Cataract Canyon & Needles $1495
Relaxation, excitement, and inspiring vistas are enjoyed as our professional guides seamlessly blend the legendary Cataract Canyon and the surreal rock formations of the Needles into the perfect vacation getaway. A five day expedition that will leave you with a sense of a freedom and breathtaking backcountry memories.
Hop aboard the raft and the 2000 foot canyon walls ramp up as we make our way to Cataract Canyon. The Colorado River meanders calmly for the first fifty miles. Optional interpretive hikes explore archeological ruins and magnificent side canyons.
We camp on one of the river's sandy beaches. You can relax and enjoy the sunset as your guides cook a hearty western-style meal over an open fire.
The next day we pass the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers. Let the whitewater begin. We navigate such legendary rapids as Mile Long, Ben Hurt, and Hell-To-Pay, before arriving at the granddaddy of them all -- the Big Drops. Our row boats provide for an excellent ride and great fun though the whitewater rapids.
After an action-packed day we arrive at camp for another delicious riverside meal. We leave the dizzying canyon walls below us as we fly from Hite Marina to the remote Needles District. Here, you'll meet your 4WD guide for another two nights, and begin the backcountry overland segment of your trip.
We'll travel deep into the Needles country following a rugged trail over Elephant Hill. You'll be amazed at the beauty of this unlikely landscape. We'll hike through the narrows of the Joint Trail en-route to spectacular Chesler Park.
You'll visit the Confluence Overlook, a high vantage point which you'll remember from your raft trip just days before. We'll visit numerous archeological sites along with other short hikes into exciting canyons.
Canyonlands National Park along with its beautiful beaches, whitewater rapids, geologic oddities and historic sites is the ultimate adventure. Only NAVTEC Expeditions offers this trip of a lifetime. Join us into a canyon wilderness that is beautiful beyond description!
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Your five-day Canyonlands Classic Expedition begins at 8:00 AM at the NAVTEC office in Moab. Please arrive at our office 15 minutes early. After two nights on the river we fly from Hite Marina to Monticello for 2 more nights in the Needles. Trip departure dates detailed below. All transportation included. Reservations required. Contact us for charter trips or special dates.
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321 North Main Street
Moab, Utah 84532
Call toll free: 1-800-833-1278
In Moab: 435-259-7983
NAVTEC Expeditions three generations of experience shows not only in our guiding, but in how we interact with our guests and the natural world. Our professional guides see to it that you get the most out of your trip without the stress. Their affable manners and leadership provide you the opportunity to experience the awesome nature of Canyon Country. Giving you a safe and enjoyable vacation is our highest priority.