Lovers of the outdoors wear many hats in Moab, sometimes being boaters, bikers, and Jeepers too. Here are a few companies that cater to a range of adventure seekers.
Outfitters and Expeditions
Adrift Adventures. This outfitter takes pride in well-trained guides who can take you via foot, raft, kayak, 4X4, jet boat, and more, all over the Moab area, including the Colorado and Green rivers. They also offer history, movie, and rock-art tours. They've been in business since 1977 and have a great reputation around town. 378 N. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–8594; 800/874–4483; www.adrift.net. From $50.
Moab Adventure Center. At the prominent storefront on Main Street you can schedule most any type of local adventure experience you want, including rafting, 4X4 tours, scenic flights, hikes, balloon rides, and much, much more. You can also purchase clothing and outdoor gear for your visit. 225 S. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–7019; 866/904–1163; www.moabadventurecenter.com. From $67.
NAVTEC. Doc Williams was the first doctor in Moab in 1896, and some of his descendants have never left, sharing his love for the area through this rafting, canyoneering, and 4X4 company. Whether you want to explore by boat, boots, or wheels, you'll find a multitude of one-day and multiday options here. 321 N. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–7983; 800/833–1278; www.navtec.com.
Oars. This well-regarded outfitter can take you for several days of rafting and/or hiking on the Colorado and Green rivers. Hiking/interpretive trips are available in Canyonlands and Arches national parks, and for those not into white water, they also offer calm-water trips. 2540 S. Hwy. 191, Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–5865; 800/346–6277; www.oarsutah.com. From $119.
Tag-A-Long Expeditions. This outfitter, 50 years in business in 2014, has been taking people into the white water of Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands for longer than any other outfitter in Moab. They also run 4X4 expeditions into the backcountry and calm-water excursions on the Colorado and Green rivers. Trips, for 3 to 11 people, run from a half day to six days. 452 N. Main St., Moab, Utah, 84532. 435/259–8946; 800/453–3292; www.tagalong.com. From $170.