Best Scout Trip Ever!

Fisher Towers 3 Day/ 3 Night Scout Adventure

(3 days, 3 nights)

The online calendar is not available to make a reservation for 2019 at this time. To request a date please see our home page or the information under the Check Availability button. Scouts can earn the Whitewater, Rowing, and Kayaking Merit Badges in classes taught by our guides who are Merit Badge counselors registered with the Utah National Parks Council. The group will have ample opportunities to practice their newfound skills during quiet float sections and exciting rapid stretches -- but there will still be plenty of down time for water fights, swim breaks, and generally having a blast outside!

What to Expect

DAY 1 (Tuesday): Groups meet at 9:30 am at our office at 625 Riversands Road, where you can park your car at our enclosed property. Sleeping bags, tents, and other personal items you don’t need on the river will be packed into a large trailer that will meet you in camp. Once you are checked in and your car is secure, we recommend you leave your car keys behind in our office so they don’t take a swim if you do. The trip begins with a beautiful 60-min drive along the Upper Colorado River Scenic Byway, a stretch of highway famous for its breathtaking views of sandstone cliffs, desert valleys, and lush river bottoms. You’ll find a refreshing cold cut sandwich lunch waiting at the launch site. After an orientation on river safety, you’ll push off into the flowing water and get underway. During the first afternoon, you'll cover many of the basic requirements for the Whitewater, Rowing, and Kayaking Merit Badges. There will also be time for swimming, splashy water fights, and relaxing under the sun. Once in camp, you'll set up your sleeping arrangements and relax, hike, or play games while the guides cook up a hearty dinner. Afterward, the guides may help Scouts work on Merit Badge requirements, break out the guitar for campfire songs, or start a rousing game of Capture the Flag. Some guests choose to cozy up inside their tents, but you’re free to sleep under the stars in nice weather.

DAY 2 (Wednesday): After a tasty hot breakfast, you’ll break camp and push off to enjoy the splashy rapids and magnificent scenery of the Fisher Towers section of the Colorado River. Through the rapids, Scouts will test their new skills and pass off additional merit badge requirements. Your guides will prepare a refreshing buffet-style lunch riverside. Winding canyon views and a sandy beach for playing will finish off the day as you drift into camp. Everyone will then help load the boats onto trailers so they're ready for the next day. After dinner, many troops set aside time for a quiet program, devotional or fireside. Guides are always willing to help out with evening activities.

DAY 3 (Thursday): Relax and leave camp set up this morning; after breakfast you'll catch a bus back to the beginning of yesterday's rapids. Running the rapid section twice gives Scouts even more time to polish their skills and complete on-river Merit Badge requirements. Back in camp, the Scouts will finish up any requirements while leaders take a shuttle back to Moab to retrieve the troop's vehicles.

Friday Morning: After breakfast, you're free to pack up and head out. Many troops round out their Moab experience by stopping to hike in Arches National Park, ride mountain bikes, visit historic downtown, or participate in other adventures on their way home.



What to Bring

Bring enough BLUE MERIT BADGE CARDS for your group!

On a wilderness adventure, happiness is bringing less -- not more. The items on this list should meet your needs throughout your trip. Please pack everything in a soft bag, such as a duffel or laundry bag, with your name on it. Place things that may spill in individual plastic baggies, and wrap breakables in soft items (or better yet, leave them at home). Keep in mind that the things in your camp bag will NOT be with you while you’re on the river. Choose clothing that will keep you comfortable through a full day under the sun and can get wet. Most guests meet at our office ready for rafting, but a changing area and restrooms are available if you prefer to travel in regular clothing and change there.

Recommended Clothing:

  • Swimsuit(s)
  • Lightweight long pants
  • 1-2 Quick drying shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Light weight Long sleeve or rash guard (on the river sun protection)
  • Sunglasses (a strap is handy but not completely necessary)
  • Sun hat (and string to keep it from blowing off)
  • River sandals or two pairs tennis shoes (one to get wet, one for camp)
  • Bandana
  • Socks and underwear
  • Rain Poncho
  • Sweatshirt or light jacket if early summer trip

Recommended Personal Items:

  • Plenty of sunscreen (SPF 15-50 lotion is the best, please DO NOT bring spray sunscreen)
  • Lip balm (spf 15-30)
  • Body lotion/After Sun care
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Disposable moist towelettes
  • Tissue or roll of toilet paper (toilet paper is provided in the campground toilets)
  • Medication if needed
  • Extra pair prescription glasses or contact lenses
  • Camera with extra batteries and storage media
  • Money for T-shirts, maps, and gratuities at the end of the trip
  • Medium Ziploc bags – 5 or 6 for handy storage
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Biodegradable Soap
  • Small Towell
  • Hair Ties
  • Comb/brush
  • Deodorant

Necessary Camping Equipment

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent
  • Flashlight
  • Small Pillow
  • Tarp or Ground Cloth
  • Pad or cot (the ground is very hard)
  • Flat sheet for sleeping when the weather is warm
  • Flashlight
  • Camp chair (if there is space in the trailers)
  • Insect Repellant


What we Provide
  • Coast Guard Approved Type V lifejacket (please don't bring your own)
  • Souvenir water bottle to use on the river and take home with you
  • All rafting and safety equipment including the use of inflatable kayaks for the group
  • All meals starting with lunch the first day and ending with lunch the last day
  • Water on the boats and cold water and lemonade in camp
  • The best guides with the highest standards in the industry, certified in CPR, Wilderness First Aid, and Youth Protection.
  • Memories to last a lifetime!

Fisher Towers 3 Day/ 3 Night Scout Adventure

  • LAUNCH DATES:
    Trip Departs every Tuesday May 28 to August 6. Please see Check Availability link for current availability. Green dates are available for reservations online. Red dates please email for availability. No red or green the date is not available.
  • TRIP RATES:
    Adults: $187 + 4% Access Fee
    Youth (): $187 + 4% Access Fee
  • GROUPS:
    The rates listed is the group rate. The 4% Access Fee is waived if you pay your balance due by check 45 days before your launch date. The Access Fee is not waived when balance due payments are made by credit card. Currently the calendar shows no availability for 2019 but there are still plenty of dates available. Reservation requests can be made by email.

Check Availability

If you would like to save a little on the cost of the trip the 4% Access Fee will be waived if you pay your balance due 45 days before your launch date by check. The Access Fee is not waived if balance due payments are made by credit card. A non-refundable deposit of $10 per person is due once the reservation is confirmed and a payment link is sent to you. We know that numbers will change before your launch date and that what you are reserving for now is just your best guess.

“Once again our experience was Excellent! You deliver a “12” on a scale of 1-10. Thank you for a super fun week. Our Guide Team was awesome. They were very attentive, fun, and tended to our groups every need.”

-Rich from Lehi, Utah