4 Day: Moab Adventure Vacation 


Highlights

• Classic Splashing Rapids
• Sunset Hummer Tour
• Colorado River Rapids
• Canyoneering
• Moab Mountian Biking

Trip Rates

Adults: $899
* Includes 3 nights lodging in Moab and all meals.
*Does not include taxes & government user fees

Trip Length:

4 Day/ 3 Night

Host City:

Moab, Utah 

Minimum Age:

12 Yrs Old

Rapids:

III-IV (Depending on Water Levels)

2014 Dates:

April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 8, 16, 23, 30
July 14, 23, 28
Aug 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15

Boats

Paddleboat, Oarboats

4 day Moab Adventure Vacation

The 4 day /3 night Moab Adventure Vacation is a great trip If you're looking for a vacation that has lots of activities with all the details taken care of. Moab is the adventure capital for a reason. With 2 national parks and acres of beautiful red rock cliffs and secret canyons it is an adventure seekers dream.

The Moab Adventure package combines the splashes of whitewater rafting on the Colorado River with adrenaline pumping fun of Canyoneering off of 200 foot arches. You will also get a chance to see the sunest Hummer tour overlooking Arches National and Mountain bike the famous Moab trails.

Every detail of this vacation is taken care of for you. 3 nights stay at the perfectly located Best Western Canyonlands in Moab and all your meals are provided at a variety of quality Moab restaurants. All you and your family need is a little adventuresome sprit and a camera!


We had the best time in Moab!  It's a vacation that we'll be doing again and staying on the river longer!!  We really enjoyed every day!  The guides were wonderful and super knowledgeable about everything Moab had to offer!  We all learned new things and tried new things and really had a fantastic time! Everyone with SGE is wonderful. We'll definitely be back!!

Marisa Keene, Springfield MO

5 Day Cataract Canyon Booking Page

Dates

Trip Rates

Adult.....................$899*
*3 nights lodging in Moab, UT.
All meals included 
Sunset Hummer Tour
Canyoneering
Mountain Biking

Trip Dates

April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12, 19, 26
June 2, 8, 16, 23, 30
July 14, 23, 28
Aug 11, 18, 25
Sep 1, 8, 15

2 day Cataract Canyon booking

 What This Rate Includes:

More Information

Full Day on the Colorado River:

Half Day Canyoneering

Sunset Hummer Tour

Mountain Biking

3 Nights Lodging in Moab Utah

All Meals While in Moab

Camping Gear: Clean Sleeping Bag, Pad, & Tent

All Camping Equipment

Quality Guides: Highly Experienced, Professional, & Licensed

Iced Coolers on boats

Lemonade, Iced Water, and Gatorade: Coffee, teas, hot cocoa, and juice available in camp.

 

Trip Deposit: $300 per person deposit required upon reservation. Full balance due 45 days prior to departure.

Trip Cancellation Insurance

Minimum Age: 10 years old

What is not included in trip fares:

Guide Gratuities by no means required but always appreciated by our guides. We recommend 10-20% of the cost of the river portion of the trip.

Transportation to Moab Utah.

Government user fees and taxes (about 6% of trip cost.)

Itinerary

Day 1-Hummer Tour

Welcome to Moab Utah! After settling into your room, enjoy dining at the Moab Brewery where you can enjoy Moab’s only ‘on-site’ brewery and a varied menu including sandwiches, steaks, salads, burgers, daily specials, and kid's menu. Whether you're hungry or thirsty, enjoy the comfortable atmosphere.

End your first day with an exciting sunset Hummer tour. Moab’s slickrock trails are a great place to see what Hummers can really do. This is easy fun for the whole family. This adventure features visits to secluded canyons, ancient rock art and breathtaking vistas!


Day 2 Westwater Canyon

This proposed Wild and Scenic River is totally isolated from modern civilization: a canyon of serene solitude surrounded by red sandstone spires. The river cascades through the ever-deepening sandstone monuments and into the narrow Black Granite Gorge. The river meets opposition from the canyon walls, creating the fast and furious rapids that give Westwater its reputation: Funnel Falls, Last Chance, The Steps, and, of course, the infamous Skull Rapid.

