Splashing along a pristine river under clear Utah skies, viewing wildlife and geologic wonders with family and friends is only a phone call away. Our favorite rafting companies off er all necessary gear and safety instructions before embarking on your trip.
Two companies guiding the Class I-III Weber River north of Park City are Destination Sports and All Seasons Adventures. Both companies can mix biking, hiking and fishing activities with their float trips.
Specializing in river rafting, kayaking and standup paddle boarding trips, Destination Sports owners Azmie and Dawna Zukirmi love all things outdoors. Having grown up along the Weber, Dawna has intimate river knowledge. Az’s water sense comes from island life, instruction in scuba, snorkel and wakeboard in his native Malaysia.
“Customers rave about our barbecues. We want everyone to have the best experience!” 435-649-8092, destinationsports.com
“Whitewater Junkies” Goose Juhl and Spencer Byrne steer Park City’s All Seasons Adventures Company with half-day raft and kayak trips on the Weber. “We can pick morning guests up at their hotels, float the river, enjoy a great lunch and have them back in Park City by 2 p.m.”
One summer day, Spencer’s raft approached a cow moose plodding through the river ahead. “She just ignored us!” 435-649-9619, allseasonsadventures.com
High Country Adventure has offered guided raft trips and mild to wild tubing on the Provo and Weber Rivers since 1989. Choose from several half-day discount combo trips on the Provo River with horseback riding, ATV exploring, fly-fishing, ziplining or a historic train ride. If you choose to be your own guide, raft, kayak and camping gear may be rented through this experienced company.
Gourmet box lunches are included on all combo trips. 801-224-2500, highcountryadventure.com
Bigger, bolder, longer trips on the Colorado, Green and Yampa Rivers may be arranged with Sheri Gri˙ th River Expeditions out of Moab, Utah, a four-hour drive southeast of Park City. This company has been delighting outdoor enthusiasts since Sheri became one of the first women to raft the wildest ride on the Colorado, Cataract Canyon, in the 70’s. Their “Touch of Class” slogan stems from expert planning, knowledgeable, fun guides and quality gear.
Six-year veteran guide Tabitha Chlubicki claims her favorite part of the trips is watching guests challenge themselves to go beyond their limits. “I’m enthusiastic about being outdoors and love to meet new people!” 800-332-2439, griffithexp.com