Rafting Grand Canyon's Colorado River: The Ultimate White Water Adventure
Fulfill the dream of a lifetime and come to the Grand Canyon to raft the Colorado River! Plus, learn about the region’s natural history and hike to archeological ruins.
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Program No. 2114RJ
10 days
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At a Glance

The venerable Grand Canyon and the mighty Colorado River come together to form a place where geology, water and time have created one of our nation's most spectacular natural wonders. Motor rafts allow time for exploration and learning, from the canyon's incredible natural history to the Native Americans who consider it the birthplace of humanity. Touch some of the oldest rocks found on the earth while renewing your spirit.
Activity Level
Eight days rafting on Class IV river, strong currents, large waves. Getting in/out of rafts, carrying gear to camp spot and setting up camp, often in extremely hot weather. Elevations up to 7,000 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Enjoy expert-led hikes to archaeological ruins, canyons, waterfalls and other treasures accessible only by river.
  • Experience 225 miles and 150 rapids on the Colorado River, enjoying your river outfitter’s gourmet meals.
  • Immerse yourself in 2 billion years of geologic majesty and learn about the history of this spectacular world.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Jeff Strang
Jeff Strang's knowledge of the environment stems from over 35 years of hiking, paddling, and photography in the outdoors, his extensive experience as a naturalist, as well as from his education at the University of Oregon and Lewis and Clark Law School. In 1987, Jeff filed a precedent-setting lawsuit against Oregon polluters under the Clean Water Act. Jeff has been leading Road Scholar programs since 2002. In his free time, Jeff enjoys biking to work, hiking, kayaking, outdoor photography and studying geology.
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