Leave the Cooking to Us!
Since 1966, Sue Holladay brings years of river running and cooking
experience to our menus that accommodate everyone’s tastes and
dietary needs. Just show up for the meals and enjoy your day of
adventure. All the planning, packing, shopping and preparation is
done for you. Our guides create river recipes into “to die for” meals.
Dutch-oven lasagna, salads, fresh salmon or steak, brownies… You will
be hungry! Oh yeah, and we do the dishes!
First is the sound of the river. Second your eyes open to the
sun-drenched red-rock sunrise. Then your senses take in the aroma of
fresh brewed coffee… Every morning, our guides rise early to brew
fresh coffee and prepare a hot breakfast such as made-to-order
omelets, fresh blueberry pancakes, hash browns, bacon and sausage.
There is always a cold option of granola, yogurt and fresh fruit for
those who prefer something lighter. Hot water for tea and oatmeal
round out a great start to the day!
On-The-Go River Snacks
While floating down the river or riding your bike, by mid morning your appetite may come creeping back! We offer on-the-go trail mix, snack-bars and we’ll always have an orange or apple available to tide you over until lunch. Thirsty? You’re covered there too. Lemonade and fresh water are always accessible.
In the morning, our menu offers coffee, tea, hot chocolate & juice with breakfast. During the day we provide fresh and always-cold water
and lemonade on the boats. We do bring Coke products and are limited to one can per person, per day. You’re welcome to bring your favorite beverages at any point in the trip, including beer, wine, or cocktails but please avoid glass bottles. Your guides would be happy to heat up some water for an evening tea/coffee if that is your preference!
Lunches are served river or trailside, deli style. Your guides will set up
a buffet beginning with the “instant gratification station” of PB&J’s,
chips, raisins, nuts, cookies and fresh fruit. Lunches range from
chicken Caesar wraps, deli sandwiches or wraps with all the extras like
pickles, avocado, hummus & hot sauce to pasta salads chocked full of
fresh veggies. Enjoy your lunch under the shade of a cottonwood tree
exchanging stories of the day so far…
Your day in the sun winds down with freshly prepared appetizers,
which are served while the guides begin dinner preparations. Veggies,
fresh cheeses, chips and salsa lead into delicious gourmet camp
dinners prepared with the famous Dutch ovens or grilled to order.
Fresh salads and breads compliment the menu and our pineapple
upside down cake, brownies or sopapillas will top off a perfect meal.
All you have to do is sit back, relax and eat… and there’s always
Special Dietary Needs
Our menu does address special dietary needs. We can accommodate
food allergies or dietary needs with advance notice and our meals can
be tailored for vegetarians. Just let us know when you complete your
guest data information form if you are vegetarian or have any special
“It’s beyond me how we ate so well. Fresh is the key word for the food
on a Holiday river trip. Never have I had so much delicious fruit! Even
my 8-year-old daughter cleaned her plate.”
~Kate Ferguson, Colorado River Westwater Canyon trip