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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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Thanks To The Guides For A Well Handled Dietary Concern

Jun 15, 2015 by Evelyn Cox

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.

Thanks For All The Little Touches

Jun 15, 2015 by Paula Monaco

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.

Enjoyed Floating In The Duckies!

Jun 15, 2015 by Anna Madry

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!!

2nd As Good As The First

Jun 10, 2015 by Ashley Olea

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

A Life Changing Experience

Jun 10, 2015 by Melissa Trevino

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!

Each Guide Contributed Uniquely To The Experience

Jun 10, 2015 by Jennifer Olson

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.

Can't Imagine Going Without Holiday

Jun 10, 2015 by Natalie Nielson Riep

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.

Absolutely Life Changing

Jun 20, 2014 by Richard & Annie Holben

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.

Holiday Doesn't Disappoint!

Jun 14, 2014 by Mike & Nancy Snodgrass

Great trip as we have come to expect from Holiday. Once again, Holiday does not disappoint! We had a good mix of return and new trippers and everyone had a good time.

A One In A Million Trip

Jun 12, 2014 by Gary & Vania

The office lady was there to answer any questions through email. She was great with responses. All was done with a lot of heart. No complaints. Guides were so informative and knowledgeable of the area. We have made this trip 5 times now. Each time was a different experience (weather, water, guides, and knowledge). This one, maybe because it is fresh, was the best. Our guides did such a good job and seemed to know just how to make the trip exciting and relaxing at the same time. I would recommend this trip to anyone. It’s a one in a million trip. Thank you to all, for the great memories.

Holiday River and Bike Expeditions 800-624-6323 544 East 3900 South Salt Lake City UT, 84107 USA 4.9 5.0 32 32 This was an unforgettable experience! The guides were amazing, they provided wonderful food, exceptional service, and fantastic expertise. They took extra care with food preparatio