Outdoor educators and outdoorsman, Bill and Jaci Dvorak founded Dvorak Expeditions in 1985 in the scenic Arkansas River Valley of Colorado. As early pioneers of western whitewater river rafting in the Rocky Mountains, Dvorak Expeditions own the first outfitter license by the state of Colorado.

Proud to be a family-run business, Dvorak’s river trips, whitewater skills camp, and swift water training programs are world-renowned adventures that have been featured in ESPN, National Geographic, the Chicago Tribune, travel books, and television specials.

Bill and Jaci Dvorak have been avid outdoor educators since they were married in 1969, having taught in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and England where they managed outdoor leadership courses for Outward Bound. In 1979, Bill Dvorak assumed leadership of the Partners River Program, an outdoor educational program for disadvantaged youth, based in Denver. They purchased the organization in 1984 and later renamed it Dvorak’s Kayak & Rafting Expeditions.

At last count, Dvorak Expeditions has accumulated over 60,000 miles of river running experience, and Bill Dvorak has personally instructed the Dvorak Expeditions guide-training course for over 35 years.

A passionate environmental advocate, Bill Dvorak serves on the Board of Directors for the industry’s leading organizations such as Colorado River Outfitters Association, America Outdoors, and the Colorado Tourism Board. The Dvorak’s have been influential in developing and implementing key pieces of legislation and regulation regarding river management in Colorado, and they have aided local river conservation efforts as well. Through their involvement with Western River Guides and Colorado River Outfitters Association, they have had the opportunity to outfit several V.I.P. trips for members of the U.S. Senate and Congress, the Department of Interior, the Bureau of Land Management, Forest Service, Colorado Division of National Resources, the Governor’s Office as well as for Colorado Legislative representatives.

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