Green River - Gates of Lodore
From the banks of the Green River in historic Browns Park in Colorado, home to the famous outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, you’ll catch your first glimpse of Lodore Canyon. Also known as the Gates of Lodore, this stretch is 44 miles of the finest white water rafting in Colorado. It’s time for your Utah river rafting adventure to begin.
A couple of lazy miles allow you to settle into the flow and rhythm of the river. Once into Lodore Canyon, you’ll have a blast rafting through the exciting whitewater of the Green River. Some of the western United States’ best rapids, such as Disaster Falls and Hell’s Half Mile, make up the Gates of Lodore. The Green River in Dinosaur National Monument is also sanctuary to some of Colorado’s most spectacular wildlife. Along the voyage, you’ll have the opportunity to see Big Horn sheep, Mule Deer, and a vast array of other wildlife that call the Green River home.
The Green River is also extremely significant historically. Early explorer John Wesley Powell first documented the river in 1869 — he and his crew braved the class III and IV white water rapids in wooden boats. Our modern river rafting equipment is far superior to those early wooden boats — it will make your river trip comfortable, exciting, and safe. Book your unforgettable Green River rafting trip today with Dinosaur River Expeditions, it’s a memory that you will truly cherish.