Last Chance for Summer Fun – Western River Expeditions Announces Rafting Availability

By: Western River Expeditions
SALT LAKE CITY - Aug. 11, 2022 - PRLog -- Western River Expeditions' rafting adventures on iconic rivers in the West have been in greater demand than ever this summer.

But as an exceptional rafting season begins to wind down, the good news is that there is still some availability in August and September for enjoying the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon in the heart of Canyonlands National Park. You can still book Cataract Canyon ( 4-Day departures on Aug. 16 and Aug. 23, and Sept. 9 and Sept. 13. Rates from $1,755 for adults and $1,285 ages 10-15 include rafting, hiking, camping, meals transfers and a scenic return flight over Canyonlands National Park.

Although Cataract Canyon may not have the name recognition of the Grand Canyon, it's a favorite of Western River's guides. Kam Wixon, Marketing Director for Western River Expeditions, recently hosted a Q&A with his guides. Here's what they're telling him.

What makes a Cataract Canyon rafting trip so special?

●      Shadrach: It's the element of surprise. After hours of what feels like floating down the river, suddenly we're hit with back-to-back whitewater and seemingly relentless rapids.

What kinds of rafts are used?

●      Kelly: When the water is lower, we use oar boats and paddle boats instead of larger J-rigs.

●      Haley: When you have six to 10 people all working in a paddle boat and come into the rapids, you learn teamwork real fast.

●      Jeff: In a paddle boat we feel every single wave. It's like a roller coaster ride. Doesn't matter if you're 80 or 10, everyone loves the sheer fun of being part of a team.

What makes Cataract Canyon unique among river trips?

●      Jeff: Some river rafting trips offer the biggest, most memorable experiences. Cataract Canyon is the kind of big experience that can make you feel like an early explorer, like John Wesley Powell, like you're the first people on this river.

About Cataract Canyon:  Just south of Moab, Utah, where the Green and Colorado Rivers meet in a majestic setting called "The Confluence," Cataract Canyon begins. Bolstered by the Green River, the Colorado River ( doubles its force and carves a deep, 100-mile-long chasm through the center of Canyonlands National Park. Over this 100-mile course guests experience class III-V Colorado River whitewater ( On land, there are opportunities to explore Native American ruins and fascinating pictographs.

For a copy of Western River Expeditions' 2022-23 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at:

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