The Green River

Dinosaur, Colorado 81610

The Green River

The Green River Professional Review and Guide

"The Green River threads its way for 44 miles through the monument. It can be floated by joining a private concession or independently by obtaining a permit. Four-day permits are most typical and facilitate the acquisition of your campsite of choice. You can apply for a longer trip (five days instead of four, with an additional fee), but this is not always possible during high-use season. The 730-mile-long Green River originates at Stroud Glacier, high on the west side of the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming among glacial lakes and mountain cascades.

The 44 miles running through Dinosaur National Monument begin as the river flows out of Browns Park into Lodore and runs through the Uinta Mountains (which run east-west). When you launch your boat, you will be in water that was once snowmelt and that originated in the Wind River Range. You’ll also be drifting through land that was home to tribes of the Shoshone Indians. As John Wesley Powell wrote, “It is a great hunting and fishing region, and the vigorous Shoshones still obtain a part of their livelihood from mesa and plain, river and lake.”"

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Trail Information

Dinosaur
Nearby City
44
Distance
Up to 5 days
Duration
Class III
Class
Spring through fall
Season
Dinosaur National Monument
Local Contacts
BLM Canyon of Lodore
Local Maps

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Oct 2018