Red sky at night is a sailor’s delight, but red sky at morning means the ship's been steered inside a volcano. Discover further aquaformation with today’s Groupon: for $48, you get a half-day white-water rafting outing for two from Dinosaur Expeditions in Henefer (up to a $96 value). Children between three and six raft for free. Tours depart daily at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Dinosaur Expeditions shepherds tours through Dinosaur National Monument by way of the scenic Weber River. Groups embark on the aquatic adventure from the Henefer location, spending approximately two hours meandering down Weber’s flowing rapids, catching sights of the Uinta Mountains and whisking through a mudstone canyon. The 13-foot-long aquatic steeds carry six passengers down the river, with all riders encouraged to embrace the mist's many insights and splashes. Experienced guides complement the high-speed sojourn with information on the area’s flora, fauna, and history, and also provide inflatable kayaks for guests to try.
Although not included in today’s Groupon, rafters can purchase lunch (additional fee of $11 for adults), which is served at Dinosaur Expedition’s riverside location. Paddle over to the website for more general information on what to bring, what’s included, and why white water is more enjoyable than its estranged cousin, drought.
Whether splashing down the Weber River in an inner tube or trotting along the shores of Echo Lake on horseback, visitors on Destination Sports' outdoor trips experience the beauty of the Utah countryside. Tubing adventures send floaters down 7 miles of river through churning Class II rapids, placid waters, and wilderness scenery. Those on two wheels can hit the trails on mountain bikes, cruising through Park City's historic Main Street before heading out to the hills for views of the mountains and the elusive wild bikes that live on them.