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Green River Canoe & Moab Adventure

 

Good Trip Adventure X Breakwater Expeditions. Embark on a 9-day Utah Adventure, paddling leisurely down the Green River & exploring Arches & Canyonlands National Parks.

TRIP DATES:

June 1-9, 2024

Trip Length

9 Days

Intensity

Level 3

View our intensity scale.

Group Size

 8-10 People

For larger groups, contact us.

$3385 Per Person

 

 

This beginner-friendly canoeing adventure takes you down Utah’s Green River as it meanders through the Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyon to the Colorado River. Explore Utah by land and water, traveling through the history of the landscape as we view ruins and rock art sites of the Pueblo Indians.

The last few days of the trip will be spent exploring Arches and Canyonlands National Parks! Your nights are spent in a combination of hotels and backcountry campsites along the river!

Activities
  • Canoeing
  • Hiking
  • Camping

 

Included
  • Medically-trained, naturalist guides
  • All transportation in passenger van
  • Expedition expense
  • Tent, sleeping pad, sleeping bag, and paddling gear
  • All lodging: hotels and camping
  • All meals indicated in itinerary
  • Park entry fees

 

Not Included
  • Gratuity for your guide
  • Meals not indicated in itinerary
  • Personal gear (see packing list)
  • Flights to destination

 

*Arches National Park now requires a timed-entry ticket in order to enter, booking a guide means you bypass this system!

*Prices do not include 8.5% Utah sales tax

WEather

In June, expect daytime temperatures ranging from the mid-80s to low 90s (F). However, be prepared for cooler evenings dropping into the 50s (F). Rainfall is relatively scarce during this month, but it’s best to check the weather forecast closer to your trip.

Group

All public trips are 18+. Please make sure to review the Intensity section for information about what to expect on your trip!

Intensity- Moderate

No experience is required in canoeing or camping. Expect to paddle 7-12 miles a day which can take between 4-6 hours. Optional small daily hikes are scheduled in the itinerary. This trip is perfect for travelers who are comfortable being active for most of the day and who have some hiking experience.

Accomodations
  • Nights 1 & 8, Maverick Hotel*
  • Nights 2-5, Backcountry Campsites Riverside*
  • Nights 6 & 7, Field Station in Moab*
  • Double Occupancy
Flights

Please plan to arrive at the Grand Junction Regional Airport by 4:00 PM. Your Good Trip Adventure guides will pick you up and transfer you to the Maverick Hotel. Take some time to settle in before dinner where you’ll join everyone for a meet and greet and packing party!

On day 8, your guide will transfer your group back to the Grand Junction area. Please schedule a flight that leaves on day 9, where airport transfers will be arranged.

person hiking in Sedona National Park

This isn’t just a sightseeing tour; it’s a day of discovery and connection with the soul of Moab. Book your private tour with Good Trip Adventures today and craft memories that will last a lifetime!

Day One

 

Your journey begins today! You’ll meet your group and Utah guides in Grand Junction at your hotel. We will get to know each other over dinner and have a river-packing lesson before the night is over. This will get us ready for the big adventure to come.

Meals: L, D

Day Two

 

We will enjoy breakfast together and move to the vehicles for our 2.5-hour drive to Ruby Ranch. This will be the put-in for our 47-mile journey down Labyrinth Canyon. Here we will pack our canoes full of all of our belongings, review river comminutions signal, paddle class 101, and get let go of the front country.

We will travel 8 miles today to Trin Alcove for our first night camp. Here we will set up camp and take a nice hike up the canyon. Plus, enjoy a wonderful meal under the canyon walls.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Three

After coffee and a Dutch oven breakfast, we will pack up and get back on the water. We will paddle 9 miles to a 10-mile Bottom camp. With the scrub oak trees acting as shade we will enjoy the cooler temps and amazing view.

Our day will get filled with another hike above the rim of the canyon and provide a vast view of this landscape. There will be plenty of time to also cool off in the river for those who are feeling the heat of the day. Our evening will finish with dinner and fires with good connections.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Four

Today, we will paddle 12 miles to Bowknot Bend. Along the way, we will stop at Inscription Rock and see some of the oldest signs of humans traveling the area. Plus, get to enjoy the view of the canyon walls getting taller and taller as we get deeper into this crack in the earth.

