Desolation Gray – Green River Sept 16 -24, 2022

Desolation Gray Canyon Trip is 84 miles from Sand Wash Ranger Station/Launch Area.  We will float for the maximum of 9 days (8 nights).  

Those who applied for permits through the lottery process will be considered first for a spot on the trip. If there is additional space, others will be considered. Please contact Louise if interested.

Camping the night before Sept 15 at Sand Wash with staffed ranger station, primitive boat ramp, vault toilets and 8 primitive campsites and 4 screen cabins that can be rented. Primitive River camping is first come first serve basis and limited to the west side of the river from Sand Wash to Coal Creek Rapid.  After Coal Creek Rapid camping is on either side of the river.


Permit lottery Fee is $6. Participant’s recreation Use cost is $40 per person per trip (required to print permit two weeks before launch, prefer sooner) to finalize permit. Shuttle fees and reservation of one Screen Cabin camping fee $20 per night.  The Lottery acceptance date is March 14, 2022.  A minimum recreation use fee of ($40) required to accept permit and all other participants recreation use fees and screen cabin reservation (Sept 15) is required before permit is printed two weeks prior to launch date Sept 16, 2022. 

Trash receptacles and water are not available at put-In.  All trash must be packed out.  We will use a shuttle company to pick up the vehicles at the put-In store, and deliver to the takeout before the scheduled take-out date.  More information will be provided later. 

If interested, please contact Trip Coordinator/Permit holder: Louise Richards