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Western River Guides at the Captain's Dinner

Why a Western River Guide Makes the Difference

The "Western Way" is a unique company culture that has been cultivated over six decades. It is an attention to detail that doesn't always allow us to take the easy way, but which we all believe is well worth the extra effort. We hire and train amazingly talented people, and the combination of their personalities and skills creates something that is truly outstanding. We are all very passionate about what we do and about the special places in which we are privileged to live and work. We think of ourselves as shepherds with a duty to lead our guests through these canyons and deliver them safe and happy at the end. Along the way, we hope to teach, entertain, encourage, inspire, and create lasting friendships. Seeing these places for the first time again, through the eyes of our guests, gives us our greatest satisfaction.

Brian I. Merrill
Chief Executive Officer

And the entire crew at Western

Western River Guides

"Oh! The guides are just wonderful. God creates a special species to be a river guide - especially a Western River guide. I don't know where they find these people. They are the most wonderful and delicious people, the most competent, energetic people that I've ever met in my entire life."

The Western Way

Our guide selection and training is something we take very seriously. We hire guides for their incredible personalities, and we train them in the "Western Way, which is... very unique.

Why Whitewater Rafting with Western River Expeditions?

"This morning in the canyon I asked my husband if we just randomly picked Western River, or just... how'd we get so lucky?"