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Choosing Your Grand Canyon & Colorado River Rafting Trip
Slot canyon hiking in Grand Canyon
Motorized Trips
All the Grand
7 days
 
Upper Grand
3 days
 
Upper Grand with
 Historic Phantom Ranch

4 days
 
Best of the Grand
5 days
 
Best of the Grand with
 Historic Phantom Ranch

6 days
 
Oar Powered Trips
CanyonOars
 All the Grand

13 or 14 days
 
CanyonOars
 Upper Grand

6 days
 
CanyonOars
 Best of the Grand

8 or 9 days
 
Make reservations for Grand Canyon river rafting with Canyoneers, Flagstaff, AZ
 
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Canyoneers offers both motorized and oar powered Grand Canyon whitewater river rafting trips. Full canyon (All the Grand) trips begin and end in Flagstaff, Arizona, and travel the entire length of Grand Canyon National Park. Partial canyon trips begin either in Flagstaff (Upper Grand) or at the South Rim of Grand Canyon (Best of the Grand) and require a major hike into the canyon (Best of the Grand) or out of the canyon (Upper Grand).

Motorized Trips:Available between April and September.

7 days - All the Grand
5 days - Best of the Grand / hike into Canyon
3 days - Upper Grand / hike out of Canyon

Oar Powered (Rowed) Trips:Available in June, July, and August, and are unique
because only Canyoneers has an historic, authentic Nevills cataract boat along, the Sandra.

14 days - CanyonOars All the Grand
8 or 9 days - CanyonOars Best of the Grand / hike into Canyon
6 days - CanyonOars Upper Grand / hike out of Canyon

Spring in the Grand Canyon

Mid to late April is an ideal time in the Grand Canyon. Temperatures at the bottom of the Grand Canyon near Phantom Ranch on April 15th average between a low of 54 degrees (F) to a high of 82 degrees (F). By April 30th the average low is 58 degrees with a high of 87 degrees. This is the best time of the year to catch the beautiful wildflowers in bloom, and because temperatures are more moderate than in the summer time, it’s also a wonderful time to do extended day hikes. Precipitation in Grand Canyon from mid April to the end of the month averages only .02 inches.

So why do we discount April trips? Well, it’s a little early for families planning vacations with the kids, so the later trips book sooner. We want to offer an incentive for those Canyoneers who are able to take advantage of spring in the Grand Canyon! The National Park Service only allows us two departure dates in April, so we urge you to make your reservations early while space is still available.




All the Grand

7 days, 6 nights on the river, 280 miles by powered pontoon boat, Lees Ferry to Lake Mead.

Canyoneers motorized Grand Canyon river rafting boat


This trip takes you through the entire Grand Canyon and all of its thrilling rapids. Each mile reveals new sights, side canyons, and rock formations. It’s the most convenient, most relaxing trip because there’s no need to hike into or out of the canyon at the beginning or end. Just come to Flagstaff, that’s all you need to do: we’ll take you to the river, down the river, and back to Flagstaff after the trip.

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Upper Grand (without Phantom Ranch)

2 days and part of a 3rd day on the river, 87 miles by powered pontoon boat, Lees Ferry to Bright Angel Beach, plus 1 day hiking out of the canyon with a professional guide.

Canyoneers motorized Grand Canyon river raft


This is the shortest "Grand Canyon river trip" that is truly in the Grand Canyon. It is designed for those who want an introduction to Grand Canyon river running or whose time is limited. This portion of the river includes great side hikes and vistas, waterfalls, side canyons, and approximately 36 rapids, including Hance rapid, the third largest rapid in Grand Canyon! There are more historic sites and more panoramic views on the upper Grand than any other portion of the river.

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Upper Grand with Historic Phantom Ranch

2 days and part of a 3rd day on the river, 87 miles by powered pontoon boat, Lees Ferry to Bright Angel Beach, plus 1 day and 1 night at Phantom Ranch and 1 day hiking out of the canyon with a professional guide.

Canyoneers motorized Grand Canyon river rafting boat

This is the shortest "Grand Canyon river trip" that is truly in the Grand Canyon. It is designed for those who want an introduction to Grand Canyon river running or whose time is limited. This portion of the river includes great side hikes and vistas, waterfalls, side canyons, and approximately 36 rapids, including Hance rapid, the third largest rapid in Grand Canyon! There are more historic sites and more panoramic views on the upper Grand than any other portion of the river.

