Rafting in Westwater Canyon

Class III to Class IV $345 Adult & $295 Youth

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Proposed "Wild & Scenic River" Join us on a two day river trip down the mighty Colorado River through Westwater Canyon. Experience great whitewater rapids in a steep narrow gorge. You'll run Funnel Falls, Sock-It-To-Me and the formidable Skull Rapid. At night you'll relax over a gourmet dinner with the rivers soothing sounds.

Sock it to me rapidA classic canyon of the American southwest, Westwater Canyon protects our wild west heritage with old mining cabins, petroglyphs, and an outlaw grave. Old growth Cottonwood trees provide roosts for Bald Eagles. River Otters are often spotted playing in eddies, and beaver can be heard slapping their tails after dark.

We'll stop for lunch on the river's edge where your guide will serve a tasty buffet style picnic. After eating we prepare for the big whitewater with an in-depth safety talk. One of the great characteristics of Westwater Canyon is that the rapids are good at almost any water level. So, no matter what time of year you'll encounter exciting whitewater that demonstrates the power and magic of the Colorado River.

Camping in Westwater CanyonAs evening invades the canyon we set camp along the river. A western style meal is prepared by boatmen over the embers of an open fire. Later, fresh baked dessert in a dutch oven will be the touch to end a perfect day. We have some of the darkest skies in the country and on a clear summer night the Milky Way is a prominent and beautiful sight.

Morning brings a hot cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast. We load the boats and continue along the Colorado River for another great day. We'll pass Postcard Alley on our way to Professor Valley where moderate rapids await us. Some river runners try inflatable kayaking. Others relax on the oar boat and take in the scenery that has made this area world famous. Contact our office to arrange this remarkable two day trip.

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Trip Details:

Your two-day Westwater expedition departs 8:00 AM from NAVTEC Expeditions. Our office is located at 321 N. Main Street in Moab, UT. Please arrive 15 minutes early to check in. After two days on the river we return to our office at about 5:00 PM. Trip departure dates are listed below. Contact us for charter trips or special dates. All ground transportation is included. Reservations are required.

2016 Dates:
  • March 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • April 4, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27
  • May 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, 23, 26, 30
  • June 2, 9, 13, 16, 23
  • July 1, 7, 14, 20, 21
  • August 1, 8, 10, 15, 17, 25, 29
  • September 2, 5, 7, 14, 16, 19, 29, 30
  • October 1, 4, 7, 8, 11, 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29
Times:
  • 8:00 AM -- departure from NAVTEC office
  • 10:00 AM -- put-in for Westwater Canyon
  • 5:00 PM -- approximate return to Moab on day 2
Cost: $345 Adult & $295 Youth (Govt use fee not included)
Included:
  • Oar boat and paddle raft options depending on availability
  • Inflatable kayak on day two (must specify during reservation)
  • All meals and snacks while on the river
  • Ice water, Lemonade, and breakfast drinks
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets, river bags and camera box
  • 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:
  • Gratuity to guide
  • Two man tents $20 rental
  • Sleeping bag, pad, and ground cloth $13 rental
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • Signature on required "Acknowledgement of Risk" form
  • Wetsuit (required on certain trips)
What to bring:
  • Reusable water bottle (we have the refills)
  • Sturdy footwear, please no flip flops
  • Light colored quick dry clothing (not cotton)
  • Rainsuit (both pant and jacket)
  • Change of cloths
  • Spring and Fall base layers: long johns, sweater, polartec, wool
  • Spring and Fall: warm hat, gloves, jacket and dry shoes
  • Swim suit or fast drying shorts
  • Long sleeve shirt if you're sensitive to the sun
  • Sun screen and lip balm
  • Hat with a visor (a must for sun protection)
  • Sunglasses with securing strap
  • Camera, carried at own risk
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Small day pack
  • Toiletries, personal medicines, skin lotion, insect repellant
  • Camp cloths: t-shirt long pants socks, fleece jacket
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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.
  • $100 per person deposit is required to confirm space on the trip. Your balance or final payment is due no less than 30 days prior to trip departure. Reservations made within 30 days of departure require payment in full when the trip is booked.
  • Cancellations made 31 or more days prior to departure receive a full refund less a $50 per person cancellation fee. Sorry no refunds within 30 days of departure WITHOUT EXCEPTION.
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