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Flow Your Own Way: Private Charter & Custom River Trips

  by Julie Trevelyan   What’s better than a river rafting trip? One that’s all about you and your specifically chosen group of fellow floaters. Got a family reunion coming up? Planning a little corporate adventure to bond your team? How about that bachelor or bachelorette party? Special class program or graduation trip you need Read More

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5 Things You Might Learn from Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

  by Julie Trevelyan   The White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park is a pretty sweet mountain bike ride by most people’s definition. Outstanding scenery, technical sections to test your mettle, long flat sections in which to enjoy the views, canyon rims to peer over, stellar overlooks, side hiking trails to take, and a mountain bike-friendly Read More

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“Green” Goes the Running of Rivers in Utah

Q & A with Founder Dee Holladay Over the last 50 years running rivers, Dee Holladay, owner and founder of Holiday River Expeditions, has woven conservation efforts into every area of his company—in training the guides, in educating the guests and providing a pristine experience, in partnering with like-minded organizations , and quite literally in Read More

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5 Reasons You Should Go on a Women-only Rafting Trip

    by Julie Trevelyan Our Women’s Fitness Rafting adventure is back for a second year!  Join Kathleen Leopardi, owner of Personal Zone Fitness for core work, yoga and lots of tips and suggestions on reaching your personal goals.  Book it now, mark your calendar for the July 10-13 4-day Green River, Lodore Canyon trip and Read More

Colorado River Rafting Through Cataract Canyon

Oar Rafts, Paddle Boats, Inflatable Kayaks and Sups: PYOB

By Joe Ballent Oar Rafts These 16-18-foot workhorses are the mainstay of the Holiday River Expeditions’ fleet.  They feature a wooden frame (a design perfected by river rafting pioneer Dee Holladay himself) located centrally; this forms the cockpit where your guide sits.  Fore and aft are compartments for passengers and bags.  Depending on how accommodating Read More

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What’s a typical day like on the river? A Day of River Life

  By Joe Ballent What’s a typical day like on the river?  Is there a tight schedule?  These and other questions may be common for you as you approach your first whitewater rafting trip.  Rest assured, your experienced rafting guides from Holiday River Expeditions have a strong sense of appropriate cadence to ensure a trip Read More

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59 Years for Dee & Sue, 49 years for Holiday River Expeditions

    By Tim “TJ” Sattelmeier   The founders of Holiday River Expeditions, Dee and Sue Holladay have just celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary. H.E. began 10 years later in 1965. Four years earlier on their 55th anniversary they celebrated with a family Westwater Canyon river trip. Sue said in an interview, “I have been Read More

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Have you ever wanted to ask your River Guide, what’s In Your Ammo Can?

By Joe Ballent Part One: When I first began working for Holiday River Expeditions, I had several goals to strive for- not the least of which was obtaining my guide license and some serious river time.  I was in my late teens, unloading grocery trucks in the warehouse and dreaming of the day when I’d Read More

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The 5 Best Things about the Yampa River

By Lauren Wood 1. It’s Wild!:  Spring run-off and the wild-west. On the Yampa River, everything you see, smell, touch and hear is informed by its wildness.  As one of the last truly wild rivers in the west, the Yampa flows from Steamboat Springs Colorado to its confluence with the Green River in Dinosaur National Read More

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Out of the Office & Into the Wild

Escape the Rat Race for an Epic Group Wilderness Adventure by Julie K. Trevelyan Work is an essential part of most people’s lives, and hopefully we have fulfilling work that adds depth and richness to our days. Co-workers, bosses, and employees make up a significant portion of our time on this planet. If you run Read More