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2020-09-15  
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Bowknot Bend, UT
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Bowknot Bend, UT 
Bowknot Bend, UT
 
Hiking avatar Sep 15 2020
azbackpackr
Hiking1.66 Miles 511 AEG
Hiking1.66 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   1.69 mph
511 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
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This hike is accessed via the lower Green River, and is very popular with canoeists and kayakers. It is a very narrow ridge, where the Green River makes a huge bend back on itself, and from the ridge you can see the river on both sides. (See GPS route for a clear idea.) It's 7 miles around the bend, via the river. It's less than a one mile hike to the top of the ridge to see the other side.

I was on my second trip down this stretch of the Green. We did 100 miles over 11 days, a fairly leisurely length of time, although last year we took two weeks to go the same distance. This allows for a lot of side hikes and layover days. This is a NON whitewater trip. It can be done using a commercial shuttle outfitter, and also there are commercial tour companies who do canoe trips, (for a big price), OR you can do part of it on your own, as far as Mineral Bottom. If you are interested in doing this, see links I will include below. Also feel free to send me a p.m. We use the shuttle service and take out on the Colorado River, riding the jetboat back to Moab.

The lower Green is just about my favorite adventure, and I hope to do it again many times.

Several of us hiked up, while a couple others who chose not to hike found us a campsite across the river on a sandbar, which I'll include in the photos. I hiked slowly to encourage one of the women who really wanted to go to this famous place, but whose fitness level was lacking. When she made it to the top she was so happy she burst into tears. Once she had settled in to look at the view, I hiked out along the ridge so that my camera could capture both sides. (I don't think this camera has a panorama setting, at least, I can't find one.)

Shuttle and jetboat service, kayak and canoe rentals: Tex's Riverways, Moab, UT. https://texsriverways.com/

Guidebook: Colorado and Green Rivers in the Canyonlands Guidebook, by Tom Martin and Duwain Whitis
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