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

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Epicenter of Utah’s Outdoor Recreation, Moab Adventure Center, Reports Strong Spring/Summer Bookings

Moab, UT, June 7, 2013- Moab Adventure Center (MAC) http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/, a one-stop-shopping, activities, reservations and information hub in the epicenter of Utah’s outdoor recreation, reports strong early season bookings and a growing trend for the drive market to book last-minute.

“This year could be a record-setter for advance bookings, and we still have good availability for our half-day and longer adventures thanks to reservation management and increased capacity,” notes Brandon Lake, Moab Adventure Center Co-Founder. 

However, while many of the Moab activities offered can be booked up to the day of departure, Lake advises that visitors should book their lodging well in advance of arrival. Choices range from luxury home and villa rentals to dude ranches and motels.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/lodging/ 

Moab Area Travel Council spokesperson Marian DeLay reports that room tax collections are up 10 percent over last year at this time and that Utah’s five national parks will benefit from an aggressive national advertising campaign now running, as well as from the U.S. trend for people to take shorter, closer-to-home drive trips. 

There are daily flights into Moab’s Canyonlands Field (CNY) from Denver, CO and Prescott, AZ aboard Great Lakes Airlines or guests may opt to drive five hours from Denver, four hours from Salt Lake City or 90 minutes from Grand Junction.  See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/transportation/

For first-time visitors to the region, Moab Adventure Center suggests their 4 day / 3 night Southwest Sampler package including lodging, two days of Colorado River rafting, a night of beach camping and exploration of Arches National Park. The all-inclusive package is priced at $615 per person, double for adults and $515 per person, double for ages 5 to 15. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/southwest.php

Bordering Moab to the north and west, Utah’s red rock fantasylands, Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, offer time-challenged visitors an immersion course in geology and ancient cultures when they fling themselves into activities showcasing the region’s beauty and diversity. 

The advantage of this region, notes Lake, is the choice of activities for all ages and abilities, from hot air ballooning to mountain biking to river rafting and more. His company arranges the equipment and guides for many of the region’s offerings that can be purchased as half and full-day and multiple-day programs. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/

In an effort to encourage guests to stay in Moab longer and to save some money, Moab Adventure Center offers guests a 10 percent discount off each activity when packaging three or more select single-day adventures together.

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. 

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years. 

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email. 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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Moab Adventure Center Announces 7th Annual Raft for the Cure June 29, 2013 in Moab, Utah

Moab, UT, May 6, 2013– Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 7th annual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 29, 2013, along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, leaving plenty of free time over the weekend to enjoy all the things the region is known for: hot air ballooning, Hummer safaris, stand up paddle boarding, mountain biking and exploring the treasures of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. 

An anticipated 300 participants will gather at Moab Adventure Center on Main Street in Moab, UT, before running the Colorado River to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Some 400 are expected to attend the post-rafting party that night. Fifty percent of all fees received will be donated to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Salt Lake City Affiliate. The rate is $150 adults and $120 under 16. The fee includes river rafting, transportation to/from river, equipment, a catered picnic lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge, dinner with concert and T-shirt. 

Last year’s event attracted some 250 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised $17,500 for cancer research. A video of last year’s event is at http://youtu.be/1pulh6rToIM

Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, explains how Raft for the Cure got started. “After hearing the news that one of our own employees, Betty Conner, discovered she had breast cancer, we created this event to help Betty and thousands of others who are affected by breast cancer every year. Today, Betty is a survivor. This event gives us a chance to celebrate those who have won the battle, support those who are currently fighting it, and remember others who have passed on.” 

Raft for the Cure headquarters are at the Moab Adventure Center at 225 S. Main Street in Moab

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. 

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years.

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email. 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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Give Utah’s Canyonlands Four Days; Play Four Ways with Moab Adventure Center

 

Moab, UT, April 1, 2013- Moab Adventure Center suggests four ways to enjoy four days in a region of the world that has, over millennia, become a geological masterpiece. Bordering Moab to the north and west, Utah’s red rock fantasylands, Canyonlands National Park and Arches National Park, offer time-challenged visitors an immersion course in geology and ancient cultures when they fling themselves into activities showcasing the region’s beauty and diversity.

