how do you get a raft out of labyrinth - last I called no one would jet a raft out.
but why the advice on not doing the white?
was just digging for advice so comments have been great. Actually was hoping the white was a bit more downhill then the lower green. I using a Cat boat. I think I would use a small motor on the green but was hoping maybe I could get by without one on the white?I find the scenery of labyrinth to be that much more spectacular. I've done the White in April, and if it is a warm spring, the flies are legendary. The nice thing about the white is the lack of people. It is a good isolated flatwater float. Sorry if I came across as negative, it was simply my attempt at brevity.
I also assumed you would be in a canoe. You know what is said about assuming. Stop by on your way through town and I'll apologize over a pint.
The guy who suggested Labyrinth has it right, town of green river or lower, take out at Mineral Bottom. 70 mile wilderness float. Or float down to Spanish Bottom too and make it over a hundred. I've had that monster jet boat pass me every day on the way down from Potash, and it stacks canoes on top. Negotiate with the commercial companies. Offer to fold your boat up in a bag, etc. I find it incredulous that one or another company in Moab would turn down 300+ bucks to haul your rig. That is what we pay for a cataract car shuttle for two trucks. Most of those folks will help you out if you are half-way civil or better.
Why not the White? Remote, even by Utah standards. Small desert river and canyon in featureless clay desert. Myriad marked and un-marked dirt roads to deal with. Roads follow along above the canyon, and down into it in some cases. Possible flood-stage in April with whole mature cottonwoods as fixed and mobile strainers. Tight, twisty river with plenty of imbedded beaver-sharpened sticks and other challenges at all flow levels. Cows. Boy Scouts. Canoes.
Why float it? Birds and animals a' plenty. Remote. I've run it from Colorado down to the confluence numerous times from 450 cfs to 7000cfs. A couple days and nights of spring rain made for an interesting trip.
If you crave adventure, go.