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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.

Westwater Canyon - Class IV on the Colorado River

If you want to get out of town, but still be close-by, and trade camping for the luxury of the famous Red Cliffs Lodge then the Multi-sport package is for you!

Cataract Canyon 2 or 4 Days »

Cataract Canyon Couple Sitting

Explore 100 miles of Cataract Canyon through Canyonlands National Park in either 2 days or 4 days. Expect big, fun, intense rapids and massive scenic overload.

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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