UTAH is one cool place. The climate and geology combine to make an extraordinary landscape of sweeping slickrock, desolate dirtscapes and wonderful canyons. Exploring this stuff is called canyoneering, and ranges from civilized strolls through kid-friendly terrain to technical missions requiring ropes, wetsuits and a short memory for the discomforts of the last trip. Go to Tom's Utah Canyon Guide
Canyoneering 101? Not exactly, but I thought it worthwhile to put together some technical tips, to encourage exploration, innovation and discussion. PLEASE learn and master techniques in a safe environment before using them in the field. Go to Tech Tips
Inspiration and information to enhance any canyoneer's planning experience. CUSA Press is the toddler publishing arm of Canyoneering USA. Visit for updates on and discussion of our current published books and information on new books under development. Go to CUSA Press
Welcome to the best source for canyoneering gear in the United States. We're a small operation and there are a few rough edges, but we live the sport and know the gear like none other. Go to the Store
The Latest Rave is a canyoning and adventure diary for Tom and the rest of the CUSA exploration team. Check in to find a variety of illustrated trip reports, canyon tales and wildflower journals from the Southwest's canyon country and beyond. Virtual canyoneering: It's the next best thing to being there! Go to The Latest Rave
Specialized gear for extraordinary places. While you can find the entire line of Imlay products in the CUSA Store, canyoneers looking for more in-depth detail on ICG products or the location of their local ICG dealer may want to visit the official Imlay Canyon Gear website, where you can really dork out.
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John EnglishSalt Lake City, UT
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