When you raft or ride with Holiday River Expeditions, you’re joining over 50 years of experience in perfecting the best way to raft whitewater rivers or pedal mountain bikes. In our slogan “Go With the Flow” lies as a succinct way to express a larger truth; our guides are efficient, organized, and uniquely capable to handle whatever happens on each adventure so the quality of your comfort and care is always consistent. This ethos has allowed Holiday to take guests places they never thought possible.
Holiday has methodically grown its river rafting operation with quality staff and gear to all of the best escapes across the Colorado Plateau and beyond; from the unbridled Yampa River, to the reliable Green River; from thunderous whitewater chasms along the Colorado River to breathtaking scenery on the San Juan River.  Likewise our bike operation followed suit and now tracks across the best routes in the greater Moab mountain biking landscape shifting from lower to higher intensity rides. Our diverse trip options mean we acutely know how to set you and your friends & family up for an unforgettable whitewater rafting or Moab mountain biking experience.

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The Feast

Since 1966, Sue Holladay has brought years of river running and cooking experience to our menus that accommodate everyone’s tastes and dietary needs. Just show up for the meals and enjoy your day of adventure. All the planning, packing, shopping and preparation is done for you. Our guides create river recipes into “to die for” meals. Dutch-oven lasagna, salads, fresh salmon or steak, brownies… You will be hungry! Oh yeah, and we do the dishes!

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The Guides

Almost every guest who joins us says the same thing: the thing that truly made the vacation was the expert guides who ushered them through the canyon.  Our team of guides are eclectic, ambitious and incredibly competent.  All have been trained the “Holiday Way”; from sailors knots to the expert finesse of an oar in whitewater; from interpretive flare to knowing the correct way to cut an onion, you can be confident you are in great hands.  More than these hard skills, each guide offers a unique personality and perspective that has the capacity to unlock the secrets of these magical places for you and your loved ones.

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The Gear & Camping

Finding the right blend of old wisdom and new innovation has led Holiday to be at the forefront of outfitting gear.  Having spent over 50 years perfecting the art of whitewater river or bike camping, we have dialed in each piece of equipment with you in mind; from the fastidiously maintained vans that take you to the put-in, to our cush oar rafts, rigged with your comfort in mind, to ideal camp feng-shui.  Even when you don’t notice it, there is a purpose behind almost every toy we bring on our journey.

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The Gallery

Pour over these specially curated shots that should show off some of the astounding places we get to play in! Images will give you perspective on what our trips may entail but there is truly no way to experience the sublime experience of a totally immersive river or bike trip.  As Holiday River Expeditions President John Wood would say, “you have to go to know“!

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