Desolation Canyon
5 Day Rowing Trip

Desolation Canyon
Rafting Trips

5 Day Rowing Trip

  • Round Trip from Green River, UT
  • Season: May-August
  • River Distance: 84 Miles
  • Minimum Age: 6-8 Years
  • Capacity: 12-25 Passengers
  • Reasons to Go:
    Run Rapids, Do-It-Yourself Paddling Options, Archaeological Treasures, Historic Ranches and Outlaw Hidaways, Wild Horses, Big Horn Sheep, Bald Easgles, Great Blue Herons, Swimming Beaches, National Historic Landmark

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  • Under Original Ownership Since 1971
  • 5 Star Rated Rafting Trips
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The Desolation Canyon expedition originates in Green River, Utah. On the morning that the trip is scheduled to begin, the group will fly from Green River to Sandwash via scenic air charter flight. The flight is generally scheduled in the early morning hours (6:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.). The river trip begins at Sandwash (an old ferry crossing on the Green River) and ends at Swasey's Rapids near Green River about Noon on the last day. We will travel a total of 84 miles on the river. We will visit interesting historical sites, observe unique geological features, and marvel at the surrounding vistas and panoramic views. In addition to the site-seeing, there will be some whitewater excitement! There are 60 rapids in the canyon, most are rated class II.

Desolation Canyon 5 Day Rowing Trip - What's Included

  • Flight Green River to Sandwash - Cost will be added onto your account balance
  • Rafting 5 Days, 84 miles, from Sandwash to Swasey's Beach, Green River, UT
  • Camping Equipment Sleeping Bags, Foam Pads, Ground Cloth, Tents (if desired or necessary), Chairs, Plates and Utensils, Coast Guard Approved Life Jackets
  • Water Bottle & Coffee Mug Souvenir 32 oz Water Bottle and 16 oz Coffee Mug
  • Meals Delicious, Freshly-Prepared Meals, Beginning with Lunch the First Day
  • Beverages Assorted Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • Hiking Off River Hiking and Exploration
  • Transportation Van Transportation Back to Green River at the End of your Trip

Not Included

  • Lodging Before/After your River Trip
  • Alcoholic Beverages, Customer Preferred Soft Drinks or Juices
  • Travel Insurance – Cost of Emergency Evacuation or Trip Cancellation Insurance
  • Gratuity for Guides

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About the Raft

About the raft used for the Desolation Canyon 5 Day Rowing Trip

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ROWING RAFTS:
On this trip, we’ll be using our 18-Foot Avon Pro rowing rafts, which the guides row down the river, and participants enjoy the ride. We also take some inflatable kayaks (“duckies”) for anyone who wants to experience a little more “adventure and excitement.” We have both single and double kayaks available, and participants generally take turns throughout the day.

18' Row Raft
Double Inflatable Kayaks ("Duckies")
Single and Double "Duckies"

Camping and Dining on the 5 Day Rowing Trip

Our meals consist of a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, meats, and dairy products. They are nutritious and delicious. Although we do not serve a “vegetarian” menu, we do provide enough fresh produce and non-meat items that most vegetarian dieters get along fine for the week they are on the river.

We are willing to try and help with special diet requests, but if your food options are very restrictive or require extra time or preparations we may not be able to accommodate you. Please give us a call to discuss your particular diet needs. We may suggest that you bring some of your own food items to supplement our menu.

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Additional Information for the 5 Day Rowing Trip

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Reviews of Desolation Canyon Rafting Trips

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lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
lydiah991 - Brainbridge Island
Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Review
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Our group rafted the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. It was such a positive experience from reservation to the take-out. Our rafting adventure was so well-coordinated and we felt confident in our delightful crew from the first rapid to the last. Delicious meals, great conversations, challenging hikes, and yummy desserts. The crew checked in with us regularly to make sure we were comfortable and were accommodating for various levels of abilities. We even had poetry read to us each morning before we started our day.Would I go again? Absolutely! Would there be a few things I would do differently? Absolutely! Less personal items (you won't be shampooing as often as you think), less clothing, and a few more layering pieces. Overall, this was truly a trip of a lifetime.
Eric S.
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I would just like to let you know how much we enjoyed our rafting trip! It was such a spectacular, once in a lifetime trip. Your staff should be commended. Their knowledge of the river and compassion is exceptional. They made this the most amazing trip that we have ever taken. I cannot possibly thank you entire crew enough.
Susie C.
Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Review
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I knew you were an original family run company and I think it showed. It was also part of the reason I chose your group when I started doing the research, as you were always so quick and helpful with your email replies. I figured it was likely to carry through to other parts of your company and it clearly does!
Dave F.
Desolation Canyon Rafting
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First to let you know that we had an exceptional trip through Desolation Canyon with Sybrena and her crew. Our guides made everyone so comfortable. From my wife sleeping under the stars, to daughter and grandkids challenging the rapids in the duckies. Could not have asked for more. Once again you (CRATE) exceeding my expectations.
Victoria Dowling | July 2018
Desolation Canyon
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You are all terrific professionals and CRATE is a first-class operations. After 3 Grand Canyon, 1 Cataract, and 1 Desolation trip with CRATE over the years, you’re clearly my go-to outfitter, and I will continue to talk CRATE and the western rivers and canyons up with all my friends in the northeast.
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