DAY 1: Guests meet at 7:00 am at our office at 625 Riversands Road, where you can park your car at our enclosed property. 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. After everyone has arrived, you’ll load into comfortable vans and leave Moab around 7:30 am. Driving to the Westwater Ranger Station launch site takes approximately 1.5 hours. Your trip leader and guides will then give an orientation on river safety and load everything up to get underway. The rest of the day will be filled with exciting rapids, sightseeing, swimming, and relaxing, with a savory picnic lunch served riverside around noon. You will arrive at the takeout around 4:00 pm for a short drive to the night’s camp in view of the famous red rock Fisher Towers. A scrumptious dinner will be served around 6:30 pm and the evening activities might include star gazing, visiting around a campfire, or retiring early to dream of dancing waves.
DAY 2: After a hearty breakfast, you’ll spend the day floating through the majestic Fisher Towers and Castle Valley section of the Colorado River. These red rock mesas and brushy valleys were made famous by “Old West” movies, many starring John Wayne. You’ll have the option to run today’s rapids in inflatable kayaks while the larger rafts you used in Westwater Canyon carry gear and anyone who just wants to relax on the bigger boats. Leisurely floating, swimming and water fighting will fill up the rest of the morning and leave you hungry for lunch. Once you’ve finished the last crumbs of your tasty meal, a 20 minute ride to Moab will have you back at your car by 3:00 pm.
On a wilderness adventure, happiness is bringing less -- not more. The items on this list should meet your needs throughout your trip. 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.
- 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
- Pad or Cot for sleeping on
- 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
- Coast Guard Approved Type V lifejacket
- Small dry bag for use on the river during the day
- All rafting, safety, and camping equipment
- Transportation from our office in Moab to the river and back
- Hearty and delicious meals
- Cold water and lemonade on the boats
- The best licensed guides in the industry
- Memories to last a lifetime!
Our guides will handle all the camp chores, allowing you time for more important things -- like relaxing with a good book, playing games, soaking in the colors of the sunset, or just enjoying the camaraderie of new friends in a beautiful place. Camping gear is not provided on this trip, but can be rented with advance notice.