1 Day Grand Canyon



Amazing! I will spread this experience to everyone. This will be a trip my 18 year old and I will remember forever. He made a statement he will bring his kids here some day. Lifetime customers.

-Chris P.


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.


For those who want a bird’s eye view, the helicopter transport up to the rim is an added highlight to your Grand Canyon rafting trip.


Discover the rich traditions of the Hualapai people and travel down river with a native guide.


Run rapids on the Colorado River, hike to Travertine Falls, have lunch on the river bank, and take a helicopter ride to the rim – all in one day.


There is no requirement to hike in or out of the Grand Canyon.


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1 Day Grand Canyon Rafting Trip Reservation Request

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After we receive your completed form one of our Adventure Booking Specialists will contact you by phone the same or next business day to confirm details and collect your credit card information. Please note that your reservation is not confirmed and finalized until we process payment. Please do not make any other non-refundable reservations until your river trip has been confirmed by one of our agents.

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What date would you like to raft?

The rafting season is from March 15 through October 31

Pricing for the 1-Day rafting trip

The trip begins in Peach Springs, AZ, located on historic Route 66. Check in is at 7:00 a.m. at the Hualapai Lodge. From there, you will be transported by bus on a 20 mile dirt road to the bottom of Grand Canyon. After a brief orientation, you will begin your rafting adventure down the Colorado River. The action begins right away as there are eight whitewater rapids within the first ten miles. Enjoy a side hike to Travertine Falls, a natural waterfall, before running the remaining rapids. The remaining 25 river miles are on flat, calm water, giving you time to enjoy the scenic views and allowing for a stop to have lunch on the beach. At the end of the river rafting trip, you will be helicoptered out of the Grand Canyon to the rim above.

This is not a tour; it’s an expedition!

Even through this trip is only one day, this is still an expedition through a very remote area and a place of extremes. You will be immersed in the varying elements of nature. There is no Wi-Fi, electricity, or indoor plumbing while you’re on the river, but there will be plenty of adventure, camaraderie, good food, and stunning scenery. Showing up prepared and embracing a healthy sense of adventure will enhance your enjoyment.

The Hualapai Legacy

This expedition takes place on the Hualapai Indian Reservation, offering visitors a chance to experience the culture and way of life of people who have a rich history within the Grand Canyon. Being mindful of cultural differences will enrich your Grand Canyon experience. Please Note: Alcohol is not permitted on the Hualapai Reservation.

Get A Room!

We recommend staying at the Hualapai Lodge the night before and/or the night of your expedition as it is an early start and a full day of activity. We have discounted rates for the Lodge and we are happy to book your rooms for you. Please know that space in the Hualapai Lodge is limited; if we cannot secure a room, we will provide you with other lodging options nearby.

Monsoon Season

July through early-September is the monsoon season, sometimes bringing intense rainstorms. If there is a severe storm, it is possible that the road to the bottom of the Grand Canyon can be washed out temporarily. Trips will either have a late start or be cancelled. If the trip is cancelled, you will have the opportunity to reschedule for the following day or receive a full refund.

Date Changes

All payments are non-refundable at the time of payment. Date changes are permitted for an additional, non-refundable fee of $25 per person as long as changes are received within 5 business days prior to the trip date.

Adventure Specialists

We’ve been connecting our clients to water adventures around the world since 1987. We partner with select outfitters who share our values and are pros at creating exceptional experiences. There is no fee for our service; we earn our commission from the outfitters we represent, and the cost of your expedition is the same as booking direct.


The trip begins at the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs, Arizona, located on Old Route 66 on the Hualapai Indian Reservation. There is no public transportation to Peach Springs, so you will have to drive to reach it. Peach Springs is a remote location and you will need to be there by 7:00 a.m., so you may want to consider lodging the evening before. Drive times to Peach Springs from neighboring cities are as follows:

Las Vegas, NV – 3 hours; 155 miles

Kingman, AZ – 1 hour; 50 miles

Seligman, AZ – 35 minutes; 37 miles

Grand Canyon South Rim, AZ – 2.5 hours; 133 miles

Williams, AZ – 1.5 hours; 80 miles

Flagstaff, AZ – 2 hours; 110 miles

Sedona, AZ – 2.5 hours; 140 miles


The river trip covers 35 miles of the Colorado River through the western portion of the Grand Canyon. It is usually an eleven-hour day (8 a.m. to 7 p.m.) and you will spend approximately four to five hours on the river. The trip ends in Quartermaster Canyon, where you will take a six to eight-minute helicopter ride out of the Canyon to the rim above (weather permitting) followed by a two-hour bus ride back to the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs.

Price Includes

Transportation to/from the Hualapai Lodge in Peach Springs to/from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. All river related safety equipment is included as is plenty of fresh food, non-alcoholic beverages, and snacks. We recommend you bring your own snacks for the bus ride back.


March, April and May have cooler temperatures, which require extra layers. Spring can bring strong winds, but also wildflowers; this is the best time to see the Canyon in full bloom. June through August are the hottest and busiest months to raft Grand Canyon with temperatures between 95°F – 115°F. Monsoon season starts in July, bringing afternoon clouds and rain showers to cool things off. As the rafting season winds down in September and October, you can expect cooler weather and shorter days.


The lodging we recommend in Peach Springs is at the Hualapai Lodge. The nearest towns are Kingman, AZ (approximately 1 hour drive time) and Williams, AZ (approximately 1.5 hour drive time). You will need to be in Peach Springs by 7:00 a.m. and you will be spending a long day in the elements. For these reasons many people decide to book a room at the Hualapai Lodge for the night before and/or after their expedition. We offer the following discounted rates if you book your rooms in conjunction with your river trip:

* King/Queen/Double rooms for two adults are $113.52 plus taxes/fees

* King/Queen/Double rooms for three adults are $122.32 plus taxes/fees

* King/Queen/Double rooms for four adults are $131.12 plus taxes/fees

* Children 16 and under are free in the same room

Colorado River

The river alternates between short sections of rapids and long calm stretches. You will run the last rapids on the Colorado River in the first ten miles of the trip. The rapids are Class II & III (medium-sized). The additional 25 miles of the trip is scenic, flat water. Glen Canyon Dam controls the water flow, which comes from far beneath the surface of Lake Powell. The water is cold (50°F), and rain gear is recommended for your comfort.

The Boats

All trips are motorized, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy the magnificence of the Grand Canyon. The boats are 22′ motor-powered inflated pontoon rafts which carry up to eight people.

Group Size

The boats carry up to eight people each, and there may be six to eight boats traveling together with several guides.


Lunch consists of hearty, deli-style sandwiches with chips, fruit, cookies, and trail mix. Snacks, water, and soft drinks are available for lunch and while on the river. We do recommend you bring your own snacks for the bus ride back. Our outfitter can accommodate some dietary restrictions.


Length: 1 day
Price: $451 per person
Season: March 15 – October 31
Min. Age: 8 years
Activity: Whitewater Rafting
Adventure Level: Mild

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