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
Phone: 801-942-6669 x101
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Moab Adventure Center Announces New E-Dirt Bike Tours - The First and Only in Utah

MOAB, UT, July 12, 2023– One of the world’s top outdoor playgrounds just became more playful.

Moab Adventure Center in Moab, Utah, announces the introduction of Electric Dirt Bike Tours to its mix of activities in the red rock country bordered by Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

The e-dirt bike guided tours, featuring spectacular views into the National Parks, are available here for the first time this season. They are the only e-dirt bike tours in Moab and in the entire state of Utah.

“We have a lot of interest for the new electric dirt bike tours. It’s a super fun way to get out and see some outstanding areas surrounding Moab,” reports Brandon Lake, co-owner and CMO of the Moab Adventure Center.

“The e-bike trend is quite impressive,” Lake adds. Industry forecasters predict a leap from $37.47 billion in market size in 2022 to $119.72 billion by 2030, according to Fortune Business Insights. Please see https://www.fortunebusinessinsights.com/electric-e-bike-market-102022

The Daily Beastreports that e-bike sales outpaced EVs and hybrid cars in both 2021 and 2022, a trend that is expected to continue as people switch to climate-friendlier ways of staying mobile. Please see https://www.thedailybeast.com/forget-tesla-and-electric-cars-e-bikes-are-the-future-of-transportation.

Moab Adventure Center is excited to offer top-of-the-line SUR-RON https://sur-ronusa.com/ electric dirt bikes. These bikes are silent, have up to a 30-mile range, and are perfect for riding trails like the popular Shaffer Trailthat parallels the Colorado River.

The following tours are being conducted from March through October.

Gemini Bridges Electric Dirt Bike Tour: The per person rate is $290 (ages 12 and up). Daily tours of 2.5 hours, including transfers, depart at 2 p.m. Included in the rate are electric dirt bike rental, helmet and protection and a guided tour. The ride begins with climbs up thrilling switchbacks up the side of the mountain with stunning views of the Moab Valley. Then comes a majestic canyon with sandstone spires rising on either side of the path. Cyclists then climb their way to the top of a vast plateau and follow the scenic, winding road to reach the incredible and stunning double archway of the famous Gemini Bridges.  Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/electric-dirt-bike-tour-gemini-bridges

Shafer Trail and Colorado River Overlook Electric Dirt Bike Tour: The per person rate is $250 (ages 12 and up). Daily tours of up to 3 hours (including transfers) depart at 9 a.m. Included in the rate are electric dirt bike rental, helmet and protection and a guided tour. Guests wind their bikes through layer after layer of majestic rock formations and open valleys along the Shafer Trail before climbing the final hill to the unforgettable Canyonlands National Park. From 800 feet above the Colorado River, the vista spread out for these lucky visitors is the same vista made famous by the movie scene from Thelma & Louise. Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/electric-dirt-bike-tours-shafer-trail

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is at the epicenter of nature-themed adventure, promising activities that include rafting, jet boating, stand-up paddle boarding, hiking, mountain biking, and hot air ballooning. Hummer safaris, rock climbing, canyoneering, and horseback riding are also very popular. Most of these activities are conducted with experienced guides who help people understand where and how they can experience the backcountry with the least impact possible.

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

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Moab Adventure Center Caters to the World’s Most Inquisitive Travelers - Kids

Growth, both in body and mind, is an essential element of childhood. So, it’s natural for parents to search for family vacations that will help stimulate this transformation.

Increasingly this path has led to the red rock, kid-friendly paradise of Moab, Utah. This playground for young and old is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the world and two national treasures: Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Sandwiched between are more than enough opportunities, challenges and elements of fun for even the youngest in the clan. The experts at the Moab Adventure Center offer this list of kid-friendly favorites for starters:

Invest Your Kids in our Parks: After a visit to Moab Adventure Center to arrange activities for your family (this can also be done ahead online), head over to the visitor center of Arches National Park to introduce your kids to the benefits of the park’s Junior Ranger program. There, children can also rent Explorer Packs for the day. (Be aware of the new Timed Entry Reservations system to assure your admission.)

River Rafting on the Colorado River: Whether for a half ($89 adults, $73 ages 5-12) or a full ($129 adults, $106 ages 5-12) day, this is a must-do adventure while in Moab. Rafts wind down a world-renowned stretch of this iconic river, through scenes made famous by dozens of popular movies. On select trips, guests savor an exclusive BBQ lunch at a riverside ranch.

