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Holiday River Expeditions - Utah River Rafting

793 S 1500 E, Vernal, UT 84078-8603
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Rafting and Stargazing on the Yampa

My mother and I did a 5 day stargazing trip down the Yampa River. It was amazing from start to... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carol N
Best trip ever!

I did the 5 day Yampa float trip with a bunch of my family and friends. I totally recommend this... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sheila W
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Holiday River Expeditions offers several Utah River Rafting vacations. The Green River rafting trip is a 5 or 6 day trip that features exciting whitewater rapids for all ages. This trip usually includes some hiking to explore ancient Indian ruins and petroglyphs. The San Juan River rafting trip is a 3-day adventure down the exquisite San Juan River where you’ll experience the phenomenon of "sand waves". The Yampa River is the last undammed river in the Colorado River system and this is a 4 or 5 day trip for the intermediate river rafting enthusiast. The Desolation Canyon river rafting vacation is rated "easy" and is available for children as young as five years old. This is a 5 or 6 day river rafting trip through Canyonlands National Park where the scenery is always breathtaking. Adventure seekers will enjoy an abundance of wildlife sightings such as elk, moose and black bear and some great trout fishing. Transportation to and from the river is included in the cost, as well as delicious campfire meals prepared fresh each day.
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793 S 1500 E, Vernal, UT 84078-8603
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Reviewed 6 days ago

My mother and I did a 5 day stargazing trip down the Yampa River. It was amazing from start to finish! The guides were great, but that was no surprise as that's been the case on all 3 trips I've taken. We had great chemistry...More

Thank Carol N
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did the 5 day Yampa float trip with a bunch of my family and friends. I totally recommend this trip for all ages, it was AMAZING! The scenery was breathtaking, the food was way to tasty, and the guides made the trip delightful.

Thank Sheila W
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 day/4 nights through Desolation and Grey Canyon. The adventure began with a 45 minute flight with 3 planes transporting 14 people about 100 mile up the Green River and landing on a runway atop a mesa. The hike down to the river was steep...More

Thank Gary S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful trip with wonderful guides. So friendly and all needs anticipated and met. Can't wait to go on another one of their trips.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I recently joined Holiday River Expeditions for a Sierra Club trip down the Yampa River. Before I step back into my "big girl career" week, I would like to take a moment to extol the virtues of our river guides. I have spent two thirds...More

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Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

Took a 4 day trip with no camping experience since Boy Scouts some 50 years ago. Great rafts, great guides, great food, great memories. Their checklists for packing were helpful, but be prepared for all types of weather. I made my final packing decisions the...More

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Reviewed October 4, 2017

I have nothing original to add to all the wonderful reviews of this company and its guides. We completed our third trip with Holiday in Cataract Canyon in mid July. I could talk about the food, the scenery, the guides (who are unfailingly professional, friendly,...More

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Reviewed September 11, 2017

I highly recommend this river company! The guides are super knowledgable, fun and terrific chefs! When not on the exciting river, in awe of the beautiful scenery, we were hiking to lush waterfalls and exploring pictographs. At night, we learned about the constellations from a...More

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Reviewed September 10, 2017

They nailed everything. I went on my bachelor party with them. Absolutely great. They rock -- thanks guys.

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Reviewed September 9, 2017 via mobile

While Holiday River can't take credit for the amazing scenery, soft sand camping beaches, abundant wildlife, archaeological sites and great hikes, they certainly should take credit for their amazing, tireless staff. Larkin, Sherpa, Tilts and TBird were amazing. They shared their knowledge of the river,...More

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Response from HolidayRiver1 | Property representative |
Hello! Yes, please give us a call at 800-624-6323, we'd be happy to help you!
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Response from Sean H | Reviewed this property |
The night before we took off we stayed at the River Terrace Inn which is clean and charming and the best place to stay in town. It books fast so don't wait. The restaurant right next to the Inn, the Tamarisk Restaurant is... More
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