Lower & Full San Juan Rafting Trips – Getting Here


We meet for your trip in Blanding, Utah.  If you are driving, your car can be left at the Super 8 in Blanding.  Departure time is 7:00 a.m., and so it is important that you attend our 8:00 PM pre-trip orientation the night before your trip.


Flying:  While most of our guests fly into Salt Lake City International Airport and rent a car, there are a few options to consider. 


  • Salt Lake City to Blanding Salt Lake City is located 308 miles northwest of Blanding, Utah (about a 5 hour drive). Most guests rent a car from any of the major rental agencies at the airport and drive to our meeting point in Blanding.


  • Grand Junction to Blanding: Grand Junction is located 187 miles northeast of Blanding (about a 3 hour drive). Delta, United, and American Airlines all service Grand Junction Airport. Rental options from the Grand Junction Airport include Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise, and National. 



*** While rental cars are typically the best transportation option, in rare instances, such as with large groups, shuttles may become a reasonable alternative:


Shuttle Service from Salt Lake City, Grand Junction, or Moab airport to Green River include:


Lodging before and after your trip can be booked at:


Super 8                         435‑678‑3880 (indoor hot tub)

Stone Lizard Lodging   435-678-3323 (locally owned, suites available)

Four Corners Inn           435-678-3257 (continental breakfast) 




If you are camping out, there is one campground in Blanding: the Kampark Campground (RV with full hookups & tent sites – 435-678-2770). There are also four Forest Service campgrounds in the Abajo Mountains 15 to 30 miles north of Blanding.  


If you need assistance with your travel arrangements, please ask your Holiday River Expeditions reservation agent.