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Rafting the Provo River

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Blog Post - July 27, 2019

We booked our excursion to raft down the Provo River through High Country Adventures.

We drove to their parking lot up Provo Canyon and got checked in. We had filled out our waivers beforehand.

They let you hang your car keys in their office so you don't lose them on the river.

We got wrist bands and went over by the river and got our life vests.

Then we got onto our bus and headed up the river to start our excursion.

Provo River Rafting

We went down a small embankment and got into our raft.

Getting into our river raft

The water is deep in some areas and really shallow in other areas. The shallow water is crystal clear water.

Provo River

We passed a few campgrounds where the kids were squirting rafters and tubers with their squirt guns. It felt refreshing on a hot day!

Campground on the Provo River

We saw a lot of people fly fishing. In this pic, they actually caught a fish in their net.

Fly fishing in the Provo River

The Provo River is considered a Class 1 rapids, which is mild. A lot of areas were really calm. The views were so beautiful.

Rafting on the Provo River
Provo River
Provo River
Provo River

We reached a part of the river that has two bridges. Most of the people on Tubes got out and walked around this area. Our guide took us through with no problems.

Bridge on the Provo River
Bridge on the Provo River

As we went through the second bridge we got really close to the sides.

Bridge on the Provo River
Bridge on the Provo River

We hit a calm part of the river and our guide let me take a turn guiding our raft. It was so fun!

Jordan River Rafting on the Provo River

Jared also took a turn and turned out to be a natural at it.

Jared River Rafting on the Provo River

The views of the trees and mountains were breathtaking.

Provo River
Provo River
Provo River

Our guide showed us a cool rock that is surrounded by a deep area of water. We crossed over and took turns jumping off this rock.

Walking over rocks on the Provo River
Jared jumping off a rock in the Provo River
Tarin jumping off a rock in the Provo River

We got back in our raft and headed down the river.

Provo River

We got back to where we parked and got off the Provo River. It took us about an hour and 20 minutes. It was so fun!

Getting out of our raft on the Provo River

Our excursion included a barbeque at the end. We were really hungry and this was a perfect end to our day. The food was delicious!

Barbeque on the Provo River

Overall, rafting down the Provo River was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend it!


High Country Adventure - Provo River Rafting Start Point:

3702 E Provo Canyon Rd, Provo, UT 84604:

(Click on the map above to go to a Google Maps larger view.)


The price was $54 per adult and $36 per child. We had 6 adults and 1 child. The barbeque meal was $29 per person.

Total Cost Breakdown:

6 Adults = $324

1 Child = $36

7 People for the barbeque x $29 = $203

Total Cost: $563

Note: The barbeque was delicious, but I didn't think it was worth $29 per person. I would do the rafting again, but I wouldn't pay for the barbeque again.


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