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 Provides the Perfect Winter Activities in Utah’s Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

MOAB, UT, Jan. 19, 2022 – Even in the winter, the rocks can feel warm to the touch as they absorb the sunshine that kisses the world-renowned, red rock playground of Moab, Utah. Here, precipitation of rain or snow visits fewer than 60 days a year. Come December, locals and visitors alike button up their overcoats against daytime temperatures that dip into the 40s.

While campsites are closed for the winter season, in and around Moab comfortable lodging remains open as do a variety of dining options. And everyone’s friend and go-to resource, Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/), continues to welcome queries about what’s to see and do in the short off-season between now and early March. Come spring the region once again prepares itself to meet the demands of a world hungry for wholesome, outdoor recreation.

But for those who can’t wait until spring, Moab Adventure Center has the following recommendations for enjoying winter get-aways in this vast expanse of geologic history unique in the world. 

Two, three, and four-hour Hummer Safari tours are available beginning in February. Rates range from $98 to $215 per person depending on the off-road excursion. All safaris are conducted in comfortable 4x4 off-road vehicles. Your driver adds meaning to the spectacular canyon vistas and stops along the way.

Arches National Park tours are conducted year-round by land or air. Land tours are four hours longand air tours range from 30 minutes to one hour. On the land tours guests have an opportunity for short hikes to phenomenal vistas of famous arches.

Air tours reveal the following regions: Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and a new flight that allows visitors to capture spectacular vistas of Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon National Park.

Local experts recommend first visiting the Moab Giants Dinosaur Park & Tracks (interactive) Museum. A Dinosaur Discovery Tour reveals Moab as the original Jurassic park. The surroundingexpanse comprised of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park invites the curious to ponder where those ancient creatures might have ambled and foraged. Note that the Dinosaur Park will reopen for the season on Feb. 18.

Hiking Arches National Park is a year-round, four-hour morning tour for hikers exploring this ancientplateau concealing more than 2,000 natural arches, representing the highest concentration of such wonders on the planet.

Throughout the year guests can rent four-door Jeep Wranglers so they can do their own exploring of the region. The jeeps hold up to five people and can be rented for 10.5 hours.

Moab Adventure Center has been exploring the rivers and canyons surrounding Moab since 1961 as Western River Expeditions, pioneers in the river rafting industry. Western River created the Moab Adventure Center to give this “Adventure Capital of the West” its full due with a focus on day tours and adventures in unparalleled red rock beauty, and to become a convenient one-stop adventurecenter in world famous Moab.

Through the late winter season, Moab Adventure Center recommends tapping into http://udottraffic.utah.gov to see real-time road conditions across Utah.

Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah 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. Moab Adventure Center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure-related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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To Improve Visitor Experience, Utah’s Arches National Park Introduces Timed-Entry Program

An enhancement to the park experience will also pose new challenges to the traveling public 

MOAB, UT, Jan. 11, 2022 – The New Year will introduce new admission protocols to benefit visitors to Arches National Park in Moab, Utah.

Experts predict this change will help relieve overcrowding and deliver an improved park experience for visitors. It will also create new challenges for travelers who now need to plan further ahead to be assured entry on the day and time of their choice.

This world-renowned, red rock playground is one of the most popular National Parks in North America. Visitation grew to new heights in the 2021 season, the busiest year on record. Many people had to wait hours in line before being admitted. Others were turned away altogether and asked to come back the next day.

One option for securing a visit to Arches involves making advance reservations through Recreation.gov. Under a timed entry system, each registered visitor (an individual, couple, group or family is covered under a single booking) will be assigned a one-hour time slot between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time. They will be able to enter the park anytime during that one-hour window.

The new timed-entry program will run from April 3 to Oct. 3, 2022. Reservations will open three months in advance. For example, visitors who hoped to go to the park in April needed to reserve a slot beginning Jan. 3, 2022. There will also be small numbers of last-minute tickets made available every day for the following day, since not everyone is able to plan their visit so far ahead.

Another good strategy is to leave the car behind and arrange to visit the park under the guidance of a professional tour operator. Moab Adventure Center, the go-to hub for all things adventure in the region, has arranged guided tours throughout the season and is not limited by these new restrictions. This will be a benefit for those who aren’t able to plan their park visit so far in advance.

