Floating the Green Pristine solitude and terrific desert canyons characterize the Green River as it runs through the Desolation and Gray Canyons in central Utah. Four to five day trips are available through this unspoiled land. Learn More
Interstate 70 near Green River
Interstate 70 near Green River Dividing the San Rafael Swell neatly in two, Interstate 70 crosses the Utah desert near the town of Green River. Learn More
Canyonlands National Park is home to an immense expanse of deep orange-red canyons carved by the Colorado and Green Rivers and a wonderful array of superlative red rock formations. In addition to being a feast for the eyes, it provides great opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, 4wd adventuring, and white water rafting.
Dinosaur National Monument is two parks in one. It was originally established to protect an area that was one of the most productive sources of dinosaur bones in the world. This area contains an enclosed quarry with some 1,600 exposed bones from 11 different dinosaur species. The park was later expanded to include 300 square miles of great, high desert canyon country through which the Green and Yampa Rivers flow. This area offers wonderful scenery and some good hiking and white water rafting opportunities.
Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area consists of big, beautiful Flaming Gorge Lake, enclosed by brightly colored canyon walls and set amidst hundreds of thousands of acres of forested hills. It is a wonderful setting in which to boat, fish, hike, mountain bike or just soak in the beauty.
The attraction of this small town is the Green River which snakes through extremely remote canyons. The Green River is famous for excellent scenic river opportunities along with millions of acres of pristine desert offering many recreational activities. The area is surrounded by the Book Cliffs and is the gateway to the San Rafael Swell. There are several hotels and restaurants for your convenience, along with a 9 hole golf course and the John Wesley Powell River Museum.
Price is a mid-sized town on the edge of terrifically remote expanses of desert of the Colorado Plateau. Nearby is Nine Mile Canyon with some of the best ancient rock art in the state. South of Price lies the northern portion of the San Rafael Swell while to the west is the Wasatch Plateau.
The San Rafael Swell is a terrifically wild and lightly visited area of desert canyons in the heart of Utah. Visitors here should expect plenty of solitude in a harsh but starkly beautiful setting. Several rough but passable scenic drives are available as is backcountry hiking for the adventurous. The San Rafael River through the "Little Grand Canyon" makes for a pleasant flat water trip by raft or canoe.
Vernal is a midsize town in a green and tree shaded community surrounded by dry plain. It serves as a good base for visiting nearby Dinosaur National Monument (20 miles east), Flaming Gorge National Recreation Area (35 miles north) and the Uinta Mountains (35 miles northwest).
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