Local Area Attractions Near Green River KOA Journey
Green River is centrally located to so many fun things to see and do. Use us as a base camp for all your adventures. Here are some ideas of things nearby to check out:
Arches National Park
Only 45 minutes from the KOA, at Arches National Park you can see over 2,000 natural sandstone arches and many other unusual rock formations. Just like our KOA, Arches is open year round so you can enjoy the beautiful scenery without the summer crowds and in cooler weather.
Canyonlands National Park
Canyonlands is divided into four districts: the Island in the Sky, the Needles, the Maze and the rivers themselves. Enjoy the scenic overlooks at the Island in the Sky, the remote canyons of the Maze, and the thunderous rapids of Cataract Canyon.
Through our partnership with RVshare, we are excited to offer RV rentals at the Green River KOA. Choose an RV for your trip, and it will be delivered right to your campsite at the campground!
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The San Rafael Swell
The San Rafael Swell is one of Utah's most spectacular landscapes but also its best kept secret. The Swell is approximately 2,000 square miles of public land, known for its scenic sandstone formations, deep canyons, desert streams, and expansive panoramas. The Swell is a massive maze of winding canyons, broken fins and buttes, with countless beautiful hikes, biking trails, canyoneering spots, and scenic river floats. Only 30 minutes from Green River, the Swell provides all the beauty of the National Parks without the crowds.
Goblin Valley State Park
Wind and water have carved fantastic and unique goblin-like sculptures out of rock at Goblin Valley State Park . Explore the area and enjoy the desert beauty, the fascinating comical goblin forms, and the views of the San Rafael Reef and the Henry Mountains.
Local Area Recreation Near Green River KOA Journey
Utah Super Six - 6 parks in 6 days
Use Green River as your base camp for the Utah Super Six, a one week itinerary to see the best of what Eastern Utah has to offer. You'll see Arches, Canyonlands, Capitol Reef, Goblin Valley, San Rafael Swell, and Swasey's Beach. On this trek you'll see some of the most amazing landscapes you can find anywhere in the world, and when you're not out adventuring, you can relax at the pool while you re-energize for the next day.
Canyoneering Adventures with "Get In the Wild"
Explore Wild Utah on a canyon adventure tour at southern Utah's most spectacular destinations. Half-day, full-day and multi-day options include:
- Hiking & Scrambling
- Yoga Hikes & Retreats
- Family Adventures
- Photography Tours
- Rock Art Tours
- Outlaw Tours
Choose from dozens of exciting, unique and awe-inspiring destinations including Stairway to Heaven, The Chamber of Secrets, Goblin's Lair, The Occulus, Mindbender and Leprechaun. Create a custom itinerary perfect for your groups interest and ability. All tours are beginner- and family-friendly. Intermediate and advanced tours available on request. Group discounts available.
Experience the silence and solitude of the wild at the San Rafael Swell, Dirty Devil/Robbers Roost Wilderness, Goblin Valley and Canyonlands National Park.
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Green River is only 45 minutes from Moab, a Mecca for off-roading enthusiasts, and a stone's throw away from the lesser-known San Rafael Swell. The "Swell" is unlike any other place Utah where you can ride your dirt bike or atv. The landscape is unique and beautiful and the trail system is robust, with similarities to Moab, full of sandy washes and jeep trials with options for riders of all skill levels. A few of the more famous trails are Temple Mountain and Five Miles of Hell.
Black Dragon Wash Trail
This 10.0-km out-and-back trail is located close to Green River, Utah. It takes an average of 2 hours, 27 minutes to accomplish this route, which is typically regarded as moderately difficult. Perfect for off-road vehicles, mountain bikes, and hikers all year round.