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Colorado whitewater, Green River

Moffat county, Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain Campgound section whitewater kayaking, rafting, and paddling information.

 

CLASS II-IV     44 miles
  This stretch of Green River in Moffat County is 44 miles long and is according to American Whitewater a class II-IV section of whitewater. The scenic beauty of Colorado and the beautiful way the water current moves down the stream attract people from near and far. For all you camping people there are campgrounds nearby. There arenít any hotels right nearby but if you're willing to drive a short distance then no problem but you'd better
    reserve in advance because these hotels fill up quick. The put-in location is a short drive from Vernal, there's a road map further down the page with more info on that. Whitewater rafting and kayaking spots in this state
tend to be more challenging than the national average, so if you're visiting here do keep in mind that rivers here are not as easy as elsewhere. Getting a good workout and just hanging out with mother nature will make you glad you came. When you're paddling down a Uinta Mountains river like this one you always get great scenery along the way too. A stretch this long is of course too much for a one day trip, so make sure you pack enough food  
along with your camping gear. This is not the only paddling stretch in this river system, there are others too. Whether you're whitewater rafting or kayaking around here you'll find a large number of good rivers.

Briefly about the general area:
The Jones Hole Trail offers hiking at its best, and why not take a refreshing hike along the Daniels Trail. Man, is there plenty of exciting stuff to do in the Uinta Mountains. Summer brings highs in the 90's to Green River while nighttime lows are frequently in the 50's. The winter brings highs down to the 30's, and nighttime lows at Green River all through the wintertime usually dip into the 10's.

Green River, Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain Campgound road map
Printable road map with the put-in and take-out locations clearly marked.

   

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OUTDOORS
These outdoors activities are available near Green River.
 Whitewater Near Green River:
Jones Hole Creek, Uinta County, 3 miles away
      Class IV-V - 4 miles long (National Fish Hatchery to Green River confluence)
Green River, Uintah County, 10 miles away
      Class II-IV - 44 miles long (Canyon of Lodore Colorado to US 40)
Green River, Moffat County, 16 miles away
      Class II-IV - 44 miles long (Gates of Lodore to Split Mountain Campgound)
Whitewater Outfitter - Trout Creek Flies, Daggett County, 28 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Green River, Daggett County, 28 miles away
      Class I-III - 27 miles long (Flaming Gorge Dam to Swallow Canyon boat ramp)
Whitewater Outfitter - River Runners Transport, Uintah County, 30 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
Whitewater Outfitter - Hatch River Expedition, Uintah County, 30 miles away
      Whitewater outfitter
 Hotels Near Green River:
Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Naples Vernal, Naples , 29 miles away
Studio 6 Vernal, Vernal , 30 miles away
Econo Lodge Downtown, Vernal , 30 miles away
BEST WESTERN Dinosaur Inn, Vernal , 30 miles away
Sage Motel, Vernal , 31 miles away
 Campgrounds Near Green River:
Dinosaur National Monument - Rainbow Park, Jensen, 7 miles away
Rainbow Park Campground, Uintah County, 8 miles away
Dinosaur National Monument - Echo Park, Dinosaur, 9 miles away
 Trails Near Green River:
Jones Hole Trail, Uintah , 2 miles away
Daniels Trail, Uintah , 9 miles away
Red Rock Nature Trail, Uintah , 14 miles away
Hoy Trail, Moffat , 15 miles away
Matt Trail, Moffat , 20 miles away
 Public Lands Near Green River:
Dinosaur National Monument, Dinosaur - CO , 24 miles away
Red Fleet State Park, Utah , 26 miles away
Steinaker State Park, Utah , 30 miles away

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