Gray Canyon, Green River Utah

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Gray Canyon

Boaters come to Gray Canyon for a chance to experience an exciting nine mile float. This trip is perfect for beginners and families with children. Read More

  • 9 miles (typically 5 hours)
  • Easy
  • Put-In: Nefertiti Launch Ramp


This scenic trip down the Green River treats visitors to a lively float down one of the more mellow sections of The Green River. This is a great float for families with kids, beginners, or those who only have one day to spend on the river. Scenery includes sheer canyon walls, abundant wildlife, and Native American petroglyphs.


The put-in for this trip is at Nefertiti Launch Ramp approximately 8 miles north of Swaesys Beach. The put-in is approximately 1.5 hours from Moab.


  • Distance: 8 miles
  • Average Time of Trip: About 5 hours.
  • Difficulty: Easy.
  • Put In: Nefertiti Launch Ramp
  • Take Out: Swaesy’s Beach
Plan & Prepare
  • River running season in Utah coincides with the hottest part of the year. Remember to pack plenty of water and sunscreen. Additional protection from the sun, including hats and light long sleeve shirts is advised.
  • Due to the inherent risk involved with white water rafting, all but the most experienced river runners will benefit from hiring a guide service to plan their trip.
  • Remember to always wear a life jacket.
  • Make sure to arrange a shuttle vehicle in advance. If need be, many local companies will shuttle you back to Moab for a fee.
  • There are no toilet facilities located on this section of the river. All solid human waste must be carried out. Commercial porta-potty toilet systems are allowed.
  • You will need a permit to run this section of the river. Call (435) 259-4351 for details.