uptream river running whites rapid

Spring highwater only $100 Adult & $90 Youth

NAVTEC Expeditions is the only outfitter that runs the rapids of the Colorado River both upstream and downstream. The whitewater RHIB navigates the river with precision and style on this half-day tour running each rapid at least twice. Travel 45 miles through a red rock wilderness in a boat that screams fun. Departures in spring high water only (April into July, but varies from year to year).

pictographWe have the river to ourselves cruising along the boundary of Arches National Park. The anticipation builds as we approach our first rapid. Moving upstream in a RHIB is truly unique. The water pearls under the boat as we smoothly move up the rapids past rocks and waves. We stop for a break at the top of the whitewater across from the Fisher Towers.

Be prepared to be blasted by whitewater as we return back down the canyon. When we run a particularly fun rapid, look out, we might do it again. Once the fun-meters have been reached we begin our return to Moab. This is the best half-day Moab rafting tour available. Many of our half-day RHIB clients find the time to join us the following day in Cataract Canyon.

Going against the current on the Colorado River

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Trip Details:

Your half-day RHIB trip departs at 8:00 AM, or 2:00 PM. Meet us at the NAVTEC Expedition office 15 minutes prior to your departure. We are located at 321 N. Main St. Moab, Utah. We have plenty of parking for your convenience. Pick-up from local hotels, motels, and campgrounds is also available upon advance request. We will take you to the river “put-in” for your trip and return you when the trip ends. Trips operate during Spring highwater only. Reservations are required.

Trips Operate:
  • in Spring highwater only
Times:
  • 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM -- Morning departure
  • 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM -- Afternoon departure
Cost: $100 Adult & $90 Youth (16 and under)
Included:
  • Whitewater RHIB
  • Ice water & lemonade
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets, river bags and camera box
  • Ground transportation from our office to the river put-in and return
  • Pick-up from your motel or campground, if needed
  • Parking available at the NAVTEC office
  • Licensed experienced guide service
Not Included:
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • Rainsuits (it's going to get wet)
  • Sturdy footwear, please no flip flops
  • Reusable water bottle (we have the refills)
  • Camera (carried at own risk)
  • Gratuities to guides
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottle (we have the refills)
  • Sturdy footwear, please no flip flops
  • Light colored quick dry clothing (not cotton)
  • Rainsuit (it's going to get wet)
  • Change of cloths
  • Swim suit or fast drying shorts
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hat with a visor (a must for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with securing strap
  • Camera, carried at own risk
Reserve Today! RESERVATIONS & CANCELLATIONS: Call us at 1-800-833-1278
  • Our friendly staff will assist you with your reservation and deposit. If you are not able to call, email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up a reservation.
  • $15 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 2 days prior to trip departure.
  • Cancellations made 48 hours or more prior to departure receive a full refund less a $10 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 48 hours of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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