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Basics
Location:
About 20 miles southwest of Moab into Canyonlands National Park
Suitability:
Raft,
Canoe
River Length
47 miles
Time:
2-3 days
Season:
Year round

Description

Past Potash the Colorado River leaves the highway, meanders past Dead Horse Point State Park 2,000 feet above and enters Canyonlands National Park. The high canyon walls continue to provide a marvelous backdrop but you'll experience more solitude being away from the highway and further from Moab. Trips on this segment generally require an overnight stay or two and, once you get into Canyonlands, free permits are required to do so.

About 1-1/2 miles above the confluence of the Colorado and Green rivers there is one moderate rapid, the Slide, which can get as high as Class 3 in spring. The less experienced may want to portage around it.

There is no road out from the confluence, so those in non-motorized craft must arrange for a jet boat pickup. If you want a shorter trip, you can arrange for a 4wd pickup at Lathrop Canyon (20 miles).

Tour Companies

  • Utah Rivers
  • Rafting
  • 209-736-4677

O.A.R.S. As the largest and most diverse rafting & adventure travel company in the west, O.A.R.S. runs Utah whitewater rafting trips in Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands, and the San Juan River. Join O.A.R.S. for a whitewater river rafting adventure, and you'll experience a high-quality adventure vacation with one of the most respected outdoor adventure travel companies since 1969.

  • Grand Canyon & Utah Canyon Country
  • Rafting
  • 800-253-7328

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions Since 1971, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has offered exceptional whitewater rafting vacations. Our Colorado River rafting trips include Grand Canyon rafting, Cataract Canyon rafting in Canyonlands National Park, and Westwater Canyon rafting near Moab, Utah.
We also offer Green River rafting trips through Utah's Desolation Canyon.

  • Colorado & Green Rivers
  • Rafting
  • 800-332-2439

Sheri Griffith Expeditions No river has captured people's hearts and imaginations like the mighty Colorado River and her tributaries. The spectacular scenery, the uncrowded splendor of the river, the solitude of the canyons, a journey back in time. Join us for an adventure that will indeed change your life and provide a glowing sense of pleasure that is hard to find anywhere in today's high pressure world.

  • UT / CO / ID Rivers
  • Rafting
  • 800-624-6323

Holiday River Expeditions - Rafting Since 1966, Holiday Expeditions has provided trips to the most spectacular landscapes on earth. Today, we offer whitewater rafting in Utah, Colorado and Idaho, on the Colorado, Green, Yampa, San Juan, and Salmon rivers. Click here for the ride of your life!

Setting:
Desert
Suitability:
Raft
Canoe
River Length
47 miles
Time
2-3 days
Season:
Year round
Guides Available?
Yes
Additional Details
Call 435-259-7164 for camping details.
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