River Rafting Trips

Guided River Rafting Trips

River Rafting Trips through the Colorado Plateau offer 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 during one of our many rafting and camping trips, gather around a crackling campfire under the stars or hike to the top of a butte.  These river rafting excursions reset your heart’s compass back to its true north, by disrupting the routine of your daily life. Whitewater rafting trips truly don’t get any better than this.  Below you’ll find a list of river raft trips that we offer.  The list is long, feel free to call our office for advice on choosing the perfect trip for the experience you are looking for!

Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

2-3 Day Westwater Canyon

UTAH – 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”. This trip offers the perfect weekend getaway.  Rafting and camping out either 1 or 2 nights.  Calm waters early in the trip offer the perfect play place for stand-up paddleboards and inflatable kayaks.  You meet for this trip at our Green River, UT headquarters.

Green River Rafting Lodore Canyon

4 Day Lodore Canyon

COLORADO – UTAH – Whitewater river rafting trips on the Green River 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, camp on the beautiful shores of the Green 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.  This trip begins in Colorado and you cross the state line into Utah around day 3.  You meet for this trip at our Vernal, UT headquarters. 

Whitewater Rafting on the Yampa River

4-5 Day Yampa River

COLORADO – UTAH – 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! The Yampa river begins in Colorado and flows into Utah’s Green River in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. You meet for this trip at our Vernal, UT headquarters.  

Family Rafting on the San Juan River

3-5 Day San Juan River

UTAH – Pound for pound, the San Juan River 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. This river rafting trip is offered three ways, 3-day Upper Canyon, 4-day Lower Canyon or the 5-day Full.  Longer trips available on a charter basis for in depth exploring! We meet our guests in either Blanding or Bluff, UT.

Green River Rafting in Utah

5-6 Day Desolation Canyon

UTAH – The Tavaputs Plateau and Desolation Canyon are among the most remote areas of the continental United States. Even still, Desolation Canyon river rafting and camping is anything but desolate. 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 place to try out Inflatable Kayaking. We also hold our whitewater kayaking workshop on this river in late summer.  Perfect for the learning curve as the whitewater rapids increase in intensity as each day passes.  You meet for this trip at our headquarters in the town of Green river, UT where we then fly you to the put-in.  The adventure before the adventure! 

Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River Cataract Canyon

5-6 Day Cataract Canyon

UTAH – The legendary Colorado River through 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. Hiking is a highlight of this trip.  Visit places like the Doll’s House and Indian Creek.  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-drop whitewater rapids of this notorious Colorado River canyon never disappoint!  You meet us for this trip at our headquarters in the town of Green River, UT.

Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trips

3 Day Cataract Canyon

UTAH – Our three-day and two night Cataract Canyon is the “express version” of our longer 5 and 6 day trip. This excursion gives you the fun and exhilaration of the Class IV whitewater in Cataract Canyon in a short time frame. With the help of a jet boat company, they will zip you down to meet our river guides waiting for you in our 17ft Oar rafts.   This three-day whitewater rafting trip includes riding the thrilling Big Drop Rapids with Little Niagara and Satan’s Gut…an unforgettable experience. You meet us for this trip at our headquarters in the town of Green River, UT

Colorado River Rafting Trips

2-3 Day Fisher Towers

UTAH – This friendly section of Colorado River Rafting is characterized by towering red sandstone monoliths set against Moabs LaSal Mountains. With such classic red rock desert beauty, this trip offers a spectacular setting for river rafters 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 river making it the perfect section for youth groups and families with younger children to play in paddle boats and inflatable kayaks. Minutes outside of Moab, Utah! Meeting place depends on the group. We can meet in Moab, UT or in the town of Green river, UT. 

Idaho Whitewater Rafting Trips

5-6 Day Main Salmon

IDAHO – The Main Salmon River, also known as The River of No Return.  Sounds ominous but this premier whitewater rafting trip is anything but. A great choice the active family or adventure seeker!  The Main Salmon river rafting trip offers solid Class IV whitewater in late June, July and August. Big sandy beach camping and stops interesting historic homesteads along the way that once belonged to the likes of Polly Bemis and Buckskin Bill. Camping, hiking, wildlife viewing, paddle rafts and stand-up paddleboards just add to the experience.  You meet for this trip in Salmon, ID.  

Middle Fork Salmon River Rafting Trips

5-6 Day Middle Fork

IDAHO – The Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho is one of the premier whitewater river 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, 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”. This Idaho adventure sells out fast so you must plan ahead.  Plan for your whitewater rafting excitement in late June, July and August and Steelhead trout fishing in Sept.  Guest meet for this trip in the town of Stanley, ID. 

Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trips

5-14 Day Grand Canyon

ARIZONA – 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. We offer non-motorized trips through the Grand Canyon.  You can do a 5-6 day Upper Canyon, 8-9 day Lower Canyon or 13-14 day Full Canyon. You need to plan almost a year in advance to secure space on this bucket list trip.