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Join Splore For An Exciting 1 to 5 Day Rafting Trip Down the Colorado, Green or Yampa Rivers!

Splore has run accessible rafting adventures for thousands of clients for more than 30 years. All rafting trips are lead by Utah licensed river guides and include staff and volunteer support, pre-trip orientation meetings, meals, rafting and safety equipment.

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Rafting Program Notes

One-day trips take place on the daily sections of the Colorado and Green Rivers. Two-day trips take place on the Colorado River through the Fisher Towers section and Westwater Canyon. 3 - 5 day trips take place through Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River, the Gates of Lodore on the Green River, or Dinosaur National Park on the Yampa River.

Fisher Towers

Whether you paddle, swim, or float down this section of the Colorado River, you will enjoy incredible sights, sounds and sensations. Enjoy sweeping views of fiery canyon walls, snow-capped mountains, and the unique sandstone spires of the Fisher Towers. Four moderate rapids, Professor, Ida, Cloudburst, and White's, will provide plenty of whitewater excitement.

Ruby & Horsethief Canyon

Come and enjoy the unique wildlife, geology and history that are distinctive to this stretch of the Colorado River. This class II stretch begins near the town of Loma, Colorado, just outside of the Utah border. Ruby and Horsethief Canyon are home to numerous birds of prey including Golden and Bald Eagles, Red Tail Hawks and Peregrine Falcons, as well as famous outlaw hideouts from the days of the wild west.

At the Black Rocks Campsite, you will see the geological phenomenon known as a schist, a highly polished and extremely uncommon black rock dating back 1.25 billion years. This leisurely stretch can be run either on a raft or canoe. 3-4 day trips start at the Ruby & Horsethief Canyon put-in and end at Westwater Canyon.

Westwater Canyon

Hang on for the ride of your life as you run one of the most exciting stretches of white-water on the Colorado River! During the trip you'll have plenty of time to view the canyon's wildlife and enjoy the scenery. The trip starts with a swift float past the historic "Miner's Cabin."

The excitement builds as you approach the Little Delores rapids, where the river narrows and is surrounded by towering black gneiss and granite cliffs. The last six miles include ten Class III-IV rapids with names like Big Hummer, Funnel Falls, Skull and Sock-It-To-Me. This is a trip where you're guaranteed to experience great white-water action!

Specialty/National Park Trips

Enjoy a five-day rafting adventure through one of Utah's spectacular National Parks. Trip options include Cataract Canyon through Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River, and either the Gates of Lodore on the Green River or through Dinosaur National Monument on the Yampa River. These trips are available once a year, upon request, through a Special Populations Permit issued by the National Park Service.

Splore is authorized by the USDA Forest Service to operate in the Wasatch - Cache National Forest. Splore is authorized by the Bureau of Land Management to operate trips on the Colorado and Green Rivers.

Necessary Forms, Waivers, Maps and Gear Lists

Complete Rafting Packet (includes all forms listed below in one file, except map)

Necessary Forms

  1. Individual Trip Application
  2. Health Form
  3. Liability Release Form
  4. Agency Trip Application
  5. Trip Leader Form

Transportation Waivers

  1. Volunteer Driver Liability Waiver
  2. Participant Passenger Liability Waiver

Rafting Venue Maps

Gear Lists