Spend a couple hours on the Sevier River...you'll be glad you did!
Full-day trips on the Sevier River are not available; most trips last from two to three hours. However, many outfitters offer multi-activity packages, which offer activities such as ATV-riding and horseback riding, which will make for a full day!
While this is a short trip, it is filled with fun. Water fights, wildlife, and class 2 and 3 whitewater are just some of the trip highlights.
The short trip time means that each trip participant may paddle for the duration of the trip on the Sevier. This adds to the fun, and means you are guaranteed to get wet.
Multi-day trips are not available on the Sevier River.
The Sevier River is a great choice for families. Children as young as two-years old are invited to come along; some guides even let the family dog on the raft! The water is mild and the scenery is stunning. Kids love the water fights!
Since everyone uses a paddle on this trip, the Sevier River is excellent for building unity and responsibility among group participants. Trips run frequently each day, so it is likely that groups can find a time that works well with their schedule.
The Sevier River, or as the Paiute Indians called it, the Seve'uu, starts its journey northward from two distinct head waters. Mammoth Creek some 80 miles to the south originates near Cedar Breaks National Monument, and empties into the south fork of the Sevier, which originates south of Bryce Canyon National Park. The other main head water, or East Fork of the Sevier, originates in the Fishlake National Forest north of Otter creek State Park. As the river flows north it is impeded by Paiute Reservoir. From Paiute Reservoir the water is dam released mainly for irrigation purposes. Because it is dam controlled, we are assured of a consistent long season for rafting and kayaking.
The river flows through scenic Marysvale valley, surrounded by mountain peaks rising up to 12,189 feet. It then enters Marysvale Canyon and begins a drop of 60 feet per mile. The steep canyon walls present a scenic backdrop with formations and sheer cliffs rising 500 feet above the rivers course.
You might encounter bald and golden eagles, red tailed hawks, deer, beaver, muskrat, cougar and many other species in the area including black bear. The fishing is excellent in the area so be sure to bring your gear.