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Colorado River Full-Day Rafting Adventure with Exclusive BBQ Lunch

Your journey begins with a drive up one of the most scenic highways in the West. You’ll launch your raft onto a spectacular stretch of the Colorado River, made famous by dozens of movies shot along this stretch of the river. You’ll experience mild rapids such as Onion Creek, Cloudburst, Rocky Rapid, and Whites Rapid. On long, calm stretches between rapids, you’ll have plenty of time to cool down and float with your life jacket in the river. At lunch time, we'll stop at a beautiful riverside ranch where you can kick up your feet in the shade and savor a hot BBQ lunch. This BBQ lunch buffet is exclusive to Moab Adventure Center and includes your choice of freshly-grilled burgers, chicken, hot dogs or veggie patties. Side salads, giant cookies, lemonade and iced tea are also included.

  • 2 Boat choices available - Paddle rafts (everyone participates) and 2-person inflatable kayaks (weather, temperatures and water levels permitting). Specify any preferences upon reservation.
  • Minimum weight limit: 50 lbs. Maximum chest size: 52 inches
Best Guides on the River

No other guides work quite as hard to make sure your trip is everything you expect and more. They love their jobs and it shows in everything they do!

Lunch Buffet at Red Cliffs Lodge

Exclusive only to Moab Adventure Center trips, enjoy a hot BBQ lunch with all the trimmings at the unique Red Cliffs Lodge lunch pavilion.

Fun is Our Priority Too!

There is always a way to make the most of every situation, rain or shine, intense or mild river levels… We got you!

Docks at the Red Cliffs Lodge

Avoid the mud at lunch with an exclusive lunch stop for Moab Adventure Center guests at the Red Cliffs Lodge lunch pavilion just beyond the docks at Red Cliffs Lodge. Be sure to frame up the view upstream from this picturesque and luxurious lunch stop. This is the iconic wild west landscape.

Exclusive for Moab Adventure Center

Hot-off-the-grill burgers and franks sizzle at the end of a stacked buffet with salads, chips, cookies and drinks. Eat in the shade of the pavillion, or soak up the sun out on the well-kept lawn, firepit, and tipis that stand majestically along the river's edge.

Hot BBQ Lunch Pavillion

The Full-Day rafting and Mid-Day rafting trips have this lunch provided with the trip price. After this hearty meal, you'll gather again at the docks to resume your journey down the Colorado River. White's Rapid, one of the biggest rapids of the day is just around the corner!

Total Duration
including transfers
Time on Water
varies based on water levels
Minimum Age
must be at least 50 pounds and 42"
Rapid Class
rapids may be larger May-June
on river

Colorado River Full Day Reviews

Rated 4.9 stars out of 6473 Total Reviews


Mary D - Connecticut, USA
Libby was our guide on the Colorado River Full Day Rafting Trip. She was fantastic. We couldn't have got a better guide! The trip was very nice. The food at the lunch stop was also very good.


Sue - Ontario, Canada
We loved Malayna. She was our guide on the Colorado River Full Day Rafting. She was like part of the family. She remembered our names and visited with us. She shared information about the area and was interested in us. The overall experience was wonderful. The lunch was fantastic. We had a ride to and from our hotel and were made to feel that we were important. Thanks for a great time. Our kids are asking for more and want to do a multi-day trip next time.


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