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Green River, Utah

Sep 4, 2008
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Green River, Utah
Labyrinth Canyon, the 45–mile stretch of the Green River just north of Canyonlands National Park, is not teeming with rapids. But the trade–off is that access is free (permits from blm.gov) and you get to bring your dog. Take a canoe in September and you're guaranteed huge sandy campsites and cool evenings. Moab's Tag–a–Long Expeditions will shuttle you to the put–in at Ruby Ranch (four–day rental and shuttles, $615; tagalong.com), then take your time—those side hikes into sandstone canyons are worth it. Back in town, reenter civilization with a massive burger from the Moab Brewery (themoabbrewery.com).

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