Rafting the Provo River
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.
We went down a small embankment and got into our raft.
The water is deep in some areas and really shallow in other areas. The shallow water is crystal clear water.
We passed a few campgrounds where the kids were squirting rafters and tubers with their squirt guns. It felt refreshing on a hot day!
We saw a lot of people fly fishing. In this pic, they actually caught a fish in their net.
The Provo River is considered a Class 1 rapids, which is mild. A lot of areas were really calm. The views were so beautiful.
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.
As we went through the second bridge we got really close to the sides.
We hit a calm part of the river and our guide let me take a turn guiding our raft. It was so fun!
Jared also took a turn and turned out to be a natural at it.
The views of the trees and mountains were breathtaking.
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.
We got back in our raft and headed down the 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!
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!
Overall, rafting down the Provo River was an amazing experience. I would highly recommend it!
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.
These are the things that I recommend you bring:
- A towel and change of clothes.