Moab Adventure Center Inspires Travelers To Enjoy the Fall Colors On the Colorado River and Beyond

MOAB, UT, Sept. 8, 2022 – Moab Adventure Center will help orchestrate an adventure of a lifetime between now and the end of October for everyone who wanders into the red rock playground known as Moab, Utah.

Those who linger here for a day or more can spend a half or a full day rafting a scenic stretch of one of America’s iconic rivers, the Colorado.

“People are surprised to learn that they can check off this life-list item in a day or less,” said Sierra Schmutz, General Manager of the Moab Adventure Center. “Their dream may have been to spend several days and nights on the river. But when life gets in the way, Moab Adventure Center offers them alternatives.”

Colorado River Rafting Moab: Morning Half-Day Adventure: This is a 4.25-hour, start-to-finish adventure with 2.5 hours on the water. Daily departures are at 8 a.m. The rate for adults is $85 and $70 for ages 5-12.

Colorado River Moab: Full-Day Rafting Trip with Exclusive BBQ Lunch: The total excursion is 7 hours with 5.5 hours on the water.The journey begins with a drive up one of the most scenic highways in the West before the raft is launched onto a spectacular stretch of the Colorado River, long favored by movie makers. This adventure includes a hot BBQ lunch with all the trimmings at the unique Red Cliffs Lodge lunch pavilion. The rate for adults is $124 and $102 for ages 5-12.

Colorado River Mid-Day Rafting Adventure with Exclusive BBQ Lunch: Raft 7 miles of the Colorado River from below Rocky Rapid to takeout beach. Enjoy an exclusive hot barbeque lunch and mild whitewater. Departures occur daily at 11:00 am.  The rate for adults is $102 and $84 for ages 5-12.

Each program offers guests a choice of a paddle boat, with everyone manning a paddle, or two-person inflatable kayaks. The rate for each trip includes a complimentary flip-top water bottle ($14 value), snacks, transportation to and from the river, complimentary hotel pickup available upon request, lifejackets, rafting equipment, and guides.

Moab’s fall color season brings added benefits to visitors.  September and October temperatures average 82° F and 69° F respectively, with days usually dry and sunny and star-gazing clear nights. The water is warm and inviting for a swim, with temperatures nearing the mid-70’s F. And Nature tosses in the piece de resistance: fall colors that embrace the banks of the river from late September through late October as massive cottonwoods and willows turn on yellows and oranges.

For more details on river rafting this fall please see

For those who can linger longer and might also want a land-based adventure, Moab Adventure Center suggests:

●                Arches National Park tours to access brilliant fall colors. No timed-entry tickets are needed when on a group tour. Please see

●                Canyoneering and rock climbing adventures. Please see

●                Mountain Biking Tours. Please see

●                Do-It-Yourself Jeep Rentals.  Please see

“One of the most exciting times of year here is Autumn when the yellow cottonwoods along the Colorado River and the golden aspens of the La Sal Mountains play with the reds and oranges of this multi-colored terrain. A perfect fall getaway is enhanced with cooler days and increased elbow room in the national parks,” added Schmutz.

About the Moab Adventure Center

Moab Adventure Center is a division of Western River Expeditions ( an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab and Fredonia, AZ. The company is the largest single tour provider in Moab, Utah. The Moab Adventure Center is located at 225 South Main St., Moab, UT 84532. For information and reservations please visit call (435) 259-7019 or (866) 904-1163. The center also has a 2,000-square-foot retail space selling adventure related gear, clothing, maps and souvenirs.

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