Lying within the U.S. state of Arizona is one of the most majestic natural wonders of our planet, the Grand Canyon. Carved over hundreds of millions of years by the Colorado River and measuring 277 miles (446 km) long, up to 18 miles (29 km) wide, the Grand Canyon is a major natural phenomenon, but it is also a place of deep historical mysteries and oddities as well.
Guided Colorado River rafting is a great way to escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and experience the majesty of the Colorado wilderness. Gather your family together on one of our Colorado River tours for a trip they’ll never forget. You’ll spend three days floating down the river, taking in the kinds of sights and sounds you can only experience on a Colorado River tour.
Back on the river, we’re back on the roller coaster, bucking through Horn Creek and Boucher Rapid, short bursts of hard action before another big one, Crystal Rapid, known as the deadliest stretch of water in the canyon. This time, Ronnie’s pre-rapids talk is stern. “No one is swimming Crystal,” she says, emphasizing that everyone must have a good hold of straps. She takes a perfect.
Please note Splash Canyon is currently closed. Maximum Ride Capacity: 126 (21 boats of 6) Height Restrictions: Minimum height of 0.9m, anyone under 1.1m. must be accompanied by an adult.
Grand Canyon rapids are formed in a pool-drop system, which means after every rapid, there is a flat, calm section of water. On the 1 to 10 scale, flat water is rated a 1 while more technical rapids in Grand Canyon, like Lava Falls and Crystal, can be rated a 10 depending on water level. All trips include class 10 rapids except for our 3 Day Motor trips which has rapids up to class 7.
Speaking of Grand Canyon, no “best whitewater rapids” list would be complete without mentioning Lava Falls, the biggest rapid in the canyon and definitely the most fabled. Navigating through a maelstrom of whitewater as the river falls 37 feet over the span of several hundred yards, paddlers pretend they’re in control as they try to avoid Big Black Rock and boat-flipping Ledge Hole for.
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Whitewater: 5 major rapids rated 5 or above (on the Grand Canyon scale of 1-10). Itinerary: This shorter section of the river is a good introduction for guests not sure they are ready for a longer trip. We meet you in Las Vegas and transport you by van and small plane to Bar 10 Ranch for an afternoon of ranch activities including horseback riding, horseshoe pitching, hiking, skeet shooting.