Rafting the Green River

by Benjamin Kerns

May 7, 2019

Colorado River of Butte, Grand Canyon © Anton Foltin | Dreamstime 42837156

Trends / Adventure

The Green River runs from Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area in Utah all the way through to the Colorado River at Canyonlands National Park. It passes through some of the state’s most rugged and gorgeous landscapes and is a popular river for whitewater rafting.

 

Southern Utah is where the greatest opportunities for rafting lie, with the route through the Desolation Canyon named one of America’s Top 10 Rivers. This portion of the Green River carves directly through the Colorado Plateau and showcases some of the most dramatic canyon landscapes in the world. The region boasts more than 60 separate rapids, ranging from simple Class I to roaring Class Vs after a good rainfall. With plenty of rafting outfitters set up in the area, both beginners and experienced alike can enjoy the challenge.

 

One of the reasons the Green River is so beloved is because there is a ton to see and do along the shores of the river as you go along. The region was once a popular hiding spot for outlaws, with remnants of their hideouts still intact. There are also dozens of Native American petroglyphs and ancient dinosaur bones and habitats throughout Desolation Canyon and other portions along the river.

 

A couple of excellent outfitters include the Moab Adventure Center and Western River Expeditions. Check out the websites for more information on available trips and the best time to go.

 

#TrazeeTravel

Insta Feed
Under $100 / North America
Aug 17, 2019

Under $100: Gettysburg

Start your explorations of Gettysburg with breakfast, but not just any breakfast. Gettysburg has many delightful bed and breakfasts worth a stay. If you book a stay at Baladerry Inn, you not only get a comfy, spacious guestroom in a historic home once a Civil War hospital, but you also dine on a scrumptious, hearty breakfast each morning, and it’s all included in your room rate.

Pack Your Bags, You’re Going to Tokyo!

All Nippon Airways (ANA) is the largest airline in Japan. With flights from the United States to Japan and all of Asia, it's the perfect airline to book your next trip with. From ANA's amazing in-flight food to its excellent customer service, it comes as no surprise ANA has been awarded five stars for its seventh consecutive year by the SKYTRAX World Airline Rating.

Top 5 / Europe
Aug 17, 2019

Top 5: Wellness Spots in Portugal

In recent years, Portugal has quietly become one of Europe’s top travel destinations. It’s inexpensive compared to some of its neighbors, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s easy to access from most U.S. cities. As a growing wellness destination, here are the country’s top spots for a relaxing vacation.

Tips / Destination
Aug 17, 2019

Best Chicago Rooftops

Catch the last few rays of summer with a trip to one of Chicago’s superb rooftop spaces. Rainy day? Many of these rooftops are still suitable for fun in inclement weather.

Take Me to Tahiti

Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.

Tips / Travel
Aug 17, 2019

Tips for Traveling With Mental Illness

Living with mental illness doesn’t mean you have to stay locked in your room your whole life. It’s okay to get out and see the world. You just have to take some extra precautions to keep yourself safe.