What is at Stake: A case for the Outdoor Industry

By Lauren Wood: 3rd Generation river-runner with Holiday River Expeditions As I shovel endless fluffy snow, that will soon turn into spring run-off, I know It’s that time of year again: the Outdoor Retailers convention is back in town, in the heart of Salt Lake City. This show takes a full week with thousands working Read More

Book Cliffs and Badlands: An Introduction to the Cisco Desert

By Christian Wright Guide at Holiday River Expeditions Most people driving across the Green River Desert on Interstate 70 make few stops along the way. On an average summer’s day, looking out from a car’s air conditioned windows it seems the whole universe has turned to a burnt, waterless desert. The monotone yellow of the Read More

What’s Right With Uintah County: In Eight Parts

A market analyst once told me about God’s plan for dirt. He said it’s all well and good to talk about how special land is when I’m in a spectacular red rock national park, like Arches — but, he asserted, “other places God just stuck dirt to keep the earth from falling apart.” This wasn’t Read More

Green River Rafting Trips: A Little History Lesson on Lodore Canyon

    By Kenzie Comstock The History of Lodore Canyon During the summer of 1869, John Wesley Powell led the Powell Geographic Expedition into the areas of the Green and Colorado rivers. This was a groundbreaking expedition and the first known passage into the Grand Canyon. The expedition endured great hardships and grave dangers during their three-month Read More

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

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: Five Things You’ll Gain by Hitting the River with Mom

By Haley Strand   Mother-daughter time is always a precious thing. Whether you’re out to lunch at your favorite spot, or you are at home looking through old photos, we all love those little moments that are shared together. Mother-daughter relationships can also be very complicated. Bickering, disagreement, eye rolling, these are all very common actions Read More

Growing with the Flow: 5 Things the River Has Taught Me

By Haley Strand   For as long as I can remember I have been riding the rapids with Holiday River Expeditions. My family always looked forward to the trips we got to go on. Whitewater rafting has been a part of my family since the day I was born. Having my mom in the industry Read More

Timid about Whitewater Rafting? Splash Your Fears in the Face

By Haley Strand One of the top reasons we human beings don’t experience things in life is because of fear. That small four letter word has a giant impact on our lives and the choices we make. Whitewater rafting can be scary to some. Frightening, daunting, or terrifying even. I know because I’ve been there. Read More

5 Easy Steps to Book Your Next Whitewater Rafting Trip

By Haley Strand   Are you thinking about going on a rafting trip?  Is this something new you’ve never done before? Don’t worry, you aren’t the only one. Booking a trip for a new adventure can sometimes be stressful. You might not know what the best trip would be for your family or you might Read More