Most Popular Youth Conference Trip!

Fisher Towers Super Group Expedition

This trip is specifically designed to suit the needs of LDS Youth Conference, Girls Camp, YM High Adventure and Young Single Adult groups. Youth have a blast rafting with their friends and taking in the scenery during the day, and leaders often set aside evenings for energetic games, team-building activities, lively talent shows, or uplifting devotionals. The backdrop of wide, glittering night skies and massive canyon walls can open the soul up to powerful experiences that leave deep impressions.

We’ve heard some say, with tears in their eyes, that this has been the best experience of their lives -- and we feel fortunate to be a part of making it all happen. We take care of all the camping and river logistics so that leaders can relax, have fun, and accomplish their group goals. Our guides are outgoing and spiritual young adults who will do everything they can to help you create the most memorable experience possible.

What to Expect

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. Comfortable buses will meet you at the take-out for the short ride back to Moab, where a tasty fresh lunch will be waiting.

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. 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.

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

What we Provide

  • Coast Guard Approved Type V lifejacket
  • Souvenir water bottle to use 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
  • Memories to last a lifetime!
    Every Monday and Thursday from mid-May to mid-August
    Adults: $157 + 3% Access Fee
    Youth (4-17): $157 + 3% Access Fee
    The 3% Access Fee is waived if you pay your balance due by check 45 days before your launch date.

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"Great Trip! Our guide really engaged with our group and added a spiritual experience to help our youth see the bigger picture. Our kids said it was the BEST Youth Conference ever. "

- Matt from Orem, Utah