SOURCE: Wilderness River Adventures

Wilderness River Adventures

February 21, 2012 12:38 ET

Wilderness River Adventures Announces Special Interest Grand Canyon Rafting Trips

PAGE, AZ--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - What do families, yoga, and professional photographer Gary Ladd all have in common? They will be featured on brand new special interest trips unveiled by Wilderness River Adventures (WRA) for the 2012 season. Consistently rated among the top operators by the National Park Service, WRA is introducing a series of specialized river trips for those seeking unique adventures.

"Rafting the Grand Canyon is a one-of-a-kind adventure," says WRA's general manager Breck Poulson. "Special interest river trips create memories and experiences that go beyond the best regular rafting trip."

The outfitter is expecting excellent rafting conditions thanks to high water levels in Lake Powell and controlled releases from Glen Canyon Dam, directly upstream from the canyon. "Last year's near record-level snowfall increased Lake Powell's water levels that will sustain Grand Canyon rafting for several years," added Poulson.

Now is a perfect time to enjoy a specialty trip; seats are still available on these and WRA's other wide array of adventures:

Grand Canyon Through the Eyes of Gary Ladd -- National Geographic and Life photographer Gary Ladd will share what a lifetime on the river has taught him. This trip includes photography tips, geology lessons and Ladd's interpretation of the canyon. Aug. 24-31

Family Adventure Boat Trips -- This trip puts family first with activities fit for ages eight and older. Rafters will spend time with other adventure-loving families and create lifelong friendships. Jul. 6-13

Yoga in the Grand Canyon -- Combine rafting excitement with the relaxation of yoga. This trip leverages the canyon's serene and awe-inspiring nature to exercise body and soul. Professional yoga instructor Alex Smith will lead daily yoga sessions suitable for all experience levels. Aug. 17-23

Wilderness River Adventures is currently accepting reservation for these and other rafting trips this year. Visit or call (800) 992-8022, and join the conversation at

About Wilderness River Adventures

Managed by ARAMARK Parks and Destinations, the outfitter is an authorized concessioner of Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona and Canyonlands National Park, Utah. Wilderness River Adventures has been in operation since 1983 and employees guides with more than 140 years of experience and enjoys a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating.


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