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Goblin Valley State Park: 4-Hour Canyoneering Adventure

1. Goblin Valley State Park: 4-Hour Canyoneering Adventure

Hidden amongst the spectacular hoodos and mesas of Goblin Valley State Park lies a truly fantastic canyoneering adventure. Embark on a journey through unbelievable rock formations, testing your skills with assistance from friendly rappelling experts. Meet your guide with a warm welcome and get an overview of the area's fascinating history. Your guide will provide basic safety information along with an introduction to the basics of rappelling and canyoneering. Enjoy magnificent views of the Valley of the Goblins and Robbers Roost. Following a short scramble through the Valley of the Goblins, enter a beautiful slot canyon that disappears into a dark and mysterious chasm in the Earth. Put on your canyoneering gear and rappel 90 feet (27 meters) into a spectacular and awe-inspiring chamber resembling a Gothic cathedral. Enjoy delicious refreshments inside the Chamber of the Basilisk.

Capitol Reef National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. Capitol Reef National Park: Self-Guided Audio Tour

Welcome to Shaka Guide's audio tour app, your gateway to the rugged and captivating landscapes of Capitol Reef National Park. Get ready to embark on a journey through time as you explore the unique geology, rich history, and stunning natural wonders of this hidden gem. As you begin your adventure through Capitol Reef National Park with the Shaka Guide app, prepare to be awestruck by the park's magnificent sandstone cliffs, towering monoliths, and deep canyons. The app will provide informative and engaging audio commentary, sharing the stories of the park's ancient rock formations and the people who once called this place home. Discover the park's namesake, the Waterpocket Fold, a massive buckle in the Earth's crust that stretches for nearly 100 miles. Learn about the forces of nature that created this incredible geological feature and shaped the diverse landscapes you'll encounter throughout the park. Drive along the park's scenic roads, such as the Capitol Reef Scenic Drive where the Shaka Guide app will point out significant landmarks, stunning viewpoints, and hidden gems along the way. Marvel at the towering cliffs, vibrant rock formations, and panoramic vistas that make Capitol Reef a photographer's paradise. Explore the park's extensive network of hiking trails, ranging from easy walks to challenging treks. The app will guide you to iconic trails like Hickman Bridge, Cassidy Arch, and Capitol Gorge, where you can immerse yourself in the park's natural beauty, encounter unique rock formations, and witness the remnants of ancient civilizations. Learn about the rich cultural history of the area as the Shaka Guide app shares stories of the Fremont and Ancestral Puebloan peoples who once thrived in this desert oasis. Visit the park's historic sites, such as the Fruita Historic District, where you can explore the preserved orchards, historic buildings, and even pick fresh fruit during the harvest season. Enjoy the tranquility of the park's campgrounds and picnic areas, where you can take a break and savor a meal surrounded by the breathtaking landscapes of Capitol Reef. The app will highlight ideal spots for picnicking and provide insights into the park's unique flora and fauna. With the Shaka Guide app as your knowledgeable companion, your visit to Capitol Reef National Park will be enriched by fascinating tales, geological insights, and practical information. So, grab your phone, and get ready to embark on an extraordinary journey through the timeless beauty of Capitol Reef National Park. During your tour you can: • Visit historic sites like the Fruita Schoolhouse and Fremont Petroglyphs • Take in views of the Waterpocket Fold — a 100-mile-long wrinkle in the Earth’s crust • Stop by Fruita Orchards for local produce • Take a picturesque ride along the park’s scenic drive

Canyonlands: 127 Hours Canyoneering Adventure

3. Canyonlands: 127 Hours Canyoneering Adventure

On this canyoneering adventure, we’ll make our way through Bluejohn Canyon, a physically challenging canyon that includes tight and narrow slots, exciting potholes, daring down-climbs and awe-inspiring rappels. This fun, technical slot canyon has some the most beautiful slots in the spectacular Robbers Roost Wilderness made famous by another Hollywood epic, Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid. This distinct canyon system includes three separate forks that can be enjoyed as a single-day or multi-day adventure. You may also have heard of 127 Hours, a biographical survival drama novel turned movie. It depicts the story of Aron Ralston, an American climber and adventurer, who spent 127 hours in one of Bluejohn’s canyon with his arm jammed beneath a rock. He eventually escaped by amputating his own arm before making his way through the rest of the canyon to seek help. Not only is this trip rich in beauty and nature, but it’s also incredibly rich in culture and history. Your guide will ensure you have an epic, fun, and safe journey through the canyons — and we promise you won’t be trapped for 127 hours! You’ll get the opportunity to climb, rappel and scramble through the different spots while soaking in canyon country at its finest.

From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

4. From Hanksville: West Moab Hidden Wonders Canyoneering Tour

Explore the spectacular and awe-inspiring red rock canyons of southern Utah in an adventurous way. Climb and hike up canyons to experience one of the most beautiful wilderness landscapes in America at Robber's Roost. Get a warm welcome from your guide and get an overview of the area. Receive safety information and an introduction to the basics of rappelling and canyoneering. Enjoy hands-on guidance enabling any experience level to embark on a challenging outdoor adventure. Enter the canyon and witness how challenging teamwork and a variety of canyoneering techniques enable you to explore some of the canyon's most beautiful hidden worlds. For many, the first experience in canyon country is transformational. Feel the experience in your heart and soul, drawing on your inner strength to soar above the challenges ahead of you.

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