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Dinosaur River Expeditions - Private Day Tours

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Address: 550 E. Main Street, Vernal, UT 84078
Phone Number: +1 800-345-7238
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Dinosaur River Expeditions offers RIVER RAFTING adventures on premier...

Dinosaur River Expeditions offers RIVER RAFTING adventures on premier COLORADO RIVERS and UTAH RIVERS. The trips we offer are on the GREEN RIVER through the Gates of Lodore Canyon and the YAMPA RIVER. The one day river rafting trip is in the Flaming Gorge Recreation Area. Are WHITE WATER RIVER RAFTING trips are all inclusive, we provide the necessary safety gear, guides, transportation do all of the cooking and give you an all around excellent trip. Dinosaur River Expeditions has been a leader in white water rafting trips since 1979. We are proud to be the only locally owned and operated outfitter in Vernal, Utah. This give us that little edge to make your trip even better. Call our office to get all the information you need to make your vacation perfect.

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Best Family Trip Ever

My husband and I took our three children rafting on the Green River - Gates of Ladore trip this past summer. After four wonderful days rafting and kayating down the rapids... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 14, 2015
Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

My husband and I took our three children rafting on the Green River - Gates of Ladore trip this past summer. After four wonderful days rafting and kayating down the rapids, camping in gorgeous spots along the river, taking side hikes to see some wonderful petroglyphs and splash around in waterfalls, and simply sitting and relaxing in camp at the... More 

Thank Traveling3family
Pueblo, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Had a great time on the trip. The guides were great, social and knowledgeable. The company is professional and great to work with. They provide well for anyone with a food allergy which was great! Jen is great with the pre-trip information. The packing list is one to go by. The experience is amazing. Beautiful place to see with a... More 

Thank kawill1119
Milwaukie, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We had a wonderful 4 day experience on our Green River Trip called the Gates of Ladore. The Beauty of and formations was stunning. Our group had people from 10 to 77. A couple from Germany with their 2 children were a delight. All together we had 6 childern who seem to communicate in spite of the language difference. The... More 

Thank nancycZ1572TW
Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

To be honest, this was a disappointment. We booked an "all day" rafting trip but it started after 10 AM and ended at 2 PM, not exactly a full day... the rafting itself was more floating on a quiet stream, not exactly a trilling experience. Friendly staff and a good lunch but that's not enough to justify the astonishing price... More 

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Tyler C, Owner at Dinosaur River Expeditions - Private Day Tours, responded to this review

Peter, As you can see from all of the positive reviews we try to offer a great trip at a reasonable price for our guests. Our trip is a much higher quality of experience compared to ANY of the other outfitters in Vernal. Whom you would have paid significantly more for a lesser quality river trip. We are the only... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a wonderful time on the Gates of Lodore Trip! The guides were knowledgeable and fun while providing a completely safe experience all while respecting and protecting the environment that they clearly love. No details were overlooked from the quality of rafting/camping equipment to the excellent food (really, really good food!) Our group ranged in age from 7 to... More 

Thank AHB122
Ogden, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

We couldn't have asked for a better trip. Family's from several states, one family from Germany all thrown together for a fabulous time. By lunch the first day the children had become fast friends, along with the adults. The guides were amazing with lots of knowledge to share about the canyons, showing us their great cooking skills and working from... More 

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Ogden, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Just finished a 4 day river trip on the Green River (Gates of Ladore) with Dinosaur River Expeditions out of Vernal, Utah.This was one of the most amazing trips of my life. The trip on the river is something that you have to experience to fully appreciate what an amazing place this is.The best part of the trip is being... More 

Thank Ed C
Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I came across Dinosaur when researching our family trip to Yellowstone (kids are 10 and 12). Everything went smooth: The contact with Jen was easy and very helpful. She made suggestions which trips would be best and we decided on the 4-day "Gates of Lodore". Jen sent us a packing list and we were able to rent from her all... More 

Thank ChrFarwig
Highland, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Not only was DRE a great company to take us rafting, they are just great people! The river guides are extremely knowledgable, helpful, courteous, and extremely friendly. We took our 17 year old and 9 year old. They both said it was the best trip ever. Food was great, scenery is spectacular, and the service was better than any I... More 

Thank Kristi A
Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Very well run. Very friendly staff, they work hard, entertain the kids, take care of everything, act very responsibly. We had inflatable kayaks and one inflatable stand-up paddleboard. The scenery is wonderful, the hikes we took during the trip were great as well. The rapids are mostly level 2 /3 , making the whole trip suitable for families with younger... More 

Thank Han S

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