Lodore Canyon River Rafting

Green River Rafting Lodore Canyon – About This Trip

Green River Rafting through Lodore Canyon trips are filled with excitement and beautiful scenery. We will encounter 800-foot canyon walls superbly crafted by Mother Nature of Precambrian Bedrock along with exquisite vermilion rock formations. Many of its exciting whitewater rapids were named by John Wesley Powell, who first discovered the canyon in 1869. Powell’s adventures live on in the whitewater rapids he named: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls and Hell’s Half Mile. Set aside as an American treasure in 1938 under the National Park System, the Green River through Lodore Canyon is a sanctuary for bighorn sheep, pronghorn and birds of prey.  This trip is a geologists dream with rock layers from 1.1 Billion to 20 Million years old; come time-travel with us on the Green River! 

Read more about the Green River Rafting trip through Lodore Canyon

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 & Whirlpool Canyon before floating you into Island Park.  Hold on tight for the last 8 miles of whitewater through the center of a mountain before reaching the Split Mountain takeout.


Trip Overview

Location: Green River – Dinosaur
National Monument
Type: Rafting
Length: 4 Days
Dates: May – September
Meet At: Vernal, UT 7:00 AM
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min: 8
Deposit: $300

Trip Prices

Adult – $980
Youth – $860 (18 & under)
Senior – $860 (65 & older)
Group – $860 (10 or more)
*$22 NPS Fees per person.

Departure Dates

2018 Trip Dates

May 25
June 2, 6, 23, 30
July 3, 5, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31
August 2, 4, 7, 9, 10, 14, 16
(Naturalist), 21, 23, 28, 30, 31
September 1, 4, 7, 12, 14

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What’s Included

Life Jacket
Large Waterproof Bag
Day Bag
Camp Chair
Eating Utencils & Plates
Full Course Meals: Lunch the first day through
lunch the last day
Drinks: Ice Water, Lemonade, Juices, One pop/person/day-mix of regular & diet

The day bag 8″ diameter x 20″ high is for items you will need access to during the day. For your sleeping gear and clothing, we will furnish you with one bag 16″ diameter x 2 feet high. When properly sealed, bags are usually waterproof. Once in a while, one could develop a leak, so we always recommend packing important items in ziplock bags and leaving expensive electronics at home. Separate storage is provided for tents and beverages. Please remember to keep your gear light and compact. The less you bring, the happier you will be. Please limit gear to no more than 15-20 lbs.

What’s NOT Included

Plastic mugs work well
Water Bottle
Not included in the rental kit
Sleeping Bag
Compact and warm
Poncho/Rain Suit
high quality important for Dinosaur & Desolation trips.
Sleeping Pad/Air Mattress
Compact, must fit in the provided bag
Light Tent:
Back packer style, not the bulky, heavy types

You can rent most of the items listed above in our sleeping rental kit. We offer two varieties, our basic sleeping kit which includes a sleeping bag, sleeping pad, rain gear and cup for $40.00, or the same basic sleeping kit with a two-person tent for $65.00. Rentals must be reserved in advance, especially on the San Juan trips where we meet away from our headquarters. Rentals requested the morning of the trip are subject to availability. Cups and water bottles available for purchase at our stores in Green River and Vernal Headquarters, or online.


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by Valerie Occhipinti & Jeremy Macleod on Blank Business Name

Got a tent and sleeping bags and all the gear was in great condition and very helpful. Food was great. And a shout out to the guides we had, they were AMAZING!!! They knew their stuff and just added to the amazing experience we had. I wrote a review on trip advisor as soon as we left the trip because it was amazing and I thought more people should know about it. Best way to see such an awesome part of the country - I would definitely recommend it.

by David Mandel & Phyllis Kliger on Blank Business Name

The whole operation was very organized and professional. Guides were great, food was outrageous. The way the organization dealt with The Taylor Canyon problem was excellent. Having a Sat phone I am sure helps greatly for coordination. Can't imagine how you could improve on how you do things. Now if you could control the weather. Not very often I give out compliments.

by Emily Shimpach on Blank Business Name

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!

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