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Discover the quality of equipment that is offered only on a Sheri Griffith Expeditions trip. Comfortable chairs, roomy tents, soft pads, and quality sleeping bags are provided free of charge and in good repair.
No Experience Necessary........................ 1 Family Time............................................... 3 Map of the Southwest.............................. 5 How to Choose a Trip............................... 6 COLORADO RIVER The Sights of Cataract Canyon................ 9 The Highlights of Cataract Canyon......... 10 Wild Westwater Canyon.......................... 11 Yampa River........................................... 12 GREEN RIVER Majestic Canyons of the Green River..... 15 The Gates of Lodore................................. 16 SPECIALTY TRIPS Women Only Retreats...............................17 Moab Package Tours................................ 17 Sea Kayaking in Canyon Country........... 18 Custom Private Tours............................... 18
Luxury RIVER TRIPS..............................19
Our guides are the best in the business. They have learned from our standards of Service and Safety that come from 41 years of showing guests the wonders of whitewater rafting. Our company’s years of knowledge are passed on to our team through extensive training and workshops. You may rest assured that they all have comprehensive outdoor skills, a strong commitment to the environment, impressive leadership skills and a sharp sense of responsibility.
General Information/Reservations......... 21 Dates and Rates........................................ 22
A Touch of Class
Relax and Enjoy Great Food
We provide “A Touch Of Class” on every trip. What does this mean? It means that it is our mission to help you be comfortable in the outdoors. We provide enough civilization for almost anyone to be comfortable on our river rafting trips. Great meals, cozy sleeping bags, comfortable chairs and professional, service oriented guides create a relaxing and comfortable campsetting, complimenting the relaxed pace of the day’s river rafting activities.
We provide and prepare all the meals. Our guides are great river chefs. They do all of the work of preparing the highest quality, healthy meals made with fresh ingredients. There is a variety of fruits and vegetables, local meats, and non-meat options. The evening meals are grilled and baked to perfection. We can accommodate a variety of diets from Kosher to Vegetarian and everything in between.
Top 5 Reasons to Choose Sheri Griffith Expeditions
Family Time Sheri Griffith Expeditions’ Family trips are exactly the type of vacation you have been looking for… the STRESS FREE type. All trips are organized by professional guides allowing you to enjoy precious family time. We include all the gear so you only need worry about how many pairs of shorts to pack.
We Make your trip… 1. Safer: Our number one priority has always been the safety of our guests since 1971. We call it soft adventure, because it is soft on risk yet high on adventure.
The rivers of the Southwest offer the perfect family trips and provide something fun for all family members. Hiking, water and beach games, and building sandcastles provide quality time and interaction for all. Our guides entertain children with structured activities designed to be educational as well as fun. Your family will interact with nature, other families and the guides.
“Our trip was excellent. Our guides were outstanding, the food they prepared amazing, their directions and interaction with all in our group wonderful. The WARM pineapple-upside down cake and WARM brownies the guides made were awesome. They were all friendly, helpful and fun to be with. .… The pacing of our trip was perfect for our mix of children, parents and even 2 grandparents. Thanks for making some great memories for all of us.” — David Linderman, Colorado Family Trip
Our family trips include: • Guides with special kid skills • Structured activities for the kids and adults • Easy fun whitewater fun for everyone. • Great camping locations, with sandy beaches • “Kid Guide” is dedicated to kids with games and nature walks • Horseshoes, sand toys and more add fun for all ages
“I wanted to send you a note to say how happy we were with our recent trip. We did the Cataract Canyon oar boat trip last week with Marshall, Nicole, and Tanner. The trip was great and they could not have been better. We had a great time, and will certainly recommend your company and your guides!” — Daniel E. Smith
2: Easy: We take care of all the details and make your vacation easy. We can book hotels, and activities. Along with itineraries recommendations and points of interest in the area. All you need is your clothes. 3. Fun: Our fun loving professional guides are the best in the business with an average of 10 years of experience. This is not just their summer job, it’s their life. Our guides not only live in Moab, but work and play on the river. 4. High Quality: We provide the highest quality equipment, guides, and food on all of our river expeditions. We take pride in offering “a Touch of Class” to all aspects of our trips. 5. All-inclusive: All our trips are all inclusive: we include tents, sleeping bags, and sleeping pads for all our guests. All transportation is incorporated, including scenic flights on our Family Vacations on the Green River and Cataract Canyon trips.
