Outside Magazine - July 2004


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JOHN WESLEY POWELL DESCRIBED the Gates of Lodore, on the Green River, as "a dark portal to a region of gloom" when he paddled through the 1,400-foot varnished-quartzite feature en route to the Grand Canyon in 1869. In truth, the sun shines 300 days a year on this astonishingly scenic four-day float through Dinosaur National Monument. Your daily adrenaline hit comes on Class III rapids like disaster falls and Hell's Half Mile - where the river tilts to 30 feet per mile. Stretch your legs on any of a dozen side hikes, including the five-mile round-trip up trout-rich Jones Hole Creek through a 1,200-foot-deep canyon to petroglyphs left by Fremont Indians. The rest of the time is pure chill: Pitch your tent on white sand and race western whiptail lizards down the shore.

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O.A.R.S. is an author ized concessioner of Arches, Canyonlands, Grand Canyon and Grand Te ton National Parks and Dinosaur National Monument.
Outside Travel Awards 'Best Outfitter' Runner Up National Geographic Adventure Magazine - Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth As Featured On 50 Tours of a Lifetime - National Geographic Traveler Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservations Manager Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist 2007-2013 (River Rafting) Best of the Bay Area Winner

For consecutive years, O.A.R.S. has been named the "Best River & Sea Outfitter on Earth" by National Geographic Adventure and one of the top two outfitters in the world by Outside Magazine in its annual Active Travel Awards recognition program. In multiple years, O.A.R.S.trips have been honored as "50 Tours of a Lifetime" by National Geographic Traveler and since 2007, Condé Nast Traveler has recognized Mindy Gleason, O.A.R.S. Reservation Manager and International Adventure Travel Consultant, as Condé Nast Traveler's standalone Top Travel Specialist in the River Rafting category.

Questions about trips or making reservations? Contact info@oars.com or call 800-346-6277 in the USA or Canada or 1-209-736-4677 if outside the USA or Canada.
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