Colorado River Rafting & Fitness Trip
About This Trip
on the River with Kathleen Leopardi - July 19-22, 2018
Hike + Paddle + Active adventures on the Colorado River through Westwater Canyon
Join Kathleen Leopardi, owner of Personal Training Zone on our 4-day Colorado River trip through Ruby and Westwater Canyon. This trip will include all the adventures a river trip has to offer. Stand-up Paddle boarding, inflatable kayaking, hiking, swimming and the rush of paddling through Class IV rapids. You will also have the option of stretching and doing some core work along with the peaceful meditation of Yoga while resting in the the exceptional natural beauty of this Colorado River Canyon. Each morning, we invite you to relax and breathe in the cool fresh air while reflecting upon the steep canyon walls and wildness surrounding us. We invite you to leave all your worries and your busy lifestyle behind and return to a more natural way of life for a few days as we journey down the Colorado River.
Location: Colorado River - Ruby & Westwater Canyon
Length: 4 Days
Dates: July 19-22
Meet At: Green River, UT 8:00 AM
Age Min: 14
- Deep narrow canyon of exceptional beauty
- Excellent opportunity to be active on the River
- Great side canyons for hiking & exploration
- Exciting Class IV whitewater rapids
Trip Price & Departure Date
4-Day Adult - $985
$20 BLM Fee per person
July 19-22, 2018
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Westwater Canyon cuts its teeth through black-rock canyons in Southern Utah, due North East of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks. On a three day you start in rural Colorado at the Loma boat ramp; while on a two day you start across the border in Utah from a remote ranger station. Both lead you to a take-out near the wild-west ghost town of Cisco.
One of the advantages of a river trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary. It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups on the river. The typical itineraries below illustrate a 3-day and a 2-day trip through Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River.
Day One: Meet at headquarters, in Green River, Utah before two-hour ride to the put-in at Loma. Float leisurely through the desert scenery of Ruby Canyon. A side hike up Rattlesnake Canyon reveals a variety of desert plants and wildlife. For those interested, inflatable kayaks or stand up paddle boards provide the opportunity to experience the river on a solo basis.
Day Two: Another beautiful day in Ruby will allow for ample time to hike, meditate, or explore the beautiful surroundings that the canyon has to offer. Camp at Black Rocks where thousand year old black schist provides a stunning background setting.
Day Three: Peaceful floating and more time in the inflatable kayaks before reaching Westwater Ranger Station. The river enters the narrow canyons that give Westwater the nickname, “the Little Grand”. Small rapids begin to materialize along the otherwise peaceful stretches of the Colorado. Camp at one of the many beaches within Westwater Canyon.
Day Four: Gear up for rapids–one right after another–Hunter’s, Funnel Falls, Surprise and the big-names: Skull and Sock-it-to-me. Observe bald eagle, great blue heron and snowy egret habitats in the meandering flat-water below. Enjoy a short trip back to Green River.
As mentioned earlier, this is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience. It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!