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:: (21 photos) - This section of the Colorado River passes through scenic Professor Valley. The river parallels Utah state HWY 128 and shares the outstanding scenery this area is famous for. The trip can be done in a single day but can also be floated as an overnight trip. There is some limited primitive camping on river left from below Dewey Bridge until the border of Arches National Park at Salt Canyon.
:: (84 photos) - Deep canyons and wilderness are the norm on this trip. This class III river offers up some fun whitewater in rapids like Wire Fence and Three Fords. Wilderness is occasionally interrupted with some interesting bits of history like the ranch house at Rock Creek Ranch. The Anasazi have left their mark here as well. Granaries and petroglyphs abound.
The camping on this river is some of the best we have ever experienced. Lots of big beaches and “apartment style” camps in the tamarisk. Deso is also famous for it’s mozzies (mosquito's), especially when the runoff ends and the river is rapidly dropping.
We want to thank Tobias Schunck, and Jennifer & Bill Stucklen for letting use their photographs in this gallery.
:: (69 photos) - The Dolores has not been raftable for the last several years. Thanks to the abundant snow pack in the San Juan's accumulated during the winter of 2004/2005 the river ran for a few months in the Spring of 2005. The Dolores offers the opportunity to run one of the longest continuous floats in the desert southwest and combines challenging whitewater with desert scenery not commonly associated with Colorado. From the put-in near McPhee Dam it's possible to float 263 miles to the confluence of the Colorado east of Moab near Dewey Bridge. There are stretches of the Dolores suitable to most abilities ranging from the class IV-V Snaggletooth and State line rapids to the mellower class II-III section between Slickrock and Gateway.
:: (65 photos) - Lodore Canyon is a beautiful stretch of the Green river that winds it's way through several canyons, each having it’s own unique characteristics. In Echo Park the Yampa joins the Green adding to the flow and the scenery. Share your camp with a resident herd of big horn sheep at Jones hole. Challenge yourself in rapids like Disaster Falls and Hells Half Mile first encountered by the Powell expedition. This trip can be done in 3-5 days.
:: (65 photos) - If you are a desert rat you do not want to miss this 84 mile trip. The last 50 miles of this trip provide an outstanding desert wilderness experience. Hiking opportunities abound, in the many side canyons that meet the river and on trails like the Honniker where you can hike to the top of the canyon 2500 feet above the river. There are also many chances to see indian ruins and petroglyphs. Please respectful in and around any ruins and petroglyphs. This trip can be done as two different stretches. Sand Island (near Bluff) to Mexican hat is approximately 30 miles. From Mexican Hat to Clay hills is about another 53 miles. The whole trip can be done in 6 days with a good flows. We suggest you take at least 8 if not more so you can get in some time for hiking and exploring. We had the opportunity to fly down the river right before we launched. The canyons and land forms were spectacular from the air.