Utah’s Green River area is a paradise for outdoors-lovers. Fly fishers perfect their art in the Green River (several outfitters offer guide service), while brave souls take on the whitewater thrills of the Colorado, Green, and Salmon rivers on guided rafting trips. To completely get away from it all, simply drop a line in one of the area’s pristine high mountain lakes.
It’s not a stretch to call Canyonlands National Park one of the most dazzling landscapes in America. Set along dramatic cliffs of Wingate sandstone, Canyonlands Park is a colorful vista of canyons, mesas, and buttes sculpted by Mother Nature, criss-crossed by rivers. It’s a perfect playground for hiking, biking, boating, and four-wheel-drive back country touring.
For day trippers, the Island in the Sky section of the park is the most accessible. Bring your mountain bikes and travel 100-mile White Rim Road for awesome views of a primitive desert environment.