Rafting alongside the Fisher Towers you are treated to towering, red, sandstone monoliths set against the La Sal Mountains. Float the iconic Colorado River through a classic red rock desert landscape that has been frequently used as the backdrop for Hollywood movie productions. Fun class I & II rapids make it the perfect section for youth groups to play in paddle boats and inflatable kayaks. Observe bald eagles, great blue heron, and snowy egret habitats. Just minutes outside of Moab, Utah!
The itinerary of any river trip is always planned with maximum flexibility.
Each trip will vary depending on weather, water flows, your group’s interests, and the need to be courteous to other rafters. This is a sample itinerary for a two-day Fisher Towers trip on the Colorado River.
Start at our headquarters at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time in Green River, Utah. Make your last minute purchases (view our packing checklist to see items you can find at our store), then buckle up for a 90-minute van ride to the put-in at Dewey Bridge. Float leisurely through calm water. Look for bald eagles, beavers, great blue herons, and night herons. Camp within sight of the 12,000-foot Sierra La Sal and Fisher Tower formations; the openness of the river corridor makes for a stunning, expansive view of both sunset and sunrise.
We’ll approach class I and II rapids: great fun for inflatable kayaks. Pass beneath Castle Rock and the Priest-and-Nuns formation before lunch near White’s Rapid. Passenger vans meet us at the take out and provide 60 minute transportation back to Green River. Our expected time of arrival back at our headquarters is 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
The Colorado River exits Westwater Canyon near the almost–ghost town of Cisco, Utah, and meanders through open wilderness and farm land to the confluence with the Dolores River. Float under the remains of the historic Dewey Bridge and then to Hittle Bottom. Oar rafts will take you through Professor Valley, past the Fisher Towers and La Sal Mountains, and end at Take Out Beach, ten miles north of Highway 191 and Moab.
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First time in Utah and what a wonderful and adventurous experience. I will do it again!
An amazing experience, far different than any other regular vacation I have ever taken! The guides were fantastic, food was amazing, and it was very neat to be in the middle of nowhere yet feel taken care of and safe.
I would want the same guides next time for sure!!!! The whole staff from beginning to end was over the top AMAZING!!!! I am sure that my mom and I drove the office staff Lauren and Karen crazy with all of our phone calls and crazy questions. The guides made the WHOLE trip!! TJ, Sherpa, T-bird, Josh and Jim. The guys were so fun and at the same time so professional. My mother that was on the trip with me is 71 and ALL the guides went above and beyond to make sure she had what she needed to be comfortable and safe. The food they made was amazing and fresh and the hikes and storytelling was so interesting. I would so do this again and would hope to have the same guides!!!!!!
Thank you all for taking great care of me and my mother!!!!!
Julian and Rocky were great guides and everyone in our group had the best time! We hope to take another trip again with Holiday Expeditions!