Our Westwater Canyon Raft Trip is the best short whitewater trip available in the West. This legendary canyon of powerful rapids and outstanding scenery is highly respected by river runners and professional guides alike. Westwater Canyon is one of the finest examples of "The Mighty Colorado." Our food is known for being among the best on the river! Juicy steaks, barbecued chicken, halibut, salmon, stir fry, fresh salads, and much more will tantalize your taste buds throughout your stay. Our experienced and friendly guides are proud to be your hosts and they will help provide a vacation you'll talk about and remember for years to come.Meets at 378 North Main Street in Moab, Utah. Check in the day before to collect the gear you will need to use for packing for this overnight adventure. Our office is open from 7 am to 7 pm (depending on the time of year).
Day 1: Starting on the Colorado RiverWe meet early the morning of departure at the Adrift Adventures office, located at 378 N. Main St. We then drive approximately 1.5 hours to Colorado to the launch site on the Colorado River, load the boats and head down stream. Once on the Colorado River, you will receive a river orientation and meet your other guides and fellow guests. The first part of this adventure places you in the midst of stark and dramatic desert landscapes.Today is a lazy day on the river as you adjust to the relaxed pace. You'll stop to hike as well as for lunch where you'll create your own deli masterpiece. This trip is designed for adventure seekers and canyon lovers and especially those looking for great rapids on a remote and regulated river. The number of people allowed to run the Westwater Canyon is strictly regulated, therefore keeping the number of people on the river to a very small number. This will allow for a better chance of seeing wildlife and just experiencing the true remoteness of Westwater Canyon.You will reach camp by early evening and enjoy a generous, delicious dinner prepared fresh by your guides. The camps on this stretch are large and offer a variety of great hikes.Potential Hiking Opportunities: Rattlesnake Canyon, Mee Canyon, Blackrocks, Knowles Canyon, and McDonald CanyonNote: Meals are served from a set daily menu, please tell us in advance if there are particular things you would prefer not to have. Day 2: Colorado River WhitewaterYou will wake with anticipation of the rapids downstream. After a healthy breakfast the guides take time to teach you how to enjoy the big rapids safely. Then the fun really begins. Here are the incredible rapids you have been waiting for: Little Hummer, Funnel Falls, Last Chance Rapid, and of course, the infamous Skull Rapid. Lunch is a fresh buffet on the riverbank. Soon, you are back on the river for another day staring at the handiwork of nature. You can feel yourself relaxing and slipping into 'river time.'There will be chance to swim and enjoy the river as you float out of Westwater Canyon. The ride back to Moab will be filled with stories of the hole in 'Sock-It-To-Me' and the beautiful sunset the night before. Each trip is different, as we have people join us from around the country as well as abroad. You'll meet everlasting new friends and establish a relationship with the river's romance. The van returns you to Moab approximately 5-5:30 PM (MDT).Potential Hiking Opportunities: Little Dolores Creek, Little Hole Canyon, and Outlaw Cave