• Spires of Cedar Mesa sandstone in Chesler Park (Needles District)

    Canyonlands

    National Park Utah

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Float Times & Distances

Colorado River

Start to Finish Launch Fee?*

Miles

Days

Moab Ramp to the Confluence

no

63

3 to 4

Potash Ramp to the Confluence

no

48

2 to 3



Green River

Green River State Park to the Confluence

yes

122

6 to 9

Crystal Geyser to
the Confluence

no

118

6 to 9

Ruby Ranch to the Confluence

yes

99

5 to 8

Mineral Bottom to the Confluence

no

54

3 to 4



Cataract Canyon

Confluence to Hite Marina

-

47

2 to 3



* Some launch locations outside of Canyonlands charge land use fees which are separate from the park's permit fees.

Did You Know?

Tadpole Shrimp

Naturally occurring sandstone basins called “potholes” collect rain water and wind-blown sediment, forming tiny ecosystems where a fascinating collection of plants and animals live. Tadpole shrimp, fairy shrimp and many insects can be found in potholes. More...