River Rafting on the Colorado River

We decided to try river rafting while we were in Moab, Utah.  This was super fun and now the boys really want to do an overnight river rafting/camping trip sometime.

Moab has several options for river rafting outfitters.  We went with Canyon Voyages and they were awesome!  Our guides were friendly and knowledgeable.  They pointed out areas of interest along the way, and told lots of interesting stories.  We did the full day trip which included a stop for lunch.


The water was calm for most of the trip, with only about 6 rapids along the journey.  The rapids were the most fun though so we wish there had been more.



That is Fisher Towers off in the distance where mountain climbers climb all the way to the top!




Here come the rapids!




That water was cold!!  Supposedly people jump in the water to swim on these trips, but that must happen later in the summer.  At this time of the year I didn’t see anyone jumping in the water.  And when the water splashed on us from the rapids it was quite cold.

The snow-covered mountains off in the distance are the La Sal Mountains.  I think there is snow up there most of the year.




This was where we stopped for lunch.  Canyon Voyages brings along a delicious lunch with many options like turkey or ham sandwiches, hummus, veggies, quinoa and fruit.


In the morning we were on the raft with a single guy from Poland who is touring America’s national parks for 6 months.  He gets from place to place by hitchhiking.  It was very interesting talking to him and getting to know him.  In the afternoon we were on a raft with a really nice family from NC.  One thing I love about our traveling lifestyle is meeting all kinds of different people from many different parts of the world.

I love these next pictures of the boys.  The expressions on their faces show me just how much they were enjoying themselves.  I love my boys, all 3 of them!





What a fun day!  This trip was appropriate for young children.  They allow kids as young as 5.  Jesse is not quite old enough yet for a trip with more advanced rapids.  Someday we’ll try that when he’s older and maybe an overnight rafting trip too.




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5 thoughts on “River Rafting on the Colorado River

  1. Denise

    Love these pictures. Looks like a lot of fun.


  2. I love these photos–you really captured the boys’ delight! This brings back so many great memories…we didn’t get to do a full-day tour (your lunch sounded amazing, btw!), but we did a half-day rafting trip with Canyonlands by Night and Day. I think we did part of the same stretch, too, near Fisher Towers! What an awesome memory for your boys!

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    • Thank you! We seem to like to do a lot of the same things as your family. Do you have plans for visiting any national parks this year?

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      • Love that our families have such common interests! Actually, we’ll be leaving in just about a month to camp in Glacier and backpack the North Cascades/Olympic coast. It’ll be our first time visiting these parks, so we’re really excited.

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  3. It’s too bad we won’t be in Glacier at the same time. We won’t be there until August. I’ll be following your posts to see what we can’t miss. 🙂

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