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Backcountry Discovery Routes

The Utah Backcountry Discovery Route, or UTBDR, is a scenic driving route across the state of Utah, from Arizona to Idaho, for dual-sport adventure motorcycles and 4×4 vehicles. This 871 mile long south-north route uses mostly un-paved backroads and will pass through a number of iconic locations including Moab, Valley of the Gods, the Abajo […]


This rock formation is called Nefertiti do to the resemblance to the Egyptian Queen Nefertiti. Many one-day rafters put in at Nefertiti Rapids, travel down the Green River and then take out at Swasey’s Beach. For a fun day in the sun, take a trip down the Green River!

Monument Hill

In his 89th year Herbert Steiner of Seattle, Washington, felt to commission international land artist Andrew Rogers of Australia to create land art on his property near Green River, Utah. Herbert came to love Green River, Utah and the Book Cliffs area after he retired from teaching school and traveled the country on Amtrak. He spent […]

Green River: A History of Booms & Busts

Green River has traditionally been known as a way-station, a crossing-point, a pit-stop, but this unique village is more than just a place to pause. Like most towns, it has been shaped by many events that have dramatically impacted the shape of the city and its residents. Green River has a rich past full of […]

The Outlaw Trail

The Outlaw Trail was a large section of nearly two hundred miles. The Trail includes the area of Robbers Roost, Brown’s Hole and Hole-in-the-Wall. It was the refuge and hideout for Butch Cassidy’s gang from the 1880’s until the early 1900’s. It was easy to hide there because of the many canyons and draws to […]


Map of Green River Map of Arches in the San Rafael Swell Map of Pictographs and Petroglyphs in the Area Map for Rockhounds Map of Mines in the San Rafael Swell

Desert Flavors

We offer homemade ice cream, gelato, illy expresso, baked goods, cold drinks and shakes! We also have free WiFi, TV, music and a comfy lounge area to enjoy it all! Come see us soon!

La Veracruzana

125 W Main Green River, UT 84525 (435) 564-3257 Hours of Operation: 7am-10pm Types of Food: Mexican (Few American Sandwiches) Click for Google Map


969 W Main Green River, UT 84525 (435) 564-3531 Hours of Operation: 7am-9pm Types of Food: Sandwiches/Subs, Pizza and Soup

Melon Vine Deli

80 S. Broadway Green River, UT 84525 (435) 564-3228 Hours of Operation: Winter: 8am-7pm; Summer: 8am-8pm Types of Food: Full Line Grocery, Beer Click for Google Map

West Winds Restaurant

585 E Main St. I-70B Green River, UT 84525 (435) 564-8240 Hours of Operation: 24hrs/day (except: day before – day after Christmas) Types of Food: American/Mexican Click for Google Map


The area surrounding Green River and in Emery County boasts a large variety of fossils including plants, ammonites, and oysters. Agates are also quite abundant in certain rock units as well as a variety of interesting minerals. There are many different laws in place regarding the collection of rocks and minerals from public areas, so […]

Tamarisk Restaurant

1710 E Main Street, Green River Utah Green River, UT 84525 (435) 564-8109 Website: http://www.tamariskrestaurant.com/ Hours: 7:30am-10pm Types of Food: American/Mexican Click for Google Map

Dinosaur Diamond Prehistoric Highway

States: Colorado and Utah Length: 480.0 mi / 772.5 km Time to Allow: Take ten hours to drive or ten days to enjoy the byway. The Dinosaur Diamond runs through the best land in the world to learn about dinosaurs. Numerous sites are available to the public where bones and tracks are still visible in the ground. Many museums along the way […]

Native American Rock Art

As far back as 7000-9000 B.C., Paleo-Indians hunted large mammals such as Mastodons and Mammoths across southwest Utah. Later inhabitants included the Desert Archaic culture, the Fremont culture, and Ancestral Pueblo People. Due to rich Native American history and culture in the area there are plenty of places to find and to be found that […]

Green River Missile Launch Complex

The U. S. Air Force, built the Green River Launch Complex, just outside of Green River, Utah, 1964. It was an annex of the U.S. Army’s White Sands Missile Range. From 1964 to 1973 the U. S. Air Force launched 141 Athena Missiles from the Green River launching area, near the Crystal Geyser as part of research to […]

Motel 6

Welcome to Motel 6 Green River in Green River, Utah Welcome to Motel 6 Green River, Utah conveniently located off the I-70 business loop. Features include outdoor seasonal pool, guest laundry facility, and micro fridge units in select rooms. WIFI in all rooms for an nominal fee. 1860 East Main Street I-70 at Business Loop […]

Green River Stable

A Riding School, Rental Stable & Horse Hotel There is no better way yo see this country than from the back of a good horse! Trail Rides Lessons Boarding Green River Stables provides friendly, knowledgeable trail guides, quality riding lessons, safe school horses and excellent stabling facilities. Over the past 30 years, we have helped […]

Slipper Arch

This Arch is in the north fork Coal Wash. Coal Wash is is the San Rafael Swell. You will need a jeep or 4 wheeler to get to it. Lat/Long (WGS84) 38° 55.951′ N 110° 48.821′ W

Mountainbike Freerider

Brandon Semenuk is a professional mountainbike freerider and he found the Book Cliffs in Green River, Utah to ride on. The Youtube video below is of Brandon riding the Book Cliffs.