DAY 1: 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 when you arrive at the launch site. After an orientation on river safety, you’ll push off into the flowing water and get underway. Swimming breaks, splashy water fights, and relaxing under the sun will take up the rest of the day as you float toward camp. You’re welcome to take a little hike or participate in other group activities as the guides cook up a hearty dinner. After dinner, our talented guides may entertain you with campfire guitar songs or start a rousing game like 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: After a tasty hot breakfast, you’ll push off to enjoy the splashy rapids and magnificent scenery of the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. 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. This evening’s activities are set aside for your group to have their own quiet program, devotional or fireside. Let our guides know if you would like their help or participation to make this a treasured experience.
DAY 3: This day may not hold the exciting rapids of the day before, but you’ll find plenty of excitement in water fighting, floating, and swimming through the final stretch. Buses will meet you at the take-out for the short ride back to Moab, where a tasty fresh lunch will be waiting.
On a wilderness adventure, happiness is bringing less -- not more. 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, with your name on it. 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.
- Lightweight long pants
- 1-2 Quick drying shorts
- Light weight Long sleeve or rash guard (on the river sun protection)
- Sunglasses (a strap is handy but not completely necessary)
- Sun hat (and string to keep it from blowing off)
- River sandals or two pairs tennis shoes (one to get wet, one for camp)
- Socks and underwear
- Rain Poncho
- Sweatshirt or light jacket if early summer trip
Recommended Personal Items:
- Plenty of sunscreen (SPF 15-50 lotion is the best, please DO NOT bring spray sunscreen)
- Lip balm (spf 15-30)
- Body lotion/After Sun care
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Disposable moist towelettes
- Tissue or roll of toilet paper (toilet paper is provided in the campground toilets)
- Medication if needed
- Extra pair prescription glasses or contact lenses
- 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
- Feminine Hygiene products
- Hand Sanitizer
- Biodegradable Soap
- Small Towell
- Hair Ties
Necessary Camping Equipment
- Sleeping Bag
- Small Pillow
- Tarp or Ground Cloth
- Pad or cot (the ground is very hard)
- Flat sheet for sleeping when the weather is warm
- Camp chair (if there is space in the trailers)
- Insect Repellant
For large groups all go at the youth rate. The 4% Access Fee is waived if you pay your balance due by check 45 days before your launch date. The Access Fee is not waived when balance due payments are made by credit card. Currently the calendar shows no availability for 2021 as we are not able to update the online calendar at this time. To request a date use the Contact Us form on our website. In the comments section please include your group name, type of group (Young Women, Young Men, Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts, Family, Friends etc), estimated number in your group, the trip you are requesting, and the top three choices of dates.