For the Grand Canyon in Northern Arizona,
it remains the granddad of all adventures.
A river trip through the most famous canyon in the world. The 144,500 mile long Colorado River snakes its way through the canyon and flows all the way to Mexico. Grand Canyon Colorado River trips often become life-changing as moving through the gorge, running its rapids and being disconnected from the civilized world for as much as three weeks is bound to alter a person forever. Seated on a rock overlooking the Colorado River, it’s hard to imagine life getting much better than on a river trip, watching the sun come up over the Grand Canyon. Rafting the Canyon is a religious experience for many of the thousands of boaters who ply the waters.
Both motorized and non-motorized boat tours on the Colorado river are available. Motorized boat tours offer riders a chance to walk around on the raft while floating. Non-motorized boat tours offer a chance to enjoy the canyon at the pace of the Colorado river. Riders may choose to raft down whitewater or smooth water sections of the river on either single or multiple-day trips
While it usually requires reservations and a long wait, whitewater rafting the Colorado River thru the Grand Canyon is worth it. Most guests book a year or two or more in advance to get the dates they want. Some people choose a taste of the river with a 3 day motor trip from Lee’s Ferry to Phantom Ranch. You can also start your 3 day trip at Phantom Ranch and get off the River at Diamond Creek. Other guests go for the longer trips that cover a good deal of the Canyon’s 277 river miles.
More than a dozen companies offer trips of various lengths and styles.
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