Moab, Utah is where most of our trips begin. Famously nicknamed the “Adventure Capital of the World”, Moab offers National Parks, gorgeous resorts, amazing scenery and just about every kind of outdoor adventure known on land and river. Vernal, Utah, is where we begin our river trips through Dinosaur National Monument. Vernal is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts offering spectacular canyons, award winning fishing and cooler temperatures. Vernal is also the heart of “Dinosaurland” home to one of the largest quarries of Dinosaur Bones.
Getting there: Salt Lake International Airport (SLC) is a 4-hour drive away. Rental cars are available.
How to Choose a Trip River rafting offers a wilderness experience as well as the adventure of a lifetime. A river rafting trip can be enjoyed by the whole family, couples or solo travelers. There are a lot of things to look at when choosing the perfect river rafting journey. Here are some things you should consider when choosing a trip: the length of time you have, the intensity of whitewater you want to experience, and the time of year that is best for you.
MILEAGE CHART TO MOAB, UTAH
Grand Junction, Colorado airport (GJT) is a 2-hour drive away. Rental cars are available.
Moab, UT airport (CNY) has limited commercial flights daily. Enterprise car rental available. For more map information, visit: www.Griffith exp.com/mapofmoab.htm
Length of trip
Gates of Lodore
Whitewater Mild Fun
Water in May & June
Water in May
Trip Options Luxury
in July & August
Typically less families
Best time to go
2-day: June 3-day: July
Salt Lake City
Tips from the Experts Typically small trip numbers Camping gear included
Active Very popular
Exhilarating Rapids, Outstanding Scenery The Colorado River is one of the most famous, exciting and beautiful rivers in the world. This magnificent river runs through six national parks and recreation areas. Vacations on this prized river offer a combination of outstanding scenery, majestic wildlife, exhilarating rapids and a chance to truly escape. Sheri Griffith Expeditions hosts trips in two scenic canyons of the Colorado River: Cataract Canyon, in Canyonlands National Park, and Westwater Canyon, a proposed Wild and Scenic River.
CATARACT CANYON The Colorado River divides Canyonlands National Park in half. This is a spectacular, remote wilderness with 2000 foot red rock cliffs, 28+ fun and exciting rapids and national park quality hikes. by Oar Boat: The oarboat is the traditional raft on the Colorado River and is “up close and personal” with the river and its natural power.
“Just wanted to let you all know that we had a fantastic time on our raft trip. Everything ran flawlessly and we had a wonderful, memorable experience. You guys made the planning easy and put together a great itinerary. In all of my six trips with Sheri Griffith I’ve never had a bad experience – a real testament to the organization. Thanks again for everything.” — John Orr
by Motorized J-Rig This larger more stable raft, maneuvered by a quiet outboard motor, allows you to experience Cataract Canyon on a shorter timeframe. WILD WESTWATER CANYON This stretch of the river offers an ideal balance of mellow bird watching, exhilarating whitewater rafting and perfect camping. Otters, deer and eagles are not rare in this dessert oasis.
Highlights: • Wonderful Sandy Beaches
• Wildly Fun Rapids • Indian Ruins • Time to Hike through Canyonlands National Park • Oarboats • 2000 ft. Red Rock Canyon Walls • Scenic Return Flight
• Hike to Indian Ruins • Canyonlands National Park • More Stable Boats • 2000 ft. Red Rock Canyon Walls • Scenic Return Flight Trip Rates: 4 day: Adults $1099* Youth (10-16) $850* 3 day: Adults $899* 2 day: Adults $750*
5 day: Adults $1399* Youth (10-16) $1050* *(includes scenic flight over Canyonlands!)
