Park City Rafting in Utah began over 25 years ago by local avid rafter and river enthusiast Kyle Hooker. After running rivers around the world, Kyle realized that what he really wanted was to share the experience of guiding in his own backyard and take trips down the Weber River, especially a particular section that, at the time, no one else was boating. In fact, in those days there was hardly ever anyone else around at all.
Since its humble beginning with just 3 boats, Park City Rafting has grown into a close-knit staff of fellow river-loving guides and employees. Josh, one of Kyle's sons has also come onboard to help run the company. Throughout the years, they have continued to offer a truly unique and heartfelt experience, setting them apart from the other companies that have since started rafting the Weber stretch. Rafting is what Kyle and his family do, and they love sharing it with others.
Since 2012, Kyle has also been the owner of Barefoot Tubing, LLC., the area’s top Weber River tubing rental and shuttle company, based in Morgan, UT.
The owner and staff at Park City rafting are locals who love the Weber River, and a huge part of the PCR’s mission is to keep the river valley beautiful and healthy for years to come. The PCR staff actively participates in trash clean-up and assisting with local events and non-profits who are also working hard to keep the river “rafting friendly.” During the summer, they haul out and recycle over 70 pounds of aluminum from the trash collected along the river every year.
The Weber is unique amongst Northern Utah rivers in that the water stays warmer for much of the summer (usually in the 60s and 70s), and low water is not typically a problem since it is dam controlled (for irrigation purposes). This means that there are almost never days that aren’t perfect for gliding down it in a guided raft.
All along this Henefer-to-Taggart stretch of the river are fascinating stories, beautiful vegetation, and stunning geology, and your guides will happily tell you about all of them. The river is known as the best river rafting in Northern Utah, and you will not be disappointed. Nobody knows the Weber River like Kyle and his crew.
Come experience the best Park City whitewater rafting this summer!