Labyrinth Canyon Canoeing – Private Group Trip

Explore Labyrinth Canyon on this private Green River canoe trip.

Give the gift of a true adventure and immerse yourself in the beauty and remote wilderness of Labyrinth Canyon. This stretch runs from the town of Green River adjacent to Canyonlands National Park and ends at Mineral Bottom. Labyrinth is well known as a bucket-list trip for both seasoned and beginner paddlers in Canyon Country.

This calm water canoe trip has been a favorite of our guides since our founding in 1984. Unplug and connect with your group while learning about river history, dark-sky stargazing, and eating camp-cooked meals.

Paddle your own canoe

No experience necessary! Learn how to paddle and rig a canoe for a multi-day expedition. Explore side channels and learn the river on your own terms with the guidance of an outdoor professional.

All inclusive camping

River expeditions are the best of both worlds: the comfort and amenities of car camping are combined with the remoteness and serenity of backpacking. We will bring a full kitchen, as well as everything else you’ll need to make your outdoor experience comfortable!

Guided natural history

Learn about native human history, 19th-century fur trappers and outlaws, and 20th-century miners and river runners. Stories about Major Powell’s 1869 and 1871 expeditions highlight the week while short interpretive hikes and talks teach geology, riparian ecology, and issues facing America’s public lands.

Location:
The Green River: Green River, UT to Mineral Bottom, UT
Date:
Call 435 259-7750 for availability
Duration:
7 days and 6 nights, OR 6 days and 5 nights
Group Size:
Minimum of 6
Cost for:
For 6 night, 7 day trip - $1,350
Cost for:
For 5 night, 6 day trip - $1,250
Challenge:
Level

This is how we rate the challenges you might face on a CFI trip.


Level 1

  • Low level of physical activity, minimal movement required
  • 0 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking or walking 0-2 miles per day

Level 2

  • Medium level of physical activity, some movement required
  • 1-4 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking up to 4 miles per day
  • Flatwater or mild whitewater rapids

Level 3

  • Medium or high level of physical activity
  • 1-5 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking up to 5 miles per day
  • Class I - III whitewater rapids

Level 4 - Challenging

  • High level of physical activity
  • 1-6 nights spent camping or in the field
  • Hiking 5 or more miles per day
  • Class IV whitewater rapids
CFI's Essential Eligibility Criteria outlines specific challenges that you may face on CFI trips. Please consult the EEC for information on responsibilities of participants.
Notes:
  • A shorter version of this trip is available, launching at Ruby Ranch

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Trip Narrative

Labyrinth Canyon is a stretch of the Green River that runs between Green River State Park and Mineral Bottom, Utah.

Labyrinth Canyon is the ideal trip for any family or group that truly wishes to disconnect to reconnect. After a brief safety talk, and some introductory canoeing instruction, we will launch from the State Park and start to navigate some of the meandering braids of the wide open flood plain.

For the first few days, we will develop our skills as we navigate riffles and swift curves of the river. Keep your eyes glued to the riparian ecosystem for birds, megafauna, and other wildlife. Soon, the Labyrinth walls will rise swiftly above water level and we will begin to navigate the canyon for which this trip is named.

In addition to the wildlife, this trip is filled with history. We will be passing through the same territory as John Wesley Powell’s historic expedition, as well as retracing the steps of famed trapper Dennis Julien. Additionally, this area served as home to Native American tribes who’s decedents still live across the Colorado Plateau.

This trip provides plenty of time to grow accustomed to the river lifestyle. After a long day’s paddling, your group will find a beach camp, and set up for the evening. Take some time to relax, explore around the camp, or break open our trip library. Soon, the smells of dinner will waft across the campsite, and it will be time to eat!

After dinner, you will be treated to some of the best dark skies that the United States has to offer. Relax around the campfire and share stories before retiring to your tent. We’ll greet the morning with a hot cup of coffee, enjoy some breakfast, and continue our way downriver!

No camping or boating experience is necessary for this fully outfitted trip. We will take care of all of those pesky details, so you can feel free to turn your device to airplane mode, launch from the boat ramp, and enjoy a relaxing and enriching trip.

FAQ

Some people say food is the most important part of the adventure. On all our overnight trips, CFI will provide breakfast, lunch, and dinner, a morning and afternoon snack, and an appetizer before dinner. If you have a dietary restriction or food allergy, note it on your medical form so we can best prepare.

Depends on the trip. As a general rule, CFI provides all group gear related to fully outfitting your trip. Specialized gear like PFDs, wetsuits, dry bags, educational materials are all provided by CFI. Additionally, we take care of all kitchen and dishware needs. 

Find out more about trip specific packing.

Most importantly, a willingness to slow down, connect to your surroundings, and experience the moment. Additionally, participants are required to bring a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, personal clothing, medication, and other essential personal items. Many gear items are available for rent. Reach out to us if you are interested in seeing a trip specific packing list, or learn more about trip specific packing here.

CFI provides options to rent gear:

  • Two person tent: $30 / trip
  • Sleeping bag: $20 / trip
  • Kid sleeping pad: $7 / trip
  • Adult sleeping pad (paco pad): $15 / trip
  • Package deal: Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, and one tent per two people: $40 / trip

For any CFI summer camp, gear rentals are free!

Every CFI guide has either a Wilderness First Aid or Wilderness First Responder certification. Your trip leader will have a Wilderness First Responder certification. Anyone working with youth has passed a background check, and shuttle drivers are insured with clean driving records. Backcountry trips carry In-Reach satellite communication devices for emergencies. All guides have been evaluated by Canyonlands Field Institute as possessing the judgement, skills, and disposition required for mitigating risk in the field. 

As technology grows more and more invasive by the day, CFI promotes connection to what matters. To achieve this, all school and youth programs are unplugged and students are not permitted to bring electronic devices. Not only is there rarely cell service, devices are a distraction to our ability to connect to the present moment. On Private Group Trips or Adult Seminars, the use of devices is permitted but discouraged.

CFI works hard to ensure a positive experience for all guides and participants. Because of the unpredictable nature of outfitting, we have created a series of policies so maintain our ability to manage risk in the outdoors.

For critical information regarding cancellations, deposits, and other participant responsibilities, please view our trip policies page or contact us with any questions.

Need to Know

  • CFI staff are trained educators and guides with first aid and CPR certifications. Back-country trips carry satellite communications devices.  
  • All cook and dishware, meals, snacks, and river gear are provided by CFI.   
  • Tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads are available for rent. 

CFI is a non-profit organization and fees are not taxed. By choosing CFI, you are supporting our efforts to provide lifechanging outdoor experiences for hundreds of children per year.  Scholarships are available on an as needed basis.