Moab Adventure Center (MAC - http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a one-stop-shopping, activities, reservations and information hub in this epicenter of outdoor recreation that’s also known as “the mountain biking capital of the world.” Half-day and longer adventures over land, through the air and in the water can be arranged in advance of or upon arrival in Moab, although it’s advised that lodging, also listed on the MAC website, be lined up in advance.

Here is how to spend four perfect days in Moab, Utah:

Day One– Arrive, unpack and head out on an early evening sunset hummer safari to get an off-road overview of the region.  This exhilarating 3-hour adventure leaves visitors in awe of both the one-of-a-kind 4x4 experience of driving over “slickrock” terrain and the astounding views that seem to go on forever in every direction.

Day Two– In the morning discover why people from around the world come here to experience rock climbing and canyoneering. This afternoon, cool off on a standup paddle board tour on the calm waters of the Colorado River with each bend revealing towering red rock cliffs, multicolored sandstone domes or perhaps a band of deer drinking under the willows.

Day Three– Don your life jacket for a full day of rafting on one of the most popular stretches of the Colorado River, a scenic float through moderate rapids. The outing includes a riverside barbeque with time for swimming.

Day Four– Rising before the sun, a visit to Moab comes to an aerial climax with a Hot Air Balloon Sunrise Adventure floating over rugged canyons, fanciful rock towers and arches and soaring close to the ground as the balloon climbs over a sandstone butte to see the land drop off hundreds of feet below.

MoabAdventure Centerguests receive a discount off each activity when packaging three or more select single-day adventures together. See http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ for details. 

Other land excursions include mountain biking and horseback riding. Jeep rentals can be arranged. Jetboating on the river is also an option.

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years.

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email. 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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Utah’s Moab Adventure Center Announces New Private Custom Tours for 2013

Moab, UT, Feb. 21, 2013– Vacation time and ideas challenged? Privacy paramount? 

Moab Adventure Center in Moab, Utah, announces that new-for-2013 private custom tours for those who prefer a more intimate, custom experience are offered with a private guide to explore the Moab area exactly the way they want. Moab Adventure 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, custom experiences over preset itineraries and group travel. 

“We’re finding that many guests just want to experience an adventure as a couple, with their own family or a group of friends. They may want to celebrate an anniversary atop a spectacular vista while enjoying a romantic candlelit dinner with no one around for miles, enjoy birthday cake on a riverside beach while the sun sets, take the family reunion to the next level with a private off-road Hummer adventure, or find an unimaginable setting for a proposal,” said Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center. “The possibilities for amazing, custom adventures in this area are very exciting!” 

Private Tours takes adventure among the red rocks beyond canyoneering and hot air ballooning. An assigned guide can arrange a private hummer tour to a remote vista ideal for a candlelit sunset dinner or reveal premier photo locations and the territory’s Native American and outlaw lore. 

The hourly rate for a private Hummer tour is $350 for one hour with a driver/guide in a private 4x4 vehicle for up to eight guests; add $50 per person for an orchestrated sunrise breakfast or sunset dinner deep in the backcountry.  An hour-long Private Photography Tour is $150 for the vehicle and driver/guide. 

Out on the water the rate is $600 per departure for up to six guests with a guide on a Private Stand-Up Paddle Board Adventure on the Colorado River. Included are transportation, paddleboard rental, instruction, guide, snacks and water. A Private Sunset Raft Trip showcases the spires of Castle Valley caught in the evening sun. The rate is $300 per person (2 passenger minimum). 

Private Tours of Moab and Beyond are $150 an hour for a vehicle and driver/guide who reveals the most spectacular locations in Moab and nearby destinations: the habitats of dinosaurs and ancient Puebloans, the lore of outlaws and the sites of Hollywood hits such as The Lone Ranger, Mission Impossible, Star Trek, 127 Hours and City Slickers II

Interested parties can call Moab Adventure Center at 866.904.1163 or 435.259.7019 to arrange a private tour of a few hours or a full week in Moab and surrounding areas.  Review all the details at http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/private-tours/

Other activities available here are mountain biking, rock climbing and canyoneering, horseback riding, hot air ballooning and traveling by jetboat on the Colorado River

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. 

