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Half and Full Day Excursions from Moab March through November.

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COLORADO RIVER / FISHER TOWERS TRIPS

Enjoy a fun-filled day on the Colorado River. Choose either the morning, mid-day or sunset half-day trips. For those who would like to stay all day, you may find our full-day trip attractive. Whatever your choice, you'll enjoy the spectacular scenery as well as the Colorado River.

Please bring a hat for the sun, suntan lotion and clothes in which you will be comfortably wet. We suggest shoes that will stay on and can get wet. We furnish containers for your cameras and personal items as well as Coast Guard approved life jackets. If you need a pick up at your motel or campground, please feel free to contact our office. (If requesting inflatable kayaks, $10 per boat extra.)

  • FULL DAY TRIP--8:30 A.M. (Lunch Included)
    Meet at our office at 8:15 a.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.
    $59 Adult/$49 Child (4 to 17)
  • MORNING HALF DAY TRIP - 8:30 a.m.
    Meet at our office at 8:15 a.m.; return about 12:30 p.m.
    $43 Adult/$33 Child (4 to 17)
  • AFTERNOON HALF DAY TRIP - 11:15 a.m. (Lunch Included)
    Meet at our office at 11:00 a.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.
    $46 Adult/$36 Child (4 to 17)
  • SUNSET RAFT TRIP - Meet at our office at 4:15 p.m.; departure 4:30 p.m.; return about 8:00 p.m. (Actual sunset times vary throughout season)
    $55 Adult/$45 Child (4 to 17)
  • PADDLE WITH A GUIDE - Maximum 4 people per boat plus your guide.
    AM or PM trips: $59 per person adult/child. 8:15 and 11:00 (lunch included) departures
    Full Day: $110 per person adult/child 8:15 departure (lunch included)


COLORADO RIVER / WESTWATER CANYON (Class 3-4) ONE-DAY WHITEWATER - (DEPARTS DAILY)

This proposed Wild and Scenic River is totally isolated from modern civilization. Westwater Canyon is a canyon of serene solitude surrounded by red sandstone spires. The river cascades through the ever-deepening sandstone monuments and into the narrow Black Granite Gorge. Here the river meets opposition from the canyon walls creating the fast and furious rapids such as Funnel Falls, Last Chance, The Steps, and of course, the infamous Skull Rapid that give Westwater its reputation of highly exciting rafting trips on the Colorado.

This trip is designed for adventure seekers and canyon lovers and especially those looking for great rapids on a remote and regulated river. The number of people allowed to run the Westwater Canyon is strictly regulated, therefore, keeping the number of people on the river to a very small amount. This will allow for a better chance of seeing wildlife and just experiencing the true remoteness of the Westwater Canyon.

Meet at our office at 6:45 am. Departs daily at 7:00 am; Return about 5:00 pm

Adult / Child $165 (must be 10 years or older) [BLM $10/person fee not included]

(Spring Special! Westwater April and October are $139 per person.) [BLM $10/person fee not included]


Ranch [19k]HORSEBACK/ RIVER COMBINATION
Only available May through September

HORSEBACK/ RIVER COMBINATION
Only available May through September
This combination trip includes a river trip on the Colorado River (see trip description for AM/PM 1/2 day river). No persons over 220 lbs. or children under eight years of age.

Option #1 - Raft and Horseback - Meet at 8:15 a.m. Depart at 8:30 a.m. (no lunch) with return back to Moab at approximately 12:30 p.m. Meet at Red Cliffs Ranch at 5:15 p.m. with a 5:30 p.m. horseback ride departure and return approximately 7:00 p.m.

Option #2 - Raft and Horseback - Meet at 11:00 a.m. Depart at 11:15 a.m. with lunch on the river. With this trip, depending on water levels, you may need to supply your own transportation. You may need to follow our bus up the river road to the trip's ending point, to leave your car, load our bus and then proceed up river for the afternoon river trip. At the end of the rafting trip you'll load back into your vehicle and proceed 3 miles up the river to Red Cliffs Ranch for a late afternoon trail ride. Water levels permitting you may only need to provide your own transportation to the Ranch for the horseback ride. Trip meets at 5:15 p.m. and departs at 5:30 p.m. with a return at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Option #3 - Split the trip into Two Days - Choose either the AM (8:15 no lunch) or PM (11:00 with lunch) river trip for one day and the horseback trail ride the other day at 5:15 p.m with a 5:30 p.m. departure, returning approximately 7:00 p.m.
Adult: $99.00 - Child (8-17): $89.00


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RIVER/HUMMER COMBINATION

2 Hr. Hummer trip with afternoon river trip through the Fisher Towers Section of the Colorado River. Meet at our office at 8:15 a.m. and return approximately 4:00 p.m.

Adult $109 Child (4-17) $79 lunch included


Ida Gulch

RIVER/JEEP COMBINATION

Combination half-day jeeping with a half-day river trip on the Colorado River through the Fisher Towers section. Picnic lunch included. (See Canyonlands Jeep AM/PM and Raft AM/PM for trip descriptions.)

