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The Best Guided Rafting Trips in Moab, Utah!
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Moab River Rafting: An Unforgettable Experience

Experience the "Best Guided Moab Rafting Trips" in Moab, Utah. This is a "must-do adventure" while in Moab. On our full-day and half-day river rafting adventures, you'll experience a world-renowned stretch of the Colorado River, winding through scenes made famous by dozens of popular movies. On select trips, you'll savor Moab Adventure Center's exclusive BBQ lunch at a riverside ranch! On our longer overnight rafting trips, you'll experience our all-inclusive service that will likely cause an addiction to rafting. Moab rafting trips are perfect for couples, families, groups of friends or solo travelers. All trips include Moab Adventure Center's signature flip-top water bottle (a $14 value)!

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Moab Colorado River Rafting Full Day

Colorado River Full-Day Rafting Adventure with Exclusive BBQ Lunch

Experience a full day of world-famous scenery, exclusive hot barbeque lunch at a riverside ranch, and mild whitewater. Raft Fisher Towers to BLM Takeout.

  • Duration: Varies based on water levels (14 miles)
  • Departure Times: 8:00 AM or 9:00 AM
  • Season: April - October
ADULT (13+)
YOUTH (5-12)
Moab Rafting Tour - Paddleboat on the Colorado River

Mid-Day Colorado River Rafting Adventure with Exclusive BBQ Lunch

Raft 7 miles of the Colorado River from below Rocky Rapid to takeout beach on our mid-day rafting trip. Enjoy an exclusive hot barbeque lunch and mild whitewater.

  • Duration: Varies based on water levels (7 miles)
  • Departure Times: 11:00 AM
  • Season: March – October
ADULT (13+)
YOUTH (5-12)
Colorado River Morning Half-Day Rafting Trip

Colorado River Morning Half-Day Rafting Adventure

Sample the beauty and excitement of the Colorado River on this morning half-day adventure on mild whitewater. Raft 7 miles from Fisher Towers to Rocky Rapid.

  • Duration: Varies based on water levels (7 miles)
  • Departure Times: 8:00 AM
  • Season: April – October
ADULT (13+)
YOUTH (5-12)
Paddling Westwater Canyon white water

Westwater Canyon Rafting Full Day

Rated "The West's Best Short Whitewater Trip." Experience narrow canyons, rushing whitewater and distinctive geology.

  • Duration: Approximately 10 hrs
  • Departure Times: 7:30 AM
  • Season: May – September
ADULT (12+)
YOUTH (12+)
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Multi-Day Rafting Trips in Moab

Cataract Canyon 4 Day Classic

Cataract Canyon 4-Day Classic

Experience an all-inclusive 4 day rafting journey through Utah's legendary Cataract Canyon just outside of Moab Utah. Exciting whitewater combined with the indescribable scenery of Canyonlands National Park make this the ideal river trip.

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Departure Times: 7:30 AM
  • Season: May – September
ADULT (16+)
YOUTH (10-15)
Snout Rig in Cataract Canyon

Cataract Canyon 2-Day Express

New high-speed, custom rafts now allow you to journey through the Colorado River’s legendary 100-mile Cataract Canyon in just 2 days–perfect for those with busy schedules yearning for a quick, but refreshing dose of adventure.

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Departure Times: 7:30 AM
  • Season: May – July
ADULT (16+)
YOUTH (12-15)
Desolation Canyon rafting

Green River Rafting - Desolation Canyon 5 Day

Winding through a remarkable wilderness of twisted mountains, dramatic cliffs, and towering plateaus carved by an ancient inland sea, the Green River through Desolation Canyon offers one of America’s favorite rafting trips.

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Departure Times: 6:30 AM
  • Season: June – August
ADULT (16+)
YOUTH (5-15)
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Moab Packages with Rafting

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Moab Southwest Sampler Package

Taste the “best of the Southwest” on this 4-day, 3-night getaway. Relax for 2 nights at the SpringHill Suites by Marriott. Explore Arches National Park and experience one of Moab, Utah’s most renowned adventures – an off-road Hummer Safari. Top it all off with 2 days of Colorado River rafting and deluxe camping on the river.

  • Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
  • Departure Times: Check Daily Itinerary
  • Season: June – August
ADULT (16+)
YOUTH (5-15)
Rock & River Package Vacation

Moab Rock & River

This perfect one-day Moab vacation package starts the morning with a 2-hour Hummer Safari and continues with a PM rafting trip. Save $5 Per Person!

  • Duration: Approximately 8.5 hrs
  • Departure Times: 7:30 AM
  • Season: March – October
ADULT (13+)
YOUTH (5-12)
Signature Moab Multisport Package

Signature Moab Multisport Package

Experience the most popular Moab adventures in 2 days: a 2-Hour Hummer Safari and the Mid-Day Colorado River Rafting trip, then an Arches Scenic Tour and guided hike. Save 10% by bundling in this package option!

  • Duration: See individual adventures
  • Departure Times: See individual adventures
  • Season: March – October
ADULT (13+)
YOUTH (5-12)

Moab River Rafting Reviews

Rated 4.9 stars out of 6555 Total Reviews

We will come again!

Romona K
We did the half-day rafting with lunch tour and we absolutely loved it. It was the perfect tour for me and a 10yo that had never rafted before. Everything is professional but so much fun at the same time. The place we had lunch was beautiful and the food was good. Our river guide EJ was funny and knowledgeable. We will come again!

Awesome tour!

Renee L
We did a morning tour in Arches and Nina was our guide. It was an awesome tour and Nina was a fantastic guide. In the evening we did the sunset hummer tour. Mike was an awesome guide and gave us a thrilling ride. We were very pleased with both tours. Highly recommend!
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UTAH: Birthplace of River Rafting

Before rubber rafts, when wooden hulls were shaped for straight lines across lakes, not rivers, a man named Powell dared to explore the last unmapped and unknown rivers and canyons of the west. That placed him squarely in Utah, in 1869. They were successful, proving that "running rivers" could be done in the deepest canyons, and wildest water in North America.

It took another 50 years before Bus Hatch and his family near Vernal, Utah began taking boats - and then boat-loads of friends - down the Green River, just for the heck of it. Norm Nevills in Mexican Hat, Utah gave his horse trough a float down the San Juan River on his honeymoon... and started one of the first commercial operations after designing his own wooden boats. By the 1960's surplus army rubber pontoons changed the industry forever, the rest is even more history. Utah truly is the birthplace of the modern river running industry.

Learn more about the history of river running in the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, located in Green River, Utah.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Moab River Rafting Tours

What class of rapids can I expect to encounter while rafting in Moab?

Our daily stretch on the Colorado River includes both class I and class II rapids throughout the season. However, during early season while we experience higher water levels due to snow melt, guests may get to experience one or two class III rapids during their tour.

What should I wear on my rafting trip?

We recommend wearing quick-dry clothing and shoes that can not only get wet but will stay securely on your feet. Hats and/or sunglasses are also highly recommended.

What can I bring with me on my rafting trip?

Everything that you take with you must go on the raft and therefore has a chance of getting wet. We recommend leaving dry clothes, towels, and any other items you do not want getting wet behind. You can check valuables such as cell phones, wallets, and keys with our front desk staff while checking in for your tour. If you wish to bring a camera or cell phone with you, we recommend purchasing a waterproof case that will protect your device. GoPros are allowed on the tour, but they cannot be worn on a helmet/head mount. Guests can use handheld mounts or chest straps that will fit under their life vest.

Do I need previous experience to go rafting?

Previous experience is not required to take a rafting trip with us. Your guides will provide you with our safety protocol guidelines at the start of your tour so you can be sure to feel confident and comfortable while on your adventure.

Are there any health or physical fitness requirements for whitewater rafting in Moab?

We recommend guests be comfortable in the water and are capable of getting in and out of a raft. If you feel you may need assistance with paddling, please contact our storefront directly to inquire about paddle-assist options.

Can I bring my own life vest?

All guests are required to wear the life vests provided by our guides. Our jackets accommodate guests as small as 50Ibs and up to a chest circumference of 52 inches.

What lunch options are available to those with food allergies/restrictions?

Veggie burgers can be provided for guests upon request. There are also several salad bar options available to accommodate different restrictions. Please let us know if you have any allergies or restrictions in advance.

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