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New Private Trip for Adults and Families: Float the Colorado's beautiful Fisher Towers section from Dewey Bridge boat ramp to BLM takeout
- Where: Colorado River - Dewey Bridge to BLM Takeout
- What months available:
This custom, private trip is available from mid- April through October.
- Number of Days/Nights: 2 Days, 1 Night
- Group Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 25
- Age Group: Adults and Families, minimum age 6 yeas old
- Deadline for Signup: Minimum of 2 weeks prior notice
- Cost per Person: 2015 Fee TBA. Fee is based on a minimum of 4 participants. Call for pricing for a smaller group.
- Deposit: $100 per participant which applies to total trip fee
First Day: Arrive at the Dewey Bridge Boat Ramp at 10:30 a.m..
Last Day: Takeout at BLM boat ramp by 4:00 p.m.
Plan a private Colorado River river overnight trip for your family or group!
Join us for your own private overnight trip on the Colorado River! We begin with your group at the historic Dewey Bridge and end the next afternoon at the BLM boat ramp after a day of scenic floating and river fun, sumptuous dinner and camping under the stars, and final day of gentle to exciting whitewater.
The Colorado River begins high in the Rocky Mountains. As it flows down the western slope of the Continental Divide it joins the Gunnison River at Grand Junction, CO. Soon the Colorado slows and begins to take on the character of a desert river. By the time the Colorado reaches Professor Valley it is entrenched in deepening canyons of warm pink, red, and ochre sandstone. The river often carries rich loads of sediment hiding the array of fascinating aquatic life just below the surface.
This scenic river stretch is rated Class I-II (out of IV to designate level types and quantity
of whitewater). We use a variety of boats (paddle rafts, oar rowed rafts, and inflatable kayaks) depending on the season and the water levels, which can range from 2,000 cubic feet per second (cf/s) to over 50,000cf/s. We begin at the historic Dewey Bridge, longest Cable Bridge crossing the Colorado River system, now restored and the new highway bridge built next to it in the 1990’s. The river flows through open country, and the banks are lined with cottonwood trees and other riparian vegetation, home to many birds. We may see one of the few nesting pairs of Bald Eagles in the state of Utah. Wildlife sightings may include Great Blue Herons, Mule Deer, Bighorn Sheep, and Beaver.
Floating into Professor Valley we see the world famous vista of Fisher Towers set against the snow capped La Sal Mountains. Soon, we encounter several mild rapids, providing splashes and short thrills, especially in May and June spring run off. We pass the old homestead site of an early 20th century mail carrier at Hittle bottom. The river corridor lands are public lands, managed by the Bureau of Land Management, the National Park Service, and the State of Utah.
Like all CFI trips, this trip will be led by CFI guide/naturalists who are licensed Utah river guides with wilderness emergency medical and CPR training. CFI guides are highly knowledgeable about the Colorado Plateau. They are inspiring and creative teachers experienced i
n working with both children and adults and are wonderful cooks! As we move along the river, CFI staff will offer activities focusing on the local geology, ecology, cultural and natural history of this region.