Green River, Utah is the preeminent destination for accessing world-class rafting, dinosaur fossils, ancient rock art panels, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking and especially 4-wheeling.
Known as “Canyonlands,” the area around Green River is loaded with outdoor adventure. Many trails exist throughout the region, providing access to some of the area’s lesser-known backcountry wonders. Whether you are hiking, biking or off-road 4-wheeling, the area’s range of slick rock, sand dunes, dirt roads and forested trails offer endless opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.
For the explorer, acres of relatively untouched wilderness await. If you’re looking for a challenge, the varied landscape of Utah’s Canyonlands offers more than you can imagine. Largely a legacy of mining activities, thousands of miles of 4-wheeling and ATV trails exist in the Canyonlands. A variety of scenery and a range of challenging trails offer the chance for countless days of exploration. To situate yourself in the perfect place to explore all these exciting attractions stay at Shady Acres RV Park in Green River, Utah. Free maps are available in the office to direct you to your favorite destinations.
Green River is located within 60 miles of Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Dead Horse Point State Park and Goblin Valley State Park. Plus, it’s just 14 miles west of the San Rafael Swell. It is a strikingly beautiful land of soaring cliffs, deep slot canyons, lonely towers and monolithic buttes, where wild burros and horses run free.
It is also one of the last great American wilderness area’s yet to be discovered by the parks, come and check out the San Rafael Swell. The “Swell” is twice as large as the state of Rhode Island and would be an extremely large National Park. There are more than 20 routes and almost 300 miles of amazing country to explore.
Enjoy this awe-inspiring land from your car, Jeep, ATV, side-by-side, dirt bike, mountain bike, horse or on foot. The southern portion of the San Rafael is the location of Black Dragon Canyon. This part is called the San Rafael “Reef”. In this wild and tortured landscape, the “Reef” cuts through deep, sinuous slot canyons adorned with ancestral pueblo rock art panels and emerges as the spectacular eastern cliff line of the San Rafael Swell.
Bring your off-road toys with you to Shady Acres RV Park. The fun begins just two miles from the RV park. They have many super-long, 100-foot, RV sites so you can park whatever you have right in your space. The park also has a two-acre field, right in the middle of the park, or extra free parking.
Most campers ride their fun machines right out of the park, to the desert. If you get tired of flying around the countryside of your ATV, you can relax on the Green River golf course, right next door. This sweet little course is only $12.00 for nine holes, carts available (seasonal rates may vary).
So, if it’s crowds, traffic jams, high prices, no vacancies, long lines or noisy neighbors you’re looking for – Go to Moab. Otherwise, check Shady Acres RV Park out. You’ll be glad you did!