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From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

1. From Moab: Colorado River Half-Day Rafting Trip

Enjoy a guided rafting tour for all ages and levels of experience along the Colorado River. Depart from Moab and spend half the day navigating Class 1 or 2 rapids surrounded by impressive rock formations. Get picked up in Moab and meet your professional guide. Get outfitted with the necessary rafting gear and listen to your guide's safety instructions. Then embark on a wild adventure along the Fisher Towers and Professor Valley part of the river. The trip is about 7 miles and you're sure to get in some splashy rapids. Select the option including lunch to enjoy a buffet-style meal during your tour. At the end of the trip, the shuttle will take you back to Moab.

Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

2. Moab: Whitewater Rafting on the Colorado River

Take the trip of a lifetime down the Colorado River on a 6-person paddle raft through some of the most sublime scenery in the United States. Absorb the majesty of soaring red rock canyons as you splash through the water with an entertaining expert guide. Drive down scenic HWY 128 to the starting point of your adventure, and receive a comprehensive safety talk before rafting through exciting class II/III rapids at Fisher Towers. Soak in the stunning surroundings as you enjoy lunch on a beautiful beach next to the river, before taking another memorable rafting voyage through incredible red rock scenery.

Moab: Colorado River and Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Tour

3. Moab: Colorado River and Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Tour

Enjoy the best of the Colorado River and Fisher Towers on this half-day rafting tour. Join the morning participants and spend the afternoon with other rafters as you cruise down Utah's most exciting river. Begin from Moab, Utah, and then head toward the river with your guide. Take a drive to either Onion Creek or Rocky Rapid and launch into the water. Briefly review safety procedures and go over the necessary rafting skills. Now it’s time to hit the water! Head down the river and take in views of the majestic Fisher Towers before hearing the unmistakable sound of whitewater ahead. Raft through rapids and experience plenty of additional splashes before heading back to Moab.

Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

4. Moab: 1-Hour Colorado River Speed Boat Tour

Your adventure will start just 2 miles north of Moab, where you will meet your guide, listen to a safety briefing, and get set up with safety equipment. Then, get ready for lots of fun, as you glide through the wild Colorado River.  Speed up towards the Colorado River’s finest rapids for some fun splash downs. Enjoy plenty of spinning and splashing and don't forget to take in the breathtaking views of red rock cliffs around you. Your skilled captain will mix the moments of panoramic viewing with epic speed and turns. To make the tour even more fun, your guide will play loud music during the entirety of the trip.

Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

5. Westwater Canyon: Colorado River Class 3-4 Rafting from Moab

Meet in Moab and hop aboard a comfortable shuttle van that will drive you along the scenic Colorado River to the Westwater Canyon boat launch. Take a moment to prepare while your guides ready the boats and provide a pre-launch safety talk. Then, it's time to get on the water.  Head down through the Colorado River's steep narrow gorge. Take in the sights and sounds of this beautiful canyon. Stop at midday to enjoy a buffet-style picnic lunch on a sandy beach. Then briefly explore the canyon on foot.  After lunch, the real fun begins. Navigate the thrilling section of Class III/IV rapids with unique names like Funnel Falls, Skull, and Sock It To Me. Then relax on calm waters as you near the end of your experience.

From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Colorado River Rafting

6. From Moab: Canyonlands 4x4 Drive and Colorado River Rafting

Start your full-day tour with a pickup from your hotel in Moab. Drive to the stunning Canyonlands National Park, and spend the morning exploring the remote areas of the Island in the Sky district of the park in a 4x4 vehicle. Follow the White Rim Trail, and drive along the narrow switchbacks of the Shafer Trail. See incredible rock and fossil formations, and stop along the way for photos opportunities. After your driving tour, enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the Colorado River. Admire majestic views of the river and the surrounding canyons. Finish your tour with an adrenaline-filled rafting trip on the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Enjoy some whitewater fun, accompanied by professional river guides. At the end of your rafting experience, relax on the beach as your guides prepare for the short drive back to Moab, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Moab: Full-Day Colorado Rafting Tour

7. Moab: Full-Day Colorado Rafting Tour

Start your tour heading up scenic byway 128. Your guide will give you information and show you different rock formations along the way. Admire the views of the high canyon walls and the La Sal mountains off in the distance.  After a safety briefing, begin your adventure while admiring the views and enjoying the ride through the rapids. Your guide will give you more information on the areas you pass along the river and the names given to each rapid.  Once you get to Rocky Rapids, your guide will get lunch ready and after lunch you can continue down the Colorado river through a few more rapids and make your way into the canyon. Take in the last few miles inside the canyon walls before making your way back to Moab.

Colorado River Fisher Towers Full-Day Rafting Adventure

8. Colorado River Fisher Towers Full-Day Rafting Adventure

Experience the most popular Moab rafting section of the Colorado River on a full-day rafting adventure. You will get a choice of raft or kayak, and experience beautiful scenery conveniently close to town, making for more time on the river and less time traveling. After check in at the Moab office, head off to the river. A short drive takes you to the launch site at Onion Creek. Here, your guides will review safety procedures and go over the necessary rafting skills. Now it’s time to hit the water! You will be treated to views of the majestic Fisher Towers before you hear the unmistakable sound of whitewater ahead. Raft through Onion Creek, Professor Creek, Cloudburst, and Rocky Rapid. Back on the water, run Whites Rapid, enjoy breathtaking canyon scenery, and jump in and swim for more splashy thrills.

From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

9. From Moab: Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Experience

Join this tour to experience the world-famous 100-mile section of the Colorado River that passes through Canyonlands National Park and through 30 world-class rapids.   Watch for wildlife as you take in the canyon vistas along the easy stretches of the river. Rafting the Colorado River on a RHIB means there is time for swimming, hiking and relaxing in the shade. Canyonlands National Park is an outstanding wilderness setting, offering great opportunities for taking photos.  Enjoy a picnic lunch on the banks of the river. Downstream we pass the Confluence of the Green River and Colorado River, and enter the much-anticipated whitewater section. The special whitewater RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat) will provide you with a fun and stable ride. These small and competent crafts navigate the thrilling whitewater of the North Seas, Hell-to-Pay, and Big Drop rapids. After hitting the rapids, a 30-mile run across Lake Powell brings you to the end of our trip. You will leave the water at Hite Marina. Return to Moab by ground transportation included in the price.

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What people are saying about Moab

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 33 reviews

What a blast! Perfect balance of thrillin’ and chillin’. Yes, you will get wet….very wet! No it isn’t scary. To maximize your experience wear sunglasses to protect your eyes from with wind and waves and take the poncho that is offered as it can get pretty chilly out on the water. Our guide was awesome, hilarious and attentive. Great experience!!

Tubs led a very fun rafting trip. It was the mild float - Class I & II rapids. It was a very easy and relaxing float. He was so much fun - gave a great overview of Moab and it’s history and mixed in a lot of fun along the way.

Had a great time. Food was surprisingly good. Guides gave good info on river and about Moab. Skills were good making it a fun float.

Laura was a great guide. We got to see so much natural beauty. We even saw an eagle , otter, and a mountain goat.

We had lots of fun rafting through the rapids, watching birds, talking to our guides.