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
Outdoor: Challenging
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 85 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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Richard Stephens
Rich has been director of Northern Arizona University’s highly popular Road Scholar programs since 2001. He previously spent many years in the field as a program coordinator and group leader, where he honed his skills and learned the importance of detailed, pre-trip planning. Before making his home in Arizona’s spectacular red-rock country, Rich spent 10 years in Yosemite National Park and the Santa Cruz mountains as an environmental educator.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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