In an effort to promote Green River and its surroundings, the Epicenter and a small group of business owners and managers with support from the City of Green River and the Emery County Travel Bureau have created the Destination Green River website with accompanying Official Day Trip brochures and billboards. The Destination Green River website was the first step in publishing information and promoting attractions. The website boasts many natural features, an events calendar, maps, and information on Green River’s tourism-based establishments. Interactive maps, featuring GPS coordinates and drop pins, include a map of all of the arches in the San Rafael Swell, a map of nearby petroglyph and pictograph sites, a map for rockhounds, and a map of old mines in the San Rafael Swell. In order to promote the website and provide printed resources, the group produced a series of daytrip leaflets that include Green River residents’ favorite spots to recommend to visitors passing through town. Each daytrip leaflet has detailed directions, suggested activities, and tips. Each also includes a unique QR code that links to the Destination Green River website when scanned with a smartphone. Finally, the two billboards are set to be installed in late 2012 on Interstate 70.
Mayor Pat Brady said, “I am excited about the efforts that are being done to promote Green River. This group has produced a great website and some really awesome brochures and pamphlets; indeed, Green River is not just a ‘stop over’, it’s a destination. This group has come up with some excellent ways to promote that fact and display our wonderful city.” Mike McCandless (Emery County Economic Development) said, “We have so many unique attractions and landmarks in our area, it would be a shame to keep knowledge of them to ourselves. These beautifully laid out brochures (working in conjunction with the Destination Green River website) let travelers know what we already know, that Emery County is the ideal place to stop, stay, eat and play.”