Western River Expeditions

A Fantastic Rafting Trip.

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Great food on a rafting trip prepared by excellent guides.An amazing rafting trip from start to finish.

Flawless in every way, made even better by our superb guides.

Mike - Manchester
Arizona - Grand Canyon Rafting 3 Day

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Exceptional People, Great Delivery - Rafting the Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon overlook at sunsetThe Grand Canyon is truly a wonder of this world. To begin to absorb what it has to offer requires people who know how to deliver the experience and pass on the knowledge. Western River Expeditionsclearly demonstrated throughout the process - from...

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Getting ready...Grand Canyon Rafting

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Made our first stop at REI this weekend to get the right gear. Getting excited!

This video is super helpful for knowing what to get.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nbwv3ZDcGOE

Sarah - Wisconsin

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How to Convince Friends to Start White Water Rafting This Year

How to Convince Friends to Start White Water Rafting This YearIf you have been trying for years to get a friend or relative to drop their fears and get out on the rapids, do not give up. It’s possible that 2015 is finally the year you’ll get them to go white water rafting for the first time.

We have some advice...

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Ten Ways to Get the Most from Your River Rafting Trip

1. Don’t over pack. Everyone over packs. I’ve done hundreds of whitewater rafting trips and I’ve over packed for almost every one. I’ve come off river trips with unopened 12 packs of soda, flashlights I never turned on, and shorts I never wore....

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Help! I'm a First Time Rafter... Should I Be Afraid?

Dare to swim the Colorado River!Should you be afraid to go rafting? The short answer is OF COURSE NOT! But if you’re still not convinced, I have a story of one of my passengers that not only was terrified of rafting, but also terrified of water.

It was a beautiful, sunny day, and...

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5 Tricks to Beating the Heat in Moab, Utah

Some Like It Hot.  But Not Us! I don’t know what I love more: seeing a guest’s shocked face as we hop into a hot Hummer at 1 pm in a blistering afternoon in July, or just the sheer relief on their face when we offer ways to cool off on the adventure,...

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What Do River Guides Do During The Off Season?

In the back of our minds we all have a dream vacation, something that we've have wanted to do for years. Maybe it's seven daysfloating through one of the most beautiful canyons on earth. Maybe it's something as simple as a weekend on the town,...

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Scared to Go Rafting? You Only Live Once!

Rafting in Moab, Utah I have always been known in my family as the “worry wart”. I mean really though. If my mom was gone for more than twenty minutes running errands, I was always 100% sure as her overthinking son that she had gotten lost or was never coming...

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Bonding Requires Separation on a Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

 

Bonding about SeparationA Grand Canyon river trip includes many things. It includes fantastic scenery, delicious food, impressive whitewater and camaraderie with new friends. A Grand Canyon trip includes all of this but what you get out of it is so much more. What you get...

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The Third Time is Even More Exciting! - Rafting the Grand Canyon

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Grand Canyon Vacations

28 of us are coming June 9 to raft the Grand Canyon.

I hope the river will be ready for that! I hear her calling. If it ever gets above 25 degrees here, I am wearing my swim trunks just to be ready.

Don - Golden, CO
 

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Dreams of Arches - National Park Tours

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Fiery Furnace Hike in Arches National ParkI spent part of my childhood near Denver, CO, and one of my most cherished memories is the time my parents and I spent time in Moab, Utah to go hiking in Canyonlands National Park. I must have been 8 years old.

We got stuck in a storm and had to find...

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First Look - Grand Canyon Tours

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Grand Canyon Tour from the RimMy friend who is coming with me on the rafting trip had never seen the Grand Canyon, so we took a little trip up to the South Rim for a look. She was blown away as it is always awe inspiring to view the canyon.

We can't wait for our river expedition...

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Desolation Canyon - Amazing Family Trip

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We've done this Desolation Canyon rafting trip several times with our family and it is consistently the favorite family vacation for all us. Not only is it an incredibly easy vacation compared to other family trips, it also gives us an experience...

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AT LAST!!!!! Grand Canyon Rafting Trip

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Rafting the Grand Canyon Whitewater RapidsIn 1956, I had the good fortune to meet Bill Beers and Jon Dagget. They convinced me that, while swimming the Grand Canyon may not be the best way, running "The River" was well worth the doing!

I put this on my list of things to get done in my life,...

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186 Mile Cathedral - Colorado River Adventures

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Family Vacation Adventures

Early May will mark my 15th trip down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, twelve of them with Western River Expeditions.

Number 13 was 18 days rowing, a true adventure, and one I would repeat in an instant, if only it was easy to get three...

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White Water Rafting Safety Tips for Kids

White water rafting is a fun, unique way to spend some quality outdoor time with the entire family. Floating down a gorgeous river can be just as exciting for youngsters as it is for adults. While some tours require age and weight restrictions,...

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Borrowed Time

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Grand Canyon Rafting in 4 days"The trouble is, you think you have time." Gautama Buddha

I consider myself one of the lucky ones to know that we are on borrowed time. I've always been that girl that loves to sing but can't carry a tune but I sing every chance I get, the one who...

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Grand Canyon Rafting Trip - Spectacular Scenery, Outstanding Guides, Great fun!

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Best Rafting Guides in the Grand CanyonWell organized Grand Canyon rafting trip from beginning to end.

Western River Expeditions guides were terrific, experienced, skilled, knowledgeable, personable - did everything they could to make it a special trip.  They were good cooks and...

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Looking at the 2014 Rafting Season Through our Guest's Photos!

Once the last boat of the 2014 season was rolled up for winter storage, we thought we'd take a look back at the season through our guest's eyes by reviewing the photos many of they've shared on our photo-sharing site.

We love what great photographers...

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