Birthday river rafting trip

Spend Your Birthday on the River: Five Reasons You Must!

  By Haley Strand I’ve spent many birthdays on the river. It has become a tradition over the last few years. A tradition I look forward to every year. There seem to be a lot of different attitudes around a birthday, so whether you are excited to turn one year older, or you simply want Read More

A dog named "River"

Is the River Calling to You? You Might be a River Rat If…

By Haley Strand               Your Chaco tan lines are still visible the next summer You constantly say, “That’s not how we do it on the river.” Your ammo can is a decorative piece in your home Bugs don’t bother you; in fact, you welcome them You have a river Read More

Sunset from White Rim Trail Bike Trip

GO NOW: 8 Utah Adventures To Cure Your Spring Fever

By Joe, Lauren & Karen You can see and feel the change.  Longer days, budding flowers, and that same tell-tale itch you have for getting OUT! Roofs begin to feel stifling, work days seem a bit less engaging and you need to cure the adventurous fever your running. Don’t worry, we’ve got all the whitewater, relaxation and Read More

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GoPro tips for your Whitewater Rafting Trip

By Joe Ballent Fellow outdoor enthusiasts, you may have noticed over the last couple years that you’re seeing more and more GoPros out there.  Cool!  The video quality has only gotten better with each generation, and these bad boys can shoot upwards of 200 fps (frames per second), which means you as the adventurer can Read More

The Stalker

Westwater Canyon Trip Review: A Job Well Done, Holiday!

Camping & Rafting The Colorado River’s Westwater Canyon July 01 Your Guides are the best of any I have experienced anywhere in the world. As a repeat Holiday Expeditions guest I was not disappointed.  I did Westwater to introduce my friend to whitewater rafting and, although a totally different experience, it was as enjoyable as Read More

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Westwater Canyon Trip Review: A Fine Blend Of Serious & Fun Entertainment

A Colorado River Rafting Trip Through Westwater Canyon June 05 We had Randy and Dave for guides and they were terrific! The hikes we took were lots of fun and educational too. We enjoyed the blend of goofiness (water fights, washers) and serious entertainment (geology, nature info, eagle watching, petroglyphs, hikes). The food was also marvelous. Read More

River Running, San Juan River, Utah

Westwater Canyon Trip Review: Thank You For Providing & Promoting Eco Friendly Tourism

Westwater Canyon River Rafting On The Colorado River June 05 Outstanding guides. Dave had an infectious interest in geology and the native habitat. Randy was an outstanding boatman. The food was outstanding. It is hard to believe that the guides were able to make ice cream in the middle of nowhere. This was my second Read More

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Westwater Canyon Trip Review: Staff Was Upbeat & Helpful

Rafting The Colorado River In Westwater Canyon June 23 Fantastic guide (Tilts) exceeded our expectations. He was a gracious expert who was entertaining, let us relax and let us have a great time! We would travel with him anytime! The food was fantastic! We do a lot of self-contained back country activities (backpacking, kayaking, 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

River Running, San Juan River, Utah

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