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Tex's Riverways is located in Moab, Utah. Our clients leave their vehicles in our secured yard and we provide all of the transportation to and from the river. The transportation is accomplished overland using company vehicles and by a jet boat service which operates on the Colorado River from Moab to the Confluence with the Green River. The use of jet boats is necessary due to the roadless, inaccessible and remote nature of the river corridors in Canyonlands.

Operating Hours & Seasons

Our operating season begins March 1st and ends October 31st. Our office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. seven days a week during this time. Phones and email are answered year-round except for the months of November and December when we're hootin', hollerin', playing outdoors and depending on our trusty answering machine and computer.

When To Reserve

You should plan on making reservations well in advance of your trip. At least three to four months advance notice is recommended for large groups or for groups without flexible schedules. Our carrying capacity is limited and space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A deposit of $100.00 per person is required to confirm a reservation.

Tex's Riverways Logistics

Here are a few tips about our service and our routine that may help with your reservation. Equipment rental and outfitting are significant aspects of what we provide our clients. Primarily we are a "shuttle service" and like other transportation-related services, we operate on a set schedule of departure and arrival times.

  1. On launch day you should plan on being at our office in Moab at 8:00 a.m. Ideally you will have completed all of your pre-trip shopping and be ready to load up and head to the river. We typically get to the river by about 10:30 a.m. on launch day.
  2. Pick-up time in the Confluence/Spanish Bottom area by jet boat is 11:00 a.m. Pick up time at Mineral Bottom by ground shuttle is 11am to noon. You will typically arrive back at our office in Moab between 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. on pick-up day.

How do I Make a Reservation?

The majority of our reservations are made via email. If you are sure of your plans and can provide us a fairly complete picture of what you want, then use our online reservation form. If you are less sure of your plans or require help with trip planning, then call or email us.

Once we have a clear picture of the trip you want to take, we can provide a detailed quote and instructions on what's next to confirm your reservation. Upon receipt of your deposit, a detailed email (with attachments) will be sent confirming trip dates.

For information regarding trip preparation, what to bring, etc., please view the FAQs section of our website.

Prior to departure on your trip you will be briefed on safety concerns and emergency contingencies. Detailed river and topo maps are available at our office or by mail order. We can provide additional information on campsites and points of interest, in person, upon your arrival.

To make reservations for any of our services, contact:

Tex's Riverways
P.O. Box 67
Moab, Utah 84532
(435) 259-5101

Payment Methods

Strange as it may seem we are a business that does not process credit cards. We collect all payments by check, travelers check, money order or cash. Personal checks are preferred as deposits on reservations.

Deposits and Refunds

Deposits are fully refundable for cancellations made in a timely manner. We require notice of any cancellation or reduction in group size 90 days prior to your launch date. Cancelling inside of this deadline can result in loss of deposit for those who have cancelled.


We are located at 691 North 500 West in Moab, Utah. To find us, turn off Hwy. 191 (Main St.) onto 500 West at the Super 8 Motel on the north side of town. Go 1/4 mile and look for our sign on the right.

Tex's Riverways     PO Box 67     Moab, UT 84532     info@texsriverways.comWe're on Facebook
Toll Free: 877-MOABTEX (877-662-2839)   or   435-259-5101

Tex’s Riverways is licensed by the State of Utah, Bureau of Land Management, and National Park Service to conduct river shuttles on the Colorado and Green rivers. This service is operated by Tex's Riverways, a Concessioner under contract with the U.S. Government and administered by the National Park Service. The Concessioner is responsible for conducting these operations in a satisfactory manner. The National Park Service approves all prices and services.

Please address comments to:
Arches & Canyonlands National Parks
2282 S.W. Resource Blvd.
Moab, UT 84532



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