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Green River Travel Guide

Sports and the Outdoors

River Float Trips

Bearing little resemblance to its name, Desolation Canyon acquaints those who venture down the Green River with some of the last true American wilderness. This journey takes you through a lush, verdant canyon, where the rapids promise more laughter than fear and trembling. It's a favorite destination of canoe paddlers, kayakers, and beginning rafters. May through September raft trips through Gray-Desolation Canyon are popular, and can be arranged by outfitters in Green River or Moab. South of town the river drifts at a lazier pace through Labyrinth and Stillwater canyons, and the 68-mi stretch of river that runs south to Mineral Bottom in Canyonlands National Park is best suited to canoes and motorized boats.





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