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Cataract Canyon (Moab to Hite), UT

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Distance One Way 110 miles
Trailhead Elevation 3,947 feet
Interest Perennial Creek
Dogs not allowed
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Preferred   May, Jun, Sep, Oct
Sun  7:02am - 5:04pm
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Overview
Cataract Canyon (Moab to Hite) is a 110 mile one way raft trip. Located 8 miles southwest of Moab Utah.


The Colorado River from Moab to Hite is known as Cataract Canyon. It involves rapids up to class 4 (out of 5) but can grow to class 5 during high spring snowmelts. A permit is needed from the NPS due to passing through Canyonlands National Park.

It is flatwater for about 50 miles, then about 30 miles of rapids, then about 30 miles of flatwater.


The trip is floated in about 6 days, or with a motor in about 3 days. You must follow all NPS enforced safety rules restrictions and gear.

The low water takeout is before Hite on the north side of the river near highway 95.

HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    Canyonlands National Park
    Vehicles: $10 (Good for 7 days)


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    To raft trip
    From Moab, go north across the Colorado River and turn left onto Potash Rd. Take Potash rd to where it begins to climb away from the river, and turn left onto the boater access area.
    page created by nonot on Sep 20 2015 2:15 pm
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