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 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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Moab Adventure Center Encourages Couples To Be Smitten with River and Red Rock Adventures on a “Fall in Love with Moab” Getaway

Moab, UT, Aug. 31 2011– This September and October couples can save more than enough for roses and a great bottle of wine on a three-day / two-night “Fall in Love with Moab” escape package announced by Utah’s Moab Adventure Center.  It includes two night’s lodging, a full day of rafting with BBQ on the banks of the Colorado River and a sunset Hummer safari for just $576 per couple exclusive of tax. 

The active “Fall in Love with Moab” romance tour package (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/packages/fall-in-moab.php) represents a savings of $64 over the regular season rate and is offered as a way to bring couples up close and personal with the high adventure this region offers. 

Guests stay two nights at the trendy Gonzo Inn a block off of Moab’s main thoroughfare. The retro 70’s, southwestern-styled inn features Wi-Fi, anEspresso bar and an outdoor pool and hot tub. The next day is action packed starting with a full day of rafting along a lazy, yet scenic section of the Colorado River. A riverside barbecue lunch is provided at an authentic guest ranch along the shore. 

Returning to Moab in the late afternoon couples then depart on a 2.5 hour Sunset Safari by 4x4 Hummer into the surrounding red rock hills. The perfect overlook invites couples to wander off with a plate of hors d’oeuvres as the sun descends over canyonlands and buttes.  

Guests are on their own that night, free to enjoy Moab’s shops, galleries, restaurants and nightlife. Extended stays can be arranged through Moab Adventure Center’s travel counselors. Recommended side trips include Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, both an easy drive from Moab. 

For more information please see http://www.moabadventurecenter.com 

MoabAdventure 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 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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Moab Adventure Center Announces Record Attendance and Fundraising At 5th Annual Raft for the Cure Benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation

Sets 2012 Event Date to Aid Breast Cancer Research 

Moab, UT, Aug. 18, 2011– The entry fees, pledges and contributions have been counted and Utah’s Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) announced the 2011 Raft for the Cure event held June 25 in Moab, Utah broke all previous records for fundraising and attendance. The summer event attracted over 385 participants, up from just over 300 in 2010 and generated more than $25,000 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation. 

The daylong event included rafting the Colorado River (for ages 5 and up), a buffet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge, a community barbecue and live music concert. The $100 adult registration fee ($85 youth ages 5-15) included a commemorative Raft for the Cure t-shirt, a rubber memory wristband, activities, meals and all river transportation. 

“This year’s changes included six local rafting companies joining forces to significantly increase our capacity,” explained event organizer Brandon Lake, co-founder of the Moab Adventure Center. “We also held the post rafting event at Swanny Park in Moab this year which encouraged more local participation.” 

Lake explains how the idea for a rafting fundraiser 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.” 

Moab Adventure Center has just announced that the date for next year’s 6thAnnual Raft for the Cure event will be June 30, 2012. The entry fee will remain the same; $100 for adults and $85 for youth 5-15. It includes river rafting on the Colorado, transportation to/from river, equipment, lunch, concert, T-shirt and wrist band. 

For a video of the 2011 event, information and registration go to www.raftforthecure.com.  A Facebook page has also been created to keep friends and followers posted on news and events: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Raft-for-the-Cure/127775017253053  

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, horseback riding and hot air balloon rides. In addition to activities, the Adventure Center also offers Moab lodging and Jeep rentalsas well as complete Moab vacation packages. 

For information please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. 

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Moab Adventure Center Sees Surge in Business: Projects 2011 Season Bookings 15 Percent Over 2010

Moab, UT, July 7, 2011– Make sure you’re in a world-class region for adventurous living; fill in the blanks with visitor services and satisfying food / lodging options; hope for a little help from Hollywood and the result, says Utah’s Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/, is a 2011 business surge that may better 2010 numbers by 15 percent at season’s end. 

“It's fun to be a part of the energy and excitement happening around Moab this year. We are thrilled by the overwhelming increase we have seen, not just at the Moab Adventure Center, but throughout the entire community,” says Jamie Pearce, manager, Moab Adventure Center. She predicted that the company would serve over 31,000 visitors this year. 

