colors and more moderate temperatures as we expect this trend will continue.”

Colorado River rafting, redrock mountain bike escapes and four-wheel safaris continue through the end October when the quiet season finally descends.

However, any quiet here is short-lived, reports Moab Adventure Center.

“Moab is the adventure world that never sleeps,” says Jamie Pearce, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center, the region’s one-stop-shop for activities, gear and advice for exploring the slick rock surroundings bounded by Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

One of the most exciting times of year here is Autumn when the yellow cottonwoods along the Colorado River and the golden aspens of the La Sal Mountains play with the reds and oranges of this multi-colored terrain. A perfect fall getaway is enhanced with cooler days and increased elbow room in the national parks.

Through late October visitors can enjoy scenic rafting on Colorado River’s warmer water and playful but not difficult rapids. Available are half-day (morning or afternoon from $62 per person), full-day (from $94 per person including barbeque lunch) and overnight (from $273 per person) guided and outfitted excursions. For details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/.

With temperatures in the mid-70s to mid-80s, visitors turn to mountain biking packages for varied ability levels that lead into backcountry vistas and terrain. The per person rate is from $99. For details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/.

Hummer® 4x4 Adventures (thru October), from $80 per person, yield spectacular off-road views of the towering La Sal Mountains on the Utah-Colorado border. For details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/hummer/.

The Moab Area Travel Council reports that a heightened demand for accommodations comes with cooler weather in September and October and in the first two weeks of November. Also popular are Presidents Day Weekend in February and some March, April and May weekends. The region’s 3,438 bed count is expected to grow in 2018 by 500 additional hotel rooms and over 60 overnight vacation rentals. A goal is to grow the transient room tax by expanding the bed base to support an increasing year-round demand. In addition, each visitor spends on average $130 a day ($52 on meals and $78 on transportation and other, excluding lodging/accommodations/tours).

To speed things up so people can slow themselves down, the region now has scheduled daily air service from Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing and souvenirs.

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Moab Adventure Center Helps People Gain Toe Holds on Rocks – and in Life With Rock Climbing and Canyoneering Vacations

MOAB, UT, Aug. 14, 2017– Knowing how to source and grab a toe hold is a strategy for success in rock climbing – and in life.

Moab Adventure Center sets people up for success in the climbing world with two active vacation plans available from April and into October that are focused on canyoneering and on beginner and intermediate-level rock climbing. Professional instructors introduce or review the fundamentals of climbing based on client experience, then adapt the climbing or canyoneering experience accordingly.

People from around the world come to experience rock climbing and canyoneering in Moab, UT, a region gifted with two national parks, Canyonlands and Arches, where rocks and natural stone monuments combine to create unparalleled learning adventures.

With these sport vacation programs, the Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is responding to a national demand for outdoor climbing programs promulgated by such TV shows as NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” and by the growth of commercial indoor climbing centers (as of August 2016 there are 951 indoor climbing gyms in the US and Canada). According to Climbing Business Journal (June). In 2016,4.6 million people participated in sport climbing, bouldering or indoor climbing. These pursuits are now more popular than gymnastics and track and field, and they are giving CrossFit a run for its money. The International Olympic Committee has announced that it will fold climbing into the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

In support of this fast-growing trend, the Moab Adventure Center offers these two beginner to intermediate half-day climbing opportunities:

Moab Canyoneering - Ephedra's Grotto is a five-hour immersion that begins with a 2.5-mile downhill hike through ancient petrified sand dunes leading to a dry sand and rock wash. Quickly the wash disappears over an edge, plunging into the depths of a hidden chasm. "We go down there?" is the usual question after peering over the edge. “Yes.” A 90-foot rappel is the first obstacle in reaching the entrance to the Grotto. Now, almost totally enclosed in a small stone room, adventurers exit to find their next challenge, a 120-foot rappel into a green canyon below via a natural stone bridge! Detailed rappelling instruction and a back-up safety system allow even the first-time canyoneer the opportunity to experience this adrenalin-charged activity. Insights into geology, plant life and natural history provide depth to this adventure that concludes at a spring-fed stream. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/canyoneering.php.

Moab Rock Climbing is a half-day (four hour) adventure that introduces the mental and physical power of rock climbing to beginners or provides a refresher course to more experienced rock climbers. The program covers the essentials: equipment use and care, knots and rope work, basic belaying and descending, all while improving face and crack climbing techniques. The course utilizes climbing areas that allow climbers to transition from a climbing gym to real rock.  Guests can choose to learn specific skills or be challenged with a vertical workout. A variety of routes and a relaxed atmosphere encourages progress at an individual pace. Children as young as five may participate. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/basic-climbing.php.

Participants in these programs are asked to meetat the Moab Adventure Center 15 minutes prior to departure. Gear and safety equipment and snacks and drinks are provided. The fee for adults 16 and up is $104 and for youth 10-16 $89.