RAFT AND JEEP - 7:30 a.m.
Meet at our office at 7:20 a.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.

Dave Fincham Jeep GuideStep-on Personal Guide service $35/hour (4 hr. min.)

Enjoy your Moab/Canyonlands visit with your personal step-on guide. Your guide will tell you about the Moab area history, archeology, geology, flora and fauna.

$109 adult / $75 child (4 to 16)


CANYONLANDS BY JEEP

Tour Canyonlands in the comfort of four-wheel drive vehicles operated by skilled, professional guides. Enjoy half or full-day trips into the magnificent but little known landscapes of southeastern Utah! All trips are guided by naturalists.

Land Tour Vehicle [11k]CANYONLANDS - AM/PM HALF DAY (3 hours)
A city street becomes a country lane, then a gravel road, and finally a four-wheel drive route through Canyonlands and into the desert. To the east, thousand foot cliffs reach for the sky; to the west, the Colorado carves a canyon nearly as deep. Three hundred million years of Earth's history is written in the multicolored, infinitely varied rock layers, and your guide can interpret the events they record! For those who want just a taste of four-wheel drive travel into this rugged land, this half-day expedition is the perfect answer. Bring twice the memory cards for your camera as you would expect to use; the scenery on this trip consumes them at an astonishing rate!Kayak

Meet at our office at 7:20 am, 8:45 am, or 12:45 pm; return about 10:45 am, 12 pm, or 4:00 pm
$69 adult / $59 child (under 17 but no children in car seats)


CALM WATER RECREATIONAL SIT-ON KAYAK AND SEA KAYAK HALF DAY TOURS

Kayak through the calm waters of the Colorado River just outside of Moab, Utah. Option of single and tandom kayaks available for a leisurely float through geologic time amongst the pristine canyons of the Colorado River. Novice to experienced paddlers can enjoy the great outdoors as guide's will teach you the proper techniques for an enjoyable half day.Kayak

Trip Departures:
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Adult: $65 Children: $50 (4-17 years)


HIKING TOURS

FIERY FURNACE/ARCHES NATIONAL PARK:

This half day adventure is a fantastic way to hike through a special area of Arches National Park and is one of the unique and varied hikes in the Moab area. With twisting deep verticle shafts, spires and arches and incredible scenery this guide escorted trip is approximately two hours of walking/hiking and with a round trip driving time from Moab and a brief visit to the visitor center the total time is about 4.5 hrs. Trip is rated as moderately strenuous as you'll need to wear good walking shoes. We supply water and snacks and you are welcome to bring your own hydration system as well.

Adult: $80.00 Child: $60.00 (5-16)
Meet 7:15 a.m. Return Appr: 12:00 p.m.

NEGRO BILL CANYON:

This moderately easy hike is 2 miles long & approximately 3.5 hours. The trail follows a perennial clear steam through a deep sandstone canyon among willows and cottonwoods. This trail ends at Morning Glory Natural Bridge, which is 243 feet long and the sixth longest natural rock span in the United States. Great for children 8 and up.

CORONA ARCH TRAIL:

This fairly easy hike is 1.5 miles & approximately 3 hours. You will be hiking up Bootlegger Canyon with beautiful scenery of both Corona Arch and Bow Tie Arch, with views of the Colorado River. Great for children 8 and up.

Meets Daily: 7:30 a.m. & 4:30 p.m. Departs: 7:45 a.m. & 4:45 p.m.
Adult: $49 Child (8-17): $39


STAND UP PADDLE BOARD TOURS

Stand Up Board

Stand Up Board

Experience paddle boarding in a new and fast growing way! Paddle, swim, and relax as you travel down a calm stretch of the lake or river. Transportation, board rental, instruction, guide, snacks and water are included. Approximate time on the river/lake is 2 to 3 hours (time may vary based on water levels).

Adults (16+): $68
Youth (15-under): $50
Meets daily at 7:45 AM to depart at 8:00 AM and 1:45 PM to depart at 2:00 PM


ALL-DAY TRIP TO DISCOVER THE PREHISTORY OF THE MOAB AREA

This trip is designed to demonstrate the rich prehistory of this area. Using the required 4- wheel drive vehicle we will travel on both highway and backcountry roads.

Strange Rock Art photo courtesy Brad WeisWe will visit a site with dinosaur bones in situ and a site of massive sauropod tracks that is one of the first trackways showing how these animals traveled. Other dinosaur discoveries will be discussed.

