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Moab

Rafting - Moab Daily (Intro Clinic)

Registration closes Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM

Rafting - Moab Daily (Intro Clinic)
Rafting - Moab Daily (Intro Clinic)

Time & Location

Jul 13, 2024, 5:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Moab, Moab, UT 84532, USA

Guests

About the event

*This is a lottery event. You will be notified on May 8th if you got in. If you are on the waiting list, you will be notified as spots open up.

(there are 24 spots available for this trip)

Itinerary - *DO NOT ENTER RIVER AFTER 3 PM when the upriver winds pick up

Carpooling - 6 am

Lower Onion Campground Put-in – 10 am

Take Out Beach - 2 pm (takes 3 1/2 - 5 1/2 hrs)

Shuttle pick up/raft roll up - 3 pm

Moab/Food - 4 pm

Home - 9 pm

Cost: $30 pp for raft rental

Directions: Moab Utah, east on Hwy 128 (pit toilets at each location)

Put in - Lower Onion Creek Campground 

Take out - Take Out Beach 

(Leave one car at Take Out Beach 10.2 miles up canyon from traffic light; leave all

other vehicles at Lower Onion Creek about 10.6 miles up canyon from Take Out

Beach - shuttle takes about 45 min to retrieve vehicles after float)

Activity:

Rafting Moab Daily - 6 Class 2-3 rapids on the Colorado River:

Onion Creek rapid (about *5 min after put in; run it center - easy)

Professor Rapid (about 15 min from previous rapid; run it center - easy)

New Rapid (about 20 min from previous rapid; run it center - easy - awesome place to

float in just life jacket when the river turns right after the rapid)

Rocky Rapid (about 25 min from previous rapid; run it left, then right - watch right wall

- moderate when water is higher)

Whites Rapid (about 1 hr from previous rapid; when you see cabins/dock on the left

bank; run it right along the wall, then quick left - moderate)

Salts Rapid (about 45 min from previous rapid; run it left - easy)

about 10 min float from Salts Rapid to Take Out Beach

*times are estimated from 1500 CFPS - at very slow year

Trip Report (start at Lower Onion instead of Hittle Bottom to avoid a flat water 1hr float)

Beach time - Sandy Beach take out (up canyon about 5 min drive from Take Out Beach) -

great place to relax with kids on the river shore with a sandy beach.

Gear: thin T-shirt, thin long-sleeve shirt, rain jacket, shorts or hiking pants, swimming suit, running shoes or sandals - NO FLIP FLOPS, 2 L water in water bottle - NO CAMEL BAKS, 3-4 snacks plus lunch in gallon ziplock bag, dry bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, first aid kit., waterproof phone case, raft (rent), lifejackets (rent), paddles (rent), electric pump - essential to pump up from car (rent), hand pump (rent), patch kit (rent), throw bag (rent)

Rentals:

5-6 man raft - $60 BYU Outdoors Unlimited includes paddles, life jackets, hand pump and

patch kit; $65 UVU Outdoor Adventure Center includes paddles, life jackets, hand pump

and patch kit; $85 U of U Outdoor Adventures includes paddles, life jackets, hand pump

and patch kit

Throw Bag - $5 BYU Outdoors Unlimited UVU Outdoor Adventure Center

Dry Bag - $6 109 Liters BYU  Outdoors Unlimited; $4 small, $7 large UVU Outdoor Adventure

Center; $4 small, $7 large U of U Outdoor Adventures

Electric Pump - $15 BYU Outdoors Unlimited

Guide: Elisa Opt Hof 801-836-4358

Base Commander: JD Hacken 801-793-1809

Registration closes Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM

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