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Holiday River Expeditions - Utah Rafting Day Tours
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3-Day Colorado River Rafting Trip through Westwater Canyon
Ranked #3 of 14 things to do in Green River
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Owner description: Holiday River Expeditions offers adventurists trips of a lifetime. With a special focus on Utah river rafting, Holiday River Expeditions employs expert outfitters that know the subtle meandering twists and turns of the Green River. The Cataract Canyon river rafting excursion goes deep into the heart of Utah's infamous Canyonlands National Park. Featuring otherwise inaccessible historic pueblo ruins, waterfalls and colorful canyon grottos, this adventurous trip offers the ideal balance between serenity and out of this world fun. Holiday River's Westwater Canyon adventure explores the brilliant gorge that is dubbed the miniature Grand Canyon. Following a segment of the Colorado River that features adrenaline-inducing Class III and IV rapids, this area highlights Utah's pristine wilderness and the area's unique rock formations. Desolation Canyon is rich in Wild West history, as it was the former hideout of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Once home to the Native American Fremont tribe, this area teams with native fauna and flora and is surrounded by sheer, rainbow colored cliffs. Teaming with abundant wildlife, this stretch of the Green River features unblemished white sandy beaches and cottonwood groves. Highlighting 60 rolling rapids, this trip is perfect for adults and children alike. Where the Bright Angel Trail begins, this canyon is deeper than the Grand Canyon. The San Juan River features rainbow-colored rock walls, ancient limestone swimming pools and nearly endless views of nearby Monument Valley. Overnight trips include camping amenities, in addition to sensational feasts. Whether adventure enthusiasts are looking to explore nature, experience adrenaline-rushing rapids or simply enjoy the spectacular scenery, Holiday River Expeditions offers lifelong memories.
Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you like camping in remote spots, spending days away from urban life, but don't want to have to plan meals and locations, a rafting trip might be just the thing for you. You do need to be able to set up and enjoy sleeping in a tent, but everything else is taken care of, including transportation to site, all equipment, preparing and cleaning up for meals, camp bathrooms, even hikes and camp entertainment.
If you enjoy river swimming and paddling an inflatable kayak ("duckie")--as I do--this is made for you.

I started doing this as a "goal" activity with 8 & 13 year old kids during 2-3 week camping trips, which gave me as a single dad a break from planning and preparing in the middle of the trip. The kids loved it too. Now older (my third trip after a 7 year break), my companion and I enjoyed ourselves immensely, also other people's kids and the interactions among the adults.

Holiday has a great wilderness ethic, like the boy scouts (take nothing but picture, leave nothing but footprints, leave cleaner than you found it), rowing no motors, enjoying and explaining the natural and indigenous history. The guides we've had were very knowledgeable in local lore as well as superior rafting and people skills.

Thank Harold M
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