“Tex” McClatchy

“Find a place you like and figure out how to live there.” Warren Gordon “Tex” McClatchy arrived in Moab in the booming 1950s to teach in its overcrowded schools, but he soon left the classroom for a life earning a living on the Colorado River. A legend among Colorado River outfitters and acknowledged as one of the fathers of Moab’s recreation industry, McClatchy introduced large jet boat and canoe trips to the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. Founded in 1958, Tex’s Riverways continues teaching adventurers how to enjoy and protect southeastern Utah’s pristine environment.


Tex McClatchy