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Glen Canyon Institute

Dedicated to the restoration of Glen Canyon and a free flowing Colorado River.

2017 river rendezvous

Please join GCI and our friends at Save the Colorado for a very special celebration at Hite, Utah on April 22nd, 2017 - Earth Day Weekend. We’re going to float the new, free-flowing section of Colorado River from the Hite boat ramp to Farley Canyon.

Afterward there will be a party with live music by The Steel Belts, food, drinks, and guest speakers.

GCI asks that guests bring their own boats and transportation, and suggests using an inflatable kayak or pack raft. GCI will provide dinner and drinks the evening of the 22nd, as well as breakfast the morning of the 23rd.

This is a free event! Don't miss out on this unique opportunity. 


Schedule of Events: 

Saturday, April 22nd
11:00 AM - Group will meet at Hite boat ramp, on the west side of the river. We’ll try to shuttle as many cars as possible prior to river float.

12:00 PM - Group will put on the river and float to Farley Canyon, approximately 6.5 miles. 

4:00 PM - Camp set up. Guests will have an opportunity to set up their campsites at the Farley Canyon campground. 

5:00 PM - Gary Wockner, Rich Ingebretsen, and Dave Wegner will discuss the history of GCI, the fight to restore the Colorado River and Glen Canyon, and the future of the restoration movement. 

6:00 PM - GCI will provide dinner and music from The Steel Belts.

Where to Meet: Meet at the Hite boat ramp at 11:00 AM, April 22nd.

What to Bring:

  • Boat (Inflatable kayak, pack raft, or small craft)
  • Life Jacket
  • Dry bag for day use
  • Water Bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Enough water for yourself and your group for 2 days (approx. 2 gallons per person)
  • Lunch & Snacks for the 22nd
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Warm clothes 
  • Rain gear
  • Hat
  • Headlamp

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