Late Summer/Fall Departure Dates Available on Western River Expeditions’ Coveted Grand Canyon Rafting Vacations

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, July 27, 2020 – Art can be prescient. For example, did the musical group Styx know how spot-on their 1979 lyrics would be?

Take me down to my boat on the river

And I won’t cry out anymore

This is precisely what Western River Expeditions advocates as a panacea for the pandemic blues (song yet to be released).

Think: Your pipe dream is to raft the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. For the first time in years you’re free to travel in late summer or fall. This may apply to families who have just learned their children will be remote learning instead of returning to their brick-and-mortar classrooms.

Think: Western River Expeditions’ norm is advance-bookings-only for a year or so out on Grand Canyon trips. But cancellations from overseas clients are offering opportunities for river rafting trips still this season.

Here is a list of departure dates with openings:

Grand Canyon 6 Day: Aug. 4, 5, 12, 29, 30

Grand Canyon 7 Day: Sept. 2, 8, 9, 11

Grand Canyon 3 Day: Aug. 10, 16, 17, 23 and Sept. 6, 15

Grand Canyon 4 Day: Aug.1, 9, 10, 15, 16, 24 and Sept.3, 6, 7, 14

Moab, Utah - Cataract Canyon 4 Day: Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25

Moab, Utah - Desolation Canyon 5 Day: Aug. 5, 9

Moab, Utah - Southwest Sampler Package 4 Day:  Aug. 4, 11, 18, 25 

Western River Expeditions for nearly 60 years has operated five-star quality river rafting vacations. This year they are also applying their decades of professionalism to the challenges of assuaging concerns about traveling in the time of the pandemic. Strictly adhered to protocols have, to date, allowed thousands engage in river rafting vacations that have left pandemic cares behind. 

For more details on Western River Expeditions’ protocols please see

For a copy of Western River Expeditions’ 2020/2021 catalog, questions, availability and reservations call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at:

About Western River Expeditions

Western River Expeditions is an adventure travel company headquartered in Salt Lake City, with operations and offices in Moab, Utah and Fredonia, Arizona. Annually from March through October it escorts more people down rivers on professionally guided rafting trips in Utah, Idaho and Arizona than any other company. It is the largest licensed outfitter in the Grand Canyon and the largest single tour provider in Moab, UT, through its division Moab Adventure Center (

Western River Expeditions, providing Grand Canyon rafting, Utah and Idaho rafting, and international multi-sport trips, was founded in 1961 by Colorado River rafting pioneer Jack Currey. It has been named one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” by the editors of National Geographic Adventure magazine and was recognized in 2019 as the Best Rafting Company in the World by the readers of USA Today 10Best. The company is the proud recipient of the "Best of State" award through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program for the past sixteen consecutive years (2004-2019).

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