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River Blessings

by Julie K. Trevelyan Gratitude is something we can all practice daily. This time of year, the concept of being grateful rings especially loudly. We can think of ten heartfelt reasons to be grateful for outdoor adventures like river rafting trips and mountain biking trips, and we want to share them with you. 1. Solitude: because 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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Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: Yes please tell the world about this trip and these guides!

 6-day Colorado River through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park Aug 17-22, 2014 – Glen Canyon Institute custom trip Brin, Alex, Julian and Erika were by far the best part of the trip. Without their expert and professional guidance we would have never been able to experience such a magnificently powerful and awesome trip through Read More

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You enable others to enjoy, appreciate and respect the river environment.

    Dear Dee, It had been 18 years since my first Cataract Canyon rafting trip and 8 years since my last trip; both with Holiday River Expeditions. My return to Cataract Canyon on a 6 day trip on August 3rd; this time with my sons, Bryan and Sean, and son-in-law, Jake, was not a Read More

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Thoughts on Retirement from our driver, Herm Hoops: “I will repeat the fantasy nearly every day for the next week”

By Herm Hoops Some of you have been talking about retiring and it got me thinking – maybe I should retire. Today I began work at 7 a.m. driving eight customers, two river guides, boats and gear to Lodore Canyon for a 4-day river trip.  After the first few miles of bantering and answering questions the people Read More

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Desolation Canyon Trip Review: We could stay on the river for another five days

Rafting on the Green River through Desolation Canyon with the Harmer Family. July 28-01, 2014 Our Desolation Canyon trip couldn’t have featured a more congenial group of guides.  They took good care of us, worked well as a team, and helped make our adventure happy and memorable.  Please let them (and Tim) know what a Read More

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Trip of the Week: Colorado River Rafting Cataract Canyon

Rafting the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon  In Canyonlands National Park Guaranteed departures: June 30-04, July 7-11, July 14-28, July 21-26, Aug 3-8, Aug 10-15, Aug 24-29 Sept 14-19 5 & 6 day trips, May through Sept.  BOOK NOW!     Legendary Cataract Canyon lies buried in the heart of Utah’s Canyonlands National Park. Our Read More

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Big Water, Big Fun: Raft the Green River through Lodore Canyon

by Julie K. Trevelyan What does a bigger-than-average snowpack mean to you? Plenty of thrills whitewater rafting on Utah’s Green River through the stunning Lodore Canyon. Rip over rapids such as Upper and Lower Disaster, Hell’s Half Mile, and S.O.B. Relax on white sand beaches, enjoying the delicious meals prepared by Holiday’s guides. Fall asleep to the murmur of Read More

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Buzz Holmstrom, “The Doing of the Thing”

By Tim Sattelmeier Haldane “Buzz” Holmstrom was a humble gas station attendant from Idaho and instantly a legend when he ran alone from Green River, Wyoming down the Green River to the Colorado River and on through Grand Canyon, rowing across the Lake Mead impoundment, bumping the boat he made with his own hands against Read More

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Lower Salmon River Canyons Charter Trips – Special Opportunity!

by Julie K. Trevelyan Got family? A book club? A corporate retreat willing to get wet and have fun? A class reunion? Your hiking club that’s been itching to explore some of those river trails that are just too long to get to without river travel would enjoy a trip like this, or the group Read More