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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.

Judging Criteria
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.

Utah Best Of State

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

National Geographic Award

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.

Utah Official Best Of Award

Experience the Western Difference for Yourself...

Guiding river trips for nearly 50 years 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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