For more details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rock-climbing/

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions (www.westernriver.com) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing and souvenirs.

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A World of Awe and Adventure Surround the Colorado River in Moab, Utah

A World of Awe and Adventure Surround the Colorado River in Moab, Utah 

MOAB, UT, June 22, 2017 -- The vacation mecca of Moab owes much of its allure to the Colorado River that cuts across its northern boundary. Nestled between the red rock wonders of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks and fed by the breathtaking peaks of the La Sal Mountains (Utah’s second highest range), the waters of the Colorado River offer a welcome relief to the rugged and arid desert surrounding Moab.

Says long-time resident Jamie Pearce: “The #1 attraction and must do here in Moab is the Colorado River. It would be a tragedy, I'm not joking, a real tragedy if you came to Moab and didn't experience the stunning beauty of the Colorado River canyons.” Pearce, who manages the Moab Adventure Center, also co-authored Pocket Guide Moab: Last Minute Itineraries for the Undecided Traveler

Here in what’s been dubbed, “The Adventure Capital of the World,” the Colorado River’s corridors create one of the most stunning whitewater rafting destinations in the United States. From May through October, this liquid attraction offers rapids and ripples for all ages, whether on adrenaline-pumping whitewater, or a leisurely jet boat tour across calm waters or something in between – like on a paddleboard, she explains. All the action begins and ends in Moab.

The Moab Adventure Center helps visitors choose the right adventure option for them. For example:

Good for Young Families and Beginners is Moab River Rafting - Colorado River Full Day that combines easiest-to-maneuver Class I and II rapids over 14 river miles for adventurers age 5 and up.  Guests can choose a paddle raft (everyone in the boat gets to dip a paddle) and two-person inflatable kayaks (weather, temperatures and water levels permitting). After running the river all morning, a stop at Red Cliffs Ranch comes with a BBQ lunch, followed by more rafting and swimming. The season for this program extends from mid-March to late October. A full-day rate is $94 adults, $73 youth. Half-day morning and afternoon programs are also available. For details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/full.php

Good for Adventurous Youth 10 and Up and Active Adults is Stand-Up Paddle Boarding Adventure that comes with a personal flotation device, adjustable paddle, a 10- or 12-foot Surftech paddle board, instruction as needed, roundtrip transportation to the river, snacks and beverages.  Pearce says peoplegenerally get the hang of stand-up paddle boarding within just a few minutes over a flatwater, slow-moving section of the river. Once everyone is comfortable, guests push off, paddling past towering sandstone cliffs, catching the occasional glimpse of a great blue heron, a bighorn sheep, or a climber scaling the rock walls along the river’s edge. For those who prefer just to float along, rubber duckies (inflatable kayaks) are provided. These are half-day adventures at $81 for 16 and up and $51 ages 20-13. For details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/moab-stand-up-paddle-board-tours/

Good for Active Beginners, Intermediate to Advanced Rafters is Westwater Canyon Full Day that National Geographic called"The West's Best Short Whitewater Trip." This spirited oar-powered and paddleboat trip comes with Class III and IV rated whitewater and scenery and experiences unique to Westwater Canyon: stunningly beautiful and unique black, gold and red canyon walls, Indian petroglyphs that punctuate the river’s course, and hikes to historic cabins and mysterious caves.  This day-long adventure comes with lunch, snacks and beverages. The rate for ages 12 and up is $185. For details please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/westwater.php

Good for Everyone of All Ages are Colorado River Jetboat Tours that explore spectacular river scenery bordering Canyonlands and Arches National Parks. The newest and best-equipped boats are used to power along the Colorado River where remote canyons of exquisite beauty shine. Fun, thrills and laughter are guaranteed.  An evening river trip that coincides with sunset includes a cowboy-style Dutch oven dinner followed by a tour of the canyons reflecting the colors of the setting sun. For more details please see:

-Jetboat Spin & Splashis a one hour tour at $49 for ages 13 and up, $39 ages 4-12 - http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/jetboat/splash.php

-3 Hour Fun Run at $99 for ages 13 and up, $89 ages 4-12 - http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/jetboat/jetboat.php.

-Sunset -Jetboat Tour at $89 ages 13 and up and $79 ages 4-12 -http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/jetboat/sunset.php.

Another trip that appeals to those of all ages is the 2-Day Raft & Camp program which includes two fun-filled river days, a lunch buffet (two), BBQ dinner, breakfast, riverside camping overnight with all camping equipment provided. The rate is $273 ages 16 and up and $201 ages 5-15.  Please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/.

To speed things up so people can slow themselves down, the region now has scheduled daily air service from Denver, CO, and Salt Lake City, UT.

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (www.westernriver.com) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing and souvenirs.

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