Plateau Restoration
    Moab Utah USA

P.O. Box 1363, Moab, UT 84532 - 435-259-7733 - Toll-Free 866-202-1847

Current Trips, Programs and Events
Conservations Adventures - Connecting People with Nature

MOAB GEOLOGY AND NATURAL HISTORY TOURS

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.

Immerse yourself 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
For more current information, visit our companion website www.moabgeotours.com 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]

ALL-INCLUSIVE YEAR ROUND PACKAGES

For independent travelers visiting Moab, who prefer a relaxed trip with fewer people and more options that a typical tour, we offer all-inclusive packages that feature comfortable accommodations, healthy meals and a combination of exciting day-time activities. Activities include a one-day river trip on the Colorado River, a day of guided mountain hiking (or snow-shoeing) and / or a day exploring the desert in around Arches and Canyonlands National Parks.

Arrive on the evening before the first day of activities and enjoy a hearty welcome dinner and evening program. Stay the night after the last day of activities so that you can have a fresh start to travel on to your next destination. Tours are tailored to your interests and can emphasize any of our specialties: geology, wildflowers and native flora, cultural history and cultural and environmental issues.

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VOLUNTEER VACATIONS

We are in the process of putting together a volunteer schedule. Please check back soon or give us a call.

 

STEP-ON GUIDE / EDUCATOR

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]

 

CUSTOM & MULTI-DAY PROGRAMS

We can design a custom trip for your group that can include transportation, hotel lodging 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]

UPCOMING EVENTS

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]

RESERVATION POLICIES

Reservations require a deposit of 50% of the trip cost at the time of booking. If a reservation is cancelled more than 30 days in advance, or we cancel a trip, this deposit can be applied towards another trip of your choice or refunded in full, less a $25 handling charge. Cancellation of a reservation less than 30 days in advance forfeits the deposit. Participants will be required to sign an assumption of risk for all programs. [TOP]

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

 


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