The Colorado River has been carving and sculpting the Grand Canyon for millions of years. This area is one of the world’s greatest natural wonders and is a must-see destination for those that love whitewater rafting. Few areas anywhere on the planet can match the beauty, challenge and overall experience of Grand Canyon Rafting.
The Colorado River stretches for over 200 miles through the canyon and has some of the most memorable whitewater areas, as well as many side canyon areas which offer breathtaking views and world-class rafting. In order to enjoy the area to the fullest extent, it is important to hire a guide service who knows the area well.
When booking a rafting trip it is good to find out what is included with the price of the trip. Some companies will offer an all inclusive package which includes food, gear and of course the rafts. Due to the size of the canyon and length of the river, most whitewater trips will take more than one day. Some trips will traverse the entire river and canyon, and others will drop in at a certain point along the river. Having quality camping gear and good food for longer trips will make the adventure even more enjoyable.
Another factor to consider on a trip like this is the type of raft used. The typical offerings are large motorized rafts, oar powered rafts and smaller people paddle powered rafts. The various rafts provide different experiences as each one requires a different level of participation.
Taking a trip to The Grand Canyon to go whitewater rafting down the Colorado River is about making lifelong memories. Trips like this one require a great deal of planning, preparation and usually a considerable financial contribution. Working with an experienced and reputable guide service is a great way to ensure the trip is truly about the experience and memories and not about the small details. Many people who take a trip like this say it is truly an experience of a lifetime, and one of the most breathtaking places in all the world. The sights, the experience and the thrill certainly make this trip one to consider.