Rafting Grand Canyon’s Granite Gorge
Few adventures in life can match the thrill of rafting the Colorado River. Come experience this journey as you join local experts to raft through the Grand Canyon and learn a whole lot!
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Program No. 21044RJ
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My husband and I really enjoyed the small size of the group. Our guide was a walking encyclopedia of all things Southwest and very anxious to answer all questions. The river guides were all young in their 20’s and enthusiastic and helpful. This is a rough ,dirty ,adventure in a very hot environment. We slept on the ground in dirt and sand with a pad under us. Hard for my wife was having to lug our heavy dry bag over rocks or up slippery sand to find a spot to camp and it was kind of a long trek to find the proper spot. Food was just ok. Be sure to drink water all the time. Having said all this we felt we fulfilled out dream of rafting the Grand Canyon in harsh conditions and would encourage anyone who loves the beauty of the outdoors to sign up. You will love the millions of stars shining down on you.


A great experience. I wasn't expecting the hot temperatures (in June) in the Canyon (up to 110 degrees). If you don't like hot weather conditions, this is not the trip for you.

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Although this trip was a bucket list for me and I was thrilled to finally be rafting the Grand Canyon, there were many issues. The lead guide for Road Scholar seemed a bit disconnected with us and the rafting crew. The rafting crew were young and enthusiastic but lead rafter was inexperienced and perhaps not mature enough to be in charge of the rafting schedule and decisions. Having said that, Amanda was amazing. The last day return was a unfortunate with a huge snafu getting our van to pull out; instead of returning to Flagstaff by midafternoon, we arrived at 10pm to our hotel and had to turnaround quickly for our 2nd back to back Road Scholar program starting the next morning at the south rim of the Canyon. Our Road Scholar leader did rise to the needs of the group and arranged for a hotel stop to clean up while we waited for the van, which arrived at 5pm instead of 11am. We do appreciate the message just received about compensation for the problems on this trip.


Boating through the G. Canyon for several days is a wonderful way to really appreciate it. Leader, staff, and participants were unforgettable - what an awesome group.

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