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Moab & Westwater Canyon, Utah

Mountain Bike & Raft

Trip Moab & Westwater Canyon
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$3,250 $2,850
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Experience the best that Moab has to offer, with two days exploring via bike, and two days rafting the beautiful Westwater Canyon.
 
This Moab & Westwater Canyon trip, powered by Holiday River Expeditions brings together two of the most popular activities in Utah - mountain biking and rafting. Mountain biking and Moab are nearly synonymous. The former uranium boom town has become a mecca for mountain bikers wanting to swoop, soar, climb, and roll over the region’s sinuous sandstone and wild desert trails. Our guided dual-sport Moab mountain bike and rafting trip lets you get a taste of it all, while allowing your group the flexibility to tailor each day’s ride to your interests and skill level.

Your guides will lead you on single or double track adventures through a red rock wonderland. Whether it’s smelling the lupine & sage in the beatific hillsides of the La Sals, splashing through cross-cutting rides in Onion Creek, slaloming downhill past the Gemini Bridges or pedaling between dinosaur footprints at Klondike Bluffs you’re sure to find the ride that leaves you just the right amount of breathless. Follow this up with two days of floating on the Colorado River, splashing through rapids beneath the sheer black walls of Westwater Canyon, falling asleep to the sound of water on rocks: relaxation well deserved. 
 

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Note:
 One of the advantages of a bike/river trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary. It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires and ability level, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups in the area.
 
Itinerary
Subject to change based on conditions.
  • 1
    We will select a base camp outside of Moab, then begin with a warm-up ride. The Bar M trail network provides a number of excellent short beginner and intermediate single-track loops. Options for after lunch include riding the Klondike Bluffs or Magnificent 7 trail networks. Dinner and solar showers await back at base camp.
  • 2
    Today's ride can be as leisurely or as ambitious as the group wants. Your guides are always out exploring new trails and can suggest the best options for each group. Night two's camp could be the same as night one's, or in a location more convenient to the day's ride, or even at one of the developed campsites along the Colorado River.
  • 3
    Drive to the put-in for Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River. Relaxing float through mellow whitewater, with a possible side trip to Little Hole Canyon's natural amphitheater, where rock art and shards of Indian pottery can be seen. In favorable conditions, a short hike up Little Dolores Canyon reveals a beautiful desert waterfall and swimming hole. Camp on the river near Little Dolores.
  • 4
    We will have a leisurely breakfast before we go through the rapids of Westwater. Rapids, one right after another, Marble, Staircase, Big Hummer, Funnel Falls, and Surprise . . . leading to Skull Rapid, one of the Colorado's fiercest drops and the narrowest section of the entire river: only 35 feet across! Finish with Bowling Alley, Sock-It-To-Me and Last Chance. Vans will return you to our headquarters in Green River at the end of the trip, and the expected time of arrival back at our headquarters is 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Trip Package Includes
  • All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks
  • Guiding throughout the trip
  • Roundtrip transportation between the river and Holiday River Expeditions HQ in Green River, UT
  • Van support on mountain biking portion of the trip
  • Rafting equipment
  • Bike repair kit
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Not Included
  • Travel to and from Green River
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)
  • Personal camping gear (can be rented from HRE for $40 - $65)
  • Mountain bike (can be rented from HRE for $150)
  • Personal items, alcohol, extra snacks
  • Guide tips
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Area Information
Moab & Westwater Canyon Mountain Biking & Rafting
This guided Moab mountain bike & rafting trip package will take you to a medley of red rock trails and epic whitewater around the greater Moab area. After getting yoour fill of Moab's best bike trails, it's time to hit the river. On your third day, take a quick ride to the a remote ranger station, the entrance to Westwater Canyon. The trip then finishes in the folkloric ghost town of Cisco, UT.
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Feel free to bring your own mountain bike, or you can get a rental (full-suspension Specialized Camber Comp) from Holiday River Expeditions. If you bring your own, please make sure it's a modern (2010 or newer) bike that's in tip-top shape before you arrive. As for weather, in the early and late seasons (May to mid-June and late-August to September) the daytime temperatures are 70 to 90 degrees, with nighttime temperatures 50 to 60 degrees. It seldom rains in, but when it does, it can cool temperatures considerably in May and September. From mid-June to mid-August the days are hot, and temperatures average 80 to 100 degrees during the day and 60 to 75 degrees at night. This is the time of year that swimming becomes a popular activity. This may seem hot but remember the humidity is very low. There will be an abundance of sun, so bring a hat and plenty of sunscreen. 
 
