Utah White Water Rafting

Moab, Utah is home to the most popular rafting trips in Utah - and The West. With so many other day-trip adventures, Western River created Moab Adventure Center to be the One Stop for Adventure in Moab. The Colorado River flows past Arches National Park in Moab, Utah, where we offer guided van tours with plenty of "get out and see" built into the itinerary. Of course there are morning, mid-day and full day rafting trips on the Colorado's "Daily Section" or a full-day whitewater romp down Westwater Canyon (named the west's best short whitewater trip by National Geographic Adventurer) or take longer multi-day trips just outside of Moab in Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park, or the Green River through Desolation Canyon.

What else is there to do in Moab while you're here for your rafting trip? Let's see if we can list them all in one breath: Horseback Riding like old John Wayne, Stand-up Paddleboarding down the Colorado, or up the Colorado on a Splash & Spin Jetboat ride - or downstream into canyonlands on a speedy-but-peaceful Jetboat journey, or a Hot Air Balloon ride over spectacular red rock formations, or doing the same on a zip line course built into the stone fins and domes, or crawling over those domes in Hummers or Jeeps, or climbing or rapelling down the hidden canyons on a Canyoneering adventure... or, what did we miss? [breath] Dinosaur and rock museums? Mountain Biking? Did we mention that Moab is the Mountain Biking Mecca where the sport got popularized in the early 1980's? [breath] Ropes Courses? Hiking just about anywhere, or renting a Jeep for the day and going farther into the canyon country than you ever thought possible... Whew! And no matter where you go, it's all gorgeous - especially at sunrise and sunset! It's ALL breathtaking!

Westwater Canyon, Colorado River

Westwater One Day

Experience the "West's best short whitewater trip", as named by National Geographic Adventurer magazine.

  • Trip Length: 1 Day
  • Minimum Age: 12-15
  • Season: April-September
  • Intensity Level: Hard
Full Day rafting the Colorado River near Moab, Utah

Colorado River Full Day

Experience a full day of world famous scenery, exclusive hot barbeque lunch at a riverside ranch, and moderate whitewater.

  • Trip Length: 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate
Splashy fun on the Colorado River, Moab Utah

Colorado River Morning Half Day

Sample the thrill and scenery of the Colorado River with this AM half-day adventure. Raft from Fisher Towers to Ida Gulch.

  • Trip Length: 8:00am - 12:30pm
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate
Colorado River rafting near Moab, Utah

Colorado River Mid-Day Rafting

Raft the Colorado River from Ida Gulch to the BLM takeout on our PM half-day trip. Enjoy an exclusive hot barbeque lunch!

  • Trip Length: 10:45am - 4:00pm
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate
Drifting in Desolation Canyon, Utah

Green River, Desolation Canyon 5 Day Trip

With more mild to moderate rapids, this is the perfect trip to try an inflatable kayak, or paddle raft. Enjoy amazing scenery and human history in Desolation Canyon.

  • Trip Length: 5 Day
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: May-July
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate
Canyonlands National Park, Cataract Canyon

Cataract Classic 4 Day Trip

Cataract Canyon is a Southwest classic in the heart of Canyonlands National park. Hikes from the Colorado River to amazing views, petroglyphs, and waterfalls abound...and the rapids? Why do you think they call it "Cataract" Canyon? Return flight over Canyonlands is included!

  • Trip Length: 4 Days
  • Minimum Age: 10-12
  • Season: May-August
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Cataract Canyon 2 Day Rafting

Cataract Express 2 Day Trip

Want to explore the Desert Southwest, and experience the thrill of rapids of Cataract Canyon, but limited on time? This is the perfect trip for you!
  • Trip Length: 2 Days
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Season: May-July
  • Intensity Level: Moderate
Window Arch, Arches National Park

Southwest Sampler 4 Day Trip

Enjoy the first 2 nights in the charms of Moab's Gonzo Inn while exploring the world famous landscape by day on a Hummer Safari and a Tour of Arches N.P. Then take an overnight rafting trip on the Colorado River!

  • Trip Length: 4 Days
  • Minimum Age: 5
  • Season: May-August
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate
Colorado River near Moab, Utah

Westwater Multi-Sport 4-Day

Experience the mighty Colorado River, a Hummer Safari, and 3 nights stay at the elegant Red Cliffs Lodge.

  • Trip Length: 4 Days
  • Minimum Age: 12
  • Season: May-September
  • Intensity Level: Hard
Hummer Safari in Moab

Moab Hummer Safari

Explore the rugged Moab, Utah backcountry on ancient petrified sand dunes in the world's most serious 4x4 vehicle. Choose from a variety of times and lengths.

  • Trip Length: 2-4 Hours
  • Minimum Age:
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level:
Delicate Arch, Arches National Park

Arches National Park Tours

Explore one of the Nation's most unique Parks with a guided, even air conditioned tour. Choose from a van tour or hike the maze-like Fiery Furnace area.

  • Trip Length: 4-5 Hours
  • Minimum Age:
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level:

Canyoneering & Climbing

See the hidden side of the desert canyons with a rappel into Ephedra's Grotto, or learn what rock climbing is all about - all with expertly guided instruction.

  • Trip Length: 4-5 Hours
  • Minimum Age: 5-10
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate

Hot Air Ballooning

Glide silently up and over sandstone cliffs and spires near Arches National Park, Utah. Every flight is a unique adventure!

  • Trip Length: 3.5 Hours
  • Minimum Age: 6
  • Season: March-October
  • Intensity Level:

Moab Mountain Biking

Moab, Utah is the ultimate playground for mountain biking, Famous "slickrock" and desert single-track trails on the Intrepid Trail, marked with stunning vistas makes it unforgettable.

  • Trip Length: 4-5 Hours
  • Minimum Age: 5-15
  • Season: March-November
  • Intensity Level: Mild-Moderate

Colorado River Jetboat Tours

Explore the calmer side of the Colorado River on a variety of informative Jetboat Tours. See what Canyonlands N.P. is like from the river's perspective!

  • Trip Length: 4-5 Hours
  • Minimum Age: 4
  • Season: March-November
  • Intensity Level: Mild

Moab Scenic Flights

Sometimes the best way to explore the twisted landscape is to get above it. Scenic (return) flights are included with the Cataract Classic trip with Western River Expeditions.

  • Trip Length: 1 Hour
  • Minimum Age:
  • Season: January-December
  • Intensity Level:

Horse Back Riding

Ride the trails like old John Wayne through scenery that puts you right back in the old west - or like any of the old western films shot in the iconic Castle Valley area.

  • Trip Length: 2 Hours
  • Minimum Age: 8
  • Season: March-November
  • Intensity Level: Mild

Moab Jeep Rental

A Jeep can't take you everywhere in Moab... but pretty darn close! 2 door Jeep Wrangler rentals come with trail maps for exploring.

  • Trip Length:
  • Minimum Age: 25
  • Season: January-December
  • Intensity Level: