Utah might be a landlocked state, but don’t let our geography fool you. When it comes to adventure on the water and Park City river rafting, there are plenty of options to, well, get your feet wet. Whether you crave white water or blue ribbon, rapids or relaxation—you’ll find a plethora of possibilities to go with the flow.
SHERI GRIFFITH EXPEDITIONS
You might call Sheri Griffth Expeditions the Cheesecake Factory of the rafting world—the menu is extensive and you’re sure to leave satisfied. Running trips on the Yampa, Colorado, and Green rivers, Sheri Griffth Expeditions truly offers something for everyone—women’s retreats, family rafting adventures, sea kayaking and even some highfalutin floats with a glamping twist. Start in either Vernal or Moab and get ready for some of the biggest rapids in the west.
PARK CITY RAFTING
If you’re just looking to test the waters before committing to an extended trip, consider rafting or tubing with Park City Rafting. Their full and half day adventures on the Weber River are a bit milder, but just as majestic. Fascinating geological sites include Weber Arch, Rock Alley, and Devil’s Slide. Since the Weber’s rapids are more moderate than other rivers, tubing is also an excellent option.
CANYONLANDS FIELD INSTITUTE
Those looking for a deeper connection to the natural world without digging deeper into their pockets should check out Canyonlands Field Institute, a nonprofit organization that explores Utah’s red rock country and offers environmental curriculum for all ages and abilities. Canyonlands Field Institute runs river trips on the Colorado, San Juan, and Green rivers with their team of certified naturalists, geologists, educators and conservationists. Even better, a portion of your expedition fee helps advance the organization’s mission to provide quality outdoor education on the Colorado Plateau, inspire care of wild places, and renew the human spirit.
FISH HEADS FLY SHOP
Experience the river from a different… angler! Spend a day fly fishing on a premier blue-ribbon stretch of the Provo River. The experienced guides at the Fish Heads Fly Shop in Heber City will outfit you with all the top-notch gear you need and help you master the art of casting. They also know all the secret fishing holes, including some spots rumored to host over 3,000 trout in a mile-long stretch!