Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for a trip?

Reserving a trip is easy! Sign up online or call us at 818-381-WILD. We recommend making a reservation as soon as you have your travel dates because our group sizes are small and departures frequently sell out months in advance, especially on the weekends.

What makes Get In The Wild (GITW) trips unique?

Our trips are located in some of the last true wilderness areas of America's Lower 48. This magnificent area was the last to be mapped by the US Geological Survey and one of the few remaining areas where solitude is actually protected. Our trips are truly off the beaten path and will take you to locations that are some of the most spectacular on the planet and where no other guide services operate.

What is canyoneering?

In simplest terms, canyoneering is traveling through a canyon using a variety of fun techniques including hiking, scrambling (using hands and feet), climbing and rappelling. Our trip options include both technical (involving the use of technical gear to rappel through the canyons) and non-technical canyoneering.

Do I need to have previous canyoneering experience?

No experience is necessary to join us for a canyoneering trip and in fact most guests have never been canyoneering before. Guests should be comfortable hiking a minimum of 2 miles over sometimes uneven terrain and have a sense of adventure.

Where do we meet?

Meeting locations vary depending upon the specific trip. For the Goblin’s Lair adventure, we meet at the Goblin Valley State Park’s visitor center. Most of the remaining trips and courses meet at the Hollow Mountain Market in Hanksville, Utah. Specific meeting location information will be sent to guests a few weeks before your trip.

When do we leave and get back?

Meeting times vary depending upon trip type, time of year, trip location and duration. For half-day trips, we typically meet at 9am and return between 12pm-1pm. For full day trips, we typically meet at 8am and return between 4pm-6pm. During summer months (June-August), we may meet as early as 7am to avoid being out in the canyons during the hottest time of the day. Trip duration is often dependent upon group size, pace of the group and route selected.

Do you provide food on trips?

Yes! For half-day trips, we provide snacks. For full-day trips, we provide healthy sandwich and snacks. 

Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?

If you have any diet restrictions or preferences, such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, etc., please tell us at least 14 days before your trip and we can accommodate your dietary preferences.

What equipment/clothing will I need?

When you register for a specific trip or course, we will email you detailed trip information. In this information is a list of required and recommended gear and clothing items. For any trip or course, we require hiking shoes or boots, weather-related clothing, small backpack, a headlamp or flashlight, personal items, and the ability to carry 2-3 liters of water (water bottles or hydration bladders). We provide all gear for technical canyoneering trips (helmet, harness, carabiners, rappel device, etc.) and recommend that you wear your “play clothes” for these trips as canyons can be abrasive. We also recommend wearing non-restrictive pants, long sleeve shirts for technical canyoneering routes and lighter colored clothing during the hotter months.

What will the weather be like?

The area in which we guide experiences four distinct seasons: moderate springs and falls, cool winters and hot summers. Many consider the ideal weather in canyon country to occur during spring (March-May) and fall (September-November). The sun shines throughout the year and the wind comes and goes throughout the seasons.

Read below for average high and low temperatures in the Dirty Devil/Robbers Roost Wilderness area:

Average Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

Month High Low

March 61° 27°
April 70° 35°
May 80° 44°
June 92° 52°
July 98° 59°
August 94° 57°
September 85° 46°
October 70° 34°
November 53° 21°
Dec-Feb 44° 14°

Is there a minimum age requirement for trips?

We welcome childern aged 5 and older for non-technical trips and 7 and older for technical trips. Under-aged participants on private trips and courses are assessed on an individual basis. 

Do you offer discounts?

We offer discounts for groups booking with 8 or more guests. Please send us an e-mail for further details.

Do you offer any discounts for repeat guests?

Yes! Starting in January 2019, previous GITW guests are entitled to a discount to be applied towards their next GITW trip or course. Travel with us within the following year and save 10%. This returning guests discount cannot be combined with other savings, sales or discounts.

Do you offer trips for private groups?

Yes. We offer private departures for a wide variety of groups, including couples, families and friends, BoyScouts & GirlScouts and clubs and organizations. See our group adventures page for details.

Can I give a trip or course as a gift?

Yes, you can, whether by purchasing a specific trip/course or a GITW Gift Certificate which can be applied to any of our trips/courses.

How do I get there? Where do I stay? Where should I eat?

Check out our Travel Resources page for information on flights, lodging, dining and more.

Do you provide transportation?

Our trips and courses do not include transportation. Please come prepared to drive your group to the trailhead.  Many routes are easily accessed by a standard vehicle.  For some routes, a higher clearance vehicle such as an SUV is recommended.  Please inquire with any questions when booking.