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Our 3-day trips are scheduled upon request.

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Let Holiday River Expeditions take you on an exciting 3-day Cataract Canyon rafting trip, where you’ll see some of the most amazing whitewater in North America. This three-day whitewater rafting trip includes riding the thrilling Big Drop Rapids with Little Niagara and Satan’s Gut…an unforgettable experience.

Our three-day and two nights Cataract Canyon trip gives you the fun and exhilaration of our longer 5 and 6 day trip. This excursion is a great way to experience whitewater rafting at its best in a short time frame. We take a morning jet boat ride down the upper section of the Colorado River, and then transfer to our oar rafts above the confluence of the Green and Colorado rivers. Next we journey deep into the red rock country of Canyonlands National Park.


  • Explore the heart of Canyonlands
  • Classic Southern Utah Red Rock Desert Environment
  • Immense Rolling Whitewater Waves

Read more about River Rafting the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon in Canyonlands National Park

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by Edith & Henry McHenry on Blank Business Name

The freshness of the food exceeded our expectations. Everything was absolutely dee-licious! Our first whitewater rafting trip but not our last! The guides were personable, knowledgeable and competent. Moreover, they prepared excellent meals. We particularly enjoyed the hikes, the petroglyphs and the bighorn sheep sighting.

by Kenneth McCauley on Blank Business Name

I liked that I did not have to bring the camping equipment. Your staff and website made it easy to plan the trip and the guides were very skilled. The trip was very exciting and enjoyable. Meeting new people on the trip was a plus. The varied backgrounds of the other rafters made the trip very interesting. My sons and I had a great time.

by Sarah Delaloye on Blank Business Name

The guides were absolutely professional from the beginning to the end of the trip. Our raft trip was Cataract Canyon with high water. The guides gave us the ride of our life and kept all the rafters in the boat. They really knew what they were doing.

by Daniel J Quigley on Blank Business Name

My wife and I had an awesome time on our Cataract Canyon trip. The scenery was amazing, as were the guides and the food they prepared for us. This was our first raft trip, which made us a bit nervous about running Class V rapids but we had tremendous confidence in the guides who made it seem like a walk in the park (albeit wearing safety gear and holding on tight).

by Kristen Quigley on Blank Business Name

First time on the river. It was a positive experience! We had high water levels. Guides were confident and stressed safety. They made us feel so comfortable. I hope to come back!

by John Phillips on Blank Business Name

The guides we had, Molly & Russ, are absolutely great. This is the second time I have have had them as guides and I learn things from them and I have been guiding my own canoe expeditions for 20-years. The food was over the top...wonderful and more than enough to go around for seconds. All other aspects of the trip where first class. I'll be back...count on it.

by Janet Hamilton, OR on Blank Business Name

Your guides are all terrific. They really make the trip very special. Knowledgeable, personable and friendly, authentic, professional, kind, enthusiastic. Obviously, they must have great organizational support..great gear, food, logistics. I am always willing to share my happy experiences.

by DayNa Powell on Blank Business Name

Lauren and Lexi were my guides and I was in awe that skinny girls like that could be so tough! I am so glad they were with us. A great team and very fun to be around, and also very serious about safety. I felt at ease with them and smiled with them a lot. The hikes were outstanding. I am not much of a hiker but I was so excited to see petroglyphs because I haven't seen them for over a decade. The food was absolutely outstanding! I don't even know how you guys pull it off. Avocado and asparagus and frittatas? Totally insane! Delicious and so nutritious at the same time. Transportation was a bit tight. We had every single seat filled and bags up to the brim. But it was a nice van for sure. I loved my trip so much. Changed my life! I have never experienced something so awesome in all of my travels! Lauren and Lexi, you made my entire year and made my few days with you completely stress free. I don't know how you both pulled it off but I will never forget how great my trip was for the rest of my life. The river changes you. I can't wait to come back down the river with you guys. I am itchin' for the river and that red rock.

by N. Bullock, UT on Blank Business Name

I had such a fabulous time. The guides were fun and knowledgeable, the equipment was top notch, and the food was fantastic. I have told everyone I can about how awesome Holiday Expeditions is. Will definitely do another trip!