Women’s River Rafting & Yoga Trip

There isn’t a better yoga studio for a women’s river rafting trip than Lodore Canyon, in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. Cradled between two steep and beautiful canyon walls, this section of the Green River winds through the Uinta Mountains and features some of the best beaches in the West! These picturesque refuges are ideal places to make camp, practice yoga, and restore your inner balance.

Let our expert river-guides-turned-chefs prepare your meals to keep your body and mind fueled for this holistic retreat. This women-only river rafting trip provides a comfortable environment in which to explore your meditative yoga practice. And it also includes quite a bit of adrenaline in the way of world-class whitewater rapids! We also bring inflatable kayaks for some solo adventure. Each day we will encounter new and thrilling challenges. Learn to move in time with the river and with your own personal currents.

You’ll be joined on this women’s river rafting trip by Salt Lake City Yoga Instructor Katie Woods.

Want to learn more about Lodore? Read our Insider’s Guide.

Featured Review:

“This was just the girls trip we needed! Everything from the rental gear to the food and the fun group of guides made this a trip I won’t soon forget! Everything about this trip was enjoyable and I would recommend the Lodore Canyon trip to everyone.” (Kaylee Miodonka)

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Trip Overview

  • Type:


  • Location:

    Lodore Canyon - Dinosaur National Monument

  • Length:

    4 Days

  • Dates:

    July 9–12

  • Meet at:

    Vernal, UT @ 7:00 am

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  • Fully catered trip allows for supreme relaxation and restoration
  • Morning and afternoon yoga sessions
  • Dramatic red cliffs, shady beaches, and incredibly varied geology
  • Unforgettable class III and IV rapids
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Rates & Dates

4 Day

  • Adult:
  • $1,125
  • Youth:
    18 and under
  • $1,125
  • Senior:
    65 and older
  • $1,125
  • Group:
    10 or more
  • $1,125
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  • July 9–12


The Green River cuts like a knife through Lodore Canyon from the top of Dinosaur National Monument through its heart. At the confluence with the Yampa River, this trip takes you through Echo Park and Whirlpool Canyon before floating you into Island Park. Hold on tight for the last eight miles of whitewater through the center of a mountain before reaching the Split Mountain take out.

Sample Itinerary

Day 1:

We meet at Holiday headquarters in Vernal, Utah at 7:00 a.m., Mountain Time. We’ll give you waterproof bags, show you how to pack them, and give you time to shop for last minute items from our store (be sure to see our packing checklist for items we carry). Then, into the vans. It’s a three-hour ride through rolling sagebrush and mountain landscape to Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge and the put-in. After loading the boats, we’ll float through the Gates of Lodore, search out a lunch spot, and row downstream to our camp, deeper into the red, billion-year-old rocks of the canyon. Ease into your first night of camping with a gentle sunset stretching session.

Day 2:

We are now deep inside the Uinta Mountains. Your guide might ask you to consider why the river has cut through the mountains instead of flowing around: a geological puzzle to pass the time. Your yoga instructor might invite you to salute the sun as it begins to descend the canyon walls. Today we will run the most technically challenging rapids of the trip, including Hell’s Half Mile. An afternoon hike to a dramatic overlook at Alcove Draw will help you work up an appetite for fajita night.

Day 3:

We’ll float out of Lodore Canyon and into Echo Park, where the Yampa River flows into the Green and you can test the different temperatures of the free-flowing Yampa and the dam-controlled Green. Swim in the calm water around Steamboat Rock and then prepare for more rapids as we enter Whirlpool Canyon. Spend the afternoon hiking, yoga-ing, meditating, fishing, or big horn sheep–spotting at Jones Hole, a riparian gem in the middle of the arid landscape.

Day 4:

The last morning may include a silent, meditative float on the flat water of Island and Rainbow parks. Raptors can often be seen perched in the giant cottonwood trees on the island beaches. Split Mountain looms on the horizon, our last taste of adrenaline before the take-out. We’ll have lunch and enjoy another hour of precious river time before arriving at the boat ramp and loading up for the 35-minute ride back to Vernal. We typically arrive at our headquarters at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that this is a sample itinerary and not an exact description of your trip. The intent is to give a general idea of what your trip may entail. Rest assured, if you’re not doing these things, it’s because you’re doing other amazing things! It’s why our motto is “Go With the Flow”!

Our itineraries can vary—it’s never boring out there! Weather, the interests of our passengers, and assigned campsites mean that every trip is unique. This is just a sample itinerary for a possible four-day trip through Lodore Canyon.


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by Julie West on Holiday River Expeditions

Karen is great! She sent me information about trips and one came at just the right time. Actually everything was above expectations. Great to travel with Larkin again. Loved the yoga.

Went on an all women Gates of Lodore rafting trip. It was great and beautiful. Our women guides - Larkin, Katie, Cloud and yoga guide Katie, were smart, strong, wise, fun, helpful and great cooks. J. West

by Susan Soloyanis on Holiday River Expeditions

Superb relaxing float on the Green. The guides made it look easy and I had a lot of splashy fun.

by Kaylee Miodonka on Holiday River Expeditions

This was just the girls trip we needed! Everything from the rental gear to the food and the fun group of guides made this a trip I won't soon forget! Everything about this trip was enjoyable and I would recommend the Lodore Canyon trip to everyone.

by Emily Shimpach on Holiday River Expeditions

Our women's rafting trip through the Lodore Canyon on the Green and Yampa Rivers was so awesome!! The guides, activities and food definitely exceeded my expectations. I believe our guides (Susan, Erica, & Jessica) really made the trip great! I plan to be back!

by Tracy Thompson on Holiday River Expeditions

I keep using the word "majestic" when I describe the trip. Reconnecting with the wilderness and experiencing Lodore Canyon via the Green River is something that I will cherish for a lifetime. Words and even the photos cannot capture the untouched beauty of the region and sharing the experience with 9 other inspiring women across the country did wonders for my heart and soul. The guides were INCREDIBLE and I was floored by not only their professionalism but how genuine they were (you can train a river guide to get you down the river, but you can't train a person to be sincere, thoughtful, considerate, etc). These girls were not only strong and capable but they were truly remarkable.... They blew me away with their many talents. The food was over the top, the hikes were breathtaking and the women’s fitness trip added value with the core/stretch workouts. Everything blew my expectations out of the water and I can't thank you enough for helping to "find me" again. Sincerely, Water Logged.

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