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The Colorado River approaches Moab, Utah

Moab Rafting Trips

Moab rafting trips are a very popular way to explore the red rock canyons of southern Utah. If you're familiar with the iconic landscape surrounding Moab, you'll know there's really no other place on earth quite like it. Did we mention that two of the most picturesque National Parks - Arches and Canyonlands - flank the borders of the town? The fact that one of the world's most notorious whitewater rivers (the mighty Colorado River) flows right through the middle of it all, is just icing on the sandstone layer cake. With so many half-day, full-day, and multi-day rafting trip options near Moab, Utah, you're sure to find the river adventure just right for you. Go ahead and explore the trips below, starting with the shortest and nearest to Moab and working outwards into the remotes canyons in the "back of beyond".

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Overview of Moab Rafting Trips

Map of Moab Rafting Trips

Colorado River Full Day »

Moab Rafting Trip Big Country Your journey begins with a beautiful drive up the river corridor where you’ll launch your raft onto one of the most popular stretches of the Colorado River. You’ll experience rapids like Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Rocky Rapid, and Whites Rapid. You’ll also have plenty of time to relax and swim, plus you’ll savor our delicious riverside buffet. When you raft with Western's Moab Adventure Center, you can choose your level of excitement and involvement - paddle rafts or inflatable kayaks are included in the rate!

Moab Full Day Rafting

Colorado River A.M. River Trip »

Moab Rafting Trip Big Country We launch our rafts onto the Colorado River at Hittle Bottom backed by an astounding view of magnificent Fisher Towers. Calm waters on the first part of journey provide relaxation and some time to learn about the unique geology of Castle Valley. After you're accustomed to the river and ready for some fun, you'll hear whitewater just around the bend - Onion Creek Rapid. The excitement continues with Professor Creek, Cloudburst with plenty of time to relax and swim in between. Trip ends above Rocky Rapid. This is an ideal rafting trips for families, couples and groups. Paddle your own craft with paddle rafts or inflatable kayaks.

Moab A.M. Rafting Trip

Colorado River P.M. River Trip »

Moab Rafting Trip Cowboy

On one of our most popular trips, you’ll sample the beauty and excitement of the full-day trip on an PM half-day river adventure. This trip begins above Rocky Rapid rapid. Enjoy an exclusive hot barbeque lunch at a riverside ranch where you'll have plenty of time to relax and take in the one-of-a-kind scenery on this stretch of river. After lunch, hold on tight as we raft famous White's Rapid. On this trip, you can paddle in a raft or inflatable kayak. The PM trip is an excellent option for combining the river adventure with other fun-filled tours available at the Moab Adventure Center.

Moab P.M. Rafting Trip

2 Day Raft & Camp »

Southwest Vacation Package Camp

The 2 Day Raft & Camp trip begins half a day upstream from where the "one-day-trips" begin. The biggest difference is more than half a day though! You'll learn why a multi-day rafting trip is so much more than you imagined when you drift towards one of the Colorado River's most scenic campsites, relax on the beach while guides prepare your meals, and then are astounded by the magnificent star show on display as you fall asleep with sounds of the river.

2 Day Raft & Camp

Ready for Western's Multi-Day Expeditions?

Western River Expeditions specializes in multi-day adventures into some of the most remote and hard-to-reach places in North America. It takes time to get there, but that doesn't mean you won't enjoy taking your time! If you're ready to plunge into whitewater rafting for more than what the day-trips offer, then consider the list below, or select and download the Expedition Guide per trip you're most interested in and learn about it on your own time, offline.

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4 Day Southwest Sampler »

Southwest Vacation Package Gonzo Sign The 4 Day Southwest Sampler trip takes the 2 Day Raft & Camp trip and packages your Moab vacation with two more days in town, staying 2 nights at the Gonzo Inn, exploring Arches National Park with a guided Sunset Bus Tour, and an exhilarating 4x4 Hummer Safari on the Hell's Revenge trail.

4 Day Southwest Sampler

Westwater Canyon 1 Day Adventure »

Westwater Canyon Rafting Al Gore

If you have just one day in Moab for whitewater rafting, and you want more intensity from the rapids, then Westwater Canyon is for you. In most water levels this section of the Colorado River packs more punch than most other day rafting trips anywhere in the West.

1 Day Westwater Canyon Adventure

Westwater Multi-Sport 4 Day »

Westwater Multisport Red Cliffs Dinner

Package your Westwater Canyon 1 Day trip with 3 nights lodging in the luxurious Red Cliffs Lodge at the edge of the Colorado River, and set beneath towering canyon walls. Enjoy a 4x4 Hummer Safari with the package and add anything you want from there, such as horseback riding, or National Parks tours.

4 Day Westwater Multi-Sport

5 Day Green River Desolation Canyon »

High-speed, custom rafts now 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.

5 Day Desolation Canyon Trip

2 Day Cataract Canyon Express »

High-speed, custom rafts now 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.

Cataract Express Trip

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