Western MultiDay Rafting Rivers

Colorado & Utah's Best Overnight Trips

Gates of Lodore Rafting Multi-Day Trips

Gates of Lodore is one of the most popular rafting trips in the United States. It’s jaw dropping scenery, exciting whitewater, abundant wildlife, and rich history make it highly sought-after. In that, it tends to book up before the season starts

  • River:  Green River
  • River Miles: 45
  • Trip Length: 3 – 4 Days
  • Location: Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado/Utah
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Adventure | Class IV
  • Ages: Low Water 7+ | High Water 12+
  • Season: May – August
  • Private Trips Available
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Desolation Canyon Rafting Multi-Day Trips

Desolation Canyon meanders through one of the most remote and historic stretches of wilderness in the lower 48. Despite its name, “Deso” hosts some of the most wildlife and best beaches out of any river canyon in the West.

  • River:  Green River
  • River Miles: 84
  • Trip Length: 4 – 6 Days
  • Location: Desolation Canyon Wilderness Area, Utah
  • Difficulty: Mild/Intermediate Adventure | Class III
  • Ages: 5+
  • Season: May – September
  • Private Trips Available
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Yampa River Rafting Multi-Day Trips

The Yampa River is the last free flowing tributary in the Colorado River System. This makes its season short, but incredibly sweet. Its pristine canyon reveals one of the most rare wildernesses left in North America.

  • River: Yampa River
  • River Miles: 72
  • Trip Length: 4 – 5 Days
  • Location: Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado/Utah
  • Difficulty: Intermediate Adventure | Class IV
  • Ages: Low Water 7+ | High Water 12+
  • Season: May – July
  • Private Trips Available
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Castle Valley: Moab Rafting Multi-Day Trips

Castle Valley is a dramatically scenic stretch of the Colorado River near Moab, Utah. It’s long stretches of calm waters allow for ample swimming, kayaking, standup paddle boarding, and relaxation.

  • River: Colorado River
  • River Miles: 22
  • Trip Length: 2 – 3 Days
  • Location: Moab, Utah
  • Difficulty: Mild | Class II
  • Ages: 4+
  • Season: March – October
  • Private Trips Available
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Salt River Rafting Multi-Day Trips

The Salt River is one of the most exclusive rafting excursions in the United States due to its unpredictable season and amazing whitewater. It also hosts the earliest rafting season in the country!

  • River: Salt River
  • River Miles: 54
  • Trip Length: 2-4 Days
  • Location: Fort Apache Reservation, Arizona
  • Difficulty: Intermediate | Class IV
  • Ages: Low Water 8+ | High Water 12+
  • Season: March – April
  • Private Trips Available (5 Day Trips)
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How to Choose a Western Multi-Day River Rafting Trip

Choosing the right multi-day rafting trip isn’t always that easy! Especially when many of them will offer similar attributes like fun whitewater, scenic hikes, wildlife, amazing dark skies, and awesome beach camping.

That’s why we’ve put together this guide to help you narrow down your options while also learning more about what each of our overnight river trips have to offer.

Give this blog a browse to help you get started on your trip planning!

Alternative Rafting Trips to the Grand Canyon

If you’ve been thinking about taking a Grand Canyon rafting trip, but aren’t sure about the cost, availability or length of time it takes to run this stretch of the Colorado River, check out our blog about alternative multi-day rafting trips.

Not only are there plenty of alternative trips that are easier to plan, they’re just as spectacular as that famous stretch of the Colorado River. You’d be surprised how many similarities these Cataract, Lodore and Desolation share with the Grand!