“Overall, we are very excited about the new system, and the changes it will bring. With the new system,the aim is to reduce the lines to get into the park, further enhancing the experiencefor everyone. The timed-entry system shouldkeep the crowds at a manageable level at each point of interest,as well asparking lotsand trailheads, making parking and access much more available and predictable,” said Cort Wright, Moab Adventure Center Manager.

The timed entry program will not apply to tour operators who have concessions contracts such as Moab Adventure Center. The park will continue to accommodate travelers (even that same day) who book a guided tour through Moab Adventure Center. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours and https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park.

“If tourists miss getting a reservation or something unexpected comes up, Moab Adventure Centerwill always be able to get them in as long as we have a scheduled tour operating. We are not required to participate in the reservation process and are not limited by the restrictions placed on the public,” Wright added.

Wright recommended the following tours for first-time and repeat visitors to the region:

  • Arches National Park Sunset Discovery -This is a four-hour guided tour in a van with extra wide and tall windows for premium viewing. The rate of $105per person ($85ages 5-13) includes numerous stops, snacks, water and park entrance fees plus the inclusion of short, scenic hikes enroute. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-natinal-park-tours-sunset

“In addition to not having to worry about advance reservations or having to enter the park at an assigned hour, these guided tours have several other benefits. Our guests love the fact that they can sit back and enjoy the ride, taking in every view out the window vs. having to pay attention to roads and traffic. Guests also appreciate learning about the history and geology of the area from an experienced guide. It’s really a great way to see Arches National Park,” Wright explained.

Moab Adventure Center (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/) an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah 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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Moab Adventure Center Introduces New Scenic Air Tour Capitol Reef and Bryce Canyon National Parks

Moab Adventure Center, the go-to for all things adventurous in the Red Rock playground of Moab, Utah, is excitedto announce a brand newflyover of one of Earth’s most intriguing geological displays of an ancient past.

The 2.5-hour flyover reveals the drama of how Earth played her cards for posterity in three distinct, publicly acclaimed regions: Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, andGrand Staircase Escalante National Monument.  Please see  https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/bryce-canyon-air-tour

Scenic flight pilots, known as “Air Guides,” point out the very best views the landscape can offer:

  • Bryce Canyon, an incredible scenic spectacle. The park is a vast showcase of colorful rock pinnacles and spires, known as “hoodoos,” which rise from a series of natural amphitheaters stretching across the Paunsaugunt Plateau. The view of these hoodoos, which are seemingly every shape and size, is breathtaking for all visitors, no matter if it is their first or 100th time in the park. Many formations bear fanciful names such as “The Poodle,” “Queen Victoria” and the park’s most notable hoodoo, “Thor’s Hammer.”
  • Capitol Reef National Park, a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) 65 million years old that extends almost 100 miles long and six miles wide.
  • The Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, a series of plateaus that descend from Bryce Canyon south toward the Grand Canyon, marked by vertical drops at the Pink Cliffs, Grey Cliffs, White Cliffs, Vermillion Cliffs and Chocolate Cliffs. This area boasts a mixture of colorful sandstone cliffs soaring above narrow slot canyons, picturesque washes and seemingly endless slickrock, prehistoric village sites and abandoned old Western movie sets.

The per-person rates are adult (13+) $349 and youth (3-12) $175. There is no charge for ages 2 and under. Guests are guaranteed a window seat and flight headset during the tour.  The flight that departs year-round from Canyonlands Field Airport in Moab encompasses 337 miles at an average speed of 150 miles per hour.

Moab Adventure Center offers the following additional air tours:

For more information on all air tour adventures please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-air-tours

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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A Surprising Moab Adventure Center 2021 Season Recap

Dear Friends,

Moab Adventure Center has been the go-to hub for fun things in Moab ever since we opened our doors over two decades ago.

We were not quite sure what the 2021 season would hold for us. With the pandemic still affecting much of the travel industry, would Moab be the recreational draw that it has been in the past? The 2020 season was at best a draw. But the pre-pandemic year, 2019, was our best ever.

As the current season is nearing its close, we have been surprised by the extraordinary increase in bookings this year. Year-to-date bookings for 2021 have grown 34 percent over a record 2019!

