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OUZEL OUTFITTERS


P.O. Box 817
Bend, OR 97709
541-385-5947  •  800-788-7238

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Ouzel Outfitters is an Oregon-based company offerring trips on a wide variety of rivers in Oregon & Idaho. Choose from the Rogue, Deschutes, McKenzie, North Umpqua, John Day or Owyhee Rivers in Oregon, or the Lower Salmon River in Idaho. We understand how exploring the outdoors can soothe and excite an urban soul and believe that the unique sights, sounds and pace of a river journey provides the best outdoor experience. We are highly committed to the professionalism of our staff and to continually improving the organization, service and safety of our trips. We look forward to hosting you, your family and friends for a memorable rafting adventure. Our guides are highly skilled at maneuvering all types of rafts down rivers, leading hikes to historic sites, preparing fabulous meals and at handling all the physical details that go into a trip. What makes them true professionals, however, is their committment to the care of every guest. They realize that each person joins a river trip for different reasons and they work hard to match each person's expectations with the actual experience. They provide an educational setting for the inquisitive, fun activities for kids of all ages, cha

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BiLL DVORAK'S KAYAK & RAFTING EXPEDITIONS


17921 Highway 285
Nathrop, CO 81236
719-539-6851  •  800-824-3795

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Groups Welcome
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Since 1969, Bill Dvorak Kayak and Rafting Expeditions has offered active adventurers and families, top quality white water rafting, kayaking and fly fishing trips across 11 rivers in Colorado, Utah, New Mexico, Idaho and Texas as well as international rafting trips in New Zealand and Nepal. We pride ourselves in having helped pioneer western river rafting in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Our river trips, white water skills adventure camp and guide training program are world renown and have been featured in ESPN, National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune and in numerous travel books and television specials. Our most important priority is the quality of the experience you have on one of our 29 different river itineraries, be that a rollicking roll down the Class IV rapids of the Royal Gorge on the Arkansas River in Colorado - the mellow meander of our Classical Music rafting trip on the Dolores River and Green River or Colorado fly fishing fun on the Gunnison River We believe we offer our guests a unique way of traveling downriver as we keep our trips small (2-6 boats) so that you feel like you are on a private trip. We have a superb safety record and were designated the Region III regional trainer for Swiftwater and Whitewater Rescue Training in 2003. We truly love leading trips into the wilderness of the “wild west”, where you can discover the beauty of canyon vistas, alpine landscapes and wildlife in its natural habitat while we cook up a little “river magic”, the special friendships that form between those who join us on one of our whitewater adventures.

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MIDDLE FORK RIVER EXPEDITIONS


P.O. Box 199
Stanley, ID 83278
800-801-5146

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The Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho is the premier wilderness rafting trip in the US. It flows 100 miles of Wild and Scenic free-flowing river through the largest wilderness area in the US. The canyon is the second deepest in North America. The Middle Fork of the Salmon is unspoiled, remote and roadless so you can be sure you will “get away from it all”. Simply put, it is the best river run in the West! Middle Fork River Expeditions, licensed and bonded outfitter, has run safe and well-managed river trips on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho and are celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2010. Trips are 4 or 6 days of exciting river rafting, wilderness camping, fine fishing, and adventure travel. Our equipment is specially designed for wilderness whitewater rafting, and offers mild and wild boat choices (oar boats, paddle boats, inflatable kayaks and stand up paddling surf boards!). Our river guides are seasoned professionals, licensed by the state of Idaho and First Aid Certified. They are expert river runners, magnificent cooks, great storytellers, and knowledgeable, helpful outdoorsmen. Join Middle Fork River Expeditions for a magical wilderness river vacation this summer! Idaho’s rivers access some of the most pristine terrain in the country. They are home to abundant flora and fauna, an impressive network of hiking trails, and some of the country’s best whitewater. No river displays all these characteristics quite like the Main Salmon. The Main Salmon is the longest undammed river in the U.S., and also boasts the second deepest canyon.

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PAYETTE RIVER COMPANY


7655 Highway 21
lowman, ID 83637
208-259-3702

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Welcome to Payette River Company... We are located in central Idaho, about 60 miles north of Boise and specialize in rafting trips on the South Fork of the Payette River. Whether you are looking for a half-day raft drip with your family or a three day adventure of a lifetime we can put together an adventure for any budget or experience level. Our most popular trips range from scenic class II/III rapids to more adventurous class IV rapids. Our capable guides will take you to where the whitewater is! If you're ready for the best whitewater experience in Idaho, buckle up, grab a paddle and give us a call!

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COLORADO RIVER & TRAIL EXPEDITIONS


P.O. Box 57575
Salt Lake City, UT 84157
801-261-1789  •  1-800-253-7328

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For thirty years we've offered quality whitewater rafting adventures in the Southwest and Alaska. We run motor and oar-powered raft trips on the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and Canyonlands National Parks; and rowing trips in Westwater Canyon, in Desolation Canyon (Green River), and in Alaska (Tatshenshini River). For those with limited time, try a one-day river trip from Green River or Moab, Utah. Join us for an unforgettable wilderness vacation! Click on the above photo icons for detailed trip descriptions, dates, and prices, or email us at crate@crateinc.com.

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WESTERN RIVER EXPEDITIONS


7258 Racquet Club Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84121
801-942-6669  •  866-904-1160

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After 50 years guiding adventurous travelers through the most spectacular rivers and canyons in the West, Western River Expeditions has carefully crafted what we consider to be the best rafting vacations in the world. The setting and pace of an all-inclusive Western River rafting trip give you something you don’t find in other vacations. On a Colorado River rafting trip, Grand Canyon rafting adventure, Utah rafting vacation, or Idaho rafting trip, you’ll find the absolute escape from the hectic world around us – completely free of distractions. Join Western on a whitewater rafting trip and discover the relaxation of drifting down river without a care in the world, the exhilaration of rafting America's most legendary whitewater, the exploration of seldom-seen natural wonders, the peaceful reflection of gazing up at the star studded sky. On a Western River Expedition you will quickly discover why so many are calling this “the best vacation of their lives.”

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