The Mighty Weber
We operate on the Class II section of the Weber, located in the town of Henefer Utah. Our stretch is 8.5 miles long, where we get 6 fun splashy rapids, with some flat water sections in between. The float typically lasts about two hours+ and is a great intro to white water!
Before Your Trip
If you have ordered lunch through us, make sure you have filled out your order form which can be found under the blue, “View Required Documents” button at the bottom of your confirmation email. Additionally, if we are providing transportation, ensure we have the location that we will be getting you from. Otherwise please review the driving directions found below and ensure you are comfortable getting yourselves out there. Please note that Uber and Lyft will be difficult to find out in Henefer, it is a very rural part of the state.
How will the high water this summer impact my trip?
With the record snow pack Utah received this winter, we are expecting river flows to be well above average through June this summer. This may result in shorter raft trip times as the water moves us faster down the river, cooler water temperatures, and some rapids may become Class III. We may raise our minimum age to 12 if conditions warrant, and if you need to cancel members of your party or your trip within our cancellation policy due to these changes we can do so at no charge. As this will be a fluid situation we will be in touch as concerns arise.
What to Expect (Rafting)?
Typically, the Weber River is a smaller volume river that is generally considered a shallow pool drop river for most of the season at typical flows. It is appropriate for kids as young as four years old with the ability to swim and proper supervision. Guest will be expected to paddle while the guide steers the boat. At high flows the river become swifter with fewer rocks and more waves. At lower flows the pace of the trip slows, but the run becomes more technical as more rocks emerge. For the majority of people this river is considered to be a beginner plus rafting trip. Some however may find it more intense than anticipated with other see it as more mellow.
What to Expect (kayaking)?
In addition to the information above regarding rafting, those choosing to kayak with us should be prepared for a bit more involvement. As you will be in charge of propelling and steering your own kayak we request that each kayaker read, understand and sign the kayak agreement.
This stretch of river is a technical class II with many rocks and obstacles that you need to navigate around by actively paddling. You can easily end up in the water and if so, a swim in shallow water will likely result in injury. The Prerequisites for going out on a duckie trip include:
- No physical ailments/limitations
- Be able to sit up straight with out back support for two hours
- Be strong enough to paddle consistently for 8.5 miles
- Have previous kayaking experience or whitewater experience
- Be a good swimmer
- This goes for everyone in your party!!!
Transportation from the take out back to your car at the launch site is provided for every trip. If we are providing lunch, your ordered lunch will be waiting for you after (if you’re doing the morning trip), or before (if you’re doing the afternoon trip) for you to enjoy at picnic tables at our launch site under shade structures. There are also lawn games and a restroom available at for all guests at the launch. Round trip transportation from Park City is also included for those who chose that option. We will provide all guests with a PFD commonly known as a life jacket. If you are kayaking, helmets and your individual boat will also be supplied.
What Do I Wear?
Expect to be outside in the elements for 2-3 hours, we recommend wearing quick dry clothing over a swim suit (i.e. shorts and light shirt), a wide brimmed hat or baseball cap, snug fitting sunglasses and Jacket for overcast days or for the afternoon, when there is a greater chance for cloud cover and wind. Please also be sure to wear shoes that will stay strapped to your feet, think shoes that would work on a roller coaster. No flips flops please as they tend to get lost if you end up in the water. You do need to wear shoes on our river as it is very rocky and there is a chance your foot could get cut should you end up in the river. Also be sure to apply sunscreen, the Utah sun is very strong with very little cloud coverage most of the time!
What Should I Bring?
If you would like to bring a towel, you may do so as we do not provide them. However, with the dry heat of Utah, it’s very possible you may be dry by the time you get back to your car. We recommend leaving any jewelry or valuables back in the hotel OR in the car as well. If you would like to take a cell phone on the river, you are responsible for ensuring it stays in the boat. While guides have dry bags to take things such as epi-pens, inhalers or additional snacks you may need for medical purposes, they will not store items that you will want to access during the trip for reasons short of an emergency. Leave your coolers and alcohol in the car as well. No alcohol is allowed on the Weber River, and we have water bottles awaiting you in our boats! However, if you have a reusable bottle you’d like to bring instead for water, you are more than welcome to bring that along!
How Far Away is the River?
We are located 45 minutes outside of Park City in the town of Henefer. Below are written out step-by-step driving directions as well as a GOOGLE pin. Please ensure you are only using this pin in google, Apple maps or Waze will not bring you to the correct location.
We are located at the Weber Crossing Campground, which can be found here: https://goo.gl/maps/JMmJbxRuo4Hs5Now5 If you would like to put a street address into your GPS, you can put in Weber Crossing Campground 726 South Frontage Rd HENEFER, Utah 84033. (Please be sure to include the words “Weber Crossing Campground”. If the town is not Henefer, you will not be going to the correct location)
Step by Step Driving Directions:
- 1.Leaving from Park City take highway 224 to I-80
- 1.Leaving from Park City take highway 248 (Kearns Blvd) to highway 40 West to I-80 East
- 2.Follow I-80 East past Echo Reservoir to Exit #168 (for I-84 West towards Ogden)
- 3.Leave I-80 and get on I-84
- 4. Take exit 115
- 5. Make a left turn off the highway
- 6.Take your first left turn onto the dirt frontage road
- 7.Drive 0.4 miles to the gate with the All Seasons Adventures/Weber Crossing Campground sign
- 8.Turn Right into Weber Crossing Campground, Please drive slowly
How Long is the Trip?
Our trip is about 2 hours on the river. Prior to your trip there is about 30 minutes after your arrival time for everyone to get checked in, outfitted in life jackets and to hear a safety speech before launching on the water. Also plan on an additional 15 minutes after the trip for the shuttle ride back to our rafting site. If you met us at the river you should plan on spending just shy of 3 hours with us in total. If we are transporting you from Park City, there will be about a 45 minute drive out to our river site and back, as well as the time commitments above. Your door-to-door time is listed on your reservation and is typically about 4.5 hours in total. If you are eating lunch, there is an extra half hour built into the time listed on your reservation for you to do so. If you would like more than a half hour to eat lunch you are more than welcome to either stay later at our put in for those on the morning trip, or come out a bit earlier for those on the afternoon!