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years. 

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 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 and clothing as well as souvenirs. 

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Explore Utah’s Canyonlands National Park By Land, Water and Air with Moab Adventure Center

 

Moab, UT, Jan. 30, 2013- Moab Adventure Center invites visitors to explore Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands by land, water and air. Mountain biking, river rafting and flightseeing from a single-wing aircraft are among assorted day trips available nearly year-round. Guests receive a discount when packaging three or more select single-day adventures together. See http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ for details. 

Canyonlands by Land

Moab Mountain Biking options engage guests for some four hours on the Intrepid Trail, a nine-mile, moderate to intermediate, single-track trail rising to 6,000 feet above sea level in Dead Horse Point State Park. The per-person rate is $95 for ages 10 and up.Relatively level terrain, gentle slopes and some of the most spectacular views of the Colorado River and Canyonlands National Park make the trail very family-friendly. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/intrepid.php

Canyonlands by Water

Moab River Rafting offerings include running the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park from early May to early July. Offered are two and four-day programs (maximum group size 14) for ages 10 and up.  Rates include rafting and side canyon hiking excursions, overnight camping, all meals from departure to return and transfers back to Moab. 

The two-day Cataract Canyon Express traverses some 100 river miles as professional guides share stories and facts about ancient Native American civilizations and local folklore before the raft drops into a series of nearly 30 whitewater rapids that make Cataract Canyon legendary. The journey ends at Lake Powell where guests are shuttled back to Moab. The per-person rate is $615. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/moab-rafting-cataract-canyon-express/

A four-day Cataract Canyon Classic explores by water majestically cut canyons past Dead Horse Point State Park and beyond the confluence of the Colorado and Green River enroute to head-to-head encounters with world-famous class III-V whitewater. The way out is by air. The per-person rate is $1,325 adult, $995 youth ages 10-15 (minimum age 12 for May-June departures.) http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/moab-rafting-cataract-canyon-classic/

Canyonlands by Air

Moab Scenic Flights over Canyonlands National Park include a one-hour soar over some of Earth’s most spectacular terrain. Flights operate daily year-round for witnessing the etching that the Colorado and Green rivers have created over millions of years, a perspective impossible to grasp by land or water. A professional pilot and guide direct the tour over the Colorado River past Island in the Sky, Dead Horse Point, and The Maze, (hideout of famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid). On the approach to the Needles area the plane flies over the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers, absorbing the eye-popping beauty of Chesler Park, Druid Arch and Angel Arch.  The per person rate (ages 3 and up) is $173, with window seat and headsets guaranteed. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/flights/canyonlands.php

In addition to mountain biking, other land excursions include Hummer safaris, rock climbing and canyoneering and horseback riding. Guests who want to be on the water can, in addition to rafting, engage a jetboat on the Colorado River and pursue stand up paddleboarding. Hot air ballooning is another sightseeing option by air. 

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years. 

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 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 and clothing as well as souvenirs. 

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Heart of Red Rock Canyon Country in Moab, UT Entices Visitors thru October for River Rafting, Sunset Four Wheeling and Savings

 

Moab, UT, Sept. 24, 2012– Scenery and savings are two good reasons to head West this fall. Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ in Moab, UT, offers a two-night package at the Gonzo Inn with activity-filled days in the heart of red rock country, including rafting on the Colorado River and a sunset Hummer® Safari. 

The fall rate from now through October for this Moab Fall Special is $310.50 per person double occupancy, offering a savings of nearly $80 per couple over regular-season rates. Included are king-bedded accommodations for two nights, a full day of rafting and the sunset 4x4 safari plus guides and equipment. 

The full-day rafting trip comes with a river-side barbecue lunch and the experience of passing through Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Ida Gulch and the famous Whites Rapid. Guests can choose their own level of excitement with a choice of paddle rafts, inflatable kayaks, paddle and oar boats (with guide). 

