Frequently Asked Questions

Rafting FAQ

Round-Trip transportation to-and-from Park City is $15 per passenger. For those who choose to drive to the river, we will drive you back to your car at the end of the rafting trip (included in pricing).

If you don’t want to break it, lose it, or get it wet. UOA highly recommends that you leave “it” in the car. However, you may bring your item at your own risk (guides have dry bags for storage). UOA will provide complimentary photos of each group if you leave your phone.

UOA will collect keys and keep them safe while you’re on the river.

For rafting visit the rafting page to book online. Send a text or call 801-703-3357, provide your name for reservation, day of week, date of month, time of day either 9-12 or 1-4, and how many people. We will reply with a text, a call back and/or email your reservation back to you. I will send a link to the website and highlight where to find the put-in directions on the raft page.

Typically, people pay for services with cash or credit after the service has been rendered, which ever is easier for you.

As far as tipping goes, gratuity is something to be earned not expected. The average tip the guides get is anywhere from $20-$40 and again some people do more and some do less.

Coming from Park City it will take about 45 minutes. If you are coming from Deer Valley area, closer to 60 minutes. If you are coming from Salt Lake City, you should expect up to 2 hours. We have a google map pin drop location on the raft page taking you to the put-in directions to the river. You could pull up the google map from where you are staying and it will show you exactly how long it will take to drive from your location.

Yes, we take kids as young as 2 and it is a lot of fun for Grandma and Grandpa, too.

Wear synthetic clothing that dries quickly, swimsuit, hat and glasses (we can provide a “river crafted” croakie for eyewear). Water shoes with closed-toe or sandals with heel straps will ensure you don’t lose your footwear. Flip flops are ok, but have a higher risk of being lost.

Each boat has a Guide and will give a safety speech. Paddle, PFD (life jacket), Water, Snacks, Complimentary Photos and a shuttle ride back to your car at the end.

Occasionally people do fall out of the boat, however it is far and few between. And is usually when people are not paying attention.

Yes, there is always a chance of a boat flipping over but it is highly unlikely that the raft will flip over.

UOA would make every effort to meet your special needs. Please call and let us know your situation so we can accomodate.

Yes, all raft trips are by reservation only. Visit the raft page to book online or call 1-801-703-3357

You will sign waivers when you show up to the river put in.

Yes, and they are complimentary to you provided at no extra cost to you.

UOA will provide transportation from the take out back to your car at the put in.

Snowshoeing FAQ

Wear warm clothes that you feel comfortable hiking in. Waterproof layers can help but are not a necessity as Utah generally has dry snow. We recommend bring shoes that go up on your ankle but we got you covered even if you show up in tennis shoes.

It’s best to wear a good waterproof apres ski boot or any waterproof boot with good ankle support. If you don’t have a good boot, we do have waterproof over protective booties that go over a hiking boot or sneaker/running shoe.

The group rate of $75 per adult and $55 per kid applies to any group consisting of 2 or more individuals. The solo price is $125 and applies only if 1 person is attending the tour. Keeping the tours personalized is very important to us so we don’t combine groups.

Your tour includes 2 hours on the traill, pickup and dropoff in and around park city, a professional guide, snowshoes, trekking poles and of course, water!

The two main trails we do are near deer valley and canyons respectively. The trail selected generally is determined by the pickup location but we can change it up based on preferences. Both trails have beautiful views, hiking through trees and a chance to see wildlife. For diehards wanting a workout we have a 3rd traill just west of park city that we can consider.

Snowshoeing is a very low impact activity so it’s not to hard on old injuries or joints and you don’t have to worry about re-injuring yourself. As far as fitness is concerned we pace ourselves and do different loops on the trail depending on your needs. Tyler this is to test that you’re reading this if you see this easter egg text me and let me know. Your guide will be careful not to push you beyond your capabilities but will still offer a great and immersive experience. You don’t have to hike far to enjoy the beautiful scenery of park city’s mountains.

Distance can vary anywhere from 1 to 3.5 miles based on the needs of the group. Most groups do between 2-2.5 miles. Your guide will try and do different sections and loops to see as much new trail as possible.

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