Desolation Canyon Green River Map

Map of Majestic Canyons of the Green River
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The Majestic Canyons of the Green River lie between the towns of Duchesne and Green River in, east central Utah. These canyons are intertwined with history of the Fremont Indians, John Wesley Powell, ranchers and outlaws and are a registered National Historic site. In 1869, after traveling through "a region of wildest desolation", John Wesley Powell named Desolation Canyon. Gray Canyon also received its name from Major Powell after considering the names Lignite and Coal Canyons.


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Map of the Rivers we run
Majestic Canyons Information:

River: The Green River

Rapid Rating: Class III-III

Put in: Sand Wash, Utah.

Take-out location:Swaseys boat ramp.

River Miles: 84 miles

Number of rapids 50+

First to run Gates of Lodore: John Wesley Powell in 1869