COLORADO CANYON RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURE

The stunning natural landscape of Moab, Utah is truly a spectacle to behold. During this trip, you will see turbulent rivers carving through timeless sandstone cliffs and the famed arches and towers. From river rafting to canyoneering, you will be in awe of nature’s beauty from the first moment to the last. On this popular Cataract Canyon expedition we paddle the mighty Colorado River. There is a sense of freedom as you hop aboard the raft and let the wild river take over. Rafting the Colorado beneath 2,000 feet of red rock is an adventure featuring remote wilderness and outstanding whitewater. The trip will be operated with a combination of paddle boats and motorized boats. Tents and boats will be provided.

SUMMARY

TRIP TYPE: Adventure

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy/Moderate

TRIP LENGTH: 6 days/5 nights

SPACES AVAILABLE: 8 -16

TRIP COST: $3,500/person/double occupancy

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Raft some of the most famous rapids on the Colorado River
  • Canyoneer and explore the naturally sculpted red rocks of Southern Utah
  • Relax and explore through Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

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ITINERARIES

Day 1: Arrive to Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Fly in to Sale Lake City International Airport – arrive between 11:00 and 13:00 (MST)
  • Transfer to Moab at 14:00 MST – 4 hour scenic drive
  • Welcome reception and orientation
  • Overnight: Best Western Canyonlands Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: Welcome Reception Dinner

Day 2: Canyoneering Day

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Enjoy a day of Canyoneering and repelling at Morning Glory Arch – all gear will be provided
  • The beauty of these canyons is magnificent; enjoy them in a new way, as we rapel through arches
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Colorado River Day - River Rafting

  • Visit gear rental shop where guests may pick up any desired personal gear (wetsuits are included)
  • Guides introduce you to your new surroundings as we load the boats before departure
  • Take part in interpretive hikes where we explore archaeological ruins and magnificent side canyons
  • Relax and enjoy the sunset as your guides cook a hearty western style meal over an open fire
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 4: Colorado River Day - River Rafting

  • We will pass the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers where the volume of the river doubles and the rapids of Cataract Canyon lie ahead.
  • After a whitewater safety speech we shoot the legendary rapids; Mile long, Ben Hurt, and Hell to Pay, before arriving at the granddaddy of them all — the Big Drops
  • After an action-packed day of river running we arrive at our camp
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals Included: B/L/D

Day 5: Colorado River Day - River Rafting

  • On the last day of our journey, we finish the rapids at the canyon opening in Hite Marine, arriving at Lake Powell in the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
  • Spend the day exploring side canyons and lounging around the boat
  • As we conclude our river adventure, we will take to the sky for a scenic flight filled with stunning views back over Canyonlands National Park and Cataract Canyon
  • Overnight: Best Western Canyonlands Inn or comparable
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 6: Departure Day

  • After breakfast we will take a scenic drive through Arches National Park
  • Enjoy a hike in Arches
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch on the return trip from Moab
  • If guests are interested in continuing their time in Southern Utah, WWTrek can provide additional services
  • Transfer to Salt Lake City International Airport
  • Meals included: B/L

HUMAN OUTREACH PROJECT IN THE USA

One of World Wide Trekking’s founding principles is giving back to the places we operate. Through our sister non-profit, Human Outreach Project, we are making a difference in lives around the globe and close to home in Utah. With our office and home base in Utah, we are working on a number of local projects that guests can get involved with.

HOP is proud to support 30 local veterans and their families with deliveries of food and gift cards during the holiday season through our Veterans Outreach Program. Our newest local program, HOP Outdoors, runs summer hiking trips in Utah’s Wasatch Mountains to give underserved local children the chance to get outdoors and build a healthy connection with nature.

TRAVEL NOTES

Arrivals & Departures:

Salt Lake City Int’l Airport (SLC)

Recommended Flights:

Our travel expert, Danny Genung at Harr Travel is more than happy to review the many flight options. You can reach him at danny@harrtravel.com or 909.266.0117.

The benefit of using a travel agent is that in the event of itinerary changes, the travel agent will find the best flight connections and arrangements for you. Though third-party travel websites are convenient, we do not recommend using them due to instability in the itineraries. We also recommend that you protect your flight with travel insurance and a refundable ticket.

Health & Safety:

Our stringent commitment to safety means you have access to our medically certified guides before and throughout your trip. Our staff also carries emergency medical equipment such as satellite phones and medical kits.

Our Team:

World Wide Trekking boasts an extensive support crew for all of our groups ranging from 8 to 12 people. At headquarters in Salt Lake City, our staff  is dedicated to helping you every step of the way. If you’re planning your trip and have questions about which boots to buy, our adventure specialist is just a phone call away.

GENERAL INFORMATION

State:

Utah

Population:

3,101,833

Time zone:

Mountain Time Zone –  UTC-07:00

Capitol City:

Salt Lake City

Geography:

Utah, where the Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau converge, boasts extremely diverse and stunning geography. Although most of this western state experiences a semi-arid or desert climate, the many mountain ranges offer a large variety of additional climates. From high alpine forest filled to vast deserts filled with humbling sandstone towers, walls, and arches, Utah’s landscapes are numerous and awe-inspiring. Utah is home to 5 National Parks, 4 national monuments, and 4 state parks. The capitol of Utah, Salt Lake City, gets its namesake from the Great Salt Lake which is the largest salt water lake in the Western Hemisphere with a salinity far saltier than seawater.

Culture & Religion

Salt Lake City, Utah is the world headquarters for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, making Utah the only state in the U.S. that has a majority population belonging to a single church. The industries that make up Utah’s diverse economy include mining, oil and gas development, tourism, agriculture and cattle ranging, salt production, and a quickly growing tech industry. Additionally, there are 6 Native American tribes in Utah today, the Goshute, Navajo, Paiute, Ute, Shoshone, and Uintah and Ouray Tribes.