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Utah Canyonlands National Park Multi-Adventure Tour

Hike, Raft, Kayak Cataract Canyon & the Colorado River


Go deep into the Southwest's desert landscape with a thrilling mix of rafting, hiking, kayaking, and paddleboarding on this exclusive 7-day adventure. Traverse the remote and rugged terrain of Canyonlands National Park alongside expert guides, exploring over 90 miles of the Colorado River. The journey begins with leisurely river sections, allowing ample time for kayaking, paddleboarding, and hiking through side canyons. As you acclimate, brace yourself for the excitement of white-water rapids, including the famous Big Drops. But this trip offers more than just rafting. Immerse yourself in nature and history, discovering remote hiking trails and archaeological sites along the way. Spend nights under the starry skies of an internationally renowned Dark Sky Park, dining on fresh food and resting comfortably. Conclude your trip with an unforgettable journey into Leprechaun Slot Canyon and a celebration in Green River, Utah, as the river flows into Lake Powell. This epic experience promises breathtaking vistas, ancient wonders, and unforgettable memories.

7 Days

From: $2,995

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Highlights


  • Gain unique access to hike the remote Dolls House formations in Canyonlands, experience the iconic Loop Hike, and explore hidden Leprechaun Slot Canyon
  • Warm up to river life and learn new skills as the trip starts as a scenic float, then be thrilled by the Big Drops and other rapids to cap off a memorable week
  • Camp in comfort and dine on sandy beaches surrounded by red sandstone walls, swim and play like its summer camp for adults!

Utah Canyonlands National Park Multi-Adventure

Start: Grand Junction, Colorado  End: Grand Junction, Colorado

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Itinerary


  • Arrive in Grand Junction, Visit the Powell River History Museum & Journey to Green River

    Day 1

    Meet your MT Sobek guide in Grand Junction, CO, for a shuttle to Green River, UT, home to the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. Discover the legacy of Powell, a one-armed boatman, and learn about his expeditions and the West's exploration. The museum features interpretive displays, artifacts, and the River Runners Hall of Fame. Leave with a sense of awe and appreciation of the fact that you are about to add your own chapter. After a casual reception dinner and orientation, prepare your provided river dry bags for the adventure ahead.

    Accommodation: River Terrace

    Activity: Museum visit

    Transportation: 90-minute private van transfer

    Meals: Dinner

  • Raft the Colorado River & Explore Meander Canyon

    Day 2

    After breakfast, shuttle to Moab Utah, then head downstream to the Colorado River put-in location. After recapping last night's safety discussion, it is time to launch! Adjust to the pace of the Colorado River as you paddle past the spectacular scenery of Meander Canyon. Stop to explore Native American ruins, 250-million year old petrified wood, and learn about the flora and fauna of this fragile desert environment. Upon arrival at camp near Lathrop Canyon, join the guides in setting up tents, and play fun river games like horseshoes and bocce ball, or take a guided excursion to explore more pictographs. Appetizers and happy hour precede our beach dinner, while you watch the sunset to the call of the enchanting Canyon Wren. Settle into our comfortable camp, complete with spacious tents outfitted with cozy sleeping pads, cots, and sleeping bags. Relax and marvel at towering red rock cliffs and starry night sky.

    Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp-Colorado River

    Activity: 4-6 hours/15 miles rafting (optional paddleboarding and kayaking); 1 hour/1-2 miles hiking

    Transportation: 1-hour private van transfer

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Follow the Loop Hike Trail & Reach the Colorado & Green River Confluence

    Day 3

    Start the day at a leisurely pace, enjoying the canyon's solitude. After a tasty breakfast, venture deeper into the depths of Canyonlands National Park. Hikers in the group can head out on the incredible Loop Hike, which follows a dramatic goosenecked horseshoe loop over a spectacular promontory. Descend the other side to rejoin the rafters downstream and savor a tantalizing lunch spread. Next, float past the confluence of the Green River as it joins the Colorado River, an incredible spot where two iconic Western rivers meet. Follow tradition and go swimming here, before beginning the journey into Cataract Canyon. In the evening, gather for dinner at camp and relax as the flickering campfire casts a warm, inviting glow. Feast your eyes on the guide prepared spread including grilled meats, vibrant fresh salads, and decadent desserts that promise to satisfy the hunger only an epic day outdoors can create. Spend two nights at this same camp spot.

    Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp-Colorado River

    Activity: 6 hours/20+ miles rafting & optional 1.5 to 2-hour hike with 800' elevation gain & loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Hike to the Dollhouse & Explore the Maze District

    Day 4

    Today begins at a leisurely pace as you prepare for a challenging (and optional) hike to to the Dollhouse in the heart of the Maze District of Canyonlands National Park—a 2,000-foot vertical trek to remember! Labyrinthine canyons and sandstone pinnacles create an awe-inspiring and surreal landscape, which you'll explore with experienced guides who have intimate knowledge of the terrain. As you stand amidst these towering monoliths atop a remote mesa, you can't help but feel a sense of wonder and awe at the natural forces that have shaped this remarkable landscape over millions of years. Those choosing to forgo the hike can relax at camp, swim, play games, take a kayak or paddleboard lesson, or just unwind in the shade with a book while you soak in your surroundings. Whichever you choose, reconvene at the dining table for another blissful evening in the canyon.

    Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp-Colorado River

    Activity: 6 hours/20+ miles rafting & optional 1.5 to 2-hour hike with 800' elevation gain & loss

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Raft Cataract Canyon's Famous Rapids

    Day 5

    As you sip your coffee and watch the sun begin to illuminate the canyon walls, you might notice the guides gathered at the boats, tightening straps and discussing their plan for the day. Today is an adrenaline-fueled adventure through the heart of Cataract Canyon's legendary rapids, where every twist and turn promises an exhilarating thrill ride. Brace yourself and prepare to get splashed as we navigate the infamous Big Drops, conquer the tumultuous waters of Satan's Gut, and plunge into roaring Little Niagara. Skilled guides are with you every step of the way, meticulously scouting each significant rapid and ensuring passage through the whitewater. Tonight, make camp, knowing only a few fun splashy rapids remain. Celebrate your accomplishments with a festive dinner party before relishing your last night by the river.

    Accommodation: MT Sobek Camp-Colorado River

    Activity: 6 hours/20+ miles rafting Class II - III rapids

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Lake Powell & Leprechaun Slot Canyon

    Day 6

    Break camp early today to tackle last of the rapids and enjoy a scenic float to Lake Powell. After lunch, drive a short distance to one of Utah's secret gems and one of the most spectacular slot canyon's in the world: Leprechaun Slot Canyon. Hiking into the depths of the canyon is optional but having a look at this spectacle of erosional power is a not to be missed. A short scenic drive through the San Raphael Swell returns you to Green River, UT. Tonight, toast your trip at the final night reception and dinner, collectively reflect on the incredible shared experiences before retiring to your hotel room.

    Accommodation: River Terrace

    Activity: 1-2 hours/2 miles hiking

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • Return to Grand Junction & Depart

    Day 7

    After breakfast, and a final farewell to our guides and fellow adventurers, transfer back to Grand Junction, where you can continue your exploration of this captivating region or begin your journey home.

Why Travel With Us?


  • MT Sobek has been operating small-group National Park adventures for more than 55 years and ensures a personalized, nature-based experience for every guest.
  • This is the only all-inclusive rafting and hiking trip through Cataract Canyon. MT Sobek is the only company to offer a full-service experience in Canyonlands National Park.
  • We always work with expert guides and are committed to preserving the natural beauty of Canyonlands through responsible and sustainable tourism practices.

Dates & Prices


  • 2025
  • Go Private
  • Go Custom
  • Inclusions

2025

Scheduled Dates


The earlier you book, the more choice of available dates you’ll have and once you book, your price is guaranteed.

