About Us – 20 Years of Adventure!

Providing the best in outdoor adventure and education since 2003!

We started rafting in 2003 with three rafts and a van. Since that time we have gone on to expand our operations into rock and ice climbing, canyoneering, guided ski touring, travel trips and outdoor education. We have hosted over 85,000 guests and spent over 110,000 days in the field! We are so proud that this has garnered 5-star rankings across all online review sites.

We work hard to provide an experience that is more than a river trip or a day spent climbing. We strive to ensure that time spent with us is time that you will always look back on fondly. We want to leave you with memories that bring a smile to your face no matter where you are, no matter what you are doing, and no matter how much time has passed.

We pride ourselves in the quality of our trips and our ability to work with our guests. In an industry that is often about tight schedules and ordering your adventure by the number, Red River Adventures is more than happy to customize any of our trips whenever feasible.

We are willing to work with the guest to provide exactly what they envision.
We’ve had the opportunity to host weddings, receptions, family reunions and corporate team-building events. We have helped major universities with trips focused on geology, photography and creative writing. We’ve hosted journalists and even helped with a funeral. We did these trips not because we already offered them; we did these trips because we love to, and you asked!

We are an owner-operated business staffed with people who make their living in the outdoors. No matter the season you’ll find the owners, guides and staff outside. Rafting is only one of the things that we love. We climb mountains, rock and ice. We mountain bike, backpack, surf, whitewater and sea kayak, cross-country, resort and backcountry ski. We count owls and desert tortoises, shoot photos, write guide books, teach skiing and raise children. In short, we love the outdoors and spend every moment we can outside.

We have a tremendous amount of experience and expertise. Because of our love and experience of wild places and our constant desire to be outside, we have gained a knowledge base that can’t be won through school or training alone. From the top of Denali to the bottom of the Grand Canyon, we’ve been there and become better for it.

We have extensive knowledge of and certification in whitewater rescue, climbing safety and technique, wilderness first aid and CPR. In addition to a deep reservoir of personal experience, our rafting guides are licensed by the state of Utah, have Wilderness First Responder and/or First Aid/CPR certifications, and are insured. Many guides also have swiftwater rescue training. Our climbing and canyoneering guides are AMGA-certified for the terrain in which they operate. Our skiing guides are certified for the terrain, and some are world-renowned for their experience. All of our guides are intimately acquainted with not only the river, rock and snow, but also with the incredible surroundings of the areas we guide.

Our goal is to make your vacation special. Through sharing our love of the outdoors, rock, and rivers, and the incredible country through which they run, we hope to ensure Moab and Red River Adventures are places that you’ll want to visit again and again.

River Rafting Reviews and Red River Adventure Testimonials!

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Papa Fitzgerald
August 18, 2022

Our guide rocked!

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Brenda Fitzgerald
August 18, 2022

Noah was awesome!

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Svet Mc
August 15, 2022

This was well organized whitewater rafting. With timing , transportation , and safety masseurs. Our young guide Hudson was excellent. With a lot of experience in water sports and mountaineering . Did great job to help us skillfully go down the river with ease and it was fun . Will go back to Red River Adventures .

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Rhiannon Seneli
August 15, 2022

Guides were great and entertaining. Great family activity! Our youngest was 7 and he had as much fun as the adults.

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Féodora Zussy
August 14, 2022

Magnifique descente du Colorado, on a pu se baigner et profiter de la fraîcheur du fleuve. Une équipe jeune et dynamique.

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Jisu Kim
August 14, 2022

My son has really gotten into climbing for the past 4-5 months, so we booked this guided tour and took a quick trip out to Park City area for our first outdoor climbing adventure. I called a local climbing gym prior to booking and they highly recommend Red River Adventures and they did not disappoint. Full disclosure, I was a bit apprehensive and nervous, since I've only been climbing for a few weeks (to build up callouses mostly!). Thus, I was probably a bit "overzealous" about asking questions by calling and emailing, haha... However, Carl and the staff at Red River were AWESOME. They were patient and were able to guide me to the appropriate package (Full day climb, single pitch, top-roping, Wasatch mountain range). On the day of the climb, we met our guide, Cass, and she was able to feel out what we were capable of as well as what we wanted to get out of the day. Cass was a fantastic guide who was super friendly and worked HARD to set things up for us. She gave us enough instructions, but wasn't intrusive at all. That is, she allowed us to feel out and explore the climb on our own without just telling us where the next hold is, etc. This made us really think about what we were doing up there and made the experience much more personal...like, "I really did that on my own!"...a feeling of accomplishment. We were able to get in excellent climbing at all levels. Although we spent the whole day at the single location (Salt Lake Slips, Central Wasatch), there were plenty of climbs of different levels to push us (me, mostly!). The final climb, Witchhunt (5.10a), was awesome. Although it was a challenge I was unable to overcome, it ended up being the highlight of a fantastic day. I would highly, highly recommend Red River Adventures to anyone who asks and have already told a couple of my friends about them.

