Red River Adventures (2003)

Address: 1140 S Main St. Moab, UT , US, 84532
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  • rafting tours
  • rock climbing tours
  • canyoneering tours

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Name:   Red River Adventures Staff Bios

Description:   Bios

Name:   Carl Dec

Title:   Owner | Guide

Description:   Originally from New Jersey, Carl quit “Wall Street” and NYC and moved to Salt Lake City in September 1997 to, as his wife puts it, ski. After the first 100-ski-day winter, he discovered the many other outdoor activities that Utah has to offer. Climbing and kayaking quickly became passions, and in 2003, he started Red River Adventures and began rafting operations. Red River added climbing and canyoneering trips to the mix in 2005, followed by skiing trips in 2016. Carl climbs rock, ice, mixed, and alpine, ski tours, and rafts with equal vigor. Certifications: Licensed Utah and Idaho River Guide, AMGA Rock Instructor, AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA SPI provider, AMGA Apprentice Ski & Alpine Guide, WFR, AAIRE Pro 1

Name:   Jason Thiemann

Title:   Manager | Right-hand man

Description:   Born and raised in Nebraska, Jason moved to Utah in 2005 after graduating college. Since then he’s spent much of his time exploring the desert Southwest and Rocky Mountains. An avid hiker, backpacker, mountain climber, and canyoneer, he’s climbed over 400 mountains and scrambled through countless canyons. He spends his winters avoiding cold and snow, usually in the Mojave and Sonoran deserts. Certifications: History nerd, political junkie, literature snob

Name:   Steph Buchanan

Title:   Manager | Guide

Description:   Originally from New Hampshire, Steph moved to Utah to study Parks and Recreation and Communications at Utah State University. In her free time, she enjoys climbing, rafting, painting, and reading. She is also quite involved with the Utah State Outdoor Program, taking any chance she can get to lead a climbing route or guide a raft down the Snake River. She is most proud of the fact that she is part of the 4,000-footer club, having hiked the tallest 48 peaks in New Hampshire. She is good at not taking life too seriously! Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Charlie Baughman

Title:   Boatyard Manager | Master Mechanic | Guide

Description:   If it’s broken, this man can fix it! A true Moab local, Charlie has the knowledge and skills to keep our vehicles running, boats inflated, and our clients happy. With over 25 years of river experience, Charlie has the record here at Red River for having over 1,000 runs on the Daily section of the Colorado River. Among other notable accomplishments, Charlie has navigated over 250 river miles of the Grand Canyon in an inflatable kayak–without flipping! Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR, Grease Monkey

Name:   Jonathan Vickers

Title:   Guide: Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Jon makes a living by splitting his time between guiding, filmmaking and coaching climbers at Momentum Indoor Climbing. Though he is an all around outdoorsman, rock climbing became an addiction that dominates most of Jon’s professional and free time. He spends most of his year rotating between various disciplines of rock climbing and trying to mix work and play whenever possible. Jon is both a skilled guide and visual storyteller with years of leading others and working in rocky and other dynamic outdoor environments. He enjoys every moment he can spend in the outdoors and strives to better himself with every passing season, whether it involves movement coaching, guiding or storytelling. Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, WFR, B.A. News Editorial, M.A. Science of Journalism, Licensed Utah River Guid

Name:   Adam Morrisett

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Adam has been part of the Red River Adventures crew since April 2010. Right from the start, Adam showed the initiative it takes to be a great guide and trip leader by hiring and adding himself to our roster of guides. A canyoneer and river junkie, addicted to good music and great friends, we are lucky he hired himself. In the winter, his days are spent riding Wasatch Powder, with nights in the cab of a groomer building features at Brighton. Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, WFR

Name:   Mary Eden

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering | Photography | Owner, Big Beauty Pitches Productions

