Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
Run Rapids, hike the falls, picnic lunch
$399 per person/ $359 per child
1-Day Whitewater Overview
The 1 Day Grand Canyon rafting trip is perfect for those who are short on time and want a taste of a true whitewater experience one mile deep in Grand Canyon. Run rapids on the Colorado River, hike to Travertine Falls, and eat lunch on the river – all in one day.
While on the river discover the rich traditions of the Hualapai people and raft downstream with a native guide. In addition, there is no requirement to hike in or out of the Grand Canyon.
The helicopter transport is currently not scheduled to run in 2023 and it will also not be possible to see the Skywalk on the day of your rafting trip. If you are looking for a rafting trips with a helicopter ride check out the 3-day Grand Canyon rafting trips. ***The helicopter portion of this trip is not available this year. Alternatively, you can do a separate helicopter tour of Grand Canyon which we find to be the best value for those interested in a helicopter experience.
Only One-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trip
This is the only one day rafting trip in the Grand Canyon and the only one-day whitewater rafting trip in the area. There is a smooth water kayak float near Page, Arizona that starts and ends at Lees Ferry after floating through the end of Glen Canyon and the Black Canyon smooth water rafting trip below Lake Mead and near Las Vegas.
Longer Grand Canyon Rafting Tours
Those that are looking for more adventure can take a 2-day, 3-day or longer Grand Canyon rafting trip. Not sure which Grand Canyon trip is best for you, give us a call. We’ll answer your questions and guide you through the process. Find your perfect Colorado river rafting trip.
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1-Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Details
$399 per person (children $359)
- Price Includes: all taxes and fees, bus transportation from the Hualapai Lodge to the Colorado River and back, picnic lunch, beverages and snacks.
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- Minimum Age: 8 years
- Meeting Place: Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, AZ.
- Meeting Time: 7:30 a.m.
- Return Time: Between 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- Rapids: Class II-III+ depending on water levels
- River Miles: 54 miles (9 miles of rapids, 45 miles of flatwater)
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One Day Grand Canyon Rafting Reviews
An awesome experience for solo travelers and groups alike!
My husband and I could not believe the kindness we received from Dale our guide. Our rapid ride experience through the Grand Canyon went way beyond our expectations. Also, Tom our bus driver was an amazing bus driver. I will never forget as long as I live the vacation I have ever had. I will return the gratitude by letting others know of River Runners. Thank you so much!
One Day Grand Canyon Rafting
You can check off another bucket list adventure! The one day trip was exciting and beautiful.
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Smooth Rafting Options Near Grand Canyon
While this is the only 1-day whitewater rafting trip within Grand Canyon National Park, outside the park there are other full or half-day smooth water kayak trips without rapids. These trip are just upstream of Grand Canyon in Glen Canyon. There is also a rafting trip in Black Canyon near Las Vegas.
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