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Herm’s History Helper: The Echo Dam Controversy of 1969

Echo Park is in the heart of Dinosaur National Monument at the confluence of the Green and Yampa Rivers.  It is a place of bucolic beauty, and it is also the site of the most significant conservation battle of all times. To understand the battle for Echo Park one must go back to the late Read More

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The 5 Best Things About Lodore Canyon

By Lauren Wood Ecological nerd-fest Sitting on the boundary of an “ecological transition zone”, Dinosaur National Monument has incredible biodiversity.  Due to its unique geography sitting at the top of the Colorado Plateau and the base of the Uinta Mountain rage, the upper Green River enjoys the best of both ecosystems.  Towering Ponderosa and Lodge 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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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Guides Take The Trip To The Next Level

A River Rafting Trip In Dinosaur National Monument Down Lodore Canyon, Green River September 10, 2014 The guides are impressive, and truly contribute to the overall experience. They were intelligent, informative, helpful, interesting, fun and just plain nice (and some pretty good cooks too)! They raise the bar high. The food was great – fresh Read More

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Lodore Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: Holiday Runs A Great Program

Camping & Rafting On The Green River, Lodore Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument Septmeber 10, 2014 Three thumbs up on the food. It was much better than I anticipated with fresh veggies and fresh fruit all prepared quickly and efficiently by our guides. The presentation flair of the pineapple spears was just great! A+++ Holiday River Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: A Safe & Respectful Way To Explore Our National Parks

Rafting The Green River Through Lodore Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument August 19, 2014 The food was phenomenal! Who would have thought to have freshly baked pineapple upside down cake when camping? This was no “hotdog and hamburger” trip. I have finally stopped talking about this trip to everyone and now take time to write about Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: The Most Satisfying River Experience

Green River Rafting Down Lodore Canyon In Dinosaur National Monument August 07, 2014 Holiday produced its usual impeccable service and caring guides. After many years and trips I brought my family for the first time to show them the wonders of Lodore Canyon. I know there will be many more Kelly trips to come. I Read More

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5 Reasons to Go Late Season Whitewater River Rafting

by Julie K. Trevelyan Summer is winding down. School is starting back up. But wait—all outdoor adventure hope is not yet lost. River rafting trips still beckon in August and September. Here are some excellent reasons to consider going on a Holiday late-season whitewater rafting trip. 1. Gentle pace. Later in the year, water flow has slowed down Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Night Time Circles Around The Campfire

Floating Lodore Canyon On The Green River July 25, 2014 Our guides, Ben, Tim and Peter were fantastic. They made our time on the river really fun. They’re also great cooks! We went on the Gates of Lodore trip, and the entire experience was phenomenal! The scenery was breathtaking, the rapids were exciting, and our Read More

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Lodore Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: It’s Liberating To Be “Off The Grid”

Green River Rafting In Utah & Colorado Through The Gates Of Lodore August 05, 2014 Lodore Canyon was beautiful. It was a great time on the river unplugging from the stresses of work. Mike and Doug were very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I would encourage anyone considering a river trip to go ahead and book Read More