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Canyoneering Morning Glory Arch & Medieval Chamber

Starting amongst ancient petrified sand dunes we hike our way downhill to dry sand and rock wash. Quickly the wash disappears over an edge, plunging into the depths of a hidden chasm. "We go down there?" is the usual question after peering over the edge, and indeed we do! This exquisite rappel is the first obstacle in reaching the entrance to the fantastic Grotto. Now, almost totally enclosed in a small stone room, we exit to find our next challenge; an incredible rappel into an alluring green canyon below via an enormous natural stone bridge!

Detailed canyoneering instruction and a backup safety system allow even the first-time canyoneer to experience this exciting activity. Insights into geology, plant life, and natural history provide depth to your adventure. A cool spring-fed stream accompanies us for the rest of this fantastic hike.

Total Duration
5hours
including transfers
Minimum Age
10years
Rappels
2
95ft, 120 ft
Hiking Distance
3.5miles
not including transfers
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canyoneering from a natural bridge
Rare Perspectives

From the sunny desert terrain of Sand Flats, to the shadowy coolness of Ephedra's Grotto and Morning Glory Arch, and descending into a deep canyon where gurgling springs emerge from cracks in the canyon wall... and multiple stream crossings... you get perspectives on the desert that only the adventurous can!

Rapelling into grotto
Guided Instruction

Guides are serious about safety, they know where the dangers are, and how to keep you from them. They also teach you how to overcome what fear you may have and exchange them for fun and the joy of conquering what you did not think you could do.

Hiking along stream
Bragging Rights

It can be tough to capture the experience of canyoneering in a camera or even in words. But you know what you feel when you accomplish the challenge of doing something truly unique in a place that is singularly remarkable in beauty and scale.

Reviews of Morning Glory Canyoneering Rappel

Rated 4.8 stars out of 5411 Total Reviews

Canyoneering Fun!

We did the canyoneering tour with Moab Adventures. Our guides Syd and Hunter were fantastic and made us really comfortable with canyoneering - it was our first time for most. They also had amazing knowledge about the area and explained the history very well. I highly recommend this tour. The canyoneering was easier than it looks and the hike was wonderful to explore the whole area!

Great Experience in Grandstaff Canyon

Hunter and Aubrey were great guides and very friendly/patient. They obviously were knowledgeable and made my friend and I feel safe on our first time rappelling. We did the Grandstaff Canyoneering trip, did a 90’ rappel and a 120’ rappel, and had a great time. I plan to do more rappelling in the future just because of this experience!

 

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