We will finish at our camp and set ourselves up for an amazing hike to the Bowknot. This will allow us to view the river on two sides of the canyon and take advantage of the best photography spot for your trip.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Five

On our paddle, we will travel 12 miles to our last camp. This paddle will take up around the Bowknot and down toward Horseshoe Canyon. We will camp around the last great bend in the river. Here we will celebrate our last night on the river and enjoy the starry sky.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Six

Our last 7 miles will take us to Mineral Bottoms. Here we will be over 900 feet down in the canyon and looking up to the canyon walls. We will land just before lunch and pack our boats up and enjoy our last river meal. From here we will drive up and out of Labyrinth Canyon and head into Moab to clean up and enjoy a meal out in town.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Seven

Alarm clocks will be ringing early this morning as you wake up before the sun to head straight out into Arches National Park – named for the more than 2,000 natural stone arches scattered throughout the park.

Today you’ll take a series of short hikes along different trails to see a selection of these incredible formations including Delicate Arch: the iconic arch which adorns Utah’s license plates. Your hikes are set against a constant backdrop of bright red rock contrasting the deep blue sky – an iconic southwestern sight.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Eight

The last full day of your trip brings you to Canyonlands National Park.Canyonlands National Park comprises 4 different districts over 300,000 acres. Today you’ll explore a second District- The Island in the Sky! You and your group will spend the full day on the trails leisurely exploring arches, buttes, mesas and more! You’ll be rewarded with never ending views overlooking the Colorado River!

In the early afternoon, be transferred back to Grand Junction.. After a farewell dinner, you’ll say goodbye to your guides and fellow travelers.

Meals: B, L, D

Day Nine

It’s time to say goodbye as you depart Grand Junction and travel home.

Meals: B, L, D

Packing LIst

Required Gear
  • Backpack or duffel bag (no hard shell luggage)
  • Daypack (20L)
  • Dry bags for clothes and electronics
  • Reusable water bottles (320z)
Gear & Personal Items
  • Camping Gear (Breakwater can provide you with the following gear, however if you have your own you are welcome to bring it with you)
    • Sleeping bag 
    • Sleeping pad
    • Compression sack
    • 1 large dry bag for your clothing and gear
    • 1 small dry bag for personal items
  • Camping pillow
  • Sunscreen
  • Earplugs
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries (please choose biodegradable and scent-free items)
  • Small, personal first aid kit (including blister treatment)
  • Small, quick dry towel
  • Headlamp with extra batteries
  • Cell phone chargers
Required Clothing
  • Warm jacket (down, puffy, fleece)
  • Rain jacket or shell
  • Rain pants
  • Breathable wicking base layers
  • Layers to adjust to changing temperatures
  • Lightweight hiking pants
  • Swimsuit
  • Warm hat
  • Sun hat with a brim
  • Wool socks (4 pairs)
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Water shoes (must have heel strap)
  • Sunglasses with strap
Recommended Clothing
  • Buff or neck scarf
  • Comfortable clothes for camp
  • Travel clothes for trip home

Trip FAQ’s

What will we eat?

Meals may be prepared by guides, picked up as boxed lunches, or enjoyed in restaurants. We prioritize seasonal, fresh ingredients and local suppliers in all regions. We can cater to most dietary requests and allergies with advanced notice. Be sure to include this information in our client intake form when registering for your trip!

Can we adjust the start time or trip length?

Start times are totally customizable to your group’s needs! Trips can easily be shortened to accommodate your needs. If you’d like to lengthen your trip, email hello@goodtripadventures.com as additional rates may apply.

Do you offer payment plans?

We are here to help! We offer flexible payment plans tailored to your needs. Reach out to us for more information on how we can assist you with payment options. Regardless of the payment plan implemented, full payment must be received by 30 days in advance of the trip start.

Are there age requirements?

They say age is just a number and we (mostly) agree! However, due to legal restrictions and group dynamic considerations, we do have a minimum age of 18 on our public group departures. But there’s no maximum!

If you have someone under 18 in your group, we can accommodate all ages on a private adventure, so let’s talk!

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