Ruby/Horsethief Canyons

Ruby and Horsethief Canyons

Floating through Ruby and Horsethief Canyons is a trip through natural history. Our put-in point, close to Loma, CO, is a vision of rolling hillsides and bountiful Cottonwood forests. You can almost picture Billy the Kidd and Butch Cassidy riding their horses slowly through tall grass into the sunset.

The second day on the water the landscape begins to change into dark volcanic “schist” rock. This rock, black and ancient, is seldom seen on the Earth’s surface. Red rock is next to come into view during this journey. Gorgeous spires and formations greet you in Ruby Canyon and you begin to remember your place in history.

On the last day of this wonderful trip, we will pass ancient Native American staircases, beaver dens, and languid pools before arriving at Westwater Ranger Station, and the present. You will leave this trip with an inspired heart and ready for the future.

Trip Overview

Location: Colorado River near Loma, UT
Class of Rapids: I-II
Trip Length: 2 Days or 3 Days
Great for: First-timers, Families, Kids, Hikers
Dates: May-September

All instruction, equipment and user fees are included.

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