Learn to Whitewater Kayak on the Green River

For adventurists looking to take the plunge into white water kayaking, the August 3-8, 6-day 5-night Green River, Desolation Canyon Whitewater Kayaking Workshop is the ideal way to start.  Andy Thunell of Rapid Progression Kayak School will be your instructor. While prior kayaking experience is not a requirement, it is helpful. Holiday River Expeditions suggests Read More


Utah River Rafting Trips: Green River Rafting through Desolation Canyon, Where the Adventure Runs Deep

by Julie Trevelyan Green River Rafting Trips through Desolation Canyon “Desolation” usually conjures images of loneliness. However, Desolation Canyon is lonely in the best sense of the word: remote, uncrowded, and still untouched by the world. We think it’s a sweet river to run; so much so, in fact, that we have five great reasons Read More


Family River Rafting Trips: Strengthening Family Bonds on Multi-Generational Trips

Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family.  Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.  ~ Novelist Jane Howard By Peta Owens-Liston Blood is thicker than water, so goes the old adage, and days on the river with family serves to strengthen the ties Read More


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


The Photo Diary of a Whitewater River Rat: Part 2

By Joe Ballent Part II It’s pretty awesome to be up on Tavaputs Plateau to welcome guests to their upcoming Desolation Canyon trip after they’re flown in from Green River.  It feels like you’re touching distance from these quick little single-prop planes as they execute practiced and perfect landings atop the mighty Tavaputs.  As a Read More


The Photo Diary of a Whitewater River Rat: Part 1

By Joe Ballent Photo Diary Of A Whitewater River Rat They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and after combing through my folders of rafting photos (dating back to the ancient 2008) I’m forced to agree.  I compiled the highlight shots from a number of different trips with Holiday River Expeditions, with guests Read More


Desolation Canyon Kayak Workshop Trip Review: Loved The Kayak Workshop

Utah River Rafting & A Kayak Workshop Down The Green River, Desolation Canyon August 04, 2014 All aspects of the trip exceeded my expectations. Chet was a phenomenal trip leader. Andy did a super job with the kayak workshop. The kayak workshop is the trip of a lifetime. If you are physically capable of paddling for Read More

Harmer Family

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


Desolation Canyon Trip Review: Long Lasting Memories

Utah River Rafting Desolation Canyon On The Green River June 16-20, 3014 I have done many different trips of this type and all aspects exceeded my expectations. We enjoyed this experience as a family and it created memories which will last for generations. Thank you. By Jamie Wallace Give us a call 800-624-6323 or Book Read More


The magic of Burn Camp and the man behind it, Brad Wiggins

  By Joe Ballent One of the most unique privileges I got as a guide for Holiday was to work the University Of Utah Burn Camp trip.  Burn Camp is an experience that is difficult to put into words, but I’m going to try. Each summer, Holiday River Expeditions sends a chartered, six-day trip down Read More