(*Rate does not include taxes and government user fees about 6%)
Moab, UT (Airport code: CNY) Minimum Age: 10 years old
Moab, UT (Airport code: CNY) Minimum Age: 10 years old
III-IV (V in high waters of June)
III-IV (V in high waters of June)
4 Days/3 Nights: April 3, 10, 17, 24 May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28 3 Days/2 Nights May 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27 July 4, 18, 30 2 Days/1 Night May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21 Boat Options: J-rig
5 Days/4 Nights: April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 2, 9, 16, 23 Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 Sept. 3, 17 Oct. 1, 15
Oarboat & Inflatable Kayaks (July & August)
Other trips through Cataract Canyon:
Expeditions in Luxury, pg. 19 Women at Play pg. 17
The Sights of Cataract Canyon trip through Canyonlands National Park is our premier trip that offers great whitewater, spectacular hikes and beauty found only on the Colorado River. See red rock spires that tower 2000 ft. above the river. Explore 1000 year old Native American petroglyphs and granaries found around every bend in the river. The whitewater in May and June is a thrill seeker’s dream. The waves are large andthe ride is very exciting. In later season the whitewater is still fun but not as big. The oarboat is the traditional raft on the Colorado River. This type of craft places you ‘up close and personal’ with the river and its natural awesome power. It’s a pure wilderness river trip combining all the comforts needed to enjoy the outdoors. Carrying four to five people, the small rafts put you right in the heart of the action. Only the quiet dipping of the oars in the water breaks the im- pressive natural quiet of the smooth water sections. Explore some of the lost canyons of Cataract Canyon as we motor off Lake Powell. The trip concludes with a flight back over Canyonlands National Park.”
If you are intrigued by the beauties of Cataract Canyon and Canyonlands National Park, yet not an adrenaline junkie, our Highlights of Cataract Canyon by Motorized JRig is for you! This trip allows those that don’t want too much whitewater to ride on a motorized pontoon “J-rig” which is larger and more stable than oarboats. The first few days we hike to ancient Native American ruins and petroglyphs, and marvel at the red rock vistas of Canyonlands National Park. We have time for swimming and relaxing in the afternoon and evening. After the Confluence of the Green and Colorado Rivers we meet the beginning of the whitewater. For the next 20 miles we navigate through rapids with names like North Seas, Mile Long, and the Big Drops. During the spring runoff these rapids can be some of the largest and most powerful on the Colorado River. In late summer and fall the river drops and the rapids are more moderate, yet still exciting. On the last day we view 2000 foot cliffs and explore some of the canyons of Lake Powell. The trip wraps up with a scenic flight back to Moab over the canyon you have come to love.
Other trips through Cataract Canyon: Colorado River Multisport Adventure pg. 17
NOTE: Due to lower water levels in July and August, this trip may be run with an oarboat with a smaller motor.
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• Classic Splashing Rapids • Abundant Wildlife • Oarboats and Paddleboats • 1.7 Billion Year Old Rocks • 1000 ft. Red Rock Canyon Walls • Great Cowboy/Outlaw History
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3 day: Adult $599* Youth (10-16) $525* 2 day: Adults $450* Youth (10-16) $399* 1 day: Adults $170* (*Rate does not include taxes and government user fees about 6%) Host City: Moab, UT (Airport code: CNY) Minimum Age: 10 years old Rapids: II-IV
5 day: Adults $1025* Youth (10-16) $875* 4 day: Adults $925* Youth(10-16) $750* (*Rate does not include taxes and government user fees about 6%)
3 Days/2 Nights May 9, 30 • June 13 July 17 • Aug. 22 2 Days/1 Nights: March 25 • April 16 May 9, 23 • June 6, 21 July 11, 27 • Aug. 15, 29 1 Full Day Every Tuesday Boat Options: Oarboat, Paddleboat
Other Trips through Westwater Canyon:
Expeditions in Luxury, see pg. 19 Women at Play, see pg. 17 Raft & Resort Adventure, see pg. 17
Fast Paced Whitewater Every Day Tons of Wildlife Untamed River Active Trip with Paddleboats and IK Hikes to Native American Caves Very Rarely Run River Dinosaur National Monument
Vernal, UT (Airport code: VEL)
Minimum Age: 10 years old
Rapids: II-IV Departure dates:
Westwater Canyon, one of the last canyons of the Colorado Plateau to be explored, contains many wonders, from the river otter and eagles that make the canyon their home to the miner’s cabin and the Western Rio Grand railroad. The canyon walls are spectacular with 1.7 Billion year old black rock rising out of the river and topped 1200 feet above the water by burning red sandstone cliffs. Westwater’s history is filled with tales of those who passed this way, proven by Native American writings hidden on canyon walls and abandoned Miner’s cabins and outlaw caves. The Wild Westwater Canyon adventure places you in the midst of dramatic desert landscapes. There are two sections to Westwater Canyon with great contrast between the serene solitude of the upper canyon’s sandstone walls and the surreal black granite and impressive rapids of the lower canyon. This stretch of the Colorado River is free flowing, resulting in a variety of water levels throughout the rafting season. The narrow gorge of Westwater Canyon offers wonderful rapids during the entire rafting season. Run rapids with names like Sock-It-To-Me, Skull and Last Chance as you traverse this wild and scenic canyon.
