THE GREEN RIVER
The section of the Green River most accessible from Moab is Labyrinth Canyon. This flat water stretch winds through a remote and pristine red rock canyon.
Perfect for canoeists, flat water kayakers, and anyone seeking a mellow float Labyrinth canyon is rich with desert wonders; a kalidiascope of rock colors, petrified wood, the smells of where water meets earth, ancient rock art, incredible silence, azure skies, and my favorite, the descending call of the canyon wren.
There are three launch locations Green River State Park (68 river miles), Crystal Geyser (65 miles) and Ruby Ranch (47 miles) and the takeout we access is Mineral Bottom. Depending on where you launch most trips range from 3-5 days.
PLEASE NOTE: Moab is extremely busy these days and we are now booking up weeks in advance. It is a 5-7 hour shuttle and we can't always run this at the drop of a hat.
CHANGES TO RESERVATIONS: All changes must be made prior to launch. You cannot just leave a note or a message about a new key hiding place, takeout date or cancellation. You must receive confirmation that the information was received from the office before you launch. There is no cell service at many of the launches, including Ruby Ranch, Potash and Mineral Bottom.
MUDDY ROAD GAME PLAN:The shuttle for Labyrinth entails two long stretches of dirt roads. In addition to the toll they can take on tires and trailers, both can be impassable when wet or worse, can completely wash out. There is usually a window in which we can move the vehicles but twice in 27 years we haven't been able to get a vehicle down the Mineral bottom grade due to circumstances beyond our control. If your car isn't there when you arrive, please be patient, barring any significant weather event we will get your car to Mineral no later than 1:00 on your last day. If, however, there has been a significant amount of rain during your trip and you find your car isn't at the boat ramp, we didn't forget it, it will be at the top of the grade which is about 3 miles from the ramp. Most of the time, you will probably be able to get a ride up. I will try everything in my capabilities to get your vehicle there but sometimes Mother Nature is just too bratty.