We do not offer ANY trips less than 4 days in length within Grand Canyon National Park. Because of the geography of the Grand Canyon (mile-high canyon walls), there are only a few places in the entire canyon where you can get on or off the river. All of those spots are a few days apart.
Arizona River Runners (800-477-7238) offers a 3 Day/2 Night trip round from Las Vegas, NV which is the shortest rafting trip you can do in the heart of Grand Canyon.
We hope that you have a great visit to the Southwest and have listed some of our favorite activities, by region, below.
SOUTH RIM/GRAND CANYON VILLAGE AREA
There are not any rafting day trips at the South Rim due to a strenuous 8-mile hike down into the canyon, but there is plenty to see and do!
Bright Angel Bicycles (928-638-3055), located in Grand Canyon Village at South Rim, offers guided bicycle tours as well as bicycle rentals. Their most popular ride, “The Hermit Road Package,” includes a shuttle to a great bike riding area in the park where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Grand Canyon without vehicle congestion.
Grand Canyon Adventures (928-440-5079) offers top-rated sightseeing and hiking tours to the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, and Horseshoe Bend. Grand Canyon Adventures also offers fully private tours that can be customized to create the trip of your dreams.
PAGE/LAKE POWELLLake Powell Adventure Company (928-660-9683) offers a variety of guided day tours like mountain biking, kayaking and 4×4 off-roading, in and around Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Experienced, local guides know how to facilitate the fun with quality equipment while small group sizes make the tour feel more like an outdoor adventure and less like a trip to a crowded theme park.
Wilderness River Adventures’ (800-992-8022) half-day Horseshoe Bend float trip is a great way to get on the Colorado River and view Arizona’s beautiful desert landscape. You’ll float 15 miles through the iconic Horseshoe Bend of Glen Canyon. The trip includes round trip transportation from Page, Arizona. Page is about a 2 hour drive from Grand Canyon’s South Rim Visitor Center.
PHOENIX, AZ AREA
REI Adventure Center offers a variety of options for a day out in the Phoenix area. River options include kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and rafting down a flatwater section of the lower Salt River. These guided trips offer stunning views of the Sonoran Desert and a chance to see wild horses.
NEAR LAS VEGAS
Hualapai River Runners’ offers a one-day whitewater rafting trip near Grand Canyon. Learn about the Hualapai Tribe’s connection to Grand Canyon and the Colorado River on this thrilling adventure.
Black Canyon River Adventures offers a half-day rafting trip on the Colorado River below Hoover Dam. This area features a rugged landscape and an opportunity to see wildlife!