Kid-Friendly Hikes Inside Arches National Park: Some sections of the park (Devils Garden and Windows) offer lots to see in relatively small areas. To get to these sections, guests on an Arches National Park Tour ($108 adults, $88 ages 5-12) settle back in a bus or Sprinter Van with high ceilings and large picture windows on a start-to-finish adventure including guided hikes plus snacks and drinks.

Off-Road Adventure: Moab 4x4 Hummer Tours allow families to access Moab’s spectacular backcountry in style and comfort aboard the world’s most serious 4x4. Professional guides operate customHummer®vehicles with raised seating in the rear for optimum passenger viewing. Safaris can be 2-hour ($98 adults, $78 ages 3-12) or 4-hour ($220 adults, $180 ages 3-12) or timed for sunsets ($125 adults, $102 ages 3-12). 

Splashing It Out: The Moab Aquatic & Recreation Center has two outdoor swimming pools and one indoor pool. Some are equipped with water slides and diving boards to keep kids entertained for hours! This is the perfect place to stop for a few hours to let the kids play and have some fun.

Prepare for Lift Off: Kids and adults can strap in for a 3-hour zip line adventure ($159 adults, $119 ages 8-15 ) that glides over sandstone fins and gaps above Moab with a series of six different zip line cables and two suspension bridges.

Discover Prehistoric Giants: Moab Giants Dinosaur Park & Tracks Museum is all about awe in both indoor and outdoor interactive experiences. Guests can experience the 5D Paleo Aquarium ($28 adults, $21 ages 4-15) for an underwater learning adventure. Plus there’s a run-in with the monstrous life-size dinosaurs on the Dinosaur Trail and a 3D theater thriller that discusses what happened to the dinosaurs. The Moab Giants All-Inclusive Family Pass ($90 adults, $18 ages 4-15) gives access to all indoor and outdoor exhibits. There is an on-premise café.

Petroglyph Hunting:There are hundreds of rock art sites left behind by the native people who once roamed the area. Ask the folks at Moab Adventure Center where you can park your car to access some of these sites that are only a short walk away.

Moab Mountain Biking: Moab Adventure Center has earmarked three distinct itineraries for mountain bikers. Its guided biking programs include a first-rate bike ($20 off with own bike) and helmet plus a small water bottle and snacks. The Courthouse Wash Loop Trail introduces beginners $134 all ages 7 and up) to the thrill of maneuvering two wheels in this distinctive terrain. Two other itineraries that include park entrance fees in addition to bikes, helmets and snacks are for more advanced riders of all ages 8 and up.

For more details about family fun in Moab, please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-with-kids

Moab is also the gateway to multi-day rafting adventures fashioned with families in mind such as a 5-day raft trip on 88 miles of the Green River through Desolation Canyon.  This program is ideal for families with children as young as 5. There are weekly departures June through August, with good space availability on most 2023 dates. A 5-day/4-night adventure begins and ends in Moab, Utah, and includes a scenic flight that lands atop a dramatic desert plateau where the group begins a short descent on foot to the river put-in. The per person rate is from $1,955 and for ages 5-15) from $1,255. For details, please see https://www.westernriver.com/desolation-canyon

The popular Southwest Sampler offers four days and three nights exploring Arches National Park and experiencing an off-road Hummer Safari. Then come two days of Colorado River rafting plus one night of all-inclusive beach camping and stargazing. Also included are two nights of Moab hotel accommodations at Springhill Suites by Marriott. Weekly departures are available Tuesdays from May through August. Rates are $855 adults and $730 ages 5-15. Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/southwest-sampler

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

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Forgot to Get Reservations for Arches? Moab Adventure Center Bails Out Visitors with Hearts Set on Seeing this National Park

MOAB, UT, Feb. 8, 2023 – Moab Adventure Center in the red rock playground of Moab, Utah, is prepared to guide its clients through the National Park Service’s (NPS) second consecutive season of requiring advance permits to access Arches National Park.

“If you snooze you may lose,” underscores Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center. “However, people who are unable to get permits in a timely fashion can still count on our popular, daily guide-led programs that offer entry to Arches on a space available basis.”