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Go Private


Gather your favorite travel companions to share an MT Sobek adventure on an easy-to-book Private departure.

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*Private trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit.


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Dreaming of an adventure designed exclusively for you? With insider access and decades of experience, our travel experts create custom tailored adventures that are perfect for families, couples, and large groups. MT Sobek's custom adventures are designed to our exacting standards and led by our award-winning adventure guides.

When to start planning? Earlier is always better when designing a custom trip. More time allows for better availability of preferred accommodations, guides and your desired activities. Ideally, start the conversation with us at least 6 months before you want to travel. If you are looking for a custom trip that departs within three months, chances are greatly diminished in securing requested accommodations and the best guides.

*Custom trips require a 25% non-refundable deposit once an itinerary is agreed upon.

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Inclusions

Price Includes


  • Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
  • All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
  • All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
  • Snacks and water between meals
  • Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
  • Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
  • Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
  • Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
  • Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

Price Does Not Include


  • International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
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  • Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
  • Travel Protection Program
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Your Guides


The best people to immerse you in a destination are the ones who live there, which is why we feature local Adventure Guides on our trips. Here are a few that you might meet on this adventure.

Levi W.

Levi W.

Levi grew up in rural Kansas. From flowing fields of wheat to the flowing rivers of the Southwest, Levi has always had a passion for the natural world. He’s been guiding since 2016, running rivers in Utah, Colorado, Idaho, Montana and Mexico, and hiking adventures in Texas and Utah. He enjoys opening the door to new experiences for guests. As the son of a writer, he has inherited a passion for bringing a unique perspective to sharing his insights and stories in nature.

James M.

James M.

Born in Glens Falls, James grew up spending time in nearby Adirondack State Park. He came to outdoor adventure as a second career after 10 years in retail, starting off guiding white water rafting trips and branching out to lead hiking, kayaking, SUP and mountain biking adventures. Eventually he moved into management, spending 15 years running a white water rafting company in upstate New York. He is passionate about travel and outdoor adventure and exploring different cultures, having adventured throughout the US and lived, hiked, mountain biked, and rafted abroad.

Paul B.

Paul B.

Born and raised in the foothills of western North Carolina, Paul’s farm town roots combined with outdoor leadership in his young adult years fostered a deep love for the Earth and a strong instinct to see what lies beyond the familiar horizon. After completing his undergraduate degree at UNC-Chapel Hill, he moved to the Rocky Mountains, living in Colorado, Montana, and Idaho, and worked as a horseman, ranch foreman and hunting outfitter, and search and rescue professional. Since 2025 he has spent winters as a ski instructor in Colorado and summers as a river guide and trip leader for MT Sobek in Utah, Idaho, and Montana.

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Activity Level


This trip is rated activity level 2. What makes this a Level 2, 3 and 4 trip? This multi-adventure trip includes flexible hiking options from short hikes near camp to more challenging hikes up to 8 miles on steep, uneven terrain with some moderate exposure to heights. The choice of hikes depends on your energy level and ability on the day. The rafting is all Class II to IV with the most rapids on Day 5. Based on the water level, you can choose to raft in an 18-foot oar boat or sit on a 22-foot motorized D.I.B. snout rig style raft.
Learn more about activity levels here.

Activity Snapshot

Day 1

Museum visit

Day 2

4-6 hours/15 miles rafting (optional paddleboarding and kayaking); 1 hour/1-2 miles hiking

Day 3

6 hours/20+ miles rafting & optional 1.5 to 2-hour hike with 800' elevation gain & loss

Day 4

6 hours/20+ miles rafting & optional 1.5 to 2-hour hike with 800' elevation gain & loss

Day 5

6 hours/20+ miles rafting Class II - III rapids

Day 6

1-2 hours/2 miles hiking

Accommodations


The hotels in the region are fairly basic, but make for great bases from which to start your journey and freshen up at the end. Our camping is comfortable and elevated, and includes excellent food.
MT Sobek Camp-Colorado River
MT Sobek Camp-Colorado River

Camping is "river style" and includes four nights on the banks of Utah's Green and Colorado Rivers, with full porterage and set up. Our dome-style tents are large enough to stand in, and include Therm-a-Rest pads and fresh sleeping bags. All camping spots are on beautiful beaches, relaxing and scenic every day.

