Canyoneering in Arizona is unlike any other location - mostly due to our amazing geography. Arizona's wet canyons are spectacular. On this adventure you'll find yourself hiking, scrambling, boulder hopping, rappelling, wading and swimming through some of Arizona's amazing slot canyons. Join us on a trip through smooth granite cracks, pine forest pools, or hidden desert passages.
On these guided canyoneering tours through Arizona's spectacular slot canyons, you'll learn how to rappel and act as a fireman's belay to keep other rappellers safe.
Our wet Arizona canyoning tours take place in either Salome, better known as The Jug, or Christopher Creek. Both are very different from each other - The Jug is a sculpted pink-granite canyon, while Christopher Creek is a high-elevation canyon that requires wetsuits even in the depth of summer. Either way, your guided Arizona canyoneering adventure will become the thing you talk about most about your vacation.
Duration: Full day - approximately 3-5 hours in the canyon, depending on group size & pace. Please factor drive time into your itinerary.
Includes: Permits & entry fees, skilled guide(s), all necessary adventure gear & safety equipment, water**, snacks & day packs. June through September you will be required to rent a wetsuit. Guides carry First Aid kits & cell phones.
Cost: $399/first person, $199/add'l person. Groups of 4 or more are $199/person. Transportation from Phoenix/Scottsdale is $150/group 1-3; $350/group 4-10. June through September you will be required to rent a wetsuit; you can rent them from a local dive shop or from us for $20/person. A 15% gratuity will be added to groups 8+. Private tours available for groups of 5+; groups <5 can still pay for 5 people and keep it private.
Season: This tour is available mid-April/May to September, weather dependent.
Skill level: Beginner to Advanced, but a good fitness level is required since this is a full-day adventure. Guests must be able to fit into our harnesses with go up to a 42" waist. Participants must be able hike at least one hour at a time over uneven terrain and swim up to 300' at one time.. Minimum age 14; groups with kids 8-13 must opt for a private tour. Turning around or pulling out is not an option. This tour is not recommended for guests with knee, hip or back issues. Please note that bees are often present in canyons.
Notes: RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Canyoneering tours are usually group tours; private tours are available for an additional fee. Hat & sunscreen recommended. Don't forget a waterproof camera! Close-toe shoes are required; also, make sure to bring a pair of shorts you can wear over the wetsuit to avoid damages. In order to do our part to reduce waste guests must bring their own water bottles; we will have filtered water to refill bottles as necessary. Maximum group size is 12.
Cancellation Policy: Our hiking tours do not cancel for rain, however we will cancel them if the weather is considered dangerous. 360 Adventures guides will determine what constitutes dangerous conditions. All half and full day tours have a 7-day cancelation policy. If your plans change for any reason, please be sure to call at least 7 days prior to the day of your tour to avoid charges. You can purchase cancellation insurance for $10/person - this allows you to cancel up to 36 hours prior to your departure.