Released on Wednesday, 01 September 2010 16:11
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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