Bill Dvorak

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Bill (yellow jacket) on an early Spring training trip down the Rio Chama, in New Mexico.

Bill Dvorak is a Salida, Colorado-based whitewater rafting outfitter. He is best known for organizing multi-day rafting trips on the Dolores and Green Rivers where professional classical musicians give nightly concerts.[1][2][3] He claims to be a fifth cousin of classical composer Antonín Dvořák.[1][2]

He grew up on a ranch in Wyoming and founded his river guiding company, Dvorak Expeditions, in 1979.[4] During the 1980s, Dvorak Expeditions was one of the first companies to organize rafting trips for fishers on the Gunnison River.[5] He has worked as a public land organizer for the National Wildlife Federation and advocated against the diversion of water from the Gunnison River to cities in Colorado.[6]


  1. ^ a b Charlie Meyers (20 June 1993). "L.A. Musicians Find Harmony: Philharmonic Floats the Dolores". The Denver Post. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Christopher Corbet (29 March 1998). "Pachelbel's Canyon". The Washington Post. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  3. ^ Jeff Rennicke (January 2006). "A Civilized Wild". National Geographic Traveler. pp. 88–90. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bill Dvorak: Colorado River Guide". Backpacker. December 2004. p. 69. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  5. ^ Barry Noreen (22 August 1993). "Floatin' & Fishin': Remote Gorge Offers Gold-Medal Fishing, Adventure". The Colorado Springs Gazette-Telegraph. Retrieved 30 September 2013. 
  6. ^ "Udall seeks feedback on proposed national monument". The Aspen Times. Associated Press. 19 May 2013. Retrieved 30 September 2013.