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

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Cataract Canyon Trip Review: The Guides Instilled Confidence In Me

Utah River Rafting Down Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park September 06, 2014 The guides were super patient with me. I rode with Susan on the rapid days because she took the time to explain how to hold on and told me I would be fine (I was a little nervous). Susan and Dave were particularly Read More

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Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: We Were In Good Hands

Whitewater Rafting In Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park August 24, 2014 The guides were absolutely wonderful! They were so knowledgeable about the river; its history and geology. They were also as skilled in navigating the rapids, always gracious and accommodating, fun, and great cooks as well! I felt like we were in good hands every Read More

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Cataract Canyon Trip Review: Zero Light Pollution Makes For The BEST Stargazing

Camping & Rafting Through Canyonlands National Park In Cataract Canyon August 24, 2014 Julian, Rocky and Jordan were great. They were very communicative and knowledgeable. I enjoyed their company and what they could share about the area on the river and on the hikes. The trip was fantastic. It was a great combination of relaxing river Read More

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Cataract Canyon Trip Review: In The Heart Of Nature With No Motor

Utah River Rafting In Cataract Canyon, Canyonlands National Park August 17, 2014 The guides were always friendly, happy and eager to make our trip safe, fun and relaxing. I commend them, they work really hard. There were opportunities to hike each day or just relax in camp. Also, there were options to use the inflatable Read More

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Cataract Canyon Whitewater Rafting Trip Review: New Friends Made On True Adventure

A Cataract Canyon Rafting Trip Through Canyonlands National Park, Utah August 17, 2014 Brin, Julian, Alex, and Erika were phenomenal. From sunrise to bedtime they were taking care of us, always had very positive attitudes and were highly skilled in all aspects of the float. Food was fantastic and the guides set up, cooking, presentation Read More