People want what Moab offers. With Arches and Canyonlands National Parks right on Moab’s doorstep and the Colorado River a stone’s skip away, dawn-to-dusk adventures run the gamut. From horseback riding, to zip lining, to river rafting, Moab Adventure Center now offers nearly 30 different adventures. Unique shopping and dining experiences add to the memories. And accommodations from hotels to oversized glamping tents overlooking Arches National Park give visitors a wide array of overnight options. With so much to do in often limited time, our guests looked to the most professional hands possible to maximize the hours or days they spent here.

Gladly adhering to our pandemic protocols, our visitors literally kept the Moab Adventure Center staff on its toes, with increases, among many others, of 41 percent on our most popular day rafting trip, the Colorado River Full Day Trip. On our most popular overnight family rafting trip, the Green River through Desolation Canyon, business was up 27 percent!

The largest increases for trips other than rafting included zip lining that grew an astonishing161 percent over 2019 and the Arches National Park Sunset Discovery, a beautiful experience in one of our nation’s most astonishing national parks, which grew 83 percent.

Many of our activities can be booked through October and into early November. So, we are still inviting travelers to come and enjoy the cooler temperatures, the golden cottonwoods along the Colorado River and the breathtaking forests surrounding the La Sal Mountains. As for the pandemic…. We love to boast fresh air, wide-open spaces, and our team of tireless pros.

Let me know how we can work together!

  

 

 

Brandon Lake

Vice President and Co-Founder of Moab Adventure Center

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Perfect Pairings: Moab Adventure Center Tours with Moab’s Fall Spectator Events

Moab turns magical come fall. Here are five reasons to venture into Utah’s red rock playground in September and October.

First, families are busy tucking children into school schedules which means fewer visitors in the region. Second, fewer visitors mean easier access to Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. Third, the weather can be sublime, shirtsleeve and hovering between 75F and 85F. Fourth, the spectacle of autumn hues is unbeatable. Think yellow and gold spiked with red rock arches and topped by blue sky. Fifth, Moab cuts lose with the cooler temperatures to stage its annual fall calendar of events

While there may not be one single headliner event, these come close. Following are suggestions for pairing other Moab Adventure Center activities with the activities calendar. 

Oct. 1-3: The Canyonlands PRCA (Pro Rodeo Cowboy Association) is part of the All American Pro Rodeo Series. You can create your own rodeo warm-up on Moab Adventure Center’s Horseback Adventures come with cowboy-trained quarter horses. A professional wrangler leads the way on trails made famous by John Wayne himself.  Rides are three hours in the mornings and 90 minutes in the afternoons. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-horseback-riding

Oct. 1-3: Plan to take in Outerbike.a mountain bike expo, while you’re doing your own thing on Moab Adventure Center’s  Mountain Bike Tours.  Or on Oct. 16-18 enjoy the excitement of Moab Rocks, a mountain bike race. Oct. 28-31 brings Moab Ho-Down, a mountain bike festival. Moab has become the undisputed mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the world. Whether beginner or advanced the Moab Adventure Center offers professionally guided mountain biking tours on all of Moab’s classic rides.     https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-mountain-biking

Oct. 2-3: The Moab Banff Mountain Film Festival featurestwo nights of uplifting sport & cultural films to benefit two local non-profits: the Utah Avalanche Center and Second Chance Wildlife Rehabilitation Center. Moab Adventure Center’s Hot Air Ballooning can get folks up in the air during the day on a breathtaking flight over the astounding red rock landscape of Moab. It’s a great way to experience the sights of Moab in the quiet of the early morning. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/hot-air-balloon-rides-moab-utah

Oct. 21-23: The 23rd Moab 21 Jeep Jamboree is three days of backcountry adventure. Don’t have your own jeep for the safari? Never mind. Moab Adventure Center’s Hummer Toursare conducted in style and comfort aboard the world’s most serious 4x4. Spectacular backcountry opens up in the hands of professional guides who help visitors explore seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks. Tours are two, three and four hours including a sunset safari. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-hummer-tours

Throughout the fall are several competitive running events. For those who prefer a slower pace, Moab Adventure Center’s Arches National Park Tours are stunning, morning or evening. Arches National Park Tours showcase the more accessible of more than 2,000 arches, the highest concentration on the planet, after which the park is named. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours

And to really escape the crowds and disappear into Nature, think Moab Adventure Center’s River Rafting Adventures for full or half days, some served up with a BBQ lunch on a world-renowned stretch of the Colorado River, winding through scenes made famous by dozens of popular movies. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-river-rafting

For more Moab year-round events please see:  https://www.moabhappenings.com/events%20year.htm

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-relatedgear, clothing, and souvenirs. 

