Western River Expeditions Recent Awards and Recognitions
National Geographic Best Adventure Travel Company
Best of State
Western River Expeditions has been the recipient of Utah's Best
of State gold medal award for unsurpassed service and achievement
in both the Adventure Travel and River Outfitters industries for 10 consecutive years. The Best of State award is Utah's premier
recognition and awards program and was created to recognize outstanding
individuals, organizations and businesses in Utah.
Best of State seeks those companies
that excel and surpass all others in the following categories:
Excelling in their endeavors
Use of innovative approaches or methods
Bringing the highest contribution to a better quality of life
Western River Expeditions considers it an honor to be a recipient
of the Best of Utah award.
A comprehensive ranking of the world's top outfitters—surveyed, sorted, and scored.
Western River Expeditions was one of the select few "Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth" awarded in 2009. Based on a number of criteria, including guest feedback, industry and community involvement, guide interviews and environmental initiatives, Western River Expeditions excelled in every category.
"During its 48 years whitewater rafting in the Southwest, Western River Expeditions has earned the loyalty of its guides, many of whom have worked for the company for 10 to 15 years. It has also gained the respect of the local community through a partnership with Navajo, Hopi, and other tribes that teaches guides to interpret the landscape from a Native American perspective." - National Geographic
The Official Best Of Utah
Western River's Moab Adventure Center was selected as Utah's "Best Adventure Company" in 2008 by The Official Best Of.
The Official Best of is an independent award show that provides TV & web viewers with the official best places to visits across America.
Official Best of solicits nominations for "Best Of" selection on the website. A team of researchers then scour travel resources, consult with local Convention & Visitor Bureaus, Chambers of Commerce and other experts in the field to select the best companies within local industries.
Experience the Western Difference for
Western River Expeditions helped
pioneer the concept of rafting vacations 50 years ago.
Since 1961, consistent dedication to quality, excellence in
trip safety, integrity, and experience of guides provides
ample confidence that you're traveling with the best. Every
year, Western River Expeditions escorts more people down the
rivers we run than anyone else. In addition to thousands of
repeat customers, over 75% of our new guests come each year
as a result of the recommendations of
past guests. Many of these recommendations are due to
the following areas we feel we have honed to the highest standards
of quality over the past 5 decades.
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