Private, Custom One Day River Trip

Our Naturalist Guides are most knowledgeable and great with kids!

Raft the ‘Moab Daily’ Section of the Colorado River on a private custom trip with our Naturalist Guides!

If you want a fully private and educational trip on the river with your family or friends group, select CFI! Our Naturalist Guides are the best and most knowledgeable in the Moab, specializing in Professor Valley/Fisher Towers geology, history, river ecology, animal lore and more. Families are welcome (minimum of 6 years of age). Our guides are particularly great with kids since we work with many youth groups throughout the season. Plus you benefit from knowing your custom trip with CFI is helping to underwrite our environmental education school programs.

Our trip starts and ends in Moab, either at CFI, 1320 S. Highway 191 headquarters. Or, starting from your lodge we will pick you up in our CFI vehicles at 9 am. We will launch near the Fisher Towers and arrive at our takeout late afternoon and return to town and your lodge by 5:00 p.m. We can adjust this schedule for a Sunset Float/picnic dinner (1 p.m. to 8 p.m.) if you prefer.

We use paddle boats so you are hands-on while we guide you through the fun, mild Class I-II rapids. We can also include inflatable kayaks at your choice, June through mid-September. You will learn about the Colorado River and the stunning Richardson Amphitheater, the largest open space on the Colorado River in Utah. All can paddle or choose to have a mix of oar and paddle powered boats on the water.

We supply all the gear you’ll need and serve up a delicious gourmet lunch or dinner that is beyond just your average “sandwich spread.” We believe in supporting local growers and use organic foods as much as possible.

Please note, we do offer open enrollment half day river trips. Two weeks notice needed to plan custom one-day trips. Maximum group size is 40. If you have a larger group, we can run two simultaneous trips.

Fees include snacks, a delicious lunch, transportation, and government fees. There is a non-refundable group reservation deposit that applies to the total fee. Non-refundable full payment is due 14 days prior to your trip.

CFI provides a custom trip for your group or family with a unique educational twist. Enjoy a more intimate rafting experience while learning about the area.

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  • Where: Moab "Daily" stretch of the Colorado River
  • What months available: April through late October
  • Number of Days/Nights: 1 Day
  • Time: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
  • Age Group: Adults and Children 4 years old and up
  • Deadline for Signup: 1 week prior notice for private trip
  • Cost per Person: $ 180 per adult and $130 youth 4-17 yrs, min of 4 particpants
  • Deposit: $180/one person fee as deposit, non-refundable. Full balance due 1 week prior to trip.