Class IV to Class V $925 Adult & $825 Youth

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cataract mapRaft the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon aboard the most exciting craft in river running, the whitewater RHIB (rigid hull inflatable boat). Spend two days and one night in the pristine wilderness of Canyonlands National Park. You will enjoy all that makes Cataract Canyon famous: great rapids, exploration of side canyons, hikes to prehistoric ruins and a camp-out under a canopy of stars.

Floating on the Colorado Rvier

Our first day takes us through calm water meandering along the Colorado River. We spend the day floating beneath towering canyon walls, and hiking to waterfalls or epic vistas. Be assured that by lunch you will be keeping time by the river. Late afternoons are great for relaxing in the shade of the boats bimini and watching the geologic formations pass you by in the warm desert air.

Along the banks of the Colorado River we make a simple and comfortable camp. Guides explain our minimum impact camping etiquette. A western style meal is prepared from fresh ingredients with the culinary expertise of a campfire cook. We fall asleep under the darkest skies, to the sounds of the river.

Big horn sheep pictographA hot cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast gets day two under way. Let’s run some whitewater! Thirty rapids, ranging in difficulty up to class V, roll through the canyon. Legendary rapids like the Big Drops, Mile Long, and Hell-to-Pay challenge river runners. The whitewater RHIB is unmatched in stability and excitement as we shoot the whitewater. This unique craft is a NAVTEC Expeditions exclusive.We’ll surf a wave here and there and play about in the currents and eddies, something only a RHIB is capable of.

Cataract Canyon has some of the biggest whitewater in the United States during the spring run-off in May and June. If you want wild rapids, that's the time to go. After July the water level drops, producing smaller but still thrilling whitewater.

We finish the rapids and head for Hite Marina on Lake Powell with time to reflect on the beauty and excitement of the trip. You then have three options; return to Moab by ground transportation, a 45 minute scenic flight, or have your personal vehicle shuttled to Hite for your arrival. Prices and timetables for the return options are listed below.

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Trip Details:

Your two-day Cataract Canyon expedition departs at 8:00 AM from the NAVTEC office in Moab. Please arrive at our office 15 minutes early to check-in. We'll shuttle by van to the put-in at Potash and hit the Colorado River by 9:00am. We arrive at Hite Marina at about 4:00 pm on day two. Two day Cataract Canyon trips operate March through October. Contact us for charter trips or special dates. Reservations are recommended, certain trip minimums apply.

2024 Dates: Tuesday & Friday Departures
  • March 15, 19, 22, 26, 29
  • April 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • May 3, 7, 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28, 31
  • June 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 21, 25, 28
  • July 2, 5, 9, 12, 16, 19, 23, 26, 30
  • August 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30
  • September 3, 6, 10, 13, 17, 20, 24, 27
  • October 1, 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
  • 8:00 AM -- departure from NAVTEC office
  • 9:00 AM -- launch at Potash boat ramp
  • 5:00 PM -- take out at Hite Marina on day 2
  • 6:00 PM -- arrive in Moab by charter flight
  • 8:30 PM -- arrive in Moab by ground tranportation
Cost: $925 Adult / $825 Youth (16 and younger) Govt fees not included
Hite return options:
  • Scenic flight from Hite to Moab $219/person + tax
  • Ground transportation from Hite to Moab $35/person + tax
  • Have your vehicle shuttled to Hite $250/vehicle + tax
  • Licensed experienced guide service
  • State of the art Whitewater RHIB
  • Ice water, lemonade, and breakfast drinks
  • All meals and snacks on the river
  • Coast Guard approved PFDs, river bags, and camera box
  • Ground transportation from our office to the river put in
  • Pick up from your motel or campground if needed
  • Wetsuit when conditions require
Not Included:
  • Gratuity to guide
  • Sleeping bag, pad, and ground cloth $13 rental + tax
  • Two man tents $20 rental + tax
  • Soft drinks (bring your own -- we provide a cooler and ice)
  • 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 (both pant and jacket)
  • Change of clothes
  • 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
  • Cell Phones and Camera, carried at own risk
  • Flashlight (extra batteries)
  • Small day pack
  • Toiletries, personal medicines, skin lotion, insect repellant
  • Camp clothes: t-shirt long pants socks, fleece jacket
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