Date(s) Price(s)
October 14-24, 2022 $3600

We will cover 92 river miles starting from Ruby Ranch and passing through Stillwater Canyon to the confluence of the Colorado River. From there we will travel upstream back to Moab. This is a flatwater river in a very remote part of the southwest. In October these high desert plains offer warm days, cool nights and few tourists. There will be time for some hiking in the side canyons of the Canyonlands. A trip to remember!

Good information about the river can be read on line from our outfitter’s website.



  1. All meals on the river.
  2. Paddling and camping equipment.
  3. Two guides.
  4. Transportation to and from Grand Junction, Colorado and Moab, Utah.
  5. Shuttle service to river.



  1. Transportation to Grand Junction, Colorado.
  2. Motel accommodations in Moab or Grand Junction.
  3. Meals in town.

For trip itinerary, click here

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Custom trips

Mahoosuc Guide Service can design custom Maine canoe trips for families, youth groups, clubs, or organizations from one to 10 days in length. We can also design trips to retrace any part of Henry David Thoreau’s route, including Webster Brook and East Branch of the Penobscot River. Contact us today to discuss your group’s interests, abilities, goals, and available dates.

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Safety and Basic Information for Canoe Trips

All our Maine canoe trips are fully outfitted and guided by Mahoosuc Guide Service’s owners Polly or Kevin. We provide all the food, camping, paddling, and cooking equipment, as well as a detailed clothing list to help you in packing for your trip. Most of our trips meet in Orono, Maine (just north of Bangor). We provide transportation to and from the river. Many of our canoe trips require no special physical conditioning. If you have any concerns about the physical requirements of a trip, please contact us.

On the Trip:

We are experienced teachers and will help you master the art of canoeing by teaching paddle strokes and poling techniques. You will learn how to set up a warm dry camp, and if you want, how to cook and bake over an open fire. All our food is natural or organic, and we source much of our food locally. Natural history, wildlife viewing, and fishing will be covered as your interests warrant.


You are in safe hands with Mahoosuc Guide Service. With more than 40 years guiding experience from Maine and Quebec to the Yukon Territory and Alaska, we have an excellent safety record. We are certified in Wilderness First Aid and Wilderness First Responders. We carry a satellite phone for emergency communication!

Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Grand Junction, Colorado – Arrive by 6 p.m.

Stay in Quality Inn on Horizon Drive.

Day 2

Drive to Moab, Utah.

Hike in Arches National Park.

Stay in Adventure Inn Moab.

Day 3

8 a.m. pickup by Tex’s Riverways shuttle service and put on the Green River at Ruby Ranch.

Lesson in paddle strokes and river travel.

Travel to first campsite.

Day 4-9

Paddle and float the Green River with time for hiking and exploring side canyons

Day 10

Pick up by Tex’s Riverways at 12 noon at confluence of Colorado River – jet boat back to Moab.

Drive to Grand Junction.

Stay at Quality Inn on Horizon Drive.

Day 11

Fly home.