Green River Daily

Green River Youth Rafting, Gray Canyon – About This Trip

This section of the Green River runs through Gray Canyon which is the last day of our 5-day Desolation Canyon trip. Fun Class I to II rapids will be encountered on this 8 mile stretch. More of a Wilderness canyon, this pristine section of the Green allows viewing of petroglyphs and is home to the occasional big horn sheep, birds of prey and migratory birds. Perfect for floating, kayaking, paddling and water play. Children of almost all ages welcome!


  • Fun Class I to II rapids will be encountered on this 8 mile stretch
  • More of a Wilderness canyon, this pristine section of the Green allows viewing of petroglyphs
  • Perfect for floating, kayaking, paddling and water play
  • Come join us! Children of most ages welcome!
We typically put-in this trip at Nefertiti and take-out at Swasey’s (cement ramp just below rapid) outhouse.  Daily River Trips are a great introduction to river running. For the beginner or veteran, our one day trip gives you all the best of river running: whitewater, beach fun, good food, and great company.
The price includes: transportation to and from the river from our headquarters in Green River, Utah, lunch, and the use of our waterproof containers for your camera, sunscreen and extra clothes.
We meet for your trip at our Green River, Utah Headquarters located east of the Green River Bridge on the North side of Highway 6, across from the Motel 6 and in back of the Comfort Inn at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain Time). You will get back to our headquarters between 2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Tipping the guides: If you feel the guides have been instrumental in your enjoyment of the trip, you may choose to direct a gratuity to the trip leader in the form of cash or check.  They will then distribute it evenly to the other crewmembers.  The average contribution amount ranges between $20.00 and $30.00 per guest, per day. Cash is the preferred method of tipping.
If you have any questions prior to leaving for your trip, we welcome you to call our Salt Lake City office, Monday through Friday at 800-624-6323 (outside Utah), or 801-266-2087 (inside Utah). We’re happy to take the time to answer your questions. You may also contact us through e-mail at [email protected]


Green River Daily weather: In May and early June temperatures average 70 to 80 degrees during the day and in late June through August the daytime temperatures are 80 to 100 degrees. Light rain showers occasionally occur in this area, and it can cool temperatures considerably. With this in mind we recommend you have a rain poncho. There will also be an abundance of sun, so bring a hat and plenty of suntan lotion and/or sunscreens.
The best place to eat in Green River is Ray’s Tavern. Ray’s is a true small western town bar rich in atmosphere and good food. They serve incredible hamburgers, pork chops, small salads and steaks. The Tamarisk Restaurant offers family dining with riverside seating.
Things to see in the area: John Wesley Powell Museum in Green River, Utah. Arches National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park, Canyonlands National Park, Fisher Towers, Colorado National Monument, Goblin Valley State Park, San Rafael Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, and the La Sal and Henry Mountains.
Reading material, you may enjoy:
Exploration of the Colorado River – Powell…………………………………………. $12.95
Desolation River Guide – Belknap (waterproof)…………………………………… $19.95
Life in Stone – Christa Sadler……………………………………………………………. $11.95
The Educated Outlaw – Harvey Lay Murdock (Grandson)…………………….. $10.95
The River Knows Everything:  Desolation Canyon & the Green –  Aton/Miller……. $34.95
Desolation and Gray Canyons – Felix E. Mutschler………………………………. $10.95

These books can be ordered online at, or by sending the appropriate amount listed above plus $5.60 priority shipping to Holiday River Expeditions, 544 East 3900 South, SLC, UT 84107. This is available within the U.S. only. If outside the U.S. additional shipping and handling charges will be added. You can call 801-266-2087 for rates. These books can also be purchased at our headquarters in Green River.


Suggested Gear and Clothing:

          Swimming Suit

           Shorts or Long Pants (quick drying)

           A Short Sleeve or Long sleeve T-shirt

           Shoes to get wet while rafting i.e. water sport shoes or sneakers

           Water Bottle or Cup

           Hat, Sunglasses (with safety straps)

           Sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher

           Windbreaker (optional)

           Disposable Camera (optional)

Trip Overview

Location: Green River
Type: Rafting
Length: 1 Day – 12 Miles
Dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Meet At: Green River, UT 8:00 AM
Rating: Beginner
Age Min: 5
Deposit: Full Payment

Trip Prices

1-Day Adult – $70
Youth – $60 (18 & under)
Group – $60 (10 or more)
Senior – $60 (65 & older)

Departure Dates

Schedule Upon Request

Check Availability

What’s Included

Life Jacket
Small Waterproof Bag
Drinks: Ice Water, Lemonade

What’s NOT Included

Plastic mugs work well
Water Bottle


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