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Colorado River Westwater Canyon Rafting Overnighter 2 Day – (WA1)

Adventure Description

Tag-A-Long Expeditions understands you live a busy life and know that sometimes you may find it hard to make time for the good things in life. We’re here to help you make the most of your leisure time. In just two days we can deliver you into the heart of western American wilderness. An exciting day of rapids in Westwater Canyon will make you feel like you’ve just spent a week in the backcountry. You’ll encounter 12 agitated, brawling rapids in one of the more unusual canyons in the West.

Adventure Level

The Colorado is a wild and natural river in Westwater Canyon. There are no dams to artificially influence river flow. Westwater Canyon is an enigma on the Colorado River in that the rapids are great year round, which is why we call it the best! Westwater Canyon keeps you tumbling through rapid after rapid in the narrow, rocky canyon.

Two full days on the river in 12 of the most agitated, brawling rapids to be found in the West! And Tag-A-Long Expeditions is one of few to offer paddle boats. Details must be discussed with office staff.

April to mid-May

Rapids III-IV

Chilly water. Rapids are good.

Mid-May to late June

Rapids III-IV

Still too cold for little ones, but 12+ can come!

July to October

Rapids III-IV

Everybody come!

Itinerary

Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner

Upon meeting at 7:00 a.m. at the Tag-A-Long office, you’ll board vehicles for the ride to the river “put in” for Westwater Canyon rafting. At the river’s edge, your guide will give you a brief safety orientation, fit you with a life jacket and then, you’re off! Today we begin passing low grounds, making way to a fault-line in Wild Horse Canyon. Miner’s Cabin, a historic gold mining camp, is the first stop. This stretch of the river is also good for birding, as you scan the shore for blue heron and eagles. After lunch, we plunge into fast-moving waters. Below red rock canyon walls, black Vishnu Schist erupts from the very belly of the earth, squeezing the river into an even faster current that will explode into rapids tomorrow. After a day of getting thoroughly in tune with the river, we’ll make camp near the Little Dolores River. While you relax this evening, your professional guide prepares a scrumptious meal. Listen to the call of the wild while you camp under the stars.

Day 2 – Breakfast & Lunch

Breakfast is served on the banks of the Colorado River before we break camp. The guides have readied the boats for the rough and tumble ride through the rapids you’ll encounter today. Before you hit Marble Canyon Rapid, your guide will have told you stories of Outlaw Cave and all the folklore surrounding it. The next succession of rapids flaunts names like Big Hummer, Funnel Falls, Surprise, Skull and Sock It To Me! You’ll feel the punch of every one of them in the small raft. After all that action, you’ll be happy to leisurely row out of this stunning canyon while enjoying more birding, more history, and more geology with your naturalist guide as narrator.

Note: Rapids may be run on different days than those listed depending on water flow and camp availability.

Trip Highlights

  • Class III-IV rapids in a narrow, fast-running canyon
  • History, birding, geology
  • The BEST Colorado River whitewater rafting
  • Camping under the stars

Who Should Go

People wanting a true whitewater experience, people crunched for time

What To Bring

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Dates Available

Contact us for departure dates!

Rentals Available

Wet Suit – $10.86 per trip
Required until June 15th

Sleeping Bag w/Mattress – $30.95 per each

Tent – $35.84 per tent (sleeps 2)

Booking Request Form

$410.00 per Adult
$355.00 per Youth
(Plus $10.00 per person Government Use Fee)

Camping gear rentals available.

20% deposit due at the time of booking and is non-refundable. Balance due 30 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

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