Many sign up for the 10 percent off deal when three activities are purchased together. Activities range from hot air ballooning and mountain biking to Hummer safaris, rafting and national park tours (Moab is between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks). 

Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, says that an active film commission deserves much of the credit for this region’s popularity.  A recent blockbuster, 127 Hours with James Franco (filmed in the area) has helped elevate Moab’s profile. 

Other films made here since 1939 include John Wayne classics, City Slickers II and Mission Impossible II. The Shafer Trail under Dead Horse Point near Moab is where Thelma and Louise took their final leap into the Colorado River. Star Trek and Nurse Betty also evolved here. The 60-year-old Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission is the longest running film commission in North America. 

High gas prices and word-of-mouth are bringing in locals on stay-cations. Some guests are beginning to arrive on a newly offered Las Vegas to Moab flight on Great Lakes Airlines. Lake noted that Moab is the epicenter of what’s known as the “grand circle” that Europeans especially seek out. The circle includes Zion National Park, Bryce Canyon, Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Capitol Reef National Park and Lake Powell (in Utah) as well as the Grand Canyon, Mesa Verde, and other parks and national monuments throughout the Southwestern United States, “so most people travel by car. And Moab is centrally located to benefit as a stop on all these itineraries.” 

MoabAdventure 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 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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Moab Adventure Center Announces 5th Annual Raft for the Cure June 25 in Moab, Utah

Full Day of River Rafting and Evening Events Including Dinner and Live Concert to Benefit Breast Cancer Research 

Moab, UT, April 15, 2011 – Utah’s Moab Adventure Center hosts the 5thannual Raft for the Cure http://www.raftforthecure.com/ from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. June 25, 2011, on the Colorado River in Moab, UT, with an anticipated 500 participants who will ride the river to raise money for the fight against breast cancer. Monies are received by Susan G. Komen for the Cure in Salt Lake City, UT. 

Last year’s event attracted 330 participants from Utah, Colorado, and elsewhere and raised over $20,000.  This year six rafting companies in the Moab community will be joining forces to accommodate up to 500 guests. 

Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, explains how this event got started. “After hearing the news that one of our own employees, Betty Conner, discovered she had breast cancer, we created this even 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.” 

Lake pointed out that the Moab Adventure Center hopes to continue to raise funds for Breast Cancer research while hosting this annual event. He says that more outfitters and local community businesses will be joining the event this year as “demand to be part of this important fundraiser has increased significantly.” 

Participants check-in from 3 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the day before (June 24) at the Moab Adventure Center located in downtown Moab (225 S. Main Street, Moab, UT 84532).On-river activities for ages 5 and up run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 including a buffet lunch at Red Cliffs Lodge on the banks of the Colorado River. At 6 p.m. that evening, dinner and a live music concert concludes the weekend event.  Dinner is included for participants and available for purchase to the general public. “We’re hoping to have a great turnout of Moab locals this year as we host the evening events at the city park,” said Lake. 

The $100 adult registration fee ($85 youth ages 5-15) includes a commemorative Raft for the Cure t-shirt, a rubber memory wristband, a full-day of rafting with class I-III rapids, buffet lunch, round trip transportation from Moab Adventure Center, and the live concert and dinner. 

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

To register visit: http://www.raftforthecure.com/registration/  

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, horseback ridingand 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.  

For information and reservations 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 Names Moab’s Top 5 Mountain Bike Trails for Beginners Plus Top 5 Native American Rock Art Sites in Moab

Moab, UT, Mar. 9, 2011– The West’s one-stop, multi-activity Moab Adventure Center offers a myriad of outdoor and cultural explorations into the epicenter of backcountry adventuring surrounding Moab, Utah. No longer a closely held secret getaway for fat tire enthusiasts, beginning mountain bikers too can enjoy easily accessible Native American rock art sites and mountain bike trails perfect for the first-timer. 

Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ that has garnered the Best of State (Utah) Award for Adventure for seven consecutive years shares its Top 5 mountain bike trails for beginners along with their Top 5 favorite Native American rock art sites, many located minutes from downtown Moab. 

“It doesn’t get much better than a day of mountain biking in Moab and exploring in the red rock landscapes of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks,” said Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center. “Moab’s unique combination of small resort town hospitality, beautiful scenery and the cool waters of the Colorado River have made it one of the most sought after destinations in all of the southwest.” 

