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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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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.

One Of The Best Vacations

Jul 22, 2014 by Richard Dean Dyess

Our guides, Susan and Jesse did all they could to make our vacation a success. This was one of the best vacations I have taken.

An Intimate & Beautiful Step Out Of Daily Lives

Jul 22, 2014 by Wayne & Kathy Adams

This trip was among the best we've taken in the last decade. We decided to make this a reunion trip with a few couples from earlier times in our lives. It was a great decision and allowed us to become reacquainted in an atmosphere that was both intimate as well as beautiful. Your guides were truly facilitators of our enjoyment in every possible facet of the experience. Kudos to Holiday Expedition for putting in the hard work that allows people like us to step outside of our daily lives into such an incredible environment.

Every Need Was Met, Thank You

Jul 16, 2014 by Terri Whitt

Each and every one of the guides on our trip was exceptional, wonderful people, willing to help and provide excellent customer service. Our rafting trip was exceptional, made even better by the guides on this trip. Customer service, the willingness to please and meet our every need, far surpassed out expectations. Great job.

1st Hand Geology

Jul 13, 2014 by Charles Willis

It was transformative, my first river trip. It really was, among other things, exposure to living geology.

Our Guides Read The Group Perfectly

Jul 10, 2014 by Susie Kincade

Leading women on a river retreat has its challenges. They were all from various backgrounds, experiences and physical capabilities. Our guides read the river expertly, of course, but they also read the group and were very considerate of our elder participants. They also communicated well with me and the other group facilitator and were flexible in forming each river day so that we could experience all we wanted to and still have time for our group circles. Molly and Lauren were AMAZING and WONDERFUL!

What Efficient River Guiding!

Jul 05, 2014 by Theresa Clayton

Our super guides, Molly and Susan made the Women's Retreat fun and effortless. Besides their expertise in running the river, they were also so efficient when setting up the camp each evening. They were great cooks.

1st Class

Jul 02, 2014 by Steve Holmes & Kristi Young

Holiday, as usual provides a first class experience to all!!

Excellent Family Trip

Jul 01, 2014 by Joseph & Julie Gaydos

Our family trip with Holiday was outstanding. In fact, it was beyond what we had hoped for. The guides were top notch, the equipment was first class and the food delicious.

A Tale Of Two Rivers

Jun 15, 2014 by John Sheff

The Holiday office coordinators are the friendliest people on the planet. The personal touch....that is what makes dealing with Holiday by phone so easy. There was strong leadership on our trip. I found the staff especially attentive to my food allergy problem (i.e. celiac disease) and that level of attention put me at ease. The hike to the petroglyphs up Jones Hole Creek (my second time) was very rewarding. The Lodore trip is a tale of two rivers: the damned, controlled Green River, and the undammed wild Yampa River. Having done the Yampa previously, I enjoyed the contrast of the Green merging into the Yampa. I also learned that doing the same river twice (i.e. the Yampa) is not the same experience twice: the river is never the same. The staff is just tireless and puts effort into maximizing the group's experience. Unplugged in the canyons of Utah on swift-river in an ever changing landscape: paradise!

Bike Raft , USA 5.0 5.0 36 36 The guides were entertaining and hardworking. The scenery in Lodore canyon was S-P-E-C-T-A-C-U-L-A-R. Our family had an awesome time. We didn't want to leave.