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.


TRIP TYPE: Adventure


TRIP LENGTH: 6 days/5 nights



Double Occupancy

$ 3,700

per person

Single Supplement

$ 390

per person


  • 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






Day 1: Arrive to Salt Lake City, Utah

  • Fly into Salt 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 & River Day

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Enjoy a morning 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
  • Trails end will bring us right to the Colorado River, where we will enjoy a picnic lunch
  • After lunch, river gear will be given out, we will load our boats and begin our river trip!
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Meals included: B/L/D

Day 3: Colorado River Day - River Rafting

  • Enjoy your first breakfast on the river
  • Take part in interpretive hikes where we explore archaeological ruins and magnificent side canyons during breaks from our float
  • 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

  • Early morning breakfast
  • Watch the sunrise on a scenic drive through Arches National Park
  • Enjoy a morning hike in Arches
  • Lunch in Green River on the way to Salt Lake City International Airport
  • If guests are interested in continuing their time in Southern Utah, WWTrek can provide additional services
  • Meals included: B/L


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.


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 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.

Travel Insurance:

We recommend purchasing travel insurance, which will protect you in the event of an unanticipated cancellation of your trip, and depending on the plan you choose, can refund all the costs already paid (including flights, trip costs, and your payment to us). Please note: you must purchase this plan within 14 days of your deposit payment. There are three plans that we recommend choosing from: Cavalry, Rip Cord or Harbor. Please send us a copy of your plan if you choose to purchase one.

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.


In many parts of the world, gratuities are given in appreciation for a job well done. Our guides will take care of tipping service personnel along the way so that you don’t have to think about it.

For any additional services outside of our itinerary, plan to tip 10% (transport, restaurants, baggage, lodges, etc). We will provide you a tipping guide once you sign up for a trip.

At the trails end you will have the opportunity to contribute to a group tipping pool that will be presented to your WWTrekking guides and trekking staff as we say our goodbyes.






Time zone:

Mountain Time Zone –  UTC-07:00

Capitol City:

Salt Lake City


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.