Join us on a fall Canyonlands National Park extended hiking specialty trip as we approach Cataract Canyon from the Green River. Start above the sandstone cliff faces of Labyrinth Canyon and continue through Stillwater Canyon, all the way past Cataract. Spending 12 days in this landscape is a rare treat. The extended nature of this trip permits more time to explore the hidden side canyons within Canyonlands National Park as well as the magnificent public lands surrounding it. More river days mean more hiking, floating, swimming, and playing on stand-up paddleboards and inflatable kayaks.
Fall is the best season for desert exploring and stargazing. Mild weather makes longer hikes more enjoyable, and shorter days allow for plenty of time to enjoy the dark skies.
This trip includes both relaxing flat water and thrilling whitewater. The quiet of Labyrinth and Stillwater create a delicious sense of building suspense for the renowned rapids of Cataract Canyon. We’ll travel through four distinct canyons and watch the landscape shift as we float. In addition to breathtaking geology, these canyons are rich in cultural history. Our days will be spent hiking to visit prehistoric and historic sites and hearing the stories of the people who came here before us.
Keen to hike, but looking for a shorter river trip? Join us for 5 days floating through Labyrinth Canyon, or a special 8 day Cataract Canyon trip launching on the Green River side at Mineral Bottom through Stillwater Canyon.
The 12-day rafting trip through Labyrinth, Stillwater, Cataract and Glen Canyons exceeded my high expectations. Being on the river and off the grid for so long was a wonderful break from everyday life. Our guides were fantastic — they were impressive on the river, both rowing us downstream on flat water and expertly navigating the thrilling rapids in Cataract Canyon. They were equally impressive on shore, preparing 36 different, truly tasty meals over the 12 days. It was amazing to be in such a beautiful landscape and eating such good food. This is my fifth trip with Holiday in as many years and I can’t wait for the next one. (Carmen Trevino)