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13 Reads for the River

I have a suspicion about the kind of books you ache to read on the river. I suspect that river reads are the opposite of their popular-girl cousins, the ‘beach reads.’ Beach reads are mindless; the books of the river have a mind. Beach reads are about escaping your life; river reads are about finding Read More

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Even the Dirt Breathes Here: finding cryptobiotic wonder at your feet

by Kate Savage “After the one extravagant gesture of creation in the first place, the universe has continued to deal exclusively in extravagances, flinging intricacies and colossi down aeons of emptiness, heaping profusions on profligacies with ever-fresh vigor. The whole show has been on fire from the word go. I come down to the water Read More

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Elders On The River; Senior Citizens Who Refuse to Miss Out

This past summer on the Yampa River, I was both inspired and humbled. Not just by the forces of the water coursing through Mother Nature’s veins during this record high water year, but by another woman. Roswitha arrived solo. Nobody knew her age, but the more we witnessed her golden attitude (“mosquitoes are small problems”) Read More

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Utah Mountain Biking Trips: Top Five Reasons to Bike the White Rim Trail

by Julie Trevelyan   The famed White Rim Trail in Utah’s Canyonlands National Park is a beacon for those who desire to spin their wheels through some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet. Whether you are a mountain biking newbie or seasoned trail guru, this trip is one for your “must-do” list. To further inspire Read More

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Holiday’s Multi-day Mountain Biking Trip Round-up

Utah is known for having “The Greatest Snow on Earth” but many people don’t realize the amazing opportunities the varied landscapes of Utah afford in the summer.  So you bet, come and ski the greatest snow on earth but then come back and check out what Utah has to offer in the summer. One of Read More

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2016 Colorado River Rafting through the Grand Canyon

2016 Colorado River Rafting trips through the Grand Canyon Rafting the Grand Canyon offers a phenomenal variety of vistas, camps, waterfalls, rapids, side canyons, archaeological ruins, and other attraction sites to enjoy and explore. Allowing time to visit these places is the essence of every  Grand Canyon Rafting trip. Our paddle and oar powered whitewater Read More

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Science Says River Trips are Good for Business

At Holiday River Expeditions, our guides and staff never need too many elaborate excuses to justify getting out on the water, place our hands on the oars and going with the flow. However, that doesn’t mean it’s all just for the love of having fun. Our partners at Newco recently dove into the science behind a Read More

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Health in Nature: The Science

    This article hit home for us as we have long stood by the concept that a longer trip is a better trip. It’s important to take time to settle into the experience and your surroundings, slow down and shake off the day to day. Now, we have some science to back us up! Read More

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Cataract Canyon Rafting, the “Holiday Way”

  by Julie Trevelyan   Oars slip quietly into the water and pull, stroking and skimming and powering their craft through. Cheerful laughter echoes against the canyon walls, as does the harsh, inquisitive caw of a raven flying overhead. It is so quiet you can hear the flap of sleek ebony wings as the raven Read More

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A Message from Founders Dee & Sue Holladay

  A message from founders Dee & Sue Holladay. The canyons we float and ride through have been here long before Holiday River Expeditions, but in our humblest way we are celebrating our 50th year of river running, hiking and just being in the presence of such grand places and people. It’s been interesting to Read More