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Shhh, Listen, Do You Hear That? Eavesdropping on John Wesley Powell and his Historic Geographic River Expedition

By Peta Liston-Owens What comes to mind when envisioning John Wesley Powell’s 1869 three-month raucous river expedition through the unchartered terrain of the Green and Colorado rivers, and into the depths of the Grand Canyon? In his book, Exploration of the Colorado River and Its Canyons, passages paint images of striking landscape and stomach-dropping first Read More

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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

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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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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

Colorado River Rafting Through Cataract Canyon

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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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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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