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Whitewater rafting trips through Lodore Canyon 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 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, Lodore Canyon is a sanctuary for bighorn sheep, deer and elk.


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

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Night Time Circles Around The Campfire

Aug 19, 2014 by Sameer & Carin Giga

Our guides, Ben, Tim and Peter were fantastic. They made our time on the river really fun. They're also great cooks! We went on the Gates of Lodore trip, and the entire experience was phenomenal! The scenery was breathtaking, the rapids were exciting, and our guides made the whole experience a ton of fun. We loved everything: the hikes, the amazingly delicious meals, the inflatable kayaks, and the circle time at night around the campfire. Everything was better than we could have imagined, and we can't wait for our next river trip!

It's Liberating To Be "Off The Grid"

Aug 17, 2014 by Erwin & Tanya Kratz

Lodore Canyon was beautiful. It was a great time on the river unplugging from the stresses of work. Mike and Doug were very knowledgeable, friendly and accommodating. I would encourage anyone considering a river trip to go ahead and book it. If you enjoy the outdoors and being off the grid, you'll love this trip!

Absolute Heaven

Aug 10, 2014 by Beth Stauffer

The food was AMAZING! The trip was absolute heaven. Such beautiful scenery brings peace to your soul. The guides were genuinely concerned about creating a great experience! I can't imagine a summer without a river trip with Holiday!

The Cure To "Nature Deficit Disorder"

Aug 06, 2014 by John & Nancy Rasmuson

Thanks to everyone. But especially the guides who were thoughtful care takers of our extended family and their individual needs (8-68 years old). If your kids are suffering from “Nature Deficit Disorder” in their wired world, ask the doctor to prescribe a float trip on the Green River. You won't be disappointed with the outcome.

I Would Love To Come Again!

Aug 03, 2014 by Claudia McClure

Everything was exceptional and made our trip one to remember. We thoroughly enjoyed our trip down the green river. Both Jessie and Susan were wonderful guides and made our trip special. I would definitely recommend your river trips and would love to come again!

Such A Gorgeous Place

Aug 03, 2014 by Jim Hurley

Great trip through an astonishingly beautiful environment

Four Straight Days Of Bliss

Aug 01, 2014 by Leah Brasseur

It was a really great 4 days of fun, activity and relaxation.

The Key Word: FUN!

Jul 30, 2014 by Steve Epstein

I always try not to have a ton of expectations but you guys exceeded every one of them!
The guides who took us down the Green River were all amazing people who went out of their way to make the trip nothing but seamless fun. The key word here is FUN! This is not an act for these guides, they love what they do and they purposely integrate the guests in to their fun. I cannot stop gushing about how epic the trip was and have already referred several people to Holiday Expeditions.

The Paddle Boat Was A Blast

Jul 26, 2014 by Daniel & Diane Heer

Lodore Canyon was very beautiful. The paddle boat was a blast and Tanner was a great guide. The food was delicious and all the guides were fun to be with. I will recommend this trip to anyone interested in rafting in Utah and Colorado.

Nice To Truly Get Away

Jul 24, 2014 by David Scudamore

We had a terrific trip. The guides took great care of everyone. It was fantastic to feel disconnected from the rest of the world. We will do it again.

Bike Raft , USA 5.0 5.0 35 35 Our guides, Ben, Tim and Peter were fantastic. They made our time on the river really fun. They're also great cooks! We went on the Gates of Lodore trip, and the entire experience