4-Day Family River Rafting Trip On The Green River Through Lodore Canyon

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Days
  • Departure Time :
    You meet for this at our Green River, UT headquarters at 8:00am
  • Departure Details :
    Holiday River Expeditions , Vernal, UT Headquarters
  • Return Details :
    Holiday River Expeditions Vernal, UT Headquarters 713 S 1550 E Naples, UT 84078


Green River Rafting through Lodore Canyon trips are filled with excitement and beautiful scenery. We will encounter 800-foot canyon walls superbly crafted by Mother Nature of Precambrian Bedrock along with exquisite vermilion rock formations. Many of its exciting whitewater rapids were named by John Wesley Powell, who first discovered the canyon in 1869. Powells adventures live on in the whitewater rapids he named: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls and Hells Half Mile. Set aside as an American treasure in 1938 under the National Park System, the Green River through Lodore Canyon is a sanctuary for bighorn sheep, pronghorn and birds of prey. This trip is a geologists dream with rock layers from 1.1 Billion to 20 Million years old; come time-travel with us on the Green River! 

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Day 1: Meet your party at our headquarters in Vernal, Utah. Take a three-hour van ride to Brown's Park National Wildlife Refuge, the site of the put-in. Pass through the Gates of Lodore and encounter John Wesley Powells notoriously named Disaster Falls.

Day 2: The "Gates" mark the beginning of High Desert country - the Colorado Plateau in what is deemed an ecological transition-zone; a landscape teaming with wildlife. As the canyon narrows, more rapids emerge: Harp Falls, Triplet Falls, and Hell's Half Mile. Hike at Rippling Brook and discover a secluded waterfall.

Day 3: At the confluence of the Green and Yampa rivers at Echo Park, the canyon widens before the river circles Steamboat Rock. Here the river enters Whirlpool Canyon. The afternoon may be spent at Jones Hole Creek - a blueribbon trout stream with side canyon petroglyphs and waterfall.

Day 4: Peaceful morning in Island and Rainbow Park before entering another massive gorge. The Green's powerful forces cut laterally through Split Mountain's uplifted and colorful core. Rapids abound before the take out and a 35-minute ride back to Vernal.

This is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience. It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!


  • Transportation to and from the River from our Green River Headquarters
  • Life Jackets and River bags
  • All meals and beverages starting with lunch on day one and ending with lunch on day three.
  • Guides, permits and rafting adventure
  • 3 nights accommodation


  • Gratuities (recommended)
  • Camping gear. You can rent camping gear from us for $65 or $40
  • Drinks
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age is 8 years