DAYS 1-2: Guests meet at approximately 7:30 am at our office at 625 Riversands Road. We will give you an exact meeting time during check-in the day before your departure. Once your car is securely parked in our enclosed property, we recommend you leave your car keys behind in our office so they don’t take a swim if you do. If you don’t have a car, we can arrange transportation to our office. After everyone has loaded their bags, you’ll enjoy a scenic 30 minute ride to the launch site. Your trip leader and guides will then give an orientation on river safety and load everything up to get underway. The first two days will float by in a relaxing haze of sunbathing, swimming, and hiking to neat places. Each day you’ll pull into camp with plenty of time to set up a cozy home-away-from-home as the guides prepare a scrumptious dinner. Sleep cozy in your tent or under a brilliant sky of diamond stars if the weather is nice, and wake to a glowing sunrise and hearty breakfast.
DAY 3-4: Sometime toward the end of the third day you’ll enter Cataract Canyon proper at the confluence of the mighty Green and Colorado Rivers. You’ll feel the river’s personality change right away as it rushes through the boisterous waves of Brown Betty rapid. The sound of waves crashing will lull you to sleep as you dream of the exciting day to come. Day four gets off to an explosive start that continues through the 28 rapids that made this section famous. After riding through the rip-roaring rapids you’ll hear shouts of relief and excitement accompanied by dripping wet high-fives. This night at camp often features spirited retellings of the adventures of the day.
DAY 5: As you enter the waters of Lake Powell the trip will be joined by the 3 or 4 day motorized trip that will give our group a push across the lake. There you’ll have time for more relaxing, swimming, marveling at the majestic sandstone walls, and laughing with newfound friends. Early afternoon should see you at the Hite Marina area, unloading rafts and bidding farewell. Guests taking the scenic charter flight option will take their gear and fly back to Moab by approximately 4:00 p.m. Those having their car shuttled from Moab to Hite Marina should make arrangements ahead of time with our office.