The Green River offers what is considered by many to be the premier calm water canoe and sea kayak trip in America. From the town of Green River to the confluence with the Colorado, the Green River flows nearly 120 miles through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons, tracing the historic route of the explorer Major John Wesley Powell.
Stillwater Canyon offers the last 52 miles of calm water on the Green as it winds through Canyonlands National Park and meets the Colorado River. As you leave the launch point at Mineral Bottom you can look forward to scenery on the grandest of scales. You may visit the ruins and rock art sites of ancient Puebloan Indians who vanished from this area hundreds of years ago. There are a lifetimes worth of off-river exploration possibilities including access points into the Doll House and the Maze, Canyonlands most remote district. Throughout your trip the possibility of discovering your own desert paradise is limited only by your desire to find it. All trip time recommendations are based on paddling about 15 miles each day, which we have found to be a comfortable average for most groups. This pace allows some leisure time during your trip but additional days should be added if you desire to have days devoted exclusively to hiking or layover camps.
All overnight river trips entering Canyonlands National Park must have a permit. The Canyonlands reservation office can be reached at (435) 259-4351 and is the only source for obtaining a permit. There is a $30.00 fee for each party plus $20.00 per person. More information is available at the Canyonlands National Park website.
All overnight trips on the Colorado and Green Rivers must have and use a washable, reusable toilet system or the type of toilet system that uses dry chemicals and enzymes to render solid human waste into non hazardous products acceptable for disposal in permitted landfills. See our equipment rental page for rates on an economical toilet system.
Labyrinth & Stillwater Canyons
If a longer trip is more to your liking, we highly recommend a journey through both Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons. About 120 miles of paddling on the Green and 50 miles by jetboat on the Colorado. This adventure is for those who have the desire and schedule that will allow them to experience the river trip of a lifetime. We advise a minimum of 8 to 10 days for completion of this trip.
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