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Get ready for your flatwater trip into Canyonlands National Park. Helpful tips and advice provided in this video will help you plan your trip and Leave No Trace while out in these pristine areas.
Flatwater trips may float down either the Colorado or Green rivers as far as the Confluence or Spanish Bottom. A permit is required for all flatwater trips in Canyonlands.
People interested in flatwater permits should make their upstream travel arrangements before contacting the park. Permits are plentiful—it's more likely that shuttle availability will be a limiting factor for your trip. The National Park Service does not operate a shuttle service.
Green River State Park and Ruby Ranch both charge a small fee for launches. Call Ruby Ranch at 435-650-3193, or Green River State Park at 435-564-3633 for more information. Permits are not required for overnight use or launches on BLM land along the Colorado River.
Last updated: February 18, 2020