Gates of Lodore
Four-Day Green River Rafting Trip
Class III Whitewater
This four-day rafting trip covers 44 miles of the Green River in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. Start rafting at the Gates of Lodore in Colorado and end at Split Mountain Campground in Utah. Experience beautiful scenery and multiple class III rapids along the way.
- Green River rafting trips depart from Adrift Adventures in Jensen, Utah
- Transportation is provided to Gates of Lodore; from Split Mountain Campground
Leave No Trace Camping
This area of Dinosaur National Monument is roadless wilderness, so we bring all food and gear on oar boats and stop at a new camp each night. Guides and guests practice leave no trace camping, so if you pack it in – pack it out. Portable toilet systems, privacy tents and hand-washing stations are provided.
Enjoy catered meals starting with day one lunch and ending with day four lunch. Adrift Adventures will provide everyone a profile form to complete and return prior to your trip for dietary needs and requests. Your guides will prepare meals and clean up, while you relax and enjoy your time on the Green River.
Exclusive Group Rafting Trips Available on Gates of Lodore
Exclusive overnight rafting trips are available on Gates of Lodore for parties of 12 or more (or minimum $10,000) and up to 25 participants. Invite who you want and the launch date will be capped with your group. Call for more details.
Child (12 and under): $650.00
*Prices include fees.
GREEN RIVER RAFTING VACATION ITINERARY
Day Prior to Your Rafting Trip:
We encourage you to stop by the Adrift Adventures Rafting Center before 4:00 pm the day prior to your trip so that you can pick up your waterproof gear bag and meet us. This will allow you to pack the night before your trip starts.
7:30 am – Meet at Adrift Adventures Rafting Center, nine miles east of Vernal on US Hwy 40 in Jensen, Utah. Guests are on their own for breakfast prior to meeting Adrift guides. An earlier meeting time can be arranged if you flew into the area. Come with your river bag packed. The shuttle to put in will depart from the Adrift Adventures Rafting Center. At the river put-in your trip leader will provide a safety orientation before you start rafting through Lodore Canyon. Camp at a roadless wilderness site in the canyon. Lunch and dinner are provided.
Raft the Green River with optional short hikes to observe wildlife and canyon geology. Run one of the big rapids, Hell’s Half Mile, and camp at a remote beach. Optional hike. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
After breakfast you float out of Lodore into 2,000 ft. deep Whirlpool Canyon and run fun rapids. Great optional hike to waterfall and Indian rock art. Camp in wilds. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.
Coffee and breakfast is ready early then we launch on the river and float through the exciting rapids of Split Mountain Gorge. Lunch is also provided. You should arrive at the river trip takeout around 2:00 pm where you are shuttled back to your car at the Adrift Adventures Rafting Center arriving around 3:00 pm.