School River Trip Logistics

The following important information will help you plan a river trip for your group.

Watercraft Used on Our School & Youth Group River Trips:

The type of watercraft used on a particular river trip will depend on the river, season, water level and age and/or abiltiies of the students as a group. Possible craft include:

  • Rafts
  • Inflatable kayaks (summer only)
  • Canoes (Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River)

River Access:

Some stretches of the rivers have limited access with assigned launch dates by the BLM. Other stretches have more flexibility in dates.

School & Youth Group River Trip Fees Include:

  • All meals
  • Lunch first day to lunch on last day
  • Shuttle Service – We shuttle two of your school vehicles to the takeout. Additional vehicles at $50-100 each OR we hire a bus to pick you up and return you to the starting point. Shuttle arrangements vary by location and may be on first day, last day or both
  • Insurance
  • Government Fees – except where special additional per person fees are noted
  • All river gear including river bags for personal gear.

As a not-for-profit organization, we add no additional taxes to your fees.

You Provide:

School & Youth Group River Trips Lengths:

All River Trips start at the launch point at 10:30am on the first day, and end at the takeout at 2:00pm on the last day. We offer trips in the following lengths:

  • 2 Nights / 3 Days
  • 3 Nights / 4 Days
  • 4 Nights / 5 Days
  • 5 Nights / 6 Days
  • 6 Nights / 7 Days

Note: We do not offer single overnight river trips due to logistical expense and desired time for teaching and student involvement. Find information about our One Day School River Trips here.

School & Youth Group River Trip Fees:

  • Fees are based on a 12 student minimum
  • ONE Chaperone is free once the minimum is met

Minimum Number of Chaperones per Group:

  • Two for elementary through high school
  • One for college groups

Some rivers have additional BLM special per person fees as noted for each trip. See specific river trip for maximum group sizes (includes chaperones).

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