Rare Opportunity: Limited Slots Available for 2024-2025 Grand Canyon Rafting Adventures with Western River Expeditions

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, March 21, 2024 — Western River Expeditions, a trailblazer in rafting adventures, announces a unique opportunity for adventure enthusiasts. A few coveted slots have opened for the 2024 and 2025 Grand Canyon rafting seasons. This unexpected availability offers a once-in-a-lifetime chance to embark on an exhilarating journey through one of the world's most iconic natural wonders.

Act Now for a Grand Adventure: Typically booked years in advance, these Grand Canyon trips represent a rare chance to experience the majestic Colorado River up close. From thrilling rapids to serene hikes, the journey is a testament to the raw beauty of nature. Prospective adventurers are encouraged to visit Western River Expeditions' website to secure their spot immediately, as spaces are expected to fill quickly.

A Word from Our Co-Owner: "This is a golden opportunity for those who thought they had missed their chance," said Brandon Lake, co-owner and CMO of Western River Expeditions. "We're excited to offer this rare availability but remind everyone that flexibility with dates will be key to securing a spot."

Experience the Grand Canyon Like Never Before: With trips running from April to September, adventurers can choose from a range of experiences:

  • 6- and 7-day expeditions featuring class III-V rapids for guests 12 and up.
  • 3- and 4-day journeys with class II-III rapids suitable for those aged 9 and above.

Every expedition is enhanced by Western’s exclusive J-Rig raft, designed to provide a safe and thrilling ride for first-timers and seasoned rafters alike. Off-river hikes lead to hidden waterfalls, slot canyons, ancient ruins and geological marvels, sights that remain unseen by the millions who visit the canyon’s rim each year.

Enhance Your Journey with Knowledge: Aaron Swanson, a seasoned guide with Western River Expeditions, recommends enriching your trip by delving into the history and lore of the Grand Canyon. From tales of pioneering adventures to insights into the lives of its indigenous peoples, his curated list of 10 books and a podcast offer a deeper understanding of this magnificent landscape.

Books to read before your trip:

  • Beyond the Hundredth Meridian: author Wallace Stegner
  • Down the Great Unknown: John Wesley Powell’s 1869 Journey of Discovery and Tragedy through the Grand Canyon: author Edward Dolnick
  • Woman of the River – Georgie White Clark, Whitewater Pioneer: author Richard E. Westwood
  • The Very Hard Way – Bert Loper and the Colorado River: author Brad Dimock
  • I am the Grand Canyon: The story of the Havasupai People: author Stephen Hirst
  • The Emerald Mile – The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in the History of the Grand Canyon: author Kevin Fedarko

Book to read during your trip:

  • There’s this River – Grand Canyon Boatman Stories: author Christa Sadler

Books to read after your trip:

  • The Doing of the Thing: authors Vince Welsh, Cort Conley, Brad Dimock
  • Sunk Without a Sound: The Tragic Colorado River Honeymoon of Glen and Bessie Hyde: author Brad Dimock
  • River to Rim: author Nancy Brian

Swanson also includes a podcast in his list: Big Adventures with Brian Dierker. “This is a great podcast about a legend still running the Grand Canyon and who on occasion, will snipe your campsite. Brian brings on a large array of guests from rock nerds (scientists) to salty river runners with stories of the good old days.”

He also recommends author Wayne Brindle’s The Best Joke Book Ever because this light reading prepares clients for all the bad jokes and puns the guides will doubtless spring on them.

For book details and access to them on Amazon, please see his blog post:  https://www.westernriver.com/blogs/stories/ten-books-to-read-before-and-after-you-visit-the-grand-canyon

Book Your Adventure Today: Don’t miss this unexpected chance to explore the Grand Canyon with the experts. For more information on rafting adventures, visit Western River Expeditions’ Grand Canyon Rafting. To request an annual catalog or for any inquiries, please call toll-free: 866.904.1160 (Local: 801.942.6669) or visit the website at www.westernriver.com.

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 (http://www.moabadventurecenter.com/).

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. In 2023 it was chosen by the readers of USA Today 10Best as a top rafting company in the nation. The company is also the proud recipient of the "Best of State" award through Utah’s Premier Recognition and Awards Program for the past twenty consecutive years (2004-2023).

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