DAYS ONE AND TWO Glide along on smooth-flowing currents winding through Canyonlands National Park. Sculpted sandstone, isolated buttes, and red-rock castles offer unparalleled vistas for picture taking. Hike to ancient Indian ruins, pictographs, a breathtaking outlook high above the mighty Colorado, and powerful Indian Creek Falls. Capture the excitement to come with rapids before camp on the second day.
DAY THREE As the canyon deepens to 2,000 feet, the mood of the river changes drastically and explodes into an all-day fury of whitewater rapids! In one of the Colorado’s most notorious stretches called the "Big Drops", your raft plunges 30 feet in a matter of minutes through rapids that match those of the Grand Canyon in power and difficulty. Loosen your grip after Imperial Rapid and perhaps explore the tranquil pools and majestic falls of Dark Canyon. Relax and enjoy a night of camping where the river meets Lake Powell.
DAY FOUR Savor a soothing morning in the
sun-drenched canyons of Lake Powell. Enjoy lunch and a refreshing swim
in a shady canyon cove, before bidding farewell to the mighty Colorado
and your many new friends. Experience an optional scenic return flight
to Moab over Canyonlands National Park.
FAMILY PADDLE OPTION IN AUGUST As the water slows its pace, we change from 37' J-Rig rafts to 18' oar boats, and smaller paddle rafts - making these trips more suitable and more fun for youth. Also on August Cataract trips, a designated fun director orchestrates activities for the entire family as well as activities just for the kids, giving the whole family memories you'll cherish for a lifetime.