Whitewater Rafting on Utah’s Green River
Green River rafting trips through the canyons of eastern Utah are trips that you’ll remember for a lifetime. Although the Green may not be as famous as its sister, the Colorado, it too has carved impossibly deep canyons through some of the most beautiful landscapes in the West. Together, these rivers make up a vital water network that brings life to the parched lands of the Colorado Plateau. Above all, they create some serious fun!
Holiday’s Green River rafting trips give you the opportunity to ride along with the river in Lodore Canyon as it slices its way through a mountain range in Dinosaur National Monument, or to float through Desolation Canyon, where it traverses the Tavaputs Plateau, one of the largest roadless areas in the Lower 48. Explore these canyons’ rich human history, including enigmatic rock art more than a thousand years old. Visit with the ghosts of the outlaws, miners, and dam builders who passed through in the latter half of the 20th century. An even older and more profound story is found in the rainbow layers of rocks and dusty escarpments; these canyons are a geologist’s dream. In addition, big horn sheep are frequent visitors to the riverside campsites.
These uninterrupted sections of the Green River offer a perfect entry point to the wilderness. Both boast consistent rapids; Desolation’s whitewater is fun and forgiving, whereas Lodore’s rapids present an enthralling challenge. Whichever Green River rafting trip you choose, the unique power and beauty of these canyons will leave you craving more.