Women’s River Rafting & Yoga Trip

There isn’t a better yoga studio for a women’s river rafting trip than Lodore Canyon, in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. Cradled between two steep and beautiful canyon walls, this section of the Green River winds through the Uinta Mountains and features some of the best beaches in the West! These picturesque refuges are ideal places to make camp, practice yoga, and restore your inner balance.

Let our expert river-guides-turned-chefs prepare your meals to keep your body and mind fueled for this holistic retreat. This women-only river rafting trip provides a comfortable environment in which to explore your meditative yoga practice. And it also includes quite a bit of adrenaline in the way of world-class whitewater rapids! We also bring inflatable kayaks for some solo adventure. Each day we will encounter new and thrilling challenges. Learn to move in time with the river and with your own personal currents.

You’ll be joined on this women’s river rafting trip by Hamilton, MT Instructor Katie Woods.

Want to learn more about Lodore? Read our Insider’s Guide.

Vernal, Utah: Things to Do and Places to Explore

Featured Review:

“This was just the girls trip we needed! Everything from the rental gear to the food and the fun group of guides made this a trip I won’t soon forget! Everything about this trip was enjoyable and I would recommend the Lodore Canyon trip to everyone.” (Kaylee Miodonka)

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Trip Overview

  • Type:

    Women's

  • Location:

    Lodore Canyon - Dinosaur National Monument

  • Length:

    4 Days

  • Dates:

    July 13-16, 2023

  • Meet at:

    Vernal, UT @ 7:00 pm (night before the trip)

  • Difficulty:

    Intermediate

  • Min. Age:

    14

  • Deposit:

    400

Highlights

  • Fully catered trip allows for supreme relaxation and restoration
  • Morning and afternoon yoga sessions
  • Dramatic red cliffs, shady beaches, and incredibly varied geology
  • Unforgettable class III and IV rapids
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Rates & Dates

4 Day

  • Adult:
  • $1,300
  • Youth:
    18 and under
  • $1,300
  • Senior:
    65 and older
  • $1,300
  • Group:
    10 or more
  • $1,300
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2023
  • July 13-16

2023 Prices are subject to NPS approval

Itinerary

The Green River cuts like a knife through Lodore Canyon from the top of Dinosaur National Monument through its heart. At the confluence with the Yampa River, this trip takes you through Echo Park and Whirlpool Canyon before floating you into Island Park. Hold on tight for the last eight miles of whitewater through the center of a mountain before reaching the Split Mountain take out.

Sample Itinerary

Plan to arrive at our headquarters in Vernal, Utah, at 7:00 p.m., Mountain Time, for a pre-trip orientation meeting. We’ll give you waterproof bags, show you how to pack them, collect your personal drinks, and give you time to shop for last minute items from our store (be sure to see our packing checklist for items we carry).

Day 1:

The next morning, we start with a three-hour ride through rolling sagebrush and mountain landscape to Brown’s Park National Wildlife Refuge and the put-in. After loading the boats, we’ll float through the Gates of Lodore, search out a lunch spot, and row downstream to our camp, deeper into the red, billion-year-old rocks of the canyon. Ease into your first night of camping with a gentle sunset stretching session.

Day 2:

We are now deep inside the Uinta Mountains. Your guide might ask you to consider why the river has cut through the mountains instead of flowing around: a geological puzzle to pass the time. Your yoga instructor might invite you to salute the sun as it begins to descend the canyon walls. Today we will run the most technically challenging rapids of the trip, including Hell’s Half Mile. An afternoon hike to a dramatic overlook at Alcove Draw will help you work up an appetite for fajita night.

Day 3:

We’ll float out of Lodore Canyon and into Echo Park, where the Yampa River flows into the Green and you can test the different temperatures of the free-flowing Yampa and the dam-controlled Green. Swim in the calm water around Steamboat Rock and then prepare for more rapids as we enter Whirlpool Canyon. Spend the afternoon hiking, yoga-ing, meditating, fishing, or big horn sheep–spotting at Jones Hole, a riparian gem in the middle of the arid landscape.

Day 4:

The last morning may include a silent, meditative float on the flat water of Island and Rainbow parks. Raptors can often be seen perched in the giant cottonwood trees on the island beaches. Split Mountain looms on the horizon, our last taste of adrenaline before the take-out. We’ll have lunch and enjoy another hour of precious river time before arriving at the boat ramp and loading up for the 35-minute ride back to Vernal. We typically arrive at our headquarters at approximately 4:00 p.m.

Please keep in mind that this is a sample itinerary and not an exact description of your trip. The intent is to give a general idea of what your trip may entail. Rest assured, if you’re not doing these things, it’s because you’re doing other amazing things! It’s why our motto is “Go With the Flow”!

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Our itineraries can vary—it’s never boring out there! Weather, the interests of our passengers, and assigned campsites mean that every trip is unique. This is just a sample itinerary for a possible four-day trip through Lodore Canyon.

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Average rating:  
 23 reviews
 by Jamie Westcott

The daily readings by Tyler were a nice touch with evidence of thoughtful choosing of material and I thought Katie read her audience well and provided great yoga experiences. I would have liked a bit more rapids and less flat water, but I understand that this was out of your control. I might, however, choose a different trip with more whitewater next time. Food was good and plentiful and better than I had anticipated.

The guides were phenomenal! Obviously very well trained in safety, logistics, and personal interactions. Knowledge of history and geology was broad and interesting, They were unobtrusively aware of guests' needs and checking in often. Yoga was just right and very restorative. PSAs were delivered with humor and clarity. Really can't say enough about the guides - truly at the top of their game! They worked really hard to make the trip truly memorable.

 by Jennifer Tarin

Everyone we met and worked with from booking to meeting the rafting guides, team lead, to the drivers were all incredible. Wonderful people, kind, funny, and hard working. The food was AWESOME! Wow!

The trip was my first and was an amazing experience. You can tell it is a well organized company. Would not have wanted to be on the river with any other company. Without maybe knowing it, they follow a lean/operational excellence model. You can see the pride and dedication in the crew, the lean methodology processes they use from unloading and loading the boats, packing the rafts, cooking meals, storage, etc. I could not have asked for a better experience. Met amazing people on the trip including the guides! Our team lead Larkin, was a quiet force. She is a true leader and the utmost professional. You could see her leadership throughout the trip and the great energy she brought to the whole team. Holiday is lucky to have her on the team. Also loved the yoga...that was the icing on the cake. Absolutely awesome instructor. Will definitely be back for another trip! Grateful for the entire experience.

 by Susan Soloyanis

Fabulous, as always. I'm a repeat rafter and will continue to be.

 by Barbara Casanova

Em, Cloud and Jordan were all wonderful. I really liked the yoga aspect of this trip and Katie did a great job - it was the right amount - not too strenuous and nice stretching. It was better than I was expecting. I loved doing a trip with all women. The guides were fabulous. I've been missing everyone the past 2 days, after getting home.

 by Peggy Wilson

Everything about my trip was outstanding. I named the Guides the Miracle Women of our trip. Nothing they could not do or conquer. They were amazing women!

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