Grand Canyon Rafting
  • Reservations: 800-253-7328 or 801-261-1789
  • Telefax: 801-268-1193
  • E-Mail: crate@crateinc.com
  • Post Office Box 57575
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 84157-0575

Take the Plunge into the Rapids of Westwater Canyon

"A river is the cosiest of friends. You must love it and live with it before you can know it." — G.W. Curtis

Nestled deep in the narrow gorge of the Upper Colorado River and along the stunning sandstone cliffs of the Utah-Colorado state line, Westwater Canyon is one of the renowned spots for Moab River rafting. With its swirling pools and exciting rapids, this canyon provides the perfect water sports adventure for thrill-seekers and first-time rafters alike.

Hailed as "The World's Best Short Whitewater Trip" by National Geographic Magazine, Westwater Canyon boasts of sceneries that never fail to wow vacationers and locals. A stunning landscape of multi-colored sedimentary rocks surround pre-cambrian rock, creating a mini version of the Grand Canyon. In addition to the scenery, the river plunges through about 10 class III-IV rapids making for exciting whitewater rafting.

Have a Whitewater Experience near Moab

Westwater Canyon has become the ultimate Moab rafting destination. Colorado River & Trail Expeditions offers both one-day and two-day rafting expeditions on the Colorado River through Westwater Canyon. The two-day expedition allows for more off-river hiking and a more leisurely paced river trip.

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions will prepare everything you need for your expedition. We'll supply waterproof bags, sleeping kits, tents, chairs, rafting equipment, kitchenware, and toilet and bathroom facilities. We will also provide round trip transportation from the meeting place.

Experience the Ultimate Adventure

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions redefines thrill and outdoor adventure with our Moab River rafting expeditions.

Book your river rafting adventure today. Contact us for more information about available Moab River trips.

Westwater Canyon Rafting Dates and Prices

20142015 • 2016

Map showing the Colorado River in Westwater Canyon

Westwater Canyon Rafting Trip Options

Great Lunch while rafting Westwater Canyon

1-Day Westwater Canyon Rafting Trip

Our one-day Westwater Canyon rafting trip is great for experiencing the rollicking rapids of the Colorado River. Round trip transportation from the meeting place is included in the cost of the trip.

2-Day Westwater Canyon Rafting Trip

Our two-day Westwater Canyon rafting trip has it all. There are exciting rapids, superb scenery, and ample time to explore historic sites and natural wonders. Round trip transportation from the meeting place is included in the cost of the trip.

Click on an item to Learn About Rafting the Colorado River Through Westwater Canyon

Westwater Canyon River Trip photo of rapid above Skull
18 Foot Raft

Our 18-foot row rafts accomodate 4-5 passengers plus the guide who rows the boat.

Hiking a side trail in Westwater Canyon

To many people the off-river hiking is as spectacular as the river corridor itself. We specialize in off-river hiking on all of our river expeditions. We are certain you will see places on our expeditions most river travelers miss.

Demaree Bags

Upon arrival, each participant will be given a large water-proof bag for clothing and personal items. Another water-proof bag will contain your provided sleeping bag, foam Paco Pad, and a large plastic ground tarp. Our water-proof bags are 30 inches high and have a diameter of 14 inches.

Waterproof Dry Box

Each participant will also receive an ammo can. It is always readily accesible during the day and is the best place to keep sunscreen, cameras, notebooks, etc.

The Colorado RIver Kitchen

Our Kitchen includes everything we need to make delicious food. Dutch Ovens, Fire Pans, Propane Stove, Tables and Drink Coolers. Our boats carry everything we need for the entire trip.

paco Pad

Wiggy's Sleeping Bags

Our sleep kit includes a fresly laundered sleeping bag. Our sleeping bags are made in the USA by Wiggy Inc. Wiggy also makes sleeping bags for the US Airforce.

Tent Photo

We supply tents from Kelty & ALPS, but generally the night sky is so spectacular that most people want to sleep out under the stars.

Camp Chairs

We supply camp chairs on all of our rafting expeditions.

Handwash set-up

A handwash device is set-up at lunch and in camp. It is mandatory for guests to wash hands before meals and after using the bathroom.

Bathroom facility on rafting trip

One of our toilets is always enclosed by a roomy yellow tent. It allows privacy as well as a place to change your clothes.

Toilet Photo

Our specially designed toilet makes the fear of using camp toilets go away. It is the most sanitary and clean toilet ever to be used on an outdoor expedition. It has a fly proof lid and utilizes a special chemical along with specially designed plastic bags that allow it to be set-up clean everyday. It has the ability to hold solid waste as well as urine. Along with the toilet, Lysol and toilet paper are always located inside the tent.

Lunch on a Westwater Canyon Rafting Trip

Speak With A Westwater Canyon Rafting Expert

We've done our best to design a website that is informative and easy to use, but we realize you may still have some questions. If that's the case, please call our office and get the information you need right away. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been on all of the river trips offered by our company and can speak to you from experience. You won't have to press a sequence of buttons, and there's even a good chance one of our owners will answer the phone directly and assist you.

Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also check for messages over the weekend. Call us at (800) 253-7328

We try to respond to email in a timely fashion, and so if it's more convenient for you to send us a note, just use this link: crate@crateinc.com.

Westwater Canyon River Trip Photos

The Best Short River Trip

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  • Metamorphic Rock in WestwaterThe Metamorphic Rock in Westwater is some of the Oldest Rock in North America
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