Tips for White Water Rafting

White water rafting is for those of you looking for a thrilling adventure in the great outdoors. No doubt you will have an experience of a lifetime, but beware, white water rafting can become addictive. Here are some white water rafting tips to help you prepare for an unforgettable adventure. What Is White Water Rafting?…

three people about to enter the water on kayaks

Kayaking Safety Tips

Kayaking is a ton of fun and more accessible than most people realize. With reasonably priced rentals, virtually anyone can do it. But before you hit the wild waters, you need to know a few safety basics. Kayaking safety is straightforward and in many ways resembles generally hiking and camping safety. Know where you’re going, make sure someone else knows your plan and take the appropriate supplies to be safe in nature. That said, there are a few tips specific to the sport that can help you avoid trouble.

Colorado River level is coming UP!

Here we go for 2015! Not much snow pack out there for the Colorado River Basin to utilize, but we’re starting to see the effects of snow melt from this past warming trend. In the last few days we have seen a rise of about 10,000 cfs, which is impressive by anyone’s standards. What is…

Swiftwater Rescue Training

Canyon Voyages Adventure Company is hosting the Swiftwater Safety Institute for a Swiftwater Rescue Training class. Space is limited to 12 students. Lead instructor is Eric Riley of Swiftwater Safety Institute and assisted by Scott Solle from Canyon Voyages. This class is open to rescue professionals, river guides, and private boaters. Class fills up fast…

Removal of Culvert above Westwater Canyon

What Happened Figuring out what to do. During our Mid-September monsoon rains a side stream flash flooded causing an extremely large culvert to wash into the Colorado River.  Luckily it ended up near the Westwater Ranger Station and not in the fast moving section of Westwater Canyon.  One can only imagine the dangers that could…

2014 River Rafting Trips are Underway!

I’ve been cruising around the beautiful, red rock town of Moab, Utah and it’s looking like everyone is gearing up for the upcoming river season. During the day the air temps are hanging around the mid-60’s and climbing, with the night time in the high 30’s low 40’s. That’s still a bit cool for the…