Description:   Mary Catherine Eden, a Kentucky transplant, moved to Moab and fell in love with the rocks, canyons, and desert life. Originally an endurance horse trainer, she turned into a rock climbing fanatic! Mary is currently an AMGA Rock Guide Apprentice training for her Advanced Rock Guide course. Her favorite kind of climbing involves long days with scenic summits, unique Indian Creek splitters, and crazy wide cracks. If she isn’t in a canyon or climbing a route then you’ll most likely find her delving into climbing photography. After volunteering for the National Park Service for six months, Mary discovered her love of guided walks and entered the guiding industry. She is stoked and excited for every new season! Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, AMGA Apprentice Rock Guide, Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Dan Lundgren

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Originally from Sandy, Dan grew up skiing, sailing, and climbing across the Wasatch and Uinta Mountains of Utah. In 2013, he moved to Vancouver, Canada, where he was able to pursue his passion for the outdoors while completing his degree in Natural Resource Conservation at the University of British Columbia. Dan has navigated through the Lofoten Islands of Norway by sailboat while skiing and climbing throughout the fjords of the Arctic along the way. He has also explored the interior and coastal mountain ranges of British Columbia by ski and has eaten 50 chicken wings in one sitting. Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Mitch Moline

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Born and raised in the small town of Phelps, Wisconsin, Mitch grew up on his family’s lake resort. He played soccer all four years of high school, then found a love for rock climbing in college. He continued his outdoor education through a semester with NOLS, backpacking through the southwest for 80 days. Every fall and spring, Mitch and his father would drive to Moab to mountain bike, rock climb, and explore. Mitch made the move to Salt Lake City in May of 2018 to pursue his dreams of full-time fun: climbing, hiking, and snowboarding. He’s an easygoing guy who can live off of eggs, bread, rice, ranch, and Wisconsin cheese. You can find him at the Moab Brewery every Monday through Wednesday, eating wings, having a beer, and sparking up a good conversation. Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Brian Johnson

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Straight out of Cazenovia, New York, Brian has a chipper old soul. Since he was a kid, he’s enjoyed spending all of his time scrambling rocks around New York. Since moving to Moab, he has developed a passion for climbing big sandstone rocks. Although a rock enthusiast, Brian fell in love with the water when he took his first trip down the Arkansas River in Colorado. Brian is an all-around outdoor junkie and is always up for new adventures! Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Hunter Corliss

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Originally from Sudbury, Massachusetts, Hunter is very interested in taking in the beauty of the outdoors with his camera. He is most passionate about rock climbing, ice climbing, and skiing, and he is always happy outside on a sunny day! An accomplished photographer, he has won a Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key award for his work. Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, WFR

Name:   Nate Foulger

Title:   Guide: Rafting, Climbing and Canyoneering

Description:   Three phrases that describe Nate: adrenaline junkie, outdoor addict, and tacos. He enjoys riding dirt bikes, climbing boulders, and hanging out with friends. When he’s not on the river, he spends his time in Tempe, Arizona, studying business at Arizona State University. When Nate was 14 years old, he rode the Tour de Tucson, a 100-mile race on a road bike, in six and a half hours. He is also a proud Eagle Scout and enjoys playing the guitar and singing campfire songs. Certifications: AMGA Single Pitch Instructor, Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Seth Ward

Title:   Guide: Rafting

Description:   Seth is a laid-back guy just trying to have as much fun in this life as possible. He enjoys slacklining, unicycling and mountaineering in his free time. Being a guide is what he is currently most passionate about in life. Seth has completed a month-long NOLS Mountaineering expedition and participated in (and won) a few adventure races. He has also enjoyed leading various trips for the University of Iowa outdoor recreation department. Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Kat Johnson

Title:   Guide: Rafting

Description:   Kat is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but moved to Salt Lake City to attend Westminster College. This snowboarder, climber, poet, artist, and outdoorswoman cannot be tamed. When she’s not floating on the river or wrestling rocks, Kat loves to listen to good tunes, take naps and watch the Ohio State Buckeyes. Yew! She’s great at snowboarding, climbing, being loud, waiting tables and preparing for law school. Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, First Aid, CPR

