Private Whitewater Rafting & Bike Trips in Utah and Colorado

Private Charter Whitewater and Mountain Biking Trips for Groups

Every year, Holiday helps to create a variety of private charter trips in Utah and Colorado. Our river and bike trips offer a perfect venue for your family reunion or corporate team-building weekend. The rivers and trails of the Colorado Plateau provide the setting for meaningful conversation and memories that last a lifetime. Celebrate a milestone birthday by pedaling the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park. How about a floating bachelorette party trip through Westwater Canyon? You don’t even need a special occasion – organize a group of your best friends for a longer trip through the Gates of Lodore or Cataract Canyon.

Holiday’s reservation team has over 55 years of combined experience as trip planners. Additionally, they have an intimate understanding of each trip that we offer. They’ll help you select the best trip for your group. Whether one person takes the lead as the group organizer or every group member makes his or her own plans, we work through each step with you to bring the adventure to life.

Our office ensures that planning your trip is easy, and our guides take care of everything else out on the water. Once you arrive at our warehouse, your work is over. Holiday handles the transportation, food, entertainment, and sleeping accommodations. Choose a family vacation that truly feels like a vacation. Let us design an unforgettable wilderness adventure for your private group.

The minimum group size for customizable private charter trips in Utah or Colorado varies by the trip, time of year, and area. Group-rate discounts are available with groups of 10 or more.

The Way It Works!
  1. Choose your trip and we’ll hold it for you.
  2. We’ll send you a reservation link to forward to everyone you are inviting.
  3. A $400 deposit (payable online) is due for each person to confirm their seat on the trip.
  4. You have two weeks to reach the minimum needed for a private charter.
    1. For a whitewater rafting trip the minimum for a private trip is 16.
    2. For a mountain biking trip the minimum for a private trip is 8.
    3. For a Maze mountain biking trip the minimum for a private trip is 7.
    4. Ask your reservation agent about the maximum group size.
  5. The balance for the trip is due 90 days before the trip.
  6. Each participant will receive a confirmation email with all the trip details and forms to complete online.
  7. As the “Group Organizer” you can keep track of who has signed up and who hasn’t.
  8. If you don’t reach the minimum needed we simply open the trip back up to the public, but your group stays on!
  9. Questions?  Just give us a call!  800-624-6323

 

Charter Specific Cancellation Policy:

Trips must meet the minimum number of seats needed to charter (16) with a $400 per person deposit paid within 14 days of holding the trip. Full payment is due 90 days prior to the trip. Both of these payments are non-refundable. If the charter minimum is not met, regular cancellation policies apply.  For pre season bookings, (prior to Jan 1) if you need an extension, call our office.

 

Featured Review:

“I want to compliment you and Holiday and all our wonderful guides for your knowledge and expertise and commitment to oar-powered trips through Cataract.  I do not think we would have been happy with any other outfitter—Holiday was perfect for our private group of accomplished river rats and fishermen.”  – Hansler, from Eugene, Oregon, 6-day Cataract Canyon rafting trip

Colorado River Rafting through Westwater Canyon

The Colorado River through Westwater Canyon

Our most popular trip for private charters, the Colorado River through Westwater Canyon is a little canyon that packs a big whitewater punch. Splash through the easy rapids of the first two days on stand-up paddleboards or inflatable kayaks. Day three features exciting Class IV whitewater that will leave you wanting more! We offer three launches a week all summer long, making it easy to fit your group’s schedule. This is an intermediate level trip; eight years old is the recommended minimum age.

  • Minimum 16 guests on weekdays, maximum 20
  • Minimum 20 guests on weekends, maximum 20
  • Group rate for 2-day $590, for 3-day $765
  • Available dates May-September
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail

The White Rim Trail

A milestone birthday is a common excuse for getting a group together on the White Rim Trail, but of course, any reason works! This quintessential multi-day Moab mountain biking trip is enjoyable for active bikers of all ability levels. With a stop-you-in-your-tracks view around every corner and a support van to carry the glamping supplies, there’s nothing else quite like the White Rim. Recommended age minimum age for this trip is 14.

