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Experience the Colorado River
Through Canyonlands National Park
Colorado River through Cataract Canyon

The Colorado River Upstream from Grand Canyon

The area surrounding the Utah and Arizona borders has more National Parks per acre than anywhere else in the world. As you follow the Colorado River north from Grand Canyon, you’ll find Cataract Canyon. This breathtaking chasm carves through the heart of Canyonlands National Park. Equal to its ability to inspire the eye by its beauty and wonder is its ability to increase your heart rate with its adrenaline-pumping whitewater. Under the right conditions, the whitewater through Cataract Canyon can often surmount the size and power of the rapids in Grand Canyon. Millions are also 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.

Cataract Canyon - Colorado River Rafting Adventure

Unbelievable rapids. Just unbelievable. It’s a wild ride! …it’s an explosion of stars at night, incredible sunrise and sunsets. Beautiful place…I won’t forget.

Canyonlands & Arches National Parks »

Extend your adventure - two national parks.

Two national parks in one visit to Moab, Utah! Simply add a day or two before or after your 4-day Cataract Canyon rafting trip. Enjoy a guided Arches National Park Tour and a 4x4 Hummer Safari.

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Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands N.P. »

Often mistakenly labeled as Grand Canyon, this is just outside of Canyonlands National Park Experience four full days over 100 miles on the Colorado River. Soak up the calm Colorado River for the first two days as it meanders past several districts of Canyonlands National Park, then plunges into Cataract Canyon over 30 or more rapids. Savor meals that are cooked by your guides, hike to native hideouts, towering overlooks, and vistas in all directions.

Canyonlands River Trip

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 »

Rafting Desolation Canyon

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

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