Photo from a trip in September, 2022
Five days of self-supported expedition kayaking on a flatwater section of the Green River? Sign me up!
This is the paddling-only sister trip of our ever-popular Utah Kayaking & Arches Hiking adventure. From put-in to take-out, we travel 65 glorious, jaw-droppingly beautiful miles, burrowing deep into the Colorado Plateau. By the middle of the trip, we’re surrounded by exposed faces of deep burnt red Wingate Sandstone. It’s incredible!
Like our Ten Thousand Islands Kayaking itinerary, this is an adventure that takes place completely in the backcountry. From the first day to the last day, we’re outside civilization!
The paddling is easy to only moderately challenging, depending on conditions. This makes it an appropriate adventure even if you’re new to kayaking. There are no whitewater features that require special technical skills.
Oh, and camping? Each night we pitch tents on sandbars at the river's edge!
Join our amazing guides for a trip to Labyrinth Canyon. Register now!
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We keep it to no more than 12 amazing travelers plus a guide or two.
We spend all four nights of the trip backcountry camping on sandbars along the Green River. Dome-style backpacking tents and self-inflating camping mattresses are provided.
Most of our meals are cooked together at camp. Your guides have prepared scrumptious recipes, will provision the trip, and lead meal preparations. This is gonna be yummy!
We paddle single-person sit-on-top touring kayaks all five days of the trip. The physical activity is mild, but the paddling is sustained for a few hours each day. All kayaking gear is provided!
This trip works well for couples, friends, and solo travelers. The adventures we plan seem to attract like-minded people. Odds are, you'll enjoy the company of your fellow travelers.
There’s no singles supplement fee!
Overall, this is a mild to slightly challenging trip.
There are no features on this segment of river requiring technical paddling skills. The potential for a significant headwind can make this paddle moderately challenging.
Easy to Moderately Challenging
8 to 15 miles per day
This hike has spots with steep elevation gain, as well as high exposure on one or both sides of the trail. There are a few areas on this hike that require the use of hands for extra stability.
1 to 1½ miles
350 to 400 feet
350 to 400 feet
5-Day, 4-Night Kayak Expedition
Fully guided paddling trip on a flatwater river.
4 Nights of Spectacular Tent Camping
We stay at beautiful sites! Tents and camping mattresses are included.
Kayak & Paddling Gear
We'll bring a single-person 16-foot sit-on-top touring kayak, paddle, lifejacket, dry bags, and more for you to use!
Services of a Guide or Two
Friendly, accommodating, fully credentialed, and always professional.
4 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, and 4 Dinners
We’re talking about meticulously planned yummy provisions.
Transportation in Utah
Ride in style in a comfortable Ford Transit passenger van.
Medical kit, satellite phone, navigation supplies, and more.
Your flights or other transportation to and from the trip, your accommodations the night before and the night after the trip, your personal clothing and gear on the packing list, travel insurance, and guide gratuity.
We put together a recommended packing list with all the clothing and gear you need for the trip.
We can pick you up from any of the following hotels near Grand Junction Regional Airport between 7:00 and 7:30 AM on the first morning.
If arriving by private car, you can meet us at the Green River State Park boat ramp at 9:00 AM on the first morning.
If you arrived by private car, we will return to your vehicle at Green River State Park between 3:00 and 5:00 PM. We can also drop you off at either the Grand Junction Regional Airport, or any of our recommended Grand Junction hotels between 5:00 and 7:00 PM. If flying out the night the trip ends, we do not recommend booking a flight before 9:00 PM.
It’s no problem if this is your first kayaking trip! Our guides have decades of experience and will provide paddling instruction, beginning with the absolute basics.
Weather varies, but we expect daytime highs in the high 70's to low 80's and nighttime lows in the 40's.
No problem. Just please let us know if you’re packing anything that’s not on the packing list, so we can load for the trip accordingly.
You may! Please start by contacting us with a description of your boat. Large touring kayaks, tripping canoes, and sea kayaks are all appropriate for the trip. Recreational kayaks lack the carrying capacity required for this adventure.
We tent camp all 4 nights of the trip. Each night is spent in the backcountry on beaches along the Green River.
Dome-style backpacking tents and self-inflating camping mattresses are provided. (You may also bring your own.)
We can accommodate common food allergies, sensitivities, and dietary requirements. If you have specific questions, please contact us. A food preferences survey will be emailed in advance of the trip and will inform how we arrange provisions.
Not really. The Labyrinth Canyon section of the Green River is flatwater. There’s one set of class I+ to class II riffles which we splash though.
Nah. That’s pretty unlikely. This trip is solo traveler friendly!
We recommend taking out a travel insurance policy. Bad Adventures reserves the right to cancel trips and a travel insurance policy keeps you protected. See the Travel Insurance Page for more information.
There's no cancellation fee if you decide to cancel 90 days or more before the trip and we'll even refund your deposit! However, if you cancel less than 90-days before the trip, your deposit is nonrefundable. Additionally, there are significant cancellation fees if you decide to cancel your registration 59 days or less before the trip. Be sure to read the complete Trip and Course Policies.
You can reserve your spot today by paying a $299 deposit. The balance is due 60 days before the trip. Be sure to read the complete Trip and Course Policies.
We only advertise trips we plan to operate. Since our founding in 2013, Bad Adventures has never canceled a multi-day trip. However, we must reserve the right to do so. Be sure to review our Trip and Course Policies and purchase travel insurance.
Weather varies, but we expect daytime highs in the high 70’s and 80’s and nighttime lows in the 40’s. Expect slightly colder weather if you itinerary is in October. In anticipation for your trip, we recommend checking the weather forecast for Green River, UT.
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