Classic, awe-inspiring Western river

Green River


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green river overview

Below the Flaming Gorge Reservoir, follow the path of great American pioneer John Wesley Powell while experiencing one of the most beautiful rivers in the West. This gorgeous and unparalleled section of the Green River flows south through Dinosaur National Monument before ending in western Utah near Jensen.

• Difficulty: Class II-III (What does this mean?)
• Season: May – September

White Water Rafting Trips on the Green River:

Trip Lengths: 3 or 4 Day
Outfitter: Adventure Bound River Expeditions
Learn More: ~ 800.423.4668

Wilderness Aware Rafting does not operate trips on the Green River. Information regarding the Green River on this website is strictly informational. Please click here for a complete list of trips that we offer, or use the search filter to the left. Thanks!

green river sections

Gates of Lodore
Class II-III 
Stunningly beautiful multi-day river section with mild, yet impressive white water. Beautiful, isolated and scenic – the Gates of Lodore is a wonderfully classic section.



What people are saying

  • Lydia filled us with confidence. She was skilled and knowledgeable and explained each set of rapids so we knew what to expect. She was great company and we had the best experience. She was brilliant.

    Dwight W. Rafter
  • I cannot wait to come back! Also loved how funny all the guides were. It was the most I’ve seen my sister laugh in a long time! Thank you so much for this amazing experience.

    Lexi R. Rafter
  • I spent several days researching various rafting options and after speaking w/your team was sold. We were not disappointed-the trip is spectacular and our guide Sean was informative, lively professional and entertaining.

    Lauren C. Rafter


Information for Green River Self-Guided Boaters:

The river is in Dinosaur National Monument and is managed by the U.S. National Park Service.

  • Boating Permit Required: YES
  • Permit Details: Permits are required in advance and there is a fee. Visit the Gates of Lodore section page, self-guided boater information, for details on obtaining a permit and fee information.
  • River Manager: U.S. National Park Service – Dinosaur National Monument
    4545 E. Hwy 40, Dinosaur, CO 81610
    970.374.3020 ~

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