Friday, September 4, 2015 : Westwater Canyon, rafting on Colorado River


One more time, we have to get up early. Our appointment for a rafting trip on Colorado River is at 7am. Westwater Canyon is one of its most spectacular stretches, while remaining accessible to properly supervised rookie rafters.

 

Westwater Canyon, rafting trip on Colorado River

Westwater Canyon, rafting trip on Colorado River

 

The trip begins softly. Gunnar, our guide, has all the time to thoroughly explain us the geology of the canyon, while insisting on the safety rules without which such a trip would not be possible.

 

After lunch, things get a little rougher. We cross a series of Class 3 and 4 rapids (on a scale of 1 to 6). It is highly spectacular. We should be able to do a nice little clip with what we filmed with the GoPro.

 

At the end of the trip, we are soaked wet but exhilarated. This excursion is an absolute must !


UT-128, one of the most scenic roads in the West

UT-128,one of the most scenic roads in the West

 

We end up the day by riding 20-odd miles on UT-128, one of the most scenic roads in the West. It crosses desert landscapes, a canyon and various sandstone formations. A hurried stagecoach or a cavalry regiment would not look out of place.