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Western River Trip Reviews

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Remarkable Adventure!

5

| September 21, 2017


This rafting trip was the most amazing experience that allowed me to see the Grand Canyon and have fun with friends and discover things outside my comfort zone. Our guides were incredible... they were responsible for so many people and everything we needed to make the trip a remarkable adventure! Awesome!

Just a perfect blend of challenges. relaxation... roughing it and luxury meals!


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See the 3-Day Grand Canyon River Trip

Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip
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Incredible Trip!!

5

| September 21, 2017


I cannot say enough about how much we enjoyed this trip. My wife and I took our three teenage children (20, 17, 13) and had probably one of the best family vacations we have ever had (and we travel).

Four days of no cell phones, no TV, no movies and just family fun. We talked, laughed, took pictures, hiked, camped and literally were about 2 feet from each other for 4 days.

Cataract Canyon is spectacular. You'll literally float down about a billion years of geology and see things you can't see anywhere else in the world. It was humbling and spiritual to see a part of the world as it was a billion years ago. A true national treasure. The guides were incredible people (Tori, Ryan, Alex and Derek). They did everything for us from keeping us safe on the rapids, to cooking meals, to explaining the geology of the canyon. They are all role models for any young person-- friendly, engaging, interesting, funny and empowered by the company to do anything to make the guest experience a life changing event. We all enjoyed every second around them (especially Tori playing guitar and singing at night). I'm still trying to figure out how they served ice cream on day 4! No detail is spared.

It's hard not to sign up for next year and do it over and over. Seriously, a one of a kind experience. BTW-- if you are going down this trip (or the Canyon), make sure you read the Emerald Mile by Kevin Fedarko BEFORE the trip. Really brings it all alive.

A huge THANK YOU to Western River Expeditions for a wonderful experience. We'll be back. PS- the picture is of our three kids having a blast together in the river. So many stories.


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See the Cataract Canyon 4-Day Trip

Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day
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Beautiful

5

| September 21, 2017


We had limited time in Moab, and I had been looking at Western River Expeditions for several years after a friend used them.

This package was perfect for us. We were able to experience Arches National Park in a way I don't think we could have on our own in the limited about of time we had.

Every person who guided us was nice, friendly, informative and ensured we were happy. We would love to use Western River again.


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Moab Vacation Details

Moab Utah - Southwest Sampler Vacation
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Fantastic, Fun and Great

5

| September 21, 2017


The river guides were great (Mark, Melissa, Scott and Travis) you couldn't ask for a better group of people.

The trip was fantastic, it was all I expected it to be if not more.

Thanks for the wonderful experience with Western River Expeditions.


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Colorado River Rafting

Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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Unforgettable Adventure

5

| September 21, 2017


I am so happy that I had the opportunity to experience the Grand Canyon in a unique way! I learned so much about the history of the Canyon as well as how much I could do on an outdoor adventure! The guides helped me over the rocks on hikes to beautiful waterfalls and turquoise swimming holes! The views were amazing as well as the delicious food! I looked forward to what was in store each day! As one of the older persons in the group I was encouraged and empowered that I could accomplish the trip! It was hot but getting wet cooled me down and there was plenty of cold water or lemonade to refresh me. A bucket list item for sure!


 

Learn More About Grand Canyon Rafting

Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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Suck Rubber We Did

4

| September 21, 2017


Eight friends who met on an expedition in Antarctica in 2016 reunited to run the Grand Canyon in August, 2017 with Western River Expeditions. For six days, we pitched, plunged, bounced, dove, spun, jerked and crashed through some of the biggest rapids in North America. We glided past some of the greatest scenery on earth as well. Our leaders from Western River Expeditions—R.D., Stephen, Travis, and Emily--took us through the waves with aplomb. R.D. in particular was the Complete Guide--thoroughly competent, knowledgeable, and personable, with a great disposition and sense of humor.

Our guides led us on hikes over boulders, up cliffs and through side canyons of cool pools and stunning waterfalls. They pointed out Shorty Burton’s memorial pie plate, Bert Loper’s historic boat, Nixon’s Rock, families of bighorn sheep, and John Wesley Powell’s abandoned piano, as well as rock layers, side canyons and tributaries as they narrated points of interest and the natural and human history we passed. They whipped up savory meals in the sand where we camped on the beaches. They did it all with assurance and good cheer. They are remarkable people.

We motored on two J-rig pontoon rafts. Our barge held the “Antarctic Eight” as well as other passengers from the U.K. The guides said they’d never had so many aboard from other countries. Our guides will also remember us as the trip with the most people who fell overboard. They claimed no one had been washed off in the rapids for the past two years. Just to shatter their complacency, two of us from the Polar Pioneer went for a swim, as did two women from South Africa from the other raft.

We quickly learned to “Suck rubber!” in the rapids—keep our heads down when we were hurled screaming into the maelstrom. We daredevils in front straddled a pontoon and held onto the ropes like we were on bucking broncos. It was one mighty wet rodeo at times. Yahoo!!

We slept, ate and washed with the ubiquitous fine sand that gets into everything. We joked that when we got home to our own plush beds we’d have grown so used to the rough conditions that we’d need to pour sand in our sheets to sleep. The glittering splendor of the Milky Way gently sliding past the narrow opening of the canyon walls high overhead presented a spectacle that often kept me up for hours at night, dazzled.

One of our gang said it was better than our travels in Antarctica and another said it was the greatest adventure of her life. We want to do it again!


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See the 6-7 Day Grand Canyon Vacation

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Awesome!!!!!

5

| September 21, 2017


The Bar 10 Ranch was so much fun with numerous activities! I highly recommend participating in as many as you can!

The Colorado River was such an adventure, bring everything they suggest on the packing list, you will use everything!

We had the best guides, Wiley and Newty!!! They were always prepared, handled many situations with ease, excellent cooks and just fun people!


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See the 4-Day Grand Canyon Tour

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Our Beautiful Canyon

5

| September 20, 2017


Lat and Stephanie worked hard every minute to ensure for our safety while keeping us entertained. They were very professional and their knowledge and experience made our trip even more wonderful. They never wavered from National Park rules or procedures. Their skill in the kitchen was amazing. I never heard anyone complain.

This is not a vacation for everyone. As an Arizona native, I regret having waited so long to enjoy our beautiful canyon. I'll be back.


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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Wow!

5

| September 14, 2017


Wow, you have to do this!

My wife has never been rafting before - she said "we are going back". I had never been camping before - I said to her "that was better than expected".

Next year we head to Cataract Canyon for 4 days. Can't wait and planning now. Who knows maybe we will see you. Millennials look out the Boomers are coming.


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See the 3-Day Grand Canyon River Trip

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Great Rapids Trip!

5

| September 14, 2017


A fun trip with lots of rapids and excellent guide service. Having our tents put up and ready for occupancy when we arrived at each night's campsite, made the trip more enjoyable. Having time to visit with our friends and relax before dinner made this trip a 'true' vacation.


 

Middle Fork of the Salmon River Rafting

Idaho - Middle Fork Salmon River