Moab Canyoneering Equipment List

While hiking into the area canyons, you will run into an amazing desert environment that is hot, sticky, and scratchy one minute then at the next corner you are wet or involved in a high angle adventure. The following list is a recommendation of what to wear to be comfortable to enjoy your trip.

JHMG provides all technical equipment: harness, helmets, rappelling devices, carabineers, and waterproof bags. If your trip/class includes a canyon with a big swim, you will need to provide your own PFD and wet suit. Please apply sunscreen prior to your canyoneering departure, as it helps keep the water in the canyons clean – re-apply freely after swimming.

Have gear questions? We’re here to help! Contact us at the Moab Office at 435.260.0990 or



  • Long Sleeve Synthetic Top – Guide Pick: Mountain Hardwear Wicked Lite T- Long Sleeve or Short Sleeve
  • Neoprene Socks and River Sandal – if you do not want to get shoes wet. Water is not always in the canyon. Check with the office on conditions.
  • Synthetic Fleece – Guide pick: Mountain Hardwear Microchill Jacket


  • Hydration Pack (that holds 2 liters of water)
  • Lunch/snacks
  • Head lamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip Balm
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Lighter
  • Toilet Paper and Zip-Lock Bags to pack out all trash
  • Extra Beverages and Food (for after trip)
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