Split Mountain Daily


Pound for pound the Split MTN Daily through Dinosaur National Monument is one of the best beginner rafting stretches in the continental United States.  Class 3 Whitewater is really where we level up from floating to rafting.  These adventures are ideal from the ages of 6 and up.  The rapids are characterized as being splashy and fun with definite pauses in the action to keep cruising and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Dinosaur National Monument’s rivers are given a wilderness categorization which intentionally keeps the daily numbers of participants down, so that people can really feel that they are away from the crowds.  We are maxed at 25 people per day and so is the only other outfitter permitted to run the stretch.  As someone who has guided on the Arkansas, American, Clear Creek and familiar with other operations in Tennessee, North Carolina and West Virginia, I have seen the river corridor lined with as many rafts as the crowded summer roadways in bumper to bumper traffic.  You do not get that here!

What you do get is an opportunity in a short hike to see stunning petroglyph panels from the Fremont Culture.  You get world class rafting in a canyon with geological formations that rival that of the Grand Canyon.  We make you a delicious riverside lunch.  You get serene and sandy river beaches to frolic and splash around in.  You get to traverse trails and check caves that are part of the outlaw trail where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used to use as hideouts.  We see everything from deer and bighorn sheep to bald and golden eagles.  As if that wasn’t over and beyond one of the best things you could do in a day, you can drive into the quarry after the trip and touch dinosaur bones that are 250 million years old.

If you are going to be coming our way or if we just convinced you to come our way book now.  We got high water in the spring and fun splashy flows all season long that are dam controlled.  When a lot of the rivers start doing up in late July, August and September, we still have plenty of fun, refreshing and splashy whitewater for all ages and athletic abilities.  Because we are maxed at 25 spots the availability goes quick.  Secure your plans and join us!  It will be a highlight of your summer for sure.

Stoked to talk and get you on Split Mountain this year.