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!
Canyonology Treks (928-699-0134) is an owner-operated guide service in Grand Canyon. Canyonology Treks takes you deep into Grand Canyon on your own two feet, where you can sleep under the stars and experience true wilderness. The owner and guide, Mike, also works with us as a hiking guide, and our guests rave about him. Canyonology Treks offers day hikes and overnight trips.
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 POWELLHidden Canyon Kayak (928-660-1836) offers guided kayaking excursions on Lake Powell for all experience levels, as well as kayak rentals. A variety of kayak trip options, from half-day trips to 5-day trips, allows guests to see spectacular hidden slot canyons on Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation Area. Without a doubt, the best way to explore the unrivaled beauty and grandeur of Lake Powell in Glen Canyon National Recreation area — its deep canyons, geologic wonders, and relics of human history — is by kayak. Hidden Canyon Kayak picks you up at one of the marinas at Lake Powell and then takes the group to beautiful areas of the lake.
Hidden Canyon Kayak provides kayak rental or unmatched kayak tours of Lake Powell, a hidden gem of the Southwest. Offering a variety of trips and rental for all experience levels.
If you’re in the Grand Canyon area make sure to check Hidden Canyon Kayak, it is just a two-and-a-half-hour drive and well worth the trip. It is an awesome way to be active and see some amazing sights.
Hidden Canyon Kayak was started by a former Grand Canyon Whitewater guide. So we’re a little biased but we just love this company!