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 four-wheeling. Known as “Canyonlands,” the area around Green River is loaded with outdoor adventure. Many trails snake through the region, providing access to some of the area’s lesser-known backcountry wonders. Whether you are hiking, biking or offroad 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 stretch through the Canyonlands. A variety of scenery and a range of challenging hikes 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. We offer free maps in the office to direct you to your favorites destinations.
Near Top Attractions
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. Fourteen miles west is 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 areas. Come and check out the San Rafael Swell.
The “Swell” is twice as large as the state of Rhode Island and would have made an extremely large National Park. There are more than 20 routes and almost 300 miles of amazing country in the region. Enjoy this awe-inspiring land from your car, Jeep, ATV, side-by-side, dirt bike, mountain bike, horse or on foot. In the southern portion of the San Rafael Swell is the Black Dragon Wash, home to several panels of indigenous art. Also in the Swell is the San Rafael “Reef,” which is a 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. Again, we have free maps to direct you to these amazing sites.
Bring Your Wheels
Bring your off-road toys with you. The fun begins just 2 miles from our RV park. We have many super-long, 100-foot RV sites, so you can park whatever you have right in your space. We also have a 2-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 9 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 us out. You’ll be glad you did! Expect the BEST at Shady Acres.