Green River Rafting Gray Canyon Day Trips

One day Green River rafting trips are a great way to get a sample of a wilderness river trip. Float eight miles of the Green River through Gray Canyon and splash through fun Class I and II rapids. Just 20 miles north of the town of Green River, Utah, this section of canyon still feels wild. Experience the peace of a floating on a raft, or paddling an inflatable kayak. Stop for lunch on a sandy beach and take a short walk to see thousand-year-old petroglyphs. There are great opportunities for wildlife sighting, too, including cliff swallows, great blue herons, raptors, big horn sheep, beavers, and turkey vultures aloft. With plenty of time for swimming and playing on the beach, one day Green River rafting trips are a great option for families with young children or for youth groups. Children ages 5 and up are welcome!

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fun Class I to II rapids.
  • We handle all your logistics for a day on the water, including transportation to and from the river.
  • Delicious riverside lunch prepared by professional guides.
  • Opportunities for kayaking and swimming.
  • Travel the same stretch of river as the last day of our longer Desolation Canyon trips.
  • Peaceful wilderness river corridor.
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Trip Overview

  • Type:

    Rafting

  • Location:

    Green River

  • Length:

    1 Day - 8 Miles

  • Dates:

    Memorial Day–Labor Day

  • Meet at:

    Green River, Utah @ 9:00am

  • Difficulty:

    Beginner

  • Min. Age:

    5

  • Deposit:

    0

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Rates & Dates

1-Day

  • Adult:
  • $90.00
  • Youth:
    18 and under
  • $80.00
  • Senior:
    65 and older
  • Group:
    10 or more
  • $75.00
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2020
  • Scheduled Upon Request with 8 or more people

Itinerary

One day rafting trips on the Green River begin at the Nefertiti Boat Ramp, 20 miles north of the town of Green River, Utah. Float for eight miles through lower Gray Canyon and take out at Swasey’s Boat Ramp at the base of Gunnison Butte and the mouth of the canyon.

Sample Itinerary

Meet at our Green River, Utah, headquarters at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time. We’re located east of the Green River Bridge, on the north side of Main Street, across from the Motel 6, and behind the Comfort Inn.

Once we’re organized we’ll hop in the vans and drive along the river for approximately 45 minutes to Nefertiti Rock and our put in. Nefertiti Rapid makes an exciting start to the trip, but after that the first few miles of the trip are calm, perfect for swimming and playing with inflatable kayaks. If time permits, we may stop at the mouth of the Price River, one of the Green’s major tributaries, and check out some rock art from the Fremont Culture.

We’ll stop for lunch about half way through the trip, and then finish with three or four more miles of fun, splashy rapids. The trip finishes at Swasey’s Boat Ramp, where the river emerges from Gray Canyon. We’ll load up the boats and drive the 15 minutes back to our warehouse.

A river trip—even a one-day trip—is dynamic by nature. Every trip will be slightly different, depending on weather, river flows, the interests of the group, and countless other variables. Please keep in mind that this is a sample itinerary.

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Holiday River Expeditions
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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!