What to expect

Utah’s desert climate can change unexpectedly at any moment.  The days are almost too hot in the summer but the nights can often drop by as much as 50 degrees.  The Colorado River is usually a little on the cold side except for the summer months during June- August.  Plenty of sunscreen and a pair of sunglasses are a must.  Most daily trips include a short bus ride of about 10-15 miles up river and take out a couple miles up the river road.  Expect to see several other boats and river companies along the way.  Everyone is usually friendly and different companies play well together.   Consult your choice of local river running companies for a list of what to bring with you on a daily river trip all the way up to a multiple day Cataract Canyon trip.

River Maps