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Utah Rafting
Cataract Canyon Express

Whitewater Rafting in Cataract Canyon

Embark on an unforgettable adventure just south of the eclectic town of Moab, Utah. High-speed, custom rafts allow you to journey through the Colorado River's legendary 100-mile Cataract Canyon in just 2 days–perfect for those with busy schedules yearning for a quick, but refreshing dose of adventure. From surreal scenery to thrilling whitewater, Cataract Canyon is rated as one of the best rafting trips in America. Travel through the heart of Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River, where postcard-perfect vistas will dazzle you around every bend in the river. Step back in time as you explore ancient Native American habitations and learn of their cultures. Discover the thrill of nearly 30 world-class Colorado River whitewater rapids.

Once you reach Lake Powell, you'll return to Moab, by ground shuttle. Join us for 2 spectacular days in the great outdoors and reconnect with your sense of adventure. Be sure to see the Cataract Express Itinerary and Adventure Extension option to make the most of your time in Moab, Utah!

Cataract Express Whitewater Trip

  • Begins in Moab Utah
  • Season: May-July
  • River Distance: 100 miles
  • Rapids: Class III-V
  • Boat Type: Western's Snout-Rig
  • Capacity: 12 passengers
  • Deposit: $250 per person
  • Minimum Age: 12
Adults(16+): From $955
Youth (12-15): From $955
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Whats Included

RAFTING Class III-V whitewater rafting (rapids depend on water levels)
HIKING Short walks to longer, more difficult hikes (all optional)
CAMPING Cots, tents, sleeping bags, chairs and water-resistant bag
MEALS Guides prepare all meals for you between departure and return
TRANSFERS Transportation by bus from Moab, Utah to the river & from Lake Powell back to Moab

Not Included

LODGING Moab hotel stay before or after trip
TAXES & FEES Any applicable taxes and fees

Cataract Canyon Express Reviews

Rated 4.9 out of 5 based on 2136 customer reviews

Dream Trip

Lori - Tennessee, USA
This was a dream trip for me, and it could not have happened without our WONDERFUL GUIDES, JEFF and JACE! The trip was shared with family and friends and is memory that I hope never fades! Thank you, Western River Expeditions for having such wonderful guides, boats and FOOD!

Definitely a Must-Do!

William - Oregon, USA
Everything about this trip was professional and fun. From the easy sign up, pre-function briefing, to the best guides on the river and the best food on the river. Definitely a must-do and will do it again.


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Cataract Canyon High-Speed Raft

Cataract Canyon High-Speed Raft

On the Cataract Express trip, Western River Expeditions uses a custom high-speed raft called a "Snout Rig." This raft is like a little sportscar, darting through rapids, and around obstacles with ease and nimble swiftness. Making it one of the most exciting rides in any whitewater. Seating is arranged to offer riders up front a clear view of the action and whitewater, while shielding those behind from the intensity of the largest waves. You'll find space to stretch out and relax in the calm sections of the river. With plenty of seat positions to choose from, you can decide whether you'll ride up front for more action or further back for a slightly calmer experience.

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Camping & Dining

On this Cataract Canyon vacation, you'll spend 1 night on the banks of the Colorado River. Professional river guides cook delicious meals for you and all the camping equipment you need is supplied. This is camping made easy.

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  • From the River

    Delicious food, comfortable sleeping , wonderful service, awesome guide, exhilarating whitewater, all among the most beautiful, captivating country in the world! We wanted to immediately turn around and do it all once again.

    Sue - Utah

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