Our LGBTQ+ Substance Free Rafting Trip
Join Holiday in partnership with The Venture Out Project (TVOP) for our third intentionally substance free LGBTQ+ rafting trip. This is one of our three LGBTQIA+ affinity group offerings in Lodore Canyon this year! In our fourth year of collaboration with TVOP, we’ve got you covered – TVOP’s amazing facilitator staff help provide the perfect balance of structure and free flowing time on the river, while Holiday guides bring the river and trip experience – interpretation, trip logistics, delicious meals, and just about anything else you could dream of! Relax and unwind with other guests in a substance free wilderness setting. The LGBTQIA+ community has a long and often overlooked relationship with the natural world, and we’re here to help change this perception! Our affinity trips are a chance to reclaim a long-standing and meaningful connection to these wild places while experiencing a world-class adventure vacation. This 4-day adventure is the perfect length and pace of a trip to disconnect from the “real world” & relax into a deeper sense of yourself and the natural world around you.
Dinosaur National Monument is home to Lodore Canyon on the Green River; whether you’re already a geology fan, or new to the world of rocks, the geologic features here will stun you! You’ll find yourself constantly scanning as we make our way through Lodore Canyon where brilliant vermillion cliffs are speckled with vibrant green trees, the sky shines bluer than you’d think is possible, and the river runs crystal clear. Everywhere you look, there’s something amazing to take in! After navigating Lodore Canyon, we’ll arrive at Echo Park, once destined to be submerged underwater during the dam building frenzy of the mid 20th century. Floating down river we’ll move through Whirlpool Canyon, Island Park, and Split Mountain Gorge, each with unique character of their own; like all of us! These rivers have rich biodiversity and are are great places to spot big horn sheep, peregrine falcons, osprey, and bald eagles. And if that’s not enough, look up at night into a starry canopy evoking wonder and awe.
Whether you come as a group or come on your own, you’re sure to leave this trip with several new adventure friends! We can’t wait to meet you in this intentionally sober, safer, queer space!
*This trip is intended for LGBTQ+ identifying adults 18 and over. While you do not need to live a sober lifestyle to join this trip, the trip itself is a substance-free space. If this isn’t the type of trip you are looking for, please check out our other Lodore Canyon affinity trip offerings. If you have any questions regarding this or any of our affinity group trips don’t hesitate to call our administrative office & ask for Lauren!