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OARS Canyonlands Rafting

2540 S Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532-3463
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desolation canyon

we had an amazing father-son trip to desolation canyon with OARS. The guides (Lars, Addie, Ally... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
marksS8498XM
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Santa Barbara, California
FANTASTIC Staff, very good 6-day trip to Cataract Canyon

We had done a lot of day-rafting, but this was our first multi-day trip, in late May. The weather... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
michael g
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O.A.R.S. Utah whitewater rafting on the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon and San Juan River rafting rival whitewater destinations like the Grand Canyon and Colorado rafting trips through Dinosaur National Monument. O.A.R.S. also offers lodge-based Utah vacation packages combining horseback riding, hiking and swimming with Colorado River rafting. Explore Canyonlands & Arches National Parks on our 1-Day guided sightseeing vehicle tours. Our guides will take you up the Shafer Trail Switchbacks and into the Island in the Sky District of Canyonlands National Park in our air conditioned 4x4 SUV's, or travel deep into Arches National Park to view dinosaur tracks and hike to Eye of the Whale Arch and enjoy an interpretive visit to a few of the best spots for photos like Double Arch & Delicate Arch.
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“yampa river” (6 reviews)
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Hours Today: 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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2540 S Highway 191, Moab, UT 84532-3463
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Reviewed 3 days ago

we had an amazing father-son trip to desolation canyon with OARS. The guides (Lars, Addie, Ally, and Dave G) were awesome. the scenery was spectacular. food was excellent. it was our first rafting trip and the staff were terrific. OARS is a well-oiled machine. they...More

Thank marksS8498XM
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had done a lot of day-rafting, but this was our first multi-day trip, in late May. The weather was hot and sunny every day and cool every night. 3 days flat water, 1 day hiking, and 2 days rapids. The pace was leisurely and...More

Thank michael g
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a wonderful trip. What a great way to see Cataract Canyon. Our guides Christian, Scott and Mike were great and they are good cooks. The meals were good and a different variety. Our trip was 4 days/3 nights thru Cataract Canyon. The trip...More

Thank Renee P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My two adult daughters and I did the 4 day float right after Memorial Day. It was a wonderful, wonderful experience. This river is the only Colorado tributary without a dam, and it feels so wild and unspoiled. We saw bighorn sheep with lambs, a...More

Thank 50andfun
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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS Canyonlands Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for rafting with us on the Yampa River and for the nice review of your adventure! We appreciate the recommendation!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our 1st family multi day rafting trip and it was awesome! The 3 day San Juan River trip gave us a great combination of rafting, hiking, and viewing of Native American rock art and cliff dwellings. The inflatable kayaks were a hit with...More

Thank Kevin C
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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS Canyonlands Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for this review, Kevin! Great to hear you and your family enjoyed your San Juan River adventure! Just give us a call when you're ready to travel with us again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The first three days we motored many hours. At each camp the guests ran to claim a campsite. Several times the placement of the groover/toilet forced guests to move their campsite. The safety talk was long and done immediately before the rapid morning, the chairs...More

Thank sarahandartemis
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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS Canyonlands Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for sharing your feedback, sarahandartemis. We apologize that our trip didn't meet your expectations and appreciate the opportunity to improve our guest experience in other areas. Glad you enjoyed the tent and bedding though!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took the 6-day Cataract Canyons trip in May, 2018. The trip was majestic and far exceeded my expectations. We hiked, kayaked, and ran some amazing rapids guided by our skilled guides - Mike Quigley, Bross, Ryan, and Cullen. Our guides were amazing! They were...More

Thank Lori R
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OARS_Rafting, Guest Relations Manager at OARS Canyonlands Rafting, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! Thank you for the rave review, Lori! Great to hear you enjoyed everything about your trip and guides. We hope you'll join us on another adventure in the future.

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

OARS is a first-class operation! Great staff, very well organized, friendly, knowledgeable. Trip met/exceeded expectations. Westwater canyon (two days rafting with one overnight camping) is beautiful, the rafting was a perfect mix for me of easy paddling with some really fun Class 3 & 4...More

Thank DCEllenH
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Reviewed August 21, 2017

From the moment we had our first safety meeting till the moment we got off the van back at OARS we had the time of our lives. The guides were so much more than I had hoped. The 7 of them grooved so smoothly off...More

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Reviewed August 20, 2017

The OARS team epitomized professionalism and expertise in guiding a large group, including many children, through unspoiled river country where i am proud to say "we left no trace". Expertise in geology, rafting, flora and fauna coupled with nice meals and an upbeat spirit. i...More

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