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Westwater Canyon Full-Day Rafting Adventure from Moab

Moab, United States
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Splash your way down the Colorado River through the rapids of Westwater Canyon, where in addition to rugged desert scenery, there’s the chance you could spot wildlife from soaring bald eagles to river otters and beavers. Over the course of a day, hold on tight as your guide helps navigate the Class III and Class IV whitewater, where rapids have names like Sock-It-To-Me, Funnel Falls and Skull. This trip provides an adrenaline rush amidst walls of red rock canyons, and is great for the traveler who loves a challenge and a bit of desert adventure.
  • Full-Day rafting trip on the Westwater section of the Colorado River, from Moab
  • Relax in an oarboat rowed by an expert guide or work out your muscles in a paddleboat
  • Get a thrilling white-water experience on Class III and IV rapids
  • Look for wildlife such as bald eagles, river otters and beavers, and learn about the geology of the canyon
  • Includes lunch on the river, rafting gear, transportation to the river, and hotel pickup and drop-off in Moab
The Colorado River is an integral part of America’s Wild West, as it’s carved a series of canyons and caverns through the heart of the red rock desert. Here in the Westwater Canyon section, outside the city of Moab, explore the river by whitewater raft along with an informative guide, who will relay the area’s history and tales as you splash for miles down the river. 

On this adventurous whitewater rafting trip from Moab, there’s the chance you could see petroglyphs carved in the rocks from the area’s original inhabitants, or old mining cabins, graves and caves that date to the old Wild West. As you pass an old-growth Cottonwood tree, look up towards the sky to look for bald eagles and they soar and coast on the breeze, and keep an eye out for otters and beavers as they splash and swim in the eddies. 

The tour itself begins in Moab where you’ll meet your professional guide, and receive an intro safety briefing to be fit with lifejacket and gear. From here, hop in the van to the ride to the put-in on a scenic section of river, where your guide will offer additional instruction about riding inside of the raft.  Once you’re ready, push off from the sandy bank and prepare to splash through the canyon.

Full-Day Rafting Trip with Lunch:On this full-day rafting tour of Westwater Canyon, you’ll splash through 12 different Class III and IV rapids such as famous 'Sock-It-To-Me.' The rapids are often the highest in early summer with all of the added melted snow. Your guide will be rowing the raft with oars, so you can just hang on for the ride, absorbing the desert scenery as you splash your way down the canyon. 

In the middle of the day, your guide will paddle to a sandy riverbank in a calmer section of water, where you’ll enjoy a filling buffet lunch and can take a refreshing dip. From here, continue splashing your way downstream and listening to your echoes in the canyon,, before leaving the Colorado River behind for the comfortable drive back to Moab.
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WE had a fantastic on the water...
Stephen B
, Sep 2016
WE had a fantastic on the water. Our guide was knowledgeable and professional. The whole day was well organized, they really took very good care of us.

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Fabulous sites while John kept us entertained!

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What a fun and wonderful way to see the park. We had John for a driver/guide, and in the sections with longer drives between sights he regaled us with local history and his own experiences. He told us some wonderful stories, that have us wanting to look further into local history. He is a Fabulous guide and driver!
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Great Time at Arches

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We totally enjoyed the adventure. Phil was great. He had stories and facts about everywhere we went. We learned a ton about the ecological system in Arches. What an amazing place. Thanks Phil and Viator.
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Tour outside the Park

star-4Carole K
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I enjoyed our tour and Phil but would have liked to enter Canyonlands Park for awhile. I did not realize none of the tour would be in the Park.
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Amazing Arches National Park tour by 4X4

Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab | Oct 2019
Yancey who was our guide and driver was excellent in describing the habitat and the damage caused by walking or driving of path. We had an adventuresome ride on difficult 4X4 roads in a comfortable and air conditioned Land Cruiser. Yancey showed us tower arch that is only seen by those wishing to take a 4X4 or a very long hike. as well as the marching man area. We stopped several times to get out for taking pictures or getting closer to some of the attractions. Yancey offered different options as to what we wanted to do.
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great ride with MC

Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab | Oct 2019
we went with MC through the back entrance so didn't deal with the entrance crowds and he took us on a few arches that the day visitor woudn't know about. He was really knowledgeable about the park and was alot of fun!
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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab | Oct 2019
Thought we would see more of the actual Arches park. Spent most time back country on the 4x4 (which was very fun) but drove (quickly) by most of the more notable attractions at front of park only on way ou (for example did not go to the windows section at all). Very good tour group and organization. Might have been our fault in not understanding the tour.
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What an amazing experience

star-5Luke S
Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab | Oct 2019
The view were incredible and far beyond what you could see on your own. I didn't feel rushed. Our guide Yancy was wonderful.
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John was a great guide

Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab | Oct 2019
It was nice to have Johns expertise so we could relax and enjoy the scenery and the stories. it was a fun trip.
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We really enjoyed our trip with Tony as our guide. His knowledge of geology and history of the area was great. Would highly recommend this adventure!
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Great trip

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Our guide Phil was great and we had enjoyed a great time and a relatively easy ride, comparing with the second one we took to the Needles the following day.
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Life-time experience

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Our guide Ben was great and we had a life-time experience even for seniors like us who already have had extensive experiences with traveling all over the US and the world. .
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Arches National Park 4x4 Adventure from Moab | Sep 2019
Yancy was great! Professional driver and interesting guide! Every detail was explained and we had a chance to ask questions...
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Great way to see Canyonlands

star-5Heidi J
Canyonlands National Park Half-Day Tour from Moab | Sep 2019
After having to change our sunset tour to 1:00 because there was a 3 person minimum we had a great time. They seemed a little unorganized at first, we met our driver/tour guide, Larry. He was knowledgeable and told us many interesting facts about what we were seeing. The scenery was fabulous and so was the ride (a little bumpy at times) but this off road experience was a once in a lifetime experience.
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