Name:   Eli Ward

Title:   Guide: Rafting

Description:   Eli is an energetic and adventurous guide with a passion for excitement. He enjoys traveling, rock climbing, adrenaline rushes, and anything that takes him to the outdoors. He has a passion for experiencing new things; he is a true “people person” and loves connecting with new faces. Among other endeavors, Eli has participated in RAGBRAI and several other adventure races. Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, WFR

Name:   Kenzie Knippers

Title:   Guide: Rafting

Description:   Born in Oklahoma and raised in Arizona, Kenzie currently attends Arizona State University, studying Marketing. Kenzie is an extremely easy-going person but will probably make friends with your dog before introducing herself. In her spare time, she enjoys a steep hike, climbing some rock, or a day at the lake. Overall she is most proud of her ability to catch on quickly to new activities, as well as her work as a Catalina Island Marine Institute counselor. Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, First Aid, CPR

Name:   Rachel Money

Title:   Guide: Rafting

Description:   Rachel is a transplant from just about everywhere. She grew up moving around the United States and Europe and has continued traveling as an adult. She is passionate about conservation and connecting people to the environment, and feels most at home in a canoe or on a solid belay ledge. During her off time, you can find her climbing long multi-pitch routes, slacklining, playing banjo (really loudly and badly), and spinning fire whenever safe and possible. She brings her stoke for adventure and the environment everywhere she goes, and you’ll always catch her trying to identify every bird, plant and mushroom she sees. Rachel is a therapeutic hatha yoga teacher, gardener, chainsaw wielder, and invasive species destroyer. She is great with children and special populations, and is taking time off from school to gain field experience. Her current goals include working toward the AMGA Single Pitch Instructor certification. Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, First Aid, CPR

Name:   Josh Surkes

Title:   Owner, Paddle Moab | Guide

Description:   Josh began working at Red River Adventures in 2008 after a brief stint in the “real world,” clad in a suit and tie. After many successful summers running whitewater, Josh, in conjunction with RRA, started Paddle Moab in 2012. Paddle Moab, Moab’s first and best SUP company, has quickly become the leader in small-group SUP trips and whitewater instruction. Josh, his wife Abbie, and their two children are happy to call Moab home year-round. Certifications: Licensed Utah River Guide, ACA Swiftwater Rescue, WFR

Name:   Our Services- Red River Adventures

Description:   Products and Services

Section Name:   Moab Rafting Day Trips

Section Description:   Why raft with Red River Adventures? Because you will have FUN! River trips are about having a great time, safely. Our guides are masters of walking this fine line and showing you and yours an adventure of a lifetime. Sure, each guide is well-trained and licensed. This is the easy part. It’s the qualities that you can’t teach or learn–qualities that you must have already, or gain through years of experience–that make the difference.

Name:   Westwater Canyon Day Rafting

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Name:   Stand Up Paddle Boarding (SUP) – 1/2 day

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Section Name:   Moab Multi-Day Rafting Trips

Section Description:   What could be better than spending a day whitewater rafting? We have the answer: spending two or more days immersed in the awesome beauty of the magical places accessed on our multi-day raft trips! These all-inclusive trips give you time to turn off the cell phone, unplug, relax and reconnect.

Name:   Fisher Towers Multi-day Rafting Trip

RANGE   59.00

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Name:   Colorado River Fisher Towers – Overnight Rafting Trip

PRICE   460.00

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Name:   Dolores River Gateway Section – 2 & 3 Day Rafting Trip

RANGE   525.00

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Name:   Cataract Canyon – 3 or 5 day rafting trip

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Name:   Salmon River, Idaho - 6 day rafting trip

PRICE   2095.00

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Section Name:   Moab Canyoneering

Section Description:   Moab Canyoneering routes are all about fun. The landscape surrounding Moab, Utah holds wonderful surprises for those with a sense of adventure. Beautiful water-carved canyons, inaccessible without technical skills, await your discovery. Since 2005, our professional, AMGA-certified Single Pitch Instructors have been introducing people to these amazing Moab Canyoneering routes.

