Book a canyoneering trip, guided hike, or customized adventure that will be the highlight of your Utah experience.

Canyoneering, guided hikes, and customized adventures are what we specialize in. Having a knowledgeable guide to safely explore areas off the beaten path will deepen your Utah experience. Our guides take pride in sharing their insights into the history, geology, flora, and fauna of the Capitol Reef region.

Canyoneering

Canyoneering is AWESOME!!! We will help you down climb, stem, squeeze, and rappel through the amazing slot canyons of southern Utah. We guide canyons of all skill levels and abilities and we can help you decide which canyon trip is right for you. Rates include rental of all gear, ropes, harnesses, and helmets. Prices are $300 for first person and $125 for each additional person.

Guided Hikes

Our guides will help you to get away from the crowded, well traveled trails and to explore the hidden areas that their local expertise has afforded them. We can tailor each hike to best meet the interest of your group. Our hikes can range from strenuous, technical summits to leisurely, informative desert strolls. Whatever your desires, we have a hike for you. Prices are $225 for first person and $50 each additional person.

Customized Adventures

Our biggest passion is helping you customize your own EPIC adventure. We can help organize the logistics of your trip and create an adventure itinerary that you will never forget. Canyoneering, hiking, camping, rock climbing, fishing, and backpacking... the possibilities are endless. Call today and chat with with one of our experts and they will help you create the adventure you are looking for.

CAPITOL REEF ADVENTURE COMPANY'S LEAD GUIDES

We are professional guides with a combined 35 years of leading amazing adventures. Our guides will help your Capitol Reef Adventure be the best part of your trip.
Lead Guide

MIKE HINKLE

LEAD GUIDE

Mike has been guiding in southern Utah and the Colorado Plateau since 2005. He studied education at Indiana University before finding his love for exploring the canyons and mountains of Utah. Mike has had an esteemed career in the field of wilderness therapy. His guiding career began with taking groups of young people dealing with substance abuse and mental health issues out into the wilderness on backpacking, climbing, and canyoneering trips. Mike has long felt that "having authentic experiences that challenge us in the wilderness allows us to expand our comfort zone, which in turn can open doors we didn't even know existed." Mike is married with 3 kids and is also entering his 6th season as high school varsity basketball coach.

TIM POTE

TIM POTE

LEAD GUIDE

Tim has been guiding nearly 20 years in the canyons of Southern Utah. Tim has traveled the world seeking adventure, climbing big walls in places like Yosemite, Zion, and Thailand. He loves sharing his skills and knowledge, while helping others experience the natural world in new and exciting ways. Tim also works as a ski patrolman in the Tushar Mountains, and enjoys guiding backcountry and Nordic tours. When Tim isn’t working he’s usually gardening, adventuring with his son Jasper, or supporting his partner Beth in her wood-fired catering business.

Top Requested Trips

We have an adventure appropriate for you. We customize our trips so they are in your wheel house.
Na-Gah

Na-Gah

"A Capitol Reef classic"

A striking canyon a off the beaten path. The approach hike to the top of Na-Gah is scenic and with a lot of morning shade which makes for a great summer hike. The canyon consists of breathtaking views on the approach, fun down-climbing opportunities, some wading (possibly swimming) through canyon potholes, and a few dramatic rappels.

Cassidy Arch Canyon

Cassidy Arch Canyon

"Big Airy Drops"

Cassidy is about big air. Breathtaking rappels through natural archs that will get your attention and afford amazing photo opportunities. The hike to Cassidy Arch is a popular one in Capitol Reef. Following the park trail, most tourists turn around at the top. This is where the adventure begins. Rappelling through the arches and down the canyon, you will be the highlight of most other tourist's pictures that day as you drop the first rappel of 175 feet.

Pete's Dragon

Pete's Dragon

"A CRAC original"

Pete's is a canyon founded and pioneered by the founders of CRAC. A little outside of Capitol Reef National Park, this canyon allows us to get a little more off the beaten path. It's a place where we will get the whole canyon to ourselves. It is the perfect place to introduce people to canyoneering.