Whitewater Rafting Trips in Utah
Utah is the place for world-renowned river rafting trips. Accessible to people of all ages and experience levels, Utah’s rivers travel through an astonishing array of canyons. The Green, Yampa, and San Juan rivers run long and fast across Utah before flowing into the Colorado River; these four rivers and their canyons represent the best whitewater rafting opportunities in Utah. This multitude of river miles means it’s easy to find the perfect trip for you and your family and friends.
Enjoy the peace and quiet of Holiday’s non-motorized oar rafts on each of our Utah whitewater river rafting trips. Float the Green River through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument and see faulted rocks twisted into rainbow arcs. Run the Yampa River, the last truly free-flowing river within the Colorado River system. Navigate Warm Springs Rapid, the biggest on the Yampa. Skip a hundred miles downstream to where the Green enters Desolation Canyon, the best trip for inflatable kayaks and big, shady beach camps. Over on the Colorado, short trips through Westwater Canyon offers the best whitewater bang for your buck. And then there’s Cataract Canyon, the watery centerpiece of Canyonlands National Park, the place where the Green meets the Colorado.
Each of these Utah whitewater river rafting trips presents its own unique moments of inspiration and adventure. Although people come to our state for the notorious whitewater rafting excitement, they tend to come back for the whole experience. From the first riverside meal to the last glowing side canyon, Holiday aims to please and the incredible landscape of the Colorado Plateau always abides. Some of the best parts of the Colorado River aren’t even in Colorado, but as our motto says, when it comes to rafting in Utah, “you have to go to know.”