Fall Extended Hiking & Stargazing Trip

About This Trip

Enjoy an extended 8-day float on the Green River as it meanders into the confluence of the Colorado River through the mighty  whitewater rapids of Cataract Canyon in the heart of Canyonlands National Park. Hiking enthusiast can look forward to hiking to the Dollhouse, enjoying the depths of Dark Canyon as well as the unforgettable rapid “Cataracts” of Cataract Canyon. Then at night, turn your gaze skyward….

This recently certified “Dark Sky Park” will make the Colorado the perfect backdrop for stargazing. While your days will be spent luxuriating in the sunshine, exploring ancient side-canyons and facing some of the biggest whitewater in North America, your nights will open up a whole new world. Using both binoculars and the naked eye, we will explore the Milky Way, see the Andromeda Galaxy, watch satellites and meteors, and learn constellations.

Trip Overview

Location: Canyonlands National Park
Type: Rafting
Length: 8 Days
Dates: Sept 9-16
Meet At: Green River, UT 8:00 AM
Rating: Intermediate
Age Min: 12
Deposit: $300

Trip Prices


$1,595.00 Adult
$1,520 Youth/Senior

2018 Departure Dates

8 Day Trip Date

Sep 9-16

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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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