THE RIVER’S PATH GUIDED CANOE TRIPS

Profound canoe experiences… at nature’s pace. Experience the magic of a hidden gem on the Front Range for a day trip, or dive deeper into a magical week long experience in the canyons of Utah.

Day Trips
Weeklong Retreats

PROFOUND CONNECTION

ST. VRAIN RIVER

Experience a life changing connection with self, community and the magic of nature. Our restorative St. Vrain guided canoe trips provide access to an otherwise inaccessible sanctuary within minutes of our headquarters in Boulder, Colorado.

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GREEN RIVER, UTAH

Descend into a 45 mile stretch of Green River through Labyrinth Canyon while descending into yourself. A deeply spiritual journey, a intentional solo is a powerful way to connect with your purpose. All ages, ability levels and backgrounds are welcome.

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TRANSFORMATIONAL EXPERIENCES

Every detail of the trip was lovingly anticipated. Lauren and the other guides were amazingly positive, knowledgable, helpful and real! Great real food and organic cream for coffee every morning! The camping solo was a new experience for me and I felt completely supported and my experience valued. Great discussion about reentry! Wonderful friends made!!read more
Marianne Turnbull
Marianne Turnbull
14:03 25 Oct 17
Amazingly rich and magical 8 day canoe trip and her amazing guides. And a fantastic and wonderful group of river lovers to paddle, explore and laugh with.read more
Catherine Properties
Catherine Properties
20:38 24 Oct 17
Lauren knows and loves the Green River with an infectious enthusiasm. Her knowledge of the area’s ecology is extensive. She created an amazing trip in so many ways. Lauren made the best river food I have ever eaten! I especially loved the quinoa, avocado, pomegranate salad as well as the pesto pasta! Her approach to food is healthy and sustainable, resulting in delicious meals, great leftovers, and minimal food waste. Furthermore, Lauren guided us through all the steps of our vision quest with great wisdom and love. With her and Pinar’s support, I was able to take great strides towards inner healing. I am so grateful for Lauren and all she made possible for me.read more
Sofia Nicholson
Sofia Nicholson
00:03 20 Nov 16
We were a group of eight with five kids aging in range from 8-18 years old. Lauren and her assistant, Caroline, were very prepared and had five boats for our group with a small inflatable raft Caroline used so she could help in the back of the group easily. The river was very low and slow moving with a few areas of quickly moving water that could be navigated easily on foot if you fell out. The kids and adults loved trying to figure out how navigate the boat away from the shrubbery when the water was moving faster. Even if you ran into the shrubbery, it was thrilling! This is a great trip for all ages! I would recommend water shoes for everyone because Lauren and Caroline accept assistance getting the canoes in and out the water. The terrain can be uneven and hard to navigate in flip flops. Also, bring a snack even if you are doing the half day trip. Our kiddos were starving after an hour on the water and ate all of their sandwiches and snacks we took. We also found that backpack water bags were the easiest way to carry water instead of bringing water bottles. I wouldn't bring towels with you in the boat. It was warm enough in July to dry off without one after a swim. I did get one or two bug bites and would recommend spraying bug spay and sun screen on before you go. It was a wonderful experience and we would love to go with Lauren again! read more
Karen Cooper
Karen Cooper
15:43 19 Jul 16
A story that I want to tell is one from a vision quest and canoe trip I went on last September, led by Lauren Bond Kovsky with the River's Path.On this trip I spent 8 days on the green River with 2 days and 2 nights solo, fully immersed in nature. I spent this alone time observing my surroundings and drawing it. After the trip I started drawing art again, by hand, and it had been literally years since I had done it. Now, only 6 months later, I have 11 large-format drawings. I even started selling them and producing products from my drawings. The trip with Lauren is what inspired me, and helped me find this new found passion in life. It was an amazing trip, with amazing people, and it was Lauren that not only created the experience, but kept us all safe and well taken care of. It was a transformational experience.read more
Alicia Beeson
Alicia Beeson
03:20 23 May 16
