Reservation requests for the 2025 season can be made starting September 3rd at 8 am. Reservations requests for the 2024 are now being accepted only through the contact us form. Click on this banner for more information about the trips that are offered and how to request a reservation. Availability for Fisher Towers youth trips are noted under each trip description. Please read through all the information before contacting our office about reservations for next season.

Explore the Colorado River for the trip of a lifetime!

4-Day Cataract Canyon Expedition (4 days, 3 nights)

This is our most popular big water rafting trip for good reason: four days is the perfect amount of time to experience the best that Cataract Canyon has to offer. Days one and two we will motor the 49 miles of calm water to the confluence of the mighty Colorado and the Green Rivers. During these first two days you will enjoy some short interpretive hikes with your guides to some ancient Anasazi Petroglyphs. Day three you will run the rapids that have made this canyon famous. Day four will take us across Lake Powell to Hite Marina. Depending on your transportation option for the end of the trip you'll take a return flight to Moab with a bird's eye view of Canyonlands National Park or your vehicle will have been shuttled to the takeout where you can drive to other scenic points in the area before heading to your next destination.

What to Expect

DAYS 1-2: Guests meet at approximately 7:30 am at our office at 625 Riversands Road. We will give you an exact meeting time during check-in the day before your departure. Once your car is securely parked in our enclosed property, we recommend you leave your car keys behind in our office so they don’t take a swim if you do. If you don’t have a car, we can arrange transportation to our office. After everyone has loaded their bags, you’ll enjoy a scenic 30 minute ride to the launch site. Your trip leader and guides will then give an orientation on river safety and load everything up to get underway. The first two days invite relaxation as you motor through sculpted red sandstone cliffs, every bend bringing new spires, mesas, and canyon views. Along the way there will be plenty of breaks for swimming, relaxing and off-river hiking to Native American petroglyphs and other points of interest. You’ll pull into camp with plenty of time to set up a cozy home away from home as the guides prepare a scrumptious dinner.

DAY 3: After a night under some of the brightest stars in America, you’ll wake to a hearty breakfast and push off to begin the rapid section of the trip. Cataract Canyon proper begins with the confluence of the mighty Green and Colorado Rivers. You’ll feel the river’s personality change right away as it rushes through the boisterous waves of Brown Betty rapid and begins the 14-mile rapid stretch. After riding through the rip-roaring rapids that made this section famous, you’ll hear shouts of relief and excitement accompanied by dripping wet high-fives. This night at camp often features spirited retellings of the adventures of the day.

DAY 4: As you enter the waters of Lake Powell, you’ll have time for more relaxing, swimming, marveling at the majestic sandstone walls, and laughing with newfound friends. Early afternoon should see you at the Hite Marina area, unloading rafts and bidding farewell to your newfound friends. Guests taking the scenic charter flight option will empty their dry bags into duffles and fly back to Moab by approximately 4:00 p.m. Those having their car shuttled from Moab to Hite Marina will find them there ready to go.

What to Bring

On a wilderness adventure, happiness is bringing less -- not more. The items on this list should meet your needs throughout your trip. The night before departure, you will receive two dry bags for your gear: a small one for personal items you’ll want to access during the day, and a larger one to hold your camping gear and a change of clothes. The larger dry bag will be secured to the raft and inaccessible during the day. It will come with a sleeping bag, pad, and ground tarp already inside, leaving room for a small nylon gym bags’ worth of clothes (about 12”x12”x24” - be mindful of this limited space as you pack). Do not bring backpacks or suitcases to the river. Choose clothing that will keep you comfortable through a full day under the sun and can get wet. Most guests meet at our office ready for rafting, but a changing area and restrooms are available if you prefer to travel in regular clothing and change there.

Recommended Clothing:

  • Sun hat (and string to keep it from blowing off)
  • Quick drying shorts and/or swimming suit
  • T-shirts (Long sleeve is a good idea for sun protection in the hot summer months)
  • River sandals or two pairs tennis shoes (one to get wet, one for camp)
  • Lightweight long pants
  • Socks and underwear
  • Fleece jacket or sweatshirt
  • Rain gear

Recommended Personal Items:

  • Plenty of sunscreen and lip balm (at least SPF 15)
  • Body lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Biodegradable soap (such as Ivory)
  • Insect repellent (although the bugs are not bad in Westwater Canyon)
  • Small towel & personal hygiene items
  • Small pillow
  • Disposable moist towelettes
  • Kleenex (small travel packs)
  • Medication if needed
  • Extra pair prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Sunglasses with safety strap
  • Flashlight or headlamp with extra batteries
  • Sport water bottle
  • Camera with extra batteries and storage media
  • Money for T-shirts, maps, stops at stores and gratuities at the end of the trip
  • Medium Ziploc bags – 5 or 6 for handy storage
What we Provide
  • Coast Guard Approved Type V lifejacket
  • Small dry bag for use on the river during the day
  • Large dry bag to store things you’ll need at camp
  • All rafting, safety, and camping equipment
  • Transportation from our office in Moab to the river
  • Optional scenic flight back to Moab for an extra fee
  • Optional car shuttled to the take out for an extra fee
  • Cold water and lemonade on the boats
  • The best licensed guides in the industry
  • Memories to last a lifetime!
$1050 per person for group of 10 or more


This trip launches on Wednesdays May 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, August 7,


+ 5% NPS Access Fee
+ 5% NPS Access Fee

Price includes transportation to the river and camping equipment. Rates do not include guide gratuity or 5% NPS Access Fee and 5% Reservation Fee or transportation at the end of the trip.

"I am here in St. Louis in flesh, but my heart is still in Cataract Canyon. I cannot believe the fun we had. What a class act WWRE is!"

-Judith from Missouri