Bluegrass Canyon Journey | Multi-Day | Green River, UT
RAFTING + MUSIC
Dvorak Expeditions is bringing a new type of music to the Desolation & Gray Canyons of the Green River in Utah. Running Out of Road will blend their bluegrass tunes with the sweet melody of the morning chorus of birds, rippling sounds of the river, and the drum roll of the rapids. Guests will join members of the band and Dvorak guides six-day day journey, setting up camp under starry autumn skies and enjoying daily concerts near natural canyon walls, overhangs, and on beaches.
Join us on the finest bluegrass rafting trip this side of the Dixie Line! As you explore one of our founder’s favorite Western river canyons, we guarantee this will be one of the most life-changing, inspiring experiences you’ll ever have!
This concert journey usually serves as a fundraiser for conservation organizations. Dvorak & Running Out Of Road may donate a significant portion of the revenue generated by this trip to the preservation of our rivers. We invite you to have an amazing week with some of the West’s most dedicated and experienced “river rats” and help protect our earth’s most precious assets.
12 Miles | 6 Days
Activity Level: Beginner
Trip Preparation: We will schedule pre-trip meetings to check our lists and finalize last minute details before your shuttle flight to the river launch sites. When you get to the river we will fit you out with your personal flotation device (PFD), issue your waterproof bag for personal gear, confirm your camping equipment is there (tents/sleeping bags/pads/rain gear/wetsuit/boots etc.), and gather everyone to the circle for introductions and a river safety talk.
Food Preparation: The meals are planned with lots of fresh and hearty vegetables and salads. Gourmet selections for the delight of our guests throughout the journey. Your guides will be in charge of all preparations and they will amaze you with what comes out of those dutch ovens!
We can accommodate special diets with advance notice and the menu almost always suits the vegetarian.
Alcohol: Dvorak’s will provide complimentary wine for dinners. You’re welcome to bring alcohol on multi-day expeditions, as long as it’s in unbreakable containers. Discretion in alcohol consumption during whitewater days is strongly advised. If you would like us to pick up a particular beer and bring it to the river, please advise and payment can be made for your purchase at the river put-in with your Trip Leader.
Gratuities: Gratuities are not included in your trip cost. While tipping is done at your discretion, tipping is one of the gauges we use in terms of customer satisfaction. If you are ever not satisfied, please let us know so that we can adjust our expeditions in the future.
From $1,999 Per Person
By Plane | Arrive in Grand Junction, Colorado the day prior to your trip. There will be a pre-trip orientation meeting at 7:00 p.m. at the Grand Vista Hotel that evening to go over trip logistics and answer questions. The following morning the Grande Vista will provide transportation to the Grand Junction Airport West Star Aviation Bldg. by 7:00 a.m. You will check in at the charter air terminal just east of the main commercial terminal and inform them that you are there to catch a Red Tail Aviation charter flight at 8:00* a.m. (Some flight times vary – see confirmation letter). The flight to the put-in takes approximately 45 minutes. It will fly over the Green River on the way.
Alternative Flight Option | Arrive in Green River, Utah by car or private plane the day prior to your trip. The morning your trip begins, drive out to Red Tail Aviation at the Green River Municipal Airport for your 7:00* a.m. flight to the river. There is no pre-trip meeting in Green River. Parking at the airport is secure. The landing strip is on the mesa above the river. Wait there for our vehicle to pick you up to take you down to the launch area at the river. Any extra belongings, valuables or equipment not needed on the river trip should be stored at your hotel or in your vehicle at the airport in Green River.
By Car | You will need to arrive in Grand Junction for the pre-trip orientation meeting the night before your trip or arrive at the West Star Aviation Airport in Grand Junction at 7:00* a.m. the morning your trip begins Alternatively you can arrive at the Green River Municipal Airport, four miles south of Green River, Utah, at 6:45 a.m. on the morning of the first day of your trip. Report to Red Tail Aviation at the terminal office for your flight at 7:00* a.m. to the Green River. Any extra belongings, valuables or equipment not needed on the river trip should be stored in your vehicle.
By Train | Amtrak does run through Grand Junction and near Green River Utah. If you are interested in taking the train instead of flying, this is an excellent option for families or individuals who have the extra travel days either side your trip dates.