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Colorado River Rafting, Utah

Add white water river rafting to your Utah vacation adventure. The whole family will enjoy a trip down the Colorado river though the beautiful red rock canyons of Utah. Raft through the rapids, swim in the calm waters, and watch for wildlife. For more adventure try an overnight trip or add other actives to your trip. Trips start and end in Moab, Utah. One-day trips include lunch.

Choose from many different river rafting companies located in Moab. Most trips are full or half-day with a few overnight rafting trips offered. The river includes beginner, intermediate, and expert sections.

There are two popular day trips: Fisher towers (Class II and Class III) and Westwater Canyon (Class III and Class IV). Prices range from $75 to $135 (for adults) depending on package. Rafting companies offer additional activities including:

  • Canyoneering
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • 4×4 Razor Tours

My son was looking for a trip out of Moab in June and, after doing some research, we choose Red River Adventures for his trip. Based on the advice of the owner, we choose the Fisher Towers one-day rafting trip down the Colorado River. His TripAdvisor review of Red River Adventures is below. Based on his experience with Red River Adventures and observations of other river rafting companies on the river, we highly recommend Red River over other rafting companies.

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Westwater vs Fisher Towers

  • Westwater is 17 miles long in total. The rapids make up only the middle 3.5 miles of the trip; the remainder is flat and great for kids.
  • The rapids on our Fisher towers trip are spaced more evenly throughout.
  • In June the water level gets so deep in the Westwater canyon that the rocks that cause the rapids are too far below the surface and can no longer make whitewater.
  • The drive to Fisher Towers is much shorter.
  • Westwater is usually done in 18’ oar boats. Guides row and you hang on; there is no paddling done by guests.
  • Fisher Towers is paddle raft and inflatable kayak friendly, meaning you get to participate by being part of the team getting the raft or kayaks downstream.
  • The rafts used on the Fisher Towers section are much smaller to ensure that the trip is as exciting as possible.
  • I will also say that the Fisher Towers section will be plenty big and incredibly fun. In my opinion there is no need to make the drive to Westwater when the Fisher Towers is rockin’.

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Great way to cool off on a hot day in Moab

My girlfriend and I rafted the full day Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River with Red River Adventures on June 25 which fed our adventurous appetites. It was a blast! It was my girlfriend’s first time white water rafting so it was perfect for first timers. There was plenty of splashy and smooth water to take in the sights of the canyon and jump off the boat to swim alongside it.

Other companies used much larger boats and the Others use 16, 18 and 20 foot rafts on the Fisher Towers we use 12 foot rafts. The difference is remarkable. Like driving a sports car rather than a school bus.

We were very impressed with the knowledge and experience of our guide Owen. He pointed out many of the sites and always had control of the boat. Lunch consisted of sandwiches made by our guides and was very delicious.

We had an amazing time and would recommend it to anyone of all skill levels. Hopefully we can get back to Moab to do more trips with them.

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