River Rafting Grand Canyon National Park

Written by on September 28, 2009 in AZ Outdoor Adventures - Comments Off on River Rafting Grand Canyon National Park

Rafting down the Colorado River may be one of the very best way to see the Grand Canyon, not to mention the ultimate adventure. Imagine floating gently between towering walls of banded stone in a range of colors, seeing the shocking blue of an Arizona sky framing the cliffs high above, and hearing the lonely call of a hawk drift down from above. And then a noise intrudes. The sound of rushing water. The next thing you know you are plunging into rapids and lunging over swells, hearing your companions scream with excitement. Within the hallowed walls of the greatest canyon on earth, the river’s never-ending current carries you to new discoveries of majesty and beauty, and to new heights of excitement and adventure.
From wild white water rides, to calm water floats, you have your choice of amazing expeditions at the Grand Canyon. Depending on the level of excitement and length of trip, more than a dozen outfitters offer a wide variety of trips. You can choose from 1/2-day and full-day trips, to longer trips of 3 -18 days, and you can choose rough or smooth water. Commercial outfitters have trips on paddle rafts, motorized rafts and dories, whatever your pleasure. The following outdoor adventure companies have permits to operate water adventures in Grand Canyon National Park …

More stories in the Grand Canyon Series include:

Formation of the Grand Canyon
South Rim of the Grand Canyon
North Rim of the Grand Canyon
Inhabitants of the Grand Canyon
River Rafting the Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon Railway
Grand Canyon Skywalk
Condors Make a Comeback in the Grand Canyon
Top 10 Things To Do at the Grand Canyon
Legend of Egyptian Artifacts in the Grand Canyon
The Ghost of Crash Canyon
Phantom Ranch at the Grand Canyon

Arizona Raft Adventures
4050 E. Huntington Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 786-7238; (928) 526-8200; www.azraft.com

Arizona River Runners
P.O. Box 47788, Phoenix, AZ 85068-7788
(800) 477-7238; (602) 867-4866

Canyon Expeditions
P.O. Box 310, Flagstaff, AZ 86002
(800) 654-0723; (928) 774-4559

Canyoneers, Inc.
P.O. Box 2997, Flagstaff, AZ 86003
(800) 525-0924 outside Arizona; (928) 526-0924

Colorado River & Trail Expeditions
P.O. Box 57575, Salt Lake City, UT 84157-0575
(800) 253-7328; (801) 261-1789

Diamond River Adventures
P.O. Box 1300, Page, AZ 86040
(800) 343-3121; (928) 645-8866

Grand Canyon Discovery
4050 East Huntington Dr., Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 786-7238; (928) 526-8200

Grand Canyon Expeditions Company
P.O. Box O, Kanab, UT 84741
(800) 544-2691; (435) 644-2691

Hatch River Expeditions
HC67 Box 35, Marble Canyon, AZ 86036
(800) 856-8966; (928) 355-2241

Moki Mac River Expeditions
P.O. Box 71242, Salt Lake City, UT 84171-0242
(800) 284-7280; (801) 268-6667

O.A.R.S Grand Canyon / Grand Canyon Dories
P.O. Box 67; Angels Camp, CA 95222
(800) 346-6277; (209) 736-4677

Outdoors Unlimited
6900 Townsend Winona Road, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(800) 637-7238; (928) 526-4511

Tour West
P.O. Box 333, Orem, UT 84059
(800) 453-9107; (801) 225-0755

Western River Expeditions
7258 Racquet Club Drive, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(800) 453-7450; (801) 942-6669

Wilderness River Adventures

P.O. Box 717, Page, AZ 86040
(800) 992-8022; (928) 645-3296

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