Women’s Multi-Sport Adventure Trip

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Women’s Multi-Sport Raft, Kayak, Hike & Yoga
About this Trip

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Active adventures on the Colorado River through Ruby & Westwater Canyons

Join our all-female guide staff and Salt Lake City yoga instructor Katie Woods on our 4-day Colorado River rafting trip through Ruby and Westwater Canyons. This trip includes all the adventures a river trip has to offer: stand-up paddle boarding, inflatable kayaking, hiking, swimming, and the rush of rafting through Class IV rapids. You decide how active or relaxed you want to be! You will also have the option for stretching and core work along with the peaceful meditation of yoga while resting in the the exceptional natural beauty of this canyon of the Colorado River. Each morning, we invite you to relax and breathe in the cool, fresh air while reflecting on 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 downstream. This section of the Colorado River in Utah offers stunning wilderness views of red canyon walls, black schist formation and red rock vistas. Wildlife viewing and side canyon exploration is all a part of the experience. Small group size offers an intimate experience and the ultimate feeling of getting away from it all. We hope you will join us for the fun and adventurous Women's Multi-Sport Active Adventure!  See the itinerary below for an example of how each day unfolds.

Women's Adventures

Trip Overview

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Location: Colorado River Westwater Canyon
Type: Rafting
Length: 4 Days
Dates: Aug 24-27, 2019
Meet At: Green River, UT
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min: 12
Deposit: $300 ea

Highlights

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  • Unforgettable class 3&4 rapids
  • Abundant side hikes available
  • Cozy camps with incredible views
  • Morning and afternoon yoga sessions

Katie & Shiner

Katie Woods, MS, ATC, WEMT, RYT200 Katie completed her 200-hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) certification with Yoga Assets and strives to promote the company’s mission: “Teach Yoga Everywhere.” She originally sought a yoga teacher certification to supplement her role as an athletic trainer, but (as usual) the universe had bigger plans. Fully invested in the ALL the benefits of yoga, she continues to write her story to focus on spreading yoga to Salt Lake with hopes of it expanding throughout rest of the state, the country, and our world. She will complete her RYT-500 in December 2017 with a group project focused on creating a yoga mindfulness and movement curriculum to offer to educators serving within the Utah school system.

Trip Price & Departure Dates

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4-Day Trip

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

2019 Trip Date

Aug 24-27, 2019

Additional dates can be scheduled upon request with 8 or more! We run this section of the Colorado River from May to Sept.

Trip Slideshow

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Map

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Your adventure begins at Loma, Colorado, in the pastel sandstones of Horsethief and Ruby canyons. After a leisurely 20 mile float, the river crosses the border back into Utah and into Westwater Canyon itself. The river quickly descends into the black bedrock of the Colorado Plateau and squeezes its way through the canyon's tight walls before ending dramatically at the fascinating, decaying town of Cisco, Utah.

Itinerary

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Our itineraries can vary—it's never boring out there! Weather, the interests of our passengers, and assigned campsites mean that every trip is unique. Here's a sample itinerary for a possible four-day trip through Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River.

Day 1-2:  Please arrive at our Green River headquarters at 8:00 a.m., Mountain Time, at which time we'll give you waterproof bags and show you how to pack them. Now's the time to buy any last minute items from our accessories store (be sure to look at our packing checklist for a list of items you can find at our store). We'll drive for two hours along the bed of an ancient seaway, at the foot of the Book Cliffs, before arriving at the Loma boat ramp.  The first two days are pure relaxation: pink and orange canyon walls beg to be explored from your inflatable kayak (IK) or stand-up paddle board (SUP). Camp among 1.7 billion-year-old black rocks and find your own personal juniper tree for relaxing, doing some yoga, and enjoying conversation with your new river friends.

Day 3:  The river crosses back into Utah, still mellow enough for more solo time in the inflatable kayaks and on SUPs. Just beyond the Westwater Ranger Station, the canyon narrows, and the black rock begins to dominate the landscape. Small rapids begin to hint at what's to come downstream. Camp near an old miner's cabin, or at the mouth of a side stream. More yoga is on tap for this evening and in the morning.

Day 4:  After a sun salutation, we'll put away the IKs and SUPs and gear up for the Class III and IV rapids. The black schist is old and very resistant to erosion, creating some of the best tight drops on the Colorado River. Funnel Falls, Skull, and Sock-it-to-Me are some of the highlights. We'll have lunch below the rapids and savor our last moments of river time. From the Cisco boat ramp, it's approximately 45 minutes back to Green River.  We typically expect to return between 4:00 and 5:00 p.m.

This is only a sample itinerary, intended to provide a general idea of what to expect from your river trip. It is not an exact description of what you will experience. Holiday's motto is "Go With the Flow", and we invite you to embrace the expeditionary nature of a wilderness river trip. Keep an open mind and enjoy your own, unique adventure!

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