The Perfect Cataract Canyon Vacation Itinerary
A wilderness of stone with never-ending red rock castles, labyrinth canyons, maze districts, islands in the sky, and a more-than-gentle Colorado River lures explorers placidly, at first, into the sleeping dragon's lair, known today as Cataract Canyon. Stunning sunsets fall into striking star-studded skies, then rise again with crimson calls to continue the conquest downstream on the Colorado River. Plenty of hikes and excursions between campsites over the first few days keep you in wonder and awe.
Doubling in size with the confluence of the Green River, the Colorado River seems to burst into roughly 30 rapids (or 30 rapids roughly) in half that many miles. The sleeping dragon awakes, reminding you why you chose a Cataract Canyon adventure! Dragon slain, conquest conquered, enjoy one last night in Cataract Canyon, one more sunset, one more dinner along the river. This time, talking of adventure, glory, and unforgettable memories. Survey the battle scenes one last time with a scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park as you return to Moab.