Toll free: 800-332-2439
The Yampa River is a unique river in the American West because it is the last freeflowing river in the entire Colorado River drainage. The scenery is dramatic and quite varied as 2000 feet of white sandstone walls grow quickly around you. In May, melting snow from the Rocky Mountains swells in the narrow gorge creating unbridled and fun rapids. The Yampa River is only navigable in May and June each summer. Limited visitation makes this stretch of river one of the most isolated and remote expeditions we offer. Sightings of Big Horn Sheep, Eagles, Hawks, Peregrine Falcons and even the occasional Moose are almost a daily experience. Take time to explore something different each day: hike up side canyons to see 1000 year old Native American artwork or to the waterfalls up Jones’ Hole or to the hermit Pat Lynch’s hideout in Echo Park. Traverse deceptively named rapids such as Moonshine, Five Springs, Warm Springs and TeePee, and enjoy star filled skies every night. Because there is limited access to the Yampa River few people have the opportunity to explore this area. This trip books quickly.
Toll free: 800-332-2439
5 Days/4 Nights June 26 4 Days/3 Nights: May 23, 27, 31 Boat options: Oarboat, Paddleboats, Inflatable Kayaks
Classic Whitewater, Colorful History The Green River offers a variety of trips along its 730 mile journey from the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming to the confluence of the Colorado River in Canyonlands National Park. This historic River has all the elements of a classic whitewater river trip: colorful cowboy, outlaw and Native American history, beautiful beaches and canyons and fun whitewater. We run three great stretches of the Green River.
4-day Gates of Lodore One of the most popular trips Sheri Griffith Expeditions runs. This is a journey into the spectacular wilderness of Dinosaur National Monument. This trip offers lots of activities and action. You can choose between paddling with friends in a paddleboat, taking on the rapids in one of our inflatable kayaks or relaxing in one of the oarboats. 5-day Family VACATIONS ON THE GREEN RIVER Offers a chance for the whole family to escape. This trip offers exceptional bonding opportunities, fun whitewater, charming camp sites on sandy beaches, stunning geological features and ancient and recent western history. River rafting offers quality time and experiences for strengthening family relationships. There is adventure time, quiet time, interaction and reflection time and lots of play time.
“We have an unknown distance yet to run, an unknown river to explore. What falls there are, we know not; what rocks beset the channel, we know not; what walls ride over the river, we know not..” — John Wesley Powell
SEA KAYAKING CANYON COUNTRY This trip is a graceful float through a bounty of southwestern vistas and cliffs of red rock sandstone. Spectacular buttes and mesas rise over1,500 feet above the river floor. This trip is perfect for paddling. We explore on foot some of the secret side canyons, looking for Indian ruins and traces of lost civilizations.
