Rafting Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park in October is Hikers Delight

Hiking in the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park

Hiking off-river in Canyonlands National Park

Our Autumn Canyonlands National Park rafting trip with an emphasis on off-river hiking is one of the best rafting trips on the planet.  Not only will guests have the thrill of running the famous rapids of Cataract Canyon.  They will also have plenty of time to hike to the most scenic and hard to get to places in Canyonlands National Park.

The rafting trips follows the Green River, starting approximately 42 miles upriver of its confluence with the mighty Colorado River and the start of Cataract Canyon.  While on the Green River section rafters will hike to historic Fort Bottom, explore the Turk’s Head, and follow the old stove pipe trail up into the Island in the Sky and the Confluence Overlook.  Depending on time and hiking ability of the group, hikes to Water Canyon, Shot Canyon, and Chimney Rock in the Maze District are a possibility.  In addition, time will be spent exploring around camp and checking out less popular canyons and ruins.  The river is low this time of year and there will be gigantic sandbars to set up camp on.

After the confluence with the Colorado River, participants will enjoy spectacular views of the Doll’s House before rushing into the famous rapids of Cataract Canyon.  The rapids start out slow with Brown Betty, grow in size with the Mile Long series, and then become big and exciting with the famous Big Drops.  After a night in Cataract Canyon the trip will leave the rapids and head toward the headwaters of Lake Powell with great hiking opportunities still abounding in Dark, Bowdie, and Clearwater Canyons.  The trip ends at Hite Marina on Lake Powell.

Our Autumn Cataract Canyon rafting trip is scheduled for October 9-16 in 2011.  Space is still available.  Don’t miss the best hiking and rafting trip in Utah.  Sign up Now!  Or give us a call at (800)253-7328 to learn about all of the details.


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