Meander Canyon

The Colorado River is the most famous river in the West. While better known for its whitewater rafting, there is a 51 mile section downstream from Moab, Utah that is not accessible by road and is ideal for a calm water trip with a canoe or sea kayak. This section of the river flows through public lands below the towering cliffs of Dead Horse Point, almost 1800 feet above the river, and on down into Canyonlands National Park.

Endless explorations of awe inspiring canyons, ancient Indian ruins, and rock art sites are available to you on the Colorado River. The jetboat aspect of our service travels along this stretch of water once a day, whenever scheduled, and can pick up people at any point downstream from Moab. This allows us to support a trip of practically any duration or mileage as well as assist with unexpected situations for groups with small children or medical concerns. The Colorado River is particularly suited for newcomers to river camping and to groups who desire a very laid back pace. Although there is some jetboat and commercial raft activity on the river, we have found that our clients enjoy ample opportunities for a private and peaceful outdoor experience. This is especially true in the Spring and Fall when there is very little commercial rafting.

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Put-In/Take-Out

River Miles

Recommended Time

Potash to Spanish Bottomup to 512 to 5 Days

Toilets

All overnight trips on the Colorado and Green Rivers must have and use a washable, reusable toilet system or the type of toilet system that uses dry chemicals and enzymes to render solid human waste into non hazardous products acceptable for disposal in permitted landfills. See our equipment rental page for rates on an economical toilet system.

Permits

All overnight river trips entering Canyonlands National Park must have a permit. The Canyonlands reservation office can be reached at (435) 259-4351 and is the only source for obtaining a permit. There is a $30.00 fee for each party plus $20.00 per person. More information is available at the Canyonlands National Park website.