Utah Canyoneering Robbers Roost slot canyon

Technical difficulty moderate $295

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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.

Utah Canyoneering Robbers Roost slot canyonExpect 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!

Robbers Roost canyoneering trip narrowsEnjoy 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.

Rappelling the Robbers Roost Slot CanyonThe 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.


Utah Slot Canyon Tour

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Trip Details:

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. All ground transportation is included. Reservations are required.

Trips Operate:
  • Year round
Times:
  • 7:00 AM -- departure from NAVTEC office
  • 7:00 PM -- return to NAVTEC Expeditions by 4X4
Cost:

$295/person + tax

Included:
  • Technical gear (Harness, Helmets, Ropes)
  • 4 rappels
  • Quality buffet style lunch with ice water & lemonade
  • Ground transportation from our office to the canyon and return
  • Pick-up from your motel or campground, if needed
  • Parking available at the NAVTEC office
  • Licensed experienced guide service
Not Included:
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottles (3 liters capacity)
  • Small day pack
  • Sturdy footwear, please no flip flops or hard soled hiking boots
  • Head lamp
  • Light colored clothing, long sleeve shirt and pants
  • Spring and Fall base layers: long johns, and pull over fleece
  • Hair tie for long hair
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hat with a visor (a must for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with securing strap
  • Camera, carried at own risk
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  • $15 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 2 days prior to trip departure.
  • Cancellations made 48 hours or more prior to departure receive a full refund less a $10 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 48 hours of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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