Moab Adventure Center’s tours showcase the more accessible of more than 2,000 arches, the highest concentration of arches on the planet. Driving and hiking through this Jurassic-aged wonderland provides a glimpse back in time when gentle geologic forces from deep below the surface bulged upward to crack the surface sandstone into fins that over time morphed into arches.

Two of Moab Adventure Center’s most popular tours are morning and sunset adventures led by professional guides who share information and wisdom about their experiences in this magical landscape. Each trip is 4 hours. Rates include snacks, water and Park entrance fees. Guests relax in a bus or a Sprinter Van with high ceilings and large picture windows for maximum viewing comfort. There are several stops to get up close with the terrain on short, scenic hikes. The rate is $108 for adults and $88 for ages 5 to 18.

Also available is a 30-minute airplane tour at $159 for adults and $120 ages 3-12. Rivers, canyons, and arches, plus the vast sweep of this slice of America’s west are revealed to guests from a bird’s eye perspective who are always welcome to share their questions with the pilot.

See details on Arches National Park Tours.

What began as a trial run policy in 2022 to upgrade the visitor experience by eliminating overcrowding will now take effect as an NPS standard operating procedure. This means that from April 1 to Oct. 1, 2023, visitors will need to secure in advance a timed entry reservation in order to enter Arches National Park between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. The window for booking reservations opened January 10, 2023.Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis on Recreation.gov.

Reservations must be secured three months in advance of the anticipated date of visiting Arches. A single booking of a timed entry ticket covers each registered visitor (an individual, couple, group or family). Guests may enjoy the park all day, entering and re-entering at will with the validated ticket. The only cost visitors incur is a $2 Recreation.gov processing fee to obtain the ticket as well as paying the standard park entry fee. (It may also be possible to obtain a limited number of tickets through Recreation.gov up to midnight the day before planning to visit the park.) See more information on Arches National Park reservations and timed-entry tickets.

The timed entry program does not apply to tour operators such as Moab Adventure Center who have concessions contracts. If tourists miss getting a reservation or something unexpected comes up, Moab Adventure Center can always get them into the park as long as there’s a scheduled tour operating and there is space. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours and https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park

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

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Moab Adventure Center Excels as Helpful Resource for Group and Family Trip Charters

MOAB, UT, Feb. 2, 2023 –Moab Adventure Center in the red rock playground of Moab, Utah, is poised to be an incredibly helpful resource in 2023 for those in charge of organizing and orchestrating group outings.

“Battening down the hatches was the norm during the pandemic. With those dark days of isolation behind us, we’re seeing an upsurge of interest from youth groups, corporate retreat planners and families planning reunions,” says Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center.

Corporate interest seems stronger than ever with so many employees working remotely from home. With reduced cost benefits from remote work, many businesses are now devoting a higher percentage of their budget to corporate retreats and team building.

“The challenge is to build relationships and bonds between team members who rarely get together at work anymore. Managers and activities directors see the vital need for team building and bonding. Helping them plan the perfect outing is what we do best,” said Schmutz.

For the types of group tours the Moab Adventure Center hosts, please see: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/group-tours

Schmutz suggests that groups cement their plans as soon as possible in order to secure preferred dates for such popular programs as the full-day (5.5 hours start to finish) Moab Colorado River rafting adventure

When groups want to experience as many of Moab’s resources as they can in a short period of time, half-day rafting programs can be organized along with rappelling and canyoneering, rock climbing or zip lines

“Corporate meeting planners have also been challenged to help employees to develop healthy working relationships and deeper personal connections. Another goal is to help them become reacquainted with teammates after working remotely for some time. For such intense assignments, Moab Adventure Center offers an immersive and equally intense overnight experience on our 2-day Cataract Express,” Schmutz adds.

To cover a 96-mile distance on the river in two days, Moab Adventure Center employs high-speedboats called Snout Rigs, dubbed the "Corvette of the Colorado," that tackle with ease the nearly 30 whitewater rapids that make Cataract Canyon legendary. 

“Nail biting and bonding occur simultaneously. Nobody can remain strangers after sharing the excitement of being on this river,” she underscores. 

