Westwater Canyon Multi-Sport - 4 Days of the Best of Moab, Utah!
THE BEST 4 DAYS IN MOAB - WESTWATER CANYON MULTI-SPORT
Westwater Canyon was rated as the West's best short whitewater rafting trip by National Geographic Adventurer. The day of Westwater Canyon rafting will thrill you silly. Stay 3 nights at beautiful Red Cliffs Lodge, in the heart of Moab's Castle Valley and soak up the surroundings. Take in a horseback ride if you want while there! A Hummer Safari will amaze you and you'll not be sure how to describe it to your friends back home. Take the free time you have to explore on your own through Arches National Park, or choose to add-on any sort of activities you're keen to try! Have a sporting good time!
Westwater Property Tour
A short walking tour of 160 acres near Westwater, Utah. Commentary is from original video (unscripted).
Colorado River at Westwater, Utah
At the portage area.
Red Cliffs Lodge restaurant
Moab Jet Boat 16 July 2015 - Bon Jovi Story Part I
Where they filmed Blaze of Glory Music Video in Utah.
Secrets of the Southwest - Rafting Grand Canyon & Moab, Utah on the Colorado River
Get vacation ideas and plan the most unforgettable adventure travel itinerary with Western River Expeditions ( and Moab Adventure Center (moabadventurecenter.com) in one of the last explored regions of the United States - the desert southwest. Hiding some of her most astounding secrets in the magnificent landscapes surrounding Moab, Utah and the Grand Canyon, the southwest is calling you. Her voice the sound of dripping water echoing in cavernous grottoes, the roar of Colorado River rapids rushing towards the sea, or the powerful silence of the star-studded sky. With over 50 years experience, you can trust the details of your southwest journey to Western River Expeditions (westernriver.com) and Moab Adventure Center (moabadventurecenter.com). Your guides will unfold an adventure many are calling the most unforgettable vacation of their lives.
Lodore Family Values
Bill Strong of Denver shares pictures from his family rafting trips down the Gates of Lodore
Colorado River Raft Trip in Westwater canyon on the Colorado river
The Colorado begins at La Poudre Pass in the Southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado, at just under 2 miles (3 km) above sea level. After a short run south, the river turns west below Grand Lake, the largest natural lake in the state. For the first 250 miles (400 km) of its course, the Colorado carves its way through the mountainous Western Slope, a sparsely populated region defined by the portion of the state west of the Continental Divide. As it flows southwest, it gains strength from many small tributaries, as well as larger ones including the Blue, Eagle and Roaring Fork rivers. After passing through De Beque Canyon, the Colorado emerges from the Rockies into the Grand Valley, a major farming and ranching region where it meets one of its largest tributaries, the Gunnison River, at Grand Junction. Most of the upper river is a swift whitewater stream ranging from 200 to 500 feet (60 to 150 m) wide, the depth ranging from 6 to 30 feet (2 to 9 m), with a few notable exceptions, such as the Blackrocks reach where the river is nearly 100 feet (30 m) deep. In a few areas, such as the marshy Kawuneeche Valley near the headwaters and the Grand Valley, it exhibits braided characteristics.
Arcing northwest, the Colorado begins to cut across the eponymous Colorado Plateau, a vast area of high desert centered at the Four Corners of the southwestern United States. Here, the climate becomes significantly drier than that in the Rocky Mountains, and the river becomes entrenched in progressively deeper gorges of bare rock, beginning with Ruby Canyon and then Westwater Canyon as it enters Utah, now once again heading southwest. Farther downstream it receives the Dolores River and defines the southern border of Arches National Park, before passing Moab and flowing through The Portal, where it exits the Moab Valley between a pair of 1,000-foot (300 m) sandstone cliffs.