The sunset Hummer® Safari departs each evening just before sunset from the Moab Adventure Center scaling red rock fins on the way to Hell's Revenge, a legendary trail with views of the La Sal Mountains and into Arches National Park. Guides explain the geology and history of the area and surrounding slickrock vistas.  At the summit, hors d’oeuvres are passed around as the desert sun paints the evening sky.   See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/fall-in-moab.php

Throughout the year and into the fall, the Moab Adventure Center offers a variety of activities encompassing air, land and water offer a line-up of half-day to multi-day tours unique to Moab’s location between the red rock wonders of Arches National Park, the sandstone landscapes of Canyonlands National Park and the National Forest wilderness of the La Sal Mountains. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/

In another promotion, Moab Adventure Center guests can combine three adventures such as a safari, hot air ballooning and mountain biking and save 10 percent on each. Trips can be booked online. The nearest major urban areas to Moab are Grand Junction, CO (113 Miles) and Salt Lake City, UT (235 miles).

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. 

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jet boat tours, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals as well as complete Moab vacation packages

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/

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Moab Adventure Center Announces 6th Annual Raft for the Cure June 30 in Moab, Utah

 

Full Day of River Rafting and Evening Events Including Dinner, Silent Auction and Live Concert To Benefit Breast Cancer Research

Moab, UT, June 13, 2012– Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 6th annual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 30, 2012, along the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, leaving plenty of free time over the weekend to enjoy hot air ballooning, a Hummer safari, stand up paddle boarding and/or exploring the treasure that is Arches National Park.

An anticipated 250 participants will ride the river to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Monies are received by Susan G. Komen for the Cure Salt Lake City Affiliate. The rate is $150 adults and $120 under 16.

Last year’s event attracted over 300 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised over $20,000 for the breast cancer research. 

Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, explains how Raft for the Cure got started. “After hearing the news that one of our own employees, Betty Conner, discovered she had breast cancer, we created this event to help Betty and thousands of others who are affected by breast cancer every year. Today, Betty is a survivor. This event gives us a chance to celebrate those who have won the battle, support those who are currently fighting it, and remember others who have passed on.” 

Raft for the Cure headquarters are at the Moab Adventure Center at 225 S. Main Street in Moab. Registration (go to: http://www.raftforthecure.com/registration/) includes a themed T-shirt and Raft for the Cure Memory Wrist Band, a full day of rafting down the Colorado River on paddle boats to experience Class I - III rapids, a gourmet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge overlooking the river, transportation to and from the Moab Adventure Center, a silent auction, dinner and live music in Moab’s downtown Swanny Park.

A highlight of the silent auction that promises to be the largest ever, will be a hand-made electric guitar made by a former Western River Expeditions guide, Bill Rini (http://www.arcwoodcustomguitars.com/).

For a video of last year’s event and more Information please visit: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/cure/

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October. 

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jetboat tours, stand up paddleboarding, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals as well as complete Moab vacation packages.

Surrounded by an immense red rock playground, Moab, Utah, is a postcard-perfect vacation destination adorned with giant sandstone formations, canyon mazes, and thousands of natural arches. Several national and state parks are accessible from Moab. 

For information and reservations for a variety of guided activities surrounding Raft for the Cure, please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email at http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/

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Moab Adventure Center Pioneers Stand Up Paddleboard Tours On The Colorado River Near Moab, Utah

 

Moab, UT, May 17, 2012– The award-winning Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ creates diverse opportunities to explore the red rock playground bordering Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.  Now for the first time ever on the Colorado River in Moab, Utah, this innovative company brings the fastest-growing water sport, Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) to an imaginative array of guided experiences to explore this region’s scenic wonders.

Stand Up Paddleboard tours, accessing a calm section of the Colorado river, include transportation to the put-in and back from the take-out, board rental (long, 10 to 12-feet Surftech paddleboards), adjustable paddle, personal flotation device, instruction on beach and water, guide, water and snacks. The 2 to 2.5-hour excursions depart mornings and at sunset. Special introductory packages available from now into October are $75 ages 16 and up and $55 ages 10 to 15 (regularly $95 and $75 respectively). See: http://moabadventurecenter.com/trips/moab-stand-up-paddle-board-tours/

This sport that began in Hawaii is “easy to master for just about any age, and provides an excellent full-body workout,” said Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center. He added that after just a short orientation, guests can stand up on the boards and paddle away. “With the breathtaking scenery of the Colorado River’s canyons, spires and mesas taking center stage, we even see people lying down on their backs, snapping photos and watching the clouds and cliffs drift by. It’s very different than paddling on the ocean or a lake where the scenery is more static,” added Lake.  (See the Moab stand up paddleboard pictures online).