The many benefits of a group charter also include:

  • A shared experience that is fun, a bit scary
  • The feeling of team accomplishment and success after facing the obstacles/challenges of a river and conquering them
  • Building friendships and closer relationships within a group
  • Leveling the playing field as everyone from the boss to the newest employee/member is equal, on the same level,and is asked to perform the same duties (like paddling)
  • Learning about the region’s natural and human history from knowledgeable guides
  • Thriving on great exercise, fresh air and abundant sunshine
  • Creating fun stories for reminiscing and sharing back home, at the office water cooler and at future group get-togethers

Families appreciate the help Moab Adventure Center offers when it comes to organizing a family vacation or reunion in the greater Moab region. The family reunions that stay right in Moab can arrange an activities schedule that grandma and grandpa can dip in and out of at will and that can accommodate a toddler’s nap time. 

But if a family is feeling more adventurous, they may opt for a longer, more extended, and inclusive activity such as a 5-day Desolation Canyon Raft Adventure in Utah. 

Setting the stage for guests to tackle new experiences and move outside of their comfort zones creates what Schmutz calls “Moab Magic.” Guests can experience this magic in a myriad of ways through the Moab Adventure Center while on the rush of a river current or when rappelling, surrounded by people who care about them and who are cheering them on. 

Most activities available through Moab Adventure Center can accommodate private, exclusive groups of 15 to 25 (or more) participants. Minimum age requirements vary, but many activities can accommodate youth as young as 5. Rates are adjusted for group size. The group organizer often enjoys the outings for free.

About the Moab Adventure Center

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

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Moab Adventure Center Garners “Best of State” and “Business of the Year” Awards

MOAB, UT, Jan. 5, 2023 – Annually, each and every year since 2004,Moab Adventure Center in Moab, Utah, has been recognized by the State of Utah for its outstanding contributions to Utah’s tourism industry.

The tradition continued in 2022 as Moab Adventure Center once again is the recipient of Utah’s Best of State for unsurpassed service and achievement in both the Adventure Travel and River Outfitters industries. The Best of State award is Utah’s premier recognition and awards program created to recognize outstanding individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.

Judging criteria designates those companies that excel and surpass all others in these categories:

  • Excelling in their endeavors
  • Use of innovative approaches or methods
  • Bringing the highest contribution to a better quality of life

Recognizing such consistent excellence, The Moab Chamber of Commerce also honored Moab Adventure Center as the town’s 2022 Business of the Year praising the company as “a great example of community involvement, leadership, problem solving, and supporting their employees in various ways.” The award was presented at the Chamber’s annual Black & White Banquet at Red Cliffs Lodge on Oct. 29, 2022.

Moab Adventure Center’s “commitment and love for our community is evident in numerous ways,” wrote Chamber officials. These ways include investing in its employees through education and professional development and prioritizing employee housing provisions; contributions to activities and programs at Grand County High School and donating time to organized trail clean-up days during the off season. Staff serve on the state Utah Office of Tourism board, the Utah Tourism Industry Association board, the local EMS board, Canyonlands Regional Airport Board, the Moab Area Travel Council, the Moab Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Grand County Economic Development Advisory Board.

“We are honored and humbled by this recognition. Moab Adventure Center takes our customer experience very seriously. We’ve targeted excellent locations and created some wonderful programs that allow our guides and instructors to showcase this incredible region and provide experiences that appeal to young and old, regardless of skill level,” said Sierra Schmutz, GM of the Moab Adventure Center (www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

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

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

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Moab Adventure Center Satisfies Requests of High-Energy Visitors During Moab’s Quiet Season

MOAB, UT, Nov. 10, 2022 –The tangy bite of a winter day can send seemingly normal people into paroxysms of energy over-drive even as others huddle and hibernate until the vernal equinox come March.

The red rock playground of Moab, Utah, caters to the energy-driven year-round, but this region is especially welcoming in the quiet months between now and early spring. Warm-weather crowds are a distant memory. Tourist-driven staff are rested and relaxed.

“Here at the Moab Adventure Center, it only takes a week or two of non-hectic days to make us miss our visitors,” said Sierra Schmutz, General Manager. “We can’t wait to share Moab’s quiet season secrets.”

