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Float The Green River through Lodore Canyon With National Parks Traveler


Kurt Repanshek Founder, Editor in Chief National Parks Traveler

Kurt Repanshek Founder, Editor in Chief National Parks Traveler

Join National Parks Traveler on our 2nd annual float through Dinosaur National Monument. This trip will span four days floating the Green River through the Gates of Lodore and down through monument in northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah.

This trip, scheduled for June 18-21, 2016, will be guided by the professional river runners from Holiday River Expeditions. They’ll provide natural history interpretation, and cater to us with three sumptuous meals a day beginning with lunch the first day and ending with lunch on the last day.


Alfred Runte

Alfred Runte National Park Historian

Once ashore, noted national park historian Dr. Alfred Runte, who consulted for and appeared on the Ken Burns/Dayton Duncan documentary, The National Parks: America’s Best Idea, and who wrote National Parks, The American Experience, will lead campfire discussions about the National Park System. And during the day, award-winning photographer Patrick Cone will offer instruction and tips for capturing the striking scenery. Traveler Editor-in-Chief Kurt Repanshek will be along to keep the parks conversation flowing.


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Patrick Cone Photography

This is the perfect trip for families with youngsters at least 8 years old. There’s plenty of river time, as well as time for hikes or simply relaxing with a good book as the Green flows through the monument and on towards Canyonlands National Park. Meals range from blueberry pancakes or made-to-order omelets for breakfast, wraps and deli sandwiches for lunch, and steaks, fish, or chicken for dinner. Special dietary needs can also be easily handled with enough notice.

We’ve reserved June 18-21, 2016, for Traveler readers at a special rate of $850 per person. To reserve your spot, call Holiday River Expeditions at 1-800-624-6323 and tell them you’d like to be on the Traveler trip. Or, book online at Holiday’s website by picking the Gates of Lodore river trip for June 18-21. Space is available for only 25 travelers.

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