Lake points out, “If a member of your party does not wish to paddleboard, but still wants to float along, we will be happy to provide an inflatable kayak (duckie) to play in.”

According to industry insider, Don Keith, “the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding is riding a huge wave of popularity across the U.S. and it isn’t likely to crest any time soon. People who wouldn’t climb on a surfboard to save their lives in the past are flocking to the sport of Stand Up Paddleboarding in droves.”

“Virtually anybody can SUP, and the learning curve is very short,” said fitness expert Rod Edmonson. “If a person can stand, they can probably learn to Stand Up Paddleboard. Plus, you’re getting an excellent full-body workout for the abdomen, back, arms and legs, as you have fun.”

SUP burns more calories than many other activities, although to the casual observer it looks calm and relaxing. Experts report that women can burn 500 to 700 calories/hour and men, 800 to 1000 calories/hour while engaged in SUP.

As with other Moab Adventure Center activities, if the Stand Up Paddleboard tour is booked in tandem with a minimum of two other MAC programs there’s a 10 percent discount on each activity. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.

Moab Adventure Center was once again in 2012 honored "Best of State" in the category of adventure travel through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program. Western River Expeditions has also won this coveted award for nine consecutive years.

Established in 2004, the Moab Adventure Center offers visitors whitewater rafting in Moab, Hummer tours, Jeep rentals, guided hiking in Arches National Park, horseback riding, mountain biking, scenic flights, rock climbing and  canyoneering, jet boat tours, hot air ballooning, stand up paddleboarding and more.  The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear and clothing as well as souvenirs.

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/.

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Moab Adventure Center Anticipates Strong Season For Activity-Filled Vacations Targeting Arches / Canyonlands National Parks

Moab, UT, March 20, 2012– The crystal ball shows a mixed bag of trends: a slowly emerging economy, vacations of shorter duration focusing on drive-to destinations, gas prices projected at $4 a gallon and up, and the number of National Park visits expected to rise one or two percentage points this summer. Mixed or not, these trends bode well for Moab Adventure Center’s upcoming season.  http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/  

Brandon Lake, Moab Adventure Center’s director reports, “All the visitation projections we’ve seen for the Moab, Arches and Canyonlands National Park region have been bullish. We’ve been adding to our staff and to our shuttle fleet and equipment capabilities to handle the 10 percent increase in business we’re projecting. As of mid-March, first quarter sales of day trips in Moab for 2012 are up 46 percent from last year, which was a record year for the Moab Adventure Center.” Lake anticipates that the drive-to market from nearby urban areas will be stronger as well, contributing to the expected increase.  

A variety of activities encompassing air, land and water offer a line-up of half-day to multi-day tours unique to Moab’s location between the red rock wonders of Arches National Park, the sandstone landscapes of Canyonlands National Park and the National Forest wilderness of the La Sal Mountains. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/activities/

Half-day national park programs include the following:  

Fiery Furnace Hike in Arches National Park twists and turns for two hours among contorted orange-tan fins, towers, spires and arches with a guide/naturalist. The adult rate is $81; 16 and under is $61. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/national-park/archeshike.php 

Arches National Park Sunset Motor Tour is a four-hour sunset sightseeing safari to witness the sun painting spectacular shades on surrounding sandstone monoliths and the nearby snowcapped La Sal Mountains. The adult rate is $71; 16 and under is $48. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/national-park/arches-bus-tour.php 

A Scenic Flight over Canyonlands National Park explores in one hour with a professional pilot the impenetrable backcountry surrounding the Colorado and Green Rivers which to this day continue to scour and sculpt Canyonlands National Park. Window seats are guaranteed. Headsets for the tour are included. Youth two and under fly free on a parent’s lap. The rate for ages three and up is $165. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/flights/canyonlands.php 

Multi-day park trips include: 

