We began and ended our Green River hike at Little Hole.
This spot was one of John Wesley Powell's campsites as he explored western river systems beginning in 1869. The Green River begins in the Wind River Range of Wyoming and eventually flows into the Colorado River in southern Utah near Moab.
tells all about Powell's 1869 trip, including his original journal entries.
Flaming Gorge Dam now controls the water flow, but the Green River's path still winds through narrow canyons with swift rapids (Canyon of Lodore, Desolation Canyon) and through many miles of wild and remote terrain.
To learn more of the fascinating history, natural history, and geology
of the Green River, read Ann Zwinger's Run, River, Run.