South East Utah calm water float trips. Only done one of these, the rest just dreamed up from all my hiking and bikepacking trips in the area, and presented here as inspiration and for discussion. I live in Moab and just got a packraft, hence the interest.
1 One way, no bike. Dirty Devil River from Hanksville. Car/bike shuttle. Only high water. Several options for entry/exit. The whole river would be long.
2 Loop with bike. From Dewey Bridge on 128 go up and over Kokopelli’s Trail to Utah Bottom. Float Dolores back. Day trip.
3 Out and back with bike. From Dewey Bridge up and over Kokopelli’s Trail to Utah Bottom. Cross Dolores to a Dolores Triangle exploration bikepack. Float back from point upstream. Many routes.
4 Loop with bike. From bottom of Onion Creek on 128 go up and over to Gateway via Fisher Mesa. Float all the way back via Dolores to Colorado. Long ride followed by long float. White water options on first stretch of Dolores, can by bypassed on bike.
5 Loop, no bike. From Needles in Canyonlands NP hike Big Spring Canyon to Salt Creek. Float Colorado to Cyclone Canyon scramble exit. Hike back on Confluence Trail. Day trip. Good for practice. Includes the Slide, a minor ripple.
6 Figure 8 loop, no bike. From Needles hike Big Spring Canyon down as in 5. Float to Spanish Bottom. Go thru Maze, down Water Canyon to Green. Float to Red Lake Canyon exit. Long hike back. Most of the hiking on trails.
7 Out and back with bike. From Mineral Bottom float to Millard, across from Queen Anne Bottom. Ride up and over to Maze, Ernie’s, and lots of other option. Multi day, big terrain.
8 Loop with bike. From Mineral Bottom float Green’s Stillwater Canyon to Stove Canyon scramble exit. Hike a bike White Crack abandoned mining road to White Rim and back to Mineral. Should go…main features of this route not on map.
10 Loop, no bike. From Beef Basin hike to Imperial Valley down to Colorado. This is a reverse of the Cataract float exit. Float to Gypsum. Hope to find the route up. Rugged.
11 One way, no bikes. Escalante River. Shuttle, hitch hike.
White Rim east/Lockhart options, all with bikes:
1 Loop with bike. From Moab ride to Potash then up White Rim and down Lathrop Canyon. Float Colorado to Rustler Canyon scramble exit. Ride back to Moab via Lockhart Basin.
2 Loop with bike. Ride Over Hurrah Pass to Colorado. Float down to Rustler Canyon scramble exit. Back on Lockhart and Hurrah Pass. Shorter, slightly different version of above route.
3 Loop with bike. From Potash float Colorado to Lathrop Canyon, ride back on White Rim.
4 Loop with bike. From 211 near the Needles go on Lockhart Basin road to Lockhart Canyon, float Colorado to Rustler Canyon scramble exit and ride back to 211. Day trip. Good for practice with bike on packraft.
5 Loop with bike. From Moab ride on Lockhart Basin road to Lockhart Canyon. Float Colorado to Lathrop, up to White Rim and ride back to Moab via a number of different routes.