Does rafting through the Grand Canyon top your bucket list? One company that specializes in rafting western rivers says a dollop of patience is required to make dreams come true.
One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, a trip through the Grand Canyon, appears to sell itself. However Western River Expeditions’ sales team is tasked with suggesting suitable alternatives for sold-out Grand Canyon space for those river enthusiasts who just can’t wait. Two good alternatives include a four-day trip through Cataract Canyon, often referred to as the “Grand Canyon’s Younger Sister” or a five-day journey down Desolation Canyon on the Green River.
Western’s vacation consultants also suggest swapping the extra days you’d spend on a Grand Canyon trip for a few days of adventure in Moab, Utah – the undisputed adventure capital of the West. Activities like rappelling, canyoneering, biking, hiking, and four-wheeling the surrounding landscape can add an expanded vacation experience to a four-day Cataract Canyon rafting trip.
Another rafting option highly recommended for families and first-timers by Western’s sales team is Desolation Canyon on the Green River, a mellower but equally breathtaking rafting experience. Like Cataract, it also departs from Moab, Utah.
For more details on Western River Expeditions’ most popular rafting vacations, please see
- Grand Canyon – http://www.westernriver.com/grand-canyon-vacation. Western River Expeditions is now taking requests for 2019 as most of these vacations in 2018 are already booked.
- Cataract Canyon 4-day – http://www.westernriver.com/cataract-canyon-rafting.
- Cataract Canyon 2-day – http://www.westernriver.com/cataract-canyon-express. These adventures through Canyonlands National Park on the Colorado River are rated as one of the best rafting trips in America. Thrilling rapids combine with explorations of ancient Native American sites and dark-sky star gazing.
- Desolation Canyon – http://www.westernriver.com/desolation-canyon. Rates include a spectacular scenic flight from Moab to a dramatic desert plateau where the adventure through 40 million years of geologic history begins. Think outlaw hideouts, ancient dinosaur habitats and Fremont Native American petroglyphs.
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