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Holiday River Expeditions - Utah River Rafting

793 S 1500 E, Vernal, UT 84078-8603
+1 800-624-6323
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Hard to top consistent excellence

I have nothing original to add to all the wonderful reviews of this company and its guides. We... read more

Reviewed 4 October 2017
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Outstanding River Trip!

I highly recommend this river company! The guides are super knowledgable, fun and terrific chefs... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Beth H
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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
+1 800-624-6323
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Reviewed 4 October 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 11 September 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

Thank Beth H
Reviewed 10 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 9 September 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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Reviewed 28 August 2017

Hello! I'm here to tell you that you've found the right river company -- LUCK YOU! Seriously, I ran my school's first annual rafting trip nine years ago with another company and had a mediocre trip. As a result, I switched to Holiday and have...More

Thank Ariel R
Reviewed 27 August 2017

Trip of a lifetime for 3 generations of our family. Some things you just cant put off and are worth their weight in gold. Every detail was taken care of by our guides leaving us free to enjoy our family and the other guests in...More

Thank PollyMottonen
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have nothing but good things to say about Holiday River Expeditions. This was our first multi-day rafting trip and I must say I was truly impressed with the overall organization of of their operation. Their 'front office' was efficient and user-friendly with the reservations,...More

Thank Kirk B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

Just returned from my second Westwater Canyon trip and what an amazing time. This company does it right and the trip was absolutely perfect. A big thanks to Colter, Rolf, Vern, Sandy and Josh for doing such an outstanding job taking care of everything. They...More

Thank Sean H
Reviewed 7 August 2017

I just returned from a 5-day trip with Holiday River Expeditions on the Green River under the auspices of the Sierra Club. The trip was perfect for families - I brought my 20-year old son. Others brought their young children (as young as 7) and...More

Thank Eric S
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This company has it dialed in! The guides are professional, organized, efficient, in all aspects of the tasks at hand. These folks are very considerate of their guests safety and comfort. They're all so genuinely warm and friendly. The result of all the above mentioned...More

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Macy B
10 January 2018|
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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
24 June 2015|
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Response from HolidayRiver1 | Property representative |
Good morning! Paddling is always a choice! Feel free to give us a call in our Salt Lake city office - 800-624-6323. Happy to answer your questions and address any concerns. Go With The Flow!