Unforgettable Grand Canyon Whitewater river rafting tours
Grand Canyon rafting tours and excursions down the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon that include everything from hiking and swimming inside canyons to running class IV rapids.
This amazing Grand Canyon White Water Rafting journey is the ONLY one day White Water Raft Trip through the Grand Canyon. You will begin with an unforgettable drive to Peach Springs Arizona on Historic Route 66. Descend over 3,000-feet to the Grand Canyon’s floor where you will experience first hand the powerful Class 3 and 4 white water rapids of the mighty Colorado River.
Grand Canyon White Water Rafting adventure while winding through the heart of the Grand Canyon. Your Native American guide is knowledgable of the area and Hualapai tribal culture. Pull over along side of the Colorado River and hike up into Travertine Falls, a natural waterfall hidden in the canyon. Stop along the river’s edge for a picnic lunch before lifting from the Grand Canyon’s basin 4,000-feet by Jet-Helicopter where you will experience stunning views of the Grand Canyon’s rugged mountains, mesas and deep gorges before landing at the Grand Canyon West Rim.
Grand Canyon rafting tours are probably the most adventurous way to explore this magnificent wonder along with the Colorado River that created it. There are plenty of ways to do that. Below you will find some of the best one day Grand Canyon rafting trips down the Colorado River departing from Las Vegas, as well as multi-day tours, leisurely family friendly (smooth water) and more challenging (white water rafting) tours departing from the Grand Canyon.
One white water day trip available in the Grand Canyon. It is located in the lower portions of the Grand Canyon that is owned and managed by the Hualapai Tribe, and access to the river here is on their land. Below the access road lies nine miles of world class white water and stunning waterfalls. This exciting adventure travel runs the last major rapids of Grand Canyon and runs out on the smoother upper reaches of Lake Mead. You will exit the canyon on a brief helicopter flight to the Hualapai portion of Grand Canyon.
The desert beauty found along the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and Cataract Canyon are unmatched. The rapids along the Colorado River are some of the biggest, most exciting rapids in the world! In one of America’s most scenic wilderness areas lies the Main Fork of the Salmon River, also known as the “River of No Return.” The Salmon River flows through the continent’s second deepest gorge surrounded by majestic pine trees, clean sandy beaches, and plenty of exciting whitewater.
Utah’s Green River gives rafters the chance to experience the region like early explorer John Wesley Powell. Outfitters in Dutch John offer raft rentals for self-guided rafting beginning under the Flaming Gorge Dam. Vernal outfitters offer “mild to wild” day and multiday trips through remote stretches of Dinosaur National Monument.
Smooth water rafting tour may most popular tour for you. On this tour you are picked up at your hotel or other convenient location while you sit back and relax aboard a luxury motor-coach or van as you are guided along the East Rim of Grand Canyon National Park onto the Navajo Indian Reservation, and the Painted Desert while in route to the base of Glen Canyon Dam where you will board motorized 15-22 passenger river rafts for your 15.5 river mile smooth water river adventure travel. Stopping 2 hours into your tour to see ancient Petroglyphs Indian Graffiti on the side of the Canyon Walls. Then you have lunch on a beach and continue until you arrive at historic Lee’s Ferry. Next you will relax and enjoy the views as you are in route back to your hotel in Grand Canyon aboard a luxury motor-coach or van.