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Desert Varnish: Weird Life in Wild Places

When you float down the Yampa you’re being carried on one of the West’s last wholly wild rivers. Try as the developers might, the Yampa remains undammed — the last of its kind in the entire Colorado drainage. So I mean Wild as in dinosaurs. Wild as in tigers. Dinosaur National Monument hides a particular Read More

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From Those Who Need no Convincing : A Holiday take on Why Fodor’s listed Utah as the #1 Place to Visit in 2016

  Earlier this winter, Fodor’s top travel company picked Utah as the 2016 #1 places to visit in the World.  You don’t have to convince us! Folks join Holiday River  for the numerous whitewater river adventures we offer, but they keep coming back because there is simply too much to take in on one rafting Read More

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Holiday’s Multi-day Mountain Biking Trip Round-up

Utah is known for having “The Greatest Snow on Earth” but many people don’t realize the amazing opportunities the varied landscapes of Utah afford in the summer.  So you bet, come and ski the greatest snow on earth but then come back and check out what Utah has to offer in the summer. One of Read More

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Utah Desert Springtime Wildflowers Are Here!

By Julie Trevelyan   People often think of deserts as barren wastelands. Nothing could be farther from the truth in Utah. Whether you take a Colorado river rafting vacation down an awesome canyon like Cataract or take a mountain biking trip on the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park, the spring months tend toward Read More

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Top Five Reasons to Take a National Park Vacation

by Julie Trevelyan   America’s national parks are treasures enjoyed by millions of visitors every year. Our national parks are a great place to spend a vacation! We’ve got five stellar reasons for you to paddle, hike, and overall enjoy the scenery in a park near you.   1) Not only beautiful, national parks are Read More

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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