2 Day Canyoneering: Ranch

CenterFocus offers guided canyoneering trips and tours in Arizona that will take you off of the beaten path while providing for a bit of extra comfort.

Tucked away in the remote wilderness of the Sierra Ancha, accessible from either Phoenix or Sedona, is an area where saguaro cactus is only miles from high country pine forest. The area is filled with crystal clear creeks and rivers, a region that blends everything amazing into one of the most pristine diverse places in the state. The entire area seems alive, and is a miracle of the desert that produces deep pools, natural waterslides, magnificent waterfalls and is in an environment mixed with pine forests, cactus, and beautiful multi-colored stone. These trips will bring you into some of the most remote places in Arizona, and into the heart of the canyon experience.

The first day we provide a comprehensive ground school training before dropping into our first technical adventure, involving either Hog and/or Firstwater canyons, both are gems of the remote Ancha. At night, we will enjoy sitting by the fire next to Reynolds Creek on the private 27-acre Rocking X Ranch. At night, the skies are so clear the beauty cannot be described. Take a stroll around the property, or relax in your own cabin equipped with hot showers and wood burning stoves. We will cook your dinners hot, with traditional Dutch Oven style cooking. We grow many of the vegetables we use in our meals on site at the ranch. Vegetables just do not get fresher than that! A hot cooked breakfast, as well as lunches, snacks and drinks are also included, as is all bedding, pillows, and needs for the cabins. We also provide your technical gear, guides, and training for the canyons.

On the second day, we assess canyon conditions and will drop in on a waterfall filled canyon involving wet rappels, pool slides and some light current, while traveling deep into the earth. Surrounded by big walls and tremendous free standing spires, it is a gourmet adventure for sure.

All of our guides are experts in the area and one guide permanently lives here. All CenterFocus guides are qualified Wilderness First Responders through the Wilderness Medical Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School. We are permitted by the US Forest Service in all of our areas.

For these trips, we will meet you on the north side of Roosevelt Lake at the Rocking X Ranch, and directions will be provided upon reservation.

This same trip/itinerary can be run either with our upgraded Master Cabin accomodations, or be conducted using overnight camping based accommodations in the area.

  • - Trip includes all guides, equipment, lodging, meals, drinks, snacks, 4x4 transport around the area, and tax
  • - $595 Per Person
  • - Discounts available for groups of 4+
  • - Contact us for more information

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