Guest Trip Reviews

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by Matthew Gearhart on Holiday River Expeditions

Karen was our primary contact. Great trip, Jack was an incredible guide as was Josh. Our group had various skill levels and experience on mountain bikes and all were accommodated.

by Alex Schaefer on Holiday River Expeditions

Had some minor interaction with Karen, she was very sweet and helpful Another in our party took the lead on booking

I will probably bring my own sleeping pad next time but that is the only piece of gear I rented that wasn't top notch Additional shade (tarp between vans, pop-ups...) during brutally hot mountain biking breaks in particular would have been a nice addition. Josh and Jack did everything possible to help keep us cool, just not enough shelter from the sun.

Overall our experience far exceeded expectation. Josh, Jack and Rocky went above and beyond and not only on guided bike and raft activities. They brought an amazing attitude towards the constant loading and unloading of gear, shuttles, bike mechanics and food prep. The quality of each meal was remarkable and quantities were seemingly perfectly dialed in. The excitement Jack brought to our whitewater day was a perfect way to end the trip. Support staff delivered an extra bike when needed and were waiting there for us at boat ramps. Don't have enough good things to say and can't wait to make it back!!!

by RIchard Chinn on Holiday River Expeditions

Katy, Tess, Syd & Sherpa made a great guide crew. Your website's Guides page is overdue for an update.

by John Becker on Holiday River Expeditions

Karen was on top of all the details and very easy and friendly to work with. Everything was in great shape. Like usual, the guides were highly qualified and very enthusiastic. The food was terrific and plentiful. The trip went off without a hitch.

by Stu Gerstein on Holiday River Expeditions

The office staff were great! We knew clearly how to prepare for the trip based upon the info provided. All the equipment we rented was top shelf. I especially liked the tents which were so easy to set up. The guides (Travis and Katie) were fantastic. They were committed to ensure that everyone was having an enjoyable experience. The meals far exceeded my expectations. It was four days of compete joy - whitewater rafting down the Gates of Lodore canyon. The scenery, the river, the company, the guides, the food were all exceptional. I highly recommend this trip!

by Forest Jordan on Holiday River Expeditions

The tent was very easy to assemble each night, and all of the screen windows allowed for great star viewing. The dry bags were great and easily accommodated all of my gear. Our drivers (both to & from) were great and helped load/offload our boats/gear. The guides were so well trained/educated and were very hard working on our trip. They were very accommodating and cooked/made great food for all of our meals. The hikes (which were optional) were well thought out and beautiful. We saw inscriptions, were taught about local flora/fauna, history & geology and basic river knowledge... the guides were the highlight of the trip!

Tremendous experience! Such beautiful scenery (6 day Labyrinth float) and incredible night skies! We all learned so much from our wonderful guides (Susan & Em) about geology, history, ecology, politics & astronomy... very educational! We didn't want for anything and there were always options (hikes, games, riddles) to satisfy the whole group. The guides worked so hard to ensure that we didn't have to. We ate well, lounged well, played well, explored well... overall we were totally pampered. Great experience and one that I would completely recommend... this company knows how to give you an experience... not just a vacation!

by Alexander Sudnik on Holiday River Expeditions

Our trip was wonderful. The kids were so sad to leave! The adults too!

by Shannon Molho on Holiday River Expeditions

Karen is very efficient and informative. We also know people who had used Holiday before. Everything was clear. Our guides Josh and Eve were outstanding. They bent over backwards for us and truly made our trip unforgettable. We were in a group of 8 people plus the guides with our 12-year old daughter. She was the only child on the trip. Josh and Eve were great, included her in meal preparation and anything else she could do. The rapids were fantastic the last day and our guides did everything to make sure we were safe in the raft and making the most of the white water. Thank you for this fabulous vacation!

by Donald Manekin on Holiday River Expeditions

All was handled smoothly and always available for our questions. The organizational skill were off the chart. Food was delicious and our grand kids ate all that was provided. Couldn't have been better. This is the fourth trip we have done with children and now grandchildren.

by Fred & Bessann Swanson on Holiday River Expeditions

This was our first time down Desolation and Gray Canyons, and they certainly lived up to their billing. So did our two guides, although we may have been slightly prejudiced about one of them (our daughter, Ellie!). Our thanks also to Nik, whose quiet competence and friendly demeanor shone throughout the trip. Our trip mates were fine company, too. Although we usually take wilderness trips on our own, there's a special value to a guided excursion where you meet folks from many backgrounds and perspectives. This made for stimulating conversation in camp and on the river. It was a special treat to share the experience with one couple's young grandkids, whose wide-eyed enjoyment of nature brought a contagious delight to everyone.A truly wonderful time!

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