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Western River Trip Reviews

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10 out of 10!!

5

| May 26, 2017


Epic adventure...check off the bucket list!! I shared this trip with my parents and couldn't have asked for a better experience. Pre trip info, transportation, safety briefing, camp gear and information, food and potty info where explained perfectly (let's be honest, everyone was wondering how the bathroom situation would work. It was nothing to worry about...customers are taken care of).

As a Parks and Recreation Professional, I have a great respect for the planning process, dedication and time invested by the staff at Western River Expedition. They have a staff that believes in the power of recreation and are in the business of making amazing memories for their guests.

We won the lottery of guides...Ronnie, Jeff, Mikey and Corey were fantastic! As a female, it is inspiring to see Ronnie, veteran of the company loving her job and being a respected leader of the team. You go, girl!!

Looking forward to the next adventure...I will be back for the 6 day. :-)


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Great Experience!

5

| May 26, 2017


Our guides, RD and Scott were very knowledgeable about the Grand Canyon area and the Colorado River. Great overall experience and very good food! Would recommend to anyone.


 

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Grand Canyon - 4 Day River & Ranch Tour
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My 3-Day Trip Was a Spectacular Introduction to the Colorado River

5

| May 26, 2017


The trip was organized ever so efficiently. I appreciate how much experience, skill and people skills goes into guiding these trips, and keeping guests safe and happy. Shad, Lucky, Justin and Jacey worked nonstop, with good spirit, humor and gusto. They are absolute pros, and good cooks to boot. The equipment was great, tents and cots easy to put together; the guides gave us clear, concise instructions, and assisted as needed. The commentary, covering history, natural history, flora and fauna, was fascinating--an excellent introduction to the Grand Canyon and Colorado River. I will reread Cadillac Desert with new understanding.

For me, the trip was mostly glamping, which was fine.

I have one suggestion, or a question. The first day using the tented outhouse, the aluminum box was clean and fresh. By the third day, it was full and stinky--far beyond outhouse stench. Probably the open-air, untented box was a lot more pleasant to use, though I didn't figure that out until the third day. Is there a heavy plastic liner--approved for septic use--that could be used in the aluminum box and changed every other day--without exposing the guides to hazardous waste? We had cool weather. I can imagine that when it's 100 F that the tented potty would be unbearable. I realize there is no perfect way to carry out solid waste on a camping trip, and the guys did their level best. It's a matter of reducing the stench. Otherwise, the tented potty was clean.


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Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip

Un.Real. Absolutely Loved Our Experience

5

| May 24, 2017


Listen, I know you're probably worried about the bathroom situation, but don't! I have one of the weakest stomachs in the world and I made it 3 days/2 nights without issue! Moving on...

I had no idea what to expect. I'm a process/logistics person, so I fretted over all kinds of details. In hindsight, that was silly because Western River took care of EVERYTHING! Transportation was an absolute breeze; the tents and cots were nice; the food was unbelievably amazing (the bacon... the potatoes... the steak...); and the all-you-can-drink water and lemonade were a hit. The packing list (provided before arrival) was spot on. We used every piece we brought, and nothing more. Be warned: you will get wet. The "rain gear" isn't for the rain, it's for the rapids!

I also can't say enough about the guides. We had two boats, one captained by Shad (with first mate Jace), and our boat captained by Lutke (with first mate Justin). They guides were patient, kind, and full of knowledge. Jace also plays guitar, so he provided some great ambiance after dinner.

Between the personable guides, delicious food, gorgeous scenery, and plentiful adventure, I look forward to sleeping under the stars with Western River again in the future!


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Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip
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Great Experience

5

| May 23, 2017


From start to finish, our Grand Canyon experience exceeded our expectations. The staff at the Bar 10 ranch were welcoming and very well organized. The activities provided an opportunity for our group to get to know each other.

Mark and McKay were terrific. We felt fortunate to have such an experienced guide in Mark. Both guides worked hard to ensure that we had a positive experience. McKay's passion for guiding and his stories about the history of the Grand Canyon kept us all entertained.

Our time on the river passed quickly. But our days were filled with adventure, laughter and the awesome grandeur of the Grand Canyon.

This was the trip of a lifetime.


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Rafting the Colorado River

Grand Canyon - 4 Day River & Ranch Tour
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Amazing!

5

| May 23, 2017


Reflecting back, we can't think of a more amazing vacation. Such an adventure! The Grand Canyon is fabulous and seeing it from a river view is beyond words. Just when you thought you might have seen it all, we went around bends to views even more spectacular than the last!

Our guides, Ronnie, Jeff, Mikkel and Corey, were fantastic. So knowledgeable about the area and full of entertaining stories. The food wonderful. The rapids exciting. We enjoyed bonds and friendships formed as we shared our adventure. A great time.


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Amazing Trip of a Lifetime!

5

| May 23, 2017


Everything about this trip was perfect. Easy reservation experience. Instructions on what to expect on the trip and how to pack were "spot on".

The guides were very professional and fun. Before the trip I was a little worried about rafting down the Colorado River, but the guides were so knowledge and skilled that my worries were quickly put to rest on Day 1.

Trip of a lifetime!!!


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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Experience of a Lifetime

5

| May 23, 2017


Originally, I did not want to go on this vacation, it was the sole fact my mom wanted to explore the Grand Canyon rapids.

I survived level 10 rapids and sucked rubber sitting in the front of boat. This was a experience of a lifetime.

The guides are the best, Mackay C. and Mark P. did a great job explaining everything and cooking good food and having fun throughout the trip.

I will recommend to people every time I think of a great vacation.


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Colorado River Rafting

Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation
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Life Changing

5

| May 23, 2017


It became more and more difficult to find words to describe the awesome experience I had while floating through the Grand Canyon last week.

The crew were knowledgeable, capable, fun and respectful of everyone in our group. Truly good folk to run the river with.

My old back found the lovely cot to be his bitter enemy but that was the only one I found.

Top drawer company which made the logistical maze of this type of expedition seem like a warm bath.

Highest recommendation.


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