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Colorado River Mid-Day Rafting Adventure with Exclusive BBQ Lunch

On one of our our most popular Moab adventures, you’ll sample the beauty and excitement of the full-day rafting trip on this half-day afternoon river adventure. This trip begins just below Rocky Rapid rapid. We'll float a calm stretch down to our exclusive hot barbecue lunch buffet at a riverside ranch. You'll savor freshly-grilled burgers, chicken, hot dogs or veggie patties, complimented by side salads and giant cookies. Drinks include ice-cold lemonade, iced tea and water. After lunch, we'll raft White's Rapid and a few other moderate splashes as the canyon narrows along one of the West's most scenic by-ways bordering Arches National Park. On this trip, you can paddle in a raft or an inflatable kayak. The Mid-Day trip is an excellent option for combining the river adventure with other fun-filled tours available at the Moab Adventure Center, or taking a more leisurely morning before starting your adventures.

  • 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 Rafting Mid-Day Reviews

Rated 4.9 stars out of 6473 Total Reviews


Ken B. - New Mexico, USA
We did the Colorado River Mid-Day Trip. Jace, our river guide was excellent. He was informative, personable, and made our float trip a wonderful experience.


Lewis M. - Utah, USA
We went on the Colorado river Moab trip. I think my guides name was Jason. He was so fun and had a lot of awesome information and interesting insights. I hope he is coming back next season. It was so fun and beautiful. I'm from Utah and have been going to Moab all my life and I still feel like I got to see new things. We got out for a short hike to a viewpoint and it was a highlight. My whole experience was great. Just walking into The Moab Adventure Center. I felt very welcomed by the reservationist. I really felt like they were excited to have me. Thank you!


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