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Child Friendly River Outlaw Cabin Hideouts 5000 ft. Canyons 1000 Year Old Native American Writings Warm River for Swimming Great Sandy Beaches for Games 50+ Moderate Rapids
Rapids Every Day Active Trip Waterfall Hikes Abundant Wildlife Stunning Scenery Dinosaur National Monument 2000 ft. Canyon Walls Classic Outlaw History
5 days: Adults $1099* Youth(5-16) $799* *(includes scenic flight over the Green River)
4 Days: Adults $925* Youth(10-16) $750* (*Rate does not include taxes and government user fees about 6%)
(*Rate does not include taxes and government user fees about 6%)
Vernal, UT (Airport code: VEL)
Host City: Moab, UT (Airport code: CNY)
5 years old Rapids: II-III
10 years old Rapids: II-IV
Departure dates: 5 Days/4 Nights June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 July 7, 14, 21, 28 August 4, 11
Oarboat, Inflatable Kayak
The Green River is the perfect family river trip with warm water for swimming, big sandy beaches for playing and easy to moderate whitewater for excitement. This trip is planned entirely for families. We travel at a family’s pace, hand pick family friendly guides and offer family friendly meals. We take along sand toys for amusement. This hidden jewel of the American West has outlaw hideouts, homesteads, Indian Ruins, and sandy beaches shaded by ancient cottonwood trees. There are over 50 exciting rapids with big rolling waves that get bigger each day. This stretch of the Green River has been our premier family trip for 25 Years. It offers multi-generational families an opportunity to bond in the great outdoors. The Perfect Family Vacation! Playful rapids, lots of water fun, sandy beaches for sandcastles, nature hikes for learning, and marshmallows for roasting are just a few of the activities lined up for your family vacation. Camp on beautiful beaches shaded by cottonwood trees, hike to old outlaw hideouts and glimpse shy wildlife. Our “Kid Guide” offers games, funto learn outdoor skills, and nature walks. Parents can join in or grab a little private time for themselves.
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The Gates of Lodore is an absolute paradise with few people, 1000 foot cliffs and wildlife around every bend. The entrance to this Green River adventure truly looks like you’re entering a giant red rock fortress as the canyon walls shoot hundreds of feet up from the valley floor. The trip has much more to offer than just gorgeous scenery; the canyon is filled with fun rapids every day, waterfall hikes and a native herd of big horn sheep that can be seen on most trips. The Gates of Lodore Canyon contains the first major set of rapids encountered by John Wesley Powell and his men on their 1869 expedition. The river is narrow and fast paced. We run the rapids in paddleboats, inflatable kayaks and oarboats. The scenery is an amazing combination of Rocky Mountain forest tapering into the rugged beauty of the desert. Abundant wildlife including deer, bighorn sheep, eagles, trout and hawks can be seen around every bend. We purposely travel slowly, about 10-15 miles per day, so we have ample time to explore the canyons and take in the surrounding nature and its wildlife. The camps are well maintained which makes for easy and relaxing camping.
Toll free: 800-332-2439
4 Days/3 Nights: June 9, 15, 20 July 3 Aug. 1
Oarboat, Paddleboats, Inflatable Kayak
TRIP DETAILS 5-DAY EXPERIENCED PADDLERS TRIP (Green River)
5 Days/4 Nights: Adults $925 Departure Dates: Aug. 27 • Sept. 10 • Oct. 1
5-DAY SIGHTS OF CATARACT CANYON (Colorado River) 5 Days/4 Nights: Adults $1299* Departure Dates: Aug. 16
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5-DAY SEA KAYAKING IN CANYON COUNTRY (Green river)
Peaceful Float Solitude of Kayaking 2000-foot Redrock Canyons Few People, Incredible Scenery
5 Days/4 Nights: Adults $899** Departure Dates: Sept. 3
PAGE LAMBERT’S “CRAZY BRAVE” River writing (Westwater Canyon)
4 Days/3 Nights: Adults $1199 Departure Dates: Sept. 10 * (includes return flight over Canyonlands) ** $50 discount for Tandem Sea kayaks
The women-only trips feature a balance of adventure and rejuvenation. Experience some of the most inspiring moments in your life in one of the most beautiful places on earth as you recognize strengths and build friendships. Smell flowers, sage, and the earth after a desert rain without the interfer-
ence of polluted air. View landscapes that even the best photograph will never be able to capture. Listen to the quiet music of the river. The smells, sights, sounds and touches of the river and her canyons open a new sense: the sense of SELF.
Our 5-day trip is a graceful float through a bounty of southwestern vistas and cliffs of red rock sandstone. No experience is necessary, as touring kayaks are easy to paddle, comfortable to travel in and very stable. There’s time to explore the canyons and ponder the ancient Indian writings and trappers’ inscriptions on the canyon walls. Your time is spent playing on and in the river and relaxing on your leisure vacation.
