The Green River flows 83 miles through Desolation and Gray Canyons amidst some of the most remote and picturesque landscapes in the Desert Southwest. John Wesley Powell was the first to navigate the river on his famous expedition through the Grand Canyon in 1869. Today, those lucky enough to score a permit through Desolation Canyon are greeted by sun drenched skies ideal for consuming cold beverages and miles of family friendly whitewater perfect for river rats of any age. With abundant wildlife including big horn sheep and a rich history of wild west lore and Native American habitation there is plenty to see and do off the river as well. Combine this tranquil setting with six rafts, three SUPs, two inflatable kayaks, a river board, 12 kids, 11 adults and multiple drag bags of mildly cold cervesas and you have yourself one helluva of a family vacation.
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