Grand Canyon Rafting
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  • Post Office Box 57575
  • Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 84157-0575

Westwater Canyon – Raft the Colorado River

With its hard-kicking class III-IV rapids and polished black Pre-Cambrian gorge, Westwater presents a unique opportunity for a "Grand Canyon-like" adventure in a much shorter period of time. National Geographic Magazine called Westwater Canyon "The World's Best Short Whitewater Trip." We offer 1, and 2-Day Westwater Canyon rowing expeditions. A 1-day trip is fun and exciting, but spending a night on the river will give you more time to absorb Westwater's wild character and beautiful scenery.

Westwater Canyon is located on the upper Colorado River near the Utah-Colorado border.

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

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Westwater Canyon River Trip Photos

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