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Ruby/Horsethief

The Ruby/Horsethief section of the Colorado River is relaxing and laid-back with a some class I and II rapids, just to keep things interesting. Typically run in one or two days, it makes for a perfect canoe, kayak or inflatable kayak float trip. It's proximity to both Moab and Grand Junction makes it convenient for travelers. Ruby/Horsethief offers breathtaking Colorado River scenery as well as great side hikes and camping. Here, you'll see Utah's oldest exposed rock layer: Precambrian schist dating back 2 billion years.

The following outfitters offer Ruby/Horsethief trips:

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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