Rafting on the Green River through Desolation Canyon takes you and your family on a thrilling adventure over and through some of the most remote parts of the continental United States: The Tavaputs Plateau. This region was home to the Fremont Indians for thousands of years and later became a hideout for some of America’s most notorious outlaws. You’ll find a remarkable array of wildlife among the tall, rainbow-colored cliffs sculpted by centuries of wind and water.
This trip begins with a scenic flight over the Tavaputs Plateau and the river canyons, giving you a bird’s eye view of the region that explorer John Wesley Powell called “a region of wildest desolation”. As the Green River flows through Desolation Canyon, it is peppered with groves of cottonwood trees and white sand beaches. Side canyons abound with caves and ancient petroglyphs, and archaeologists have been visiting the area for many years uncovering its amazing history. Rich stories and consistent, fun whitewater make Desolation Canyon the perfect trip for families.
Learn more about this majestic place in our Insider’s Guide to Desolation Canyon Blog