The Grand Canyon is one of America’s most impressive natural features, and there is no better way to enjoy this natural wonder than to take a trip down the Colorado River. Grand Canyon Rafting Trips down the Colorado offer participants the adventure of a lifetime, with opportunities to take in the canyon’s incredible views and navigate the river’s many stretches of whitewater with the help of an experienced local guide.
Choose an Adventure
Most Grand Canyon Rafting Trips include both rafting adventures and hiking adventures and last anywhere from 3 to 13 days. These all-inclusive tours provide participants with all of the equipment and food that they need, including camping equipment such as tents, sleeping bags, tarps, cots, and foam pads, and offer them the ability to customize their meal plans to accommodate for allergies and dietary preferences. Choosing to work with a small company that can customize their clients’ trips to suit their needs allows just about any group to plan a trip according to their own schedule and unique needs.
Explore the Entire Canyon
There are several trips available that traverse the entirety of the Colorado River’s 280 miles through the Grand Canyon. It takes about eight days to raft down the river with enough time to see the sites, although many clients choose to take a nine-day trip to give themselves some extra time to hike around and explore the area on foot. It is also possible to schedule a natural history trip that includes extra information about the flora and fauna of the Grand Canyon offered by geologists and naturalists who study the area.
Partial Rafting Trips
Not everyone can take the time off work for a full tour of the Grand Canyon, which is why some tour companies offer shorter trips to accommodate those with busy schedules. The upper Grand Canyon rafting adventure covers the first 87 miles of the river, including the Little Colorado River, the Nankoweep Granaries, Redwall Cavern, and several exciting rapids. The lower Grand Canyon trip is longer, covering 190 miles f the river and ending at Pierce Ferry on Lake Mead.
Comprehensive Adventure Vacations
There are also a few shorter tours that include a night at the Bar 10 Ranch on the North Rim of the canyon. These trips give guests who are on a tight time-frame the chance to experience many of the activities the canyon has to offer in a shorter period.