Moab Rafting Afternoon 1/2 Day
About This Trip
We think the best way to beat the heat is to blanch it! So when Moab’s afternoons turn up the temps, an afternoon float trip on the Colorado River is exactly where you want to be. This is the best way to see Moab’s towering red rock walls and the scenic beauty of Castle Valley. Long, calm water sections allow time to relax and soak in the scenery, and a few Class II rapid sections provide a well-deserved splash to cool off.
Those looking to get a great workout and more splashes should consider opting for an inflatable kayak for this trip!
Afternoon 1/2 day trips on the Colorado River start at $79.00.
Enjoy the luxuries of a raft guided by oars. Paddle as you like, or sit back and let the guide do all the work.
Single Person Inflatable Kayak
Up the adventure & control your own destiny in a single inflatable kayak. The smaller the boat, the bigger the wave! Guide instruction provided from guides in the raft and onshore prior to the trip. Just follow the rafts down the river! Single-person kayaks available for guests ages 12+.
Two Person Inflatable Kayak
Up the adventure & control your own destiny in a single inflatable kayak. The smaller the boat, the bigger the wave! Guide instruction provided from guides in the raft and onshore prior to the trip. Just follow the rafts down the river! Guests 8-11 must have an adult.
Experience a smaller guide to guest ratio (up to 6 guests) and a more personalized trip. Ages 4+
New Flexible Payment & Cancellations
- 1/2 down, 1/2 charged 30 days prior to trip.
- 1/3 down with remaining balance charged in thirds.
- 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.
Receive a 90% refund with written notice 36 hours or more before the trip. Less notice, no refund.
Optional Upgraded 24 Hour Cancellation Policy: Receive a 100% refund up to 24 hours prior to trip departure. Up to 12 hours prior to departure trips can be rescheduled, or receive a Mild to Wild Gift Certificate for trip cost. Upgrade only available at time of reservation & must be applied to each seat.
In addition to the listed trip cost, we collect an additional 9% for River and Land Access Fees (ie. Forest Service, BLM, City, Private Land Use). Some trips will have a $2.00 Utah State Fee applied.
Changing rooms and bathrooms are limited at our boatyard, so we encourage guests to come in their river getup beforehand!
We do not provide snacks on this trip, so bring some along in a small bag along with your water bottle if you think you’d like to have them!
Castle Valley is continuously being sculpted by wind, so expect these desert gales on your trip— particularly in the afternoon.
The rapids in Castle Valley are mild and interspersed between long flat-water sections. If you want level up on the adventure and exercise, consider choosing your own destiny in an inflatable kayak!
There are some logistics for the guides before and after your time on the water, so there’s some waiting involved. We appreciate your understanding in advance!
What to Wear & Bring
- Swimsuit/Quick drying clothing
- Water shoes or secure sandals with heel straps (no flip flops or crocs!)
- Sunglasses with a strap
- Water bottle
- Small bag or fanny pack (that you don’t mind getting wet) for the stuff listed below
- Camera with waterproof case
- Perfect bucket list river trip and rated “Utah’s Best Family Rafting Trip”
- Picturesque scenery of Moab’s red rocks
- Fun & splashy class I-II rapids (a mild float with time to relax and swim)
- Big sandy beaches
- Wildlife: Birds of prey, big horned sheep, deer, cottontails
- Fun and informative river guides
- Time for games, swims, and relaxation