Best Scout Trip Ever!

Fisher Towers 3 Day/ 3 Night Scout Adventure (3 days, 3 nights)

Scouts can earn the Whitewater, Rowing, and Kayaking Merit Badges in classes taught by our guides who are Merit Badge counselors registered with the Utah National Parks Council. The group will have ample opportunities to practice their newfound skills during quiet float sections and exciting rapid stretches -- but there will still be plenty of down time for water fights, swim breaks, and generally having a blast outside!

What to Expect

DAY 1 (Tuesday): Groups meet at 9:30 am at our office at 625 Riversands Road, where you can park your car at our enclosed property. Sleeping bags, tents, and other personal items you don’t need on the river will be packed into a large trailer that will meet you in camp. Once you are checked in and your car is secure, we recommend you leave your car keys behind in our office so they don’t take a swim if you do. The trip begins with a beautiful 60-min drive along the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway, a stretch of highway famous for its breathtaking views of sandstone cliffs, desert valleys, and lush river bottoms. You’ll find a refreshing cold cut sandwich lunch waiting at the launch site. After an orientation on river safety, you’ll push off into the flowing water and get underway. During the first afternoon, you'll cover many of the basic requirements for the Whitewater, Rowing, and Kayaking Merit Badges. There will also be time for swimming, splashy water fights, and relaxing under the sun. Once in camp, you'll set up your sleeping arrangements and relax, hike, or play games while the guides cook up a hearty dinner. Afterward, the guides may help Scouts work on Merit Badge requirements, break out the guitar for campfire songs, or start a rousing game of Capture the Flag. Some guests choose to cozy up inside their tents, but you’re free to sleep under the stars in nice weather.

DAY 2 (Wednesday): After a tasty hot breakfast, you’ll break camp and push off to enjoy the splashy rapids and magnificent scenery of the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Through the rapids, Scouts will test their new skills and pass off additional merit badge requirements. Your guides will prepare a refreshing buffet-style lunch riverside. Winding canyon views and a sandy beach for playing will finish off the day as you drift into camp. Everyone will then help load the boats onto trailers so they're ready for the next day. After dinner, many troops set aside time for a quiet program, devotional or fireside. Guides are always willing to help out with evening activities.

DAY 3 (Thursday): Relax and leave camp set up this morning; after breakfast you'll catch a bus back to the beginning of yesterday's rapids. Running the rapid section twice gives Scouts even more time to polish their skills and complete on-river Merit Badge requirements. Back in camp, the Scouts will finish up any requirements while leaders take a shuttle back to Moab to retrieve the troop's vehicles.

Friday Morning: After breakfast, you're free to pack up and head out. Many troops round out their Moab experience by stopping to hike in Arches National Park, ride mountain bikes, visit historic downtown, or participate in other adventures on their way home.

What to Bring

Bring enough BLUE MERIT BADGE CARDS for your group!

The items on this list should meet your needs throughout your trip. Please pack everything in a soft bag, such as a duffel or laundry bag. Place things that may spill in individual plastic baggies, and wrap breakables in soft items (or better yet, leave them at home). Keep in mind that the things in your camp bag will NOT be with you while you’re on 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:

  • Sleeping bag*
  • Sleeping pad*
  • Ground cloth*
  • Tent (optional)*
  • Plenty of sunscreen and lip balm (at least SPF 15)
  • Body lotion
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • 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
  • Camera with extra batteries and storage media
  • Money for T-shirts, maps, and gratuities at the end of the trip
  • Medium Ziploc bags – 5 or 6 for handy storage

* If you do not wish to bring your own camping gear, you can rent from us for a small cleaning fee. Cost is $10/night for a sleeping bag and pad, and $10/night for a 2-person tent.

What we Provide
  • Coast Guard Approved Type V lifejacket
  • Souvenir water bottle to you on the river and take home with you
  • Small dry bag for use on the river during the day
  • All rafting and safety equipment
  • Transportation from our office in Moab to the river and back
  • Hearty and delicious meals
  • Cold water and lemonade on the boats and in camp
  • The best licensed guides in the industry that are merit badge certified
  • Memories to last a lifetime!
    Trip Departs every Tuesday, June - August
    Adults: $187 + 3% Access Fee
    Youth (): $187 + 3% Access Fee
    The 3% Access Fee is waived if you pay your balance due by check 30 days before your launch date.

Check Availability

To request a reservation for the 2018 rafting season please send an email to with your top 3 choices for dates along with your group name, number of participants, and the type of group you will be bringing (scouts, Girls Camp, or both boys and girls). If you would like to save a little on the cost of the trip a 3% discount will be given if you pay your balance due 30 days before your launch date by check.

"Once again our experience was Excellent! You deliver a "12" on a scale of 1-10. Thank you for a super fun week. Our Guide Team was awesome. They were very attentive, fun, and tended to our groups every need."

-Rich from Lehi, Utah