In Utah, the Colorado flows primarily through the slickrock country, which is characterized by its narrow canyons and unique folds created by the tilting of sedimentary rock layers along faults. This is one of the most inaccessible regions of the continental United States. Below the confluence with the Green River, its largest tributary, in Canyonlands National Park, the Colorado enters Cataract Canyon, named for its dangerous rapids, and then Glen Canyon, known for its arches and erosion-sculpted Navajo sandstone formations. Here, the San Juan River, carrying runoff from the southern slope of Colorado's San Juan Mountains, joins the Colorado from the east. The Colorado then enters northern Arizona, where since the 1960s Glen Canyon Dam near Page has flooded the Glen Canyon reach of the river, forming Lake Powell for water supply and hydroelectricity generation
In Arizona, the river passes Lee's Ferry, an important crossing for early explorers and settlers and since the early 20th century the principal point where Colorado River flows are measured for apportionment to the seven U.S. and two Mexican states in the basin. Downstream, the river enters Marble Canyon, the beginning of the Grand Canyon, passing under the Navajo Bridges on a now southward course. Below the confluence with the Little Colorado River, the river swings west into Granite Gorge, the most dramatic portion of the Grand Canyon, where the river cuts up to one mile (1.6 km) into the Colorado Plateau, exposing some of the oldest visible rocks on Earth, dating as long ago as 2 billion years. The 277 miles (446 km) of the river that flow through the Grand Canyon are largely encompassed by Grand Canyon National Park and are known for their difficult whitewater, separated by pools that reach up to 110 feet (34 m) in depth.
Grand Canyon National Park, Monument Valley, Glen Canyon - Lumix G7
Small video from my trip to the American Southwest. Visited the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, Glen Canyon and Antelope Canyon. Unfortunately couldn't film inside Antelope.
Filmed with a Panasonic Lumix G7 and a variety of lenses.
Colorado River Rafting - Expeditions Colorado River Rafting - Best River Rafting in Utah
Colorado River Rafting
Enjoy the best adventure with a touch of class at Sheri Griffith Expeditions in Moab, Utah, the adventure Capital of the West. Named one of the Best Outfitters on Earth by National Geographic, Sheri Griffith’s Expeditions also won The Utah’s Best of State Award for River Outfitter. Since 1971, Sheri Griffith River Colorado River Rafting Expeditions has been the premier whitewater rafting outfitter in Moab, Utah. We run 7 different stretches on the Colorado River, Green River and Yampa River. Our trips go through national parks, national monuments, national historic areas and wild and scenic rivers. Sheri Griffith River Expeditions is an authorized concessionaire of both Canyonlands National Park and Dinosaur National Monument. Colorado River Rafting offers a wilderness experience as well as the adventure of a lifetime. A Colorado river rafting trip can be enjoyed by the whole family, couples or solo travelers. When choosing your trip consider the length of time you have, the intensity of whitewater you want and time of year that is best for you. A typical day Colorado river rafting includes, waking up to the smell of fresh coffee and a delicious breakfast. Then break camp and begin your day on the Colorado river rafting, watching wildlife and enjoying quiet time listening to the birds. Lunch is served mid-day and then we are back on the river to swim or take on a rapid. Then look forward to the dinner feasts. Delicious! For more fantastic information on Colorado River Rafting please call us today at 800-332-2439.
Whitewater on the River
Whitewater rafting in Utah Vacations with Sheri Griffith River Expeditions
Green River Utah Rafting Expedition
Some videos from our summer 2016 family vacation to Desolation Canyon / Green River in Utah, United States
RAFTING THE COLORADO, MOAB UTAH | RED RIVER ADVENTURES
Trip to the US. Rafting the colorado river with Red River Adventures.
Colorado River Rafting outside Moab Utah
Video from our family trip out to southern Utah. We did the Rim to River tour with Red River Adventures and this is the video of the rafting portion along the Colorado River.
Colorado River Rafting AM Half Day Adventure - Moab, Utah
MOAB ADVENTURE CENTER
Rafting the Colorado River on the AM Half Day Adventure is the perfect introduction to rafting in the southwest. Experience paddling and splashing down several miles of the Colorado River and then be back in Moab, Utah just in time to find a nice lunch someplace and move on to other adventures for the afternoon hours. We recommend going for longer if you can, you will wish your trip was longer once you get on the river!
Rafting the Rapids of the Gates of Lodore
The Green was running 3000 cfs when we rafted the Gates of Lodore in Aug 2011.
Lost in a slot canyon.
Utah Adventure (Day 3) Part 3.
Nothing like getting lost the first day of the hike....
As you descend into Coyote Gulch via crack in the wall
there are two ways down to the Escalante River where the canyon begins.
We unfortunately took the wrong trail and ended up on a 50ft cliff with no way down.
Part 3 of our epic hike in Coyote Gulch, Escalante Utah...
Bruce Hornsby and the Range_
Heres what I took.
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