Rafting through the Westwater Canyon section of the Colorado River offers great variety. From thrilling rapid traverses to calm, lazy drifting; from narrow canyon walls to scenic open expanses, Westwater trips have quite a bit to offer.
First passing through the desert canyons of western Colorado, where uplift has exposed the billion-year-old "Black Rocks," the river crosses the border into Utah and passes through Westwater Canyon itself, whose steep sandstone walls rise above the most exciting whitewater on the trip.
Side trips to petroglyphs and scenic viewpoints can break up the trip with some hiking. Afterwards, the river meanders gently through eastern Utah, with expansive views of the Book Cliffs and Arches National Park.
The route begins in Loma, Colorado, west of Grand Junction. Multi-day trips usually end in Cisco, Utah or Moab, Utah.
- Utah Rivers
As the largest and most diverse rafting & adventure travel company in the west, O.A.R.S. runs Utah whitewater rafting trips in Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands, and the San Juan River. Join O.A.R.S. for a whitewater river rafting adventure, and you'll experience a high-quality adventure vacation with one of the most respected outdoor adventure travel companies around since 1969.
- Colorado & Green Rivers
- Rafting, Canoeing
A family run business for over 30 years, Moki Mac River Expeditions offers a full variety of trips on the Colorado and Green Rivers. Choose from easy day trips, relaxing float trips or wild whitewater adventures. All trips are led by expert guides and feature spectacular desert canyon wilderness.
- UT / CO / ID Rivers
Since 1966, Holiday Expeditions has provided trips to the most spectacular landscapes on earth. Today, we offer whitewater rafting in Utah, Colorado and Idaho, on the Colorado, Green, Yampa, San Juan, and Salmon rivers. Click here for the ride of your life!
- Grand Canyon & Utah Canyon Country
Since 1971, Colorado River & Trail Expeditions has offered exceptional whitewater rafting vacations. Our Colorado River rafting trips include Grand Canyon rafting, Cataract Canyon rafting in Canyonlands National Park, and Westwater Canyon rafting near Moab, Utah.
We also offer Green River rafting trips through Utah's Desolation Canyon.
- Colorado & Green Rivers
No river has captured people's hearts and imaginations like the mighty Colorado River and her tributaries. The spectacular scenery, the uncrowded splendor of the river, the solitude of the canyons, a journey back in time. Join us for an adventure that will indeed change your life and provide a glowing sense of pleasure that is hard to find anywhere in today's high pressure world.
- Green & Colorado Rivers
Westwater, Cataract & Grand Canyons
- Rafting, Kayaking
River runners at any level of experience are bound to find the right rafting trip with Western River Expeditions. If you've never run a river or slept outdoors, you are like many of our guests. Relax. We design our trips to be comfortable and accessible to most everyone, regardless of experience. After all, this is your vacation.