Two and four-day Cataract Canyon Rafting expeditions on the Colorado River ferry guests in custom motor-assisted rafts through the legendary 100-mile Cataract Canyon, rated one of the best rafting trips in America.  After experiencing 30 world class white water rapids, the adventure ends at Lake Powell for a ground shuttle back to Moab. The 2 day / 1 night program is $595 ages 12 and up. Weekly departures are May through mid July. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/moab-rafting-cataract-canyon-express/  

A four-day oar and paddle-powered option covers the same distance at a slower pace. Rates are $1,235 for adults and $995 for ages 10-15. Rates include guides and equipment, cots, tents, sleeping bags, chairs & water-resistant gear bag, all meals between departure and return, transportation from Moab to the river and return scenic flight over Canyonlands NP and shuttle back to Moab. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/rafting/moab-rafting-cataract-canyon-classic 

Moab Adventure Center guests can combine three adventures such as a safari, hot air ballooning and mountain biking and save 10 percent on each. Trips can be booked online. The nearest major urban areas to Moab are Grand Junction, CO (113 Miles) and Salt Lake City, UT (235 miles).  

Moab Adventure Centeris 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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.  

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jet boat tours, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals as well as complete Moab vacation packages 

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/ 

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New for 2012 in Moab, Utah - Moab Adventure Center Announces High Ropes Course Adventure Targeting Corporate Team Building

Moab, UT, Jan. 25, 2012– New for 2012 is a Moab, Utah, Ropes Course Adventure challenging individuals, families and corporate groups seeking team-building opportunities. The high ropes course is available alone or in combination with other outdoor adventure activities in the Moab, Utah region exclusively through Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/.

Building on a growing corporate meetings market, bolstered now with the convenience of direct commercial flights into Moab, Utah, Moab Adventure Center has developed a three-day / two-night Moab Corporate Retreat  adventure package including accommodations at Red Cliffs Ranch, dinners, wine tastings, breakfasts, a morning high ropes course emphasizing team building and bonding, a scenic off-road Hummer tour of a working cattle ranch with a cowboy-prepared cookout lunch followed by a Colorado River float trip. The package which also includes time for meetings, speakers and award ceremony is priced at $615 per person, double occupancy. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/groups/business.php

Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, anticipates that the new Moab high ropes challenge course  will draw meeting planners from around the West looking for group team building activities based in the easy-to-reach Moab area.

According to Lake, “In about three hours, you can run the high ropes course, a network of ropes connected to 40-foot-high towers secured by heavy-duty bolts and cables. The payoff is having fun while building trust, confidence and communication. Professional facilitators guide guests through each station along the challenge course including a state-of-the-art climbing tower and the popular giant swing.” See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/ropes-course-moab-utah/

Lake says it combines elements of a uniquely crafted climbing wall with an ascent up a massive cargo net, walking on a 25-foot balance beam or riding a skateboard zip line, all 40 feet off the ground.

“The most talked-about challenge on this course is the Giant Swing! Strapped into a harness, helmet buckled tight, you launch from atop the platform and blast through the air on the largest fixed swing Southern Utah’s ever seen! The staff is experienced and trained to provide maximum safety while keeping the adrenaline levels high,” he promises, adding that staff will help guests reach their potential while “creating a supportive atmosphere where each individual’s choices and decisions are respected and honored.” 

Rates for just the three-hour course alone, including extensive pre-training are $65 for ages 14 and up and $55 for ages 10 to 13. Group rates are also available. For more information please see: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/ropes-course-moab-utah/high-ropes-challenge-course.php.

For independent travelers looking to design their own custom adventure, Moab is a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and ages (rafting, hiking, biking, canyoneering, flight seeing, off-road adventures and more). As with other MAC activities, if the ropes course is booked in tandem with a minimum of two other MAC programs there’s a 10 percent discount on each activity. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/

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, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT. Its programs are available from March through October.

Established in 2004, Moab Adventure Center serves active travelers with half, full, and multi-day adventure programs including Moab rafting, Hummer safaris, Arches National Park Tours, canyoneering, Moab mountain biking, Colorado River jet boat tours, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentals as well as complete Moab vacation packages.

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, and thousands of natural arches. Several national and state parks are accessible from Moab.

The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main Street, Moab, Utah 84532. For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or send an email from http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/contact/.

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