Water Canyon Adventure

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Payson, US
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Payson, US
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Join up with a group of fellow adventurers for a thrilling six-hour tour deep into an Arizona high country canyon. This adrenaline-pumping Water Canyon Adventure will have you wading through a picturesque pine forest, rock hopping down slippery wet landscapes, swimming under breathtaking waterfalls, leaping into deep pools, sliding down natural waterslides, and even taking a heart-pounding 40ft rappel. Rise with the sun and meet your guide in Payson, AZ for a 7AM start. Take in the stunning views along the easy drive along the Mogollon Rim, and keep an eye out for native wildlife. Throughout the day, challenge your skills as you navigate through the canyon's obstacles, feeling the rush as you conquer each one. Finally, gear up for a thrilling rappel into a deep pool below a beautiful waterfall. After an exhilarating day, sit back, relax, and enjoy the drive back to civilization, feeling accomplished and energized.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 6 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Small Group Tour, Private Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Thrilling rappel into a deep pool
  • Rock hopping down a slippery wet wonderland
  • Swimming under waterfalls
  • Sliding down natural waterslides
  • Leaping into deep pools
  • Pickup and drop-off from designated meeting point
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Technical gear for the adventure
  • Gratuities
  • Food
  • Water

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Get ready for an adrenaline-pumping adventure unlike any other with the Water Canyon Adventure. This thrilling six-hour tour takes you deep into the heart of an Arizona high country canyon, where you'll be surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and challenged by exciting obstacles. From wading through a picturesque pine forest to sliding down natural waterslides and leaping into deep pools, this choose-your-way adventure promises an unforgettable experience.

What to Expect?

During the Water Canyon Adventure, you can expect an exhilarating and action-packed journey that will push your limits and leave you with a sense of accomplishment. From swimming under waterfalls to rock hopping down a slippery wet wonderland, every step of the tour will bring new surprises and challenges. The highlight of the adventure is a jaw-dropping 40-foot rappel off the edge of a waterfall, an adrenaline rush that will test your courage and provide an unmatched feeling of triumph.

Who is This For?

The Water Canyon Adventure is perfect for thrill-seekers and nature enthusiasts looking to immerse themselves in the beauty of Arizona's high country. Whether you're an experienced hiker or a first-time adventurer, this tour caters to all skill levels. Join up to nine other adventurers and embark on a memorable journey that will create bonds and memories to last a lifetime. The tour is also suitable for those seeking an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, as it offers a chance to reconnect with nature in a breathtaking setting.

Why Book This?

Choose the Water Canyon Adventure for an unmatched combination of heart-pounding thrills and awe-inspiring natural beauty. This tour allows you to experience the best of Arizona's wilderness while tackling exciting obstacles such as slides, waterfalls, and down climbs. The highlight is undoubtedly the 40-foot rappel, where you'll feel an incredible rush as you descend into the deep pool below. With experienced guides leading the way, you can trust in their expertise and enjoy the adventure with complete peace of mind.

Good to Know

Before embarking on the Water Canyon Adventure, keep in mind that the total duration of the tour is approximately six hours. The meeting point is in Payson, AZ, where you'll rise with the sun to start your adventure at 7AM. Be prepared for a physically demanding experience that will challenge your body and spirit. It's recommended to wear comfortable clothing and sturdy shoes suitable for hiking and swimming. All necessary equipment, including helmets and rappelling gear, will be provided. Get ready for an unforgettable journey through one of Arizona's most spectacular canyons.


Customers who have embarked on the Water Canyon Adventure rave about the thrilling experiences and breathtaking scenery. They praise the knowledgeable and friendly guides who ensure the safety and enjoyment of every participant. Many describe the rappelling experience as the highlight of the tour, providing an unparalleled adrenaline rush. Participants appreciate the diverse challenges throughout the adventure, from rock hopping to sliding down natural waterslides. Overall, the Water Canyon Adventure is highly recommended for adventure seekers looking to push their limits and create unforgettable memories in Arizona's stunning high country.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Adventure On Purpose

Rise with the sun to meet your guide in the Home of the World's Oldest Continuous Rodeo, Payson, AZ for a 7AM start time. Your six-hour canyon tour begins with an easy drive along the Mogollon Rim with high country mountain views all around. Keep your eyes open for antelope, elk, deer, bighorn sheep, mountain lion, turkey, black bear, or the newly re-introduced Mexican gray wolf. Buckle on your helmet and bow your head, praying for a fun filled day full of fellowship and safe adventures.  Leaving the van behind to head out cross-country, you will be navigating your way through a pine tree forest. Once in the canyon bottom your swimming and rock hopping skills will be tested. The route continues to become more adventurous as slides, waterfalls, down climbs create fun obstacles to decipher. At times the best way may be sliding, jumping, being lowered, or rappelling to continue the journey. The adventure culminates as your group reaches the edge of a waterfall. With no where to go, but down, everyone gears up for a thrilling rappel into the deep pool below. The adventure is not over yet though as more full body exercise continues until the trip abruptly leaves the water behind and cuts out cross country once more. Your hard work is done as you pile into the shuttle vehicle.  Enjoy the smooth drive back into civilization, exhausted and happy en-route to Payson. 



