This was my second WRE adventure and the first one to ride the Columbia in the Grand Canyon. It was terrific, as one would expect. I enjoyed all aspects of the trip but would have traded the ranch day for another day on the river.
Our group was amazing and our leaders were amazing. The weather cooperated (except as hot as Hades) but our...Read More ›
We booked a father/daughter bucket list trip for 6day/5 nights rafting the Grand Canyon. We had looked forward to this for over a year and finding out 24 hours prior that a heat dome was to set in making us a bit nervous. We are experienced campers but heat ranges of 107-114 can be scary.
Western River guides went above and beyond to make...Read More ›
This was definitely one of those bucket list items that I'm glad I didn't miss out on! I would first like to give a shout-out to our fantastic guides: Emily (Catron - possible kin??), Kelly, Steven, and Stephanie -> without your wonderful advice, delicious meals, great attitudes & never-ending supply of water/lemonade, I don't know if this...Read More ›
My wife and I travel a lot and don’t usually go back to the same experience this quickly but we enjoyed this life-enhancing experience the first time in 2020 and knew we had to go back.
We were able to share our first experience within a few months and gathered enough friends and family to charter an entire boat. An excellent way to share...Read More ›
I don’t use the word transcendent much, but 6 days in the Grand Canyon looking from the bottom up requires it. A woman with whom we shared an airport cab at five AM the morning after the trip said I had “an exhausted glow” about me. The trip was challenging, it managed to remind me of my age but without making me embarrass myself....Read More ›
Indeed a grand expedition! Trip leader Joe Clark, 1st mate Mairead and mate Jesse came with their best A+ game. Their caring, knowledge, and experience took this trip over the top. The Canyon and the stars at night were breathtaking. The rapids that occasionally clobbered us were welcome and refreshing. The hikes and camping were wonderful and...Read More ›
Of course, the landscape is breathtaking and at every turn, you are in awe. But I am writing to let you know that we had the most fantastic guides... Knowledgeable, kind, funny, genuinely the best guys... They MADE the trip... it was so much fun with them. It was clear to me and others how it is such a challenging, physical job being a guide......Read More ›
From the moment we were picked up at the hotel until the final drop-off, there wasn't ONE detail that Western River Expeditions overlooked. Starting with the experience of a small plane, to the Bar 10 Ranch (which deserves its own 5-star rating), to the helicopter ride - it was a surreal way to start our adventure. Upon arrival at the...Read More ›