5 Days

RIVERWONDERGRASS | Rivers of Babylon II feat. Mishka (Reggae/Folk)

  • 1 Person /
  • $1675

Where

Yampa Canyon on the Yampa River in CO to Green River, UT


Duration

5 Days

72 Miles

Level

Class IV Rapids
Beginner/Intermediate Whitewater
Minimum 7 years old and 50 lbs

When

June 17 – 21 2021

Join reggae/folk star Mishka as he returns following a sold-out 2019 Rivers of Babylon Expedition. Sweet soulful Hawaiian influenced tunes will be strummed throughout the journey.

This five-day Yampa River rafting wilderness trip meanders 72 miles through three beautiful canyons on two rivers in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument. Spend the first three days exploring Yampa Canyon on the Yampa River in Colorado. On day four enter the Green River and Utah to follow part of John Wesley Powell’s expedition of 1869.

The Yampa is one of the west’s last free-flowing rivers and in untamed. What this means is that the flows can be high, the rapids challenging and the experience heartwarming. Most rapids are class III, one is class IV. The weather this time of year can be cooler at night with all types of situations possible.

Adrift Dinosaur is partnering with WinterWonderGrass to deliver RiverWonderGrass – music, rivers, and canyons. Bringing together members of the WWG artist community and friends on a journey through the heart of desert canyons. Empty sandy beaches, majestic hikes, lounging, and silent floats are combined with healthy foods, healing arts, and space to reconnect with the inner spirit. Official musical performance each evening plus improvisational jams. PLEASE NOTE – We operate under National Park Service guidelines, including a nightly 10 pm curfew. This pristine area deserves respect and admiration and while having a few drinks is acceptable, this is definitely not a party.

Scotty Stoughton hosts and brings his affinity for rivers and paddling together with his love of music will cultivate a multi-experiential and authentically orchestrated river trip unlike any that has been done or seen to date. With talented hand-picked musicians, the creme of Adrift’s staff, an organic (when available) special menu, and 4 full river days, transformation is inevitable.

The trip is limited to 20 people so that we can account for the musicians and the support staff.

Trip includes all meals, breakfast lunch, and dinner, all equipment, guides, music, and experiences. Tip not included. Alcohol not included. Guests may bring their own beverages, please no glass bottles! One 12 pack per person can be packed by the guides, the cans will be set up in a cooler with ice each evening, we encourage sharing. NO DRINKING ON THE RIVER. NO DRUG USE ON THE TRIP.

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Itinerary

Prior to Trip

We encourage you to stop by the Adrift Adventures Rafting Center before 4:00 pm to pick up your waterproof gear bag and meet us. If you can not make this time, other arrangements can be made.

Day 1

7:30 am – Meet at Adrift Adventures Rafting Center, 9 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. Come with your dry bag packed. The shuttle to the put-in will depart from the Adrift Adventures Rafting Center. Upon your arrival at the river put-in your trip leader will provide a safety orientation before you start rafting through Yampa Canyon. Lunch and dinner is provided. Camp at a road-less wilderness site in the canyon.

Day 2

Enjoy rafting on the Yampa River with optional short hikes to observe wildlife and canyon geology. Run Tepee and other rapids. Camp at a remote beach on the river and enjoy an optional hike up a narrow side canyon. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 3

After breakfast we float and stop to explore a cave with Indian artifacts. Then we are off to run the biggest rapid of the trip – Warm Springs. Camp near Echo Park. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 4

Coffee and breakfast is ready early and after a short float we enter the Green River and run the rapids of Whirlpool Canyon. At camp is one of the best hikes of the trip to a waterfall and Indian rock art. Breakfast, lunch and dinner provided.

Day 5

We launch on the river and float out of Whirlpool Canyon into the exciting rapids of Split Mountain Gorge. You should arrive at the river trip takeout around 2:00 pm where you will be shuttled back to your car at the Adrift Adventures Rafting Center arriving around 3:00 pm. Breakfast and lunch provided.