"Float through Canyonlands" Utah Off The Beaten Path Tip by caminoreal

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  Heading into a rapid
by caminoreal

I've floated several stretches of several rivers. The 10- to 12-day Grand Canyon trips are wonderful, but you can do a trip that's almost equal to it in five days, floating through Canyonlands National Park. You start on the Green River and float down to where the Green flows into the Colorado. Then you ride the Colorado through major rapids and end up in Lake Powell.
I did that trip with three people from Amsterdam, plus a nine Americans from throughout the country. The outfitters fixed great meals --- grilled beefsteaks, grilled salmon steaks, fresh salads, baked chicken, etc., and plenty of wine or soda to go with it.
We hiked through side canyons, explored Anasazi ruins, and generally had the time of our lives.
I can recommend a Canyonlands float. We used Holiday outfitters and loved them. I booked more trips with them later. But there are several competent outfitters from which to choose.

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  • Written Feb 26, 2004
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