Whitewater Rafting With Arizona River Runners
Arizona River Runners (800-477-7238) offers the shortest rafting trip you can do in Grand Canyon National Park. This 3-day trip is run in and out of Las Vegas. (Grand Canyon Whitewater does not offer a 3-day trip.) The 3-day trip blends a Western ranch experience with a whitewater adventure; you’ll spend a day and a half at a working ranch on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon and then a day and a half rafting whitewater on the Colorado River.
You’ll cover 90 miles of river, from the Bar 10 Ranch to Pearce Ferry, on this trip with all of the fun and excitement of one of our longer trips: incredible side hikes, camping on the banks of the Colorado River and, of course, whitewater rapids!
Grand Canyon Whitewater does 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 people and boats on and off the river. All of those spots are a few days apart.
SOUTH RIM/GRAND CANYON VILLAGE AREA
There are some great options for things to do around the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. Unfortunately, there isn’t an option for a one-day rafting trip in Grand Canyon National Park but here are some great options!
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.
All-Star Grand Canyon Tours (800-940-0445) creates vacations for all types of travelers. They provide a daily Grand Canyon sightseeing tour round-trip from Flagstaff & Williams, daily Grand Canyon hiking tours and fully outfitted and guided backpacking trips in Grand Canyon National Park.
PAGE/LAKE POWELLLake Powell Adventure Company, (928-660-9683), offers a variety of guided day tours 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.
If you’re short on time, try out the 2-hour Electric Mountain Bike Tour on trails around Page, Arizona. If you know how to ride a bike, these electric full suspension fat tire mountain bikes are confidence inspiring and fun for all skill levels.
Get the best of both worlds on a kayak tour through Antelope Canyon. This 4-hour tour takes you kayaking into Antelope Canyon where you will marvel at the beautiful sandstone walls. There will be time to get out of the kayaks and stroll up the narrow canyon and go for a quick swim to cool off.
Another option is the luxury 4×4 tour to the beautiful Alstrom Point Overlook on Lake Powell. This action-packed 5-hour off-road tour will take you to breathtaking overlooks without the crowds.
Lake Powell Adventure Company was started by one current and one former Grand Canyon river guide.