Colorado Discover Ability has teamed up with the Adventure Bound River Expeditions to offer exciting whitewater river trips. The licensed crew of the Adventure Bound is competent in the specialized skills of river running, knowledgeable in the interpretive aspects of the Colorado Plateau, and are first-aid certified. Adventure Bound has offered professionally-guided whitewater raft trips since 1963, featuring one- to seven-day trips on the Colorado, Green and Yampa rivers in Colorado and Utah.

Exhilirating rapids, beautiful scenery, great side hikes, rustic camping, and incredible food make each of our trips unique and memorable. These whitewater trips will take you through some of the most spectacular whitewater destinations in Colorado and Utah, where fun and excitement never ends.

Our rafting trips are in remote wilderness areas with limited access, including Canyonlands National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Desolation and Westwater canyons. There are no crowds where we'll take you.

Whether you enjoy oar, large pontoon, inflatable kayak or combination format, we have a trip for you. This variety is an important consideration for mixing the experienced rafter with those new to the sport so that everyone can have a great river trip. This mix is accomplished by the inflatable kayak. These craft are self-bailing, stable, highly responsive and very maneuverable.

Yampa - Yampa and Green River Dates and Rates
4 and 5 Day Expeditions
The last of the wild ones! When the Yampa is running, the whole Colorado Plateau is alive with whitewater. See the headwaters of the Colorado River system and ride the crest of one of the best river trips in the world. The water level depends completely on run-off from the snow melt during the first part of the season.
  • These famous waters are compressed between canyon walls creating unforgettable rapids including "Tepee," "Big Joe," and "Warm Springs." Be sure to make your reservations early for this very special run!
  • Rapid Classification: Class III-IV. Peak season: Class V.
  • Craft: Oar rafts and inflatable kayaks

Pre-Register For This Trip
May: 11-14, 27-30
June: 1-4, 8-11, 17-20, 29-July 2

$715 per adult
$670 per youth under 18
$650 group rate per person with 10 or more

July: 1-5

$790 per adult
$730 per youth under 18
$710 group rate per person with 10 or more
Lodore - Green River Dates and Rates
3 and 4 Day Expeditions
A magnificent towering canyon marks the start of the trip at the "Gates of Lodore" and follows one of the most beautiful stretches of river anywhere. Fed by dam-controlled flows from Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the Green River through Lodore Canyon provides rafting fun throughout the summer.

The trip follows part of the route taken in 1869 by Major John Wesley Powell during his epic exploration of this continent's last uncharted wilderness.

Several challenging rapids - including "Hells Half Mile," "Disaster Falls," and "S.O.B." - lie hidden between the sheer cliffs of Lodore.

In the calm stretches wildlife abounds. As the oar-powered rafts quietly float through Lodore Canyon you may see deer, water fowl, beaver, and desert big horn sheep. We consider this trip to be a great inflatable kayak run!
  • Rapid Classification: II - III
  • Craft: oar rafts with inflatable kayaks

Pre-Register For This Trip
May: 20-22
June: 2-4, 8-10, 16-18
July: 8-10, 15-17*, 22-24, 29-31*
August: 5-7

$595 per adult
$550 per youth under 18
$535 group rate of 10 or more

June: 19-22, 24-27, 26-29
July: 4-7
August: 1-4, 12-15, 19-22, 27-30
September: 4-7

$715 per adult
$670 per youth under 18
$650 group rate of 10 or more
Desolation - Green River Dates and Rates
4, 5, and 6 Day Expeditions
We consider the Desolation and Grey Canyons expedition in eastern Utah one of our finest trips in a remote wilderness area. Hidden away in the deepest canyon in Utah are numerous rapids, pristine beaches and cool cottonwood glens.

In calmer stretches, we float the spectacular canyon filled with spires, arches, and balanced rocks. Hiking provides the chance to explore ancient Anasazi Indian ruins and rock art, clear creeks and old abandoned ranches.

Camp is set along the river in wild, completely isolated sites. The sandy beaches cool off in the evenings and provide a memorable backdrop for this adventure getaway.

Due to weight limitations on the charter flight your baggage must weigh less than 25 pounds. If you would like to order beer or soft drinks please call in advance. Our equipment vehicles will transport beverage orders to the launch site the day before the trip.
  • Rapid Classification: II-III
  • Craft:oOar, oar with motor assist, motor cargo rafts, and inflatable kayaks
  • Transportation: charter flight to launch site, van service provided for return to Grand Junction

Pre-Register For This Trip
May: 31-June 3
June: 14-17, 21-24, 28-July 1
July: 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
August: 2-5

$810 per adult
$760 per youth under 18
$740 group rate with 10 or more

May: 24-28, 28-June 1
June: 11-15, 26-30
July: 10-14, 23-27, 31-August 4
August: 6-10, 14-18
September: 4-8, 25-29

$960 per adult
$880 per youth under 18
$865 group rate with 10 or more
Westwater - Colorado River Dates and Rates
1, 2, and 3 Day Expeditions
Hidden away in western Colorado and eastern Utah is Westwater Canyon, which offers an exceptional whitewater rafting trip as the Colorado River begins the last leg of its journey through Colorado.

