Labyrinth Canyon Stargazing & Hiking Trip

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Green River Rafting – Labyrinth Canyon
Stargazing & Hiking
About This Trip

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Few places on the planet offer the serene hush offered in Labyrinth Canyon.  A 4-6 day stretch of the Green River through tranquil flat-water gives your mind a chance to unwind from the rush of your life back home.  And on this specialty stargazing trip, there is the added benefit of a star-expert coming along for the ride.  Spend your daytime hiking Trin-alcove, Bow-knot Bend or some other fantastic side excursion; your afternoons floating through red-rock wonder and your evenings letting your eyes re-adjust upwards in one of the darkest parts of the night sky left in the lower 48 states.  With the naked eye or binoculars, your guides will lead you through an intimate encounter with the universe while feeding you delicious meals to recharge you from the hiking and taking care of pretty much any creature comfort along the way.

Trip Overview

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Location: Labyrinth Canyon / The Green River
Type: Raft/ Hike
Length: 6 Days
Dates: Aug 26 - Aug 31 
Meet At: Green River, Utah 8:00 am
Rating: Beginner
Age Min: 8
Deposit: $300

Highlights

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  • Meditative flat-water
  • Classic red-rock canyon country
  • Tons of side-canyons and unique hike opportunities
  • A hidden remote treasure in the heart of the Colorado Plateau

Trip Price & Departure Dates

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Adult/Youth/Senior/Group - $1125

2019 Trip Dates

Aug 26 - 31

Trip Slideshow

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Map

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Situated due north of Canyonlands National Monument, Labyrinth Canyon has been part of Wilderness Study Areas for decades.  This relatively untapped stretch of the Green River provides 68 miles of abundant arid beauty.

Itinerary

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One of the advantages of a river trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary.  It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups on the river.  This typical itinerary illustrates a trip through Labyrinth Canyon on the Green River.  This is one of the most spectacular Canyons on the Colorado Plateau system.

Day 1:  Meet group at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah.  The put-in marks the spot that was once used as a crossing for explorers and settlers traveling on the Spanish Trail.  The river is peaceful as it winds through the lowlands past Dellenbaugh Butte and Crystal Geyser.

Day 2-5:  The River quietly enters Labyrinth Canyon and with each mile the surrounding cliffs become more dramatic.  A hike up Trin-Alcove reveals a menagerie of desert wildlife.  A panel of Indian petroglyphs can be seen just off river.

Inscriptions on the canyon walls mark the passage of French trapper Denis Julien.  Vistas mark the majestic hike over Bowknot Bend.  River Register reveals the signature of many other early river runners.

Day 6:  Take out at Mineral Bottom will take you through redrock canyons on switchback roads.

As mentioned earlier, this is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience.  It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like.  It could also be exactly what you do.  Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!

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