Bikers can stop by Moab Adventure Center (MAC) for last minute supplies and directions before heading out on trails ranging from one plus to nearly 14 miles. When asked, the experts at Moab Adventure Center list the following as their Top 5 rides for beginners: 

The 1.1-mile Intrepid Trail Loop in Dead Horse Point State Park is one of the few dirt single-track systems recommend for families with younger children. Another easy ride, also part of this particular loop system is the 4.2-mile Great Pyramid Loop for riders with some experience at shifting on dirt trails. The 9-mile Big Chief Loop ties the two together with a few white-knuckle challenges but most of the trail can be ridden with a single-gear bike. http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/dead-horse-pt.htm  

The 7.9-mile Bar M/Courthouse Loop is a fairly easy ride technically with an elevation change of about 300 feet. Many families ride this trail, including baby trailers and trail-a-bikes. http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/courthouse.php  

The 13.5-mile Gemini Bridges Downhill is a popular warm-up ride for locals due to its dramatic scenery and long descents along a decent dirt and gravel road.  

For more information on guided Moab Mountain Bikingon some of these and other mountain bike trails in Moab visit the following link: ttp://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/biking/  

Thousands of years ago ancient peoples left their own marks on the cliffs and canyon walls of Utah. Here’s a list of the best sites found in and around Moab as recommended by the staff of Moab Adventure Center: 

Look for the Potash Road petroglyph panels on blackened, sheer cliff faces along Potash Road on the north side of the Colorado River just out of town. Another close site, the Kane Creek Panels beyond the mouth of Moon Flower Canyon expose ancient figures, desert bighorn sheep and a number of abstract shapes. A short distance farther are more panels with bighorn sheep, snakes and human forms. 

South on Rt. 191 toward the entrance of Canyonlands NP is Newspaper Rock,one of the finest rock art displays in the West with a 200-square-foot area of extremely dense Native American petroglyphs created by several ancient cultures beginning some 1,500 years ago. The drawings consist of animals, human figures and many inexplicable symbols. 

Poison Spider Panel near the Poison Spider Mesa Trailhead and theGreat Gallery complete the Top 5. Great Gallery comes with a challenging 6.5-mile round-trip hike into Horseshoe Canyon (part of Canyonlands National Park). Here humanoid forms, some undoubtedly gods or great ones, stand 10-feet tall with animals and special symbols incorporated into their robes. http://www.discovermoab.com/rockart.htm  

At the Moab Adventure Center, “We make it easy to plan a simple 2-hour off-road safari or an entire week filled with adventure, all with the assurance that you’ll have the time of your life,” said Lake.  Available activities include river rafting, canyoneering, mountain biking, hiking, 4x4 off-road exploring and hot air ballooning.  

As a special 2011 season incentive to package a variety of experiences together, the Moab Adventure Center is offering a 10% savings on each activity when combining three or more adventures together. See: http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/trips/  

MoabAdventure Center(http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/) is a division of Western River Expeditions (http://www.westernriver.com/), an adventure travel company (celebrating its 50th year) 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 ridingand 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 Reports Banner Summer; Expects Great Fall Climate and Trip Specials to Produce Equally Strong Autumn

 

Moab, UT, Sept. 1, 2010 – The one-stop, multi-activity Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ reports that its 2010 summer has gone gang busters and it anticipates record increases this fall as well.

 
Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center, reports that compared to summer 2009 this year’s multi-day trips and day trips are up 16 percent and 15 percent respectively. Its Cataract Canyon raft trips are up 26 percent, thanks in part to increased visibility and also because its Grand Canyon raft adventures filled up early this year. Water-based activities are up nearly 5 percent and land-based activities are up nearly 31 percent.
 
“People stayed closer to home this year and did more domestic adventure travel,” said Lake. He added that for multi-day trips there is a 13 percent increase in drive-in traffic over 2009.
 
