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Western River Trip Reviews

Summer Vacation Ideas in Utah

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| June 14, 2019


I brought my daughter on the Southwest Sampler vacation, and it couldn't have been more wonderful. The scenery in Utah is breath-taking, almost other-worldly. I have never seen anything like the formations in Arches National Park. It appears in some places that there are huge castles built out of rock, and in others, groups of women gossiping, priests in conference, a mother attending to a baby in a carriage, etc. and they are named accordingly. Molly, our guide for the Arches hike and Hummer expedition was such a remarkable character! She was funny, knowledgeable, and a kick-butt driver (thank God)! Her laugh is probably still echoing through the canyons as I type this.

The young guides on our rafting trip, Jake and Lou, were also fantastic. They were so welcoming and friendly that we instantly felt comfortable. They too were both very knowledgeable about the state of Utah, and all things related to the Colorado River. Jake sang songs from Hamilton as he navigated the river, and Lou taught me the memorable skill of toe-fishing! I won't describe it here, you'll just have to plan a trip! Sleeping under the stars with the sound of the rapids will be a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life.

Thank you for the adventure, we will never forget it.


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Moab Utah - Southwest Sampler Vacation

Best White Water Rafting

5

| May 24, 2019


Emily, Parker, Lucky, Ben were beyond fantastic guides on our white water rafting trip. Knowledgeable, skilled, entertaining, great cooks and most of all exhibited great concern and kindness for our safety, comfort and general well being. I cannot say enough about them. We learned so much about the history, geology and culture of Grand Canyon. They led and supported us on fabulous hikes. They are the greatest team we could have hoped for on this adventure! This was an absolutely exhilarating, challenging and fabulous adventure!


 

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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Exceptional Journey on a J-Rig through the Grand Canyon.

5

| May 24, 2019


I have heard that many consider the National Parks as America's best idea and I could not agree more. The Grand Canyon is incredibly beautiful and vast. Words cannot describe its awesomeness. Viewing the canyon from the South and North rims is spectacular and every American should experience it. Few get to see the Grand Canyon from the Colorado River and it is an entirely different journey that should not be missed.

Western River Expeditions gave me one of the best vacations ever! The key to the success of our rafting trip was the J-Rig raft (of course) and well trained and kind guides. They worked tirelessly from pre-dawn to after sunset - EVERY DAY - with smiles on their faces! And the food! Every meal was delicious - almost as if we were eating in a restaurant. I don't know where they whipped all of this wonderful food out of the boat!

And, the guide stories and knowledge of the geology and history of the canyon was very educational. I appreciate the effort and time that they have to spend "entertaining us!

I admit that at age 61, I was very apprehensive about riding class 10 rapids in the Grand Canyon. As the 188 mile trip progressed through the week, I became more comfortable with the ride because of the skills of our guides and the way that the J-Rig flexed and maneuvered up, down and around the rapids.

I appreciate all of the work that Wylie, Steven, Jace and Lindsay did for us. Next time, I will bring more tip money because if I had more, I would have emptied my wallet and gave them everything I had. They kept us safe and made sure that we had a wonderful trip.

Thank you, Western River!


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Fantastic Trip Rafting the Colorado River

5

| May 24, 2019


Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon has been on my bucket list for years and I was thrilled when I had the opportunity to take the trip. It was everything I expected and more. The scenery was breath taking, the hikes beautiful, the guides incredible, the food wonderful (I gained 4 pounds) and the rafting adventuresome.

I would do it again in a heartbeat. Western River Expeditions is top notch and made the trip memorable. I cannot say enough about the guides, Lindsay, Jace, Wiley and Steven...they were absolutely fabulous.


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Colorado River Rafting

Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

A Rafting Trip Beyond Expectations

5

| May 14, 2019


This rafting trip was so well executed from the pick up at the hotel to the drop off. The flight and helicopter exceeded expectations. The Bar 10 staff takes such good care of you and keeps you busy with horses and ATVs. The Western River rafting guides are awesome and extremely patient with us city folks:). Food was awesome. Hikes were fun. Camp was comfy. Rapids were fun with lots of options to sit depending on how wet you wanted to get. Views were amazing. Can’t say enough, I’d highly suggest to anyone that just wants to get away and enjoy some peace and outdoors!


 

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Grand Canyon - 4 Day River & Ranch Tour

Colorado River Adventures

5

| May 14, 2019


We were told when we started out on the rafts for this Colorado River rafting trip that this would be the trip of a lifetime. It was.

We found the beauty of the Grand Canyon a bit overwhelming at times, sensory overload, but in a good way.

The other reviews talk about the guides and ours did not disappoint. We could have used a bit more info on the geology but they did hit all the major historical information and sites. They worked so hard to get us safely through the canyon. They basically slaved for us, cooking and taking care of us.

Living in the elements on the river for 6 days was challenging but after we got over the hump about day 3 it was amazing. It takes about 3 days to acclimate and figure out the routine for camping.

It was an emotional experience unlike anything I’ve ever had. Don’t wait until you are too old as living on the river is not always easy. We went at the end of April and the weather was perfect.


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Colorado River Rafting

Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Rafting the Grand Canyon

5

| May 14, 2019


Like many of you, this rafting trip in the Grand Canyon was a once in a lifetime experience. I’m so happy we did it-there’s truly nothing like this geological marvel that changes on a daily basis. I would highly recommend this guided trip, but be prepared because it can be hard!

The crew was remarkable and the hardest working people I’ve ever known, from sun up to sun down. They made the trip so enjoyable, entertaining, and as easy as possible for us. A very dedicated bunch and I love them all! The crew was outstanding!


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Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Colorado River Adventures

5

| May 9, 2019


We did a 6-day Colorado River rafting trip through the Grand Canyon in August 2018.

No picture does it justice and I don't believe I have the words to fully and accurately describe the experience but here goes:

Scenery = breathtaking

Knowledge and skill of guides = unparalleled

Sense of accomplishment/adventure = immeasurable

I will tell you this, if your faith in God and man has been shaken, this trip will restore it.


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Colorado River Rafting

Grand Canyon - 6 or 7 Day Vacation

Grand Canyon Whitewater Rafting

5

| May 9, 2019


Grand Canyon whitewater rafting, a wonderful way to experience the canyon!

Kudos to the 4 Western River guides on my trip. They were helpful and very generous with their time. Food was better than expected AND plentiful. I loved the guides' stories on our raft.

Scenic views were the best. Beware, there are a good amount of strenuous activities so it is not for the frail.

Our trip mates were also wonderful and very diverse.

We will remember this rafting adventure for a very long time. Thank you Western River Expeditions. An "A-1" organization.


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See the 3-Day Grand Canyon River Trip

Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip

Rafting the Grand Canyon

5

| May 9, 2019


Grand Canyon scenery and Western River staff. The scenery in the Grand Canyon was awesome and the airplane transfer to the rim of the canyon was an amenity that I did not expect. It was a great introduction to the area including Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, and the Colorado River. The Western River staff were tops and very good cooks as well. I felt very safe and well taken care of.

So glad we went and will recommend this trip to others and even help them pack all the necessities.


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Grand Canyon - 3 Day River Trip