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Colorado River Paint & Float

Enjoy 360 degree views of red rocks and river front as you spend the day with Canyonlands Field Institute as you paint! Join us for a day of painting and exploration on the Colorado River. Jump on board as we float and spend the day painting en Plein Air! 

* Weather permitting*

8 am                Meet at the Moab Arts & Recreation Center
8:10 am           Travel to Gold Bar Campground in a CFI van with guides and river gear
8:45 am           Arrive at launch for orientation and safety talk

Morning: Enjoy a leisurely float to our painting destination while learning about this areas geology and history.

10:30 am         Land and begin painting for three hours. A lunch will be set out and further discussion of this unique landscape while painting will ensue.

1:30 pm          Pack up our supplies and embark back onto the rafts to finish our day.
3:00 pm          Arrive at Potash Boat Launch
4 pm               Return to the Moab Arts & Recreation Center

Suggested Personal Gear List

Travel light, but travel right!

  • Swimsuit or shorts and athletic top for gals
  • Rain gear (rain pants and rain jackets ALL seasons, storms come up suddenly)
  • Shirt: long sleeve for sun protection
  • Pants: long or shorts (appropriate to season & need for warmth or sun protection)
  • River shoes: tennis shoes or sandals that can get wet (sandals must have secure heel strap); must wear footwear at all times
  • Jacket or warm sweater spring and fall
  • Hat or cap, for sun protection (even cowboys and boatmen wear one)
  • Sunscreen (a burn is too easy)
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera (we have light duty “river bags” for gear; bring your own high-quality waterproof camera pouch for expensive camera/video equipment please)
  • Personal items: protective lip balm, medications, etc.
  • Water bottle (1-qt or 1-liter) VERY IMPORTANT! We provide refill water.


  • by ACTIVE Network
  • Where: Gold Bar Campground to Potash Boat Ramp
  • When: October 07, 2018
  • Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
  • Group Size: 12
  • Age Group: 16+
  • Deadline for Signup: September 9, 2018
  • Cost per Person: $150/person
  • Deposit: $50 nonrefundable, applies to total fee