Colorado River – Youth Rafting Day Trips


Colorado River Youth Rafting – About This Trip


Just outside of Moab, beneath the green slopes of the La Sal Mountains, the Colorado River flows through the kind of red rock scenery many people will recognize from Hollywood's classic Western movies. The Fisher Towers preside over a 14-mile stretch of gentle class I and II rapids, the perfect setting for youth groups, Scouts, church groups, and anyone else looking for an easy introduction to river rafting! Near Arches and Canyonlands national parks, and close to all the amenities of Moab, the Colorado River Daily is a perfect complement to any desert exploration.


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

Trip Overview


Location: Colorado River
Type: Rafting
Length: 1 Day - 14 Miles
Dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Meet At: TBD depending on your group
Rating: Beginner
Age Min: 5
Deposit: Full Payment

Trip Price & Departure Dates


Adult - $90

Youth - $80 (18 & under)
Senior - $80 (65 & Older)
Group - $75 (20 - 24)

Group - $65 (25 or more)

Scheduled upon request (pending availability) for groups of 12 or more.

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Meet for your trip: Somewhere near Moab, Utah, (final location to be arranged depending on your group). Our put-in will be the 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, we'll depart the river at Take Out Beach, at road mile-marker 10 1/2.

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

Groups under 25: Meet at Lion's Park, at the north end of Moab, just south of the Colorado River Bridge. 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time).

Groups greater than 25: Meet at Hittle Bottom, mile marker 23 (put-in) at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain Time). From Moab: head north out of town on Hwy 191-N, then turn right on Hwy 128-E just before the Colorado River Bridge. Follow the river for approximately 23 miles. If needed, Holiday may pick up shuttle vehicle drivers at the take-out point at mile marker 10 1/2 (at 9:00 a.m.) 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 sunscreen.

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-sleeved or long-sleeved T-shirt

          Shoes to get wet while rafting; i.e., water sport shoes or sneakers that will stay on your feet (flip flops not recommended)

          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!