Westwater Canyon
Musical Raft Trip

Westwater Canyon
Musical Raft Trip


Aug 20 - 23 2023


Note: Aug. 20 evening orientation only; Aug. 21 departure
All of the day




Ruby-Horsethief and Westwater Canyons
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Join us on this three-day, two-night trip that conquers Westwater Canyon, including the notorious Skull Rapid. Together, we experience the contrast between the serene solitude of the upper canyon and the exciting rapids of the lower canyon and its gorgeous pink and black Precambrian rock formations, the earliest of the geologic ages.

Moab Music Festival artists perform daily in programs that complement this extraordinary wilderness.

The trip includes:

  • Daily concerts given by Moab Music Festival musicians (click the “Artists & Program” button above for more details)
  • Rafting through some of the world’s most famous whitewater rapids (Class III-IV)
  • Floating two sections to Westwater Canyon and Ruby-Horsethief Canyon
  • Hiking, swimming and floating amidst the canyon’s magnificent scenery
  • Expert river guides set up camp and cook delicious meals in comfortable riverside sites

National Geographic calls this remarkable section of the Colorado River “The West’s Best Short Whitewater Trip.”

Artists & Program



Programs to be announced on the river.

Important Details

Event location: Westwater Canyon and Ruby-Horsethief Canyon on the Colorado River.

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Orientation: Sunday, August 20, 5:00 pm, at Sheri Griffith River Expeditions (SGRE), 2231 US-191, Moab

Departure on river: Monday, August 21, 7:00 am, from SGRE

Return: Wednesday, August 23, 5:00 pm, to SGRE. End time may vary.

Ages 16 +

Participants should be in general good health, possess a moderate level of physical strength and agility, and be comfortable in the outdoors. No previous experience necessary.

No pets allowed.

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River outfitter:  Sheri Griffith River Expeditions

All concerts, parking, shuttle to and from the river, waterproof bags and safety gear are included. High quality, clean tents, sleeping bags and pads are provided. We will email a packing list to you.

All meals, snacks, water, beverages, beer and wine are included.
Non-refundable ticket: $2,200

After we process your payment, your ticket is not refundable. Please call us at 435-259-7003 to discuss your trip before you purchase tickets. We can answer your questions and help you decide if this trip is right for you.

$500 of your ticket price is tax deductible

Proceeds benefit our education and community engagement programs

Program, artists, and locations are subject to change without notice

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