Desolation and Gray Canyons

Desolation and Gray Canyons of the Green River offer an 84 mile long dose of spectacular Utah scenery. Don’t underestimate the class IV drive into Sand Wash or the mosquitoes that infest this river through the heart of the summer season. This river trip is best to do in the spring or fall. Rapids are sparse, but the campsites are nice, and the opportunities for side hikes and photography are outstanding. This run is punctuated with lots of interesting ruins and pictograph panels to explore and the crazy Mushroom Rock (see photo below).

Put-In: Sand Wash River Access

Take-Out: Swaseys Boat Ramp

Miles: 84

Managing Agency: BLM Price Utah Field Office

Campsites: Deso Campsites