Looking for an adventure that has great scenery, fun rapids and you are only out for a day? Try a guided float trip on Utah’s Green River below Flaming Gorge Dam. This is the most popular stretch of the Green River with people rafting and floating it on a daily basis from April through October. Our one day raft trip begins in Vernal, Utah meeting at our warehouse at 8:30 a.m. We depart for the river by 9:00 a.m., the shuttle drive is approximately 50 minutes to the put in point at the base of the Flaming Gorge Dam. At the put in point the guide staff will assist you with life jackets, safety orientation and how to ride in the rafts for the day. Once on the river you will experience an incredible 7 mile float trip with spectacular scenery, peaceful stretches of calm water interspersed with fun class 2 white water.
The guides will provide you with interpretation about the region, pointing out geology, fauna, plant life and human history. This corner of Utah has some unbelievable rock formations, the Uinta Mountain Group is the predominant geological formation along the river. This rock is approximately 700 to 800 millions year old. The river itself is one of the top cold water trout fisheries. There is an estimated 8,000 brown, rainbow and cutthroat trout per mile along this section of the Green River. With the crystal clear waters you can see the fish swimming beneath the rafts as you float past. A highlight for young kids. Mule deer, big horn sheep are another common site along the way. Along with a large variety of bird life.
Rapids on this section of the Green River are rated at Class 2 on a scale of 1 to 6. Class 6 rapids being unrunnable and class 1 water being very calm and peaceful. The class 2 rapids are perfect for beginners, young children fun but not scary. A couple of our favorite rapids are Bridge Rapid, Mother In Law and Dripping Springs. Splashy, great waves and lots of fun for everyone.
A deli sandwich buffet lunch served with all of the fixings will be served up mid way on the trip. The lunch spread has a little of something for everyone. Fresh fruits and vegetables, variety of lunch meats and deli sliced cheeses. Treats such as licorice and cookies, lemonade and ice water. Lunch is always a hit after paddling 3 or 4 miles along the river.
The one day raft trip from Flaming Gorge Dam to Little Hole is very popular and fills up quickly. It is highly recommended that you reserve your space in advance to secure a date that works best for your travel plans. Calling our office at 1-800-345-7238 is the best way to find out what dates have space available on them. We do need to have 6 or more people reserved to take a day trip out on the river.
If you are looking for a rafting trip longer than a one day trip we offer 2 and 3 day trips from Flaming Gorge Dam to Browns Park. We also offer 4 and 5 day rafting trips through Dinosaur National Monument on the Green River through Gates of Lodore Canyon and the Yampa River through the Yampa Canyon. All of our trips are all inclusive with the necessary river gear, transportation, guides and food. Not included would be state sales tax and guide gratuity (each trip varies a little on what you need on the trip sleep kit rentals are available for multi day adventures).
If you are looking for a one day river rafting trip in Utah give us a call. Offering incredible river rafting trips in Utah and Colorado since 1979 we are Vernal, Utah’s only locally owned and operated river rafting outfitter.