Guests in the quiet season are a more independent lot, she noted. This means they prefer do-it-yourself activities that Moab Adventure Center can help arrange. These may include:

Some guided activities are available year-round and can be arranged through Moab Adventure Center. These include regularly scheduled morning and afternoon four-hour Arches National Park tours. Included are stops for hikes to scenic overlooks. Scenic 30-minute tours by small aircraft are scheduled daily to reveal from above the spectacles of Arches National Park.

For additional details outlining everything about Moab including where to eat, visit, drive and visit, don’t forget to download a free Moab Insider’s Guide: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/free-moab-insiders-guide

The cooler temperatures of winter signal an eagerness for adventure. For example, January’s average high is 43F, rising to 63F by March when campgrounds open and river pundits assess the winter snowpack and expected runoff with an eye towards a new rafting season.

With the exception of Los Angeles, which is just over 700 miles from Moab, most major cities of the Southwest are all under 500 miles from Moab. Through the winter season, Moab Adventure Center recommends tapping into http://udottraffic.utah.gov to see real-time road conditions across Utah.

For information and reservations please call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163 or visit: https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/.

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

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

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Moab Adventure Center Sees 67 Percent Increase in Visitors Securing Guided Tours of Arches National Park

MOAB, UT, Oct. 20, 2022 – Moab Adventure Center in Moab, Utah, saw a 67 percent increase in 2022 in the number of visitors engaging in its guided tours of Arches National Park.

This stellar growth also coincided with the implementation of timed entry permits to the park that were in effect from early April to early October to control over-crowding.  (Arches National Park set attendance records in 2021 with 1.8 million visits, a number that created the need for controlled entries.)

“Although in 2022 the number of do-it-yourself guests visiting Arches National Park was down, Moab Adventure Center saw record growth in guided park tours since the entry system was introduced,” said Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center (www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

She explained that the mandatory timed entry program did not affect clients of tour operators like Moab Adventure Center who have National Park concessions contracts. The park continued to accommodate travelers (even that same day) who booked a guided tour through Moab Adventure Center.

A number of factors influenced the growth in guided Arches tours and the decline in do-it-yourself visits. (In 2022 the park saw 158,925 people pass through its gates in July, a decline of about 1,700 people per day from 2021′s record turnout. Nearly 238,000 fewer visitors have roamed the park’s trails and gawked at some of its 2,000 arches than at this time last year.)

First, if visitors arrived without timed entry reservations in hand through Recreation.gov (obtained three months in advance of arrival or day of arrival depending on availability), they were declined entry to Arches – unless they signed on with a tour operator who had the required permits.

Second, just in a year, people’s travel habits that were influenced by the pandemic have changed. Families no longer have the flexibility to just pack up and go as they had during the pandemic when kids were out of the classroom. And the adults? They’re often back at their offices and fewer have choices to work remotely.   

Third, gas prices in the summer of 2022 were a lot higher than they have been over the past few years.

Fourth, international visits were down, attributed to the realities of post-pandemic air travel. International guests typically account for 35 percent of the Park’s overall visitors.

And fifth, mentioned Schmutz, is the possibility that the publicity around the timed-entry system created its own firestorm and inadvertently warned people away from what they perceived could be overcrowded conditions. The jury is out as regards keeping the timed entry in place for at least another year.

Schmutzunderscored that adventurous travelersshare one thing in common. They count on Nature to help them recharge and reach new personal highs and goals.

“Moab Adventure Center takes our customer experience very seriously. We’ve targeted excellent locations and created some wonderful programs that allow our guides and instructors to provide experiences that appeal to young and old, regardless of skill level,” she said. For details, please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours

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

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Moab Adventure Center Inspires Travelers To Enjoy the Fall Colors On the Colorado River and Beyond

MOAB, UT, Sept. 8, 2022 – Moab Adventure Center will help orchestrate an adventure of a lifetime between now and the end of October for everyone who wanders into the red rock playground known as Moab, Utah.

Those who linger here for a day or more can spend a half or a full day rafting a scenic stretch of one of America’s iconic rivers, the Colorado.

“People are surprised to learn that they can check off this life-list item in a day or less,” said Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center. “Their dream may have been to spend several days and nights on the river. But when life gets in the way, Moab Adventure Center offers them alternatives.”

Colorado River Rafting Moab: Morning Half-Day Adventure: This is a 4.25-hour, start-to-finish adventure with 2.5 hours on the water. Daily departures are at 8 a.m. The rate for adults is $85 and $70 for ages 5-12.

