Experienced Canyoneering Guides
Perfect for Beginners
Experience the Fry Canyon - Hike, Swim, and Rappel in a Stunning Oasis!
Looking for a canyoneering experience in Utah? Join us on our guided Utah canyoneering tour in Fry Canyon! This adventure is perfect for cooling off on hot days, with plenty of water to swim through and wetsuits available (except during the hottest months). No need to fret about feeling cramped in tight spaces – Fry Canyon is spacious and easy to navigate.
With just one rappel of 45-feet and a 25-foot slide, you’ll have plenty of opportunities for adrenaline-fueled fun. Keep an eye out for unique pieces of petrified wood along the way, and be prepared to be amazed by the ancient anasazi ruins at the end of the hike. Our Fry Canyon tour is a special experience that you won’t forget, jam packed with hiking, swimming, and rappelling in the North Wash.
Why Choose This Tour
Rappel and slide your way through the fry canyon with one epic rappel of 45 feet and a slide of 25 feet!
Enjoy an interactive hike on the scenic walk into the canyon, discovering different pieces of petrified wood of Fry Canyon!
Refresh, cool off and even swim in Fry Canyon, known to have a generous amount of water in the slot sections!
Discover ancient anasazi ruins on the exit hike that will lead you to a lush canyon grotto - a unique and unforgettable experience
Great for beginners, as it doesn’t get too narrow and therefore is easier to navigate
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- $230 for one person
- $190 per person for two people
- $155 per person for groups of 3 – 5
- $135 per person for groups of 6 – 10
Our office in Blanding, Utah
Months available: March – November
Days available: Monday – Saturday
5 – 6 Hours
*Includes a 1 hour drive to trailhead
1 – 10
- Expert guides and canyoneering instruction with decades of experience in aspects of canyoneering as well as search and rescue and emergency medicine
- All technical canyoneering gear
- Wetsuits depending on the season
- All group safety rescue gear
- Transportation to and from the trailhead
- Gratuity for guides
What to bring
- A small backpack to carry your gear in
- Personal appropriate snacks as desired
- A minimum of 2 liters of water per person (more in the hotter months)
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for a desert environment and layers appropriate for the season.
- Depending on weather patterns prior to descending this canyon, we will be swimming and getting wet in this canyon.
- No sandals or open toed shoes will be allowed. Footwear should be of solid quality to be hiking all day in.
- Jeans are discouraged – all clothing worn may get damaged in the canyon.
- A change of clothes is often nice to have stored back at the car for when you return.
You should be in good physical condition and able to hike all day in rough uneven and challenging terrain.
The Fry Canyon canyoneering trip starts with a short 20-yard walk through a slot section to get to the canyon, with some potential wading or swimming. After we exit this brief section, we’ll have about a mile-long walk through the wash, admiring the scenery full of petrified wood and canyon beauty at every turn. We’ll then arrive at the next slot section, where we’ll have their first rappel of the day, about 45 feet.
Directly following the 45-foot rappel, we’ll have a 20-foot slide down into a big pool of water, swimming through one of the most beautiful chambers in the canyon. We will then walk through the slot section and exit the main canyon, encountering Anasazi ruins on the cliffside. In canyoneering, you always have to pay the toll with a long walk in or a long walk out, and after a 2,000-foot vertical back to the rim, we’ll enjoy an hour-long hike back to the car. All in all, Fry Canyon is an excellent place for beginners to get more comfortable with canyoneering!
Good To Know
Although there’s no way we can predict the weather, you may get wet in the canyon. But, no sandals or open-toed shoes will be allowed for safety protocols. Your footwear should be of the utmost quality to comfortably hike all day.
All clothing worn may get damaged in the canyon, and shorts and jeans are discouraged.
You don’t have to be in top physical form, but you must be in good enough shape to hike all day in rough, uneven, and challenging terrain.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather and flash floods, trips may be canceled for these reasons, amongst others. Please see our cancellation policy page for more information on this.
This tour has historically been the wettest tour we run. Fry Canyon holds large amounts of water in all seasons except the hottest season (mid-June through August).
Fry Canyon doesn’t get too narrow and therefore is easier to navigate, making this tour the better choice for anyone with a fear of tight spaces.
A guided canyoneering trip consists of the group hiking, climbing, scrambling, down climbing and stemming and rappelling through narrow slot canyons.
When we meet up at our designated meeting locations, we will have a safety briefing and instructions for the trip. We’ll gear up and then depart for the canyon(s). During the trip we will be hiking over slick rock, in sand, through water, and between the walls of the canyons. We will be in and out of the sun and shade. There will be several steep inclines to hike up, and several steep descents into the canyon(s),. We will spend the day in the canyon and have frequent snack and water breaks in the canyon, or a couple of the trips have breaks in between two separate canyons where we will be back at the vehicle. Once finished we will hike out, inventory gear and depart to your various other destinations.
No you don’t need to be in peak physical condition. You do need to be able to hike for several hours on different types of terrain and different angles of terrain while carrying a pack with your personal gear and some group gear including ropes, harness, helmet, water, wetsuits, and any clothing you wish to bring along.
Aside from knowing what to expect, previous experience is not generally necessary. We offer trips for various skill levels. During our Canyoneering Trips we offer enough instruction to get you through the canyon at key critical points.
Rappelling know-how is not required and guides are more than willing to help instruct on the basics to get you down the canyon. Due to the heights of some of the drops, those with an extreme fear of heights should take into consideration whether or not they believe they would be able to finish once started on a hike that requires rappelling. Once started into some of the canyons the only way out is to rappel out. We can not turn around halfway through and climb out. Rappelling will have to be accomplished. Some people find the rappel either the most exciting part, or the scariest part.
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See What Our Customers Say About Us
A really awesome canyoneering course! North Wash Outfitters came recommended to me by some friends and I’m so glad I did it. I feel so much more comfortable with the skills and techniques I learned, the instructors are super knowledgeable and experienced. Great class, great experience, great people. I look forward to taking an advanced class when I’m ready
Jared is super knowledgeable and taught us a lot. I would definitely recommend and will do the advanced course through them as well. Also having multiple instructors was a big help they all had different things to teach us.
I have taken both the beginner and advanced class from Jared and his crew. Their knowledge and teaching methods are superior. They not only teach the techniques in a way that anyone can learn, but they are also patient and make sure you understand. Going through the trainings and the canyons with them you can tell that safety is definitely a value.
Jared is the man you want to learn canyoneering from. Without a doubt, you will not find a better instructor than him. His guides are also incredible at what they do and extremely knowledgeable. The progression of the course is absolutely perfect, going from learning the basics, to practicing what you’ve learned, to real life scenarios in the canyon.