Music River Rafting Trips in Utah and Colorado

Imagine waking up cozy in your sleeping bag to the rising sun, sliding on your sandals, and strolling through a riverside campsite for coffee and breakfast. You spend the morning floating peacefully through a gorgeous canyon, listening to the gentle call of the yellow-bellied warbler and scanning for bighorn sheep. The river narrows and boulders emerge from the water’s surface, excitement comes in the waves and splashes of whitewater rapids. You arrive at the next campsite, yet another beachside oasis, and explore a side canyon, finding a secluded waterfall at the end of the trail. Rinsing off in the clear water is invigorating, and you return to your temporary home to a feast fit for royalty. After you eat, the sun begins to set, you may find yourself wondering, “How could this day get any better?” The answer, of course, is LIVE MUSIC!

In 2024, Holiday River Expeditions is thrilled to continue our musical journey with returning artists the Del Sol Quartet, and The Pickpockets on two Yampa River trips. Join Del Sol and get swept away to another world through their ethereal string playing. If bluegrass is the soundtrack to your soul, then join The Pickpockets (from our very own Salt Lake City!) and hear their expansive catalog of heartfelt originals and classic favorites. Not only that, but new for 2024, we’re excited for our very first collaboration with Pompe n’ Honey! For this inaugural trip, we’ll capitalize on the natural stages presented through Lodore Canyon in Dinosaur National Monument. More information on this brand new trip coming soon!

We’re so excited to welcome these professional musicians on the river this year, elevating what is already an amazing experience. We hope you join us for what promises to be a magical adventure!

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Members of the Del Sol Quartet on the Yampa

June 7-11, 2024 (5 days): Float the wild Yampa River with members of the Bay Area’s pre-eminent string ensemble, the Del Sol Quartet. The harmonies of violin and cello are a sublime complement to nature’s own ongoing concerto of rocks, water, and canyon. Sunrise concerts and evening rehearsals with professional musicians provide an unique addition to the potent magic of the wild Yampa River. TRIP IS FULL - You can add your name to the waitlist!

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Pickpockets Bluegrass Band on the Yampa River

June 29-July 3, 2024 (5 days): Join Dante, David, Alec, Jake, and Aiden of The Pickpockets, for traditional Bluegrass tunes on the Yampa River. Located in the heart of the magical Dinosaur National Monument, This section of river is the perfect setting for a music trip. You'll enjoy some heartfelt original tunes as well as some familiar covers. This local Salt Lake City band has been playing together since 2018. We are ecstatic to have them join us in one of the most beautiful river canyons we run! We hope you will join us too!

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Pompe ‘n Honey on the Green River

Aug 31 - Sept 3, 2024 (4 days): New for 2024! If 20th century swing and folk music is your jam, join SLC local band, Pompe 'n Honey members Nils Allen “Booboo” Stewart Jr., Ryan Cook, Nico Aranda, and Davin Baltazar for a toe tappin' good time. Pompe 'n Honey has been performing in SLC since 2022, and they're ready to take their show on the road - ahem, river! Expect to hear everything from gypsy jazz to swing influenced by blues and country sounds. Lodore Canyon's stunning red canyon walls and bright green water offers the perfect backcountry setting for live music. Enjoy adventure all day, and wind down with live music performances at camp each evening.