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Difficulty II-III(IV)
Length 0 Miles
Gauge PRICE RIVER AT WOODSIDE, UT
Flow Range 250 - 2000 CFS
Flow Rate as of: 47 minutes ago 27.2 [CFS] ℹ️
Reach Info Last Updated 05/18/2019 12:42 am

River Description


Scott England mentioned that this run is class II and III. With one brief rapid with a class IV move that is easily portaged at 400 cfs.
" The float is 34 miles from the hwy 191 bridge to Swasey's take-out. I think you can cut off around 10 miles of meanders by driving down the canyon a little ways. We ran it in a day (400 cfs on the Price, and 22k on the Green River daily)".

In May 2019 Graham Abrams shared: [at 500 cfs, about class 3+  but]  "there are lots of quick moves and blind corners and not lots of eddies. It’s about a 30 mile section. You can do it in a long day but I did it in 3 days so I could hike/camp." Minimum good around 250 cfs for packrafts. 

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Daniel Cottam
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3 months ago

At 500 cfs we ran the price from 4 miles in from woodside. There is a faint road just before a cattle guard that has a great put in spot. If you drive further up your going to miss some fun splashy rapids. It took us, to Swasey's take out, 8 and a half hours. We ran the Price in 6 and half hours with a stop for lunch and to scout the two biggest rapids. We averaged around four miles an hour on the slow parts at the start and the last half it picks up and we averaged six to 8. But we were in 2 sabertooths by aire and one culebra by Jacks plastic so not as fast as a kayak. The river is really a 3 plus at this level. The two main rapids are both run to the far left and not as scary as they sound and I am not sure I would give them a four as the guidebooks say. However, there is a lot of wood in the river that you are constantly moving around all day long. But as of this posting nothing blocking the channel. That being said it might be worth scouting Long Canyon Rapid and Little Big Drop just to see if there is any wood in the main channels since you are a long ways from help and both are a tight squeeze. I posted some photos of little big drop as there is a giant cottonwood tree on river right that you see coming around a bend. Once you see the tree get out on the left. If the drop scares you the portage is only 30 or 40 yards. This was honestly one of the best runs I have ever done, fun, splashy and scenic. This should be a Utah Classic if it ran more often.

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Obe Tejada
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4 months ago

Ran from launch point 5.5 miles down stream of woodside to swasy's at 450-550 cfs on 4/20-22/19. We had one 9' and one 10.5' boat set up to row. Great trip!A few things of note. There was plenty of water at this level for our boats. Though larger boats will have challenges with the narrow channel. This is a very active section with near continuous class II to II+. Definitely not a beer drinking river. Also there are basically no eddys. We started calling it the raging ditch. There is a rapid where long canyon dumps (about 17 mi from woodside) in that is worth taking a look at. Scout on the right. I would say class IV at the level we saw it. Is it long and steep with a lot of logs and some necessary moves. The "Little Big Drop" Rapid is about 2 miles upstream of the confluence with the Green River. It is preceded by a fun Class III rapid with a bunch of large boulders you will need to navigate around. After this the river makes a sharp turn to the left. A large boulder on river right with what looks like an entire cottonwood tree warped on it marks the entrance. Be ready to stop remember that eddys here are small and hard to hit. Scout on river left. The only run is a narrow shoot on the left. It can also be portaged on the left as well. Good luck and have fun! I made a .KML file for google earth with this info and mile markers i can sent to any one who is interested. obetejada82@gmail.com

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Daniel Cottam
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4 months ago

I am interested in the kml file. If you could please call me at 8014196072 or email me the file at 8014196072. I don't know how to get in touch with you otherwise Thanks Dan Cottam

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8 years ago

We ran this at a level around 795 CFS. Very fun overnight duckie trip, or a LONG day trip. The little big drop had quite a bit of wood reaching from river right to river center. Most of our group portaged, one ran the small squeeze on river left. Scout and portage are river left Very active, very fun trip. Most rocks were covered at this level.

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Green River Boat Passage Officially Open! - UT

4/6/2017
Kestrel Kunz

American Whitewater staff traveled to Green River, UT in late March to meet with private water users and state agencies, and to participate in the official opening of the new boat passage through the Green River Diversion (Tusher Dam). Completion of the boat passage has freed the Green River from its last in-stream obstruction between the Flaming Gorge Dam and the confluence with the Colorado River – over 400 floatable river miles through iconic canyons and historic landmarks. It has a been a long process, and our work isn’t over yet! As your boating representative, American Whitewater will continue to work closely with the dam operators and Utah’s Division of State Lands (FFSL) to ensure that the boat passage meets the needs of the public during its inaugural year.

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Revisions

Revision #Revision DateAuthorComment
1191660 01/17/02 n/a n/a
1195889 08/28/09 Rob Fix Lat/Lng for Put-in/Take-out
1207955 07/09/17 Kestrel Kunz Reach # fixed
1212243 05/08/19 Bill Hunt updated description
1212302 05/10/19 Bill Hunt updated stats
1212389 05/18/19 Bill Hunt updated description