The Green River through the Gates of Lodore is the perfect introduction to a backcountry river trip. Featuring four days of moderate rapids, idyllic beaches, and fascinating side hikes, Lodore offers a little bit of everything. This Lodore Canyon naturalist trip, however, adds the opportunity to learn from an expert historian and interpreter! Join Dr. Andrew Gulliford as he brings this magnificent canyon to life.
Lodore contains countless stories. For example, we’ll visit cultural sites left behind by the Fremont indigenous culture. Dr. Gulliford will also share stories about the first Euro-Americans to run this section of the Green River. Fur trappers experimented with river running as a way to access beaver habitats. And John Wesley Powell, a one-armed Civil War veteran, was the first to map the canyons of the Green River. Powell’s names dot the landscape: Disaster Falls, Echo Park, Whirlpool Canyon, and Lodore itself. Modern history also provides inspirational tales of the people who fought to preserve these canyons for the enjoyment of future generations.
There’s also plenty of time for simply relaxing as we float downstream. Holiday’s professional guides take care of all the cooking and cleaning, leaving you free to reconnect with friends or family. Enjoy four days without the bustle and hum of the modern world. Tune out the electronic din from home and tune into Dr. Gulliford’s unique vision and understanding on this Lodore Canyon naturalist trip.
Want to know more about Dr. Gulliford? Check out his recent interview with Holiday!
Check out our Insider’s Guide to Lodore Canyon to learn more.