River Terrace
River Terrace
Beautifully situated on the banks of the Green River, River Terrace is a serene spot where guests can cool off in the pool or sit back and enjoy the view of the river. Many of the spacious rooms are right on the river and all feature pillow top beds, feather pillows, and high-speed Wi-Fi. In the mornings a hearty full breakfast fuels you up for a day of exploration in southeastern Utah's spectacular landscapes.

Weather


Generally sunny and pleasant, this arid mid-elevation trip is fantastic in Spring (April and May) and Fall (September and October). Come prepared for a wide variety of conditions, from cool nights to warm days (50F to 80F).

 
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Canyonlands National Park 
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Moab 
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FAQs


Who will meet me on arrival?
Your MT Sobek guide will meet you at 2pm at Grand Junction, Utah on Day 1.
Why does this trip have multiple activity levels?
Having options for Level 2, 3 and 4 hikes allows for flexibility among our guests. Relaxed hikers can take it slower and easier, while avid hikers can do more and go at a faster pace. This allows our guests to mix it up depending on their energy on the day, it also ensures that people who aren't all at the same level can travel together. The smaller rafts offer a more exciting ride and we will try to accommodate each individual's preference for excitement or sightseeing. Kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding are optional.
How do I get to Grand Junction, UT?
Grand Junction, UT is accessible by air, with Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT) serving as the primary airport. Alternatively, you can also drive to Grand Junction via major highways such as Interstate 70. Due to airport security restrictions we pick up at a hotel near the airport. Details will be provided in your Trip Planner after booking.
Why do your trips start and end in Green River instead of Moab?
Green River is more geographically central to our gateway city, the river put in and the river take out. This minimizes your vehicle drive times and avoids the use of airplanes commonly used by Moab based outfitters to access Cataract Canyon. Green River's proximity to the river also allows us to add unforgettable experiences such as the River History Museum and Leprechaun Canyon. Due to its incredible popularity as a recreation destination in recent years, Moab has become busy and expensive. While Moab is a worthwhile place to visit, we feel Green River fits better with our theme of Western exploration, local community support, and wilderness character. Clearly, John Wesley Powell agreed! For these reasons, MT Sobek's Southwestern Warehouse and Guide Hub is located in Green River, which also allows us to quickly address any travel issues you may encounter.
What are the rapids like?
The beginning of the rafting trip has flowing, but flatwater with no significant rapids. On Day 5 you will raft Class II and more challenging III rapids. During periods of anomalously high water some of the rapids on Day 5 are Class IV. MT Sobek purposefully schedules our trips to avoid the typical high-water period of the year (typically May 15-June 15).
What should I pack for a river trip?
Essential items include sunscreen, a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses with retention straps, quick-dry clothing, water shoes or sandals with straps, a refillable water bottle, waterproof bags for personal items, a headlamp or flashlight, insect repellent, and personal toiletries. We provide a detailed packing list after booking.
What are the camping accommodations like?
Comfortable camping accommodations include spacious tents, sleeping pads, and sleeping bags. Our campsites are carefully selected along the riverbanks, offering stunning views and a serene atmosphere. Restrooms are provided, and our friendly staff ensures a clean and enjoyable camping experience.
What about dietary restrictions or preferences?
We accommodate dietary restrictions and preferences with advance notice. Our camp chefs prepare delicious and nutritious meals using fresh ingredients, catering to vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and other dietary needs.
What will we see on the river and during side hikes?
As you raft through Cataract Canyon, you'll encounter exhilarating rapids, towering canyon walls, and breathtaking scenery. Side hikes lead to hidden slot canyons, ancient petroglyphs, and panoramic vistas of Canyonlands National Park. Keep an eye out for wildlife such as bighorn sheep, eagles, and river otters.
Are there any safety precautions in place?
Safety is our top priority. MT Sobek purposefully schedules our trips to avoid the most dangerous high-water period of the year (typically May 15-June 15). Our experienced guides are trained in river navigation, rescue, and backcountry first aid, and they meticulously scout each rapid. Life jackets are provided and must be worn at all times while on the river, during the rapids we provide additional safety equipment such as helmets.
What if I have limited rafting or hiking experience?
Our trips are suitable for adventurers of all experience levels. Our guides provide thorough safety briefings and instructions, and they are there to offer guidance and support throughout the journey. Whether you're a seasoned outdoor enthusiast or a first-time adventurer, you'll find our trips enjoyable and rewarding.
How physically demanding are the hikes and rafting?
While some hikes and rapids may be physically demanding, our itineraries are designed to accommodate a range of fitness levels. Optional activities and rest periods are available, allowing guests to participate at their own pace. If you have specific concerns about physical limitations, please contact us in advance to discuss your needs.
I was hoping to do Grand Canyon rafting, but I heard this is similar. What is so special about Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands National Park, centered around the Colorado River located in southeastern Utah just upstream of the Grand Canyon, is renowned for its stunning geological formations, vast red rock canyons, and rugged landscapes. While similar to Grand Canyon, here are several aspects that make Canyonlands special:
  • Geological Diversity: The park is characterized by its intricate network of canyons, mesas, buttes, and spires carved by the Colorado River and its tributaries over millions of years. The landscape is divided into four districts, each offering its own unique geological features and scenic vistas.
  • Isolation and Wilderness: Canyonlands is one of the most remote national parks in the United States, offering visitors a chance to experience pristine wilderness and solitude. Its vast expanses of rugged terrain make it a perfect destination for those seeking adventure and exploration.
  • Dark Sky Preserve: Canyonlands is designated as an International Dark Sky Park, making it an excellent destination for stargazing. Away from the lights of nearby towns and cities, visitors can enjoy unparalleled views of the night sky, including the Milky Way and countless stars.
  • Cultural and Historical Significance: The area has a rich cultural history, with evidence of human habitation dating back thousands of years. Native American rock art, dwellings, and artifacts can be found throughout the park, providing insights into the lives of early inhabitants.
  • Photographic Opportunities: Canyonlands offers photographers an endless array of breathtaking landscapes, from sweeping vistas to intimate details of rock formations. The changing light throughout the day creates dynamic scenes, making it a paradise for landscape photography enthusiasts.
Overall, Canyonlands National Park is a place of unparalleled natural beauty and geological wonder, offering visitors a chance to explore and connect with the rugged landscapes of the American Southwest.

