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Trip Overview

$1,005.00 /person

Rafting trips through the Gates of Lodore Canyon are filled with excitement and beautiful scenery. You 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. Powell’s adventures live on in the whitewater rapids he named: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls, and Hell’s 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. 

The Green River cuts like a knife through Lodore Canyon from the top of Dinosaur National Monument through its heart. At the confluence with the Yampa River, this trip takes you through Echo Park & Whirlpool Canyon before floating you into Island Park.  Hold on tight for the last 8 miles of whitewater through the center of a mountain before reaching the Split Mountain takeout. Come time-travel with Holiday River Expeditions on the Green River!

  • Departure Months: May, June, July, August, September
  • Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Fishing, Hiking, Yoga, Rafting, Photography
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Water Type: Whitewater (Class III+)
  • Services Available:
    • Guided
    • Shuttle
    • Gear Rental
    • Meals
  • Accommodations:
    • Camping
  • Group Rates: Yes
  • Number of Portages: 33

Holiday River Expeditions provide camping chairs, kitchen setup, full course meals, beverages (water, lemonade, soda, gatorade), and a portable toilet. 

You will need to bring or rent a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.

Intimate cliffs cradle you through a geologic time warp; Unforgettable class 3 & 4 rapids; Abundant biodiversity in an ecological transition zone; Backdoor views of this hidden-gem Monument; Blue Ribbon Trout Fishing

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