- We recommend that people wear their life vests at all times. It
is required by law that each person have a Type 3 life vest within
reach. Children under 12 must wear a life vest while canoeing.
All persons regardless of age are required by law to wear life
vests while canoeing on the Colorado River below the confluence
with the Green River.
- To avoid the loss of equipment we advise the use of tie down lines
to secure your gear inside the canoe at all times while canoeing.
- A portable water vessel (bucket or pail) is required for
bailing, settling river water or extinguishing campfires.
- The importance of securing your unattended boat cannot be stressed
canoe unattended for any length of time, always tie it with bow
and stern lines to
a secure tree,
other anchor point. Check the security of all lines before
going to bed. Where possible it is best to pull canoes completely
out of the
water, even when taking short walks away from the river.
- Do not canoe in high wind conditions. More parties capsize in
high winds than in any other situation. If you are
in a situation that leaves you no other options, then stay as
near to the shoreline as possible. Otherwise, go ashore for safety.
- Due to the possibility of flash floods, exercise extreme caution
when selecting a campsite in or near side canyons. Never camp
or leave your canoe unattended in a canyon drainage no matter how
calm the weather may be.
- When camped on a sand bar it is recommended that you place your
camp away from the water's edge a minimum of 10 ft. Choose a sand
bar that is 2 ft. or more above water level. Fluctuations in water level
in the main river channel of more than 1 ft. in
an overnight period are very rare.
- It is required that you have a detailed river map in your possession
at launch time.
- In the event of a medical emergency or other such problem during
your trip continue on to a pick-up point. Ground transportation
is readily available at Ruby Ranch and Mineral Bottom. Jet boats
are at the Confluence several days a week. Do not attempt to hike
out for help. Seek out other canoers for help and
communication of your emergency to outside resources. Cell phones do not work in this area.
- We suggest that all swimmers wear a floatation device. State law
requires persons swimming from a boat to wear a life vest.
- Be aware of all water and sun hazards. Swim at your own risk. Never
jump or dive into the river. Wear shoes at all times while swimming
or bathing. Protect yourself from the sun with suitable clothing.
Sun glasses, hats and sun screen are advised. The danger of abusing intoxicants
is greatly increased in a wilderness
Tex's Riverways PO Box 67 Moab, UT 84532 firstname.lastname@example.org
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