Four Day, Class II-III: Fed by dam-controlled flows from the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, the Green River through Lodore Canyon is a pristine, remote, river setting of unparalled beauty. Spend four days exploring as you take on exciting rapids like Hell's Half Mile and Disaster Falls, then relax between rapids and enjoy the surrounding scenery. Keep an eye out for wildlife and ancient Native American rock carvings! Minimum age 7.
Note: Our Lodore Canyon trips are run through a partner company, Adventure Bound.
Meet at the Fairfield Inn at 7:30am. Dry bags for your personal gear will be available from your drivers after 7:00 a.m. The sooner we get going, the sooner the fun begins! Once you've been given a large dry bag, you'll need to pack just about everything in it. Leave out things you might need during the day, like sunscreen, a hat, camera, rainwear, etc. These items can be carried in a small pack for easy access during the day.
We'll then load up and head for the launch point — the "Gates of Lodore" — about a 3-hour drive. We'll make one stop along the way in Craig, Colorado, where you can buy beverages and snacks for your trip, and take care of any "last minute business." (Note: beverages in cans are best.)
When you arrive at the Gates of Lodore (at an elevation of 5,375 ft.), your river guides will greet you and transfer your dry bags and beverages to the rafts. You will be fitted with a life jacket and asked to listen carefully to an important orientation and safety presentation. Then away we go!!
Each day is spent anticipating the whitewater and enjoying the serenity of the Green River, playing in inflatable kayaks, stopping for lunch, taking swim breaks and hikes. As evening approaches we'll find our Park Service-designated campsite, set up camp, and later sit down to a fine dinner prepared by your guides.
Come morning, your guides will have hot coffee ready and a tempting hot breakfast to help stir you out of your tent. Then it's time to pack up and hit the river for another day of Lodore excitement!
All good things must come to an end, so after traveling 44 river miles together, the time comes to bid farewell to your river guides and new friends alike. Once we land at the Split Mountain boat ramp, we'll load your dry bags on the van, and take off for the 3-hour ride back to Steamboat Springs.
There's a refreshment stop along the way, so you might want to keep some cash handy. We return to Steamboat Springs by approximately 7:30 p.m.
Each guest is provided with a large dry bag for storing clothing, personal items and other gear. This bag will not be accessible during the day. Items needed during the day, such as sunscreen, medication, camera, and rain gear should be stowed in a small pack for easy access.
Clothing recommendations: -Cap with visor and leash -Rain suit or poncho (rain suits are especially recommended for early season trips) -Windbreaker or shell for cool conditions -Socks (fleece or wool) -Footwear - sneakers or river sandals with ankle support for river use, additional dry shoes for hiking and at camp (NO flip flops!) -Shirts - one long-sleeved shirt and one short-sleeved shirt -Shorts -Sunglasses with strap -Sweatshirt, sweater, fleece, or jacket -Long pants -Handkerchief -Swimwear -Undergarments
Personal Items: -sunscreen -lip balm -insect repellent -toiletries -towel and washcloth -facial tissues -any medications (please call our office if you will require special storage for your medications) -cash for stops on the way to and from the river (guests are welcome to purchase additional beverages for their trip and for the drive. Guides also accept gratuities for a job well done).
Gear: -day pack for daytime necessities -camera (consider a waterproof or disposable camera) -binoculars -flashlight -water bottle -pillow -sleeping bag (bring your own or purchase a new one from us) -foam sleeping pad or air mattress (bring your own or rent one from us) -tent (bring your own or rent a 2-person dome tent from us -fishing equipment (optional) - a fishing license is required to fish in Colorado and/ or Utah.
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