Colorado River – Youth Rafting Day Trips


Colorado River Youth Rafting – About This Trip


The Colorado River your rafting day trip is a daily stretch reaching a 14-mile section of our Fisher Towers adventure outlined above. This is a popular choice for scout, church youth and adult groups looking to get their feet wet river rafting. It's also just outside of Moab, Utah for easy access. You will spend a day playing on the river; and then lunch will be served within sight of the 12,000 La Sal Mountains and Fisher Towers formations.


  • Just outside Moab, Utah for easy access
  • A popular choice for scout and church groups
  • Spend a day playing on the river
  • Lunch served with amazing views of Fisher Towers and the La Sal Mountains

Trip Overview


Location: Colorado River
Type: Rafting
Length: 1 Day - 16 Miles
Dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Meet At: Green River, UT 8:00 AM
Rating: Beginner
Age Min: 5
Deposit: Full Payment

Trip Price & Departure Dates


Adult - $80

Youth - $70 (18 & under)
Senior - $70 (65 & Older)
Group - $65 (10 - 24)

Group - $55 (25 or more)

Scheduled Upon Request

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Meet for your trip at the put-in is a Hittle Bottom Campground on SR-128. Spend the day paddling through playful whitewater and taking in the classic scenic vistas of true "Red-Rock" country.  After a delicious lunch and the last of rapid fun, take-out at mile 10 1/2.

The price includes: A fun float trip on the Colorado River, lunch, the use of our waterproof containers for your camera, sunscreen and extra clothes.

Groups under 25: guests we meet on the South side of the Colorado River Bridge, on Highway 191, North end of Moab at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time).

Groups greater than 25 we meet at Hittle Bottom, mile marker 23 (put-in) at 10:00 a.m. You can reach Hittle Bottom by taking State Hwy 128 east along the Colorado River (Junction between 128 and Highway 191 near Colorado River Bridge, north of Moab, Utah). It is 23 miles from the junction. Holiday will pick up shuttle vehicle drivers at the take-out point at mile 10 1/2, (at 9:00 a.m.) if applicable, and take them up to Hittle Bottom where the rest of their group will be.

Tipping the guides: If you feel the guides have been instrumental in your enjoyment of the trip, you may choose to direct a gratuity to the trip leader in the form of cash or check. They will then distribute it evenly to the other crew members. The average contribution amount ranges between $20.00 and $30.00 per guest, and cash is the preferred method of tipping.

If you have any questions prior to leaving for your trip, we welcome you to call our Salt Lake City office, Monday through Friday at 800-624-6323 (outside Utah), or 801-266-2087 (inside Utah). We’re happy to take the time to answer your questions. You may also contact us through e-mail at [email protected]


Colorado River Daily Weather in May and early June temperatures average 70 to 80 degrees during the day and in late June through August the daytime temperatures are 80 to 100 degrees. Light rain showers occasionally occur in this area, and it can cool temperatures considerably. With this in mind we recommend you have a poncho. There will also be an abundance of sun, so bring a hat and plenty of suntan lotion and/or sunscreens.

Things to see in the area: John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River, Utah. Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Fisher Towers, Colorado National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, San Rafael Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, and the La Sal and Henry Mountains.


Suggested Gear and Clothing:

         Swimming Suit

          Shorts or Long Pants (quick drying)

          A Short Sleeve or Long sleeve T-shirt

          Shoes to get wet while rafting i.e. water sport shoes or sneakers

          Water Bottle or Cup

          Hat, Sunglasses (with safety straps)

          Sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher

          Windbreaker (optional)



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by Danielle Mackey on Holiday River Expeditions

Our guides were absolutely amazing - I would especially like to comment on how well they did with all the kids on our trip - their patience, humor and safety was spot on!
This raft trip was an absolutely amazing experience! Highly recommend for anyone wanting to see the wild west and the beauty that it holds! There is no better way to experience the outdoors, super yummy food and great company!

by Jill Hart on Holiday River Expeditions

This was such an amazing trip! Susan, Erica and Jessica were amazing guides and I will definitely be back again and again!