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Cataract Canyon 4 Day Classic Rafting

Cataract Canyon lies deep in the heart of Canyonlands National Park. The route there is not simple; but well worth the journey. Just thirty minutes south of Moab, Utah the voyage begins on the mighty Colorado River. As you wind your way deeper through majestically cut canyons, past Dead Horse Point State Park, and beyond the confluence of the Colorado and Green River, you'll be witness to nature in its most rugged and pristine form, sent back in time as you encounter dwellings and carvings from ancient civilizations, and come head to head with world-famous class III-V whitewater. The way out is by air. While your charter plane flies you back over the river for one last look at its magnificent corridors, you'll have time to reflect how this experience is so much more than an amazing whitewater rafting trip; more than a chance to see exquisite rarely-seen canyons filled with incredible history. Cataract Canyon is a place that builds friendships, strengthens family bonds, takes you down a path of self discovery, and most importantly, it's a place you'll never forget.

Total Duration
4days
including transfers
Scenic Flight
3hrs
over canyonlands N.P.
Minimum Age
12yrs
Rapid Class
II-IV
for normal flows
Distance
96mi
on river
Cataract Canyon River Map
Canyonlands National Park

Cataract Canyon is in the heart of Canyonlands National Park - pictures of which are often mistaken for Grand Canyon. A fact not lost on the return scenic flight. Slowing down to soak it up is something you'll never regret. Hike to hidden waterfalls or unexpected vistas, and splash through rapids comparable in size to those in Grand Canyon.

Big Time Rapids

The rapids in the heart of Cataract Canyon are among the largest in North America - especially after a heavy snowpack. No matter the water levels at a particular time of year, we match the size of boats to the size of the waves so the ride is maximized - and you're guaranteed a great story to tell back home!

Camping on the Colorado

There's nothing quite like camping on the shores of the Colorado River, deep in a canyon somewhere in the Desert Southwest. Your guides will prepare lunches, dinner and breakfast on this brief 100 mile journey that you might be surprised by - where did they store all those cots, tents food and ice?

Cataract Canyon Classic Reviews

ENJOYED THE PACE

5
Outstanding, I'd highly recommend it and I will probably do it again. I enjoyed the pace of the 4-day trip.

TRIP OF A LIFETIME

5
You have a very good website with very detailed information about what to bring and what to expect. We had a fabulous trip; it really was a trip of a lifetime.

 

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