Canyonlands National Park: Colorado-Green Packrafting Route

You'll explore some of most remote corners of Canyonlands National Park and paddle down the Colorado and Green Rivers on this multi-day, 55.2-mile packrafting route.
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You'll explore some of most remote corners of Canyonlands National Park and paddle down the Colorado and Green Rivers on this multi-day, 55.2-mile packrafting route.

-Mapped by Tim O’Shea

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 88.8

Waypoints

PCK001

Location: 38.178155, -109.817185

Start

PCK002

Location: 38.178997, -109.820231

Drop

PCK003

Location: 38.192101, -109.82026

Cliff

PCK004

Location: 38.196539, -109.817961

Turn left at the confluence.

PCK005

Location: 38.205959, -109.816438

Salt

PCK006

Location: 38.210385, -109.819211

Spire

PCK007

Location: 38.210936, -109.82208

Campsite 1

PCK008

Location: 38.211299, -109.82316

Camp 1B

PCK009

Location: 38.211354, -109.823284

Day 2: Continue west.

PCK010

Location: 38.210565, -109.825536

Rope required

PCK011

Location: 38.209192, -109.827888

Scramble

PCK012

Location: 38.214399, -109.83853

Beach

PCK013

Location: 38.199662, -109.862233

Pass The Slide on the right.

PCK014

Location: 38.190175, -109.885093

Continue south (straight) at the confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers.

PCK015

Location: 38.159284, -109.930935

Take out at Spanish Bottom.

PCK016

Location: 38.158647, -109.939299

Maze top

PCK017

Location: 38.156772, -109.956333

Camp 2

PCK018

Location: 38.157553, -109.954986

Spring

PCK019

Location: 38.142819, -110.000615

Big wash

PCK020

Location: 38.145225, -110.012268

The Fins

PCK021

Location: 38.144359, -110.011207

Head east.

PCK022

Location: 38.145327, -110.004175

Hike south toward Wide Valley.

PCK023

Location: 38.143408, -110.003163

Lunch spot on northern edge of Wide Valley.

PCK024

Location: 38.139339, -109.965128

Main Flat in Ernies Country

PCK025

Location: 38.142035, -109.959156

Backtrack to camp.

PCK026

Location: 38.18339, -109.920911

Turn left, heading northwest.

PCK027

Location: 38.201896, -109.93223

Head north into Water Canyon.

PCK028

Location: 38.203808, -109.928434

Lunch spot

PCK029

Location: 38.216214, -109.919159

Camp on the banks of the Green River. Next day, paddle southeast down the Green to the confluence.

PCK030

Location: 38.186924, -109.886307

Lunch spot on beach

PCK031

Location: 38.157454, -109.928895

Take out on the cottonwood beach next to Lower Red Lake Canyon. Hike east through the canyon.

PCK032

Location: 38.151729, -109.889901

BLM marker

PCK033

Location: 38.141609, -109.868305

Continue straight at the road junction.

PCK034

Location: 38.137331, -109.861136

Picnic table

PCK035

Location: 38.136169, -109.860242

Devils Pocket

PCK036

Location: 38.116942, -109.867237

Continue south (straight).

PCK037

Location: 38.111169, -109.86955

Keep straight. Ahead: Bear left at the fork, heading southeast.

PCK038

Location: 38.103623, -109.86645

The route winds east toward Chesler Park.

PCK039

Location: 38.109787, -109.852473

Campsite CP5

PCK040

Location: 38.120845, -109.847897

Turn right at the junction.

PCK041

Location: 38.125148, -109.83277

Keep straight at the 3-way junction.

PCK042

Location: 38.142892, -109.825401

The route ends at Elephant Hill.