Located in Moab, Utah, Adventure Park Moab offers high and low ropes challenge courses for independent exercise and team building activities for school and corporate groups. The eastern Utah city of Moab serves as a gateway to several national park sites, including Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, and offers a variety of outdoor activities, from day hiking to extreme sports adventures.
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The idea for a ropes course facility in the Moab area was the vision of Ulla and Chris Brunner, who had worked together for more than 20 years prior to the park’s opening as organizers of travel and sporting adventures for corporations and organizations. The Brunners envisioned a low and high ropes course facility that would be able to be used for team building exercises for school groups, corporate retreats, and other special events. Together with Tom Leahy of Boulder, Colorado’s Leahy Associates, a top national constructor of ropes courses, the Brunners worked to create a design for the course that would allow the facility to be used by participants of all ages and skill levels and facilitate positive, constructive team-building adventures. In June of 2011, Adventure Park Moab opened to the public. In 2016, Shannon Meredith, a Cooper Landing, Alaska native with a background as a river guide and outdoor sports enthusiast, took over daily operations of the facility.
Today, Adventure Park Moab operates two ropes challenge courses at a facility approximately 10 minutes from Moab’s downtown Main Street, overlooking the red rock formations of Arches National Park. The park offers independent exercise on its ropes courses, along with team building activity and retreat packages for families, school groups, and corporations. An emphasis is placed on the inspirational qualities of outdoor exercise and interaction with nature, as well as the assessment and development of physical and mental strengths and weaknesses.
The park’s High Ropes Challenge Course features 18 unique elements, including a climbing tower, giant swing, 30-foot horizontal traverses, and vertical high ropes. Wheelchair elements are also incorporated into the course, along with a variety of exercises designed to invoke distinct physical, mental, and emotional skill-building sets. Participants may choose between the course’s elements throughout 2-3 hour course programs and are encouraged to challenge their personal limits to increase confidence and self esteem.
On the Low Ropes Challenge Course, team building and educational activities are emphasized. Cables, planks, and ropes offer safe exercise opportunities in a fully supervised, highly participatory environment. The low ropes course is recommended for participants wishing to stay closer to the ground and looking to develop self-discovery and trust building qualities with group members. Customized low ropes programs may be created depending on individual groups’ needs.
All participants are secured with a safety harness and belay system and supervised by professional course facilitators at all times. Both courses were constructed according to Association for Challenge Course Technology industry standards and are designed to maximize safety and comfort. All ropes course guides are extensively trained to work with participants of all skill levels, and all course participants receive a 15-minute training and safety instruction course before embarking on the course’s activities. Participants must be at least four feet tall and at least 4-6 years old, with parental supervision required for all participants under the age of 14. Maximum weight restriction for participants is 265 pounds, and a competent degree of fitness is required for participation. An Acknowledgement of Risk form must be signed by all course participants prior to use of the ropes courses.
Groups and Packages
While individual visitors are not required to make advanced reservations to access the courses, all participants must check in at the facility at least 15 minutes prior to the start of scheduled course activities. Reservations for individuals are permitted, but assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, especially during the summer months. Up to 20 participants may be allowed on the course at any given time. For groups of 10 or more, reservations must be made at least five days in advance of activity date, with at least 48 hours allowed for cancellation prior to reservation. While suggested session times are scheduled throughout the day during peak seasons, custom sessions for groups may be scheduled at any time. The facility is open February through November, though groups may be accommodated during the winter months with reservations, weather-permitting.
Special reservations for student and corporate groups may be made by contacting the facility directly, with custom course activities available depending on groups’ individual needs. Custom age-appropriate activities may also be planned for families and groups with small children. Birthday party packages are available for children under 10 years of age, offering games, activities, and unlimited use of the facility’s climbing wall and cargo net. The facility may also be rented for private special events, with catering options offered upon request.
422 Kane Creek Blvd, Moab, UT 84532, Phone: 435-259-4424