Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Yoga

About This Trip

Stand-Up Paddleboarding & Yoga
on the River with Melanie Webb – Aug 9-12, 2018

SUPs + Yoga + Fitness on the Colorado River through Ruby & Westwater Canyons

Join us for a 4-day 3-night rafting trip adventure on the Colorado River through Ruby and Westwater Canyon.  You’ll be accompanied by Melanie Webb, owner of Sol Fitness Adventures for Stand-up Paddleboarding, inflatable kayaking, hiking, yoga and fitness tips.  The trip will be outfitted with Oar rafts and we’ll bring along several stand-up paddle boards to share.  You can trade time between the paddle boards, inflatable kayaks or relax in the oar rafts.  Once ashore there will be time for side canyon hiking, stretching, yoga and relaxing!  Your guides will take care of meal preparation and setting up the kitchen and common area.   You will enjoy the beauty and grandeur of this section of the Colorado River.  It offers memorable sights such as pristine beaches, charming side canyons, and beautiful campsites.

Ruby and Westwater Canyon is the perfect rafting trip for this type of adventure. You get the beauty and thrills of a traditional Colorado River rafting vacation with exciting Class IV and the addition of a calm and gentle rafting experience in Ruby Canyon for paddle boarding and kayaking.  Ruby and Westwater Canyons are the ultimate location for four-days of paddling, kayaking and rafting fun.

 Melanie Webb, Wellness Travel Expert

Melanie Webb is the Founder & Director of Sol Fitness Adventures

Melanie Webb is the Founder & Director of Sol Fitness Adventures

Melanie Webb is a Certified Personal Trainer, Stand Up Paddle Instructor and owner of Sol Fitness Adventures. A lifelong athlete and adventurer, Melanie has worked in the fitness and outdoor industries for nearly 20 years, sharing her passion for health and the outdoors with others at every opportunity. Melanie joined Holiday to guide a SUP fitness trip in 2015 and is thrilled to be invited back on the river in 2018!

Melanie received her B.S. from Brigham Young University and studied Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Eating Behavior at The George Washington University. Eager to stay connected to her outdoor roots, she guided her first customized fitness retreat back to her Utah home in 2006 while working as a personal trainer at The Sports Club / LA in Washington, D.C. (now Equinox). Bored by the destination spa routine and the frenetic pace of group travel itineraries, her clients wanted highly personalized fitness vacations that sent them back to their busy lives rested and rejuvenated. The trip was a huge success and others quickly followed. The media as well as industry leaders eventually recognized Melanie’s innovative approach, and she began moonlighting on specialized trips with luxury tour operators Gray & Co. and Butterfield & Robinson.

Currently an ambassador for Earth River SUP Paddleboards, Melanie was a Featured Athlete for ATHLETA, a Gap brand, and served as Assistant Editor of Exercise & Fitness at the online think tank Melanie and Sol Fitness Adventure’s expertise have been featured on major media outlets including Good Morning America and Los Angeles Times, in DEPARTURES, OutsideNew Beauty and more.

Rafting Trip w/Stand-up Paddle Boards and Fitness HIGHLIGHTS

  • Great introduction to river rafting trips and stand-up paddle boarding
  • Excellent choice for solo travelers
  • Exciting class III & IV whitewater rapids
  • Enjoy an active adventure with yoga, hiking, paddling, kayaking & more
  • Stunning wilderness canyon with unique rock formations
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.

Trip Overview

Location: Colorado River Westwater Canyon
Type: Rafting
Length: 4 Days
Dates: Aug 9-12, 2018
Meet At: Green River, UT 8:00 AM
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min: 12
Deposit: $300

Trip Prices

Adult – $985.00
*$20 BLM Fees per person.

Departure Dates

4 Day Trip Date

Aug 9-12, 2018

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What’s Included

Life Jacket
Large Waterproof Bag
Day Bag
Camp Chair
Eating Utencils & Plates
Full Course Meals: Lunch the first day through
lunch the last day
Drinks: Ice Water, Lemonade, Juices, One pop/person/day-mix of regular & diet

The day bag 8″ diameter x 20″ high is for items you will need access to during the day. For your sleeping gear and clothing, we will furnish you with one bag 16″ diameter x 2 feet high. When properly sealed, bags are usually waterproof. Once in a while, one could develop a leak, so we always recommend packing important items in ziplock bags and leaving expensive electronics at home. Separate storage is provided for tents and beverages. Please remember to keep your gear light and compact. The less you bring, the happier you will be. Please limit gear to no more than 15-20 lbs.

What’s NOT Included

Yoga Mat
Will need to fit in your dry bag
Plastic mugs work well
Water Bottle
Not included in the rental kit
Sleeping Bag
Compact and warm
Poncho/Rain Suit
high quality important for Dinosaur & Desolation trips.
Sleeping Pad/Air Mattress
Compact, must fit in the provided bag
Light Tent:
Back packer style, not the bulky, heavy types

You can rent most of the items listed above in our sleeping rental kit. We offer two varieties, our basic sleeping kit which includes a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear and cup for $40.00, or the same basic sleeping kit with a two-person tent for $65.00. Rentals must be reserved in advance, especially on the San Juan trips where we meet away from our headquarters. Rentals requested the morning of the trip are subject to availability. Cups and water bottles available for purchase at our stores in Green River and Vernal Headquarters, or online.


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