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1 Day Westwater Canyon

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What to Expect
The Colorado River is an integral part of America’s Wild West, as it’s carved a series of canyons and caverns through the heart of the red rock desert. Here in the Westwater Canyon section, outside the city of Moab, explore the river by whitewater raft along with an informative guide, who will relay the area’s history and tales as you splash for miles down the river. 

On this adventurous whitewater rafting trip from Moab, there’s the chance you could see petroglyphs carved in the rocks from the area’s original inhabitants, or old mining cabins, graves and caves that date to the old Wild West. As you pass an old-growth Cottonwood tree, look up towards the sky to look for bald eagles and they soar and coast on the breeze, and keep an eye out for otters and beavers as they splash and swim in the eddies. 

The tour itself begins in Moab where you’ll meet your professional guide, and receive an intro safety briefing to be fit with lifejacket and gear. From here, hop in the van to the ride to the put-in on a scenic section of river, where your guide will offer additional instruction about riding inside of the raft.  Once you’re ready, push off from the sandy bank and prepare to splash through the canyon.

Full-Day Rafting Trip with Lunch:On this full-day rafting tour of Westwater Canyon, you’ll splash through 12 different Class III and IV rapids such as famous 'Sock-It-To-Me.' The rapids are often the highest in early summer with all of the added melted snow. Your guide will be rowing the raft with oars, so you can just hang on for the ride, absorbing the desert scenery as you splash your way down the canyon.  In the middle of the day, your guide will paddle to a sandy riverbank in a calmer section of water, where you’ll enjoy a filling buffet lunch and can take a refreshing dip. From here, continue splashing your way downstream and listening to your echoes in the canyon,, before leaving the Colorado River behind for the comfortable drive back to Moab.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Adrift Adventures, 378 N Main St, Moab, UT 84532, USA
Departure Time
7:00 AM
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Local taxes
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Beverages (water & lemonade)
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Did the Westwater Canyon 1day tour with Everett as guide. He had great knowledge of geology and wildlife plus being very skilled with the raft. The rapids were great especially the Skull a class 4 rapid. We all got soaked but great fun. Very professionally done with attention to
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We had a fantastic time on our full day rafting trip with Adrift. There were four of us in our group but we were part of a larger group so had three rafts with us. Very professionally run trip. The guides were all excellent but a special shout out to Everett and Jaz who were
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We did the full day Westwater rafting trip. The owner, Mike spoke with my GF several times prior, as this was my Birthday gift. Mike was great, taking the time to give her all the information she needed. There were 10 of us on two rafts. Our guides were Everett and Levi.
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Our high school group from Wasatch Academy had an absolutely wonderful day on the river witH Adrift Adventures Moab! Our guides - Everett, Levi & Tyler - were professional and courteous; they did such a great job of creating a safe and memorable day for our students. We have
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We had a group of 10 with Levi... he had a ton of enthusiasm, handled the raft well and our tweens/teens loved it. My kids had whitewater rafted before in Costa Rica and I was worried this wouldn’t be exciting enough for them... but the rapids were A ton of fun. (Minor
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  • Duration: 10h
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  • Languages Offered: English
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