Whichever you choose, Loma to Westwater or Loma to Cisco, you’ll experience the Colorado River and the best it has to offer!
Dramatic Red Sandstone towers rise above you as we float the mild waters of Horsethief and Ruby canyons. Camp in tents or under the stars while hearing stories and learning about Colorado River geology, history, and animal life from our naturalist-guides. Special nature art and games are planned for the kids. Our small group size, involvement of all in river camp life, and the enthusiasm, knowledge, and skill of our licensed naturalist-guides assure an unforgettable experience. We have lots of options on dates for this stretch.
You may opt to add a night in Westwater Canyon. There are 6 miles of exciting Class III-IV rapids like “Funnel Falls,” “Skull,” and “Sock-it-to-Me” to thrill even the veteran river runner. These help make Westwater one of the premier whitewater stretches in the west. We run the rapids the last morning; enjoy a celebratory lunch and closing comments. We have limited launch dates from the BLM for Westwater so this option requires advance planning; and we reserve the right to alter the itinerary due to conditions. The best months are April through early May and July through mid October. This trip still starts with motel stay and orientation. This would make four nights total (first-night motel and three-night trip on the river. Take out Cisco, Utah; CFI returns you to the motel.
Nature of River Rafting
We will be in rafts between 14 and 18 feet long and, depending on the month, we may bring along inflatable kayaks affectionately called “duckies” for the Ruby-Horsethief Canyons (Loma to Westwater Ranger Station – we don’t run them through Westwater Canyon if your trip continues to Cisco). Our participants are encouraged to learn to read the river, take a turn at the oars, and paddle the duckies solo or as a duo.