Join us for this special 4-day stargazing and rafting trip through Ruby Horsethief and Westwater canyons in partnership with the Great Old Broads for Wilderness and Moab Astronomy Tours. Spend two days floating idyllically through the calm waters of Ruby Horsethief Canyon, and another two days running the rip-roaring rapids of Westwater Canyon. The best thing about stargazing trips is the fun doesn’t stop when the sun goes down! Join a professional star guide from Moab Astronomy Tours each evening and expand your horizon. Reflect on your place in the universe as you spend the nights looking for stars, listening to ancient constellation stories, or viewing the Milky Way through a telescope.
In addition to stargazing and rafting, this unique four day trip provides ample time for SUPing, paddling inflatable kayaks, and exploring side canyons. This is your trip – take time to relax on sandy beach camps, swim in the river, or hike to scenic overlooks. Leave the logistics and gourmet meals to the guides as you disconnect from the modern world and kick back, worry-free.
As a Great Old Broads for Wilderness (or just, ‘Broads’) partner trip, you’ll also have the opportunity to engage with a grassroots organization passionate about conservation. Not only will you have the benefit of Holiday’s professional guide team and a star guide from Moab Astronomy Tours, but we’ll also have a Broads leader joining us on this trip to facilitate connection and discussion about the importance of protecting wilderness spaces. Holiday is proud to support grassroots organizations, like the Broads, that help to protect and treasure the wild spaces we recreate in. We donate a portion of the proceeds from this trip to the Broads to fund the work they do to help protect our nation’s public lands.
More about our stargazing and rafting partners:
Great Old Broads for Wilderness gives voice to the millions of Americans who strive to protect public lands for future generations. They support women’s leadership and are one of the few public land conservation organizations founded and led by women. Grassroots action is critical to their approach with more than 8,500 members spread across the nation. Broads balance doing serious advocacy work with fun and education.
Moab Astronomy Tours founded by Crystal White. Crystal has over 19 years of experience as a professional naturalist. Certified as an interpretive guide with the National Association for Interpretation, she is also a Solar System Ambassador with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has vast experience teaching astronomy, space science, and cultural links to the constellations. Whether you’re on a tour with Crystal, or one of Moab Astronomy Tours’ other amazing guides, Laura and Heidi, you’re guaranteed to spend the night in awe learning about the importance of dark skies, constellations, and more!
Want to know all the details? Check out Insider’s Guide to Rafting the Colorado River through Westwater Canyon.
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“The entire experience was amazing and the guides were perfect! They took the time to make sure everyone knew what was going on and that everyone was having fun and being safe too! The food was better than I eat at home and everyone agreed it was the best food they had had on a camping/hiking trip. The guides’ personalities were awesome and they took the time to point out things to make the trip even better than standard and really made the trip memorable! I couldn’t have asked for a better trip.” (Daniel Lederer)