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Western River Trip Reviews

Cataract Canyon Rafting

5

| October 22, 2018


Our four-day Cataract Canyon rafting trip surpassed all expectations. The entire experience was top-notch from day 1 first class all the way.

The professionalism of all staff we encountered shone through, from reservations to our return back to Moab. All details were pre-arranged and well-communicated so as to make for a seamless trip. Whenever any of the guests on the trip voiced even the smallest need, our guides responded positively and immediately. Our guides were positive, professional, hard-working, and helpful. It was a first class experience from dawn to dusk. Our river guides were not just skilled in river running; they were well-versed in history and geology of the river, excelled in cooking, and made sure that all guests were comfortable in all ways. We especially loved the steak dinner complete with shrimp cocktail appetizer, sautéed mushrooms, and bananas foster with ice cream for dessert on our final night.

Thank you to everyone at Western River!


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See the Cataract Canyon 4-Day Trip

Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day

Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting

5

| October 22, 2018

When my husband told me of this Grand Canyon whitewater rafting trip, I was more than a little apprehensive; I'd seen too many videos of whitewater rafting where people had been thrown off of rafts and I was not a camper. In regards to the former, the rafts provided were safer than most cars. And as far as the latter, it was fantastic to sleep out under the stars, bug free, and to have guides who took so much interest in our safety and comfort.

The Western River guides also made everything fun; the cook outs, the hikes, the history and geologic lessons, even the outdoor potty system!

A huge thank you to Evan, Lat, Mickey and Sam. Because of them, I'd love to go again and experience the beauty of the Grand Canyon.


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Cataract Canyon

5

| October 19, 2018


I had previously done the Grand Canyon Tour about 2 years ago and wanted to try a different tour. So we reserved the Cataract Canyon River tour, we thought we had reserved early enough to be able to use the J-Rig raft and were slightly disappointed that we would be using the paddle boats and row boat. However we were happily surprised how much fun we had paddling thru the rapids. It was so much more interactive using the paddle boats and we were absolutely thrilled with our trip. The guides were simply amazing and had this concierge type of mentality. We loved all of our guides, Tory, Ryan, Matt, Danielle and of course Alex.


 

See the Cataract Canyon 4-Day Trip

Moab Utah - Cataract Canyon Classic 4 Day

Oregon Rafting – Amazing First Trip!

5

| October 19, 2018


The whole trip was simply amazing! The guides were very knowledgeable of everything on and off the Rogue River in Oregon. They really made everyone feel welcome and made the lodges feel like home. Their company on the river and aid really means everything to me. I’ll definitely be coming back!


 

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Oregon - Rogue River Trip

Salmon River Rafting Trip

5

| October 19, 2018


Of all the river rafting trips we've been on, this was by far the best. The Salmon River's crystal clear water and white sandy beaches made camping easy and clean. We never felt dusty or dirty. But the best part of the trip were the river guides. They were knowledgeable, organized, engaging, and so much fun. They worked hard every waking minute to ensure that we had gourmet meals and appetizers ready as soon as we got on shore, and planned games and activities for the whole group to do when we weren't rating or eating.

This Salmon River rafting trip was more fun than you can imagine.


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Main Salmon River Rafting

Idaho - Main Salmon Trip

Rafting the Grand Canyon

5

| October 19, 2018


So hard to put into words the experience I had while rafting the Grand Canyon.

Thanks to the best guides, (Kelly, Ben, Steve and Jace) I can honestly say I will definitely go back. 3 days was not enough!! A drop in the bucket! I was not ready to leave.

The beauty of the land and NO internet is just what was needed!! Even though there are so many more places on my bucket list, I feel I need a week in the Grand Canyon!


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Rafting Trips on the Colorado River

Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip

Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting

5

| October 19, 2018


Unplugging in the Grand Canyon with such an awesome view throughout the 188 mile route was breathtaking and a once in a lifetime event!

Our Western River guides, Ronnie, Jeff, Mackay and Emily were fantastic and made the trip seem effortless. I would highly recommend this Grand Canyon rafting trip or any trip that Western River Expeditions would provide as they do have an experienced group that were truly guides (and great cooks!). You definitely will not lose weight on this one:)

 

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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Expedition on a Western River (a poem)

5

| October 18, 2018

We will spend days together

Share stories

Experiences

Meals

Scenes

Togas, tuxes, tails

Views

Rapids, water, injuries, smiles, swampers, team leads, groovers

Boats and jokes

On our floating RV

Our backgrounds as diverse as the flora and landscape we see


A pilot, a poet, a play write, a producer, a PT, an OT, a photographer, an actor, a coach, an oil and gas retiree, an engineer, an air traffic controller, a flight attendant, a hospital pharmacist, a hospice worker, a stock broker, a financial advisor, a wealth manager, non-profit workers, a lacrosse star, a ski instructor, a ski patroller, a property manager, a restauranteaur, an evolutionary biologist.


All thrown together on one river, on one boat

But all these titles, only will ever describe what they do

Not who they are.


Only 26,000 other people

Will share a similar event

In any given year

It will take 40 years

For 1 million people

To replicate our experience

Yet we are the only ones

The fortunate ones

We special few

1 boat

13 people at a time

Boat by boat

Story by story

Will drip through this canyon

Light up their lives

For a flicker of a moment

Then move along

To the next moment

And the next set of experiences

As they flit in front of us.


At at the end of this time together

We realize, as deep as we got in the canyon

We will never really know each other

We will know the stories

The descriptions

But not each other

For that would take a lifetime

And we have but 7 days.


Drink deep the days

Stories and swelling rapids

Smile

Breathe

And let go


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Grand Canyon Experience

5

| October 18, 2018


The views from the rim and the photos and videos you have seen do not even begin to capture the experience of rafting down the Colorado River through one of our national treasures- The Grand Canyon. Our Western River raft crew was the A-team; providing great history, and insights to this very special and wild place.


 

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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Family Vacation Ideas

5

| October 18, 2018


Fantastic, spectacular, fun, amazing, wonderful, awesome...let me get the Thesaurus!

My 70th birthday gift from our son was a trip of my choice - just he and I. As I scratched off the days on the calendar before the adventure began I wondered if perhaps I had bit off more than a 70 - year old grandma could chew. My fears were totally unfounded.

This vacation was even more than spectacular in all aspects from start to finish. Sleeping in covered wagons at the Bar 10 Ranch, driving an ATV to watch a sunset, helicopter ride into the Grand Canyon, the whitewater rafting with majestic views around every turn of the river, hiking to a waterfall, camping on the banks of the Colorado River with the starry sky above and the sound of the rushing water lulling us to sleep, and the joy of sharing all of this with my son...well, what can I say?

The adventure, the guides, the food...all the logistics were dealt with beautifully making this truly a trip of a lifetime! Be sure it is on your Bucket List!


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See the 4-Day Grand Canyon Tour

Grand Canyon - 4 Day River & Ranch Tour