Join Outward Bound and other veterans on this wilderness expedition designed to provide veterans with an opportunity to be together outside the military. For information on eligibility, click here to see the veterans page. This is a one-week classic river trip exploring some of the most beautiful waterways in Utah.
Below its confluence with the Green River in the heart of Canyonlands National Park, the Colorado River becomes one of the swiftest rivers on the continent. Paddle in on a flat-water section to reach twenty-eight exciting rapids that rate with those of the Grand Canyon. In the nearby canyons, fantastic rock shapes carved by the whimsical forces of nature await you as your group ventures off-river.
Start off with a flat-water section to build muscle and technical skills before you and your team begin maneuvering your raft through Class II and III rapids. You learn paddling commands, ruddering strokes and how to anticipate the force of the current from far enough upstream. You and your companions will work to become a team, coordinating your positioning, spacing and your paddle strokes. In places, the canyon rims rise thousands of feet above, enclosing you in a remote world of rushing water, delicate ecosystems and unbelievable beauty.
As you travel the river, you will stop along the way to stretch your legs, explore side trails, canyons and historic or geologic points of interest. These hikes will take you through rough terrain to incredible, remote places that are only accessible by river travelers. The hikes can be long and rigorous, but are always well worth the effort.
To apply for this course click the apply button next to the course dates that work for you. Or better yet, call one of our expert Admission Advisors at 866-467-7651.