Green River Rafting Gray Canyon Day Trips


Green River Rafting, Gray Canyon – About This Trip


Dip your toes into this one-day sample of a wilderness river trip. Float 12 miles of Gray Canyon and splash through fun class I and II rapids. This pristine section of the Green River provides the opportunities to see thousand-year-old petroglyphs and the occasional bighorn sheep. Look for cliff swallows, great blue herons, raptors, and turkey vultures aloft, and enjoy swimming and beach time. Perfect for floating, kayaking, paddling, and water play. Children of (almost) all ages welcome!


  • Fun class I to II rapids
  • We handle all your logistics for a day on the water
  • Delicious riverside lunch prepared by professional guides
  • Opportunities for kayaking and swimming

Trip Overview


Location: Green River
Type: Rafting
Length: 1 Day - 12 Miles
Dates: Memorial Day to Labor Day
Meet At: Green River, UT 9:00 AM
Rating: Beginner
Age Min: 5
Deposit: Full Payment

Trip Price & Departure Dates


1-Day Adult - $90

Youth - $80 (18 & under)
Group - $80 (20 or more)
Senior - $80 (65 & older)

Scheduled upon request (pending availability) for groups of 12 or more

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Itinerary & Trip Details


We typically begin this trip at Nefertiti, twenty miles north of the town of Green River, and take out at Swasey’s Beach. One-day Gray Canyon rafting 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 behind 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 crew members. 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 (within 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 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 after you finish rafting Gray Canyon 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.


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 (flip-flops not recommended)

          Water Bottle or Cup

          Hat, Sunglasses (with safety straps)

          Sunscreen, SPF 15 or higher

          Windbreaker (optional)

          Disposable Camera (optional)


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by Nick Berich on Holiday River Expeditions

Karen was extremely helpful. Fabulous trip!

by Leslie Davies on Holiday River Expeditions

Erica & Sarah were amazing guides, they were sweet, respectful and so calm. I loved the food they cooked and they were so great about accommodating my dietary restrictions. Thank you so much, this was an amazing experience!