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Half and Full Day Excursions from Moab... March through November.

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Enjoy a fun-filled day on the Colorado River. Choose either the morning, mid-day or 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 - leaves at 8:45 a.m.
    Meet at our office at 8:30 a.m.; return about 4:30 p.m.
    $69 Adult/$59 Child (4 to 17)
  • MORNING HALF DAY TRIP - leaves at 8:45 a.m.
    Meet at our office at 8:30 a.m.; return about 1:00 p.m.
    $52 Adult/$41 Child (4 to 17)
  • AFTERNOON HALF DAY TRIP - leaves at 11:45 a.m. (Lunch Included)
    Meet at our office at 11:30 a.m.; return about 4:30 p.m.
    $52 Adult/$41 Child (4 to 17)


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 October trips are $139 per person.) [BLM $10/person fee not included]

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Only available May through September

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 8:45 a.m. Depart at 9:00 a.m. (no lunch) with return back to Moab at approximately 1:00 p.m. Meet at Red Cliffs Ranch at 4:45 p.m. with a 5:00 p.m. horseback ride departure and return approximately 6:30 p.m.

Option #2 - Raft and Horseback - Meet at 11:30 a.m. Depart at 11:45 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. Trip meets at 4:45 p.m. and departs at 5:00 p.m. with a return at approximately 6:30 p.m.

Option #3 - Split the trip into Two Days - Choose either the AM (8:45 no lunch) or PM (11:30 with lunch) river trip for one day and the horseback trail ride the other day at 4:45 p.m with a 5:00 p.m. departure, returning approximately 6:30 p.m.
Adult: $119 - Child (10-17 or 52 inches): $109

raft [21k]

HUMMER/RIVER COMBINATION (Not in national park)

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

Adult $119 Child (4-17) $89 lunch included

Rafting Fisher ToweersJEEP/RIVER COMBINATION (Jeep portion only in national park)

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.)

JEEP AND RAFT- 7:30 a.m.
Meet at our office at 7:15 a.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.

$125 adult / $105 child (4 to 17)


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



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.


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

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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 3 hours (time may vary based on water levels).

Adults (18+): $68
Youth (17-under): $50
Meets daily at 8:15 AM to depart at 8:30 AM and 1:45 PM to depart at 2:00 PM


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
10:40 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.

Meet at our office at 7:40 a.m.; return about 11:00 a.m.
$89 adult / $79 child (4 to 12)

Meet at our office at 12:40 p.m.; return about 4:00 p.m.
$89 adult / $79 child (4 to 12)

Meet at our office at 8:45 a.m., return about 5:00 p.m.
Jeep tour will go into the backcountry of Canyonlands National Park. Jet boat travels down the Colorado River to the park boundary.
$156 adult / $138 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 - 4 hours (lunch included)
1 hour Jet boat, lunch, and 4 hour Jeep trip
Jeep tour will go into the backcountry of Canyonlands National Park. Jet boat travels down the Colorado River to the park boundary.
Meet at our office 10:40 am and return 5:00 pm.
Adult: $120 / $102 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 (4-17) $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. $425 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)

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This service is operated by Myke Hughes, Inc. & American Wilderness Exp. DBA Adrift Adventures, a Concessionaire under contract with the US Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessionaire is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner.  The park service approves all prices and services.  Please address comments to Superintendant of Arches and Canyonlands National Parks 2282 S.W. Resource Blvd., Moab, UT 84532

8.1% Utah State Tax and $3.00 BLM Departure Fee Not Included In Trip Prices where applicable.

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