Put-in: Mineral Bottom
Take-out: Confluence/Spanish Bottom
Paddling distance: 52 miles
Dates: 9/9-9/14, 2022
River difficulty: Class I
ACA Event Status: ACA sanctioned trip. CURRENT ACA membership or $10 event fee required. Helmets not required
Meet-up time at Tex’s in Moab, UT: TBD, but probably about 10:00am (might depend on the wind predictions for that
Estimated time of take-out: Tex’s will meet us at 10am on the day of take out with a jet boat to take us back to Moab.
Arrive back at Tex’s at about 2PM
Trip Coordinator: Lindsay Meeks | 303-718-6940 | Lindsay.L.Meeks@gmail.com
Shuttle costs: $200 per Adult (13 and up) plus $45 per canoe (A $100 non-refundable deposit per person will be required)
Shuttle Reservation: Once approved for the trip, each participant will need to submit their deposit directly with Tex’s. A
link will be provided so that this can be done online.
Permit Costs (NPS): $36 Permit Reservation fee (divided by group) + $25 per person
COVID-19 requirements: All participants must be fully vaccinated and boosted.
The trip through Stillwater Canyon takes us through Canyonlands National Park. Amazing rock formations and scenery on
a grand scale along with ruins and rock art sites provide plenty of opportunities for exploration. The river provides access
into the Doll House and the Maze.
Since there is no road access at the end of this run when we reach the confluence with the Colorado River we will arrange for a jet boat shuttle back upstream the Colorado River to Moab, through Tex’s Riverways. Each participant will
be required to pay for their part of the shuttle.
Note that our travel schedule will depend, in part, on wind predictions, but our BLM permit requires that we “launch,
travel (stay within visual contact) and camp together as a group”.
Since Moab is a 6-7 hour drive from the Front Range, most paddlers will arrive in the area the night before put-in with
everyone on their own for camping or lodging. After meeting at Tex’s Riverways on put-in morning (time TBD), we’ll
off-load boats and river gear and load onto their trailer. Once at Mineral Bottom we will start rigging the boats and we’ll
hope to launch by 1:00.
Each day we will try to be on the river by 9:00 or 9:30 unless we decide as a group a different time the night before.
Depending on the speed and desires of the group we will be taking one or two layover days. After the Confluence, I hope
to have a layover at or near the Dollhouse trailhead so those that want to hike can do so.
To sign up for the trip, contact Lindsay at 303-718-6940 | Lindsay.L.Meeks@gmail.com