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 abilities of the students as a group. Possible crafts include:

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


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 the 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 Trip Fees:

  • Fees are based on a 12 student minimum and group size of 15 people. For students 12 years old and older, one chaperone per 12 students is required. For students 11 years old and younger, 1 chaperone per 6 students is required.
  • Required chaperones receive 50% discount.

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).