Green River Daily
ElevationAscent: 126' 38 m
Descent: -69' -21 m
High: 4,167' 1,270 m
Low: 4,109' 1,252 m
GradeAvg Grade: 0% (0°)
Max Grade: 1% (1°)
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“A dirt road used for shuttling river trips, or for accessing an interesting and remote wild area.”— F Felix
Electric Mountain Bikes Allowed
Family Friendly Easy riding, and if you come at an off time, you are unlikely to encounter traffic. Great wildlife and petroglyphs. There are many places to access the river. Use life jackets for swimming!
In high water, the river inundates sections of the road.
Be a bit careful about thrashing through the willows—the bears hang out in there during the heat of the day, and it's terrifying (though not generally dangerous) to flush one out. At camp, take precautions with your food.
Oddly, scenes for the sailing movie, "Wind," a 1992 Matthew Modine/Jennifer Grey film, were shot near Swazey's boat ramp.
If you are just out for a ride, this route passes by interesting features in a rather remote area. The riding is mellow, and you can stash the bike to hike to petroglyphs, side canyons, beaches, and historic sites. There is a lot of wildlife in this stretch, and you can expect to regularly see migratory birds, chukkar, bighorn sheep and black bear.
This route could make a great component of a MTB/pack-rafting adventure, since the river is relatively easy, no boating permit is required on the daily stretch, and there's lots of free camping.
At the end of the road at Nefertiti Rapid, there is a rough hiking track that continues to follow the river upstream to Rattlesnake Canyon which it then follows, eventually reaching all the way back to the town of Green River after a 50-mile expedition. Check with the Moab BLM office about the current use regulations on this trail on the east side of the river (the Price BLM office manages the west side of the river).
On your way out (in the summer months), be sure to buy a Green River melon from the roadside vendors—they are spectacular. And Ray's Tavern is the local boater bar, with tasty burgers and fries.
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Land Manager: BLM Utah - Moab Field Office