For the independent travelers among us: those of us who prefer to go solo, who aren’t afraid to get out on their own, we present six days in Cataract Canyon. Experience the roaring red heart of Canyonlands National Park via a motorless raft. Arrive on your own, and depart with new friends and memories enough to last a lifetime.
Whitewater rafting on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon is one of Utah’s great wilderness adventures. And our late August trip is the perfect time to experience it at its best. The days are warm but weather has begun to turn towards fall, with cool nights perfect for stargazing. The river’s flow has receded, leaving huge, soft, sandy beaches for camping but still providing plenty of oomph through the rapids!
The Colorado River flows southwest from the town of Moab, Utah, and into a world of breathtaking red rock scenery, fascinating cultural sites, and epic whitewater. For the first few days of the trip, the river moves quietly. Kick back on one of our oar-powered rafts and let the quiet wash over you, or engage a fellow traveler in conversation. You could also paddle an inflatable kayak or stand-up paddleboard: solo time and a bit of exercise. We’ll pause each day for on-shore hikes and explorations of varying lengths, and make camp each night on a beach or sandbar under the stars of an International Dark Sky Park. The Colorado River meets the Green River deep within Canyonlands National Park, and beyond that is where the rapids begin! We’ll run more than 30 big rapids over the last two or three days of the trip, and emerge exhilarated. This is what it means to be alive. Join us on a trip especially designed for solo travelers. Leave the family behind this time, and take a trip that’s all about YOU.
Need more convincing? Enjoy our River Currents Blog about traveling solo on a whitewater rafting trip
“Food was excellent. Hikes were informative and beautiful scenery. This is better than an all-inclusive resort! There are no lines, no crowds, and its better than any theme park. Nature is fantastic.” (Eric Hubert)