The Colorado River begins high in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Around Moab, the Colorado soon slows and becomes a classic desert river, entrenched in deepening canyons of brilliantly colored sandstone. The river carries colorful sediment hiding the array of fascinating aquatic life just below the surface.
You’ll learn to read the river and how to work to successfully navigate class I to III whitewater. We’ll see great blue herons fishing on the mudflats on the river bank and perhaps see a golden eagle soaring overhead or maybe mule deer on shore. Our guides use hands-on techniques to teach hydrology and natural history. We’ll cover safety and leave-no-trace practices that help sustain the river and its ecosystem.
The Colorado river provides a unique floating classroom that offers constant lessons about human, cultural, and natural history. Evidence of millions of years of geological forces at work is at our fingertips as we float the river. We’ll pass below famous Fisher Towers, the laccolithic La Sal Mountains, and iconic monuments like Cathedral and Pariott Mesas.