One of the classic river trips in the Southwest is riding the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon with the sandstone walls of Canyonlands National Park rising overhead. You can sign up to run that stretch this summer, and save $200 per person, but you have to act fast.
As a bonus, the trip allows you to get off and explore part of the park's Maze District.
Holiday Expeditions, one of the oldest companies running rivers in the Southwest, is dangling that offer for trips in July, July, August and September. Here's the skinny:
Now through May 21st, reserve your space on a Cataract Canyon River rafting trip and enjoy what is shaping up to be another great river season for hundreds less. The rapids of Cataract at high water stage are ranked among the largest in North America. These early trips are excellent for the high adventure type looking for maximum hiking and whitewater excitement. Later in July and August as the water level drops we drop the minimum age recommendation to eight and this Colorado River canyon becomes an ideal trip for families. If you like to be active this stretch of the Colorado River offers world class side canyon hiking, daily walks to prehistoric Native American sites, The Doll House, or even the possibility of penetrating the fabled Dark Canyon.
The fine print: To receive these discounted rates, mention "Great Deals" when you make your reservation. Great Deals apply only to adult regular rates. These are standby rates and restrictions may apply. Cancellation of a trip is very unlikely, but we reserve the right to cancel any trip due to river or weather conditions or the lack of sufficient reservations. A full refund will be made if such is the case.
Call 1-800-624-6323 to make a reservation.