Grand Canyon West Admission Plus
Experience the magnificent Grand Canyon West! With the Grand Canyon West Admission Plus, you'll be able to purchase an entry ticket and add-on many of...
Grand Canyon West Whitewater Rafting
Duration: 10 - 12 hours max
Departs from: Hualapai Lodge, Peach Springs
The Grand Canyon is one of the most beautiful sites on the planet. It also happens to be full of adventure! Outstanding landscape, comfortable weather, and pleasant trails are just a few of the things that make this land truly special. Arguably the most adventurous thing you can do at the Grand Canyon is whitewater raft down the Colorado River. On this awesome tour, we'll take you from Peach Springs, Arizona on historic route 66 down the Colorado for a spectacular ride! All the fun you could imagine awaits your arrival!
Early in the morning we'll depart the Hualapai Lodge and take an hour drive down Diamond Creek road to the launch site. This is a particularly special road as it is the only one of its kind that takes you from the top of the Grand Canyon to the bottom. At the end of course, lies Diamond Creek and it is here that your rafting journey begins. Almost immediately after launching the first encounter with rapids occurs. This will give you a taste of what's ahead. The rafting excursion is 37 miles in length and it will be blast from beginning to end. Next you'll pull over on the side of the canyon to begin a relatively pleasant hike to Travertine Falls. Back in the water at this point for the highlight of the adventure, a caldera! The water disappears from the horizon below towering canyon walls into the boulder choked chute of solid white water. The Grand Canyon West Whitewater Rafting tour is so full of adventure and fun, that you'll never forget it. The beauty of the land at the Grand Canyon is breathtaking and the size of this wonder is simply jaw dropping. The views are stunning and the wildlife that inhabits this place is unique.
Type of Transportation
- River guides are well qualified, with a background in Hualapai Cultural History
- 40 miles of rafting!
- Flotation vest and waterproof bag will be provided. We suggest keeping your camera in a zip-lock bag, even when it is in your dry storage container
Motorized J-rig rafts, designed specifically for traversing the Colorado River
Physical Activity Level
Light to Moderate. Motorized pontoon rafts do all the work
Perfect for all ages and abilities.
What to wear
Waterproof shorts (lightweight, fast-drying material), rain jacket/poncho for use through the rapids, tennis/athletic shoes or river-type sandals, lightweight jacket/polar fleece sweatshirt, lightweight pants for sun protection, hat with retention strap or visor. Bring water proof dry bags and ammo cans for storing cameras, sun screen, dry clothes, etc.
- Snacks, beverages (water and cola), and lunch (hogi sandwich and chips) are all included - Choice of vegetarian meals available
- Transportation from the termination point includes a Helicopter flight back to Peach Springs!
- After helicopter flight, 2 hour drive back to Hualapai lodge.
Full Day: 10 - 12 hours
Everyday, year round
Departure Time & Location
Meet for check-in at 7:15 AM, and then depart at 8:00 AM from the Hualapai Lodge lobby in Peach Springs, AZ