Whitewater Rafting Trips
Whitewater rafting trips
Running rivers through the Colorado Plateau is an unimaginable experience. The rivers of the West are ribbons of green cutting through unforgiving rock, ushering in life everywhere they touch. A journey of epic proportions begins the moment your boat pushes off shore and takes you and your loved ones into a world unseen by most humans; a world of true wilderness. Explore waterfalls, ancient ruins and outlaw hideouts with the best trained interpreters in the business to help bring these places to life. Enjoy three delicious meals a day made by your guides on a sandy beach in the middle of nowhere. Bond with your family or friends over the days whitewater adventure around a crackling fire under the stars. These rafting excursions re-set your heart’s compass back to its true north, by disrupting the routine of your daily life. It truly doesn’t get any better than this.
Colorado River rafting doesn’t get much better than this! Our Westwater Canyon Colorado Rafting trip takes us down a segment of the Colorado River that packs a real whitewater punch, with ancient black-rock that gives it the nickname “miniature Grand Canyon”.
Whitewater rafting trips through Lodore Canyon are filled with iconic rapids and beautiful scenery. The ‘Gates’ dwarf you with 800 foot exquisite vermilion canyon walls. Hike to a hidden waterfall and navigate legendary whitewater such as “Disaster Falls” &“Hell’s Half Mile”. A place with such rich human and natural history will leave you with a new story around every bend.
The Yampa is WILD. The last undammed river on the Colorado River system. Through the years the Yampa has defied many attempts to dam its free flow and with natural flood-cycles remained the standard bearer for a truly authentic deep wilderness experience. For great early season rafting, there isn’t anywhere better!
Pound for pound, the San Juan is one of the fastest moving rivers in the United States, dropping an average of eight feet per mile. Sandstone and limestone walls frame the narrow canyon as the river snakes through the countless goosenecks for which it is famous. The left bank of the river borders the present day Navajo Nation, while filled with sacred sites from the ancient pueblo civilizations of the past. Scores of ancestral sites and petroglyphs line the canyon walls.
The Tavaputs Plateau and Desolation Canyon are among the most remote areas of the continental United States. Even still, Desolation Canyon is actually anything but desolate. Instead, this amazing area is teeming with wildlife. A landscape marked by groves of cottonwood trees and white sand beaches. With playful intermediate whitewater, Desolation Canyon is a perfect fit for Inflatable Kayaks.
Legendary Cataract Canyon lies buried in the heart of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. Our whitewater rafts offer fun and exciting transportation to side canyon grotto’s, waterfalls and ancient Pueblo ruins that are otherwise inaccessible. On this river rafting vacation we see the most vivid contrast between serene tranquility and all-out high adventure. Spend your first few days soaking in all the supreme beauty and relaxation the river has to offer and then square up for 30 “Big Ones”; the big-drops of this notorious canyon never disappoint!
Our three-day and two nights Cataract Canyon trip gives you the fun and exhilaration of our longer 5 and 6 day trip. This excursion is a great way to experience whitewater rafting at its best in a short time frame. This three-day whitewater rafting trip includes riding the thrilling Big Drop Rapids with Little Niagara and Satan’s Gut…an unforgettable experience.
This section of Colorado River Rafting is characterized by towering red sandstone monoliths set against the LaSal Mountains. With such classic red rock desert beauty, this trip offers a spectacular setting for river runners and over the past several years has been the backdrop for many Hollywood movie productions. Fun class I to II rapids appear on the Colorado making it the perfect section for youth groups to play in paddle boats and inflatable kayaks. Minutes outside of Moab, Utah!
There is a green hole in the middle of Idaho. A spot that is refreshingly empty on your highway map. A place where pavement never was…and wild rivers still are…raw country, 20,000 square miles of it, and right through the middle runs the Salmon River- The River of No Return.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho is one of the premier wilderness-rafting trips in the US. It flows 100 miles of Wild and Scenic free-flowing river through the largest roadless wilderness areas in the US through a canyon that is deeper than the Grand Canyon. It has natural hot springs throughout the canyon, blue ribbon trout fishing, and more than 400 rapids grade I-III (IV in June). The Middle Fork of the Salmon is unspoiled, remote and roadless, so you can be sure you will “get away from it all”.
The very name “Grand Canyon” brings to mind unparalleled beauty, and breathtaking whitewater. This granddaddy of whitewater rafting in Arizona boasts 150 rapids, including some of the wildest whitewater in North America. The two largest, Lava Falls and Crystal Rapid, are awesome to behold, exhilarating to run. Sparkling clear springs gush from cracks in the cliffs, forming lush oases of ferns, pools and wild flowers. Each of the Earth’s climatic zones is represented in Grand Canyon from alpine forests on the rim to Sonoran deserts in the lower elevations.