Most of our rivers twist through the sheer, colorful sandstone canyons of the Colorado Plateau. No experience necessary; suitable for average fitness level. Reduced prices for kids 6-12.
2-3 day / Hiking / Grand Junction, CO
Towering palisades will engulf you as you paddle through Ruby and Horse Thief Canyons from Loma, CO to Westwater, UT. You’ll find some of our most dramatic scenery and hiking in Mee and Knowles Canyons. Your special treat includes paddling through two billion year-old stands of shiny granite sculpted by water through the ages known as “Black Rocks.” Mostly flat water with possible small waves.
1 day / Great fishing - no hiking/ State Bridge, CO
Whether you're looking for an easy one-day trip or you would like to learn how to canoe, this is the river section for you. Huge ponderosa pines compliment the red canyon walls, creating a great back country experience. Fishing is excellent, so don’t forget your rod if you'd like to fish before or after your trip. Of all the rivers that we canoe, this one near State Bridge, CO, is the closest to Denver.
4-6 days / Hiking / Moab, UT
As you retrace Major John Wesley Powell’s epic 1869 path into the annals of history, this twisting river winds its way between sheer colorful sandstone walls, thousands of feet high. You’ll marvel at Labyrinth, Horse Shoe and Trin-Alcove Canyons and Bow Knot Bend. You may also want to stay in the Moab, UT area and visit Canyonlands and Arches National Parks, which are right next-door.
1-5 days / Hiking/ Grand Junction, CO
The “Gunny” is your personal playground and will spark your sense of adventure as you find your canoe dwarfed by high walls of red sandstone and shale deposited during the age of the dinosaurs. You’ll have opportunities for floating in your life-jacket and hiking into Dominguez Canyon Wilderness Area, revealing cool swimming holes, waterfalls and many ancient rock art panels (depending on campsites and timing). Near Grand Junction and Delta, CO.
3 or 5 day / Hiking possible /Rangely, CO
Are you looking for a truly “remote” area? If so, then welcome to the wild and secluded beauty of the White River Canyon in western Colorado & eastern Utah near Rangely, CO. Fantastic hiking awaits you and the wildlife includes herds of wild horses, antelope, deer and beaver. Excellent camping is found in the cottonwood groves along the river.
2-3 days / Limited hiking / Craig, CO
You’ll be enchanted as this river near Craig, CO, gently meanders through a remote area offering wildlife, colorful vegetation and huge cottonwood trees to pitch your tent under. Relaxation is the keyword as you float by lush open meadows and high-walled canyons.
2-3 days / Great fishing - no hiking / Saratoga, WY
You’ll experience what American heritage is all about as you cross the historic Overland Trail and visit a pioneer graveyard on the overlying bluffs. Marvel at the crystal clear water, the excellent trout fishing and the wildlife haven for deer, antelope and over 80 bird species. This Wyoming river stretch is near Saratoga, WY.
3-4 days / Hiking / Friday Harbor, WA Just north of Seattle, WA
Just north of Seattle, WA, in the San Juan Islands, you’ll paddle a 2-person sea kayak through crystal clear ocean water and home to Orca whales and porpoise while camping on the remote Jones & Stuart Islands. In the distance sit the Olympic Mtns. and Vancouver Island. You’ll experience one of the world’s most diverse marine environments complete with bioluminescent critters and beautiful sunsets. Kids 8-12.
These 3 canyon rivers are spiced with class II rapids. Prior river canoeing required.
3 day / Limited hiking / Moab, UT
Now you can paddle the legendary gateway into Moab, Utah’s crown jewel for breathtaking scenery! You’ll camp near the renowned jagged spires of Fisher Towers and the panoramic views of the snow-capped La Sal Mountains. The sandy beaches provide ideal camping and fabulous vistas. (Conducted through Moab Rafting & Canoe Co., Moab, UT.)
2-3 days / Great fishing - no hiking/ State Bridge, CO
A stunning landscape of pine trees and multi-colored sandstone formations with some volcanic intrusions line this exciting section of river that lies just 155 miles from Denver. The Bull Gulch Wilderness Study Area borders the river and provides excellent fishing. You can fish while you are in camp or before or after your trip. This section of the Colorado River features many Class II rapids mixed with flat water providing opportunities to “tether and float” your canoe (like walking your dog) alongside the few, more challenging rapids.
2-3 day / Archaeology - some hiking / Gateway, CO
If you’re a history buff and adventurer you’ll love the This river section is spiced with Class II rapids and colossal red sandstone canyons, steeped in local history: Butch Cassidy used the canyon for a hideout after his bank robberies and a mysterious, abandoned mining flume remains suspended high above the river on the canyon walls—truly an engineering marvel! Near Gateway, CO.
At least 8 days recommended / Beginner / Hiking / San Jose, Costa Rica
Did you know that you can customize your own trip with your dates for a minimum of two people or up to twenty? We will handle the rest and all at a great price. You can select your own itinerary or find out if we have a group already going that you could join. We can also customize an extended stay. On a Costa Rican multi-sport adventure, you can discover tropical jungles, hot springs, waterfalls, mangrove swamps and miles of solitary beaches, washed by two oceans. Packed into a small country from the Caribbean coast to the Pacific coast, you can hike and ride zip-lines through the jungle; enjoy a jungle boat tour to the canals of Tortuguero; raft the Sarapiqui River through a rain forest; visit Arenal; relax in hot springs and enjoy an outrigger sea canoe tour. Oh yes, & there’s time to shop & mingle with the locals.
Colorado & Gunnison
Grand Junction, CO