Want to know a locals-only secret?
The best way to view Moab’s one-of-a-kind landscape is through a whitewater rafting trip down the mighty Colorado River. This is a fun, safe adventure for all ages and ability levels on the Class II-III whitewater called the‘Daily’ section. With Paddle Moab, a qualified and experienced guide will lead you down the river, offer local insights to the area, and set-up a delicious deli-spread on a secluded sandy beach for lunch. Learn about the indigenous fish species such as the humpback chub, or keep your eyes peeled for a great blue heron basking on the shore. As you float through relaxing sections, try to spot iconic landmarks such as the Fisher Towers, Castleton or desert varnish.
Combining adventure, nature and a leave-no-trace policy, this scenic tour is unlike any other offered in
the area. The surrounding red rock canyons and mesas are sure to inspire a sense of awe, while the
thrilling rapids such as ‘New’ and “Whites’ will add excitement as your crew paddles through the gigantic
waves. During those hot summer days, an opportunity to take a swim right into the Colorado River will
be provided as well. A perfect activity for high temperatures!
Paddle Moab guides will be the first to say:
There is no wrong time of the year to go whitewater rafting.
With trips running from March to October, each season offers a unique perspective to one of the
richest rivers in North America. If you’re lucky, you might see Salt Wash flood red sediment into
the muddy Colorado River directly on the border of Arches National Park.
Don’t let your Moab adventure be limited to just the river – afterward, try out Paddle Moab’s guided
canyoneering or climbing trips to round-out your desert travels. Smiles from a lifetime worth of
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