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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Kayaking on the San Raphael

We had a great time kayaking on the San Raphael River through the "Little Grand Canyon." It's located east of Castle Dale. It took about 6.5 hours to cover the 16 miles from Fuller Bottom to the Swinging Bridge. This included a stop for lunch and a siesta.

Next time, I'd like to get out and hike up some side canyons and explore and photograph some more. If you'd like to see a gallery of photos from the trip, click HERE.

If you go, we were told by the BLM office that the water flow rate needs to be above 150 (?units) otherwise you'll ground at many of the rapids. The river is pretty shallow and the rapids are quite small. There seems to be very little danger in floating or kayaking this pretty river.