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  • About the Area

For centuries, the Green River has meandered through Desolation and Gray Canyons. The history of Desolation Canyon includes inhabitants such as the Fremont Indians and early settlers. Each tribe and resident has left its mark on this region, leaving behind abandoned homesteads and unique petroglyphs for archaeologists to study.

Desolation Canyon is home to many species such as bighorn sheep and birds of prey. The Green River flows through the Tavaputs Plateau, where time has carved out tall, exquisite rock formations. These remote canyons were once the hide-out for Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid and you’ll see why on our 84-mile journey.

This canyon is the perfect location for Youth Groups, where kids of all ages will enjoy the beauty of colorful canyon walls and natural rock sculptures created by Mother Nature. Many of the rapids on the Green River were named by explorer, Major John Wesley Powell in 1869.


  • Deeper than the Grand Canyon at the Bright Angel Trail
  • White sandy beaches, shimmering side streams and abundant wildlife
  • 60 easy rolling rapids makes this trip great for kids

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by Tracy Thompson on Blank Business Name

AMAZING trip... Everything blew our expectations out of the water. Our guides were professional, fun, energetic and inspiring young women. We loved our trip and it was the time of our lives. Thank you Holiday for everything you did to make it one of our best vacations of all time.