6 of the West’s Best Swimming Holes You Can’t Get to by Car

6 of the West’s Best Swimming Holes You Can’t Get to by Car
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Multi-day river trips are a unique experience, in part because they offer access to campsites and side hikes you’d ordinarily never get to see. Those side trips often result in stellar views, but the very best ones end at a swimming hole—preferably one with no other visitors. These hidden swimming holes offer a reprieve from the scorching summer temperatures that often accompany the best whitewater of the season (or, in a few cases, a relaxing evening soak). Take lots of photos, because these swimming holes’ remoteness makes them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

1) Jones Hole | Green River, Utah A trip down the Green River through Dinosaur National Monument is like being transported back in time, and not just because the landscape looks much like it did when the first fossil beds were discovered there in 1909. One of the highlights of this run is a side hike to Jones Hole, where you’ll see ancient petroglyphs and pictographs and, if you’.... Continue Reading at Oars

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