Upper San Juan Rafting Trips – Getting Here



We meet for your trip in Bluff, Utah.  If you are driving, your car can be left at the Desert Rose Inn & Cabins.  Departure time is 7:00 a.m., and so it is important that you attend our 8:00 PM pre-trip orientation the night before your trip.


Flying:  While most of our guests fly into Salt Lake City International Airport and rent a car, there are a few options to consider. 

  • Salt Lake City to Bluff: Salt Lake City located 334 miles northwest of Bluff, Utah (about a 5.5 hour drive).  Most guests rent a car from any of the major rental agencies at the airport and drive to our headquarters.  
  • Grand Junction to Bluff: Grand Junction is located 213 miles northeast of Bluff (about a 3.5 hour drive). Delta, United and American Airlines all service Grand Junction Airport. Rental option from GJ Airport include: Alamo, Hertz, Budget, Enterprise and National. 
  • Moab to Bluff: Moab Airport is located 118 miles north of Bluff. They now offer one flight a day in and out operated by United Airlines/ SkyWest Airlines connecting through Denver.  Moab has rental car service through Enterprise 

*** While rental cars are typically the best transportation option, in rare instances, including large groups, shuttles may become a reasonable alternative:


Shuttle Service from Salt Lake City, Grand Junction or Moab airport to Green River include:


Lodging before and after your trip can be booked at:

Desert Rose Inn & Cabins 435-672-2303 (locally owned) http://www.desertroseinn.com/

Recapture Lodge           435-672-2281 (locally owned, outdoor pool, breakfast) http://www.recapturelodge.com/




If you are camping out, you can camp at the BLM Sand Island campground.


If you need assistance with your travel arrangements, please ask your Holiday River Expedition reservation agent.