On this hidden stretch of the Colorado River you can unwind as you enjoy the beauty and solitude of desert canyon country. Side canyon stops allow for a tasty riverside lunch and short hikes to explore hidden splendors including Indian pictographs.

As you float down the Colorado through the multi-hued red sandstone canyons, the uplift of the Colorado Plateau gives rise to the oldest exposed rock in Utah - the precambrian metamorphic gneiss and schist of the "Black Rocks" area.

Not long after entering Utah, the Colorado River begins its descent into Westwater Canyon. The river channel begins to narrow and canyon walls climb to over 1,500 feet above river level.

The water current becomes notably swifter as it is forced into the descending and narrowing channel of Westwater Canyon. It is here that your trip offers the thrill and challenge of running some of the best white water rapids in the region. Colorful names and exciting stories accompany these rapids, especially "Little Dolores," "Funnel Falls," "Skull," and "Sock-it-to-Me."
  • Rapid Classification: III-IV
  • Craft: oar rafts and inflatable kayaks

Pre-Register For This Trip
May: 16, 30
June: 6, 13, 20, 27
July: 4, 11, 18, 25
August: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
September: 5, 12, 19, 26

$150 per adult
$135 per youth under 18
$130 per person group rate with 10 or more

April: 28-29, 30-May 1
May: 6-7, 18-19, 20-21, 25-26, 28-29
June: 1-2, 4-5, 8-9, 11-12, 15-16, 22-23, 25-26, 29-30, 30-July 1
July: 2-3, 4-5, 6-7, 9-10, 13-14, 16-17, 20-21, 23-24, 27-28, 30-31
August: 3-4, 6-7, 10-11, 13-14, 17-18, 20-21, 24-25, 27-28, 31-Sept 1
September: 7-8, 17-18, 24-25
October: 7-8

$335 per adult $310 per youth under 18 $300 per person group rate with 10 or more
Cataract - Colorado River Dates and Rates
3, 4, and 5 Day Expeditions
2, 3, and 7 Day Charter Trips Available
Cataract Canyon, located on the Colorado River southwest of Moab, Utah, is one of America's most rugged and beautiful canyons. Isolated in the southeast corner of Utah, Adventure Bound offers outstanding "big water" trips through outstanding and unique Canyonlands National Park.

The first part of the trip will be spent relaxing and anticipating the upcoming excitement down river. Swim breaks and lots of suntan lotion flavor the start of your trip. Be prepared for a hearty riverside dinner and exciting campfire tales of the rapids of Cataract Canyon.

As we reach the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers, in the heart of Canyonlands, we prepare for the colossal rapids of Cataract. We will be rafting some of the largest whitewater in America. This stretch is truly rugged and action packed. The peak season for the whitewater is May and June, and it moderates through the summer.

The last segment of the trip consists of exploring the lower canyons of the Glen Canyon Recreation area and our final destination, Hite Marina.
  • Rapid Classification: III-IV; during peak season IV-V [May-June]
  • Craft: Motorized pontoon rafts on 2, 3, and 4 day trips. Inflatable kayaks available on 3 and 4 day trips when water conditions permit their use. Oar rafts and inflatable kayaks on 5, 6, and 7 day trips.

Pre-Register For This Trip
3-Day With Land Transportation
May: 12-14, 19-21, 27-29
June: 2-4, 5-7, 9-11, 12-14, 16-18, 19-21, 23-25, 26-28
July: 1-3, 7-9, 14-16, 28-30
August: 7-9, 11-13, 18-20
September: 2-4
3-Day Charter May-September (minimum of 10 participants)

$625 per adult
$575 per youth under 18
$565 group rate with 10 or more
For "River Trip Only" option deduct $100 from above prices

4-Day With Land Transportation
May: 24-27
June: 7-10, 14-17, 21-24, 28-July 1
July: 5-8, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29
August: 2-5, 9-12, 30-Sept 2
September: 13-16
4-Day Charter May-September (minimum of 10 participants)

$765 per adult
$710 per youth under 18
$695 group rate with 10 or more
For "River Trip Only" option deduct $100 from above prices
5-Day With Land Transportation
May: 14-18, 28-June 1
June: 4-8, 11-15, 18-22, 25-29
July: 2-6, 16-20, 30-August 3
August: 6-10, 13-17, 20-24
September: 3-7, 17-21
5, 6 & 7-Day Charter March-November (minimum of 10 participants)

$890 per adult
$830 per youth under18
$810 group rate of 10 or more
For "River Trip Only" option deduct $100 from above prices

From adaptive seating systems, which are strapped to the raft, to a few systems that make our camps accessible, we would venture to say that CDA makes the river and its beaches more accessible than most restaurants in town.