Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the John Wesley Powell Expedition, Offering Unmatched Collection of Adventures in the American West
Angels Camp, Calif. — OARS is proud to launch Hidden Canyons, a collection of one-of-a-kind adventures that celebrates the historic John Wesley Powell Expedition, which journeyed down the canyons of the Colorado River and its tributaries 150 years ago. OARS is the only outfitter that holds permits to every leg of the famous journey, but unlike early expeditions, these trips include top-notch guides and equipment, impressive meals, and hassle-free camping.
Featuring five magical destinations:
Flaming Gorge — Utah, USA
Brilliant red hued cliffs and crystal clear waters await on this scenic stretch of the Green River in Utah. Packed with splashy, no-stress white water, excellent swimming and trout fishing, a Flaming Gorge rafting trip is fun for the whole family. One- to three-day trips begin at $99.
Gates of Lodore — Colorado, USA
Launch your own expedition into Dinosaur National Monument in Colorado. This laid-back adventure through a maze of scarlet slot canyons not only offers scenery that rivals Grand Canyon, but also boasts fun whitewater, gorgeous side hikes, fossil discoveries, and beach camping at its best. Three-, four- or five-day trips begin at $774.
Desolation Canyon — Utah, USA
Discover your own wild adventure in Desolation Canyon. Fly into a wild and remote land of towering cliffs that rival Grand Canyon, tackle 50+ exciting whitewater rapids, and relive a piece of Wild West history in this true hidden canyon that beckons modern day explorers. Five-day trips begin at $1449.
Cataract Canyon — Utah, USA
Float through dramatic canyons and hike into the heart of Canyonlands National Park. This legendary Colorado River rafting trip for adventurous beginners and thrill seekers takes you into the wild and untamed heart of Canyonlands National Park before concluding with a dramatic scenic flight that retraces your journey. Four- or six-day trips begin at $1549.
Grand Canyon — Arizona, USA
Grand Canyon: It’s the ultimate river trip and one of the most sought after travel experiences on the planet. Travel into the unknown and unplug from the outside world to take in unmatched scenery, epic hiking, legendary whitewater, and mind-boggling geology and historic sites. Five- to 18-day trips begin at $2491.
Chart your own adventure into the West’s Hidden Canyons: www.hiddencanyons.com.