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Holiday River Expeditions

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In 2016 we’ll be celebrating 50 years of motorless Colorado River rafting.

Colorado-River-Rafting-Trips-Cataract-CanyonHoliday River Expeditions was founded in 1966 by Dee & Sue Holladay. A family run business offering multi day rafting trips on the Colorado, Green, San Juan & Yampa Rivers and Lodore Canyon. Mountain Biking trips on the White Rim Trail and The Maze in Canyonlands National Park and the San Rafael Swell.  Attention to detail and interpretation are what sets Holiday apart.  The guides will not only row you down the river, prepare amazing riverside meals and share their love of the river with you, they are well versed in the history and geology of the river canyons.  We firmly believe in non-motorized river travel.  We offer Oar rafts, Paddle rafts, Inflatable Kayaks, and new to the fleet, Stand-up Paddle Boards.

Types of trips we offer:

  • Utah River Rafting
  • Colorado River Rafting
  • Idaho River Rafting
  • Moab Mountain Biking
  • Women’s Retreats
  • Family Rafting Adventures
  • Whitewater Kayaking Workshop
  • Dark Sky Stargazing Series
  • National Parks Traveler Trips
  • 2 to 8 days, beginner to expert

finalYour Utah adventure begins here. With headquarters located in Green River, UT, Vernal, UT  we are conveniently close to some of Utah’s most famed National Parks and Monuments.  Pre and post trip activities can be easily added on in Dinosaur National Monument, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and various other State Parks.  Salt Lake City International Airport is a short three hour drive from both Green River and Vernal, UT.  Amtrak also travels from coast to coast with a stop in Green River, UT.

Our Customers:

  • Families and Multigenerational Groups
  • Couples
  • Solo Travelers
  • Groups of friends
  • Organizations, clubs and Corporate retreats
  • Youth Groups, Scouts, Students
  • Bachelor and Bachelorette parties
  • Weddings
  • Team Building
  • Custom Private Charter Trips

What you can expect on a Holiday River Expeditions Trip

  • Professional & Knowledgeable Guides
  • Top Notch Equipment
  • Plentiful and healthy meals
  • A deep respect for the environment
  • Detailed and organized pre & post trip arrangements
  • 50 years of experience

Holiday’s mission statement is more like a pledge to the environment:

Holiday River Expeditions’ goal is to preserve our nation’s wild lands. By providing our guests an enjoyable wilderness experience with an opportunity to learn about the natural world; Holiday trips develop their awareness and encourage the preservation of wild places. Holiday will accomplish this through: Diligent Training; Meaningful Interpretation; Innovative Equipment & Facilities; Responsible Stewardship of the Land; and Environmentally Sound Business Practice.

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