5 Day Colorado River Multisport - Sheri Griffith Expeditions

5 Day: Canyonlands Multisport Rafting


• Sunset Hummer Tour
• Fun, Exciting Whitewater
• Canyoneering
• Canyonlands National Park
• Oarboat
• 2000ft. Redrock Walls
• Scenic Return Flight

Trip Rates

Adults: $1650
(double occupancy)
Single Supplement: $299
*(Includes Scenic Flight)
*(Includes all Meals and Lodging)
*Does not include taxes & government user fees
*Rates based on double occupancy

Trip Length:

5 Days/4 Nights

Host City:

Moab, Utah 

Minimum Age:

12 Yrs Old


III-V (Depending on Water Levels)

2021 Dates:

Please call for availability.


Motorized Jrig

5 Day Cataract Canyon  Multisport Adventure

The 5 day /4 night Colorado River Multi-Sport Adventure is an active vacation with a combination of thrills and chills! From a hummer tour through the legendary slickrock terrain to jaw-dropping rappelling to roaring whitewater rapids, this trip is not for the faint of heart.

Activities include: Canyoneering from arches, a wonderful sunset hummer tour, taking a jet boat ride down the Colorado River, rafting the Class V whitewater of Cataract Canyon, and a scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park!

This trip also includes 2 nights in Moab Utah and all your meals are taken care of!

This is the perfect vacation for those that do want to do lots of activities and not worry about the logistics.

"My concern planning this trip was to find a company that was open’ to working with people with disabilities…

All of you were very accommodating and you never saw the wheelchair as a barrier…everyone is telling me this was ‘a trip of a lifetime’.”

Wheelchair Fitness Program, St. David’s Rehabilitation Center- Austin, TX

5 Day Cataract Canyon Booking Page


Trip Rates

Adult....Starts at $1650*
*2 nights lodging in Moab, Utah.
All meals and flight over Canyonlands National Park!
Sunset Hummer Tour, Canyoneering

Trip Dates

We custom build these trips upon request.  Please call our office at 800-332-2439 or emaill info@griffithexp.com for more information.

2 day Cataract Canyon booking

 What This Rate Includes:

More Information

Full Days on the River:

Half Day Canyoneering

Sunset Hummer Tour

2 Nights Lodging in Moab Utah

All Meals While in Moab

Camping Gear: Clean Sleeping Bag, Pad, & Tent

Stable Motorized Jrig

All Camping Equipment

Great Hikes in Canyonlands National Park

Quality Guides: Highly Experienced, Professional, & Licensed

Iced Coolers on boats

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

Scenic Canyonlands Flight 

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.

Lodging and meals prior to or following your expedition (except where noted.) Click to see list of quality places to stay in Moab Utah.

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


Day 1-Sunset Hummer Tour: Welcome to Moab and the Gonzo Inn! After settling into your suite, 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!

Orientation: This evening before the trip, we meet at 5 pm (MDT) at the Sheri Griffith Expeditions office in Moab for a trip orientation. Here you will meet one of your guides, learn what to expect and prepare for, receive your dry bags, sign release forms, and ask questions

Day 2-Jet Boat Ride, & Canyonlands National Park: We meet at Tex's Riverways at 7:45 AM for our jetboat excursion. We then drive a few miles north of Moab to the Potash boat ramp on the Colorado River, load the boats and head down stream. Once on the Colorado River, you will receive a river orientation and meet your other guides and fellows guests. Within a short time we enter the spectacular landscape of Canyonlands National Park. You'll stop to hike as well as for lunch where you'll create your own deli masterpiece. Later in the day you will pass Dead Horse Point State Park where "Mission: Impossible 2" and "Thelma and Louise" were filmed.

Day 3-The Whitewater:After a healthy breakfast on the first morning the guides take time to teach you how to enjoy the big rapids safely. Then the fun really begins. In high water, late May through early June, the waves can be gigantic and in quick succession. They are more moderate but still fun and exciting July through September. You will encounter rapids with names like Capsize, North Sea's, Little Niagara, Satan's Gut and Ben Hurt. As you continue downstream the rapids become more intense until you enter the Big Drops the steepest descent on the Colorado River. You complete the day's run and relax on a sandy beach to recount the excitement. Traditionally, the last night of the river trip is "dress-up" night. Anything goes if you would like to participate. It is up to your imagination! This is a great way to celebrate the trip and near completion of your Mighty Colorado River adventure.

Day 4-Lake Powell and Scenic Flight Return: After the whitewater, the Colorado River forces its way into Lake Powell and we motor off the lake. On the last day we will view 2,000-foot cliffs and explore some lost side canyons no longer under Lake Powell. After pulling the rafts and gear from the lake, the guides escort guests up to a landing strip for the return flight to Moab. This is no ordinary flight back; this is a scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park and the river you just rafted ~ the perfect end to the perfect vacation. We'll meet you at the airport and drive back to Moab where you will arrive by 6:30-7:00 PM (MDT) Relax this evening in the Gonzo Inn hot tube.

Day 5-  Canyoneering: A Cliffs and Canyons Guide will meet you in the Lobby at the Best Western Canyonlands Inn for your guided canyoneering adventure at 7:30 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.


Maps of Cataract Canyon

The Cataract Canyon trip starts outside of Moab in Southeastern Utah. The rapids in Cataract Canyon are formed from the meeting of the Green River and the Colorado River in the heart of Canyonlands National Park.The end location is 4 hours from Moab at Hite Marina on Lake Powell.

View Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River in a larger map

Cataract Canyon Information:

River: The Colorado River
Rapid Rating: Class III-V(depending on Water Levels)
Put in: Potash Boat Ramp
Take-out location: Hite Marina on Lake Powell
River Miles: 96
Number of rapids 31
First to run Cataract Canyon: John Wesley Powell

Colorado Plateau

Map of the Rivers we run

Cataract Canyon Map

Map of Cataract Canyon on the Colorado River


Featured Files:



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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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