River Guide Training Course
6 Day Course
Learn to safely navigate a paddle raft down the class II whitewater of the Weber River!
Do you want to work as a professional river guide this summer?
Do you want to learn to river guide for personal reasons like taking your friends and family out on the river?
You can learn the skills and gain experience to build confidence in navigating and carrying passengers safely down the river in a paddle raft. The successful completion of our river guide training program will meet the requirements of Utah State Parks to be able to carry passengers for hire in Utah.
River guiding on half-day and full-day trips on the Weber River in Henefer and Morgan is a great summer time job for all types of responsible adults who are physically fit, have good interpersonal skills, and love being active in the outdoors. Many of our river guides are school teachers, school bus drivers, college students, ski instructors, and moms who love being out on the river in the summer time.
Whether you want to learn to guide a paddle raft for personal reasons, or if you want to become a professional river guide, this is the place to start!
$400 for the river guide training course
+$50 for Basic First Aid and CPR certification that takes place during our 6-day schedule
Choose one of the following 6-day sessions.
May Session: First three weekends of Saturdays and Sundays (May 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, and 19) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
June Session: First full week, Monday through Saturday (June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8) from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm each day.
You must attend all 6 days of the course.
We float the Weber River from Echo to Henefer, Henefer to Taggart, and Taggart to Morgan.
We strive to spend all of our training days on the Weber River, where we normally run our commercial trips from Echo to Henefer, Henefer to Taggart, and Taggart to Morgan. However, in the event of low water flows in the Weber River, then we may start our training course on a class I section of the Provo River between Deer Creek Dam and Vivian Park.
- Boat rigging
- Gain experience guiding a paddle raft
- Learn to “read the water” and understand how to navigate the river
- Learn to communicate with your guest paddlers to get them to do what you need them to do to assist you in safely navigating the raft
- Gain experience paddling an inflatable kayak
- First Aid & CPR certification