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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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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: Fun Paddle Boat Experience

Boating Through Lodore Canyon On the Green River, Dinosaur National Monument July 13 Our guides were handsome, witty, funny, and very entertaining. We had a dozen teenage girls on the trip and they kept the girls busy playing games, enjoying ambushes on the other boats, and generally having a rollicking good time on the paddle boats. Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: What A Memorable Birthday Trip

Floating Down The Green River In Lodore Canyon July 04 The food was excellent!  I have allergies and sensitivities and this was handled VERY well, I couldn’t be more pleased. This was the trip of a lifetime.  I gathered nine family members to commemorate a special birthday and this was also handled very well. We Read More

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Yampa River Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: Thanks From Hawaii!

Camping & Rafting Down The Yampa River In Dinosaur National Monument June 24 Jen, Zack, Aoki and Jason were wonderful. They were clear in their communication with the group and waited on us hand and foot, they work hard. Interesting information on the hikes, the guides know the area and concerns for the environment and Read More

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Yampa River Trip Review: My Eyes Have Been Opened

A Whitewater Rafting Trip In Dinosaur National Monument On The Yampa River June 03 The guides were very informative and knowledgeable, a delight to be with. I enjoyed having experts around to answer my questions and to open my eyes to a world I knew little of. Guides of Holiday Expeditions and of the Nature Conservancy Read More

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Lodore Canyon Trip Review: The Commitment To “Leave No Trace”

Green River Rafting In Lodore Canyon, Dinosaur National Monument June 27 The guides were great, especially in that they shared knowledge of the geology and history of the area. It was a very big part of the enjoyment of the trip for me. They also were great in their commitment to “leave no trace” camping. Read More

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Yampa River Trip Review: Certainly An Empowering Vacation

River Rafting & Camping On The Wild Yampa River, Dinosaur National Monument May 29 Jen, our trip leader was fabulous. She was very professional, very safe and extremely knowledgeable. She has top leadership skills. Hikes were very informative. There must have been great menu planning for meals. We all had such a good time. We Read More

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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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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