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Utah Family Rafting through Desolation Canyon, Green River (5/6 Days)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 5 - 6 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 25 people
Destination(s): Utah  
Specialty Categories: Canoeing/Kayaking/Rafting   Ecotourism  
Season: May - August
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 885 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1145 US Dollar (USD)

The Green River splits the 10,000 foot high Tavaputs Plateau and forms a gorge deeper than the Grand Canyon. Over one million uninhabited acres surround this holdout of the Old West. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid used these remote canyons one hundred years ago to escape the law. Today, we go just to escape. Despite the name Desolation Canyon, the river surroundings offer green cottonwood groves, white sand beaches, and clear-water side streams. Your guide's selection of nightly camps will make good use of these features. Off river, abandoned homesteads mark the end of a frontiersman's dream, and prehistoric Indian petroglyphs the end of a civilization.

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: Fly into Sand Wash put-in from Green River. There is a 30 minute downhill hike from canyon rim to the rafts waiting at river bottom. The trail is well marked but there is some loose footing along the way. Plan ahead to wear appropriate shoes for the hike. Guests who are apprehensive about the hike can be transported by vehicle to the river. View a historical marker at head of Desolation Canyon before entering the canyon. Camp this evening near Gold Hole.

Day 2: Hikes to Fremont Indian ruins and petroglyph interspersed with sections of whitewater. Steer Ridge Rapid is the most memorable. Camp in a cottonwood grove or on a mile-long sandbar.

Day 3: Side canyon hike up Rock Creek, a clear water stream. Extensive petroglyph, and abandoned Rock Creek and McPherson Ranches, where Butch Cassidy's Wild Bunch slept.

Day 4: The whitewater has gotten bigger each day. The crescendo: Belknap, Three Fords, and Coal Creek rapids. Leave Desolation and enter Gray Canyon.

Day 5: We will run a half dozen more rapids before lunch and then take out near Swasey's beach. Short trip back to Green River and our headquarters.

Tour Details:
- Minimum Age: 5
- Level: Easy
- Meeting Place: Green River, Utah at 6:00 am.
- Dates: Mondays May 11 through July 20 (5-Day); Mondays July 27 through August 10 (6-Day)

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

- Desolation Canyon Rafting 5 Days: $1085.00
* Group/Youth: $990.00/$885.00
- Desolation Canyon Rafting 6 Days: $1145.00
* Group/Youth: $1050.00/$945.00
- BLM special area fee of $25 p/p
- Deposit: $300.00 p/p.

About This Supplier
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Location: USA
Joined InfoHub: Apr 1997
Client Request Served: 427

As we close the 20th Century our relationship with wilderness has changed. Wild places are no longer feared. Now their scarcity and value is recognized. We all started there. No wonder our spirits are renewed when we return. We've been going there for over 49 years. Sharing the most spectacular landscapes on earth...

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