Women Gather in MOAB
Adventure trips for women are found in Moab Utah for active women inclined to travel with female energy. The following dates welcome your group of women or invite individual women to join the departure dates already organized to tour in Moab Utah. The activities are varied and include mountain biking, hiking, service & learning, yoga, river rafting, writing and reflection, horseback riding, climbing, tour kayaking and racing a half marathon.
Like to Mountain Bike? Rim Tours and Backcountry Babes invite women of all abilities to experience world-class mountain biking in a noncompetitive setting. Each day professional guides will lead one of the area??ª?s best rides; along the way improve mountain biking skills, enjoy a delicious trailside lunch, and take in Moab??ª?s magnificent scenery. http://www.rimtours.com/tours/womenswhiterim.html
Join the Magpie Cycling women on a White Rim Trail 4-day Tour September 24-27 2013 in Canyonlands National Park. This trip is offered immediately prior to the 3rd annual Moab Pride Festival. The White Rim Trail 4-day Mountain Bike (MTB) Tour follows a fun 80+ mile route with endless views of undeveloped natural desert landscapes. Although there are several challenging sections on this trail for MTBs, Magpie??ª?s guides are also excellent MTB instructors who will teach you the skills necessary to safely navigate the terrain. The price of the trip is $915 per person and spaces are limited. Call 800-546-4245 to reserve your space today! Mention seeing this article and ask about Magpie??ª?s Women??ª?s Pride Discount.
looking for a contemplative get away? Moab Desert Bliss highlights YOGA, includes rock climbing with Steph Davis. Steph is owner of a relatively new adventure company, Moab b.a.s.e Adventures. A company providing tandem base jumps, guiding base jumpers to optimal jumps, in addition to, hosting climbing clinics. Desert BIiss includes other Moab activities, mountain biking, hiking and camping. http://solyogatrips.com/trips/moab-yoga
Go see the canyons atop a pony. Backcountry Trail Rides specializes in year-round small-group custom horse and mule rides in Professor Valley, a half-hour drive from Moab. The scenery is made famous by the Colorado River and the many movies which have been filmed here. The Hauer Ranch is a remote 140-acre primitive setting that is protected by a conservation easement with The Nature Conservancy. The ranch’s 25-head herd of horses and mules can accommodate a wide variety of riders from beginner to experienced, in groups from two to twenty. Solo riders are also welcomed! Women-only activities could be tailored around trail rides, small hikes, picnics, outdoor yoga and campfire socials. Thelma and Louise even passed by here! Call 435-259-8015 or visit us at www.moabhorses.com.
Speaking of Thelma & Louise, there is a Women Only Half Marathon: choose a pal and sign up early enough to customize the race bid to read Thelma or Louise in the Thelma & Louise Half Marathon in Moab. You will recall the ending of the movie, Thelma & Louise pitch off a cliff into the Colorado River. There are raft trips that pass beneath this movie site from Moab Utah to Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park. Let??ª?s take a look at women only rafting next. http://www.moabhalfmarathon.org/tlhm/index.cfm
Get on the river. The Colorado River and Green River are located near Moab Utah. Sheri Griffith Expeditions has Women on Adventure in the Women Only Escapes! Choose a 5-day Cataract Canyon Colorado River raft trip in July or the 5-day Labyrinth Canyon Green River touring kayak trip in September. Dates can be found on http://www.griffithexp.com/women.htm
Crazy Brave River Writing Journey with Page Lambert takes place in September 2013. This year honors Creek musician and writer Joy Harjo. It is a 4-day river expedition in Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River. This trip is also outfitted by Sheri Griffith River Expeditions. http://www.pagelambert.com/river2013.html
Adrift Adventures brings the ultimate women??ª?s retreat to the Green River in Desolation Canyon or on the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon. Both are 4-day trips requiring camping, departing monthly May through August. http://adrift.net/specialty.html#womens
Another take on travel for women comes with Moab Geotours and Conservation Adventures, Plateau Restoration offers trips for women, by women, that focus on connecting with nature through education and adventure. These women??ª?s programs are led by veteran geologist-guide, Dr. Tamsin McCormick, with her team of fun, well-educated, enlightened, and inspiring women guides. Specialties include geology, botany, cultures and conservation issues, along with outdoor skills and teamwork, presented in creative and interactive ways.
Geotours and Conservation Adventures include one-day or multi-day raft and inflatable kayak trips on the Colorado River, hiking tours of National Parks and the La Sal Mountains, with or without soft conservation service work, and riparian restoration volunteer vacations. Geotours and Conservation Adventures specialize in customized and exclusive, land and/or river trips for groups of 2 or more women, from teen to elders, of any ability, that can be either hotel-based or involve camping. These are perfect for couples, therapy groups, multi-generational family members, tour companies and corporate groups. http://www.plateaurestoration.org/tripsandprograms.html
Besides the Moab Outfitters who supply travel for women only, there are travel groups for women who include Moab among a variety of itineraries. Women Traveling Together will be rafting Cataract Canyon July 1-7 2013. It is outfitted by the Moab Adventure Center. https://www.women-traveling.com/TravelCalendar/TripView/tabid/143/TripID/2013-0021/Default.aspx
Adventures in Good Company has a National Park Tour of Utah that begins in Las Vegas winding through Utah a night at a time until a two night stay in Moab. The itinerary recommends dining out in Moab one of those nights or, instead, kicking back in the Moab Property Management condo for pizza and chillaxing. Expect to hike 3- 6 hours every day and experience the parks as only a hike can. April 14-21, 2013
WomanTours has a road cycling Inn tour luxuriating in the Gonzo Inn of Moab during October 2013. Pedal the classic road routes of Moab, taking one day off to enjoy a day trip rafting the Colorado River with the Moab Adventure Center river team. http://www.womantours.com/wt.utahmoab.html
Sacred Rides is a women only trip based out of condos in Moab during May, September and/or October of 2013. Anticipate mountain bike riding the Intrepid Trails, onto slickrock and the Whole Enchilada in Moab. http://sacredrides.com/rides/utah/moabfruita