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The Colorado River in Moab, Utah

The Colorado River isn't the longest river in the world, it's not the most useful for shipping and trade, but it's probably the first river that comes to mind when the world thinks of famous whitewater rapids. It is referred to as "the mighty Colorado River" so often you may think that "mighty" is part of its name! The legendary canyons carved by this powerhouse of erosion lend further credence to its mythic might: Westwater Canyon, iconic Castle Valley, Cataract Canyon, and Glen Canyon. All are found within Utah's boundaries and Moab, Utah is perfectly central to any plans for exploration.

Millions are drawn to this region every year due to convenient starting location of Moab, Utah, gateway to not only Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park, but also, the world-renowned Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Desolation Canyon, and nearby Zions, Bryce, Capitol Reef National Parks. As you may expect, we preach that the only way to really explore this region, to understand the soul of canyon country, is to see it by river. It's why we do what we do!

Cataract Canyon - 2-4 Days on the Colorado River

Guides and guests explain what makes Cataract Canyon special among the canyons of the west. It has something to do with big, fun, intense rapids, but it's a lot more than that too!

Southwest Sampler - Overnight on the Colorado River

Want to get the most out of your first visit to the southwest? You will need a sampling of Arches National Park, a 4x4 Hummer Safari over ancient petrified sand dunes, two nights in Moab's SpringHill Suites and an unforgettable night of rafting and camping on the shores of the Colorado River.

Cataract Canyon 2 or 4 Days »

Cataract Canyon Couple Sitting

Cataract Canyon, deep in the heart of Canyonlands National Park, is a modern-day whitewater rafting classic. With several of the Colorado River's largest white water rapids, and scenery that astounds at every turn, it's easy to see why it is such a popular run. Traveling 100 miles and ending in Lake Powell, you'll finish off this 4-day expedition with a scenic flight return to Moab over the endless canyon majesty of Canyonlands National Park.

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Southwest Sampler 4 Day »

Southwest Vacation Package Kokopelli 1

Moab, Utah sets the stage for a family-friendly escapade, and our Southwest Sampler vacation package is tailor-made for the entire crew. This 4-day, 3-night retreat offers a delightful taste of the "best of the Southwest." Start with 2 nights of pure comfort at the luxurious Springhill Suites by Marriott. Dive into the marvels of Arches National Park and indulge in one of Moab's renowned adventures – an off-road Hummer Safari. Elevate the experience with 2 days of Colorado River rafting, including an overnight of all-inclusive beach camping and stargazing. The result? A treasure trove of stories and indelible memories to carry home.

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Smiling on Utah's Green River

Traveling with Kids? The Green River through Desolation Canyon is the Perfect 5-Day Trip!

If you are traveling with younger kids, or you want to experience rapids that are more "beginner-friendly", you should consider Green River through Desolation Canyon rather than Cataract Canyon.

NOTE: The same package extension activities (Arches National Park, etc.) can be added to your itinerary before or after your Green River trip. Give us a call and we can help you make the most of your next vacation in Moab! Call: 866-904-1160

Rafting with Grandpa on the Green River

"I've been surprised by the beauty of Utah, in general. The scenery of Desolation Canyon is, I think, more impressive than the Grand Canyon. The kids are always going to remember Grandpa doing this with them."

5-Day Desolation Canyon Expedition - Green River »

Desolation Canyon Utah Rafting Flotilla

Before the Green River joins the Colorado River in Cataract Canyon, it has already made some adventures of its own through the high desert beauty of Desolation Canyon. This expedition begins with a thrilling and scenic flight over the wild country north of Moab, Utah. You may see wild horses, bison, antelope... When you get to the river, you're in for a treat of friendly rapids and broad sandy beaches that blend day after day exploring a place filled with a fascinating human history of homesteads and train robbers, the likes of Butch and Sundance.If

5 Day Green River