This trip is designed for adventure seekers and canyon lovers, for those looking for great rapids on a remote and regulated river. The smaller number of people allowed in the canyon each day is strictly controlled. This means you will encounter almost no one else on the river during your trip. We use oarboats, here, but paddleboats are available for the experienced by advance request.


Day 3-Canyoneering

A Cliffs and Canyons Guide will meet you in the Gonzo Inn's Lobby for your guided canyoneering adventure at 7:00 AM. Ephedra's Grotto begins as we hike across ancient petrified sand dunes which lead us into a dry rock wash. Quickly the wash turns into a dry waterfall that seems to almost disappear into the tightest, deepest rain gutter imaginable. "We go down there?!" is the usual question after peering over the edge, and indeed we do. This exquisite rappel is the first obstacle in reaching the entrance to the amazing and not-at-all-famous Grotto. Now, enveloped in a small stone room, whose floor rarely sees the light of day, we exit to find our next challenge… a jaw-dropping rappel into the alluring green canyon below via an enormous natural stone bridge! A cool spring-fed stream accompanies us for the rest of this outstanding hike.

After Lunch, leisurely walk the Mill Creek footpath, experience the some of the famous art galleries that Moab has to offer. This evening is reserved for you to explore Canyonlands or Arches National Park on your own.

Dinner is setup for you at Moab’s Zax Pizzeria. Which offers Mouthwatering Burgers, Fresh Salads, Delicious Pasta Dishes and world famous All You Can Eat Gourmet Pizza, Soup and Salad Buffet! 


Day 4-Mountian Biking

Mountian Biking:

 Klondike Bluffs is a 10-15 mile half day ride with moderate climbs and varied terrain. This ride offers bikers a good introduction to Moab's famous slickrock terrain. We'll also view dinosaur tracks along our route. At the half way point a short walk will take us into Arches National Park and to breathtaking views of the red bluffs and arches below. The ride back is mostly down hill with lots of dips and rolls. Lots of fun!

Map

Maps of Westwater Canyon

Westwater Canyon lies between Grand Junction, Colorado and Moab, Utah on the Colorado River. This canyon has become one of the most popular whitewater destinations in the American West.

National Geographic called it "the best short whitewater trip in the west." Westwater Canyon has a colorful history of miners, outlaws, cowboys, engineers, and river enthusiasts. Westwater's unique geology creates awe inspiring vistas and exciting whitewater.

View Westwater Canyon on The Colorado River in a larger map

Westwater Canyon Information:

River: The Colorado River
Rapid Rating: Class III-IV(Depending on Water Levels)
Put in: Loma or Westwater Ranger Station
Take-out location: Cisco
River Miles: 17 or 31
Number of rapids 16
First to run Westwater Canyon: Bert Loper and Ellsworth Kolb in 1916



Colorado Plateau

Map of the Rivers we run

Westwater Canyon Map

Map of Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River

Photos

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Resources

River Trip Resources

Required Forms:

Please print, sign and return the required forms (for each person in your party) to our office by email, fax or mail at least 45 days prior to your trip.

Trip Risk Forms

Guest Registration

 

Trip Document in PDF's

Moab Trip Planner

Packing List

Trip Itinerary


Travel Insurance:

Transportation to Moab

Preferred Lodging Guide

Tips for Women in the Outdors

Beverage Request Form

Faxed Reservation Form

Helpful Links

Canyonlands National Park: Canyonlands National Park preserves a colorful landscape of sedimentary sandstones eroded into countless canyons, mesas and buttes by the Colorado River and its tributaries.

Arches National Park: Arches National Park preserves over two thousand natural sandstone arches, including the world-famous Delicate Arch, in addition to a variety of unique geological resources and formations.

Dinosaur National Monument: Dinosaur National Monument protects a large deposit of fossil dinosaur bones--remains of the so-called "terrible lizards" that lived millions of years ago.

Moab Travel Council: A great resource on Moab area trails, hotels, and other great things to do in Moab.

