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Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab

  • Full-day rafting trip through Cataract Canyon, from Moab
  • Enjoy the combination of thrills and relaxation of traveling on a motorized raft with an expert guide
  • Run more than 30 white-water rapids rated up to Class V
Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab
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Cataract Canyon Rafting Adventure from Moab
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In Canyonlands National Park, there’s a rugged beauty to the natural surroundings unlike anywhere else in the country, where the reddish brown rocks and enveloping silence create an isolated amphitheater of calm. That is, of course, unless you’re shrieking and smiling while splashing down Class V rapids as you raft through Cataract Canyon. On this 100-mile (160-km) full-day journey experience unforgettable scenery from the seat of a motorized raft. Able to handle both whitewater and flat water, this raft is the perfect method of transport for rafting in Canyonlands National Park.
What to Expect
For a Canyonlands adventure you’ll never forget, raft the rapids of the Colorado River on an RHIB, or rigid hull inflatable boat, which can not only motor through the calm sections of river and offer a scenic cruise, but can handle rapids that swell to Class V during early summer snow melts. Hold on tight as you splash through rapids with names like Big Drop and Hell-to-Pay, and even during fall when the river isn’t as high; the whitewater sections are still wild enough for a thrilling, heart-pounding journey. 

On the calmer sections of river you can swim or relax on the riverbank, and, if you choose to spend a night on the river, hike to waterfalls up hidden canyons to continue your Utah adventure. Throughout the journey your guide will both keep you safe and provide details on the park, from the wildlife, geology, landscape and history of the canyons to the rocks all around you. Read the Itinerary for full details on the tour options.
Reviews (16)
1 - 5 of 15 reviews
Reviewed September 17, 2018
4 Day Cateract Canyon trip

Our guide Jonah was excellent. He worked hard to make the trip enjoyable for us. We would love to go with him again. The company (NAVTEC) was not very impressive. Better standardization and quality control is needed. We were surprised at how poor it is.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Knut A
Reviewed September 2, 2018
Amazing landscape but don't expect any thrill by August's low water

We have booked a 2 days Cataract Canyon trip and expected level 4-5 rafts. We called one week prior to reach Moab to understand the difficulty/danger level (for insurance purpose) based on current water conditions and the receptionist reiterated the challenging character of the trip....More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Marina J
Reviewed August 2, 2018
Epic Day

My family including two teenage children joined the one day Cataract Canyon Adventure. Because the Colorado River is running shallow north of Moab we started the raft ride further downstream. The big treat was an breathtaking early morning ride with spectacular scenery down the Shafer...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank famscha2017
Reviewed July 17, 2018
Waves of fun with Cap'n Brian

My family embarked on a motorized raft trip down Cataract Canyon with Navtec in mid-July 2018. The river was low but spirits were high. We began our journey by meeting up in Moab, and we were driven down through Canyonlands to a primitive site called...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Ali P
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile
Great outfit

Seven of us (4 adults and 3 kids) booked an overnight trip from Moab to Lake Powell. Everything went off without a hitch. Despite challenging water levels, our guides Brian and Gunner (Gunnar?) did an excellent job and made it enjoyable. The scenery was amazing,...More

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