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If you’re not afraid of a sore muscle or two why ride to the river in a van? When you could be flying along the White Rim Trail on a bike? Sixty-five miles from mesa top to river bottom will show you the ride that has become the standard against which all others are judged. After three days of following the White Rim trail and its meandering course of the Green and Colorado rivers, the white sandstone bench descends to the river bottom, and your whitewater journey begins.

Cataract Canyon is an anomaly.  Its Rapids rank along with those of the Grand Canyon in power and difficulty. Cataract also contains mile after mile of rafting through canyons where you are awe struck, not at whitewater, but the deep multicolored canyons of this section of Canyonlands National Park.  Side canyon hikes to ruins and petroglyphs delight you as you head toward the Confluence of the Colorado and the Green Rivers.  Once you reach the Confluence, the Colorado’s behemoth rapids emerge.  Rapids 15 through 23 comprise Mile Long and The Big Drops, a fall of 80 feet in less than four miles–one of the Colorado’s steepest descents.


  • Explore the heart of Canyonlands by bike and raft
  • Classic Southern UT desert environment
  • Immense Rolling Whitewater Waves and a mountain bike ride for your bucket list

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by Lawrence Van Atta on Blank Business Name

Brin is a terrific guide who allowed the newlyweds, my daughter and son-in-law, to paddleboard through many of the first rapids. Dustin was a gas to be around and Mary a good and knowledgeable guide. I ended up getting a book she recommended, "The Emerald Mile". A terrific trip!

by Levi & Rachel Sorenson on Blank Business Name

All of the guides were great. Brin, especially, has knowledge about the history and geology of the area that makes the trip extra enjoyable. I would recommend this trip to anyone and everyone.

by D. and P. Eisman on Blank Business Name

The White Rim bike ride was a real accomplishment for the two of us who "are of a certain age." The windstorm which greeted us the first day and a half was an added challenge. However, our group was made up of wonderful travelers from all over the US and our guides were so supportive we had a terrific time. The transition to the river was handled well despite our getting stuck in the last mile of sand before the river. Our river experience was much more laid back and, although the pace was different, just as enjoyable. All in all we had a swell time and would recommend this trip to anyone who would like to immerse themselves in the magic of Canyonlands for a week.

by Gail Fisher on Blank Business Name

Phenomenal everything! One of the best 5 days of my life! Great food prepared by 4 great people who steered us like true pros down a wonderful river to see beautiful flora and fauna. What could be better! Canyonlands and the White Rim Trail is an adventure we consider repeating because of the awesome beauty and great mountain bike riding.

by Winston and Deanne Thomas on Blank Business Name

Dave, Zach and Justin were proficient, professional and fun to be with. Grade A+. They were very flexible, kind and accommodating. The White Rim bike trip was perfect in all ways. From the guides, to the bikes to the support van to the food to the terrain to the other guests to the drivers Tim and Susan, to the dog "River", everything was wonderful. One of our best family vacations ever! Thanks much Holiday Team.