Colorado River Family Rafting 2 Day

Adventure Description

This great family expedition will accommodate children of all ages and people of all fitness levels. Folks can choose whether to paddle their own inflatable kayak, try paddling a raft as a family, or small children, and those who don’t want to paddle, can ride the mother raft with the Tag-A-Long guide. This is one of the most tremendous rafting camping trips Utah.

Adventure Level

Fitness Level: Average. Able to play and paddle in the water, but you don’t have to swim.

Close to Moab runs the Colorado River. Typically a stretch of river enjoyed as a day trip, however, join an opportunity to truly slow down to the pace of the river. Drink when you are thirsty, eat when the guide serves the meals, pay close attention to your loved ones and PLAY! We do not tackle a lot of river miles on purpose. There are good-natured rapids, easy to paddle, rolling and playful in their disposition yet give eager students the opportunity to learn to read and negotiate the river to maximize your Moab adventures. You can choose your own vessel, too: inflatable kayak, family paddle raft or the “mother” raft.

There are some stipulations for boat assignments that will require a closer look with your reservation. One inflatable per three to five participants is provided for the entire trip to share. Should you prefer to have an inflatable exclusively, you are required to rent.


Day 1 – Lunch & Dinner
You meet at Adrift Adventures’s Moab Utah office at 8:30 a.m. After a drive to the river, the expedition begins with a thorough safety discussion and instructions on handling your boat. This first day you’ll have an opportunity to get into the river as we float through a nice calm water stretch. Watch for Mule deer, jackrabbit, Great Blue Heron and Ravens living in this riparian belt. You’ll get basic paddling practice so you’ll be ready for the rapids tomorrow. It is always fun to explore a sand bar and make mud castles. Tonight we will set up camp as guides teach you and your family how to pitch tents, and learn about other camp systems. Dinner is our treat, a surprisingly delicious outdoor meal prepared by your guides. In the meantime, family fun continues: play Frisbee, horseshoes, or just relax by the riverside.

Day 2 – Breakfast & Lunch
After a hearty breakfast, we’ll hit the river and splash right into the bulk of the rapids today. The river rafting starts out small so you can slowly build your confidence. If you decide you don’t want to paddle, you can always ride the support raft with the guide.

You’ll enjoy more rapids, some more calm water and playful riffles. After lunch we arrive at our take-out point where vehicles will be waiting to drive us back to conclude an outstanding Moab adventure. You should arrive about 4:30 p.m. at the office.

Departs at 9:00 AM from the office in Moab, UT. Returns to Moab about 4:30 PM. Check-in the afternoon or evening prior to departure day for orientation and gear containers. Plan to meet 8:30 AM day of trip.

Trip Highlights

  • Active paddling river rafting
  • Gorgeous Utah canyon
  • Class I-II Rapids

Who Should Go

Family, people wanting a hands-on river experience, folks looking for some easy river rafting rapids and playfulness, kids camping for family fun.

What To Bring

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Dates Available

Departs every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday

April to October

Booking Request Form

$279.00 Adult
$179.00 Youth 5-17

$20.00/day single or double inflatable kayak
Camping gear (2 person tent and sleeping bag with pad) included

$100.00 deposit  per person due at the time of booking and is non-refundable within 60 days of the trips departure.  Balance due 60 days prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

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