GRAND CANYONS OF THE COLORADO RIVER
5 or 6 Day Upper Canyon
The Marble Canyon section of the Colorado River offers ample, exciting Class II-V rapids. Side canyon hikes to grottos and falls. This trip ends with a 9 mile hike up and out of the canyon.
8 or 9 Day Lower Canyon
The Lower section begins with a 9 mile hike down into the canyon. This Lower section is characterized by its granite gorges, punctuated by massive whitewater adventure. All the legendary rapids reside in this lower portion of the canyon.
13,14,15 Day Full Canyon
The Grand Canyon reserves its greatest rewards for those who take the time to experience the full river trip. From the spectacular hikes, hidden side-canyons, and grandiose vistas of the upper-canyon to the roaring lion of muddy white-water echoing off the ancient schist walls of the lower-canyon, the Grand has it all.
2 or 3 Day Westwater Canyon
Often referred to as the "Little Grand Canyon" this Colorado River weekend wonder packs a punch! Solid Class IV whitewater in a true wilderness canyon. Oar rafts, paddle boats and inflatable kayaks make this trip fun for everyone!
4 Day Lodore Canyon
In the heart of Dinosaur National Monument this special place on the Green River rivals the Grand Canyon in beauty, wilderness and natural history. It's the perfect Family Rafting adventure.
5 or 6 Day Cataract Canyon
The Colorado River through Cataract Canyon offers complete tranquility and high adventure all in the same trip. Twenty-three BIG ONES such as Mile Long, The North Sea and The Big Drops. Hikes to the Dolls House and ancient cultural sites are cornerstones of this gold-standard trip.
The very name “Grand Canyon” brings to mind unparalleled beauty, and breathtaking whitewater. This granddaddy of whitewater rafting in Arizona boasts 150 rapids, including some of the wildest whitewater in North America. The two largest, Lava Falls and Crystal Rapid, are awesome to behold, exhilarating to run. Sparkling clear springs gush from cracks in the cliffs, forming lush oases of ferns, pools and wild flowers. Each of the Earth’s climatic zones is represented in Grand Canyon from alpine forests on the rim to Sonoran deserts in the lower elevations.
The entire canyon requires 13-15 days, and the Grand Canyon reserves its greatest reward for those who make this time commitment. Five or six, and eight or nine day split trip options offer either the upper or lower section of the canyon. The lower and upper canyon trips involve a 9-mile hike into or out of the canyon from the South Rim to the Colorado River and are only recommended for those in good physical condition.
Reservations should be made well in advance as demand for this world-class adventure is high. Grand Canyon trips are run by outside affiliates who are authorized Grand Canyon concessionaires.
Looking for a trip that is lighter on your pocket book and busy schedule? Check out any of the alternative “Grand” canyon trips! They are sister rivers, sitting just above the Grand Canyon along the Colorado River drainage in the Colorado Plateau. From deep canyons, pre-historic rock layers, big whitewater and numerous cultural sites and hikes along the way, these alternative canyons have it all for a fraction of the cost and time.