For those looking for a more active vacation or to get closer to the majesty of the Green River in one of the most spectacular wilderness canyons in the West, we offer the opportunity to experience six days of fun, immersive kayaking instruction in Desolation and Gray canyons. Andy Thunell from the Rapid Progression Kayak School will provide the instruction and all kayaking equipment. Holiday guides provide logistical support and prepare gourmet meals while you practice paddling, rolling, and running rapids. Six days also allow time to hike along side canyons, explore cultural sites, and simply relax on the beaches or among the shady cottonwood trees.
Prior kayaking experience is not necessary, but a kayak swimming pool class is suggested to help speed your learning on the river. These classes can be found at most colleges and universities. You should be in excellent physical condition and comfortable around water. Get hands-on with your river trip!
Additional Things to Bring for the Green River Kayak Workshop:
Extra Sunscreen – Waterproof is recommended
Nose Plugs – For when you learn to roll
Wetsuit Booties / Tennis Shoes – A must while in the kayak
Paddling Jacket with Shell
Sunglasses – With Chums or Croakies to hold them
Visor to fit under the helmet – Example: Head Gasket
Water Skiing Gloves – For tender hands
Wetsuit – Bring Farmer John style 1/8″
Small Waterproof Pouch – To carry goodies during the day