Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
Since John Wesley Powell first ran the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon, boaters have chased the dream of experiencing this awesome adventure. Whitewater rafting through the canyon is one of the most popular Grand Canyon activities and a once in a lifetime experience for most people lucky enough to get on the river. Grand Canyon is well known as one of the top whitewater rafting experiences in the world and its reputation is well earned. Class 5 rapids are common, and the scenery is unparalleled as you gaze at the canyon above you. With rapids like Lava Falls, hikes to hidden places like Elves Chasm, and remnants of both modern and ancient canyon explorers, who could pass up such an amazing opportunity?
Lees Ferry a few hours from the South Rim is where the 277-mile journey through Grand Canyon National Park on the Colorado River begins. Hidden side canyons, ancient ruins, beautiful waterfalls, and some of the world’s best whitewater are all part of a trip on the Grand. Grand Canyon Rafting offers a variety of multi-day river trips lasting anywhere from four days up to two weeks. For visitors with a little less time, you can still experience the Colorado River on a one-day whitewater rafting trip through the Grand Canyon or a scenic smooth water float on the Colorado River above Lee’s Ferry. If you want more information on guided rafting trips, read our Grand Canyon Rafting Tours page for commercial outfitter options. For an overview on Grand Canyon rafting trip options and more read our guide below.