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Moab Adventure Center’s Short List of Autumn Fun Includes Zip Lining, River Rafting and Hummer Tours

MOAB, UT, Aug. 26, 2021 – Here’s a short list of how to enjoy autumn in the world’s red rock playground of Moab, Utah. This region becomes an artist’s dream world when fringed by the Colorado River’s yellow cottonwoods along the Colorado River and the golden aspens of the LaSal Mountains.

After the summer rush, daytime temperatures in September and October cool down to around the mid-70s to mid-80s. Fewer people around means more elbow room to be had on every adventure in not just one but two National Parks – Arches and Canyonlands.

Here are seven suggested adventures that continue through the end of November, with the exception of rafting which concludes the end of October.

  1. Fall River Rafting Adventures are full or half days, some served up with a BBQ lunch on a world-renowned stretch of the Colorado River, winding through scenes made famous by dozens of popular movies. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-river-rafting
  2. Horseback Adventures come with cowboy-trained quarter horses. A professional wrangler leads the way on trails made famous by John Wayne himself.  Rides are three hours in the mornings and 90 minutes in the afternoons. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-horseback-riding
  3. Hummer Tours are conducted in style and comfort aboard the world’s most serious 4x4. Spectacular backcountry opens up in the hands of professional guides who help visitors explore seldom-seen, awe-inspiring Moab overlooks. Tours are two, three and four hours including a sunset safari. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-hummer-tours
  4. Zipline Tours are always a thrill, but how about skimming over sheer sandstone cliffs and canyons on Moab’s only zip line? The Raven’s Rim Moab zip line tour begins with a spine-tingling ride to the top of the cliff faces overlooking Moab, swooping like a bird of prey landing on each of six gaps.  https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-zip-line
  5. Hot Air Ballooning can be likened to riding a magical carpet for 3.5 hours over the astounding red rock landscape of Moab. It’s an unbelievable way to experience the sights of Moab in the quiet of the early morning. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/hot-air-balloon-rides-moab-utah
  6. Arches National Park Tours are stunning, morning or evening. Arches National Park Tours showcase the more accessible of more than 2,000 arches, the highest concentration on the planet, after which the park is named. https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours
  7. Mountain Bike Tours requests a commitment of 4.5 hours to experience why Moab has become the undisputed mecca for mountain bike enthusiasts from all over the world. Whether beginner or advanced the Moab Adventure Center offers professionally guided mountain biking tours on all of Moab’s classic rides.     https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-mountain-biking

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-relatedgear, clothing, and souvenirs.

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There’s Still Time to Plan an Escape to Moab, Utah for Late Summer and Fall

MOAB, UT, Aug. 20, 2021 – America’s red rock playground has experienced an unprecedented surge in popularity this summer.

This is Moab, Utah, home of two national parks that are coveted icons to explore in post-pandemic lockdowns.

A June 2021 story in the Wall Street Journal reports that visits to Arches National Park were up 15 percent in April over April 2019. Visitations to Canyonlands National Park, where visitors turn when Arches’ parking lots are full up, have increased 30 percent in this time frame.

What does this influx mean for visitors?

“Nail down your accommodations (www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-lodging) and your preferred guided excursions as soon as possible and certainly before you arrive in Moab,” said Cort Wright, manager of the Moab Adventure Center. This is the go-to outfitter for securing pre-set backcountry and national park access and tours. Moab Adventure Center specializes in all there is to do in Moab and bundles assorted activities and lodging to maximize enjoyment of Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park and the surrounding Colorado River country.

“Arrangements made in advance help deliver the peace and privacy you expect when surrounded by this natural playground,” Wright said. In fact, for early bird planners, Moab Adventure Center is offering excursions in 2022 at 2021 rates when booked this season.

