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Colorado River Rafting: Cataract Canyon


Tuesdays April 3 through October 16

4 Day Price:
Adult $1549* to $1649
Youth $1449* to $1549

*Premier Pricing! Available when you're one of the first four people to book by March 31, 2018.

Prices subject to National Park Service approval

Deposit: $250
River rating: Class III to V
Min. age: 9 (16 during high water)
River miles: 96


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Colorado River Rafting Itinerary: Cataract Canyon - 4 or 5-Days

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Utah rafting trips on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon depart from the Moab, Utah airport. You’ll take a 40 minute bus ride to the launch site, “Potash”. Upon arrival at the Colorado River, you’ll meet your guides, board the rafts and set your mind for a fantastic white water rafting journey.

Hatch on the Colorado River

Your Colorado River rafting adventure begins in the placid waters of the Colorado. As you wind your way through the awesome canyon with all of it’s marvelous sights, you’ll gaze in wonder at the breathtaking vistas before you. There will be plenty of time for hiking to ancient Indian ruins and other points of interest. Many animals make their homes in this high desert habitat such as big horn sheep, mule deer, great horned owls, whiptail and collared lizards, to name a few. It’s likely you’ll see some pretty amazing wildlife in its natural habitat. Camping each night is in spacious camps overlooking the mighty river.

Hatch on the Colorado River

As we work our way deeper and deeper into the canyon, you can feel the excitement of white water ahead. Get ready to hang on tight! The whitewater you experience in Cataract Canyon rivals that of the Grand Canyon during spring peak run-off. If it’s wild rapids you want, reserve your spot for a trip in mid May to late June. The instream flows of Cataract Canyon will gradually decline as summer lengthens. Regardless of the dates you choose, Cataract is full of excitement. Famous rapids of Cataract Canyon include: Brown Betty, Mile Long and Big Drops I, II and III.

The last day is spent on Lake Powell, with time for swimming and savoring the last moments of a wonderful trip. Your journey ends at Hite Marina. From there, you’ll take an optional scenic charter flight back to Moab.

The total trip covers approximately 70 miles. On-river itinerary is determined by several factors, including length of trip, group preferences and camp proximity.