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Up a gorge of the Colorado River and between red sandstone cliff walls, Westwater Canyon is one of the best spots for experiencing white-water rapids near Moab. Running 17 miles and crossing the Colorado-Utah state border, there are pools and streams for both beginning and advanced rafting levels. There are 10 class III-IV rapids for experienced whitewater rafters. Journeys through the canyon vary from 1,200 foot high canyon walls to black rock cliffs and rapids through gorges, and stops ashore can include exploration of caves, historic cabins, Indian petroglyphs, and some of the oldest geographic layers in the world.

Great Blue Herons, river otters, and bald eagles can also be spotted. The canyon is remote and often serene (when the water is calm) and the variety of scenery and speed makes this is an easy spot to see a lot in a short amount of time.

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Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Day Trip from Moab
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Fisher Towers Half-Day Rafting Day Trip from Moab

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Moab is blessed with the Colorado River running right through the middle of the desert, and on this Moab whitewater rafting tour, experience a scenic float down the river that also has Class III rapids. This tour takes place near Fishers Tower, which is just on the outskirts of Moab, where you can swim in the river, photograph wildlife, and listen as your guide explains the geology and history behind the canyons.  With various departures during the day at 9:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm, the half-day trip can fit into most schedules. Bring the whole family on a fun-filled half-day Colorado River trip that runs about 7 river miles (11 km) with fantastic scenery and moderate rapids. Noon departures include a lunch by the riverside.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour
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Moab Combo: Colorado River Rafting and Canyonlands 4X4 Tour

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This outdoor adventure combo from Moab takes you off-roading through Canyonlands National Park, followed by a guided rafting trip on the Colorado River. Your guide introduces you to the scenic natural wonders of Canyonlands' Island in the Sky by 4-wheel drive (4WD), including sections of the Shafer Trail and White Rim Road. Enjoy a buffet lunch before an afternoon rafting the white-water rapids of the mighty river. Admire deep canyons, ancient rock art, fossils and natural stone arches on this day trip, great for all ages.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Whitewater Rafting in Moab

Whitewater Rafting in Moab

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Our guided trips are in 6-person paddle rafts making for big fun. The section of Colorado River is a beautiful section of class II whitewater. We provide a healthy and delicious lunch on this all-inclusive tour. Beautiful scenery, towering red rock walls, and great guides is what you can expect with a Paddle Moab trip.
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  • 6 hours
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Fisher Towers Rafting Full-Day Trip from Moab
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Fisher Towers Rafting Full-Day Trip from Moab

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This white-water rafting trip covers a 14-mile (22-km) section of the Colorado River near Fisher Towers, a short drive from Moab. Stunning canyon scenery provides awe-inspiring vistas throughout the day. The full-day adventure features oar rafts operated by river guides, although inflatable kayaks are usually available upon request. At lunchtime, your guide serves a buffet-style picnic during a stop on a riverside beach.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Westwater Canyon Full-Day Rafting Adventure from Moab

Westwater Canyon Full-Day Rafting Adventure from Moab

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Splash your way down the Colorado River through the rapids of Westwater Canyon, where in addition to rugged desert scenery, thereÔÇÖs the chance you could spot wildlife from soaring bald eagles to river otters and beavers. Over the course of a day, hold on tight as your guide helps navigate the Class III and Class IV whitewater, where rapids have names like Sock-It-To-Me, Funnel Falls and Skull. This trip provides an adrenaline rush amidst walls of red rock canyons, and is great for the traveler who loves a challenge and a bit of desert adventure.
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  • 10 hours
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Colorado River Rafting: Half-Day Morning at Fisher Towers

Colorado River Rafting: Half-Day Morning at Fisher Towers

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The Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River is heavy on scenery, with some fun rapids (depending on the water level/time of year). This is an area where many motion pictures and commercials have been filmed over the years. John Wayne and John Ford filmed a lot of old westerns in this area. Most recently filmed in this area was The Lone Ranger with Johnny Depp & Armie Hammer (2013).
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  • 4 hours
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Moab Rafting Afternoon Half-Day Trip

Moab Rafting Afternoon Half-Day Trip

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Get a taste of what eastern Utah has to offer and spend your afternoon rafting down the Colorado River in the Moab area on this exciting excursion. Take in the desert landscapes as you navigate rapids and paddle through red rock canyons, Castle Valley, and Fisher Towers. After a few hours on the water, feel rejuvenated and excited to explore the rest of Moab.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Full-Day Colorado River Rafting Tour at Fisher Towers

Full-Day Colorado River Rafting Tour at Fisher Towers

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Ride the rapids on one of the Colorado River's most scenic sections on a full- or half-day whitewater rafting tour of Fisher Towers from Moab. Grab a paddle to navigate class I and II rapids if you like, or just sit back and enjoy the scenery featured in many western films while a river guide does all the work. Learn about the riverÔÇÖs geology and ancient history along the way, and break for lunch at a secluded beach during this classic Utah adventure.
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  • 7 hours 30 minutes
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Should I book Westwater Canyon tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Westwater Canyon can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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How much does it cost to visit Westwater Canyon 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Westwater Canyon costs USD 79.00. Guided Westwater Canyon tours start around USD 79.00 per person.
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