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The San Juan River offers some of the most amazing landscape found anywhere. From rainbow colored canyon walls to polished limestone swimming pools, this region always surprises and delights its visitors. From the canyon rim, we have an endless vista of Monument Valley.

Flowing faster than any other river we run, the San Juan’s 83 miles and scores of small rapids are perfect for children and inflatable kayaking.

The first time I went down the San Juan was with a group of boatmen. It was hard to read the map because the scenery was so amazing . . . the water was moving so fast. It made us dizzy because our heads were busy snapping from one side of the river to the other to see the next scenic attraction.

Dee Holladay, Holiday River’s 1975 Reconnaissance Trip


  • Explore slickrock and prehistoric Indian ruins
  • Classic Southern Utah desert environment, warm water
  • Perfect rafting for children and inflatable kayaks

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 34 reviews
by Genevieve Gribble on
A Little Rain And Still Fun

I really enjoyed my trip. It was rainy for one day but the guides were good-humored and we just went with the flow. It really worked out.

by Amy Stephenson on
The Scenery Was Breathtaking

Sarah and Jessica were fun, knowledgeable and had extensive knowledge of rafting and water safety as well as crisis management. I had never been rafting before this trip and I felt completely safe under their supervision. The food was phenomenal! Healthy and delicious! Overall, it was a fun adventure with entertaining, patient, and professional guides, high-quality gear, delicious food, and breathtaking scenery. I won't hesitate to recommend Holiday in the future!

by Evelyn Cox on
Thanks To The Guides For A Well Handled Dietary Concern

This was an unforgettable experience! The guides were amazing, they provided wonderful food, exceptional service, and fantastic expertise. They took extra care with food preparation just for me, because I have gluten intolerance. They went out of their way to make sure I felt safe when eating and they kept the atmosphere fun, light, and inviting. The hikes they took us on were wonderful, and all guides were a wealth of knowledge. It was an amazing trip.

by Paula Monaco on
Thanks For All The Little Touches

Our guides were terrific, (Jessica and Sara), I would love to go again if I knew I could go with either of them. The food was outstanding: little touches like fresh limes and cilantro and milk for coffee were appreciated.

by Anna Madry on
Enjoyed Floating In The Duckies!

The gear you provide is great! The food was amazing for the river! The Holiday guides were amazing. We had such a great time. They provided knowledge about the areas we hiked! The kayaks were super fun to float on. And the food was second to none!!

by Ashley Olea on
2nd As Good As The First

This was my second trip with Holiday. The second trip met the high expectations set by the first!

by Melissa Trevino on
A Life Changing Experience

The whole thing was fantastic! Wonderful guides, delicious food, awesome hikes to petroglyphs and ruins, everything! I am so glad I got to do this! The whole experience was life-changing!

by Jennifer Olson on
Each Guide Contributed Uniquely To The Experience

We had an amazing time. The guides were over the top fantastic. I learned so much from Jessica and had the best laughs with Emily. I was awed by Sandy and totally impressed with Sarah Potts and her leadership qualities and her mindfulness.

by Natalie Nielson Riep on
Can't Imagine Going Without Holiday

The guides were amazing. I particularly appreciated Sarah. This was an amazing trip. I can't image going with any other organization. The guides, food and river were amazing.

by Richard & Annie Holben on
Absolutely Life Changing

Everything was beyond wonderful… Best trip ever! Life changing!! The best thing about the trip was the people. From the amazingly strong, knowledgeable, good humored guides, to the to the support staff, to the other guests on the trip, some of whom changed us in unexpected ways. We reacquainted ourselves to our most basic, overlooked and under appreciated values. All in all we had four perfect, long lazy river days. There is no experience quite like it.

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