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

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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

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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

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6 Tips for your first whitewater rafting trip!

By Joe Ballent 1.  Bring sunscreen! While we boast some of the most stunning vistas in the country here in Utah, we also boast some of the most consistent summer sunshine.  Be sure to stock up, and check the ‘SPF’ rating.  The higher, the better.  And don’t worry- if you forget to bring some, we Read More

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Out of the Office & Into the Wild

Escape the Rat Race for an Epic Group Wilderness Adventure by Julie K. Trevelyan Work is an essential part of most people’s lives, and hopefully we have fulfilling work that adds depth and richness to our days. Co-workers, bosses, and employees make up a significant portion of our time on this planet. If you run Read More

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Cataract Canyon Trip Review: A Great Blend Of Guests

Rafting Down Cataract Canyon Through Canyonlands National Park, Utah September 14, 2014 The rafting trip was fantastic! We had a great blend of guests that made for interesting conversations and friendly ribbing throughout the trip. Our guides, Zack, Julian, Rocky, Larkin, Erica and Ben were awesome. They were friendly, courteous and ready to help. They Read More