Moab Area FUN - Hike? Bike? Canyoneer?

  • Dec 11, 2011 · 8:00 AM

Moab Area FUN

Hike? Bike? Canyoneer?

Many of us are already in the Moab area after last night's Delicate Arch Full Moon hike; others may want to come to Moab for the day.

I want to spend the day descending beginner canyons. I am willing to take others who either participated in our rappelling Sunday in November or who can assure me you have been rappelling at least 1 or 2 times. Adventurers who have been going to the Rock Gym also qualify to go on the canyons trip. The canyons I want to do have ~3 rappells each and they are considered to be among the easiest in the Moab area. Each canyon usually takes 2-3 hours so I hope to do 1 or very likely 2 of these 3:

U-Turn Canyon 

Tierdrop Canyon


NotTierdrop Canyon 

Others may want to hike. A few hikes I might suggest are these:

Devil's Garden

Others may want to mountain or road bike.

Please post in your RSVP which of these activities you want to do.


In your RSVP state what you want to do for the day and we will get canyoneers, hikers and/ or bikers together.


Doug Van Etten [masked]

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Great fun and learning experience for more serious canyoneering. We all made it through every rappel with no issues and had a great time doing it in some beautiful landscape.

    P.S. Sorry about the sideways pictures. I didn't have time to change them around.

    December 13, 2011

  • Doug Van E.

    2 awesome canyons - 6 great partners. Thanks to all for such a good time and such great teamwork to make it all happen so quickly and efficiently on both U-Turn and TierDrop canyons. What was the ranger lady's name? She said she is a canyoneer. Maybe we ought to invite her next time. I am looking at maybe the weekend of Jan. 13 (friday drive over n camp) - Sunday the 15th. Lyn and Ruxton know the names of the canyons we want to do. Please remind me of those names? Where is there written beta: Climb Utah? Average Joe Raod Trips? Kelsey's book? Or . . .. where else?

    December 11, 2011

  • Lyn B.

    U-Turn was a blast. Great company and support. Thanks for putting this trip together. I look forward to January.

    December 11, 2011

  • Doug Van E.

    Mary B. Maybe next time; like in Feb or March?

    December 5, 2011

  • Ryan G.

    Have you thought of Elephant Butte in Arches? You reach the high point of entire Moab area and the views are outstanding. This can easily be combined with U-turn Canyon and is good for any level of experience. Not sure if I can make it yet, but I am hoping to!

    December 5, 2011

  • mary b.

    It looks like you are going to have lots of fun this weekend and it's KILLING me that I can't come along. Have fun everyone!

    December 5, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lara and I will camp Saturday night in Moab and be ready for the canyons Sunday!

    December 5, 2011

  • Doug Van E.

    Hey Ruxton that is great you'll be joining Lyn and me and any others for the canyons on Sunday. While they are technically 'easy' canyons there is always the possiblity of rockfall or other mishaps so please bring your helmet.

    December 3, 2011

  • Doug Van E.

    CANYONEERING, Lyn & I are "in". Let us know if you want to be included. Here is a list of the basic gear you will need to own or borrow. If you need a harness, belay device, helmet (bike or boating helmets are fine), let me know; I have a little spare gear that may be loaned. Here is the list: Soft-soled shoes or light boots, Helmet, Harness, Rappel Device, 2-4 Screw-Lock Carabiners, ~4- 8? pieced 1? tubular webbing, Leather or Synthetic Leather gloves, a pack to carry it all.

    December 3, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I planned on sticking around Sunday anyway! I am bringing the pup since she's allowed in slot canyons, so I'll be a little restricted Sunday. Am looking for hiking nearby in a dog friendly area.

    December 2, 2011

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