Desolation Canyon


Sand Wash Ranger Station to
Nefertiti or Swasevs Rapids
  • 54 - 74 river miles
  • Class II to III

This is probably Utah 's best family trip! The whole family will enjoy exceptional bonding opportunities, fun whitewater, enchanting campsites on sandy beaches, stunning geological features, ancient Native American as well as recent western history.

This stretch of the Green River is 84 miles of river with 50+ class I-III rapids that start the second day of the trip and build each day until the largest and best rapids on the last day. These rapids are full of big rolling waves, not technically difficult but exciting and great fun experienced aboard oar raft or inflatable kayak.

Desolation Canyon River Rafting Trip

River rafting offers quality time and experiences for strengthening family relationships. There is adventure time, quiet time, interaction and reflection time, and lots of time to play. Hiking to outlaw cabins, water fights, and building sandcastles are just some of quality interaction.

The Green River through Desolation and Gray Canyons is the only river canyons registered as a National Historic Landmark. The Fremont Indians farmed, hunted and lived here over 700 years ago and left ruins and ancient rock art. The most popular stop is McPherson Cabin where Butch Cassidy, Sundance Kid and "The Wild Bunch," hide out. A fair amount of time is set aside for hiking to explore these homes and legends… guides are prepared to share their knowledge about local landmarks and their significance.

Prices start from:

  • Raft for 5 days - $995 per person
  • Raft for 6 days - $950 per person
  • Raft for 7 days - $1,270 per person
  • Raft for 8 days - $1,720 per person

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