Westwater Canyon River Trip

Family friendly camping, rafting and short hikes

  • Where: Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River
  • What months available: NEXT TRIP WILL BE IN 2014 - DATE TO BE DECIDED (email us at info@cfimoab.org if you are interested in being alerted when the date is set)
  • Time: Morning day 1 through evening last day
  • Age Group: Adults & Youth 12+
  • Cost per Person: $400 Adult $320 Youth 12- 17 plus $10 BLM Special Area Fee
  • Deposit: $150 nonrefundable, applies to total fee; full balance due 30 days prior
  • Notes:
    • Trip meets at 9 am at CFI headquarters in Moab and returns by 6pm the second day.
    • Call to arrange a custom private trip for different dates for 2013.
    • Click here to read our cancellation policy.

Whitewater Drops in the Black Rocks

west water actionExplore this wonderful canyon, a Wilderness Study area, with CFI Naturalist-Guides; small group, side canyon hike, behind the scenes stories, history, geology and exciting whitewater too! This is a 17 mile river trip that offers an insiders perspective on Westwater Wilderness Study Area at a slower pace. 30 days advance notice to set up a charter/custom trip; launch dates limited.

We will take exploratory walks in one of Westwater's beautiful side canyons, look for animal tracks, wildflowers, and more recent colorful mining and river runner history. The trip is led by CFI Naturalist-Guides who share geology for the layman and how the river now flows through the black rock "roots of the Ancient Rockies!" For younger folks, we do some of our fun-to-learn science activities and games.

And of course there are the 6 miles of exciting Class III-IV rapids that makes Westwater one of the premiere whitewater stretches in the west.

This trip helps raise awareness about unique qualities and protection for this special canyon and helps underwrite CFI's work with schools in Watershed education.

Call to set up a custom trip just for your family! Reserve a private trip just for your group or inquire about arranging a special trip on a date that works for you (advance notice needed to secure launch dates.) See our Custom Trips & Tours section for further details.