Green River Location Map and Directions
The Green River is an easy drive from Rock Springs, Wyoming to the north and Salt Lake City, Utah to the west via I-80. You can also take Hwy. 40 east out of Salt Lake to Flaming Gorge via Vernal, Utah, but you'll encounter some steep climbs and a ton of switchbacks on this route.
A short route from Denver is to take I-70 west to Rifle, Colorado, then go north on Colo. 13 to Meeker, Colorado. At Meeker you'll take Colo. 64 to Dinosaur, and then east on Hwy. 40 to Vernal, Utah. Out of Vernal you'll take Hwy. 191 north to Dutch John.
A better travel solution from Denver is to take I-25 north to Cheyenne, Wyoming, then I-80 west to Rock Springs (or take the Colo. 287 shortcut at Fort Collins north to Laramie). At Rock Springs take Hwy. 191 south to Dutch John, Utah. There are no mountains to traverse on this route. Its a little longer, but actually a little faster...and a lot easier!
An even better solution is to fly. There is a paved runway at Dutch John, Utah, as well as a shuttle, guides, raft rentals and showers.
Curt Brogren--QuickByte Productions®
This page was last updated 5/1/2009 3:26 pm
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