The geological formations will be explored and their structure and naming process will be explained. Why different formations erode at different rates and in different manners will be explained. We will also look at how these formations provided ideal conditions for the accumulation of uranium that lead to Moab being a major supplier of this material during the "Cold War" era. [Click here for more information]


CANYONLANDS BY JET BOAT

Step aboard the D. Julien for your trip into the canyon country of southeast Utah! Named after the first European known to visit the Green and Colorado rivers and what are now Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, our powerful jet boat will allow you to explore the river canyons between Moab and Canyonlands National Park. Soaring canyon walls, towering cliffs of a thousand hues, and always, the quiet majesty of the great river provide the background.Calm Water [23k]

Herons and egrets stalk the beaches and sandbars, ravens and eagles soar overhead. Deer, beaver, porcupines, and even bobcat and bighorn sheep may be seen along the river banks. Learn the history of the area - "wildcat" oil drillers, ranchers, and early steamboat ventures. Pause now and then for an easy stroll to points of interest and, on full-day trips, for an elaborate picnic lunch served to leave an indelible impression. Carefully estimate how much camera memory cards you will want to have along, and then bring twice as much - you'll probably need it.

Assorted 1-Hour Scenic Jet Boat on the Colorado River
Adult: $49 Child: (4-12) $39
Meeting Time Departure Time Approximate Return Time
8:40 a.m. 9:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m.
9:40 a.m. 10:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m.
10:40 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.
1:40 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m.
2:40 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
5:40 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.

AFTERNOON HALF-DAY JET BOAT TRIP - 1:00 pm (LUNCH NOT INCLUDED)
Meet at our office at 12:45 a.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.
$89 adult / $79 child (4 to 12)

FULL–DAY COMBINATION JEEP/JET BOAT TRIP - 9:00 a.m. Meet at our office at 8:45 a.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.
(3-hour Jeep/1 hour lunch/3-hour Jet Boat)
$143 adult / $125 child (4 to 12)
Return times are approximate, and vary depending on water levels and road conditions.

3/4 DAY COMBINATION JET BOAT/JEEP TRIP - 11:00 am (lunch included)
1 hour Jet boat, lunch, and 3 hour Jeep trip
Meet at our office 10:45 am and return 4:00 pm.
Adult: $118 / $98 Child (4 to 12)
Return times are approximate, and vary depending on water levels and road conditions.


SPORT BOAT- calm water & scenic (2 hours)

Sport Boat Moab Utah Colorado RiverThis Colorado River section has no rapids. You'll travel down the calm water sections just outside of Moab through a land filled with diverse landscapes unlike any place on earth. These excursions are small in numbers from four to five people. Enjoy the splendors of Canyonlands as your guide offers information on geology, river history and archeology.

A.M. trip meets @ 7:45 a.m. departs 8:00 a.m.& returns @ 10:00 a.m.
P.M. trip meets @ 12:45 p.m. departs 1:00 p.m. & returns @ 3:00 p.m.

Adults: $59 per person
Child (4-12) $49 per person


COLORADO RIVER / CATARACT CANYON ONE-DAY (Ultimate whitewater adventure during the high water season!)

ONE DAY TRIP: Departs 7 am daily. The morning is flat water with lunch at the Confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. After lunch enjoy the rapids ride through Mile Long Rapid and the Big Drop Rapids of Cataract Canyon. Later in the afternoon you'll motor off Lake Powell to chartered planes ($130 option) or van return (included) from Hite Marina back to Moab. Lunch included. $350 PP Adult/Child (7 years and up based on water conditions) includes guide and lunch. (4% access fee not included in all Cataract Canyon trips)

 


Rowing Craft [33k]ROCK ART TOURS

Ever wonder what Indian Rock Art is? Here is your opportunity to find out. On this tour you'll travel back in time as you visit Rock Art created around 5,500 BC - A.D 1800! Our knowledgeable guide will tell you about the different kinds of rock art and the people who created it, while letting you see the spectacular wonders for yourself. You'll see the earlier creations of zig zag and parallel lines to the later of animals, headdresses, and human forms on foot and mounted on horseback. Bottled water is included.

Adults: $62
Youth (4-17): $49

Two Hour Rock Art Tours
Meets at Departs at Returns at
7:45 am 8:00 am 10:00 am
10:45 am 11:00 am 1:00pm
1:45 pm 2:00 pm 4:00 pm
4:45 pm 5:00 pm 7:00 pm

Delicate ArchARCHES PARK TOURS

Delicate ArchSee Delicate Arch in comfort and style. We offer Half-Day Arches trips with a driver, knowledgeable guide, and an emphasis on education, geology, and history. Custom tours, longer charter trips and campground pick-ups available. Price includes the park entrance fee. Call our office for more information or reservations.

Trips leave daily from our office at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Trips return about 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Sunset Trips available - Please call our office.

Adult $62/Child (4-17): $49


New! Movie Tours!!"Where God Put The West" Movie Tour

Some of the most wonderful and varied scenery in the world has attracted the movie industry to the Moab area. This tour affords you the opportunity to experience the scenic beauty and geographic diversity while visiting many of the sites where over 50 movies have been filmed since 1949. You will learn about the making of some of these films, while discovering first hand why movie companies have found this land so enchanting. Also, taste Moab wines at Castle Creek Winery and visit the John Wayne Museum as part of your tour.

Trips leave daily from our office at 8:00 am and 1:00 pm.
Trips return about 12:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Adult $62/Child (4-17): $49


7.85% Utah State Tax and $3.00 BLM Departure Fee Not Included In Trip Prices where applicable.

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