Unsurpassed scenery; isolated with moderate whitewater

Gates of Lodore


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gates of lodore overview

Spectacular scenery, abundant wildlife, remarkable geology and Indian petroglyphs combine with mild, yet impressive rapids to create a wonderful multi-day rafting experience on the Green River. Isolated and take-your-breath-away beautiful, Gates of Lodore is a truly classic section of river that cannot be missed if you have to opportunity to raft it.

Recommended Trips on Gates of Lodore – Green River:

Trip Name: 3 & 4 Days
Sections Included: Gates of Lodore
Outfitter: Adventure Bound River Expeditions
Learn More: www.adventureboundusa.com ~ 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!

Gates of Lodore sections

Green River – Gates of Lodore Whitewater Rafting Details:

Difficulty: Class III-IV (What does this mean?)
Elevation: 5344′ to 4813′
Average Gradient: 12.0′ per mile

Access to Access

Lodore Ranger Station to Echo Park: 19 miles
Echo Park to Rainbow Park: 14 miles
Rainbow Park to Split Mountain Campground: 11 miles
Total Mileage: 44 miles



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 Green 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 ~ www.nps.gov/dino

Contact River Runners Transport out of Vernal, Utah at www.riverrunnerstransport.com.


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