River Rafting Is at Its Best In Late Summer in Utah, Says Western River Expeditions

By: Western River Expeditions
SALT LAKE CITY - July 17, 2019 - PRLog -- While some adventure-seekers may prefer the springtime when runoff is at its peak, most river runners will agree that rafting in southern Utah is at its best come late summer. Here the Colorado and Green Rivers ripple and roll into fall, promising moderate whitewater and scenic floats combined with off-river adventure.

The guides and crew of Western River Expeditions (https://www.westernriver.com/), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, put their heads together and came up with five solid reasons why the late summer season is prime for mixing up vacation days with river currents. Company CMO Brandon Lake, shares their thoughts.

Bigger beaches - As water levels begin to drop, big, sandy beaches start to appear along the river's edge, making for wonderful campsites and ideal lunch stops, perfect for a game of volleyball or horseshoes.
Warmer water temperatures - As the river slows, it has more time to warm in the intense rays of the sun, offering very comfortable temperatures for floating and swimming.
Inflatable kayaks - If you like to try paddling your own boat, this is the perfect time of year to do it on Western's Desolation Canyon and Southwest Sampler trips.
Fewer bugs - While higher water levels can be exciting, they also tend to attract more bugs. As things dry out later in the season, the bugs dissipate.
More availability – As school seems to kick back into gear earlier and earlier each year, these last weeks of summer offer more reservation availability, giving you time to maybe even squeeze in one more adventure before the 2019 summer and early fall come to a close.

Lake offers this selection of trips that have still have good 2019 late-summer/fall availability:

• A 4 Day Cataract Canyon Rafting Trip (https://www.westernriver.com/cataract-canyon-rafting) features playful Class III-IV rapids over 100 river miles in oar and paddle-powered boats with off-river hikes to ancient Native American ruins and fascinating pictographs. The 2019 per person rate is from $1,570. The minimum age is 10.

• A 5 Day Desolation Canyon (https://www.westernriver.com/desolation-canyon) itinerary brings guests into a remote wilderness where no roads or towns exist. This canyon was carved over millennia by the 730-mile Green River that is spawned by glacial melts on the Continental Divide up north in Wyoming. The river promises thrills galore while rafting 88 river miles over 60 fun-filled Class II and III rapids. The fun begins with a scenic flight from Moab to the top of a dramatic desert plateau. Rates are from $1,690. The minimum age is 5.

For a copy of Western River Expeditions' 2019 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669), or visit: http://www.westernriver.com/.

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