Green River Trips out of Moab Utah
The Secrets of Green River Utah
The Green River is one of the hidden secrets of the American West. It begins in Wyoming, where Major Wesley Powell in 1869 first ran the Green River in it's entirety and beyond into Cataract and Grand Canyons, beginning a lengthy history of river running further endorsed by commercial outfitter development starting in large part here in Utah.
Canoe or Kayak Labyrinth Canyon Adventure (TC0)
Canoe and touring kayak rentals, camping rentals for a camping river trip - paddle on your own. This section of the Green River can be served by vehicle shuttles. A free BLM permit is required for this stretch and limited to 25 participants.
Canoe or Kayak Stillwater Canyon Adventure (JC0)
Visit the heart of Canyonlands National Park by canoe or touring kayak down the Green River. Return to Moab by motor boat up the Colorado. A $20 Canyonlands Park permit for flat water backcountry use is required.
Family Fun Green River Rafting (GK4)
The pleasure of camping is enhanced on a river rafting trip, especially in Desolation and Gray Canyons, the majestic canyons of the Green, where there are 50 sporty rapids 4 of the 5 days. Tag-A-Long encourages paddling inflatable kayaks for esteem building and strengthening relationships.
Green River Quick Trip Rafting (GK2)
The Tavaputs Plateau and Ute Reservation borders teh Green River. Teeming with wildlife and beautiful tree shaded camps. Our GK4 shortened in May and June requires a motorized raft trip.
Guided Labyrinth Canyon Moab Tour
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Paddle yourself – a guide organizes stops, menus, provides interpretation. This section of the Green River can be as short as 3 - 5 days or continue to incorporate a guided whitewater rafting trip in Cataract Canyon, past the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.
River Combination Trips
Canoe and Raft Combination (CR1)
For the adventurer who will plan and canoe some days on the Green River, as with our self guided program, yet desires to continue to see the rapids in Canyonlands National Park's Cataract Canyon with a guided white water raft trip. July and August are good for family with children as young as eight years old.
The Green River has a remote placement in Utah. In Desolation and Gray Canyons where Tag-A-Long promotes guided river rafting trips, large sandy beaches are regularly shaded by mature Cottonwood trees. The Uintah and Ouray Reservation spans the eastern Green River border multiplying the sense of remoteness as those river banks are off limits for camping.
S.E. Utah Detail Culturally, these canyons were frequented by trappers, Native Americans, Butch Cassidy's gang and settlers. The hikes in Desolation and Gray Canyons reveal a sensational passage of cultures. The river rafting is splendid fun. Take turns paddling fifty fun rapids four of five days on the Green River or ride with a guide on board the larger raft. Here the river guide coaches the family adventure vacation on paddling.
The Green River in Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons maintains the remote quality in large part because local outfitters have a 'gentleman's agreement' to deploy motorized trips on the Colorado River so these canyons are precious for the solitude quality found so near Moab Utah. There are no rapids here, so many choose to transfer strong camping skill onto a calm river canoe trip within these canyons. Competent car campers often retro fit skills to paddle canoes to create this family adventure vacation.
Stillwater Canyon or Labyrinth Canyon? It is a toss up. Each one is teeming with hiking possibilities, fabulous points of interest, incredible geology and classic red rock canyon wall views. If participants have time, do the entire length in one trip. If participants are pressed for time, do one half this time and I bet the family or friends will return to see the other portion of the Green River a future visit.