It's important to be prepared for your Colorado River 2 Day rafting vacation. You may encounter all types of weather and conditions. Planning ahead and having the proper gear will ensure you have a safe and enjoyable river rafting experience.Through several decades of experience on the river, Western knows what clothing and gear will keep you smiling every second of your adventure. For your convenience, you can find all these items online with Western's retail division, Red Rock Outfitters.
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As just an overnight trip, this video will go into more detail than you need, but is helpful nonethelss! See an example of each item and understand why we recommend you pack it for the river.
Packing for your Colorado River rafting vacation is a bit different than your standard vacation, but it's fairly simple. Just pack the items from our packing list into a duffel bag and we'll take care of the rest. A few pictures show the recommended duffel and the water-resistant bags Moab Adventure Center and Western River will supply to you.
All of your personal items should be packed into a soft-sided duffel bag approximately 12" x 13" x 24" in size.
Also upon arrival at the launch site of your trip, you will receive a water-resistant gear bag. This bag will contain your sleeping bag, sheet and ground tarp. You will put your duffel bag inside this bag, roll the top down and clip it securely to avoid getting your personal gear wet. Your personal gear bag will be available at camp each night of your trip.
Upon arrival to the river's edge, you will be provided a water-resistant day bag (approximately 7" x 13"). In this day bag, you will want to put those items you wish to access during the day (raingear, camera, medications, sun block, lip balm, river guidebook, etc). We recommend packing these items in a simple plastic grocery sack inside your duffel for easy transfer to your day bag at the launch site.