TRIP DETAILS COLORADO RIVER MULTISPORT ADVENTURE (Cataract Canyon)
CHOOSE YOUR PERFECT TRIP
5 Days/4 Nights: Adults $1299* Departure Dates: May 15, 22, 29 • June 5, 12, 19, 26
• Choose a date
* includes 2 nights lodging in Moab, all meals, and flight over Canyonlands Park! Sunset Hummer Tour, Canyoneering
• Choose a river section
MOAB ADVENTURE VACATION
• Choose your own food
4 Days/3 Nights: Adults $850*
• Choose who goes with you
* includes 3 nights lodging in Moab, all meals, Westwater Canyon rafting, Sunset Hummer Tour, Mountain Bike Riding, Canyoneering
• Minimum as low as 8 people
Departure Dates: April 15, 22, 29 • May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 • July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
• If you have more than 18 people you go FREE! • All inclusive trips
All the river expeditions in this brochure can be chartered for your own private group. We can help you choose and customize a trip that will work the best for your group. All trips include our outstanding service, attention to detail, comfort and professional guides and staff.
On a charted trip you can pick your menu to accommodate different diets and preferences including Kosher, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free. Let us help create and host your next gathering. You won’t be disappointed.
The Green River progresses slowly through white, yellow, brown and red canyon walls with hairpin switchbacks accented by towering buttes and mesas rising 1,500 feet above the river. Labyrinth Canyon’s walls are cut with long side canyons, where guests of all skill levels can explore and ponder ancient Indian writings and trappers’ inscriptions.
COLORADO MULTI-SPORT ADVENTURE — Cataract Canyon Day 1: A sunset hummer tour on slick rock, lodging in Moab Days 2–3: Jet boat ride down the Colorado River, world famous Cataract Canyon rapids on the Colorado River, beautiful river-side camping, Day 4: Lake Powell hikes, scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park, lodging in Moab Day 5: Canyoneering secret side canyons of Moab
MOAB ADVENTURE VACATION — Westwater Canyon Day 1: A sunset Hummer tour, Dinner, and hotel in Moab Day 2: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Whitewater rafting in Westwater Canyon, hotel in Moab Day 3: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, Canyoneering and hotel in Moab Day 4: Breakfast and Mountain Biking
TRIP DETAILS Highlights: • Amazing Scenery • Pampered Camping • Colorado River Rafting • Linen Covered Tables • Oversized Tents, Cots, and Nightlights • Crew Setting up/taking down Camp • Professional River Chef • Fine Dining Trip Rates: 5 day Colorado River thorugh Cataract Canyon: Adults $2350*✝ Youth (10-16) $1999*✝ (✝ Single supplement $260)
Colorado River Eggs Benedict, topped with a Zesty Hollandaise Sauce, Tomato and Fresh Basil served with Canadian Bacon*, Served with Skillet-Fried Baby Red Potatoes & Herbs and Fresh Fruit. Lunch
Italian Hoagies with Genoa Salami, Prosciutto, Smoked Gouda, and Provolone Cheese topped with fresh veggies and herbs and drizzled with a special Italian red wine dressing. Served with a variety of fresh fruit, chips and cookies.
(*includes 2 nights in Moab and scenic return flight over Canyonlands!)
Appetizer– Toasted Crostini topped with Roma Tomatoes, Fresh Basil and melted Buffalo Mozzarella, wrapped in Prosciutto. Salad—Mixed Spring Greens with Pears, Gorgonzola & Walnuts, with blush Wine Vinaigrette. Entrée—Grilled Pork Tenderloin* with Honey-Dijon Sauce, Grilled Asparagus, and Couscous. Dessert—Fresh Baked Brownies with Fresh Berries and whipped cream.
Family Luxury Trip, Majestic Canyons of the Green River Adults $2099✝ Youth (5-16) $1850✝ (✝ Single supplement $260) (*includes 2 nights lodging in Moab and scenic flight over the Green River!)
Host City: Moab, UT (Airport: CNY) Minimum Age: 10 years old Rapids: III – V Departure dates: 5 Days/4 Nights, Cataract June 18 • July 2 • Aug. 3 5 Days/4 Nights, Majestic June 9 Boat Options: Oarboat & Jrig
*All meats are from a local butcher in Moab, and all vegetables are either locally garden grown or bought from the local market.
