The Gates of Lodore emerge from the Earth in dramatic fashion about 50 miles downstream of the Flaming Gorge Dam, guarding the entrance to one of the most beautiful canyons on the Green River. Steep red walls dotted with green pines and tall firs envelope you as you float through riffles and waves, clear water splashing over the sides of your boat. The river weaves its way around large boulders, past beautiful sandy beaches, and through some of the most fun rapids of the West. Bighorn sheep, osprey, eagles, and other wildlife find the lushness of Lodore an ideal home.
Deep in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument in northwestern Colorado and northeastern Utah, Lodore Canyon rafting trips are great for families and first-time river runners. It’s an especially relaxing trip, with easy days on the water and plenty of time for hiking as well as playing and relaxing on the beautiful sandy beach camps. The hikes here are accessible to most and rewarding to all. Spend time reconnecting with your friends and family, or make new friends!
The only thing that could make a trip like this even better would be if the canyon were turned into an amphitheater by a band of professional musicians for a concert just for you. Fortunately, we’re here to make that dream a reality! This year, musical guests, Pompe ‘n Honey, accompany us on a four-day Gates of Lodore trip, Aug 31- September 3. Pack your dancing shoes! Pompe ‘n Honey is a local SLC swing band with a sound that evokes both smoky jazz clubs and dusty Texas hoedowns – perfect for nights on the river.
About Pompe ‘n Honey:
Pompe n’ Honey is a tightly knit acoustic swing band out of Salt Lake City that came together over a love of obscure, early 20th-century swing and folk music. Breaking down the wall between high-brow sophistication and raw artistic expression, they are comfort food for your ears. Specializing in classic country swing and gypsy jazz, Pompe n’ Honey plays a healthy dose of original tunes, American Songbook standards, and quirky pop covers to make a dynamic and positively toe-tapping good time. Be ready for banjos, guitars, dobros, fiddles, basses, salty solos, tasty harmonies, and an irresistible urge to boogie!
listen to Pompe ‘n Honey’s album on Spotify: Desert Moon