River Music with Butch Hancock: Labyrinth Canyon 5-Day

A Western River Classic With a True Texas Troubadour

AT A GLANCE

Dates

August 12-16, 2022

Participants

No prior experience necessary and we welcome rafters 6 years of age and older.

Craft

Paddle boat, canoe, oar boat, individual or two-man inflatable kayak, and stand up paddleboard are all options on this mellow western float trip.

Cost

Adult: $1299.00 Child (11 and under): $999.00 50% Deposit Required

Difficulty

Easy

Cancellation Policy

A cancellation more than two-weeks in advance will result in a full refund minus 10% of total trip cost; A cancellation within two weeks will result in a 50% refund of total trip cost; A cancellation within one week will result in a 25% refund of total trip cost; “no-show” on the day of the trip will void any refund. Full payment is required 1-week prior to trip date.

Highlights

  • Riverside Music
  • Gourmet Camp Cooking
  • Great for all Ages and Abilities
  • Spectacular Scenery

Overview

When Far Flung Adventures pioneered the idea of the River Music Trip in the 1980’s Butch Hancock was one of the original headliners. This world renowned Texas native and long standing staple of the Austin music scene is about as pleasant a river companion as one can find, especially when he brings his guitar along for beautiful campfire serenades and hilarious anecdotes.

A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and albums, Butch Hancock has been called “one of the finest songwriters of our time” and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind-swept dry-plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris.

Hancock is also a member of renowned country rock super-group, The Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band they formed in 1972. During his acclaimed career, Hancock has written and recorded several landmark albums, some of them sparse and simple, others as big as the West Texas sky.

Learn more about Butch Hancock, his music and what he is up to at his website butchhancock.net or check out upcoming tour dates with The Flatlanders at theflatlanders.com

Itinerary

Day 1:  Meet in beautiful Moab, Utah at 9am, where where guides will help with any last minute necessities and give you dry bags to pack your personal belongings into. From there, we will load up and take a scenic 1 hr drive to our put in at Ruby Ranch boat launch. Ponder the vastness of the Utah desert and the surrounding towers and mazes of Canyonlands country. Once we launch we will enjoy a mellow float down to camp and our first night of fireside music beneath starry desert skies!

Day 2-4:  Following days will take us deep into the Canyonlands country and wilds of Labyrinth Canyon. Enjoy gourmet camp cuisine, canyon side hikes, a potential “up and over” at the famous Bowknot Bend, and nights spent on wide comfortable beaches with the company of friends and acoustic entertainment!

Day 5:  Day 5 will bring us to our takeout point at Mineral Bottom boat ramp. Once we are off the river we will take a very scenic (and exciting) drive up Mineral Bottom road, through Dead Horse state park and back to Moab. The shuttle back to your vehicles will take about 1 hr.

Camp Scene/Gear

Get ready to pitch a tent, sling a hammock, throw down a pad, and relax! Every day we will prepare and serve you a delicious riverside lunch, not limited to, but often including an array of home-roasted sandwich meats and homemade dips and salsas (see some of our recipes here). In addition, our camp dinners and breakfasts are a classic staple of the Far Flung experience, as 45 years in business has not only taught us the principles of reading white-water…but also of cooking and camp ambiance!

***Please let us know ahead of time about any allergies or special food requirements***

Camp Gear:

Following is a list of required and recommend items for this three-day camping excursion. You will also receive this list as part of your confirmation email. As part of the trip we will provide waterproof drybags for all of your personal items and camp chairs for fireside relaxation and enjoyment. All sleeping gear that you need is included in the trip cost. You will inform us of those needs on your guest information form.

Please click here to look at a more in-depth list of required and recommended camp gear:

Going Camping? Here’s what you’ll need.

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(575) 758-2628

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Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

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