Green River Rafting Through Utah's Desolation Canyon
The Perfect Utah Rafting Expedition on the Green River
This trip is the perfect vacation for so many different reasons. It is good for those who are itching to grab a paddle and run the rapids in an inflatable kayak because the river has over 60 class II-III rapids. It is a great family trip because there are so many big beaches to play games on and the pace is slow enough to enjoy spending time in camp and hiking. In addition the trip is full of off-river attractions including ancient rock art and ruins.
Desolation Canyon River Trips
We meet in Green River, Utah, and begin the adventure with an amazing scenic flight up river to Sandwash where the boats are waiting. Trips are generally 5-days in length. Desolation Canyon is rich in human history and western lore, it contains archaeological ruins dating back more than a thousand years. The Green River starts gentle the first day of the trip, but by the end has traveled through over 60 mild to wild rapids. Camping takes place on sandy beaches amongst groves of cottonwoods and sandbar willows. The trip ends the last morning at Swasey's Beach and participants are taken via a short van ride back to Green River.
Multi-Generational Rafting Trips
Desolation Canyon is a delightful river journey that can be enjoyed by people of all ages and varying interests and abilities. The minimum age for children is 6-8 years old. A river trip is a great vacation to take as a family or group because everyone is together. It is nice to escape the world of smart phones and computers and just enjoy each others company. We make our Green River tours affordable by offering children and group discounts.
A Cure For Nature Deficit Disorder
Nature deficit disorder refers to a hypothesis by Richard Louv in his 2005 book Last Child in the Woods that human beings, especially children, are spending less time outdoors resulting in a wide range of behavioral problems. In addition, the only way to protect our open spaces are for the younger generations to appreciate them. This appreciation comes from experiences, and there is not a better wilderness experience than rafting down a river in a beautiful canyon with those you care about.
Learning Experience for Everyone
Besides having fun, you will also be immersed in an environment that invites learning. From environmental ethics, to geology, biology, and history, Desolation Canyon presents lots of learning opportunites. Our guides are great interpreters and story tellers.
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Our 18-foot row rafts accomodate 4-5 passengers plus the guide who rows the boat.
Inflatable Kayaks turn a mild rapid into a wild one. Our fleet of inflatable kayaks make Desolation Canyon trip a top pick for multi-generational trips. There is plenty of fun and excitement or relaxation for all ages.
Our Paddle Rafts hold 6-8 passengers plus a guide who steers the raft.
To many people the off-river hiking is as spectacular as the river corridor itself. We specialize in off-river hiking on all of our river expeditions. We are certain you will see places on our expeditions most river travelers miss.
Upon arrival, each participant will be given a large water-proof bag for clothing and personal items. Another water-proof bag will contain your provided sleeping bag, foam Paco Pad, and a large plastic ground tarp. Our water-proof bags are 30 inches high and have a diameter of 14 inches.
Each participant will also receive an ammo can. It is always readily accesible during the day and is the best place to keep sunscreen, cameras, notebooks, etc.
Our Kitchen includes everything we need to make delicious food. Dutch Ovens, Fire Pans, Propane Stove, Tables, and Drink Coolers. Our boats carry everything we need for the entire trip.
Our sleep kit includes a fresly laundered sleeping bag. Our sleeping bags are made in the USA by Wiggy Inc. Wiggy also makes sleeping bags for the US Airforce.
We supply tents from Kelty & ALPS, but generally the night sky is so spectacular that most people want to sleep out under the stars.
We supply camp chairs on all of our rafting expeditions.
A handwash device is set-up at lunch and in camp. It is mandatory for guests to wash hands before meals and after using the bathroom.
One of our toilets is always enclosed by a roomy yellow tent. It allows privacy as well as a place to change your clothes.
Our specially designed toilet makes the fear of using camp toilets go away. It is the most sanitary and clean toilet ever to be used on an outdoor expedition. It has a fly proof lid and utilizes a special chemical along with specially designed plastic bags that allow it to be set-up clean everyday. It has the ability to hold solid waste as well as urine. Along with the toilet, Lysol and toilet paper are always located inside the tent.
Speak To A Desolation Canyon Expert
We've done our best to design a website that is informative and easy to use, but we realize you may still have some questions. If that's the case, please call our office and get the information you need right away. Our staff is friendly and knowledgeable. They have been on all of the river trips offered by our company and can speak to you from experience. You won't have to press a sequence of buttons, and there's even a good chance one of our owners will answer the phone directly and assist you.
Our office hours are Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm. We also check for messages over the weekend. Call us at (800) 253-7328
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