EXPERIENCE THE GREAT OUTDOORS ON UTAH’S MAJESTIC RIVERS

“Adventure with a touch of class.” That special “touch” translates to delectable meals complete with table linens and fine wine, cozy sleeping bags, roomy tents and additional amenities including chairs, umbrellas, horseshoes and other games.

No matter what is going on in our day to day lives, we can always count on Mother Nature. And undoubtedly one of the best ways to experience the Great Outdoors is from your very own front-row seat along the majestic rivers and canyons that carve through Utah’s landscape.

“We’re looking forward to giving people comfort and inspiration, something to look forward to,” said Brenda Milligan, lead river-rafting guide at Sheri Griffith Expeditions and a 21-year industry veteran. “I really believe that it’s going to be important for all of us to get outside and not only enjoy nature but also enjoy each other’s physical company again, and I can’t wait to take someone down the river and just smile and laugh together.”

At Sheri Griffith Expeditions, exploring Utah via river-rafting adventures has been their specialty for more than 20 years. Whether you are looking for a relaxing family day trip, a luxury overnight group retreat or even a week-long women-only escape, SGE has you covered. But with literally dozens of adventures to choose from, how to decide on the trip that’s best for you?

Milligan, who also serves as president of the Utah Guides and Outfitters Association, suggests starting with asking yourself three questions: How much time do I have? What intensity of whitewater do I want to experience? And, what group size am I looking for?

Other factors to consider are time of year, any age or ability restrictions and the type of boat used for a respective expedition. With adventures ranging from one to 10 days, SGE trips run from May through October on the Colorado, Green and Yampa rivers and utilize several types of boats including inflatable and touring kayaks, paddleboats and motorized J-rigs.

But perhaps what sets SGE apart from other outfitters is hinted at in their tagline: “Adventure with a touch of class.” That special “touch” translates to delectable meals complete with table linens and fine wine, cozy sleeping bags, roomy tents and additional amenities including chairs, umbrellas, horseshoes and other camp games.

Beyond the many portable conveniences, however, Milligan says maybe the most notable luxury offered by SGE is their guides’ ability to tailor a satisfying experience for each individual guest within the group.

“What we really try to do is deliver amazing customer service, and sometimes that means boisterous activity, and sometimes that means giving people space. Our guides are trained to look for that ‘silent guest,’ who maybe wants to do something diff erent than the rest of the group, and make sure they are comfortable, too.”

Sheri Griffith Expeditions: griffithexp.com
Utah Guide and Outfitters: Utah-adventures.com