Welcome to Green River


The Colorado and Green Rivers were first explored in 1869 and 1871 by the legendary one-armed Civil War veteran, geologist and ethnologist John Wesley Powell. The town was settled in 1878, and now mainly relies on the limited tourism for income. Moab is 53 miles southeast.

If you're passing through on the third weekend in September, be sure to attend the Melon Days festival – this is, after all, the 'world's watermelon capital.'


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$975 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Desolation Canyon - Green River

Trip meets in Moab, Utah at our office, 378 N. Main, at 6:15 am.  The morning of the trip you’ll be transported to the Moab Airport and board a charter flight, approx. 45 minutes to Sand Wash, the river put-in site. Please be sure to contact our office if your beverages exceed one case per group. We must maintain weight restrictions on charter planes, so large amounts of beverages must be taken in the day before with the Adrift Crew via truck. The truck will leave the office approximately 12:00 p.m. the day before your departure date. After your scenic flight into Sand Wash you’ll load onto our rafts for a pleasant day of floating the Green River. Spend the evening camping on the river’s shore. Horseshoes, volleyball, hiking and just plain relaxation for the evening!  Lunch and dinner included. Today is the day for a journey in time. With spectacular rock formations, abundant Indian dwellings, pictographs, petroglyphs…you’re floating one of the most colorful waterways of all the rivers. Sandy beaches and huge cottonwoods offer exquisite campsites. Camp at the river’s shore for another exciting evening!  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. By now you’ll be through the rapids of Range Creek, Rattlesnake, and McPhersons… all having increased from size from the beginning to the end of the trip. Camp at river’s shore for yet another exciting evening!  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. (Last Day if doing 4 Day): After a healthy breakfast, you’re off once again on the river. Short hikes to ancient Indians dwellings that range from a five minute walk to half an hour break up your days’ events. Camp at river’s shore for one more exciting evening! Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included. (Last Day if doing 5 Day): For your last day, enjoy additional hiking and a day on the river!  Breakfast and lunch included. At the end of the trip you will be transported back to Moab.

$645 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Colorado River Rafting Trip through Westwater Canyon

Itineraries can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups on the river. The typical itineraries below illustrate a 3-day trip through Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River. Day 1:  Meet at Green River, Utah headquarters at 8:00 am before a 2-hour drive to Loma. First, float leisurely through the desert scenery of Ruby Canyon, and for those interested, inflatable kayaks provide an opportunity to experience the river on your own. Hike up Rattlesnake Canyon to see a variety of desert plants and wildlife, then camp at Black Rocks, where 1,000-year-old black schist – a type of metamorphic rock – provides an unusually rugged and beautiful setting for your campsite. Day 2:  Spend plenty of time peacefully floating on calm waters and more time in the inflatable kayaks before reaching Westwater Ranger Station. This is where the river enters the steep, narrow canyons that give Westwater its nickname: “the Little Grand Canyon”. Small rapids begin to materialize along the otherwise quiet stretches of the Colorado River here. Set up camp at one of the many beaches within Westwater Canyon. Day 3:  Gear up for rapids on the final day of the trip. Raft down Hunter’s, Funnel Falls, Surprise, and Skull Rapid, and glimpse bald eagle, great blue heron, and snowy egret habitats along the way. Finally, take a short drive back to Green River.

$510 Multi-day & Extended Tours

2-Day Colorado River Rafting Trip through Westwater Canyon

Itineraries can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups on the river. The typical itineraries below illustrate a 3-day trip through Westwater Canyon on the Colorado River. Day 1:  Meet at Green River, Utah headquarters at 8:00 am. Pack bags at river headquarters before ride to Westwater Ranger Station.  Relaxing float to Little Hole Canyon’s natural amphitheater where shards of Native American pottery can be seen.  In favorable conditions a short hike up Little Dolores Canyon reveals a beautiful desert waterfall and swimming hole. Camp near Little Dolores. Day 2:  Leisurely breakfast before rapids of Westwater.  Rapids, one right after another; Marble, Staircase, Hunter’s, Funnel Falls, and Surprise . . . leads to Skull Rapid, one of the Colorado’s fiercest drops.  Finish with Bowling Alley, Sock-it-to-me and Last Chance. Vans will return you to our headquarters in Green River at the end of the trip.

$795 Walking & Biking Tours

Canyonlands Mountain Bike Tour on the White Rim Trail

One of the advantages of a bike trip is the flexibility of the daily itinerary. It can vary widely from one trip to the next based on group desires, Mother Nature, and courtesy for other groups in the area. This typical itinerary illustrates a bike trip through the Island in the Sky District. The White Rim itinerary will vary with the time of season, weather conditions on the trip, and scheduling of campsites. Day 1: Meet group at Holiday River Expeditions headquarters in Green River, Utah. A two-hour van ride to the head of the Shafer Trail marks the start of the trip. The first day's ride will take the group down the switchbacks of the Shafer trail before cutting back south toward Musselman Arch. The trail continues to wind southward as it follows the meandering course of the Colorado River. Camp on this evening is made at or near Gooseberry Canyon. Day 2: Our ride will take us over undulating roads past the white, sandstone-capped monoliths of Monument and Twin basins. Then in the afternoon, up to Murphy's Hogback, the first of this trips’ two challenging uphill stretches. After conquering the hill we will set camp for the night. Day 3: By the morning of this day the trail has turned back north and is following the contours of the Green River. We ride around the labyrinths of Soda Springs Basin and by Candlestick Tower before reaching Potato bottom, where we camp for the night. Day 4: This morning we will tackle the challenging Hardscrabble incline and visit prehistoric Indian ruins at a lookout point above Fort Bottom. After descending from Hardscrabble Ridge to river bottom, we will follow the Green River to Mineral Canyon. Our vans will meet us for a 2-hour drive back to Green River. This is a sample itinerary and should not be thought of as the trip you will experience. It is intended to give an idea of what the trip will be like. It could also be exactly what you do. Keep an open mind, be flexible, go with the flow, and enjoy!