Tubing down one of Colorado’s many scenic rivers is a great way to spend a hot, sunny day. Enjoy an adrenaline pumping ride down some whitewater or a take it easy with a float down a gentle, lazy river .
The Full Canyon experience can be had in a minimum of 7 days in a motorized raft or can last up to 15 days in an oar-powered raft.
Imagine relaxing on a River Tube , floating down the Colorado River , but you are in the middle of the desert! Come float with friends and family, or come meet new people as we kick back, relax, and enjoy refreshments from our FLOATING CACTUSES on the Colorado River in Laughlin and Bullhead City!
The Grand Canyon is one of the world’s preeminent backcountry experiences. More than 20,000 people float through the canyon every year and more would if they could .
The Upper Canyon is great because you get to see the Canyon walls rise above you as you make your way downstream. You’ll start at Lees Ferry, river mile 0, and end around river mile 89. The Lower Canyon starts around river mile 89 and ends at mile 225.
The length of the trip you choose will also affect how much dough you need to set aside for this getaway. For example, a five-day trip will cost you somewhere in the $1,800 – $2,000 range per person, whereas a full 15-day trip will set you back at least $4,000.
A river permit is required for noncommercial river travel on the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park.
There’s really no wrong time to visit and raft the Grand Canyon during the commercial rafting season , but if moderate weather is a factor, the fall season might be the right time for you. April and May are popular months because of the moderate weather, as well as the chance to see some blooming flowers.
In Colorado , most of the Colorado River is suitable only for skilled, intermediate paddlers or experts; however, the river has beginner-friendly waters running through Grand Junction and between South Canyon and Cameo. Permits are not required to access the Lower Colorado River .
That’s because the Colorado has been dammed and diverted in so many places that the river – which flowed from its headwaters high up on the Continental Divide to the Gulf for more than six million years – now slows to a trickle and dries up long before it reaches the sea.
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Grand Canyon National Park would like to remind visitors that swimming in the Colorado River is very different from swimming in pools. Even the strongest swimmers can be overcome by these conditions.
Encompassing an estimated 1,218.37 acres (1,904 square miles), the Canyon is capable of holding 1 – 2 quadrillion gallons of water . Really. If you poured all the river water on Earth into the Grand Canyon , it would still only be about half full .
One of the easiest ways to float the river on your own is to use two cars. Leave one car at the end point and when you exit the river , you can drive that car to your launch point to pick up the other car.