Colorado River Family Rafting Scenic Splash 1/2 Day

Adventure Description

Each year thousands of guests take this barrel-of-fun ride down the Colorado River near Moab. If you’ve never rafted whitewater before, and would like a taste of the thrill, this is the perfect way to get your feet wet. You’ll ride through four moderate to small rapids, class I-II, and enjoy some of the best scenery in America. This is the section of river Walt Disney Company chose to film whitewater rapids!


Adventure Level

Not ready to tackle the big waves of Cataract and Westwater, but still want to have a fun day on some rapids while you’re out West? Take this full day or half day trip river rafting Utah on the Colorado River near Moab. You will pass some of the most spectacular scenery in America and enjoy some good rides on smaller waves. Perfect for families or first-timers!


Your day of fun on the river begins at 8:30 a.m. for the morning half-day and 11:30 a.m. for the afternoon half-day where you board shuttles for the scenic bus ride to the river “put in.” The morning half of your expedition takes you through a photographer’s paradise as you pass by Fisher Towers, Professor Valley, and stunning red rock formations such as the Nuns and the Priest and Castle Rock. You’ll be gazing out over landscape where many famous classic movies were filmed including John Wayne’s Fort Apache and Rio Grand. More recently, this area was the backdrop for City Slickers II and Larger Than Life. Your day flows into Onion Creek, Professor Creek, New Rapid and Ida Gulch in the a.m. In the p.m. half-day there are many unnamed smaller riffles and the tricky White’s Rapid. But don’t worry, your expert guide knows how to give you the best ride with the best safety measures! You’ll bounce and bubble over many more rapids and ripples during this playful expedition. Your schedule is leisurely with plenty of time for swimming and water fights before this perfect day on the Colorado River is over.

Half-Day Details

Check-in time: 8:15 a.m. Departure time: 8:30 a.m. Return time: 1:00 p.m. (lunch not included)

Check-in time: 11:15 a.m. Departure time: 11:30 a.m. Return time: 4:30 p.m. (lunch included)

Your half day micro-expedition on the Colorado River can begin in the morning or afternoon. Either way, you enjoy half of the full-day’s adventure, half of the rapids and most of the fun! You’ll splash along on the water, hit three or more class I – II rapids and a bunch more riffles. You’ll still have time to swim and play in the water and enjoy the awesome scenery you came here to see!

This trip departs daily and half-day micro-expeditions are also available departing morning or afternoons. Consider combining a half-day raft with another half-day offering :

Trip Highlights

  • Gorgeous scenery
  • Class I-II Rapids
  • Short Colorado River raft trip

Who Should Go

People of all ages, families with children weighing 40 pounds or more, people who want river rafting without fear, travelers with very little time, budget-minded adventurers, those who seek a Colorado River trip

What To Bring

Hat, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Lip Balm, Swim Wear, Light-Weight Long Sleeved Shirt (sun protection), Shoes that will stay on your feet and can get wet (no flip-flops). A refillable water bottle is nice to have, we carry plenty of water on the boats in large Gott jugs.

Dates Available

March to October

Rentals Available

Add an inflatable kayak for $20
(solo or tandem)

Booking Request Form

Morning 8:30am – 1:00pm
Afternoon 11:30pm – 4:30pm

$ 60.00 per Adult
$ 50.00 per Youth (4-17)

(Vegetarian, Gluten Free, and other dietary restrictions options available)

Cancellation Policy

(435) 259-8594

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