Cruising the Green River Through Lodore Canyon
By Julie Trevelyan
This technical whitewater rafting trip demands vigilant concentration, desire for a potentially wild ride, and a huge capacity for fun. Rafting the Green River through popular Lodore Canyon is a multi-day trip we offer May through September, and it’s a totally fantastic experience with some energetic whitewater rapid sections sure to get your blood pumping. But it’s still suitable for families with kids. Sweet!
Consider heading out on this river rafting vacation if you desire high-octane fun, spectacular canyon scenery, and the chance to see wildlife in a darn unique setting. Decide which dates you want to come, check out our checklist of things to bring, and hotfoot it to the put-in for Lodore Canyon in 2012.
Fun factoids about Lodore Canyon:
-It’s a 44-mile long river rafting trip
-John Wesley Powell named several of its rapids with colorful monikers after he first ran them in 1869: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls, and Hell’s Half Mile
-Powell named it after an 1820 poem, “Cataract of Lodore,” about Lodore Falls in Cumbria, England
-The actual “Gates of Lodore” that greet you shortly after putting in are impressive 800-foot tall slabs of sandstone
-It goes smack through Dinosaur National Monument
Written by Julie Trevelyan.
Julie is a freelance writer and wilderness guide in southern Utah. She especially enjoys books, coffee, yoga, wild country, horses, and dark chocolate.
See more of her work at www.wildgirlwriting.com