All About Holiday Expeditions
How to reach us
Holiday Expeditions, Inc. 544 E. 3900 South Salt Lake City, Utah 84107 Tel: 801 266-2087 Toll-free outside of Utah: 1-800-624-6323 Fax: 801 266-1448 Email: [email protected] web site: www.HolidayExpeditions.com Year founded: 1966
Company founders and officers
* Dee and Sue Holladay, founders
* Frogg Stewart, Idaho partner
* John Wood, president and Utah partner
* Tim Gaylord, at-large director of operations
* Kerry Jones, Vernal operations manager
* Kelly Quinn, Green River operations manager
America Outdoors Utah Guides and Outfitters Idaho Outfitters and Guides Association
Trips are offered on the Green, Colorado and San Juan rivers in Utah, on the Yampa and Colorado rivers in Colorado and on the Main Salmon, Lower Salmon and Snake rivers in Idaho. Trip sizes generally are limited to 25 people.
Mountain bike trips are offered along the high-desert slickrock of Canyonlands National Park, where you will have time to wander through the intricate chutes of “The Maze” and gaze at Anasazi petroglyphs, and along the rim of the Yampa River gorge in Dinosaur National Monument.
Bike-raft combination trips vary from two days of cycling near Moab and two days river rafting in Westwater Canyon to three days of cycling in Canyonlands National Park and four days on the Green and Colorado rivers. Guides are handpicked and trained by Dee Holladay. Licensed by the states of Utah and Idaho, guides also are trained by Holiday in wilderness first aid, river safety and rescue techniques, and interpretation.
Depending on the river, Holiday uses either 17-foot-long boats that seat five or six guests and are powered by the guide’s oars or 15-foot-long boats that the guide and five or six guests power with paddles. Inflatable kayaks also are available on some trips. Wetsuits and helmets are provided on some trips, while tents and sleeping bags may be rented. Meals Holiday prides itself on serving a delicious menu of fresh foods. Meals range from dinners of steaks, fish or stir-fry dishes to breakfasts of omelets, cereals and flapjacks. Lunches center around cold cuts, salads and fresh fruits. While Holiday provides “Cowboy coffee,” sodas, juices and ice water, guests are invited to bring their own alcoholic beverages.