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Colorado River

Exploring the Colorado River

The Colorado River is located in the southwestern United States and reaches parts of northwestern Mexico and to the Gulf of California. How big is the Colorado River? It is about 1,450 miles long. The river connects to various tributaries and smaller rivers and covers a far range from territory in Utah to Colorado to Nevada to New Mexico and Arizona. The Colorado River has always been associated with exploration and remains an iconic symbol of America's westward adventures. North America may be organized and long founded by now, but many tourists can still find great adventure in touring the Colorado River. The river is located just north of the tourist attraction city Moab. If you are visiting Colorado near Moab and want to sample some outdoor adventure then consider some of the state's most exciting tours. 

The Raft the Colorado River lets visitors take a ride down 13 miles of the colossal Colorado River near Moab. In this river wild ride  you get to experience rapids from a Class I level to Class III. This ride allows guests of all skill levels to be entertained and an expert guide always accompanies you. The scenery of the Raft the Colorado River joyride has been used in stock footage for creating many fast-paced Hollywood action movies so you know it is an experience that you will never forget! If you are looking for something speedier but less rocky, why not try the Half Day Colorado River Scenic Jet Boat? This attraction lets you ride a comfortable and very fast jet boat for half a day's time as you enjoy the fast-moving sights of the Colorado River at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour. Along the course you will get to see ancient exhibits of ancient Native American drawings and age-old dinosaur tracks. This is an experience as fun as it is educational.

Another attraction amid the Colorado River is the 4X4/Jetboat Tour of Canyonlands National Park. This ticket purchase allows you spend a full day enjoying the outdoor majesty of the Canyonlands National Park as well as the winding waters of the Colorado River. This tour includes a 4x4 ride, a breezy ride down the Colorado River in a jetboat, and a hiking trail that offers plenty of amazing scenery and 1,000-year-old Indian ruins to pique your curiosity.

The Westwater Canyon One Day Raft Expedition takes you several Class III and IV rapids, including the Funnel Falls Rapids, the Big Hummer Rapids and Skull Rapids. Not only do you get to experience the thrill of rafting you also get to commune with nature as you enjoy fascinating wildlife, awe-inspiring canyons and sparkling water. 

If you want to sample one of the most famous and exciting attractions anywhere in the United States, make plans to see the Colorado River just south of Moab, Utah. You can view area of the river using one of these convenient tours or even combine the two of the tour options together. You combine a rafting adventure along with an island in the sky 4X4 expedition. The Colorado River is an amazing spectacle to behold and these tours can help you get the perfect vantage point.

Raft the Colorado River - Scenic Splash
It would have been nice to have a little more info about the nature of the rafting trip. It was gentle and slow, and we would have enjoyed a bit more excitement. But it was beautiful
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-- Linda Rugg - Albany, CA
Raft the Colorado River - Scenic Splash
Tag a-long outfitters are a first class organization with good equipment and guides.
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-- Robert McGregor - Pittsburgh, PA
Raft the Colorado River
My wife is not one to venture out into a physically challenging rafting trip. This trip was perfect for her - she got wet without falling out the boat. The guide was personable and helpful. Thank you.
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-- Don & Linda Abernathy - Lehi, UT
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