Western River Expeditions' Desolation Canyon Considered the West's Top Family Raft Trip

By: Western River Expeditions
 
SALT LAKE CITY - Feb. 7, 2024 - PRLog -- Were Academy Awards handed out for this country's best family river rafting adventure, Western River Expeditions bets that Utah's Desolation Canyon 5-Day Trip (https://www.westernriver.com/desolation-canyon) would win hands down. This journey traverses a National Register of Historic Places cited for connections to ancient peoples, to surviving outlaw hideouts filled with stories of past adventures, and to the remnants of lost dreams testified by abandoned ranches and homesteads.

Contrary to its name, Desolation Canyon is anything but desolate, except for the fact that it is part of the Bureau of Land Management's largest Wilderness Study Area in the Lower 48. There are no roads, no towns and no cell service.

Desolation Canyon was carved over millennia by the 730-mile Green River that is spawned by glacial melts on the Continental Divide in the wilds of northern Wyoming.  Whitewater on the Green River is playful, marked along the rafting course by over 60 family-friendly Class I-III rapids. The minimum age for this trip is just 5 years old.

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Over 60 named class two and three rapids thrill boaters. On this journey guests choose how adventurous they want their on-water time to be. They can team up as paddlers in two-person inflatable kayaks or sit back in a guide-powered oar boat and watch the world go by.

The 2024 trips are scheduled to begin in June and continue through August. The adventures begin and end in Moab, Utah.  Guests will experience a trip highlight on day one, where a morning flight over the canyons of the Green River lands guests atop a desert plateau. From here, the choice is a hike or van ride to the river's edge, a float down calm waters and majestic canyons, and the first night of camping on the banks of the Green River.

For a copy of Western River Expeditions' 2024 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at: http://www.westernriver.com/.

For more details on this trip please see https://www.westernriver.com/desolation-canyon

Western River Expeditions is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

Contact: Dave Wiggins: 720.301.3822 / dave@travelnewssource.com

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