A spectacular scenic flight from Moab, Utah lands you atop a dramatic desert plateau where you'll begin rafting Desolation Canyon on the Green River. You'll surrender your senses to nature as you're enveloped by 40 million years of geologic history. Winding through a remarkable wilderness of twisted mountains, dramatic cliffs, and towering plateaus carved by an ancient inland sea, Utah's hidden Desolation Canyon rafting trip is a magnificent journey for the ages.
Explore Utah's famous outlaw hideouts, ancient dinosaur habitats, and Fremont Native American petroglyphs. 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 Desolation Canyon rafting trip the ideal getaway for your next adventure.
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On the river we play in the mud, we make little drip castles, and the kids get so excited.
Rafting the Green River, through Desolation Canyon is a great place for first time rafting and getting familiar with whitewater rapids. Even those who have some experience with whitewater can enjoy a more intimate interaction with the more friendly rapids of Desolation Canyon on an inflatable kayak, or "duckie".
One of the greatest features of this expedition is that the 60+ rapids are spread fairly evenly throughout the length of the trip so the action keeps it exciting all trip long.
Four nights and five days on the river may seem like a long time, but it's just about right - you may not want it to end so soon! Something happens on "river time" that resets your body clock. Camping with all the right equipment, days full of activity, and delicious meals prepared in a gorgeous setting makes it easy to want to stay.
No one could ask for better guides. The Western guides knew what they were doing and went out of their way to help us. I was ready to start all over the following week. The food was delicious with great variety. This was a trip of a lifetime!
Elizabeth - Alabama
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