2011-06-22-Deso-1447

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

2010-07-18-Lodore-2778

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

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Flow Your Own Way: Private Charter & Custom River Trips

  by Julie Trevelyan   What’s better than a river rafting trip? One that’s all about you and your specifically chosen group of fellow floaters. Got a family reunion coming up? Planning a little corporate adventure to bond your team? How about that bachelor or bachelorette party? Special class program or graduation trip you need Read More

Birthday river rafting trip

Spend Your Birthday on the River: Five Reasons You Must!

  By Haley Strand I’ve spent many birthdays on the river. It has become a tradition over the last few years. A tradition I look forward to every year. There seem to be a lot of different attitudes around a birthday, so whether you are excited to turn one year older, or you simply want Read More

A dog named "River"

Is the River Calling to You? You Might be a River Rat If…

By Haley Strand               Your Chaco tan lines are still visible the next summer You constantly say, “That’s not how we do it on the river.” Your ammo can is a decorative piece in your home Bugs don’t bother you; in fact, you welcome them You have a river Read More

2010-07-17-Lodore-1650

GoPro tips for your Whitewater Rafting Trip

By Joe Ballent Fellow outdoor enthusiasts, you may have noticed over the last couple years that you’re seeing more and more GoPros out there.  Cool!  The video quality has only gotten better with each generation, and these bad boys can shoot upwards of 200 fps (frames per second), which means you as the adventurer can Read More

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5 Reasons You Should Go on a Women-only Rafting Trip

    by Julie Trevelyan Our Women’s Fitness Rafting adventure is back for a second year!  Join Kathleen Leopardi, owner of Personal Zone Fitness for core work, yoga and lots of tips and suggestions on reaching your personal goals.  Book it now, mark your calendar for the July 10-13 4-day Green River, Lodore Canyon trip and Read More

2010-08-17-Cataract-1505

Cataract Canyon Trip Review: A Cherished Experience That Is Beyond Description

A Whitewater Rafting Trip Down Cataract Canyon In Canyonlands National Park May 29 The guides were first class, well informed, and great cooks. Hikes helped make the trip even more fun! I could never figure out where all of the fantastic meals came from, they must have been drop shipped from above. This was an 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

River Running, San Juan River, Utah

What’s a typical day like on the river? A Day of River Life

  By Joe Ballent What’s a typical day like on the river?  Is there a tight schedule?  These and other questions may be common for you as you approach your first whitewater rafting trip.  Rest assured, your experienced rafting guides from Holiday River Expeditions have a strong sense of appropriate cadence to ensure a trip Read More