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Westwater Canyon

Westwater Canyon is the first whitewater stretch of the Colorado River in Utah. It is an exceedingly popular trip with its classic desert scenery and several challenging rapids. Many people make Westwater their first choice for a short, challenging whitewater adventure. Westwater offers 11 rapids that range in difficulty up to Class IV, along a 17-mile stretch that can be floated in 1 or 2 days. The inner gorge of the canyon is made up of glossy black Precambrian rock. Outside of the Grand Canyon, Westwater and Ruby Canyons are the only other places on the Colorado River where this 2 billion-year-old metamorphic rock is exposed.

The following outfitters offer Westwater Canyon trips:

Navtec Expeditions
Offering a wide variety or river expeditions, land safaris, and combo trips, guided and self guided kayak and raft trips in the Canyonlands Region, and winter sea kayak, whale watching and charter tours in Baja.

Canyonlands Field Institute
Want more than a vacation? Known as one of the finest outdoor education schools in the country, CFI offers fun and enlightening river and land-based programs for all ages. We inspire through in-depth exploration of special places on the Colorado Plateau with qualified and experienced naturalist guides. Adults, families, students and teachers alike leave our programs invigorated and encouraged, with fresh vision for desert ecosystems and a hunger to experience more. Get to know where we love to go!

Canyon Voyages Adventure Company
Canyon Voyages Adventure Company offers unforgettable Moab vacations by raft, kayak or canoe, plus guided 4-wheel drive tours, hikes, mountain bike and horseback rides. Join us for memorable Utah whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, 4X4 or hiking tours in the Canyonlands region.

Sheri Griffith River Expeditions
Operating the highest quality river trips on the Colorado, Green and Yampa Rivers. Offering A Touch of Class to every trip. Specialties include Luxury, Family and Womens Only trips.

Adrift Adventures - Canyonlands
Half, full and multi day Colorado/Green River trips, ATV/Razor, Canyoneering, Mtn. Biking, Park Tours, Hiking, Paddle Boards, Horseback Rides, Jeep, Jet Boat, Sport Boat, Rock Art and Hummer tours. Starting 2016 4x4 tours, full & half days, into Canyonlands and Arches National Parks!!

Splore - Accessible Outdoor Adventures
Splore is a Utah based non-profit organization that specializes in adaptive, customized, and inclusive adventures for people of all abilities.

Holiday River Expeditions
Rafting, Biking, Kayaking... Since 1966, Whitewater rafting on the Colorado, Green, Yampa and San Juan Rivers. Also specializing in Mountain Biking, Women's Retreats, Family Adventures & Naturalist Trips.

Canyonlands By Night and Day
Providing water, land and air tours of Moab, Canyonlands, and Arches. You and your family will have the adventure of a lifetime in the beautiful Moab area.

Western River Expeditions - Moab Adventure Center
Western River Expeditions offers rafting trips on the Colorado, Green, and Snake rivers. Moab Adventure Center also offers hot air ballooning, hummer & jeep safaris, climbing & canyoneering, mountain biking and National Park tours.

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Blanding/Bluff (Hovenweep National Monument, Monument Valley, Natural Bridges National Monument, San Juan River)
Backpacking, Boat Rentals, Canyoneering, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running, Rock Climbing

Central Utah (Bryce Canyon National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Escalante River, Goblin Valley, Grand Staircase/Escalante National Monument, San Rafael Swell, Sevier River)
Boat Rentals, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running

Moab (Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Cataract Canyon, Colorado River, Moab Daily, Westwater Canyon)
4 x 4 Tours, Backpacking, Boat Rentals, Canyoneering, Hiking, Jet Boat Shuttles, Mountain Biking, Mule/Horseback Riding/Packing, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running, Rock Climbing, Scenic Flights, Shuttles

Price (Desolation/Gray Canyons, Green River)
Boat Rentals, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running

Vernal (Lodore Canyon, Yampa River)
4 x 4 Tours, Backpacking, Boat Rentals, Canyoneering, Hiking, Mountain Biking, Mule/Horseback Riding/Packing, Outdoor Education/Service Trips, River Running, Rock Climbing

Zion National Park (Zion National Park)
Mountain Biking