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Brian Deyaert
August 13, 2022

Wonderful, fun & safe experience. From checkin to drop off, smooth and top notch experience. Will use company again!

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Nick Bernfeld
August 13, 2022

What a true Amazing trip! Loved this white water rafting trip class 3/4 rapids, the guides did a great job at making us feel safe, would def try it again!

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Erin L
August 12, 2022

This was an Amazing trip! We came from Illinois and had never seen or done anything like it! Our guide, Kenzie was so great! I highly recommend this if you are looking for an adventure!

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Marco Colombo
August 12, 2022

Great Experience, Great Team, Great Ride ! Our leader Sam was super, RedRiver remains top rated in Moab ! Marco (Italy) .

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Gina Marino
August 11, 2022

This was an amazing first time adventure! From the well organized briefing to assigning safety gear to 30 minute bus ride, which was highly entertaining, to traveling down the gorgeous Colorado River! Huge shout out to all our guides! Yall funny! Emily was our river guide and we loved her! This ride is a nice and easy introduction to rafting, great for young and old! We wanted to wish those who are returning to their studies a great year!

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Brandon Nelson
August 10, 2022

We really enjoyed our 1/2 day river rafting trip. There was a bus full of guests that morning but our family of 5 got our own boat and guide Ryan. Ryan was awesome, professional and fun and let us swim and enjoy the water.

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Johnathan Hintz
August 9, 2022

The staff at Red River were fantastic and fun. Our guide was knowledgeable about the area, the geology of the region and shared a lot of info beyond rafting. The ride to and from the Moab site was beautiful. Our bus driver was a delight. It was a nice diversion from hiking in the parks on our weeks vacation.

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Amanda Bailey
August 9, 2022

Such a fantastic day. My girls (9 and 13) were disappointed when it ended. Lucas was such a great guide. He totally knew what would make a great tour for us and just ran with it. We would absolutely book again and probably the full day next time. Such fun!!!

Great trip. Scenery was fantastic. Sam our guide was thorough and provided history of the area.

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David Stutman
August 8, 2022

Our trip was great and Hudson was a great guide. Thanks!

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Greg Lawrence
August 7, 2022

Lucas was a good guide, very good for neophytes to work with. Connor & Hudson are real good, too, good info on the bus rides up & back. We got to float out IN the river, too, very enjoyable. Highly recommended; my wife & I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves as the oldest in our 3-boat group (63 & 55yo).

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Amanda DelliColli
August 6, 2022

Unfortunately due to drought the rapids were a little lack luster but our guide Hudson was amazing! He was telling jokes, spinning us in the rapids and keeping us very entertained! Def ask for Hudson:)

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Justine McGinley
August 6, 2022

We booked the 1/2 day float trip and had a great time. The entire staff was very friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The entire trip was very well organized and our family of 5 (including 3 teens) really enjoyed the experience. I would definitely recommend!!

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Nora & Damon Duncan
August 5, 2022

Had a blast with Sam @ Red River Adventures!

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Erin Arnoldi
August 4, 2022

My kids enjoyed the rock-climbing experience. The most experienced climber would have liked more challenges, but the lesser experienced climbers were challenged appropriately. I felt like they were safe at all times.

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Knox25
August 2, 2022

One day Guided Rock Climbing - Salt Lake City Could not recommend enough. Highly professional, very organised and an incredible intro to climbing outdoors. Shout out to Cass my guide who was seriously brilliant, so knowledgeable about everything I asked and was able to tailor the day to doing some intro to lead training too! Being a female (travelling alone) I was a little bit nervous about going alone - if you are in a similar situation, this is the company to go with. Thanks again, you made my trip. Hope to be back another time.

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Dany Elsener
August 2, 2022

Freundlicher Staff und motivierte Guides. Im Sommer wohl eher eine einfache Gummiboottour, denn River Rafting.

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Devon Davies
August 1, 2022

Our guide Emily was fantastic on the Chamisa canyoneering trip. I doubted my ability to complete some of the challenges on this hike and she encouraged and instructed me the whole way. She was equally great with the more able guests. Highly recommend.

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Jennifer Goldman
August 1, 2022

We had the best experience. Incredible hike, repelling and guide! Thank you. We’d definitely do it again.

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Samantha Walker
August 1, 2022

My friends and I did the 1/2 day Towers trip as our first time rafting. The guide, Hudson, was very knowledgeable and great at directing us on the paddle boat. It was so much fun! We can’t wait to try some higher level rafting next. Thank you!

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Maeve Kammerer
August 1, 2022

Carl is an awesome guide! My husband and I needed help learning multi-pitch climbing. Carl was super Knowledgeable, patient, and attentive to our needs. Thanks Red River Adventures for such an awesome experience!