Colorado River Moab: Full-Day Rafting Trip with Exclusive BBQ Lunch: The total excursion is 7 hours with 5.5 hours on the water.The journey begins with a drive up one of the most scenic highways in the West before the raft is launched onto a spectacular stretch of the Colorado River, long favored by movie makers. This adventure includes a hot BBQ lunch with all the trimmings at the unique Red Cliffs Lodge lunch pavilion. The rate for adults is $124 and $102 for ages 5-12.

Colorado River Mid-Day Rafting Adventure with Exclusive BBQ Lunch: Raft 7 miles of the Colorado River from below Rocky Rapid to takeout beach. Enjoy an exclusive hot barbeque lunch and mild whitewater. Departures occur daily at 11:00 am.  The rate for adults is $102 and $84 for ages 5-12.

Each program offers guests a choice of a paddle boat, with everyone manning a paddle, or two-person inflatable kayaks. The rate for each trip includes a complimentary flip-top water bottle ($14 value), snacks, transportation to and from the river, complimentary hotel pickup available upon request, lifejackets, rafting equipment, and guides.

Moab’s fall color season brings added benefits to visitors.  September and October temperatures average 82° F and 69° F respectively, with days usually dry and sunny and star-gazing clear nights. The water is warm and inviting for a swim, with temperatures nearing the mid-70’s F. And Nature tosses in the piece de resistance: fall colors that embrace the banks of the river from late September through late October as massive cottonwoods and willows turn on yellows and oranges.

For more details on river rafting this fall please see  https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-river-rafting

For those who can linger longer and might also want a land-based adventure, Moab Adventure Center suggests:

●                Arches National Park tours to access brilliant fall colors. No timed-entry tickets are needed when on a group tour. Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/arches-national-park-tours

●                Canyoneering and rock climbing adventures. Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/climbing-canyoneering

●                Mountain Biking Tours. Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-mountain-biking

●                Do-It-Yourself Jeep Rentals.  Please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-jeep-rentals

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

About the Moab Adventure Center

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

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Moab Adventure Center Adds New Canyoneering Adventure to Portfolio; Guided Activities Continue through November

MOAB, UT, Aug. 25, 2022– Moab Adventure Center, the go-to hub for guided adventure in and around Moab, Utah, continues to evolve ways for visitors to get up close and personal with the sandstone spires, arches, fins and hoodoos that make this a world-class vacation destination.

Among its most popular activities are canyoneering and rock climbing, pursuits that carefully take participants past their typical comfort zones.

To help answer the demand for these rapidly growing sports, the company recently added a new Moab canyoneering option that includes rappelling & adventure hiking in Bow and Arrow Canyon. This five-hour adventure begins with a hike among sandstone fins up to Longbow Arch, followed by rappelling through slot canyons hidden by massive sandstone monoliths. The route descends farther and farther down into the canyons on each of four rappels. The first descent is a warm-up at 15 feet, followed by descents of 80 and 25 feet, concluding with an open drop of 50 feet. Professional canyoneering guides provide detailed instruction through each section, offering insights into geology, plant life and natural history. No experience is required, just an appetite for adventure. These twice-daily immersions into prehistoric worlds continue through November. For more information, please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-rappelling-hike.

Also available through November is Moab Adventure Center’s signature introductory program to canyoneering: Canyoneering Grandstaff Canyon - Ephedra's Grotto and Morning Glory Arch. This five-hour excursion may well claim to be the best place on the planet to be introduced to canyoneering. The first rappel is 90 feet down into a narrow chasm called the Medieval Chamber and then 120 feet down the massive Morning Glory Arch (actually a Natural Bridge). The adventure concludes with a hike along a trickling stream bed in the gorgeous Grandstaff Canyon. The experience continues daily through November. For details, please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-canyoneering.

The per person rate for each canyoneering program is $125 (age 13 and up) and $105 (age 10-12). The price includes snacks and water, gear and safety equipment, guided instruction, and transfers.

When it comes to canyoneering, this region is celebrated as “canyon country,” where the sport of canyoneering was practically invented. “Like rock climbing, canyoneering is a crafted experience conducted under the watchful eyes of trained instructors,” said Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center. “The playing field comprises gear and safety equipment fitted to the participants, sheer rock walls, narrow crevasses, a breathtaking natural bridge, wide-open vistas and, always, adrenalin.”