The Green River in southeastern Utah meanders north to south, where it meets the Colorado River. Intense blue sky and stunning red sandstone walls contrast with the river to make a dramatic scenario. Our leader, Lauren, and guides, Dawn, Kathy, and Sofia, were multi-talented, organized, efficient, and companionable. More than that, Lauren provided us with meaningful and personal pathways to expand our individual self knowledge and our lives. All the women who guided us made themselves available for conversations. All nine of us women were integral to the trip.read more
Glenda Guss
Glenda Guss
21:35 18 Sep 18
Lauren, Kathy, and Amanda are great guides and will make you feel so awesome and relaxed on the river. I highly recommend booking with The River’s Path for an amazing way to see Northern Colorado! The guides pointed out a lot of wildlife along the way and were very helpful when I managed to turn our canoe 360 degrees. Honestly, I can’t recommend them enough.read more
Kathleen R.
Kathleen R.
22:39 20 Jul 18
Kathy was a great guide - patient and helpful and responded quickly to our need to get off the river ASAP when a family emergency occurred. We can't wait to go out with her again next summer!read more
Heather Lacey
Heather Lacey
15:11 25 Sep 18
The trip was fantastic. Our three leaders, Lauren, Maggie & Kevin, were on top of everything every step of the way. The food was really good and varied. Loved those blueberry pecan pancakes!!! We didn't want for anything - the gear Lauren took supplied us with all the comforts of home. Kevin led us in Yoga and taught us so much about the practice - I've practiced yoga for years and he taught me sooo much. Thanx Kevin! and what a gentle beautiful person he is. I look forward to taking a class with him in Longmount the next time I'm in CO. It rained a lot but Lauren's packing list had us covered so we kept warm and dry even through downpours. The solo was an experience for me. I wasn't really buying into it but I do now. It has helped me move forward in a personal goal and I feel so strong as I begin to reach that goal. Lauren, Maggie and everyone else helped guide me thru this experience & I so appreciate them. I must say I had shoulder issues and everyone pitched in to give me a hand when I needed it - I'll never be able to show them how much I appreciated it. This group was there for me and for each other when needed. I strongly suggest going on the next yoga/canoe trip - actually, any trip Lauren plans - what a leader: prepared, loving, gentle, calm, etc. etc....read more
Marg Bond
Marg Bond
16:33 09 Oct 18
Lauren is an excellent and playful guide. After providing a "how to paddle 101 & safety" talk, she guided us and another couple down the St Vrain for a half-day tour. We stopped to swim and skip rocks from time to time, ate lunch, and generally relaxed and enjoyed this July 4th holiday in nature. Lauren's love of the river is apparent and she isn't shy about sharing her knowledge of it and its inhabitants. The birds were abundant, we saw deer, and an owl being berated by blackbirds!read more
Scott Youmans
Scott Youmans
20:35 04 Jul 18
Canoeing with The Rivers Path was a fantastic adventure for me and my children. Lauren is very knowledgeable, extremely competent, and a lot of fun. I would highly recommend her to other families.read more
CB Eagye
CB Eagye
18:02 11 Apr 19
We had a good time - would like to do the other stretch of the river another time. Saw lots of birds, turtles, some owls and a bald eagle nest with the eagle parents and our guide was great.read more
Kath Reilly
Kath Reilly
17:18 12 Jun 19
Lauren is a brilliant guide. She knows the river inside and out. Her knowledge of the area is outstanding! We had a wonderful time with six kids and three adults! Lauren handled the kids extremely well.read more
Marnie Craycroft
Marnie Craycroft
15:16 23 Jun 19
We all didn't know what to expect at first but once we got into it every single one of us found ourselves in this amazing adventure filled with laughing and teamwork. I can honestly say none of us wanted it to end. I certainly recommend a full day or even a multi-day trip! Thanks again to Lauren and her team.read more
stevan adjemian
stevan adjemian
01:04 01 Jul 19
Got a personal 2-person tour down the meandering river. Spotted lots of wild birds and even a juvenile bald eagle. Very friendly and knowledgeable guide.read more
Loriann Villanis
Loriann Villanis
22:55 10 Jul 19
Great way to connect with colleagues. The guides were awesome
Kerrin Reichen
Kerrin Reichen
21:25 03 Aug 19
Went on another canoe trip with Lauren again. This one was even better than last year...if that's possible. Jonathan led us in i-Rest. Thoroughly enjoyed his leadership and learned lots. Lauren, again, fed us well and even led us in Camp Fire camp songs...what a hoot. We laughed until we cried. I didn't want to go home. Can't wait til my next trip. She has so many trip choices it will be hard to decide which trip to enjoy. Thanx Lauren & Jonathan!read more
Marg Bond
Marg Bond
22:01 19 Aug 19