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Green River Rafting through Lodore Canyon trips are filled with excitement and beautiful scenery. We will encounter 800 foot canyon walls superbly crafted by Mother Nature of Precambrian Bedrock along with exquisite vermilion rock formations. Many of its exciting whitewater rapids were named by John Wesley Powell, who first discovered the canyon in 1869. Powell’s adventures live on in the whitewater rapids he named: Disaster Falls, Triplet Falls and Hell’s Half Mile. Set aside as an American treasure in 1938 under the National Park System, the Green River through Lodore Canyon is a sanctuary for bighorn sheep, deer and birds of prey.  Here are a few things you can look forward to during your whitewater rafting trip.


  • Exhilarating Class III & IV whitewater rapids
  • Cavernous canyons of amazing beauty
  • Many opportunities to view wildlife
  • Soft sandy beaches for camping & games
  • The perfect family rafting adventure

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Our Group Bonded Quickly

Aug 27, 2015 by Dan Jackson

The Gates of Lodore trip with our group of pediatric docs and loves was guided by inspiring and young Susan, Alex, Jesse, Bryn, Josh and special yoga guide Lauren. It was a dream. We quickly integrated as a community and had a great mix of floating, riding duckies, swimming, hiking and getting wet in every way. You have a great team and system for efficiently and enjoyably going with the flow.

A Float To Remember

Aug 27, 2015 by Michael Delefes

We had a wonderful 4 day "float" down the Green River from Colorado and into Utah. My expectations were blown away by the beauty of the landscape, the company we were with and the great guides (Zack, Justin, Dustin, Mac and Mak) that shepherded us down the river and made sure we didn't get into any "trouble". It was a trip to remember and I look forward to doing something similar in the near future.

Each Guide Added A Personal Touch

Aug 27, 2015 by Barry & Judy Eichelberger

The guides, in particular, were very knowledgeable about the area and helpful in all aspects of the trip. The cooking was fantastic, each guide's personal story adding a very personal touch to the trip.

Exceeded My High Expectations

Aug 27, 2015 by Stephen Shirley

The rafting trip was amazing! Our guides were great at making sure we were having a great time. The food, activities and overall experience greatly exceed my (somewhat already high) expectations.

I Recommend A Family Whitewater Rafting Trip

Aug 27, 2015 by Ryan Wallace

This was a great trip for the whole family. The kids loved swimming and hanging out in camp as much as the adults loved the rafting and amazing scenery. Experiences we will all remember for a long time.

Outdoor All-Stars

Aug 27, 2015 by Robert & Susan Bolte

It was an extraordinary experience. Our group of guides was outdoor all-stars. We'll be back again.

Hikes Were A Highlight

Aug 27, 2015 by River Guest

The guides were particularly helpful and friendly and eager to please and assist. They were skilled with the rafts and knowledgeable about the trip and many other details. We all enjoyed the great food and variety. The hikes were a highlight.

We Are Well Traveled But This Is The Best Family Trip

Aug 26, 2015 by Casey Summerhays

We Are Well Traveled But This Is The Best Family Trip
The guides Justin, Larkin and Sherpa were amazing. They were cooks, entertainers, teachers, and most of all phenomenal boatmen! We have traveled extensively and this is absolutely the best family trip we have ever taken. The logistics were meticulously planned and flawlessly executed. As a single parent, I have never had a vacation with the kids that I didn't need a few days to recover after until now. The guides did absolutely everything for us, and did it all with a smile. This will be a trip that we do every year!!!!

A Fantastic Family Bonding Opportunity

Aug 26, 2015 by Ed & Kristin Treacy

My wife and I took our 5 kids on the Lodore Canyon trip. They range in ages from 7-18. The trip was everything we had hoped for. The guides were extremely professional. The scenery was spectacular and the level of rapids was perfect for our family. I would highly recommend this trip for families. It is a fantastic bonding opportunity.

Wouldn't Go With Another Outfitter

Aug 26, 2015 by Roger Taylor

I love Holiday. This was my second Lodore trip. I wouldn't run a river with anyone else.

Holiday River and Bike Expeditions 800-624-6323 544 East 3900 South Salt Lake City UT, 84107 USA 4.9 5.0 74 74 The Gates of Lodore trip with our group of pediatric docs and loves was guided by inspiring and young Susan, Alex, Jesse, Bryn, Josh and special yoga guide Lauren. It was a dream.