Desolation Canyon

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 161-169

Desolation CanyonDesolation Canyon (09/02/2002)

Gnarly TreeGnarly Tree (09/02/2002) A few burly campers hunkered down at the base of a gnarly tree.

ExperimentExperiment (09/02/2002) This experiment shows that beer cans float, while Mountain Dew cans sink. So if someone tosses you a can of Dew, at least make some effort to catch it. Or your Dew will do the bottom of the river...dude.

Canyon RimsCanyon Rims (09/02/2002)

Gunnison ButteGunnison Butte (09/02/2002)

Gunnison ButteGunnison Butte (09/02/2002) Gunnison Butte from the Swasze take out. End of the trip, the show is over. As I recall, Gunnison Butte is in the front range of Books Cliffs, you can see it from I70 near Green River.

Gunnison ButteGunnison Butte (09/02/2002)

Lower DesolationLower Desolation (09/02/2002) This part of the river is accessible by road and is popular for day trips.

Sand Stone FormationSand Stone Formation (09/02/2002) There's a large number of interesting walks from the main river.

169 Pictures: 0-20 , 20-40 , 40-60 , 60-80 , 80-100 , 100-120 , 120-140 , 140-160 , 161-169

This is a set of pictures that I took while floating Desolation Canyon in late August 2002. The pictures are ordered from the top of the river to the bottom. There is well over a hundred pictures in this set. I present them in blocks of twenty.

We had three boats...a 16' raft and a 10' raft. I was in an Inflatable Kayak. We saw a great variety of wildlife along the shores including bears, wild horses, bighorn sheep, blue herons and the every illusive "feral cow."

Sea Eagle 330 -- The Go Anywhere Kayak For 2

Context: Desert

Utah State (53 pictures) Desolation Canyon is on the Green River in Eastern Utah. The caynon is in one of the largest sections of the United States not bisected by a road.

Rivers (1 pictures) The Green River is one of the major water ways in the Western US. Its headwaters are in the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming. It flows through Flaming Gorge Reservoir and cuts through Colorado and Utah before reaching the Colorado River.

Interstate 70 (51 pictures) The take out from Desolation Canyon is about 10 miles north of the East Exit for I70 in Green River, Utah. (About 50 miles north of Moab.

Colorado River (96 pictures) The Green River eventually flows into the Colorado River south of Desolation Canyon.


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