The Robbers Roost is a world class deep slot canyon. Although technical, with four rappels, this one day canyoneering adventure can be enjoyed by beginners. The endeavor is challenging, strenuous, and rewarding. Ideal for those in pursuit of a wilderness experience.
Expect a full day as we travel to the remote and seldom visited Robbers Roost where outlaws like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid hid-out.
The canyoneering is not difficult in comparison to most technical canyons, but you will need to be reasonably fit. Our route is a strenuous five miles and involves some short sections of scrambling, climbing, and chimneying.
The hike starts out down a sandy wash to our first obstacle, a 30 foot drop into a boulder-choked slot canyon. Guides explain the gear and clip you into the rope before you descend. This is where the fun begins!
Enjoy the convoluted sandstone walls as we use a little teamwork to defeat the canyons many obstacles. A short ways down we rappel a 30 foot pour off and are into a very beautiful section of narrows. This deep slot is mostly a walk through and wide enough for even the big guys to easily pass.
Our third rappel is a 75 foot two tiered drop into another section of narrows, even darker than the previous. This slot canyon is very photogenic and provides numerous opportunity for taking outstanding pictures.
The Robbers Roost Canyon contsricts and opens as we down climb, squeeze and stem to the final 40 foot rappel into a natural cathedral. Past the last rappel our obstacles do not relent.
Our escape from the Roost is up a narrow chimney. We climb two opposing rock faces, by placing our backs and hands against one face and our feet against the other. These sections of chimneying are short and rewarded with stunning canyon scenery.
We leave the heart of outlaw country behind, and make our way across a sand blown desert where wild burros are often spotted. Many of our guests add a scenic flight over Canyonlands to the end of this trip. Prices and timetables are listed below.
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Your one-day Robbers Roost canyoneering trip departs 7:00 AM from NAVTEC Expeditions. Our office is located at 321 N. Main Street in Moab, UT. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. After a full day in the canyon we return to our office at about 7:00 PM by ground and 6:00 PM by scenic flight. All ground transportation is included. Reservations are required.
$295/person + tax
Flights additional $130/person + tax
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321 North Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532
Call toll free: 1-800-833-1278
In Moab: 435-259-7983
NAVTEC Expeditions three generations of experience shows not only in our guiding, but in how we interact with our guests and the natural world. Our professional guides see to it that you get the most out of your trip without the stress. Their affable manners and leadership provide you the opportunity to experience the awesome nature of Canyon Country. Giving you a safe and enjoyable vacation is our highest priority.