SALT LAKE CITY, UT, Aug. 11, 2022 – Western River Expeditions’ rafting adventures on iconic rivers in the West have been in greater demand than ever this summer.
But as an exceptional rafting season begins to wind down, the good news is that there is still some availabilityin August and September for enjoying the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon in the heart of Canyonlands National Park. You can still book Cataract Canyon 4-Day departures on Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, and Sept. 9 and Sept. 13. Rates from $1,755 for adults and $1,285 ages 10-15 include rafting, hiking, camping, meals transfers and a scenic return flight over Canyonlands National Park.
Although Cataract Canyon may not have the name recognition of the Grand Canyon, it’s a favorite of Western River’s guides. Kam Wixon, Marketing Director for Western River Expeditions, recently hosted a Q&A with his guides. Here’s what they’re telling him.
What makes a Cataract Canyon rafting trip so special?
How big is the whitewater in Cataract Canyon?
If the volume of the waves changes from spring to fall, does this make a difference in the kinds of rafts used?
We also explore the landscapes around the river. What is your favorite hike?
What makes Cataract Canyon unique among river trips?
About Cataract Canyon: Just south of Moab, Utah, where the Green and Colorado Rivers meet in a majestic setting called “The Confluence,” Cataract Canyon begins. Bolstered by the Green River, the Colorado River doubles its force and carves a deep, 100-mile-long chasm through the center of Canyonlands National Park. Over this 100-mile course guests experience class III-V Colorado River whitewater. On land, there are opportunities to explore Native American ruins and fascinating pictographs.
For a copy of Western River Expeditions’ 2022-23 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at: http://www.westernriver.com/.
About Western River Expeditions
Western River Expeditions is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).
Western River Expeditions, providing Grand Canyon rafting, Utah and Idaho rafting, and international multi-sport trips, was founded in 1961 by Colorado River rafting pioneer Jack Currey. It has been named one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine. The company is the proud recipient of the "Best of State" award through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program for the past eighteen consecutive years (2004-2021).
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