(*includes 2 nights at Gonzo Inn & scenic return flight over Green River)
Sheri Griffith Expeditions is renowned for combining luxury comforts with the most beautiful scenery in the world. Our Expeditions in Luxury trips are the only trips of their kind on the Colorado River. From the oversized tents, linen covered tables and gourmet meals prepared by your chef to the mind-boggling vistas and spectacular sunsets of the west; the contrast between the rugged nature of the river and the evening comforts of your personal bungalow is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Our camps are on beautiful sandy beaches. Spend your days rafting through the pristine Colorado River canyons; as early evening draws near, pull up to a private beach that will be quickly transformed into your river hotel. While the camp staff finishes setting up your tents,
our private river chef begins the evening’s dining presentation. Sleeping quarters are oversized tents which house comfortable cot beds, tables and night lights. Enjoy a cool beverage on the riverbank in comfy chairs. After coffee and breakfast, the camp attendants will take down the camp and off we’ll go on the day’s adventure. This adventure provides full enjoyment of the beautiful outdoors while wrapped in Luxury. Indulge. This trip includes two nights at The Gonzo Inn, in Moab, Utah. For more information, visit: www.griffithexp.com/luxury-expeditions.htm
The Armada: Different types of rafts offer different types of experiences.
Depending on water levels, You choose whether you want 1) Total involvement (paddleboats and inflatable kayaks), 2) Close and personal with the rapids (oarboats) or 3) High and a little dryer (J-rigs). We offer the most choices with the experience to back them up. Raft types are listed under each trip.
Cataract Canyon by Oarboat – pg. 9
Yampa – pg. 12
TRIP LENGTH 5 Days/4 Nights
OARBOATS: inflatable rafts (approx. 16–18 feet in length) with guides that maneuver them with a set of oars secured to a frame in the middle of the raft. This is considered to be a more stable craft than a paddleboat
PADDLEBOATS: These are inflatable rafts (approx. 16 ft. in length) manned by guests and their paddles. A guide gives instruction and navigates from the back of each boat. Everyone must participate to maneuver the raft.
Reservation Information You may make your reservation by telephone: (800) 332-2439 or online at: www.GriffithExp.com Reservation Packet After making your reservation you will receive a reservation packet which will include a trip itinerary with a packing list, helpful travel hints, travel insurance information, and a guest registration form. DEPOSIT The initial $300 per person DEPOSIT ($150 per person for two-day trips) is non-refundable. The FINAL PAYMENT is due 45 days prior to departure and is also non-refundable in all situations. The balance can be paid by check, VISA, MasterCard, or American Express. For your convenience we can automatically charge the final balance to your credit card 45 days prior to departure. What is not Included in Trip Fares: 1. Transportation to and from your home to the departure town. 2. Lodging and meals prior to or following your expedition. (Except where noted) 3. Government User fees (about 6% of trip cost) 4. Guide Gratuities are always appreciated and typically range from 15-20% of trip fare.
J-RIG RAFTS: These 23 ft. rafts are
motorized and move faster down river. They are much larger than other rafts and are considered to be the most stable. (only used on our Cataract Canyon 3 and 4 day trips.)
inflatable rafts, manned by 1 or 2 people with their double-bladed paddles. There are no guides in these crafts, Kayakers follow instructions from guides in nearby kayaks or rafts.
guarantee your safety. We place final responsibility for your safety firmly on your shoulders. You have to pay attention to what you are doing. Mother Nature controls the water level, the weather, and the elements, so there is a risk involved in rafting and camping. Before your trip departs, you will be asked to sign an Assumption of Risk and Release Form.
Non-performance We make every effort to follow through on our plans. However, we reserve the right to make changes in the itinerary or possibly cancel a trip if necessary for reasons including but not limited to weather conditions, water fluctuations, insufficient reservations, changes in international relations, or other factors beyond our control. Health Issues If you are of an adventurous spirit and in reasonably good health, you should have no problem enjoying any of our trips. If you take medication you should bring a good supply and inform your guide of all medication that you are taking. Moab Packaged Tours Moab Package Tours’ itineraries are considered final 45 days prior to the start of the expedition. Any changes to the itinerary after 45 days will incur a processing fee of $20 per change.
