Colorado River Grand Canyon Rafting
Rafting the Grand Canyon offers a phenomenal variety of vistas, camps, waterfalls, rapids, side canyons, archaeological ruins, and other attraction sites to enjoy and explore. Allowing time to visit these places is the essence of every Grand Canyon Rafting trip. Our paddle and oar powered whitewater trips take a minimum of 13 days to traverse all 240 miles of the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park down to Lake Mead. Recognizing that you may not have time to do a Full Canyon Trip we offer the opportunity to do either the Upper Canyon or Lower Canyon. We also offer Paddle Trip options as well as Extended Spring & Fall trips.
The distance each trip option covers is constant, the time we take is the variable. We believe longer is better but offer you the option of 5, 6, or 7 days on the upper trip; 8 or 9 days on the lower trip; and 13, 14, or 15 days on the full trip.
Since our schedule for rafting the Grand Canyon spans a six month period of time, we are also able to offer some seasonal choices. A trip in April can find the bottom of the canyon alive with color during the annual spring blooming of desert flowers. Both April and September offer cooler temperatures and a more leisurely pace with slightly longer trips. September often features the best weather of the year and is probably the best for hiking. Mid season dates are available for those with summer vacation time. We can also offer a way to accommodate the style of boating that you prefer and your level of adventure with our paddle or oar options.
Our crew will guide you through the booming rapids, lead explorations into hidden canyons and explain about the lives of the “ancient ones” who made the Grand Canyon their home. As we contemplate the remains of their ancient dwellings we can imagine the struggle these pre-historic Americans endured. For a thousand years they roamed the Canyon, carving farm plots from rocky niches, hunting game on the rims above, building simple shelters from the elements.
The outside world knew virtually nothing of this place until 1869, when John Wesley Powell led the first exploration of this uncharted marvel, surveying the last remaining blank on the map of the United States. Now it is an experience that is available to all. Where hardships were first endured, we can now enjoy the Canyon in safety and comfort that is afforded by modern equipment and years of experience.
Trip Lengths: Full Grand Canyon (280 miles), Upper Canyon (88 miles), and the Lower Canyon(192 miles).
The Rapids: 70 named rapids and numerous unnamed riffles.
We are about 96% full for 2016. If the date isn’t shown on this list there’s no space. The numbers on this list change frequently, call 800-624-6323 to double check availability and place a 5-day hold. Visit our Colorado River Rafting webpage for other great trip options in Utah and Colorado!
April 25-01 7-day Upper Canyon – Oar Rafts $2245 – 3 spaces
May 1-9 9-day Lower Canyon – Oar Rafts $2880 – 4 spaces
May 2-7 6-day Upper Canyon – Oar Rafts $2085 – 4 spacse
May 15-20 6-day Upper Canyon – Oar Rafts $2085 – 12 spaces
July 1-9 9-day Lower Canyon – Oar Rafts $2880 – 3 spaces
July 8-16 9-day Lower Canyon – All Paddle Rafts $2970 – 1 space
July 15-23 9-day Lower Canyon – Oar Rafts $2880 – 3 spaces
Aug 15-19 5-day Upper Canyon – All Paddle Rafts $1870 – 3 space
Sept 19-17 9-day Lower Canyon – Oar Rafts $2880 – 4 spaces
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