  • Minimum 8 guests, maximum 12
  • Group rate for 3-day $940, for 4-day trip $1.065
  • Available dates in April, May, August, September, and October
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The Colorado River through Cataract Canyon

The Colorado River through Cataract Canyon

Holiday’s signature trip: the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon in the heart of Canyonlands National Park. This is the definitive Utah rafting trip, featuring gorgeous red rock canyon walls, extended hiking opportunities, and world-class whitewater. Book five or six days for maximum hiking and flexibility. Intermediate to advanced level trip, depending on water level. Minimum recommended age is eight at lower water, and 16 at higher water levels.

  • Minimum 16 guests, maximum 20
  • Group rate for 5-day $1,345, for 6-day $1,450
  • Available dates May 1st -September 24th
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The Green River through Lodore Canyon

The Green River through Lodore Canyon

This beautiful section of the Green River is located in the center of Dinosaur National Monument. Rafting trips through Lodore Canyon are exceptionally well-rounded and lend themselves well to a private charter trip. Consistent, fun rapids are balanced with plenty of off-river time for hiking, relaxing, chatting, and connecting with your family or friends. Intermediate level trip; eight years old is the recommended minimum age.

  • Minimum 16 guests, maximum 20
  • Group rate for 4-day $1,170
  • Available dates May 24th -September 13th
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The Yampa River Rafting Trip

The Yampa River in Dinosaur National Monument

The Yampa River has it all – splashy rapids every day, fun hikes to breathtaking destinations, and beautiful campsites, each more tranquil than the last. As the last truly wild river on the Colorado Plateau, the Yampa offers magic around every corner. Admire the sheer cliffs and carved alcoves of the Weber Sandstone as you wind your way down the canyon, allowing the anticipation of the lone Class IV rapid on the Yampa, Warm Springs Rapid, to build and build until your arrival. This trip can be four or five days and is listed as intermediate, with a recommended age of eight or older.

  • Minimum 16 guests, maximum 20
  • Group rate for 4-day $1,170, 5-day $1,290
  • Available dates May & June
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The Green River through Desolation Canyon

The Green River through Desolation Canyon

The beauty of a rafting trip on the Green River through Desolation Canyon is that it appeals to all ages and all adventurers. This under-the-radar trip is very popular for youth and family groups. It features countless Class I and II rapids, with a couple Class IIIs to spice things up. With excellent hikes to choose from, and opportunities to see unique archaeological sites and historic homesteads, there’s something for everyone. Kids love playing and swimming along the big, sandy beach camps, and active types enjoy the opportunity to use inflatable kayaks.

  • Minimum 16 guests, maximum 20
  • Group rate for 5-day $1,463, for 6-day $1,577
  • Available dates May 13th – August 26th
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The Maze Mountain Biking Trip

The Maze Mountain Biking Trip

The Maze bike trip is the perfect choice for groups seeking a very remote adventure deep in the Canyonlands desert without sacrificing the joys of glamping. Along with our expert guides, experience adrenaline-filled bike riding, breathtaking views, and incredible campsites in one of the least accessible parts of the country. This is a four-day, advanced level trip with a minimum recommended age of 12.

  • Minimum 7 guests, maximum 7
  • Trip Rate for 4-day $1,325, for 5-day $1,465
  • Available dates April, May, and September
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The San Rafael Swell Mountain Bike Ride

The San Rafael Swell Mountain Biking Trip

One of Utah’s hidden gems, the San Rafael Swell is over 2,000 square miles of public lands connected by dirt roads and trails, with slot canyons, mountains, buttes, mesas, and arches just waiting to be explored. Perhaps our most customizable trip, each day’s activities can be easily designed and catered to fit your group, mixing in hiking and riding of varying difficulties. 

  • Minimum 8 guests, maximum 12
  • Group rate for 4-day $1,035
  • Schedule upon request
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323
The Upper San Juan River

The Upper San Juan River

The San Juan River is a perfect option for groups looking for a calm water experience with plenty of hiking and scenery. With no rapids on this section, guests enjoy swimming and paddling inflatable kayaks alongside the rafts, awe-inspiring geologic formations, fun hiking along historical trails, and stops at incredible archaeological sites such as the River House, a multi-story Ancestral Puebloan structure. The San Juan is a family-friendly, beginner level trip with a minimum age of five.

  • Minimum 12 guests, maximum 16
  • Group rate for 3-day $980
  • Available dates:
  • May 9, 16, 23 & 30
  • June 6, 13 & 17
  • Call for availability 1-800-624-6323