Water Safety For Children
 

INFANTS AND SMALL CHILDREN 
PROBABLY DO NOT BELONG ON WESTWATER CANYON, 
THE LOWER DOLORES RIVER OR THE MOAB DAILY
 IF YOU ANSWER NO TO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
 

  • Can your child climb in and out of a boat without the assistance others?

  • Is your child strong enough to hold on while in a moving or bouncing boat without being assisted by a parent?

  • Does your child have the knowledge, strength and skill to get to shore, get back into a boat or self-rescue if he or she has fallen overboard?

  • Does your child have the knowledge, strength and skill to grab hold of a thrown rope?

  • Does your child have the knowledge, strength and skill to survive a swim in cold, moving water or rapids?
The Colorado and Dolores Rivers can have very cold water and harsh changes in weather and river flows.  If you answered NO to any of the previous questions, then a trip on Westwater Canyon, the lower Dolores or the Moab Daily may not be appropriate for your infant or child’s safety and enjoyment. Each year fatalities occur on these stretches of river. Please do your part to ensure the safety of yourselves and your group while playing on the river.