Labyrinth Canyon – one of the most serene places on the planet. What’s better than a day of hiking through the glorious side canyons peppering this stretch of the Green River? How about five days of floating, stand up paddle boarding, practicing yoga, and exploring this magical place? Labyrinth Canyon boasts one of the calmest sections of the Green River, making it a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Recently, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) took additional steps to protect the cultural sites, riparian zones, and tranquility that comes from non-motorized travel surrounding Labyrinth Canyon. Find out for yourself what makes this section one of the most appealing river floats in the area!
While the gentle flow of the Green River puts you at ease, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to work up an appetite and let out energy with daily hikes, paddling inflatable kayaks or stand up paddle boards, and of course, daily yoga sessions! The scenery will take your breath away. Shades of red and orange rock appear to erupt out of the river and climb vertically to tower above you. A lush riparian zone with large cottonwoods and willows offers shade along the many side canyons you may explore. And then there’s the river history you’ll see as well! Ranchers and homesteaders called these canyons home for several years while early river runners etched their markings into these canyon walls, too.
Autumn is a special time to visit Labyrinth Canyon with perfect temperatures and large, sandy beaches for nights around the camp circle. Spend your days learning to stand up paddle board, paddle an inflatable kayak, or simply kick back and lounge on a raft in between hikes. When we make camp, yogi extraordinaire, Jennifer, “Fur,” Gilmore will guide you in gentle, beach front yoga sessions each day!
What makes Labyrinth so special? Check out our Insider’s Guide.
“This was my first commercial raft trip. It was well-planned, and yet spontaneous! The philosophy of being in the moment seemed to be at the heart of everything we did. Our guides offered a morning “quiet float” where we just sat on the rafts and pondered our experience. This was one of my favorite moments. Each evening we were provided an educational moment about the night sky (which was incredible because of the lack of light pollution) and I learned more on those five nights than my previous 35 years of sky watching. The amount of work the guides put into our adventure was astonishing. This company truly gets what it means to have a river “experience,” not just a vacation. Oh, and the food was great!” (Forest Jordan)