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 present Utah’s best whitewater rafting opportunities. With so many rivers and canyons to choose from, finding the perfect trip for you and your friends and family is easy!
Enjoy the peace and quiet of Holiday’s non-motorized oar rafts on each of our Utah whitewater 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 and experience dynamic rapids like Warm Springs. 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 River, two-three day trips through Westwater Canyon make the perfect weekend getaway. And then there’s Cataract Canyon, the watery centerpiece of Canyonlands National Park, and the place where the Green meets the Colorado – boasting some of the largest rapids in the Colorado Plateau’s river network.
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 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 never disappoints. Some of the best parts of the Colorado River aren’t even in Colorado, but as we like to say, when it comes to rafting in Utah, “you have to go to know.”