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. 2114MYY
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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Vic Smith
Vic Smith is a freelance photographer, writer and guide who lives in Flagstaff, Ariz. and near Missoula, Mont. He volunteers as a docent at the Museum of Northern Arizona and works as field staff for Road Scholar programs at Northern Arizona University. For many years, Vic worked in the field of satellite communications for NASA, and now he loves to share his knowledge of science and art on the educational excursions that he leads.

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

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