Moab River Trips
Our hometown, Moab, Utah is known as the “Adventure Capital” of the southwest, for good reason! Moab provides easy access to world-class outdoor activities including mountain biking, jeep tours, canyoneering, rock climbing, and hiking in Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and Dead Horse Point State Park. But, most importantly, Moab’s long tradition of whitewater rafting and physical location make it the perfect base for your river trip!
Moab is the birthplace of whitewater rafting in Utah, and we’ve spent countlesstrips over the past four decades perfecting each and every one of our trips, which means you will have an unforgettable experience no matter what trip you choose.
Moab’s proximity to world-class rivers is also unparalleled. Whether you have a day, a weekend, or a week or more; you’ll find that Moab is a great base for your trip. For example, both Fisher Towers and Cataract Canyon, two of our most popular trips, are only 30 minutes away. Desolation Canyon is a 45-minute scenic flight; while our sea kaying trip through Labyrinth Canyon is less than an hour away. Our longest drive, to Westwater Canyon, is only an hour and a half away, and is one of our most popular day trips!
Moab River Trips Sheri Griffith River Expeditions runs.
Cataract Canyon — This 2-5 day journey through Canyonlands National Park’s spectacular, remote wilderness is one of the best river vacations available. Big whitewater is punctuated by gently flowing sections to provide a total river experience to those who travel here. Sandy, secluded beach camps offer multiple activities, such as horseshoes on family river trips. Longer trips enjoy hikes full of discovery and plenty of time for contemplation or personal connections with family and friends.
Sights of Cataract Canyon by Oarboat — The traditional mode of transportation on the Colorado River places you up close and personal with your surroundings on this 4-5 day trip. We provide all the comforts needed to enjoy the outdoors on this Colorado River rafting adventure. There’s plenty of time for daily hikes up secret canyons only accessible from the river.
Highlights of Cataract Canyon by Motorboat — Traveling the Colorado River by the larger J-Rig is a stable and comfortable Utah river trip that also allows time-sensitive people to experience the remote Cataract Canyon through Canyonlands National Park. Motor to the whitewater to enjoy the world-famous Big Drops and other rapids on this Class III-V Utah river rafting adventure! Choose from 2, 3 and 4-day options.
Wild Westwater Canyon — This 1-3 day trip gets you into exhilarating whitewater rapids yet has charming campsites, calm river stretches and bird-watching hikes for a classic Moab rafting vacation experience. The Colorado River in Westwater Canyon forces its way into narrow Black Granite Gorge, where 1.7-billion-year-old black rocks form renowned rapids like Funnel Falls and Skull Rapid. Join us for rafting the Colorado River in Moab!
Fisher Towers Family Float — A perfect choice for families with children 5 and older interested in a moderate Moab rafting adventure. Join us for a one or 2-day adventure on this beautiful stretch of the Colorado River, with views of red rock spires and the soaring mountains beyond. Camp on a big, sandy beach and enjoy warm water flows on this great introduction to family river rafting.
Majestic Canyons: This 5 day trip in Desolation Canyon on the Green River is perfect for families. Highlights include fun whitewater, enchanting campsites on sandy beaches, a river temperature perfect for swimming, stunning geology and cultural history, and a scenic flight to the launch site!
Labyrinth Canyon: These 5-6 day trips on the Green River offer a graceful float through spectacular scenery on the longest stretch of un-dammed flat water in the southwest. Highlights include spectacular geology, scenic side hikes to ancient Native American writings and trapper’s inscriptions, and the tranquility of this magnificent canyon.
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