Box 1363, Moab, UT 84532 – 435-259-7733 – Toll-Free 866-202-1847

Trips, Programs and Events
Conservation Adventures – Connecting People with Nature



Embark on an educational adventure with our expert field naturalists while exploring the natural beauty of canyon country, touring and hiking the lands in and around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and other nearby national treasures and /or floating on a remote and scenic section of the Colorado River near Moab.  For more current information, visit our companion website

Immerse yoursHIKINGSWELL1elf in the spectacular geology of the Canyon country with our geologist/naturalist guides. Examine the forces that shaped the regional landscape. Recognize the common rocks and minerals and how they relate to the environment in which they formed. See evidence of life forms from the past. Learn about

the past and present mining activities of the area. Programs are conducted at a beginning through advanced level. All tours feature wildlife and animal track observation, identification of native wildflowers, and time for photography and quiet reflection.

We specialize in small groups and quality interactive educational programs on natural resources, including desert, mountain and riparian ecology, geology, wildlife, native plants and conservation issues. Small group sizes on these trips provide for personal attention and an intimate learning experience. Our leaders are long-time residents of Moab that delight in sharing their knowledge and passion for the area.

Colorado River-Rafting Geology and Nature Tours
The river corridor offers the best wildlife viewing and biodiversity on the Colorado Plateau. Experience the freedom of the Colorado River by paddling your own inflatable kayak, or relax on a raft on a one-day trip. Our river trips feature small groups, and alternative locations and travel times to avoid the crowds and to maximize wildlife and bird watching opportunities. The trip features scenic side hikes and stops along the way to explore the natural and cultural history of the river corridor. Click here for information on multi-day river trips and land / river combinations.

One-Day, Land-based Geology and Nature Tours
We feature guided hikes and van tours focusing on natural and cultural history in and around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, including the La Sal and Abajo Mountains. Escape from the crowds and experience the solitude of the desert or alpine meadows. Wonder at the ancient rock art sites and contemplate recently discovered traces of Jurassic lifeforms. Inquire about individual, group or family rates. [TOP]


The Moab area is one of the best locations for corporate retreats and team building programs. The scenery combined with the amazing variety of outdoor activities make it nearly unmatched. Plateau Restoration is the perfect choice for your next corporate retreat. We have experience conducting programs that shape a confident, highly productive and dedicated workforce.  Our programs combine outdoor adventure and service activities, which build trust, team work and create life long memories. Contact us to begin building a custom retreat for your company today.





Join us on a program that allows you to  give something back to the land, while learning about the natural history of the Moab area.  Programs typically combine a day of service with a day of exploring with our professional guides.  Projects vary, but typically involve some clearing of invasive species, planting native plants, seed collection, and/or seeding.  Work alongside our restoration experts on projects that enhance wildlife habitats.




Experience local color and stories, exploring the region with Moab resident guides who share their knowledge of the area’s history and environmental issues. We can also conduct spirited and enlightening field-based or Powerpoint presentations on specific topics, including sense of place, recreation management, environmental issues, geology, ecology, and cutting-edge paleontology.
Our PhD science faculty are available for high school or college field trips. Our experienced licensed Utah River Guides (Level 1) are available to guide on specialty trips with other outfitters. [TOP]


We can design a custom trip for your group that can include transportation, hotel San-Juan-dinnerlodging or camping, hiking and van tours of National Parks and other
public lands treasures, and one or multi-day river trips on the Colorado Plateau. We specialize in geology and ecology of the desert, mountains and river corridor, cultural history and environmental issues as well as women’s only trips. Our lead instructor (Tamsin McCormick, PhD Geology) can help you with curriculum design for a college or school trip. [TOP]


A number of one-day and two-day events are planned for this year. Check this site again as new information is posted regularly. Click here for the latest information. [TOP]


For more information:
write: P.O. Box 1363, Moab, UT 84532; phone: (435)259-7733, or e-mail: