THE ADVENTURE

Visit Utah puts it best: “Moab – there’s a lot of magic in that name. It conjures up bare-bones landscapes of stunning beauty, deep canyons excavated by the Colorado River, distant vistas of peaks and planes, long cliff bands of multi-colored sandstone, and soaring towers and arches that scrape against the blue sky. The Moab area, with its vast uninhabited tracts of sandstone canyons, cliffs, and mesas, is an outdoor paradise for hikers”

During Screen Shot 2018-04-17 at 8.04.42 PM our six day excursion in the Moab, we’ll be exploring everything that the ancient canyon-land has to offer. We’ll trek scenic day-hikes through some of the most gorgeous desert landscapes in the world. We’ll raft through canyons on famed whitewater river routes (all levels accommodated). We’ll take time to explore the Moab’s ravines up close and personal on a guided canyoning expeditions. Our expert guides will be with us through each jaunt: instructing, ensuring, and yes, even sometimes helping with that perfect picture. Jamie campfire-cooked up this adventure for us and we couldn’t be happier with the chow. Thinking back to his last trip out this way, no surprise he’s got us camping, hiking, climbing, and rafting — all to make for vigorously fun days before chill nights around the flickering flames. Oh, blanket of a billion stars INCLUDED.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Canyoneering
  • Camping
  • River Rafting
  • Star Gazing
  • Fireside Chatting

Accommodations

Outdoor camping in tents*

*optional upgrade to hotel or hostel nearby.

Itinerary

This trip very much has a “choose your own adventure” theme, offering several options available for your choice each day. Don’t worry! We’ve specially planned it so that you don’t have to miss out on anything.

Day 1: Meet Us in Moab

  • Welcome to Moab, aka southern Utah’s adventure base camp. Whether it’s hot tubs and pub grub after a dusty day on the trail or kicking campfire coals to warmup chamomile under the stars … or both! … arrive to play, recharge, and reflect in the wonder that surrounds this little gem on The Old Spanish Trail.
  • We will gather on the morning of Day 1 at 9am at our campsite (just a couple miles south of the center of Moab) for the experience. Here we’ll setup for our stay, all while meeting and mingling before transferring together for our first day out in the canyons.
  • Corona and Bowtie Arches Trail Hiking Experience
  • Group visit to the Moab Brewery

Day 2- Day 5: Discover the Canyon-lands

  • Over the next four days, we’ll encourage you to spend time together while enjoying some of the many adventures on offer in/around Moab. Listed below are the choose your own adventure style options that we’ll be enjoying:
  1. Hiking: Included (A)
  2. Canyoneering: Included (A)
  3. Rafting: Included (A)
  4. Walking Tour Downtown Moab: Included (B)
  5. Disc Golf: Included (B)
  6. Bird Watching: Included (B)
  7. Guided Mountain Biking: Additional*
  • The hiking, canyoneering, and rafting expeditions will each be offered on a different day. Tour Downtown, Disc Golf, and Bird Watching will each also be offered on a different day (in the afternoon/evenings). You may select one (A) and one (B) to join as parts of your included-offering. That said, we’d encourage you to come along on as many as you’d like — all are available for organization for everyone (the more the merrier!) and available for separate discounted-purchase.

*We are stoked to provided for Guided Mountain Biking, but will only do so as a separate purchase option for a quorum of a minimum group amount. In this event, this will be scheduled for Day 5.

Day 6: Fare Thee Well

As we rouse from our campsites on the morning of our last day, some good strong coffee and the sleepy smiles of new friends remind us that we have a lot to be thankful for. Though our time together is nearly up, this ancient land surrounding us feels timeless. Its spires and steeples weren’t built, but came to be over time. Just like the friendships of travel will survive our oncoming distance, these rocks have survived wind, rain, civilization, and the big hot sun.

Transfer to Moab City Recreation provided.

Provisions

What's Included

Expedition buddies and recommended routes

One (A) Adventure *see above Itinerary*

One (B) Adventure *see above Itinerary*

Camping Accommodations (tents, camp chairs, camp fire, cooking gear, filtered water)

Breakfast Every Morning

Optional: upgrades to Cabin Lodge, additional (A) and/or (B) Adventures

Transfers to/from Moab City Recreation Center to campsite (first and last day)

Transfers to included Adventures (A & B)

All National Park Ticketing and Entry Fees

What's Not Included

Transportation from your hometown to group meet-up point on Day 1 at Moab City
Recreation Center

Insurance of any kind

Lunches, Dinners, Snacks

Transfers beyond those included

Alcoholic beverages and/or Soft Drinks

Items of a Personal Nature

Dates

August 2019

Group Size

15-20 GlobeKickers

Suggested Airport

Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) Grand Junction, Colorado

Weather

Drink lots and lots of water, and then drinks some more water! Average daytime temps in August are about 96F. The hottest time of the day is between 11am and 3pm. This is a very dry heat, so feels quite airy in comparison to some more humid coastal climates. The nights are perfect for sleeping outdoors, averaging in the low 70Fs. Rain is very, very seldom.

Gear List

Required

Hiking Boots
Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
Day Pack (21L-35L)
Sleeping Bag or Soft-Sided Sleeping Mat
Fleece/Wool Jacket or Sweater
Hiking Shorts (Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
Liner Socks (Synthetic)
Long Sleeve Shirts (Synthetic, Lightweight)
Luggage Tags and Locks
Personal Wipes and Hand Sanitizer Gel
Hiking Pants (Convertible, Quick-Dry, Lightweight)
Camp Towel
Bandana
Base Layer Tops and Bottoms (Lightweight, Synthetic)
Casual Shoes for Travel and Free Time
Sunscreen
Sun Block and Lip Balm
Sun Hat
Sunglasses and Accessories
Swimwear
Tee Shirts (Cotton and Synthetic)
Toiletries
Underwear
Water Bottles (Three 1-Quart) or Hydration System
Flashlight or headlamp

Recommended

E Book
Camera and Accessories
Ear Plugs
Eye Mask
Motion Sickness Remedies
Reading and Writing Materials
Small Binoculars
Travel Pillow
Trekking Poles
Whistle
Headphones
Cell phone

Optional

Compass
GoPro (great for surfing, fishing or ATV’ing!)
GoPro Floaty (if you’re planning to surf)
Maps
Small Multitool

Travel Documents

Airline Tickets (Confirmation and Itinerary)
Final Bulletin (Emailed Prior to Departure Date)
Photo Identification

The GlobeKicker Gauges:

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1 = lowest and 10 = highest