The “Hiker’s Special” trips are whitewater rafting trips on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon created for those who are looking for more side canyon hikes from the river. The trips are being offered in April and will allow hikers to experience the spring bloom and discover hidden treasures in the Canyon while enjoying the milder temperatures of April. The unique Hiker’s Special trips include Grand Canyon Whitewater’s longest motorized and oar-powered trips.
April weather in the Canyon is ideal for hiking, with average day-time highs in the mid-80s and night-time lows in the mid-50s. Hikers and rafters will see the scarlet blooms of the claret-cup cactus, brilliant yellow flowers of the cotton-top cactus and deep lavender flowers of the strawberry hedgehog cactus. The incredible spring wildflower season occurs in the Grand Canyon from March to early May, just in line with the Hiker’s Special trips.
The Hiker’s Special will include many different types of hiking opportunities. Hike up narrow slot canyons of sandstone, to the source of grand waterfalls where the water pumps right out of the rock wall, or hike along crystal clear creeks and admire the serene ecology.