Cancellation Policy Since you have reserved space for which we have a limited number of seats, our non-refundable policy applies in every instance. We highly recommend that you purchase Travel Insurance to protect your vacation investment. Responsibility and Liability All outdoor experiences involve risk and we all must recognize that accidents or illnesses may occur. We cannot
Returning Guests Receive Lifetime Discounts Join us on one river trip and from then on, you’ll receive a 10% discount on river journeys forever. Really. Our guides love to host returning guests too, so be sure to request your favorite guide when making your reservation.
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PRICE Adults: $1399* Youth (10–16): $1050*
DATES April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 May 7, 14, 21, 28 June 4, 11, 18, 25 July 2, 9, 16, 23 Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27 Sept. 3, 17 Oct. 1, 15
2 Days/1 Night
May 16, 23, 30 June 6, 13, 20, 27 July 4, 18, 30
Aug. 4, 11
Sea Kayaking in Canyon Country – pg. 18 May 13 5 Days/4 Nights Adults: $925✝✝
May 17, 24, 31 June 7, 14, 21 July 27 • Aug. 29
Aug. 27 Sept. 10 Oct. 1
* Includes scenic return flight over Green River. ✝✝$50 discount for Tandem Sea Kayaks.
Westwater Canyon – pg. 11 March 25 2 Days/1 Night Adults: $450 Youth (10–16): $399 April 16
May 9, 23 June 6, 21 July 11 • Aug. 15
Adults: $599 Youth (10–16): $525
1 Full Day
Women Only Retreats – pg. 17 Cataract Canyon on the Colorado Adults: $1399* July 16 5 Days/4 Nights Adults: $925** Sept. 3 Labyrinth Canyon by Sea Kayak 5 Days/4 Nights Adults: $1199 Sept. 10 Page Lambert’s “Crazy Brave” River Writing – 2 Days/1 Nighs
May 9, 30 June 13 July 17 Aug. 22 Every Tuesday
Moab Package Tours on the Colorado River – pg. 17 May 15, 22, 29 Colorado MultiAdults: $1299* June 5, 12, 19, 26 Sport Adventure July 3, 17 5 Days/4 Nights
* Includes scenic flight over Canyonlands. ** $50 discount for tandem sea kayaks
Luxury River Trips – pg. 19 Cataract Canyon on the Colorado Adults: $2350* June 18 5 Days/4 Nights Youth: $1999* July 2 Aug. 13
*Includes 2 nights lodging in Moab, all meals, scenic flight over Canyonlands, Sunset Hummer Tour, canyoneering
Moab Adventure Vacation 4 Days/3 Nights
Majestic Canyons of the Green River Adults: $2099** June 9 Youth: $1850** Family – 5 Days/4 Nights
April 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13, 20, 27 June 3, 10, 17, 24 July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26
* Includes 2 nights lodging in Moab and scenic flight over Canyonlands. **Includes 2 nights lodging in Moab and scenic flight over Green River.. ✝ Includes 2 nights at Gonzo Inn & scenic return flight over Green River. ✝✝ Includes 2 nights at Gonzo Inn
*Includes 3 nights lodging in Moab, all meals, Westwater Canyon rafting, Sunset Hummer Tour, mountain bike riding, canyoneering
Fisher Tower Family Trips June 8, 22, 29 2 Days/1 Night Adults: $350 Youth (10–16): $275 July 6, 20, 27 Every day from May 15 1 Day Adults: $170 through July 15
Toll free: 800-332-2439
Family River Trips on the Green River – pg. 15 June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5 Days/4 Nights Adults: $1099* Youth (5-16): $799* July 7, 14, 21, 28
* includes scenic flight over Canyonlands National Park!
3 Days/2 Nights
Adults: $925** Youth (10-16): $750** Adults: $1025** Youth (10-16): $875**
The Gates of Lodore – pg. 16 June 9, 15, 20 4 Days/3 Nights Adults: $925* Youth (10-16): $750* July 3 • Aug. 1
April 3, 10, 17, 24 Adults: $1099* Youth (10–16): $850* May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
4 Days/3 Nights
DATES May 23, 27, 31
June 5, 12, 19, 26 July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 Aug. 7, 14, 21, 28
3 Days/2 Nights
5 Days/4 Nights
Cataract Canyon by Motorized J-rig – pg. 10 4 Days/3 Nights
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