5-6 Day Upper Grand Canyon River Rafting

Colorado River Rafting, Grand Canyon – Upper Canyon – About This Trip

The Upper Grand Canyon is an amazing place with legendary landmarks such as Vasey’s Paradise, The Little Colorado, and Redwall Cavern to name a few.  While the most infamous whitewater is found in the lower canyon, the Upper still holds some major rapids such as Nevill’s and Hance.  Starting at Lees Ferry the Canyon opens to us as we begin the float into its vast interior. It starts as a narrow, sheer-sided chasm, winding through the uplifted Kaibab Plateau. The first 61 miles of Marble Canyon is the most photographed, perhaps the most scenic portion of the Grand Canyon. The rim moves away from view as the Canyon broadens to its full expanse of 13 miles. Then we enter the foreboding inner gorge with its exquisite polished granite. This gem of the Colorado is indeed one of the most scenic places on earth.

The Upper Canyon trips involve a 9-mile hike out of the canyon from the Colorado River to the South Rim and are only recommended for those in good physical condition. You can choose between being a passenger or a participant on these whitewater river trips with both Oar Raft and Paddle Boat trips offered. Reservations should be made well in advance as demand for this world-class adventure is high. Grand Canyon trips are run by Holiday River Expedition’s affiliates who are authorized Grand Canyon concessionaires.

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Trip Overview

Location: Colorado River – Grand Canyon National Park
Type: Rafting
Length: 5 – 7 Days Upper
Dates: May – September
Meet At: Marble Canyon Lodge
Rating: Advanced
Age Min: 16
Deposit: $700

Trip Prices

5-7-Day from $1,820 – $2,395

Departure Dates

May through September

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