5 of the best Moab River Rafting Experiences

by Cedric Pentonville  |  Published March 25, 2021

Much of Utah is an open expanse of wilderness, containing mile after mile of stunning vistas and rock formations. Eastern Utah is particularly isolated and arid, apart from a twisting blue lifeline called the Colorado River. It is along this river that you will find the little settlement of Moab, which today acts as a major gateway to Arches and Canyonlands national parks. Impressive trails and rock formations can be found on the edges of town too (they’re everywhere in these parts), as well as water-based activities such as rafting along the Colorado.

This region has been less isolated than you’d think: pre-historic petroglyphs and dinosaur tracks lay testament to a long history of interaction between fauna and the land here. The Colorado holds an important place in the region’s social history as the route by which modern explorers first passed through. Taking a river rafting tour from Moab is therefore not only a thrilling but insightful way to experience this part of Utah. Here are five of the best Moab rafting tours.