Family memories unfolding on the river.
Art and Annette anticipating the Big Drops.
What I knew I could count on with Holiday.
Favorite part of their trip is a BIG surprise!
Reflecting on a strong bonding experience
The trip was fabulous, more fun than I had expected. The guides were really great, the food was out of sight. Loved the hikes the water falls and the rapids. The beauty of the Canyons were stunning. Overall it was a 5 star trip. The Salmon river in Idaho next year.
What a crew, what an operation, what a river. This experience exceeded my expectations… I assumed it would and I was not disappointed. We will keep our fingers crossed that something wonderful might happen or perhaps Time will standstill for a moment or two and we will get to paddle with you guys once again.Please give them all a high-five and a hug for me, especially Peg leg Pete and Misty. I wish you all a Great and safe rest of the summer and you will be hearing from us again I promise.Richard S.
Just finished a 3-day rafting trip through Westwater Canyon. The entire trip was excellent. Overall Holiday is amazing. They provided everything we needed. Trip was planned perfectly. Overall great company and can tell they are passionate about what they do.My Husband and I consider ourselves inexperienced when it comes to river rafting, I have been on a few trips many many years ago, and my husband had never been. This was an excellent introductory rafting trip. The first two days consisted of relatively flat (but moving) water where we enjoyed stand up paddle boarding, kayaking, and just lounging on the boat. The third (and last) day ended with an exhilarating white water rafting ride through class III and IV rapids.Our guides, Tburd (Tim) and Dustin, were amazing. They were laid back, great cooks, humorous, and extremely knowledgeable of the land. I never felt unsafe. They truly are experienced with the river and the details of each of the rapids. We went down the rapids on what they called a “double rig.” Basically two large rafts strapped together side by side. This allowed for better stability when going down the rapids. Hind sight, very glad they made the decision to do that. Man were those rapids insane!The camping is extremely primitive. There is no running water and no flushing toilet. We rented camp kits (consisting of tent, sleeping bag, rain gear (didn’t rain thank god), small camp pillow, sleeping pad, and cups). The equipment is in great condition and would definitely recommend if you don’t feel like lugging your own gear while traveling.The food is top notch. Our menu consisted of steak and salmon, mashed potatoes, huge salad; fajitas, Spanish rice, beans; made-to-order omelets, cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit with every meal. You get the point. We definitely did not go hungry.Unfortunately, we went right when there was a huge hatch of mosquitos. So remember to bring bug spray. And bring a TON of sunscreen!Would definitely recommend and would definitely use Holiday for another trip!
Our Westwater trip far exceeded our expectations. Ours was a small group, which allowed us to bond quickly and easily. We couldn't have asked for better weather, a better group of people or better food. We got to see many amazing animals, take several great hikes and learn so much about the area from our fantastic guides. Rocky, Sam, Jess and Erika were so knowledgeable on everything from the history to the geology, and they were great cooks to boot. I felt safe at all times and I would recommend this trip to anyone looking for an adventure, whether it's with a group of friends, co-workers or as a family. A Holiday River trip will not disappoint!
Having ridden on ancient school buses with other companies we were very happy with your modern vans! This was an absolutely fantastic trip. We'd rafted with other companies before but Holiday was by far the best experience we've ever had. The scenery, hikes and whitewater in Cataract are great but doing the trip with Holiday just took it to the next level. Our guides: Ben, Dustin and Tanner were incredibly friendly, professional and knowledgeable for every moment of the trip. They did everything with a smile and genuine joy of being on the river doing this job. They really made the trip for us. Of course the food was also incredible. I found myself stuffed after every meal because I couldn't stop eating the delicious and creative dishes the guides whipped up. They even cooked us lasagna and cakes in the dutch ovens! We're already scheming about our next trip with Holiday. Now we just have to decide if we're going to do Yampa or Lodore first!