One Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trips
Run Rapids, hike the falls, picnic lunch
$360 per person, add helicopter ride $139
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 a mile deep in Grand Canyon. Run rapids on the Colorado River, hike to Travertine Falls, eat lunch on the river bank and take a helicopter ride to the rim – all in one day.
***Please note the helicopter ride to the rim is cancelled for the rest of 2021. However, if it becomes available you will be able to sign up for the helicopter at check-in the morning of your rafting trip.***
The Grand Canyon rafting day trip meets at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, Arizona at 7:30 am. Initially, a scenic drive through the Hualapai Reservation down Diamond Creek Road (the only road into the Grand Canyon) takes the tour to the Colorado River. Here your guides and motorized rafts will be waiting.
While on the river discover the rich traditions of the Hualapai people and travel downstream with a native guide. In addition, there is no requirement to hike in or out of the Grand Canyon. For those who want a bird’s eye view, the helicopter transport to the rim adds a highlight to rafting the Grand Canyon.
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1-Day Trip Details
$360 per person
- Price Includes: all taxes and fees, transportation from the Hualapai Lodge to the Colorado River and back, picnic lunch, beverages and snacks.
- Helicopter Add-On (Optional): $139 per person – Cancelled for 2021 season.
- Optional Skywalk Add-On (Optional): $63 per person – Available when helicopter operates
- Minimum Age: 8 years
- Meeting Place: Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, AZ. Transportation: Round Trip Available, ask for details.
- 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: 35 with helicopter / 54 without helicopter
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One Day Grand Canyon Rafting Reviews
This trip was amazing!!!!!!
Totally worth the money!! We basically left thinking we would do it again!! It’s adventurous, so much fun, and an experience you’ll remember for life. You get to experience the Grand Canyon from below and the canyon walls just completely tower over with their magnitude and beauty. The Colorado River was amazing from it’s greenish/blueish tones to the exciting whitewaters and then the calm part towards the end- and Yes it’s Cold, but in the hot day, the water felt pretty refreshing. The trip was also not so physically demanding, the hike to the waterfall was quick (and one of my favorites parts), you do have to climb, but the level of exertion is really low (do take shoes that won’t slip). We didn’t have the option to do the helicopter because of COVID, but I think we would’ve liked that experience because at the end the boat trip does get a bit lengthy and one gets to get a little tired. All the guides were very friendly and they’re great at pointing out interesting parts of the canyon and it’s history, along with any wildlife (we got Lucky and we saw 2 packs of bighorn sheep (male & female) ; once in the canyon and another one by the river drinking. Oh and we also saw deer on the bus ride down to the canyon). I would definitely recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience a bit more of the Grand Canyon and have a fun adventure! P.S. you’re gonna get soaked and it’s so worth it!
Highlight of our entire week long trip to the west
Our guide, Isiah Thomas, was awesome – we were told about him from some previous rafters. All of the guides were great but ask for him if you can. He is very liberal with snacks and treats his passengers with great hospitality.
1-Day Rafting Colorado River
Nonstop fun in the rapids and learned about geology, plants, history amidst the drop dead postcard scenery!