The company has seen growing demand unleashed by the desire to return to nature and outdoor recreation. Compared to their record 2019 season, these following programs have seen phenomenal growth through the end of July 2021;

●       152 percent increase - Moab Zipline Adventure

●       88 percent increase  - Arches National Park Sunset Discovery

●       85 percent increase  - The Ultimate Moab Canyoneering Adventure

●       85 percent increase  - Moab Hummer Tours

●       64 percent increase  - Full-Day Colorado River Rafting Adventure

“Making reservations well in advance of arrival helps assure that we can gear up to accommodate your specific adventure requests,” Wright said. “Now is the perfect time to plan for a fall escape to Moab. Everyone loves autumn in Moab. Just about every trip operates right through the end of October and all land-based tours through mid-November.”

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. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs. Visit https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/.

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Towering Red Rock Defines Moab, Utah: Participation in Canyoneering and Rock Climbing Soars

MOAB, UT, July 7, 2021– In Moab, red rocks, arches, and cliffs are the stars when it comes to backcountry thrills and adventures. The Moab Adventure Center, which has a finger on the pulse of what to do and where to go in this iconic natural playground, reports a surge of reservations for guided canyoneering and rock climbing excursions. Canyoneering is up 75 percent from the pre-COVID record set in 2019. Requests for rock climbing have tripled over 2019.

Moab is widely regarded to be one of the best rock climbing and canyoneering destinations in the world. The Moab Adventure Center offers visitors the choice of joining group excursions or private adventures for both rock climbing and canyoneering.

What is the difference between rock climbing and canyoneering? Rock climbers use the textures, bumps and cracks in the rock walls (and may wear special shoes) to go up a rock wall. Once they reach the top they descend with the rope and harness back to the horizontal ground. Canyoneers slide or rappel down into canyons and grottoes where only a rope can give them access. Often there are multiple descents through a given canyon.

“What these nail-biting exercises have in common is helping people move outside of their comfort zones. Finding toeholds while scaling a rock cliff doesn’t leave any room for fear. Getting to the top is the only thing that matters,” said Cort Wright, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center. He outlined Five Reasons to Try Rock Climbing in Moab:

1.            It Builds Self Confidence- Conquering something you never thought possible will bring an exhilaration you never imagined you could feel. And just consider the bragging rights (and photos) that will impress friends and family while reminding you of how great you are!

2.            Rock Climbing Builds Trust- Your guides will keep the rope tight while coaching you up toward the goal. It takes two, and that's pretty reassuring. Guided outings provide a perfect setting to start climbing.

3.            It's a Total Body Workout- Your heart will beat stronger, your legs and toes will flex and tighten, your fingers and hands will grip firmly on each bump and crag. When you're done, you can rest at the bottom while cheering on others in your group.

4.            It Trains Your Focus- Every climb, on every wall, presents a new way to make your way up to the top. It's problem-solving in a fun and exciting way that is hard to re-create with other outdoor pursuits.

5.            It's a Ton of Fun and a Natural High- Getting outdoors in a place like Moab, Utah, is fun; being there with a group of like-minded individuals is fun; discovering something new about yourself and sharing that experience with others is fun.

When it comes to canyoneering, this region is celebrated as “canyon country” where the sport was practically invented.

“Like rock climbing, canyoneering is a crafted experience conducted under the watchful eyes of trained instructors,” said Wright. The playing field is composed of gear and safety equipment fitted to the participants, sheer rock walls, narrow crevasses, a breathtaking natural bridge, wide-open vistas, and, always, adrenalin.

“People have been out of touch for over a year. They are clamoring to do something different, something epic,” he added. “Our trained guides help participants earn bragging rights. They don’t want the quest for ‘epic’ to get out of hand as it did in the James Franco film, 127 Hours, which was filmed outside of Moab.”

The per-person rate for The Ultimate Moab Canyoneering Adventure is $110 ($95 for ages 10-12). Guests learn how to rappel 90’ into a secluded grotto and then drop 120’ off a natural bridge to a spring below. 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 $110 ($95 for 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 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.

Moab Adventure Center, the go-to specialists in everything to do in Moab, bundles assorted activities and lodging to maximize the 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 the backcountry 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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Moab Adventure Center Prepares For Record Recreation Demand in 2021 From Family, Corporate and Non-Profit Groups

MOAB, UT, April 13, 2021 – Moab Adventure Center anticipates breaking visitor records when it comes to servicing recreational groups this upcoming season. This coincides with pent-up vacation demand from the pandemic-weary public.

