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 (

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 ( 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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