1. United States
  2. Utah
  3. Moab
  4. North Wash

From Moab or Hanksville: North Wash Slot Canyon Experience

Product ID: 252867
Explore the more remote, narrow, and deep canyons of Southern Utah on this private canyoneering adventure. Choose a canyon of your choice based on your experience then rappel, chimney, and more down the canyon with a professional guide.
About this activity
Duration: 7 - 12 hours
Starting time 6:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pickup optional

Your hotel in Hanksville
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Wander through narrow red-rock canyons that have been carved by water over thousands of years
  • Learn canyoneering techniques necessary to safely descend slot canyons
  • Chimney, stem, down-climb, and rappel through narrow passages with the help of your professional and experienced guide
  • Explore canyons that are rarely visited and off the beaten path
Full description
Get a great introduction to narrow, technical slot canyoneering on this private adventure in the Irish and North Wash Slot Canyons. Spend the day learning techniques for descending these narrow spaces with a professional guide, then make your way down through a canyon of your choosing, depending on the abilities, experience, and goals of your group.

After meeting your expert guide in Moab or Hanksville, head to the trailhead (2.5 hours from Moab; 30 minutes from Hanksville). Begin your hike over ancient sand dunes and, as you gain elevation, enjoy views of the Henry Mountains. Once you reach the head of the canyon, don the necessary canyoneering gear provided with your tour including a harness, helmet, kneepads, and gloves.

From here, learn how to rappel, chimney, stem, and down-climb through numerous narrow sections. Encounter many obstacles on your way and overcome them with the help of your experienced and patient guide. Once through the canyon, take a short walk back to the vehicle before returning to your original pickup point.
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
  • Transportation to and from the canyon
  • All necessary canyoneering gear
  • Lunch and snacks
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Please meet at the local partner's office: 50 E Center St, Moab, UT 84532, USA

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
Not allowed
  • Open-toed shoes
Know before you go
• This tour is appropriate for beginners with a sense of adventure
• This tour is private, so it will just be your group plus your guide
• There are a lot of down-climbs and chimneys which will have you sliding your butt, hips, knees, back, and arms against the sandstone walls so you'll definitely want to wear durable inexpensive clothing that you don't mind scuffing up
• The driving time from Moab to the trailhead is 2.5 hours, one-way
• If you will be traveling from Capitol Reef National Park, consider starting this adventure in Hanksville, which is only 30 minutes from the trailhead
• Kneepads and gloves are provided to help protect your delicate angled parts. T-shirts and shorts are fine, especially when coupled with the pads provided, but some people prefer long sleeves and pants for added protection from the abrasive walls
• The best footwear is a pair of low-cut, lightweight style hiking shoes. However, any footwear will work, except open-toed sandals