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Utah Rafting: Green River Rafting tour

Utah Rafting: Green River Rafting

Western River Expeditions
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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Regular walking or cycling over moderately long, hilly, or bumpy distances. Some public transport or utility vehicles such as safari jeeps. Moderate
Lodging Level: Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges. Camping
5 days
From: $ 1,555 $ 311 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Hike a short distance to 1,000-year-old Fremont Native American petroglyphs
  • Hike to a historic homestead rich in folklore and outlaw history
  • Enjoy a beautiful hike or van ride to the river’s edge.
  • The biggest whitewater on the Green River.

Short Description

Winding through a remarkable wilderness of twisted mountains, dramatic cliffs, and towering plateaus carved by an ancient inland sea, the Green River through Desolation Canyon offers one of America’s favorite rafting trips. A spectacular scenic flight from Moab, Utah lands you atop a dramatic desert plateau where your Utah rafting adventure begins. You’ll surrender your senses to nature as you’re enveloped by 40 million years of geologic history. Explore Utah’s famous outlaw hideouts, ancient dinosaur habitats, and Fremont Native American petroglyphs. Discover the thrill of Green River whitewater. More moderate rapids on this section of the Green River allow you to experience paddling a 2-person inflatable kayak or relax in an oar boat while Western’s guides take you down river. Comfortable summer water temperatures and over 60 fun-filled rapids make this Green River rafting trip the ideal getaway for your next adventure.

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
Typically involves most nights sleeping in tents (sometimes permanent tented sites) or in rustic cabins and lodges.
Lodging Level Camping
Flights & Transport Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Moab
End City Utah

Destinations

United States

Cities & Attractions

Moab

Activities

Hiking History Rafting

Age Requirement

5

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Trip Includes

  • SCENIC FLIGHT» Airport transfer & flight from Moab, Utah to the river
  • RAFTING » Class II-III whitewater rafting (rapids depend on water levels)
  • HIKING » Short walks to longer, more difficult hikes (all optional).
  • CAMPING » Cots, tents, sleeping bags, chairs & water-resistant bag.
  • MEALS » All meals are prepared for you between departure and return.
  • TRANSFERS » Transportation from Moab to the river and return transfer to Moab.

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Itinerary

Day 1

Experience a breathtaking morning flight over the canyons of the Green River, landing atop a spectacular desert plateau. Enjoy a beautiful hike or van ride to the river’s edge. Launch onto a calm stretch of the Green River, perfect for swimming and relaxing. Before your first delectable camp dinner, explore the area, play a game or just relax and soak in the soothing beauty of Utah’s Desolation Canyon while your guides do all the cooking.

Days 2 & 3

Awaken to a hearty breakfast and hike a short distance to 1,000-year-old Fremont Native American petroglyphs or maybe an old moonshiner’s hideout. Savor a delicious riverside buffet lunch. Then, climb aboard your oar boat and let your guide pilot you through several exciting Green River rapids, or you and a partner may chose to paddle your own inflatable kayak.

Day 4

Hike to a historic homestead rich in folklore and outlaw history. Run Wire Fence and Three Fords rapids, among the biggest whitewater on the Green River. Float out of Desolation Canyon, and enter scenic Gray Canyon, traversing 40 million years of geologic history in the blink of an eye. Savor another night camping under the innumerable stars of the astounding southern Utah sky.

Day 5

After a restful night under the stars, you’ll awaken to relish your last morning in the canyon. Even by your final Day, you will be amazed at how surreal it is to wake up with the first rays of sun gently spreading through the shadows of the Green River’s towering cliffs. You’ll enjoy a riverside breakfast then set off for more whitewater excitement interspersed with calm stretches for swimming and occasional waterfights. After lunch, you’ll celebrate your successful journey and return with a 1-hour bus ride to Moab, Utah (arriving approximately 2:30 PM).

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Price Per Day: $ 311 per day
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We just came back from an amazing trip to the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions- they were incredible. From the 1st moment to the last it was a perfect vacation. Our river guides Wiley, McCay, Lindsay and Chase were all incredibly experienced and lovely-- and great cooks!!! . The group that was on our trip was great and the Canyon, Rapids and beauty was beyond compare. We are coming back with our kids and can not wait to share the magic with them. I would recommend this group to anyone and everyone. They are a class act.
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I just completed the 6 day Grand Canyon river trip and there are no words to describe this amazing adventure. I want to especially thank our guides John, Mackay, Craig, Amber and Daisy. They were the best we could ask for. I am not a camper at all and was terrified of this trip and the rapids and by the first day they had me on the tubes at the front of the boat. We also had a spinal cord injury person with our family and they went way above and beyond to assist us but also allowed her to do what she could which included many of the hikes. Our other group members were also fantastic. I truly believe this was a trip of a lifetime and feel your guides and wonderful trip have changed my life in giving me courage to try even more new things. Thank you all so much!!
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Just got home from a six-day cruise with Western. Awesome time and very professional. Don't put it off any longer book as soon as possible, a once-in-a-lifetime event.
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These guys are the best! Evan and Sammie are true professionals. This is the trip of a lifetime and Western River knows how to make it happen.

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This was by far the best trip our family has ever been on!!! It needs to be on everyone's bucket list to see the Grand Canyon this way! Thanks Western River Expedition for this trip of a life time!!
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Flights & Transport

Internal airfare and ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Cancellation Policy:

Available after placing a reservation

Age Notes

Min. Age: 5

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • 3% access fee

Meals Included:

All meals

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