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“Youth Group Canyoneering Trip” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of North Wash Outfitters

North Wash Outfitters
Ranked #8 of 15 things to do in Blanding
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Owner description: North Wash Outfitters takes visitors to out of the way places showing off some of the natural beauty and history available in the Four Corners area of the state of Utah. We travel to amazing slot canyons and historical ruins of many of the forefathers of the inhabitants of this area. Whether you are joining us on one of our Technical Canyoneering trips, taking a Canyoneering instructional course, or participating in hike to the ancient ruins, you will enjoy your time spent exploring the Four Corners with North Wash Outfitters.
Bailey, Colorado
2 reviews
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“Youth Group Canyoneering Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2014

We contacted North Wash Outfitters to help guide my group high school students down the amazing Leprechaun Canyon. This activity was to be one of the highlights of a desert "retreat" for our student leaders from a church climbing team. The kids were very excited about what they would experience from what they had read. That puts a little pressure on the guides to really make it happen! Well, Jared & the NWO crew did not let us down (nor did God's amazing creation!!!). Jared was professional from the first time we contacted him. He worked on a price that helped us to be able to afford this high end of an adventure. The team he brought with him was professional, courteous, and on time. They gave us a great & safe experience. My only regret is that I should have asked him to explain the safety & rigging systems to my group as they were setting things up. This would have been helpful because we are already teaching the kids the "ropes" (so to speak) and this experience was so unique. These guys are experts at what they do. Bottom line is that North Wash Outfitters delivered everything that they promised and at a very affordable price. Next time... BLACKHOLE!!!

Visited March 2014
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NorthWashOutfitters, Owner at North Wash Outfitters, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Jay, your group was fantastic to take out in the canyon and as guides we had a wonderful time with all of you. I certainly wish you would have mentioned the idea of explaining the rigging we use. As guides we offer courses where we teach these skills and help our clients learn and understand them, however when we go out on a guided trip we usually just jump in an get the systems set up so we can efficiently move through the canyon, but showing what we are doing is never an issue when asked. When you come back out for the next trip we will certainly accommodate this. Thanks for having such a great group of kids.
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Boulder, Colorado
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“Great way to explore the area...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2014

My two kids (14 and 12) arrived in Blanding somewhat unprepared for what the area holds in store. We stayed at the Stone Lizard and were trying to figure out what to do when I came upon North Wash. We were not quite prepared for canyoneering, but Jared flexed around our schedule and took us out to see Anasazi ruins and petroglyphs along the Comb Ridge near Blanding. He as courteous, professional and extremely knowledgeable about the area and our little posse had a great time. Next time we'll plan better and take on some canyoneering. This whole area was a great surprise to us and a welcome respite from the somewhat crowded national parks scene and Moab. I highly recommend exploring this area and calling North Wash to help you out.

Visited March 2014
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Blanding, Utah, United States
1 review
“Technical Canyoneering Course”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2012

Wow! Jared is an amazing coach. He took concepts that can be intimidating and made them achievable. I gained respect and understanding for the canyons of the area and techniques for navigating them. Thanks!

Visited October 2012
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Alpine, Texas
1 review
“Excellent Canyoneering Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

Went to Blarney Canyon in the North Wash and had a great time. The owner Jared Hillhouse is an excellent guide, host, and he provided equipment that other outfitters do not provide, such as gloves, knee pads and elbow pads, great quality packs and canyoneering equipment. His prices are also more reasonable than most the other outfitters and he gives you more time canyoneering and the confidence to test your potential. You come away feeling much more capable at canyoneering than before and if it is your first trip you will not be disappointed with his trips. I highly recommend his canyoneering trips and training courses.

Visited September 2012
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