Getting into and out of a small airplane and into/out of river rafts. Plane ride is less than 1 hour. Strenuous, approximately 1-hour hike down steep trail with scree and loose gravel to river put-in. Easy river cruising with calm water; rafting 10 to 20 miles.
At the hotel.
The outfitter will transport our group in vans to a local airport for a short flight from Green River to Sand Wash, UT. Upon landing, we’ll unload and hike downhill to the river to prepare for our raft put-in with a safety orientation and paddling training. The hike will be strenuous and take about a half hour. The trail is very steep in places and is often covered in loose, rocky material.
At the put-in point on the river prior to embarkation, we’ll have our boxed lunches.
We’ll the get in our rafts and begin our 4-day adventure downstream. The raft leaders will provide some commentary along the way pointing out landmarks, history, geology, and flora and fauna. Stopping for the night near Gold Hole, we'll all get out and help to set up camp for the night.
In our camp, our rafting leaders will cook up a tasty buffet meal, with ice water, lemonade, and one soda per day per person included. There is a mandatory volume limit on the amount of additional beverages each person can bring. Please see the Travel Details section for more information.
Enjoying the peace and quiet of the area, we’ll spend the evening looking at the stars informally with an expert astronomer from the Clark Planetarium in Salt Lake City who will point out specific stars and constellations, and orient us to the night sky.