3 Day Cataract Canyon River Rafting

3 Day Cataract Canyon Rafting – About This Trip

This three-day Colorado River whitewater rafting trip through Cataract Canyon is meant for you. It includes a rollercoaster ride over the thrilling Big Drop Rapids with formidable names like Little Niagara and Satan’s Gut.

Our three-day and two nights Cataract Canyon trip gives you the fun and exhilaration of our longer 5 and 6 day river trip. We make this possible by taking a morning jet boat ride down the upper section of the Colorado River, and then transferring to our oar rafts above the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. Next we journey deep into the red rock country of Canyonlands National Park and the whitewater to come.

The 3-day Cataract Canyon trips are booked upon request with 8 or more people.  

The first half of this stretch of river will breeze by in the first few hours. Launch from the Potash boat ramp in a jet-boat to our awaiting oar rafts near the confluence of the Green River.   Enjoy the rest of your time inside the mighty gorge of Cataract Canyon and finish your trip in Glen Canyon National Rec. area.

Trip Overview

Location: Colorado River – Canyonlands National Park
Type: Rafting
Length: 3 Days
Dates: Scheduled on request with 8 or more people
Meet At: Green River, Utah 6:00 am
Rating: Intermediate, Advanced
Age Min: 16 (June), 8 (July and August)
Deposit: $300

Trip Prices

Adult – $1,100
Youth – $975 (18 & under)
Senior – $975 (65 & older)
Group – $975 (10 or more)

Departure Dates

3 Day Trip Dates

June, July, August (Wed.) Scheduled on request
with 8 or more people.

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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

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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by Ross Kantra on Blank Business Name

The guides were great. They kept all of us informed and always made safety the first priority. The heat was rising during the trip at our last two campsites and they devised a makeshift shade structure with oars and tarps to keep everyone cool. They also cleared brush and other obstacles at our campsites. I really enjoyed the interpretive guided hikes because it is always good to learn new things about the area and its history.

by Matthew Herman on Blank Business Name

Everything was in great condition and worked very well. The bags were very roomy! Our guides (Rocky, Josh, Brin, Julian) were amazing -- amazingly competent, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly. They did a terrific job of being an integral part of the social aspect of the trip while not being imposing in any way. We spent most of our raft time with Brin and Julian. They were amazing. This was the most fun trip we've ever been on!

by Joan & Cristy VanAtta on Blank Business Name

FABULOUS TRIP down Cataract Canyon, everything was PERFECT!! GREAT guides, good food, hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking and of course spectacular scenery and rapids… An EPIC off-the-grid vacation for me and my family. Thank you Holiday, we will be back. 

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