Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip


Whitewater rafting is an extensive recreational outdoor activity that is growing its popularity day by day. The first plan to attempt to navigate the Snake River or “Mad River” took place in 1811. But the successful rafting trip through the Snake River Canyon was lead by Clyde Smith on 9 June 1940. After that, whitewater rafting has gain crazy popularity over the following years. Every year numerous people attempt this activity through various whitewater rivers throughout the world. One of them is the Grand Canyon. The wild current of Colorado River is perfect to experience an outstanding adventure like rafting.

Experiencing The Grand Canyon Rafting Trips Are Best

Watching the fierce flow of the Colorado River by standing at the rim can give you pleasure. You can click pictures to decorate your travel journal. But experiencing the same fierceness by navigating the river will add pages to your life and vivid memories to cherish. Not only the river but through rafting, you can experience the depth and beauty of the canyon.

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip
Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip

Duration Of The Grand Canyon Trips

Exploring the 277 miles long Grand Canyon in a single attempt is not possible. Thus you have to prepare yourself for the trips divided into different parts. Various rafting outfitters have divided expeditions to cover in a certain period.  Most of the rafting companies will cover 88 miles in 5 to 6 days. However, several companies have the facility of hiking for the guests till the Phantom Ranch. Some can also arrange the expedition to explore around 180 miles in 6 to 7 days. Thus, it is highly advised to do a thorough research online to find the convenient duration of the expedition.

Interesting Divisions To Explore

The 277 miles long canyon is divided into three sections for rafting. The first section is from Lee’s Ferry to Phantom Ranch. This section is 88 miles long, where you can explore the Marble Canyon, Vasey’s Paradise, Little Colorado River, House Rock rapid, Redwell Cavern, Hance Rapid, and much more.

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip
Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip

The second section is from the Phantom Ranch to Whitmore Wash, and it is 100 miles long. Here you can explore the Hermit And Crystal Rapids, Granite, Horn Creek, Elves Chasm, Stone Creek Falls, Shinumo Creek, Blacktail Canyon, Thunder River, etc.

The third and final section is 89 miles long, which commences from the Whitmore Wash and ends at the Grand Wash Cliffs. Here you will explore the Lower Granite George, Travertine Falls, and some splashy rapids. Here I want to mention that the first and second section of the canyon is much more intense than the last one.

Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip
Grand Canyon Rafting Trips- Things You Should Consider For The Trip

Some More Things To Know

When you are opting for a particular rafting outfitter, make sure your safety is assured by them. Know their guidelines before the trip. Make sure you know about what kind of rafts they are using, whether they provide helicopter facility or not. Check whether hiking is available there or not. The age restrictions are also vital facts to know.

It is needless to say that the Grand Canyon trips will not only give you experience but will also grow your hunger to navigate more whitewater rivers around the world for more adventure. Thus we wish you very happy and safe rafting.

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