Labyrinth Canyon Stargazing & Hiking Trip


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


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.

Hiking and Stargazing

Trip Overview


Location: Labyrinth Canyon / The Green River
Type: Raft/ Hike
Length: 5 Days
Dates: September 10-14 
Meet At: Green River, Utah 8:00 am
Rating: Beginner
Age Min: 8
Deposit: $300


  • Meditative flat-water
  • Perfect for IK's & SUPs
  • 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


5-Day Trip

Adult/Youth/Senior/Group - $980

2020 Trip Dates

September 10-14

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Situated due north of Canyonlands National Park, 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 and wide open spaces for night sky viewing.



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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Holiday River Expeditions
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 5 reviews
by Forest Jordan on Holiday River Expeditions

The tent was very easy to assemble each night, and all of the screen windows allowed for great star viewing. The dry bags were great and easily accommodated all of my gear. Our drivers (both to & from) were great and helped load/offload our boats/gear. The guides were so well trained/educated and were very hard working on our trip. They were very accommodating and cooked/made great food for all of our meals. The hikes (which were optional) were well thought out and beautiful. We saw inscriptions, were taught about local flora/fauna, history & geology and basic river knowledge... the guides were the highlight of the trip!

Tremendous experience! Such beautiful scenery (6 day Labyrinth float) and incredible night skies! We all learned so much from our wonderful guides (Susan & Em) about geology, history, ecology, politics & astronomy... very educational! We didn't want for anything and there were always options (hikes, games, riddles) to satisfy the whole group. The guides worked so hard to ensure that we didn't have to. We ate well, lounged well, played well, explored well... overall we were totally pampered. Great experience and one that I would completely recommend... this company knows how to give you an experience... not just a vacation!

by Bill Rawsky on Holiday River Expeditions

We were with Bonnie Carol's Moons & Tunes on June 8-12 Don't know how you could have done anything better - great trip! This was our first raft trip, so we didn't know what to expect. We were absolutely thrilled with all aspects of the trip. Our guides were knowledgeable, professional and fun, as well as being awesome cooks! It was a great experience. Thanks, Holiday!

by Pam Graham on Holiday River Expeditions

Bonnie Carol does a great job of organizing trips Guides were excellent. Susan did an excellent job leading the trip. Everyone was wonderful dealing with my 8 yr old granddaughter. She loved them. I appreciated all the women on the team for the 3 girls

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