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The Bureau of Land Management in Utah has an abundance and diversity of recreational opportunities and stunning landscapes that attract visitors from across the state, region, country and world. From mountain biking Moab to canyoneering in the San Rafael Swell; river running the Dirty Devil to OHV riding Little Sahara; driving Nine Mile Canyon to hunting in the Henry Mountains, BLM-Utah provides countless opportunities to explore 23 million acres.  


River Running

Utah has great rivers! From flat water to big rapids and trips that can last half a day to seven days, there is a Utah River for you.



Colorado River

River Running


Desolation Canyon Green River
The 84 mile trip from Sand Wash to Swasey's Rapids offers outstanding scenery, interesting geologic formations, evidence of prehistoric and historic human activity, and whitewater opportunities.

Dolores River
The Lower Dolores stretch offers technical rapids, stunning scenery, wildlife viewing, side-canyon hiking, and great camping.

Green River Browns Park Section
Browns Park Green River from the Little Hole boat launch below Flaming Gorge Dam, to the Colorado state line.

Labyrinth Canyon Green River
A trip through Labyrinth Canyon on the lower Green River can be enjoyed almost any time of the year, except in winter when there is ice on the river. It is an easy, flat-water stretch suitable for canoes, kayaks, and rafts of all types.

Moab Daily Colorado River
This stretch of the Colorado features easy boater access, close proximity to the city of Moab, moderate rapids, and wonderful scenery

San Juan River
Moderate rapids in red rock canyon containing spectacular cultural resources.

San Rafael River
During high spring runoff, visitors with small craft can float sections of the San Rafael River and its tributaries.  A pleasantly scenic section for beginners is the last approximately 25 miles of the river before its confluence with the Green River.

Westwater Canyon Colorado River
Westwater Canyon is located in a Wilderness Study Area (WSA) northeast of Moab and is the first canyon of the Colorado River that is inside Utah.

White River
This river provides a relaxing flat water canoe trip.