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Desert Rock Climbing and Backpacking
The southern Utah desert is home to some of the best backpacking and rock climbing in the US. From the splitter cracks of Indian Creek and the Tower Climbs in Castle Valley, to the wilderness backpacking in the Grand Gulch and Cedar Mesa, there is something for everyone. Located in southeast Utah on the Colorado Plateau, these outdoor adventure hotspots are surrounded by Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and the Colorado River. The beautiful natural surroundings and enhanced landscapes are home to world famous rock climbing, canyoneering and hiking/backpacking. The area boasts some of the most diverse terrain the world.
The best seasons to climb and backpack in the Utah desert are in the spring and fall; March - May and September - November. The weather lends itself to optimal climbing and hiking conditions during these time periods, with warm daytime temperatures and cool, clear nights.
Indian Creek Crack Climbing
We offer crack climbing seminars as well as private guiding and instruction in this world famous destination. The combination of climbing and camping can't be beat. Simply the best crack climbing in the world and a great place to improve your overall climbing skill.
Moab and Castle Valley Climbing
Moab and Castle Valley are home to some of the most sought after tower climbs in the US. Castleton Tower, Ancient Art, The Rectory, and Sister Superior all offer classic routes to amazing summits. The Moab area is also a great place to practice your technique at either Wall Street or the Ice Cream Parlor.
Cedar Mesa and Grand Gulch Backpacking
The canyons of Cedar Mesa offer some of the most outstanding hiking opportunities in the Glen Canyon region, yet most of these gorges have few visitors. All of the canyons are carved out of Cedar Mesa Sandstone, which forms great overhanging cliffs, hoodoos, cavelike alcoves and arches. These geological features made great coverage for Ancient Anasazi to build homes of rock, sticks, and mortar.