Lake expects equally strong results for the quieter months of September and October. He said this time is ideal weather-wise for indulging in adventures that maximize the spirit of this iconic canyonlands region also while saving 16 percent over summer rates. For example, the Ultimate Moab Adventure combines five popular activities for the full Moab experience; Colorado River rafting, horseback riding, guided mountain biking, a Hummer safari and Arches National Park sunset tour. The fall special is $320 for adults 16 and over; $268 for under 16. The same discount applies to additional activities that may be added and/or substituted.
 
Autumn in and around Moab is also high season for cultural events. The Moab Music Festival throughout most of September presents “Music in Concert with the Landscape” set in the spectacular landscape of the Utah Canyonlands region. In early October the Moab Plein Air Festival gathers artists to the region.
 
Three cycling events are held in September and October: Moab Century Tour takes in the canyons with proceeds going to cancer survivorship programs. The Suzuki 24 Hours of Moab Mountain Bike race is a team relay event on old jeep trails. The 5th Annual Moab Ho-Down Mountain Bike Festival features biking events and more.
 
 
“The growth over the past several years is due in large part to the convenience and excellent customer experience provided by Moab Adventure Center. We make it easy to plan a simple 2-hour off-road safari or an entire week of adventure, all with the assurance that you’ll have the time of your life,” said Lake.
 
“When people think of visiting Southern Utah, they often consider a visit to Bryce and Zion National Parks, both astoundingly beautiful locations. However, what most travelers don’t realize is that if you’re planning multiple days in Utah, Moab is the perfect destination for a longer stay. Not only do you have Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, but you also have the quaint town of Moab, Utah plus over 30 adventures to enhance your Utah vacation. You can’t find that anywhere else in the state,” said Lake.
 
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, horseback ridingand 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.
 
Western River Expeditions, providing Grand Canyon rafting, Utah rafting, and Idaho rafting trips, was founded in 1961 by Colorado River rafting pioneer Jack Currey. Today it pursues a “guiding green” philosophy and belongs to some of the top environmentally conscious organizations in the world: Grand Canyon River Outfitters Association, American Rivers, Leave No Trace Outdoor Ethics, Utah Rivers Council, America Outdoors, and National River Cleanup Week.
 
Moab Adventure Center in 2010 received its seventh consecutive “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 seven 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/.
 
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Moab Adventure Center Recipient For Seven Consecutive Years of Coveted Utah Adventure Travel Award

 

Moab, UT, June 24, 2010 – The one-stop, multi-activity Moab Adventure Center http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/ recently received its seventh consecutive Best of State Award for Adventure Travel from the state of Utah, announced Brandon Lake, co-founder of Moab Adventure Center. The Best of State award is Utah's premier recognition and awards program created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.
 
The annual accolades date to Moab Adventure Center’s inauguration in 2004 when Lake recognized that travelers needed a truly convenient location and website to plan every adventure available in the Moab area. This included day trips, multi-day trips and packages that combine lodging and activities.
 
Travelers responded. Total guests have grown from 8,000 in 2006 to an anticipated 30,000 this year. “The growth over the past several years is due in large part to the convenience and excellent customer experience provided by Moab Adventure Center. We make it easy to plan a simple 2-hour off-road safari or an entire week of adventure, all with the assurance that you’ll have the time of your life,” said Lake.  
 
“When people think of visiting Southern Utah, they often consider a visit to Bryce and Zion National Parks, both astoundingly beautiful locations. However, what most travelers don’t realize is that if you’re planning multiple days in Utah, Moab is the perfect destination for a longer stay. Not only do you have Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, but you also have the quaint town of Moab, Utah plus over 30 adventures to enhance your Utah vacation. You can’t find that anywhere else in the state,” said Lake.
 
This year, Moab Adventure Center is excited to offer hot air ballooning for the first time ever. Adventures like this can be combined with other popular experiences like river rafting, canyoneering, and mountain biking. “Shorter experiences like this allow people to be fairly spontaneous about planning an adventure in Moab. A quick weekend getaway can be planned a few weeks out,” he added.
 
As a special 2010 season incentive to package a variety of experiences together, the Moab Adventure Center is offering a 10% savings on each activity when combining three or more adventures.
 
It’s wise to check moabadventurecenter.com in advance of arrival to secure your reservations on all the activities you wish to experience. You can also request a new “Insiders Guide” on the website that contains all the tips for making your Moab adventure absolutely perfect.
 
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, 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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