Are there any group savings?
Yes, we offer two ways to enjoy group savings on many adventures in North America, including this one. Either bring a group of 10 and receive 10% off per person or opt for an eleventh person to go for free! Call our expert Trip Consultants on 800-974-0300 to discuss group savings options.

Guest Reviews


"The Cataract Canyon rafting trip is an exciting experience for both young and old. We saw amazing natural sandstone structures, were thrilled by challenging white water, and slept under the sparkling canopy of the Milky Way. It was a perfect summer adventure!"

Margaret C.
MT Sobek Guest, Utah Colorado River Cataract Canyon River Rafting

"The Cataract Canyon river trip was an amazing way to immerse yourself in the beautiful canyon, get off the grid and enjoy nature! There are incredible views everywhere you look. The river was low when we went, so the rapids were pretty tame, but the paddleboarding, swimming, and a few hikes kept us entertained. I recommend sleeping straight under the stars and falling asleep by counting satellites and shooting stars. The food is wonderful and plentiful, and you don't have to cook! Play some cornhole or horseshoes while the guides take care of it all. The guides helped us have a great time while making us feel super safe. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone who doesn't mind getting a little sandy and dusty and doesn't mind a river bath!"

Monica H.
MT Sobek Guest, Utah Colorado River Cataract Canyon River Rafting