 

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Best of the Grand (without Phantom Ranch)

4-1/2 days and 4 nights on the river, 193 miles by powered pontoon boat, Bright Angel Beach to Lake Mead, including hiking into the canyon with a professional guide.

Canyoneers Grand Canyon river rafting group at Travertine Falls


This trip takes you through two-thirds of Grand Canyon. You will run 70 thrilling rapids, including the Canyon’s two most challenging, Crystal and Lava Falls! In addition to more great side canyon hikes, breathtaking vistas, and picture perfect waterfalls, this section of the canyon features the Inner Gorge, the deepest part of the Canyon, and perhaps the most dramatic of scenery.

 

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Best of the Grand with Historic Phantom Ranch

1 day hiking into the canyon with a professional guide, 1 night at Phantom Ranch, 5 days and
4 nights on the river, 193 miles by powered pontoon boat, Bright Angel Beach to Lake Mead
.

Historic Phantom Ranch, Grand Canyon National Park


This trip takes you through two-thirds of Grand Canyon. You will run 70 thrilling rapids, including the Canyon’s two most challenging, Crystal & Lava Falls! In addition to more great side canyon hikes, breathtaking vistas, and picture perfect waterfalls, this section of the canyon features the Inner Gorge, the deepest part of the Canyon, and perhaps the most dramatic of scenery.

 

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CanyonOars All the Grand - Oar TripShowcasing the Historic Nevills Cataract
        Boat the Sandra

June and August/Sept.: 14 days, 13 nights on the river, 280 miles by oar powered boats,
Lees Ferry to Lake Mead
.

July: 13 days, 12 nights on the river, 226 miles by oar powered boats, Lees Ferry to Diamond Creek.

Historic Grand Canyon cataract boat the Sandra, Greg Reiff

Follow the river trail in small row boats, moved by the river, at the river’s own pace. We travel fewer miles each day sometimes spending two nights in the same camp. Longer side-canyon hikes are an option. This trip takes us through the entire Grand Canyon and runs all the Canyon’s thrilling rapids. Enjoy ancient ruins, view spectacular scenery, visit lush waterfalls and explore secrets of Grand Canyon’s varied side canyons. This trip does not require a hike into, or out of, Grand Canyon.

And you’ll get the chance to ride in the Sandra, the original, fully restored Cataract boat built by Norm Nevills in 1947. Feel how the pioneers of yesteryear ran the Grand!

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CanyonOars Upper Grand - Oar TripShowcasing the Historic Nevills Cataract
        Boat the Sandra

6 days, 5 nights on the river, 87 miles by oar powered boats, Lees Ferry to Pipe Creek.

Canyoneers 18 foot Avon inflated rafts in Grand Canyon

There are more ruins and more panoramic views on the upper half of this Grand Canyon river trip than any other portion of the river. This portion of the river includes great side hikes and vistas, waterfalls, side canyons and approximately 36 thrilling rapids, including Hance rapid, the third largest rapid in Grand Canyon! You will travel in small row boats, moved by the river, at the river’s own pace.  And you’ll get the chance to ride in the Sandra, the original, fully restored Cataract boat built by Norm Nevills in 1947. Feel how the pioneers of yesteryear ran the Grand!

This trip incorporates a guided hike out of the Grand Canyon ending at the Grand Canyon South Rim Village.

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CanyonOars Best of the Grand - Oar TripShowcasing the Historic Nevills Cataract
        Boat the Sandra

June and August/Sept.: 9 days, 8 nights on the river, 193 miles by oar powered boats, Pipe Creek to Lake Mead.

July: 8 days, 7 nights on the river, 139 miles by oar powered boats, Pipe Creek to Diamond Creek.

Canyoneers Avon inflated rafts, Grand Canyon

This trip takes you through two thirds of the Canyon traveling in small row boats moved by the river, at the river’s own pace.

After hiking down the Bright Angel trail from the Grand Canyon South Rim Village with your hiking guide, you will run over 70 thrilling rapids, including the Grand Canyon’s two most challenging, Crystal and Lava Falls! In addition to more great side canyon hikes, breathtaking vistas, and picture perfect waterfalls, this section of the canyon features the Inner Gorge, the deepest part of the canyon, and perhaps the most dramatic of scenery. See how the cataract boats ran the Grand a half-century ago.

And you’ll get the chance to ride in the Sandra, the original, fully restored Cataract boat built by Norm Nevills in 1947. Feel how the pioneers of yesteryear ran the Grand!

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