Colorado River Family Rafting Scenic Splash 1 Day

Adventure Description

Each year thousands of guests take this barrel-of-fun ride down 13 miles of 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 six moderate to small rapids, class I-II, and enjoy some of the best scenery in America.¬†As the piece-de-resistance, enjoy a fabulous buffet lunch on a pristine sandy river beach. Moab days don’t get much better than this!

Adventure Level

Not ready to tackle the big waves of Cataract Canyon or Westwater Canyon 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 on the Colorado River near Moab. You will pass some of the most spectacular scenery in America, enjoy some good rides on smaller waves, and enjoy a tasty homemade picnic lunch on a river beach. Perfect for families or first-timers!


Your day of fun on the river begins at 8:30 a.m. in Moab where you board shuttles for the scenic 26-mile 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 introduces you to tricky White’s Rapid, Ida Gulch and New Rapid, three of the bigger rapids on this stretch of the river. 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 river trip. Your schedule is leisurely with plenty of time for swimming and water fights before this perfect day on the Colorado River is over.

Trip Highlights

  • Full day
  • Class I-II rapids
  • Gorgeous Moab river canyon
  • Picnic lunch in the most spectacular river canyon setting!

Who Should Go

People of all ages, families with children weighing 40 pounds or more, people who want a river trip without fear, travelers with very little time, budget-minded adventurers, first time rafters.

What To Bring

Hat with a brim, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Insect Repellent, Refillable Water Bottle, Shoes that will stay on your feet and can get wet (NO flip-flops), comfortable clothes you can get wet in, sun protection such as a light-weight, long sleeved shirt is also nice to have.

Dates Available

Trips depart daily March to October.

Rentals Available

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

Booking Request Form

$86.00 Adult

$76.00 Youth (4-17)

Cancellation Policy

(435) 259-8594

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