Tour West Rafting Blog

Buckskin Bill and Frank Stratton on the Main Salmon River

March 9th, 2015

Frank Stratton, founder of Tour West, and Sylvan Hart better known as Buckskin Bill in the early 70’s at Five Mile Bar on the Salmon River.  Sylvan settled on the Main Salmon River in 1929 and lived there for 50 years. There is a great little museum honoring Buckskin Bill that you enjoy when you raft with us down the Salmon River.  Frank founded Tour West in 1969.  His family continues to run Tour West.  Although both of these great men have passed away their legacies continue.

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Who’s Hungry?

February 23rd, 2015

On all our trips we try to make sure you are eating a healthy, well balanced meal.

We also can accommodate those with diet restrictions e.g., gluten free, vegetarian, vegan.

Just make sure you let us know when you book!!

 

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Frank Stratton Founder of Tour West

February 9th, 2015

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This is Frank Stratton founder of Tour West. This photo was taken on the Salmon River. He is no longer with us but his family is still running the company over 45 years later. We are all grateful for his love for rivers and for sharing it with his family and so many families and friends all these years!

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Fishing on the Salmon River

January 30th, 2015

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Bar Ten Ranch

January 26th, 2015

IMG_0533Our 3 night Grand Canyon trip includes 1 of your nights at the Bar Ten Ranch where you have the choice to stay in their covered wagons.

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Family time

January 23rd, 2015

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Look no one has a phone, ipad/ipod.

River trips are a great way to get away from all those gadgets and enjoy each others company!

Floating through Cataract Canyon.

Photo:  Quinn Hall

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Relaxing on Cataract Canyon

January 16th, 2015

Besides having some of the best rapids in the West the Colorado River through Cataract Canyon has some of the most beautiful southwest redrock scenery you will ever see.  We would love for you to join us for a trip in 2015!

 

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White Sandy Beaches

January 12th, 2015

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On the Salmon River you will enjoy beautiful white sandy beaches and typically the water is clear with a beautiful green tint.  July and August are the best months to enjoy the Main Salmon River due to the great weather and good water levels.  This is a great family trip and we would love to share the beauties of the Salmon River with you.  Contact us for details!

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The Great Blue Heron

January 9th, 2015

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The Beautiful Great Blue Heron is seen on most of our trips.
An adult has a wing span close to 7 feet.
They average 4 feet in height and they weigh only 4.5 to 5.5 lbs.
Photo:  Quinn Hall  Location:  Cataract Canyon

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Cataract Canyon Rapids

January 5th, 2015

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Cataract Canyon is a great family trip with exciting rapids, great hiking and wonderful history and red rock beauty.

Cataract is a free flowing river and the rapids will change depending on the snow melt.

Please contact our office for more details and availability on this great rafting trip!

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