Invest in the Outdoors
WHAT WE DO
We love the great outdoors
and building great businesses.
Canyonlands buys and builds outdoor recreation businesses including tour operators, B2B platforms, and ancillary consumer services. We partner with passionate operators as well as business owners preparing for retirement.
We invest in businesses with at least $10 million in revenue or a bottom line of at least $3 million
Our approach is to invest in our partners financially and to provide their businesses with operational, marketing, and technical support. We're building a portfolio of services and software providers that enable outdoor recreation businesses to thrive. We want to help our partners do what they do best: provide amazing experiences or products for their clients. We do this by infusing their business with capital and supporting back office functions.
Connor grew up in Alabama, fishing and sea kayaking off his grandfather's pier and picking blackberries for cobbler. He's a former small business CEO. Connor's favorite outdoor adventures include Ironman Coeur d'Alene, rafting the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, and cycling in the Alps.
University of Georgia, BA
McKinsey, business analyst
Caroline was raised to see the world by her adventurous parents. She's an experienced operator, having led service delivery at a >$150 million revenue business. Caroline's favorite outdoor adventures include hiking Everest Base Camp, fly fishing the Snake River, and trekking the Camino de Santiago.
Acumen, VP Ops
Moab was adopted into the Canyonlands Family after proving himself a worthy adventure partner in Zion National Park. He's now been to 6 national parks altogether, and Acadia is his favorite for the nightlife in Bar Harbor. Mo's favorite outdoor adventures include chasing squirrels, eating sticks, and the zoomies!
PetSmart Puppy School
We uphold the highest ethical standards and seek partners that share our values.
We see ourselves as stewards of the environment. Our future relies on well- preserved and maintained cultural experiences and natural environments.
We promote and invest in local communities. This includes providing fair wages, engaging local businesses, and investing in workforce development.
PROMOTING MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING
We believe that getting out of one's comfort zone lends itself to developing new perspective.