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Labyrinth & Stillwater Canyons Kayak & Canoe Touring on the Green River

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Labyrinth & Stillwater Canyons Info
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Put In:  Mineral Bottom
Take Out:  Spanish Bottom or Hite Marina
Difficulty:  Class I
Gradient:  1.5 ft/mi
Run Length:  52 miles (to Spanish Bottom) 97 miles (to Hite)
Current Streamflow:  3010 cfs @ 12/14/2016 11:00 AM - GREEN RIVER AT GREEN RIVER, UT, reading taken from USGS
Flow Information (phone):  National Weather Service; 801-539-1311
Good Level:  1,000 to 20,000 cfs
Season Comments:  April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
Primary Season: 

Usually peaks end of May to early June

Permit:  No permit needed to Spanish Bottom. To proceed through Cataract Canyon a permit is required. Check AllAboutRivers Permit Information.
Character/Similar To:  Calm wilderness float through a beautiful sandstone canyon.
Hazards:  isolation
Water Craft:  kayak,wwcan,raft
Land Ownership:  Mostly National Park (BLM for first 4 miles)
Wilderness:  Yes
Camping on River:  Several good sites available; may be flooded at high water.
Location:  In the Canyon Country (UT), 251 miles Southeast of Salt Lake City
Shuttle Logistics: 

Put-in: From Green River, Utah, head east on I-70 some 20 miles to Crescent Junction and south on US 191 about 20 miles. Take a right onto Utah Route 313 and drive another 13 miles. Take another right onto Mineral CANYON Road and proceed another 17 miles to the river.

Take-out: Boaters have two options for a take-out. 1) Take-out just downriver from Spanish Bottom and return upriver by a boat-tow. 2) With a permit, continue some 45 miles through Cataract Canyon (Colorado River) to Hite Marina.

Towns near Labyrinth & Stillwater Canyons Kayaking

Green River Utah
Moab Utah
Park City Utah
Price Utah
Vernal Utah

Other Resources

Canyon Country Kayak Clubs
  • U of Utah Outdoor Recreation Program
  • Utah Whitewater Club
  • Conservation Organizations
  • Glen Canyon Institute
  • Virgin River Runners' Coalition