Moab Daily - Paddling
See canyon country as the early explorers did—from the middle of the Colorado River.
Destination Distance From Downtown
The half-dozen rapids on the Moab Daily range from Class I to Class III, depending on water levels. While you won't be running any gnarly whitewater, paddlers should have working knowledge of rapid running and self-rescue—and, as always, wear a PFD.
Time To Complete
The time this run takes depends largely on the water level. (Consider, too, the time it takes to set a shuttle at the end of a 13-mile run—unless you'll be making your way back up the canyon under your own power!)
The mighty Colorado is runnable here even at low water; be sure to check the current flows before heading out to get an idea of what you're in for.
This, too, depends on water levels, as well as what kind of rig you're paddling—some pups are right at home on the deck of a boat, while others would rather be literally anywhere else. No specific regulations prohibit dogs from this stretch of river (though after Salt Wash Rapid, you'll need to avoid pulling up on river right, which is within the boundaries of Arches National Park), but know your dog and plan accordingly.
No permits are required for private groups to run the Moab Daily, though camping regulations apply to paddlers who split the trip into two days.