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Whitewater Kayaking on the Green River through Desolation Canyon

Trip Overview

$1,495.00 /person

Are you looking for more than an adventure vacation? Then this kayaking experience through some of the most magnificent wilderness canyons of the Southwest is the answer. Prior kayaking experience is not necessary, but a kayak swimming pool class is suggested to help speed your learning on the river. These classes can be found at most colleges and universities. You should be in excellent physical condition and comfortable around water. Andy Thunell from Rapid Progression Kayak School will provide the instruction and all kayaking equipment. It's worth it for this amazing Desolation Canyon River trip adventure!

Starting at Sand Wash put-in at the center of the Tavaputs Plateau, this 84-mile whitewater and kayak trip into Desolation Canyon takes us on the ride of a lifetime! During the adventure, you will encounter over 60 rapids! The whitewater builds in intensity each day and finally leads you out of the Plateau at Swasey's take-out, just north of Holiday River Expeditions' Green River headquarters.

  • Departure Months: August
  • Duration: Extended Trip
  • Sport/Activity: Kayaking, Hiking, Rafting
  • Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
  • Water Type: Whitewater (Class III+)
  • Services Available:
    • Guided
    • Shuttle
    • Gear Rental
    • Meals
  • Accommodations:
    • Camping
  • Group Rates: No
  • Number of Portages: 1

Extra Sunscreen - Waterproof is recommended; Nose Plugs - For when you learn to roll; Wetsuit Booties / Tennis Shoes - A must while in the kayak; Paddling Jacket with Shell; Wool Sweater; Sunglasses - with Chums or Croakies to hold them; Visor to fit under the helmet - Example: Head Gasket

Optional: Water Skiing Gloves - For tender hands; Wetsuit - Bring Farmer John style 1/8"; Small Waterproof Pouch - Carry goodies in during the day

Locations on this Trip