Green River 5-day Canoe Trips (general itinerary)
Here’s a sample itinerary at a glance…it may vary depending on your individual guide.
- Day 1: Meet your guide staff in Moab, UT, at Aarchway Inn. After a continental breakfast & packing your dry bags, you will be shuttled to the Crystal Geyser put-in located 30 miles northwest of Moab. If you are lucky, you might see Crystal Geyser spewing a fountain of water from its mouth.
- At Crystal Geyser you will load the boats & participate in the safety talk and paddling instructions before launching.
- Paddle downriver until approximately noon and enjoy lunch on the river’s edge, maybe catching a glimpse of area wildlife or learn about some of the river’s geology & history from your guides.
- After lunch, continue paddling and having water fights until roughly 3 p.m. and make camp at Anvil Butte where there is a good hike with an old, ruined cabin & petrified wood & nice big cottonwood trees (location depends on campsite availability).
- Feel free to take a bath in the river & then Happy Hour begins at 5:30 p.m. where hors d'oeuvres and wine will be served.
- Dinner is served around 7 p.m. followed by campfire activities that may include games, singing, western tall tales, or guitar playing.
- Day 2: Consists of paddling & having water fights as you enter the towering red sandstone walls of Labyrinth Canyon & Trin-Alcove. Some of the best hiking on the river is in this area with ancient Indian petroglyphs along the route.
- Day 3: Your guides may choose to make this a layover day devoted to hiking the canyons, floating in the river, and/or relaxing in camp. Many times lunches will be packed for the hike where you can explore multi-million year old canyons or hike to the top of a plateau where the panoramic vistas are gorgeous. However, your guides may choose to move downriver. Factors that influence this decision are weather, pace of the group, campsite availability, etc.
- Day 4 & 5: Will consist of paddling past the canyons and landmarks of Hey Joe Canyon, Register Rock and Bowknot Bend. You may hike into a canyon or paddle into a narrow tributary stream, only wide enough for your boat as it cuts through a side canyon. Discovering Register Rock, carved messages & art left by early adventurers, is always a treat. After a short, steep hike at Bowknot Bend, you can see the river on both sides of the pinnacle as it carves back towards itself. On the last day you will take out at Mineral Bottom where you will be shuttled back to Coyote Shuttle in Moab where your car has been parked. And then it’s homeward bound!