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This was the perfect activity to celebrate a 10-year anniversary. Our tour guide Brian made each of part of the activity feel safe and do-able, despite my fear of heights! We could not be more thankful for this experience.


This was one of the best experiences I have had in a long time. The tour was such a blast and I would highly recommend anyone visiting Arizona to go. Brian and his family are extremely kind, professional and knowledgeable. This is an experience you won’t want to miss. The repelling, jumping off a few rocks, sliding down natural water slides and walking through/swimming through water in the middle of canyons was surreal. Amazing company, owner and tour!


If your looking for some fun and adventure you found it. Tired of eating and drinkin your face off in Scottsdale. I was. Get out and see what canyoneering is all about. Brian and his family are amazing people. Im not in any sort of peak physical shape other than round( lol)and i was a lil nervous after signing up. It was 111 degrees in Scottsdale but Payson,AZ was only 94 and you'll be swimming through the most majestic natural made canyon pools and slides ive ever seen. Water is cold, i'd guess 60's, but it is so refreshing and exhilirating. The wet suit will keep ya warm and keep ya afloat. Brian's knowledge of the canyons and commitment to safety is refreshing and assuring. My wife and i brought a camel back each, a 2L and a 3L bladder of water with a dry bag for snacks at lunch. It was perfect. This was so much fun i cant even begin to explain, the jumps off waterfalls, the rappelling, the swimming, hiking, and just the beauty that the canyon brings. Keep in my mind your doing work. But dont be scared. Its a blast. Brian gives options for all abilities and adventure levels. Thank you for makin our Arizona trip and anniversary so much fun Tuten family. My wife was already lookin at where our next canyoneering trip could be. Lol


Adventure on Purpose has created a once in a lifetime adventure that has the most beautiful views and includes excitement at literally every turn. The excursion was challenging, yet so rewarding. Brian and Elijah were patient guides and fun to hang out with for the day.


This was an awesome experience with Brian, a great guide, and his assistants. I had never done repelling or swimming in Canyon Rivers but I felt totally safe with his expertise. It was a challenging course and exhausting, but really a whole lot of fun. Beautiful scenery to top it off. I highly recommend going with him on this trip.


My wife and I did Adventure On Purpose recently, and we both had an incredible experience with canyoneering. Brian and Eli were our guides and they both went above and beyond what we had expected. They were very helpful in communicating and helping to answer our questions before, during and after our trip. We got to spend the day hiking through the canyon, jumping, sliding and repelling into pools of water, and they even took and gave us all great photos of us from our trip. The water hike was beautiful and fun and they geared the numerous activities to each individual’s level of comfort and abilities. Lots of cliff jumping and fun in the mountain pools and we were super thankful to have such great guides and a great group. I would highly recommend Adventure On Purpose to anyone wanting an adventure through the mountain canyon, regardless of your experience or abilities. They will make sure that you have a memorable experience!


Adventure On Purpose in Phoenix was a great company to take my 13 year old daughter out with. Super safe and very pleasant operator's. will book with them again for sure and recommend them to all my friends. Thank you from the Loomis Family and Chasing Demons AR


Wow, it was simply amazing! They took baby steps to get you into and were very friendly! We love nature and are always looking for an adventure and they didn’t disappoint! The guides had all safety and extra supplies just in case of you forgot anything. The water was cool but the wet suits kept you nice and warm. Even if you can’t swim I recommend this adventure because the wet suits create buoyancy and are designed to make you float. The weather in the canyon was great and peaceful even though we came in the heart of summer. I came from Florida with my wife looking for some fun and something mind blowing and I never would have expected this. If you are in the area definitely try this. No, you must go! You will love it. My name is Robert and I personally recommend this adventure to everyone.


Magical experience! Bryan and his beautiful children were our guides. They were all very knowledgeable, helpful and very attentive to our group. The scenery is beyond beautiful and the adventure was a thrill. Would give this tour 10 stars if I could.


What an amazing adventure!!!! I have done this trip twice and will be back again! Brian and his son are very knowledgeable, encouraging, friendly and provide an exciting adventure. The views in the canyon are unbelievable! Brian and his son know the canyon very well, which made me feel very safe in all of the rappelling, jumping and swimming through the canyon. I highly recommend going!
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