Experienced Inflatable Kayak Paddler Takes a Swim
Paddling an “Inflatable Kayak,” also known as the “Ducky” or “Funyak,” is a great way to experience a rafting trip. The boat is similar in shape to a canoe, but it is much more stable and forgiving. Inflatable kayaks come in one man and 2-man varieties and are fun for both beginners and advanced paddlers. CRATE offers the inflatable kayak option on all of their Desolation Canyon rafting tours as well as on kayak support trips in the Grand Canyon.
Desolation Canyon is the ideal place for the craft because the water is warm and the
2-Man Paddling Team Challenges Desolation Canyon Rapid.
rapids are exciting. For those new to paddling whitewater, it is a good idea to practice self-rescue. This can be accomplished by flipping the boat over in calm water and then flipping it back over and climbing back into the boat, all while maintaining control of the paddle. This is good to know because it is common to have the inflatable kayaks tip over in the larger rapids on the Green River.
The larger rapids on the Green River in Desolation Canyon include: 3-Fords, Coal Creek, Wire Fence, Cow Swim, and Steer Ridge. It depends on the river’s level which will be the biggest of the bunch. In general the highest water of the season is in early June.
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In honor of Nature Deficit Disorder, we are giving a greatly discounted rate on our 2012 Desolation Canyon Rafting Trips. This trip is a great multi-generational river trip because it offers activities and excitement for all ages. Visit www.crateinc.com for trip dates.
Green River Rafting in Desolation Canyon
Don’t miss rafting the Green River
in 2012. Colorado River and Trail Expeditions
is offering great rafting deals on our Desolation Canyon rafting expedition including a “No Child Left Inside” youth rate of $595.00 for kids 8-20 years old. The trip is 5 days long and is all-inclusive with great meals and camping equipment. Some of the highlights of rafting the Green River in Desolation Canyon include 60 fun rapids, do it yourself paddling options, great hikes, lots of archaeological treasures, and beautiful sand beaches. We are also offering great group rates and discounts.