The Green River offers what is considered by many to be the premier calm water canoe and sea kayak trip in America. From the town of Green River, Utah to the confluence with the Colorado River, the Green River flows nearly 120 miles through Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons, tracing the historic route of the explorer Major John Wesley Powell.
Beginning at the Crystal Geyser launch point, just downstream from the town of Green River, a 65-mile stretch of flat water takes you from the rolling desert hills of eastern Utah into the majestic depths of Labyrinth Canyon to the Mineral Bottom landing. All trip time recommendations are based on paddling about 15 miles each day, which we have found to be a comfortable average for most groups. This pace allows some leisure time during your trip but additional days should be added if you desire to have days devoted exclusively to hiking or layover camps.
Permits are required for boating the Green River between Green River State Park and Mineral Bottom (Labyrinth Canyon). There is no charge for Labyrinth permits. If a reservation form is submitted for boating the Green River within Canyonlands National Park and your launch location is in the Labyrinth section of the river, the required interagency permit will be included. For more information and new regulations, visit the Labyrinth Canyon Interagency Permit Web site.
All overnight trips on the Colorado and Green Rivers must have and use a washable, reusable toilet system or the type of toilet system that uses dry chemicals and enzymes to render solid human waste into non hazardous products acceptable for disposal in permitted landfills. See our equipment rental page for rates on an economical toilet system.
Labyrinth & Stillwater Canyons
If a longer trip is more to your liking, we highly recommend a journey through both Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons. About 120 miles of paddling on the Green and 50 miles by jetboat on the Colorado. This adventure is for those who have the desire and schedule that will allow them to experience the river trip of a lifetime. We advise a minimum of 8 to 10 days for completion of this trip.
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