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These 5-day family rafting trips in Desolation and Gray Canyon, Utah are a must-do! Tackle the rapids, admire the rock art and visit Butch Cassidy's hide out during the day and camp under the stars at night.
The Green River stretches for 730 miles from its starting point in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming and down into Utah. The river flows through the Desolation and Gray canyons which are the only river canyons to be registered as historic landmarks. Red rock canyons are scooped deep out of the landscape, rock spires twist upwards like stalagmites, and natural arches provide perfect frames for blue skies and a seemingly never-ending desert landscape. Then there’s the native American rock art that was scratched and etched into rock surfaces 800 years ago. It’s all rather awe-inspiring, and makes the perfect backdrop to a holiday on the river.
With the kids in tow, it’s doubtless the real crowd-pleaser on this tour will be the whitewater rapids that you’ll tackle. Places like Snap Canyon, Chandler Falls and Belknap Falls will have kids and adults alike screaming with delight. And then there are calmer moments like the swimming at Rock Creek – where there’s a natural swimming hole to splash about in. You’ll also get to see places where Butch Cassidy hid out, and learn about the human and natural history of this area.
This is a very family oriented trip. Maximum group sizes are 25, although the average is between 10 and 15. The maximum number of people to an oarboat is 5. This trip is a great bonding experience for families and friends as you’ll be spending five solid days together, and also a steep learning curve if you’re new to rafting and camping.
Beginners are welcome and there is 1 guide to every 5 people. Children must be aged five and above and should be happy spending time in and around water. Adults must be happy to get soaking wet in whitewater rapids.
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