Name:   Canyoneering Morning Glory aka Ephedra’s Grotto – Most popular!

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Name:   Canyoneering Bow and Arrow – Amazing variety!

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Name:   Canyoneering Chamisa Canyon aka Entrajo Canyon

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Name:   Rock of Ages – Our longest route

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Name:   Rim to River – 1 day Raft and Canyoneer

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Name:   On Land Canyoneering – Most Popular Land Trip!

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Section Name:   Moab, UT Rock Climbing Tours

Section Description:   Moab, Utah rock climbing is famous throughout the world! Moab is blessed with a multitude of climbing routes ranging from very easy to as hard as it gets. The areas we guide, some of which are only seconds from the road, have climbing for everyone! Don’t miss the opportunity to get out and try this amazing sport. Red River Adventures provides all equipment! Participants are welcome to use personal gear if they choose. All personal gear is subject to a safety inspection by our guides.

Section Name:   Guided Rock Climbing SLC

Section Description:   The Wasatch Range has a multitude of climbing routes ranging from very easy to as hard as it gets. The areas we guide in Big and Little Cottonwood Canyon, Rock Canyon and Maple Canyon have climbing for everyone! Don’t miss the opportunity to get out and try this amazing sport. We provide all the equipment however you are welcome to bring yours if you have it.

Section Name:   Guided Rock Climbing Italy

Section Description:   Rock Climbing in Sicily, Italy with our tour guide. Guided trips are for those who want to experience rock climbing with a professional who will show you the way! Skills taught are to facilitate the success of the day and include knots, belaying, lowering or rappelling, and climbing movement.

Section Name:   Guided Rock Climbing Nevada

Section Description:   Commonly referred to as Red Rocks, this climbing area near Las Vegas, Nevada is a world-class rock climbing destination. From single-pitch sport to some of the longest routes in North America, Red Rocks has it all! This is THE place for multi-pitch climbing, with classics at every grade, starting with the 5.6 Cat in the Hat.

Section Name:   Guided Ice Climbing

Section Description:   From easily accessible beginner ice climbs in Little Cottonwood Canyon to the impressive, 5-pitch Stairway to Heaven in Provo Canyon, we have an ice climb for you! We make it easy for groups, first-timers or seasoned veterans to find a climb that is both doable and challenging. With Ice Climbing from as easy to as hard is it gets, we have something for everyone.

Name:   Wasatch Mountains; Big and Little Cottonwood and Provo Canyon

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Section Name:   Rock Climbing Instruction

Section Description:   Ready to head outside but not sure how? Do you want to take friends and family rock climbing safely? Interested in learning multi-pitch efficiency or improvised rescue techniques that could get you out of a jam? Red River Adventures instructors are here to help! Classes and private instruction are tailored to participants’ ability level.

Section Name:   Ice Climbing Instruction

Section Description:   Tired of not climbing outside in the winter? Have you wanted to try Ice Climbing but you’re not sure how? Do you want to take friends and family Ice Climbing safely? Interested in learning how to lead multi-pitch Ice Climbs? Red River Adventures instructors are here to help! Ice Climbing Classes and private and group private instruction is tailored to participants’ ability level.

Section Name:   Ski & Ride

Name:   Japan – Ski touring Japan

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Name:   Avalanche Classes

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Name:   Guided Backcountry Ski Tours in Utah

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Section Name:   Packages and More

Section Description:   No longer simply a Moab-based rafting company, Red River Adventures is a leader in rafting, rock & ice climbing, canyoneering, guided skiing & split boarding and outdoor education. We are permitted and guide these activities in-house. Don’t be fooled by others offering “one stop” shopping only to be shuffled among the true providers once you arrive.

Name:   Rim to River – 1 day Raft and Canyoneer

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Name:   River & Rim – 3-Day

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