River running on the Green
The End of the Rainbow
Photo by Ed Morrison

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The season for this spectacular trip begins in April and peaks in late May or early June. It  takes 5 to 9 days to complete the 84 miles.  Put-in is at the Sand Wash Boat Ramp (4,650') forty miles south of Myton, Utah; take-out is at Swasey's Beach (4,095') located at Green River, Utah.

The Green River in Desolation/Gray Canyon
The Green River at Desolation

Hikes include Rock Creek and White Canyon, as well as hikes on the Uintah/Ouray Indian Reservation Trust with pre-approved permits which can be obtained from the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Ft. Duchesne, Utah.


In addition to river running, hike to Rock Creek Ranch
Rock Creek Ranch


In the spring, cool temperatures can be expected, while in the summer the weather can be extremely hot with occasional thunderstorms. If you plan on doing a little fishing along the way, catfish can be caught in the river and trout can be found in the creeks. Wildlife you may see along the way include deer, Bighorn sheep, and a large variety of birds.

Recommended water levels are 2,000 - 30,000 cfs with raft sizes between 14' to 30'.

Permit information can be obtained by contacting the Bureau Of Land Management in Price, Utah: 801-836-3600.


P.O. Box 1361
417 E. Main
Vernal, UT  84078
1-800-930-7238 (RAFT)

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