As of early spring, Moab Adventure Center reports that queries from group travel planners are running strong, recognizing the finely tuned trip safety protocols and leadership skills its staff and guides bring to the table.

“When our team plans for and then escorts a group, we free up group leaders to focus on the needs of individuals in their group. We expect to see over-exuberance on full display after months of pandemic-related constraints,” predicts Lecy Gillespie, Reservations Manager for Moab Adventure Center.

Setting the stage for guests to tackle new experiences and move outside of their comfort zones creates what Gillespie dubs “Moab Magic.” One example is canyoneering. “Many of our guests have said they felt this magic while surrounded by people who care about them and who are cheering for them. Our Moab Canyoneering Adventure includes beautiful hiking and an empowering adrenaline rush as our guides help you rappel down a 90' cliff face and then a 120' cliff, part of which is a free-hanging rappel.”

Another new adventure can be rafting in Moab, Moab Adventure Center’s most popular group trip.

“The river is the best place to be during the hot summer months and truly becomes an oasis after time spent hiking and exploring,” adds Gillespie. Offering multiple full and half-day trip options, the company has added guides, equipment and launches to accommodate the expected increase in demand in 2021.

“And one of our best-loved adventures is a Hummer Safari on the technical Hell's Revenge trail. You can choose where to sit in the Hummer to determine the thrill level of the trip. If you are a bit uneasy around heights or feel nervous at all, the passenger seat or middle row is for you! If you're looking for a thrilling slow-moving rollercoaster ride, the back row is the place you'll want to be!”

Gillespie encourages group leaders to firm up the planning process for a trip to Moab as soon as possible. A helpful web page (https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/group-tours) guides group leaders through the step-by-step process of what they need to do and outlines what services Moab Adventure Center offers. Once a group makes a reservation, a 25% deposit confirms the booking, with the balance due 30 days prior to the trip departure date. A simple online waiver system, WaiverSign, offers fast, contactless signing. Pricing has also been revamped to make it more affordable for non-profit, corporate and family groups.

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. 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 Rafting Trips Ramping Up for the Recovery and Increased Demand - Additional Launches Planned with Fewer Guests per Boat

MOAB, UT, Feb 25, 2021 – Exceeding client expectations is built into Moab Adventure Center’s DNA.

During the pandemic and moving forward to what hopefully will soon be post-pandemic, this tour operator in Moab, Utah, continues to wow clients who long for the experience of rafting on the Colorado River.

Last year’s season, foreshortened by several weeks and imbued with newly instituted protocols, saw a marked increase over 2019 in demand for half-and full-day river rafting trips.

Anticipating a similar surge in 2021, Manager Cort Wright reports that planning for increased demand continues to incorporate last season’s pandemic-driven protocols that have proved effective so far.

Also, this year incorporates more guides, more equipment and additional launch times each day. Until no longer necessary, each raft will continue to carry just 6 passengers, plus guide, instead of the usual 10 guests to accommodate social distancing. Guests may also opt for travel in two-person inflatable kayaks. With the additional guides, equipment and launch times, the number of clients on Colorado River morning, afternoon and full-day trips will double this season. This will allow Moab Adventure Center to keep up with the increased demand while still accommodating smaller groups on each raft.

River rafting is Moab Adventure Center’s most sought-after activity. As in the past, 2021 will see three variations on the theme of its half-day and full-day rafting trips:

For an overview of these and other Moab rafting trips, please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-river-rafting

In addition to booking activities online and last minute, the Moab Adventure Center is seeing an uptick in bookings of multiple activities, over multiple days via one easy transaction.

“We’re a vacation destination where people can feel comfortable getting outside in the fresh air and sunshine. We see Moab as an increasingly attractive drive-to market where Arches and Canyonlands National Parks act as magnets, offering travelers enticing places to escape and take a deep breath,” said Wright.

Moab’s vacation-related accommodations are open for business and continue to follow cleaning protocols between each room use. Area restaurants are open both for carry-out and inside and patio seating with a limited number of patrons spaced appropriately. Travelers won’t want to wait too late to book their accommodations and tours though, as many are already selling out for 2021.

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. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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