Gear - Bring Your Own or Rent From HRE
Recommended Camp Clothing & Gear
Bike Gear
FAQ
FAQ
  • What will the camping be like?
    You'll be camping for the duration of the trip. You will need to either bring your own camping gear or rent a kit from Holiday River Expeditions. A camp kitchen and common area will be set up by your guides, who will also prepare and cook all of the meals.
  • What kind of rider should I be for this trip?
    The biking portion of this trip is recommended for intermediate and advanced riders.
  • What gear should I bring?
    A bike, waterproof ground cloth, poncho or rain suit (high quality), sleeping pad/air mattress, light tent, cup, and water bottle. You can rent a sleeping rental kit in one of two varieties, a basic sleeping kit which includes a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, ground cloth, rain gear and cup for $40.00, or the same basic sleeping kit with a two-man tent for $65.00. Rentals must be reserved in advance. Rentals requested the morning of the trip are subject to availability.
  • What is included on this trip?
    All meals, snacks, and non-alcoholic drinks. Guides. Roundtrip transportation between the river and Holiday River Expeditions HQ in Green River. Van support for biking portion of trip. Rafting equipment (life jacket and 2 waterproof river bags). Camp chair. Bike repair kit.
  • What is NOT included on this trip?
    Travel to and from Green River, Utah. Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads). Personal camping gear (can be rented from HRE for $40 to $65). Mountain bike (can be rented from HRE for $150). BLM fee ($10) Alcoholic beverages. Guide gratuity.
  • What if I need to cancel? Who do you recommend for travel insurance?
    If cancellations are made prior to 90 days before the trip, monies will be refunded less a $50.00 service charge per person. If cancellations are made within 90 days and outside of 60 days of the trip date monies will be refunded less a $100.00 service charge per person. Cancellations made within 60 days of the trip date are non-refundable.
  • I'm ready to book, what next?
    A $300 per person deposit is due at the time of booking in order to confirm your spot. The balance is due 60 days prior to departure. If you are booking within 60 days of departure, the full amount is due at the time of booking. Once you book on evo.com, you’ll be introduced to Holiday River Expeditions who will help you prepare and plan for your trip.
  • What is the minimum and maximum number of customers on each trip?
    Each trip will run with a minimum of 4 guests and a maximum of 12 guests.
  • Is there a minimum age required for the trip?
    12 is the minimum age for this trip.
  • When and how do I meet up with the group?
    Most people fly into Salt Lake City, Utah and then make the three-hour drive south to Green River. Alternatively, you can fly into Grand Junction, Colorado, and make the hour-and-a-half drive west to Green River. Plan to stay in a hotel in Green River the night before your trip (not included).
  • I am gluten-free / vegetarian / halal / kosher… will there be food options available for me?
    For all dietary restrictions, please let Holiday River Expeditions know prior to the trip and they will accommodate you. All meals are included. Breakfast consists of eggs to order, omelets, or blueberry pancakes, in addition to fresh fruit, yogurt, granola, hot coffee, juice, and tea. Lunches are deli-style with pasta salads, bagels, vegetables, chicken caesar salad wraps, deli sandwiches. Snacks such as fresh fruit, nuts, chips, and raisins are also provided. Dinners typically feature Dutch oven lasagna, chicken fajitas, or surf-and-turf on the grill, in addition to potatoes, fresh salad, and of course, dessert. Ice water, lemonade, and soda will be provided. You can bring your own alcohol or other specialty beverages and your guides will be happy to keep them cold for you. No glass please.

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