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Jarrod Clark
July 31, 2022

We arranged a half day Canyoneering tour for me and 4 girls (ages 8-14). Red River Adventures was great in offering suggestions for this group. Booking online was easy. A member of this group had reservations about going, but Dan spoke honestly and gently. She decided to participate and was so happy she did. Dan is a great guide and helped when needed, but encouraged everyone during this great Canyoneering adventure. Looking forward to returning for another adventure.

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Judy Stoldt
July 30, 2022

We had Alex as our guide and she was wonderful!! The view is amazing and we had a lot of fun getting off the raft and swimming. My teenage girls really enjoyed it and got a lot of pics to share with their friends.

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Leah Sewell
July 29, 2022

Red River Adventures is so organized, thorough, and friendly. Appreciated all the information they shared about the area, the terrain, stories, and more. Emily is an amazing guide—personable, informative, and such a good driver of the raft. Any age would find this enjoyable!

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Jonah Neal
July 28, 2022

We had a blast! Sophie was an excellent guide and my 9 yo son said we need to do the full-day tour next time. :)

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Erin Gantz
July 28, 2022

Emily was a great guide! Relaxing trip down the river and lots of knowledge given about the area.

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Elaine Porter
July 28, 2022

We had a great trip! The staff was excellent and so helpful, and the trip was beautiful and scenic! Loved being able to swim in the river!

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Tyler DiF
July 28, 2022

Really fun experience overall, all the guides were welcoming and friendly, good for all ages

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Joseph Novak
July 27, 2022

Adam was a great guide. Canyoneering with Red River Adventures was one of the highlights of our trip. Highly recommended!

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Jon Olin
July 26, 2022

This was a great day on the river. Beautiful scenery, refreshing swim, and a great guide - Connor. Fun activity in Moab and the rapids were pretty mellow (at least in July when we went) - good for first timers like our fam.

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Christine DeClue
July 26, 2022

Our guide made our trip down the river so much fun!

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Samantha
July 25, 2022

We had an amazing experience with Mikayla! She included my kid in everything! Noah was with a separate group but in the bus with us and he was fantastic as well!!

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Mark Fish
July 25, 2022

The staff was very friendly and helpful. Took my son on his first river trip and we had an excellent time. I would highly recommend this place to anybody that is looking for a river trip.

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Gretchen Lieberman
July 25, 2022

My sons (ages 11, 14, and 18 with a range of experience) all had a fabulous morning of rock climbing with Noah M last week. He had a perfect combination of skill, safety and responsibility, and a laidback spirit that was the ticket to success for my boys. All three of them successfully scrambled up four different courses that Noah showed them how to do. They all agreed it was one of the best adventures of our 9-day trip around the region.

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M Lass
July 24, 2022

Simply outstanding! We took a half-day tour with two rappels and a couple hours of hiking through a canyon along a running stream. Check-in was quick & easy, with all equipment provided. Our guide Emily was a blast - great to talk with as she guided us through some spectacular local canyons. She made sure we were comfortable with rappelling (our group had a variety of experience levels) and she clearly had the knowledge and experience in case of any issues (how often do you get to hike and rappel with an ER nurse?). Rappelling into canyons provided incredible views on the way down, and each rappel had ample time to "stop and look around" on the way down. The only downside was that we did not have enough time to go back and take another tour. Red River has a variety of tours available, so there should be something for everyone. Highly recommended - great staff and a great experience!

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Mitchell Furman
July 24, 2022

Great river guides and very nice employees! They were very helpful making our nine year olds comfortable with rafting.

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Hope Caviness
July 24, 2022

Sophia was an amazing guide! So friendly and fun, we had an awesome time!

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Amanda Song
July 23, 2022

Erin was an awesome guide. We had a ton of fun, she was extremely knowledgeable about the history and geography of the area, pointed out the bald eagles nesting in the cliffs and got us safely and comfortably down the river. Even though it was a hot day, being on the water was refreshing and pleasant I would definitely recommend this rafting trip.

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Angelica Sangsvang
July 23, 2022

This trip was well organized and enjoyable. As a first time rafting experience for our family it was perfect. Lily our guide was very informative. She even gave some great restaurant recommendations on the way back to town!

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Brande Schaub
July 23, 2022

Had a great time today. Guides were great and enough adventure for the kids!

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Andrew locks
July 22, 2022

We had a great time. Everything was organized and the Guide Erin was fantastic!

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Ginger Locks
July 22, 2022

Great communication and info from team. Everyone was engaging and professional. Highly recommend

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Ryan Gardner
July 22, 2022

Second time back. Awesome experience repelling Morning Glory. Guides are knowledgeable and friendly. Thanks, Noah!

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Mindy Andreasen
July 22, 2022

Noah was an incredible tour guide, he made the experience even more enjoyable! Thank you