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.
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.
Whitewater rafting is a thrilling way to experience the Grand Canyon , and whitewater rafting at Grand Canyon West is truly an experience like no other. Hualapai River Runners offers 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day whitewater rafting tours.
In the Grand Canyon , roughly 60% of all injuries occur onshore. The greatest hazards generally are foot travel on uneven, rocky terrain, and the desert’s heat. Getting off the boat: Safety off-river begins before you actually step onshore. Caution should be used stepping on and off the boat.
UPPER COLORADO RAFTING: HALF-DAY
|Meeting Time||: 8:30 AM and 1:00 PM|
|Minimum Age||: 4 years old|
|Meeting Location||: Mad Adventures River Office in Kremmling|
|Cost||: $65+ for Adults & $55+ for Youth (4 to 12 yrs.)|
|Season||: Late May to early September|
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.
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.
The best times to visit the Grand Canyon are March through May and September through November when daytime temperatures are cool and the crowds are thin. If you decide to visit during the summer (the park’s peak season ), be prepared for hordes of tourists and very limited lodging availability.
Most of the river experiences are through commercial operators that offer a number of different excursions. But it is possible to do a self-guided river tour at the bottom of the Grand Canyon with a Non-Commercial River Permit.
Anyone considering kayaking through the Grand Canyon must have solid Class 4 whitewater skills and a reliable river roll. If you have these two skills and a sense of adventure then kayaking in Grand Canyon alongside one of our rafting trips may be the journey for you .
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 .
If you are swept away from the white water raft and cannot reach it , use your hands to turn your body so that your feet are facing downstream and you can see where you are floating. Always float on your back with your face out of the water . All the while, keep your feet at or above the surface of the water .
Whitewater rafting and kayaking are exciting sports that are currently undergoing phenomenal growth. Although risk is inherent in all ”adventure” sports, the fatality risk of whitewater boating (29 per million kayaking days, 5.5–8.7 per million rafting days) is on par with other ”adventure” sports (Table 2).
The chance of falling into the Grand Canyon is about one in 400,000. Falls, heat stroke , dehydration : Each year, hikers die on their Grand Canyon trip because they underestimate the dangers of the wilderness.