Among the most exciting places in the United States where you can go white water rafting is the Green River.
Made popular many years ago by the music of CW McCall, the Green Rivers canyons are legendary with each one offering its own challenges and it’s own incredible scenery.
For those who are new to white water rafting, there is a short nine mile stretch that offers a great solution to the newcomer to the sport who wants to test their mettle.
Running through the lower part of the Gray Canyon, on the Green river there is a super stretch that will take you about a day to accomplish, and can be done along or in a group. There are seven rapids, most of which are quite mild in nature, although when the water is high some do form class three rapids.
Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons part of the river is also popular with canoe folks, as it is a mostly peaceful section that runs about a hundred miles along the Green River.
There are guides who will take you through Labyrinth and STillwater in power boats. Your path will take you past the Crystal Geyser and if your timing is good you can see it shooting for more than sixty feet into the air.
One of the most scenic and also the most exciting and enjoyable trips will be Lodore Canyon, with incredibly tall rock formations, waterfalls, petroglyphs and superb chances for photographs all along the way. The trip runs about forty four miles and runs through Dinosaur National Monument as well as through some incredible rapids that include three of the most exciting and best in the entire Green River area.These rapids will be the most powerful duding the late summer months of July and August.
You’re not going to see just rapids and water, but also a wide array of scenery and wildlife along your way.
If you’re a river rafter and you’re up for some great scenery, some breath taking rapids and a trip that you’re not going to forget in a lifetime, head out for the Green River and see if you have what it takes to navigate your way through the rapids here.