5 Day Colorado River Cataract Canyon: Powell Expedition
Ages 0-19: Free
The five day, four night Colorado River Rafting Cataract Canyon - Powell's Expedition vacation will take you down 100 miles of the Colorado River and through the fierce rapids of Cataract Canyon, where you can raft and camp out to your heart's content.
This rafting experience includes rafting in smaller boats for a more intimate river experience in the style of adventurer John Wesley Powell. On this trip, you can enjoy sleeping under the stars, dining outside, and testing your limits as you face the intense rapids of the Cataract Canyon. It's all included, and you can check out your itinerary below to get a better idea of what each day holds for you.
Day 1: This day begins with a ride to the Colorado River and orientation. You will enjoy a slow-paced rafting experience on the river and get acquainted with your surroundings. You can see native wildlife and petrified wood as well as other natural attractions. You will have a stop for lunch around noon and then stop for the day later that afternoon and set up camp before you enjoy a dinner in the fresh air.
Day 2: The second day begins with breakfast, after which you will pick up camp and head back out on the river. This day has a slower pace, allowing you to enjoy a break from everyday life and watch for peregrines, eagles, and other creatures.
Day 3: This day features a leisurely morning float, and you may also enjoy an optional hike on 'the Loop,' which provides breathtaking aerial views of the Colorado River. After the hike and lunch, the afternoon rafting ride will take you to the beginning of the Cataract Canyon where you will experience the first of many intense rapids.
Day 4: On this day, you will have the opportunity to hike up to the Doll House, which are strange formations in the Maze region of Canyonlands National Park. For the rest of the day, you will face the most intense rapids of the Cataract Canyon, including the 'Brown Betty,' 'Satan's Gut,' and 'Ben Hurt.' After an exhausting day on the rapids, you will break for camp and reflect on the day's adventure over dinner.
Day 5: After breakfast, you will face the last of the rapids of Cataract Canyon. After completing the canyon, you will enjoy a leisurely float across Lake Powell where you can swim, sunbathe, and enjoy time with your new friends and fellow adventurers. You will arrive at the marina and be ready for the return trip to Moab.