Cataract Canyon River Rafting
Canyonlands National Park Utah
Cataract Canyon Rafting
- Some of Utah’s most famous whitewater, Cataract Canyon near Moab, Utah Carves through on the U.S.’s most iconic national parks; Canyonlands National Park.
- Cataract Canyon rafting trips are more than just whitewater with plenty of incredible hikes, canyons, and waterfalls along the way.
- Experience the excitement of big drops and rapids on the Colorado River. Cataract Canyon rapids are great from July-September.
- See cowboy hideout camps & incredible rock structures on this Colorado River raft trip through Cataract Canyon.
About This Trip
Cataract Canyon Rafting on the Colorado River through Canyonlands National Park, Utah
Explore Cataract Canyon in the heart of Canyonlands National Park, deep within a 2000 ft. deep crevice and over 30-million-year-old rock formations!! Cataract Canyon rafting, near Moab, Utah, is the premier Utah rafting whitewater experience. This section of the Colorado River treats you to fun, rolling class III and IV rapids all season long. When the Rocky Mountain’s snow melts, May-early July, filling the canyon, the rapids elevate to some of America’s most exciting and challenging class IV and class V rapids! Our Cataract Canyon trips continue on the legacy of Adventure Bound River Expeditions, combined with the legendary customer service and expertise of Mild to Wild Rafting & Jeep tours.
Whatever season you choose, your 96-mile Cataract Canyon rafting trip begins with relaxation as you get acquainted with the peace, serenity, and solitude of this canyon. We will serenely float (with motor assist) in on flat water and pass deep below the spectacular Dead Horse Point State Park overlook. As we reach the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, in the heart of the Canyonlands National Park, we prepare for the colossal rapids of Cataract Canyon! Brace yourself for these world-class rapids!
Colorado River rafting through Canyonlands National Park also provides some of Utah’s best hiking. As we explore side hikes, only accessible by river, we will be treated to wonderful waterfalls, sculpted sandstone spires, and ancient Anasazi rock art petroglyphs. History abounds as we follow John Wesley Powell’s expedition of 1869.
Every afternoon, camp brings beautiful sandy beaches, relaxation, friendships, stronger family bonds, and unforgettable memories.
This landscape of Cataract Canyon so inspired Mild to Wild’s founders and owners that they married there in 1996. This soul-stirring canyon will get your heart pumping with its whitewater (and maybe romance as well!), impact your soul and take you on a journey you’ll never forget. Cataract Canyon raft trips starting at $795.00
New Flexible Payment & Cancellations
- 10%, remainder split in payments.
- 1/2 down, 1/2 charged 60 days prior to trip.
- 1/3 down with remaining balance charged in thirds by 60 days prior.
- Call for other arrangements!
Free Courtesy Hold
We don’t want you to miss out on this trip so we’ll hold your spots, payment-free, for 24hrs while you make your final arrangements & prepare for payment.
- 60+ days: full refund minus $25 per person unrecoverable fees
- 59 – 21 days: full refund minus $50 per person unrecoverable fees notice
- 20 days – 48 hours: full credit towards any Mild to Wild trip within the next three years
In addition to the listed trip cost, we collect an additional 7% for River and Land Access Fees (ie. Forest Service, BLM, NPS, City, Private Land Use).
Launch Dates & Prices
Flexible launch dates. Call or Chat for availability before they sell out.
Adult & Adult starting at $795
Adult starting at $995
Youth starting at $895
Adult starting at $1295
Youth starting at $995
Adult starting at $1445
Youth starting at $1145
Adult starting at $1575
Youth starting at $1275
Prices do not include National Park fees.
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This trip was one of the most exciting and intriguing outdoor camping trips I’ve ever been on! The raft guides were such awesome genuine people and they definitely put their best effort in to make…
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I’ve been on many tours with Mild to Wild. We continue to go back every year. Mild to Wild and the staff provide excellent customer service and truly try to find the best trip for…
Jadea BraddyClick to read more
I had a lot of fun. All the guides where a blast to be around. The overall rafting as a little cold because of the time of year, but I had a great time. The…
Amira AquarianClick to read more
I had an amazing time! The guides are so sweet and funny, and the trip they managed to put together for us kids was fantastic, breathtakingly beautiful, and a life changer for sure!
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Mild to Wild Rafting is proud to be an authorized concessioner of Canyonlands National Park.