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

Another popular pursuit is basic rock climbing. The per person rate for Moab Rock Climbing Introduction is $125 ($105 for ages 5-12). This includes snacks and water, gear and safety equipment, and guided instruction. Through guided instruction, participants at all skill levels learn how to improve face and crack climbing techniques, how to use and care for equipment, the techniques of knot and rope work, and basic belaying and descending. This can help transition climbers from a climbing gym to real rock or even offer the ideal first experience for someone who has never tried rock climbing. A variety of routes and a relaxed atmosphere allow guests to progress at their own pace. For details see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-rock-climbing

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

About the Moab Adventure Center

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

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

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Moab Adventure Center Invites Visitors to Experience Two National Parks While Staying in Moab, Utah

MOAB, UT, July 28, 2022 – Often we’re time-stressed when we go vacation. We’re hoping to leave work and domestic schedules behind and we don’t want to be locked into routines while on holiday.

But resisting making plans can have a downside. We may miss out on the main reasons we’re traveling so far to get somewhere special. 

Take a journey to Moab, Utah, for example. This town, distinguished as the gateway to two national wonders, is nestled between the red rock landscape of Arches National Park and the incredible sandstone fantasyland of Canyonlands National Park. The National Forest of the La Sal Mountains overlooks both parks.

A visitor here can be gobsmacked by the beauty and myriad of recreational opportunities; this is especially true when they venture beyond the park borders, adventures that take a degree of pre-planning and scheduling.

“Many travelers are unsure if they should spend the time and money to see both parks. We’re here to tell you it can easily be done. Because they are strikingly different, you're in for two distinct experiences at these two extraordinary parks,” says Sierra Biggs, Manager of the Moab Adventure Center, the go-to place in the region for arranging excursions beyond park borders.

It takes only a few hours to gloss over the surface of the parks on scenic drives. However, Biggs recommends giving each park at least a full day each for some exploring on foot. Following are tours that can be arranged through Moab Adventure Center.

Arches National Park is home to the world's largest concentration of natural sandstone openings that began forming 65 million years ago as sandstone was pushed downwards by salt that was pushing up. Eventually, weather and erosion caused the otherworldly formations that visitors from all over the world travel to see. Moab Adventure Center guides showcase the most accessible of more than 2,000 arches.Arches National Park is much smaller than Canyonlands National Park and more easily accessible for driving and hiking activities. Morning or evening Sunset Arches Tours make it easy to see the most popular sites in Arches without the hassle of driving, navigating and scanning for parking spots. Do-it-yourself visitors can select their own hikes from this list of favorite hikes in Arches National Park.

Canyonlands National Park offers its own sightseeing challenges. It is spectacular for on-own drives; but interacting with this vast landscape is much more difficult than in most National Parks. A must-experience location in Canyonlands isIsland in the Sky District atop a 1,000-foot mesa with beautiful viewpoints that encircle thousands of square miles of incredible canyon country. These views offer the diversely colored landscape of southeastern Utah that many people consider to rival the views of the Grand Canyon. Suggested ways to explore include:

  • By land: Renting a Jeep (with maps provided) will provide access to the many miles of dirt roads that wind around the canyons, buttes and mazes of Canyonlands. You could drive for days on end and get quite lost without proper preparation.
  • By air: Scenic air tours offer a rare bird’s eye view of this most unique landscape.
  • By river: The Colorado River winds through the heart of this landscape, offering views that rival those found in the Grand Canyon. Several Colorado River touroptions offer the very best way to “become one with the landscape” and the powers that carved it.

For more suggestions on how to tour these parks, please see https://www.moabadventurecenter.com/moab-national-park-tours

This region anticipates another block-buster season in 2022 after the 2021 season when four of Utah’s five national parks experienced their highest ever visitor numbers. As a result, Arches National Park has implemented a timed entry ticket pilot program that went into effect this spring and continues through early October 2022. This requires that visitors wishing to visit Arches make advance reservations through Recreation.gov. Under a timed entry system, each registered visitor (an individual, couple, group or family is covered under a single booking) will be assigned a one-hour time slot between 6 a.m. and 5 p.m. local time. They will be able to enter the park anytime during that one-hour window.

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

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

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

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