Rock Climbing and Canyoneering
Hire a local guide to expedite an introduction to Moab’s canyoneering areas. A complete list can be found on our Guides & Outfitters page.
Technical, but what Canyoneering route isn’t?
45 minute drive from Moab
6 rappels (120’, 70’, 60’, 40’, 20’,
6 miles hiking
Located along the Longs Canyon Road off of Hwy 313
2 rappels (95’ and 120’); 3.5 miles hiking
10 minute drive from Moab
Located off of the Sandflats Road
Unfamiliar with Moab?
Hire a local climb guide to expedite an introduction to area routes. A complete list can be found on our Guides & Outfitters.
On Your Own
Located along Hwy 279
River Road Dihedrals
Proficiency is paramount supervising children in climbing. Do not expect to climb at adult limits with children. Moab has
terrific climbing companies and their familiarity with the region is worth the investment.
Located on Hwy 279 in the Wall Street vicinity
Ice Cream Parlor
Located on Kane Springs Road
Slabs on Hwy 313
Located 2 miles from Hwy 191 on Hwy 313
Two anchors are set 80 ft up and can be walked to from the left.
Camping Near Climbing Areas
Bureau of Land Management sites Jaycee Park and Williams Bottom Campgrounds are close by on Hwy 279.
River Road Dihedras
Bureau of Land Management sites Goose Island and Granstaff campgrounds are close by on Hwy 128.
The National Parks
Arches National Park
Canyoneering and rock climbing activities in Arches National Park will be actively managed and monitored according to the
“August 2013 resulting Climbing and Canyoneering Management Plan”.
It is the responsibility of the visitor to be aware of new regulations and updated Superintendent compendiums.
NPS Laws and Policies
While establishment of new routes will be allowed, installation of new fixed gear on new and existing routes will require
a free special use permit. In order to minimize resource impacts, the park will actively seek input and assistance from
the climbing and canyoneering community in assessing the suitability and quality of new fixed gear placement proposals,
and replacement of existing fixed gear.
For details about group limits, obtaining required permits and regulations use the following links.
Canyonlands National Park
Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park has the best quality rock and some established climbing routes.
Permits are only required when staying overnight in the backcountry.
Climbing is prohibited into cultural resources, on arches or natural bridges of Canyonlands or the Orange Cliffs Unit adjacent
to the MAZE District of Canyonlands. No altering rock by any means. Power tools are prohibited. Colored or Non Marking
Chalk is required in the Parks. Be familiar with Regulations and exceptions.
NPS Laws and Policies