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Because there is nothing like being on the river!

Grand Canyon, Colorado River

Classic whitewater rapids, desert scenery, amazing hikes, waterfalls and Native American Historical Sites, the Grand Canyon is known as the ultimate rafting trip - a must for any river enthusiast, and the best way to experience the area. There are a wide variety of river trips available, ranging usually from 3-18 days in length. Floaters can choose from motorized or non-motorized boats, and different sections of the river offering various scenic and whitewater options. If you are looking for awesome big water excitement, the Lower Grand Canyon has legendary class 5 rapids that vary in size, depending on water level. Upper and Lower Grand Canyon trips usually involve a strenous hike to or from the river.
River Information
Access
  • Put In: Lees Ferry
  • Take Out: Pearce Ferry or South Cove
  • Miles: 280 or 296
Permits
  • Permits are distributed via a lottery system. Applications may be submitted February 1 - 24. Online application here.
Shuttles
Campsites
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