Links to Area Information

Moab Weather

Water Levels

How to get to Moab

Where to staying Moab

What to do other than rafting

Questions about the trip:

Cancellation Policy and Trip Insurance:

Sheri Griffith Expeditions has a NO REFUND policy. Since you have reserved space for which we have a limited number of seats, our non-refundable policy applies in every instance. There are no exceptions for any reason, so we highly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to protect your vacation investment. Please take some time to visit the following website www.travelinsure.com/affiliate/selecthigh.htm?32219, which contains information about Travel Insurance.

How to book a trip

There are several easy ways to make a reservation. Easiest is to click on the “book online” button on your trip or at the top of the screen. You can always give us a call at 800-332-2439. You can also download Reservation PDF and fax it in (435)-259-2226 or mail it to us at Po Box 1324 Moab UT 84532.

Deposits and Reservations

For 1 day trips full payment is required at time of booking. For multiday trips a non-refundable $300/person deposit is required at the time of reservation. The balance is due 45 days prior to departure. After making your reservation you will receive a reservation packet that will include a packing list, helpful travel hints, travel insurance information, a beverage request form, and a guest registration form. Please fill out the guest registration form and send or fax back quickly. If you find you are unable to participate in the trip that you booked, but would like to transfer your trip to the following year, there will be a charge of $300 per participant if the change is made at least 3 weeks prior to your departure date.

Non-Performance

We make every effort to follow through on our plans. However, we reserve the right to make changes in the itinerary or possibly cancel a trip if necessary including but not limited to weather conditions, water fluctuations, insufficient reservations, changes in international relations, or other factors beyond our control. If cancellation is necessary, your money will be refunded. Our financial liability shall be limited to the amount actually paid and shall not be extended to cover any other costs incurred by the trip member.

Orientation:

The evening before the trip we meet at our office (2231 South Highway 191) at 5 pm (MDT) in Moab for a trip orientation. Here you will learn what to expect and prepare for, receive your dry bags, sign the Assumption of Risk forms, and get a chance to ask any last questions. If you are not going to be able to make this please let us know ahead of time.

Beverages:

If you would like any personal beverages while on the river, i.e., sodas, beer, wine, etc., you can bring them with you the morning of departure and we will place them in iced coolers. We provide some sodas, water, lemonade and Gatorade mixes and tea, juice and coffee in the mornings.

Tipping:

Guests often ask whether gratuities are appropriate, and in what amount. If you feel your guides have provided a very special trip for you, a gratuity may be left with the trip leader and will be shared among the crew. Entirely discretionary, anything between 15% and 20% of the trip cost is a general tipping guideline. If you plan to tip, remember to bring a personal check or cash—ATM’s are hard to find in the backcountry! PLEASE, do not make out checks to Sheri Griffith Expeditions. If you are writing check please make it out to the Trip Leader.  NOTE: we cannot take credit card gratuities.

Hiking and Physical Requirements:

If you are of an adventurous spirit and in reasonably good health, you should have no problem enjoying any of our trips. It’s not necessary to be an athlete to participate in a river expedition. However, It is several hours to the nearest medical center. If you take medication you should bring a good supply and inform your guide of all medication that you are taking. When you meet your guide, you should discretely explain any medical conditions you may have or be concerned about including allergies to bee stings, etc. Each guide carries a first aid kit and will need to know if specific medicines should be stored. It’s also helpful to know about other health issues when planning activities for the day. Pregnant women and anyone with heart trouble should have their physician’s approval before taking a river trip.

Safety, and Assumption of Risk

We maintain an excellent safety record, since 1971. However, all outdoor experiences involve risk and we all must recognize that accidents or illnesses may occur. We cannot guarantee your safety. We place final responsibility for your safety firmly on your shoulders where it belongs. You have to pay attention to what you are doing. Mother Nature controls the water level, the weather and the elements, so there is a risk involved in rafting and camping. Before your trip departs, you will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release Form. We assume no responsibility for injury to trip members, their personal belongings or, for time and expense incurred. We strongly recommend Travel Insurance, which covers vacation losses and accidents and provides a refund if you have to cancel your trip.

Parking, luggage and valuables:

We have a gated parking lot at our office for your vehicles while you are on the river. We also have a safe room for luggage and valuables while you a re on the river.

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