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Colorado River Rafting - Fisher Towers Day trip
Let's face it Moab in the summer is HOT! There's no way to get around that fact yet there is a great way to beat the heat. River Rafting the Colorado River. Close to town, (about a 20 minute ride) playing in the warm water of the Colorado River is a perfect way to spend the day and cool off while taking in the beauty of the desert southwest. Six rapids interspersed with flatwater stretches along this 14 mile section provide splashy thrills and plenty of time to swim.
Trips with Red River Adventures typically run from 8:30 to 3 leaving plenty of time to do something in the evening. Perfect for families with kids this section can be rafted in oar boats, paddle rafts or for those more adventurous souls, inflatable kayaks letting everyone find a level of comfort and adventure that is right for them. Lunch is included so simply show up with some sunblock, sunglasses and swimwear and enjoy a carefree day.
For visitors who want to experience the Colorado River without getting wet, check out the jetboat tours Canyonlands By Night & Day has to offer. Trips can range from 1 hour to a half day adventure and can include other land or air adventures.
Some companies use smaller RHIB boats on the calm water sections of the Colorado River and make stops to see petrified wood or go to a natural stone alcove called the Grotto. These trips are about five hours from the time you leave Moab until you return with about three and a half hours on the water. This tour goes directly under Dead Horse Point State Park, 2,200 feet above. It's a dramatic view and you can do this with NAVTEC Expeditions on main street in Moab.
Hike Moab - Trips ranging from 2 hours - to 5 hours, Hikes to nice cool, wet places in the middle of the summer or through the fiery furnace in Arches National Park, or just drive and walk through the park with a few short walks if that's more your speed. Guides are CPR, First Aid, and First Responder Certified, for your peace of mind. www.guidedmoabhikes.com , or www.xtreme4x4tours.com,